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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Ralph Wiggam Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (457 comments)

What really gets me is how slashdot eats up shit like this, and only when it comes to feminism.

When I was here 10+ years ago, the community was what you would expect from a populated that trended heavily young, male, and nerdy.

But when I came back recently, the first thing I noticed was that the community is awful. Apparently everyone with 2 ounces of social skills left a while ago. The people left seem to be mostly basement dwelling neckbeards who have ridiculous issues with women.

3 days ago
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Once Vehicles Are Connected To the Internet of Things, Who Guards Your Privacy?

Ralph Wiggam Re:Just wait 'til the Insurance Companies get it! (130 comments)

Imagine getting caught up in a construction or accident re-direct, and their being a batch of auto-tickets issued for using the wrong lane(s) or traveling on a closed section of road!

That happened in LA this week. Thousands of people were diverted onto the 110's Express lanes because of a gun battle, causing many of them to get automated tickets. But the tickets were quickly canceled and any money already paid is being refunded.

As much as we hear about technology run amok and mindless government bureaucrats, there are still plenty of sensible human being in the world and in most cases they can overrule any stupid things the machines do.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-metro-toll-fine-mistake-20140917-story.html

4 days ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:3000 carriers (221 comments)

CDC and WHO have never shown a hint of being concerned when diseases break out in Africa.

You mean besides sending doctors and scientists to help?

5 days ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:What good is aid going to do (221 comments)

We're addressing the specific nutjobbery at hand. Nobody is endorsing a political party.

5 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Ralph Wiggam Re:Maybe 40k (389 comments)

That's why the factory (which will be owned more by Panasonic than Tesla) plans on selling batteries to every industry that uses them, not just electric cars.

5 days ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:Worse than it seems. (221 comments)

Fair enough. Obama made that claim, with a citation, in his speech.

5 days ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:What good is aid going to do (221 comments)

Wow. I forgot how far this site has fallen in the last few years. This is full on Breitbart.com level of nutjobbery.

5 days ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:What good is aid going to do (221 comments)

No. You don't give a fuck about anyone else and you project that onto everyone else to make yourself feel ok about it.

5 days ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:3000 carriers (221 comments)

Wow. This is the dumbest comment in a thread full of dumb comments. Congrats.

5 days ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:Worse than it seems. (221 comments)

That's the World Health Organization's current estimate of fatalities if more containment is not done immediately.

They're not exactly "armchair".

5 days ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ralph Wiggam Re:What good is aid going to do (221 comments)

Sure. Because our black democrat President couldn't possibly be trying to actually help people. It must be part of a secret campaign to enact Sharia law and Communism.

5 days ago
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Interviews: David Saltzberg Answers Your Questions About The Big Bang Theory

Ralph Wiggam Come on (106 comments)

"Dr. David Saltzberg makes sure the show gets its science science right."

Now if Slashdot could just find editors that get their posts posts right, that would be impressive.

5 days ago
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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

Ralph Wiggam Re:and also should be worth mentioning (72 comments)

Commander Keen started its development life as a proposed PC port of Super Mario 3.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id_Software#History

5 days ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

Ralph Wiggam Re:Urban Fetch (139 comments)

I immediately though of Kozmo.com.

about a week ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Ralph Wiggam Re:Quiz (418 comments)

It's amusing to see you guys spazzing out over a bullshit post in /r/darknetmarket that's being reported as news.

about a week ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

Ralph Wiggam Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (210 comments)

All Imperial units are great for real world human-scale measurements. That's what they were designed for. Metric units are obviously much better for scientific use, but the units are mostly too big for day to day stuff.

about two weeks ago
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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

Ralph Wiggam Re:MUNOBWCCBISFA (213 comments)

This one is pretty good, though. Way better than the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act.

about two weeks ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

Ralph Wiggam Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (210 comments)

Celsius is arbitrary too. There is nothing inherently connecting temperature and water.

Kelvin is the only scale based on something fundamental.

about two weeks ago
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Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla

Ralph Wiggam Re:Why is this legal in the U.S.? (149 comments)

This is the correct answer. Northwest Nevada is currently an economic wasteland. The plan is to make it a central hub of the US battery design and manufacturing industry. That applies to a lot more industries than just electric cars. If that plan works, any tax revenue they give up in the short term will be more than made up in the long term.

about two weeks ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

Ralph Wiggam Re:Helium? (296 comments)

You have a weird definition of "easy".

Or are you talking about extracting it from natural gas wells?

about two weeks ago

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