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Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users

Silverhammer Re: Who would believe it? (457 comments)

This shot was in the name of comedy so grow a thicker skin.

If you replace "Tea Party" with "NAACP", "Greenpeace", or "NOW", is the joke still funny?

about 10 months ago
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Internet Commenting Growing Away From Anonymity

Silverhammer Re: Yes, because moderation is oh so hard to do (384 comments)

Perhaps you think it's among the best because you are part of that hivemind or groupthink. There is clearly a certain orthodoxy here, and if it is questioned, flamewars erupt. Hell, the Slashdot staff routinely takes advantage of this to drive traffic; you don't think all those posts about global warming and governmental abuse are actually meant to inform anyone, do you?

about 10 months ago
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New Documentary Chronicles Road Tripping Scientists Promoting Reason

Silverhammer Re:Iran or SA - maybe not. (674 comments)

So far as I can tell he has never managed to []

That's an interesting choice of words. If he really was more tolerant, you would say "he doesn't want to". But you didn't, because he isn't. He wants to abolish all theism and impose atheism, he has said as much many times, he takes advantage of the tolerance of others in order to advance his agenda, and he can get away with it because he doesn't dare go where there is true, "we will behead you" intolerance. And that was the point.

about 10 months ago
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Smart Cars: Too Distracting?

Silverhammer Re:Better you look the road (180 comments)

Given the same level of truck driving education, i daresay the PhD grad would likely do better, because of more likeliness that he better understands driving physics.

Like a real-life Sheldon Cooper, huh?

about 10 months ago
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New Documentary Chronicles Road Tripping Scientists Promoting Reason

Silverhammer Re:Iran or SA - maybe not. (674 comments)

The point is that there's nothing particularly daring or insightful about what Dawkins et al. are doing. Their antics are tolerated because modern, predominantly Judeo-Christian nations are, by definition, tolerant.

Which brings us right back to the inescapable conclusion that Dawkins et al. are the oppressors, not the oppressed. You're not allowed to believe what you want to believe, even if you're not hurting anyone else.

about 10 months ago
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Science Museum Declines To Show Climate Change Film

Silverhammer Is it science? (398 comments)

From TFA:

Director Ben Kalina says he hoped that an event at the museum would spark dialogue, especially because the museum is across the street from the state Capitol. “I thought this would be a great opportunity to invite people from state legislature, people working on issues in the state, and the public to discuss these issues.” Kalina says he made a balanced film that is not a polemic, although it does contain a scene from The Colbert Report, in which the comedian mocks North Carolina politicians for the bill. “I’m sure some people wouldn’t appreciate that,” he admits.

That's not science.

about 10 months ago
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CPJ Report: the Obama Administration and Press Freedoms

Silverhammer Re:Good Man + Absolute Power = Bad Man (289 comments)

I reject your premise. Good people do not seek power in the first place.

That's not to say there are no good people with power. But those who have it almost always have it forced upon them by the circumstances of the moment, and when the moment has passed, they try to get rid of it as quickly as possible.

1 year,14 days
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James Whittaker: Focus on Ads and 'Social' Destroying Google

Silverhammer Re:Nice rant (236 comments)

Do you consider yourself mature?

more than 2 years ago
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US Warns of Problems In Chinese SCADA Software

Silverhammer Re:This may be a stupid question... (95 comments)

Not necessarily. SCADA is "Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition", which simply means collecting process data for presentation and analysis. Yes, many packages (disclosure: including the one I work on) allow SCADA functions to be performed over TCP/IP networks, but it is not a fundamental part of SCADA. Everything can be done on a single workstation, if that's how you're set up.

more than 3 years ago
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No, We're Not Headed For a New Ice Age

Silverhammer Re:Trollololololo (473 comments)

I'm not interested in having the discussion. The writer of TFA — and by extension the person who submitted it, the editor who approved it, and you who are defending it — are the ones who are trying to. Yet all of you keep using this bizarre tactic of smacking me with one hand, reaching into my pocket with the other, and expecting me to thank you for both.

more than 3 years ago
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No, We're Not Headed For a New Ice Age

Silverhammer Re:Trollololololo (473 comments)

Don't be obtuse. You know what I meant.

more than 3 years ago
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No, We're Not Headed For a New Ice Age

Silverhammer Re:Trollololololo (473 comments)

Regardless of what you personally think of the other side, the other side exists. And thanks to certain economic and political realities, the other side is winning. Throwing your little temper tantrums and cursing the other side for not acknowledging your brilliance only drives them further away, which is a profoundly stupid thing to do since you need their money and cooperation to do what you want to do.

more than 3 years ago
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No, We're Not Headed For a New Ice Age

Silverhammer Trollololololo (473 comments)

The writer of TFA is a well-known AGW advocate who routinely trolls everyone who isn't as pro-AGW as him, with all the charm and humor of a drunk fratboy. If you want to have serious discussion about this, find someone else to link to.

more than 3 years ago
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Fable III Dev: Used Game Sales More Costly Than Piracy

Silverhammer Re:hmmm (342 comments)

I bet Ford and GM feel the same way. Perhaps they should stick something in the contract when you buy a car that requires you to destroy it when your done with it and to never sell it second hand to anyone.

They (along with the federal government) tried that already, at least for a few months. It was called "Cash for Clunkers". It destroyed millions of perfectly good cars, severely disrupting the used car and spare parts markets and depriving many charities of donations, all without having much real affect on new car sales.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How/Where To Start Watching Dr. Who?

Silverhammer Re:At the risk of my nerd card... (655 comments)

While the doctor always had companions, it was never a show about a brooding sad doctor alone in the world having one romantic interest after another with all the intrinsic undertones.

The explicit romance may be new, but there has always been an undercurrent of loss and loneliness in the show regarding the Doctor and his companions. For example, the marriage of Susan, the marriage of Jo, the abandonment of Sarah Jane, the death of Adric, the nervous breakdown of Tegan... and those are just the ones I can think of at the moment.

Furthermore, the Doctor feels each loss more strongly now because after the fall of Gallifrey, all he has left are his companions. It is a very reasonable change in tone when going from a low-rated, half-hour kids' show to a top-rated primetime hour.

more than 3 years ago
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Jerry Brown Confiscates 48,000 Cell Phones

Silverhammer Re:Need a bigger knife (738 comments)

If you think that's a useful counterargument, then you completely missed the point of Dickens' works.

more than 3 years ago
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The Guardian's Complicated Relationship With Julian Assange

Silverhammer Re:Successful censor is successful. (237 comments)

A minority of a minority of a minority, ranting about how no one else sees what they can see... That's pretty much the definition of a fringe kook, isn't it?

more than 3 years ago

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