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SetupWeasel Re:Cancer (314 comments)

Oh god, it has been a decade since the Onion has been funny. :-(

more than 4 years ago
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Tokyo Rail Billboards Scan Viewer's Age, Gender

SetupWeasel As a transsexual... (235 comments)

It would really piss me off if it didn't consider me a woman. I don't need billboards screaming that I'm a goddamned tranny to the world. Being 6'2" is bad enough as it is.

more than 4 years ago
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New Wii Menu Update Targets Homebrew Again

SetupWeasel Re:For those complaining (258 comments)

So, don't buy that game, or if you want to use a Wii for homebrew, buy another for games. Nintendo isn't stopping you from modding your system. They simply say that if you want software upgrades, you have to accept their terms.

It isn't like they load it in the background. It isn't like they don't tell you what they are doing. It isn't like they don't give you the option to keep everything like it always was. This is pretty tame compared to other companies' tactics to combat piracy, and I see nothing ethically wrong with it.

more than 4 years ago
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New Wii Menu Update Targets Homebrew Again

SetupWeasel For those complaining (258 comments)

Nintendo warns you about what they are going to do before they do it and give you the option to ignore the update. I think this is a fair compromise.

more than 4 years ago
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For Normals, Jobs' "Retina Display" Claim May Be Fair After All

SetupWeasel Re:We can't tell, anyway (386 comments)

Robots are hot.

more than 4 years ago
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Copernicus Reburied As Hero

SetupWeasel Re:I'm sure Copernicus feels better... (369 comments)

The Church has a lot more important things to apologize for. In fact, they could skip apologizing for anything for all I care if they would stop doing horrible things now.

more than 4 years ago
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US Supreme Court Upholds Indefinite Confinement

SetupWeasel It is a very sad day. (745 comments)

When I agree with Scalia and Thomas and no one else on a Supreme Court decision. You cannot change the rules of incarceration. There is a sentence. If you want to hold prisoners longer make the sentence longer. You could even make the possibility of additional comfinement, but you can't make the sentence a court gave them any longer without a new trial.

Well I guess you can now. Who the fuck cares about the Constitution? No one. No one who matters anyway.

more than 4 years ago
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10-Year Cell Phone / Cancer Study Is Inconclusive

SetupWeasel Re:No answer is sort-of an answer (248 comments)

Yes, but the best outcome possible for this kind of study is "inconclusive." There is never a "No" just outcomes that are not statistically significant. Basically, how you "disprove" a link to a disease is by doing a bunch of studies. When the majority come out without any statistically significant link, we can be more and more sure that there is no significant link.

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Says PC Folks' World Is Slipping Away

SetupWeasel Re:Freedom from porn. (1067 comments)

My imagination is hotter and heavier than a thousand centerfolds.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Behave At a Software Company?

SetupWeasel Are you expecting to fake a personality? (842 comments)

Don't try to change who you are for a boss. If you are happy and treat others with respect, your personality will be fine.

Charisma is an elusive quality. I don't know if it can be learned.

more than 4 years ago
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Judge Closes Online Access To Info On Civil Case

SetupWeasel Re:The rights of the accused vs the public (64 comments)

And it is not like the public can't oversee the current trial. This should be done for every trial it applies to.

more than 4 years ago
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Kid Health Experts Attack Video Game Summer Camp

SetupWeasel Last I checked... (123 comments)

the day is still 24 hours. Are three hours of video games more detrimental to their bodies than 6 to 8 hours of school classes?

more than 4 years ago
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SETI To Release Data To the Public

SetupWeasel Translation (150 comments)

We've been looking for 50 years, and... we got nothin'.

So let's see if an army of tinfoil hat types and Star Trek nerds can find enough false patterns in the static to ensure our job security, because we're worried Obama wants to derail our gravy train. Something about "results." Don't people know that SETI is about giving hope to the world that we can find aliens that we can't communicate with in any way. Imagine what we could learn from the broadcast of an interstellar Jay Leno. The mind boggles!

more than 4 years ago
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Toyota Acceleration and Embedded System Bugs

SetupWeasel Re:Pedal was stuck physically to the floor. (499 comments)

I only know this, because I asked my co-workers the same question. Yes, I work for an auto parts company and know little about cars. You can bet I'm learning though! ^_^

more than 4 years ago
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SETI Is 50 Years Old; No Sign of ET

SetupWeasel Re:I think expectations are too high... (454 comments)

It is foolish to assume that there is no other life in the universe. It is also foolish to assume it is only a matter of scanning the skies with a radio telescope to find it.

There are a lot of these "What if?", pie-in-the-sky arguments for SETI, but the hard truth is that it may be impossible for us to detect intelligent life with current instruments, and we have nothing we can do if we were to find that life.

I'd like someone to tell me the SETI endgame. Let's assume we can detect a signal. Then what? We can't communicate with them. We can't visit them. It wouldn't be likely that they are broadcasting information we could really use, and even if they were, it probably wouldn't be strong enough to decipher.

SETI is a foolish waste of money. People argue that it is like winning the lottery, and it is worth the cost to play. I say that the chances aren't significantly better paying a dollar for a number than they would be simply finding the winning number discarded in a gutter.

more than 4 years ago
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SETI Is 50 Years Old; No Sign of ET

SetupWeasel Re:After 50 years? (454 comments)

What has SETI contributed to science? Seriously, I'm curious.

more than 4 years ago
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SETI Is 50 Years Old; No Sign of ET

SetupWeasel Re:After 50 years? (454 comments)

It costs more than a dollar.

more than 4 years ago
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Former Astronauts Call Obama NASA Plans "Catastrophic"

SetupWeasel Re:Priorities. (555 comments)

It is a lot easier to invade a country when you can move your troops next door at your leisure. The Battle of Normandy was hard, but it would have been one hell of a lot harder if we couldn't stage the battle from Britain.

more than 4 years ago

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SetupWeasel SetupWeasel writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SetupWeasel writes "At the Guardian, Terry Jones has written a scathing assessment of Iran's treatment of British hostages. From the column: "And what's all this about allowing the captives to write letters home saying they are all right? It's time the Iranians fell into line with the rest of the civilised world: they should allow their captives the privacy of solitary confinement. That's one of the many privileges the US grants to its captives in Guantánamo Bay.""

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