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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

Skidborg Re:Dear Canada.... (521 comments)

That and revoking passports from people consider at "high risk" of traveling to join ISIS.

2 days ago
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Carl Sagan, as "Mr. X," Extolled Benefits of Marijuana

Skidborg Re:Prove him right some more (263 comments)

So who is to say which perception is actually the correct one?

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

Skidborg Re:This is an old argument... (652 comments)

But private travel is perfectly viable on a well-designed public transportation network. You don't have to track every person, you just need to know where most people want to go most of the time. Some people do have a reason to take a vehicle and go their own way. But it could be an appropriately sized single-person vehicle rather than a road-crushing SUV.

about three weeks ago
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MIT Study Outlines a 'Perfect' Solar Cell

Skidborg Re:perfect? (110 comments)

Even a high cost/kw would be extremely useful for applications where space and weight are at a premium. Solar powered aircraft, spacecraft, and wearable devices spring to mind.

about three weeks ago
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Device Allows Paralyzed Rats To Walk, Human Trials Scheduled Next Summer

Skidborg Re:Poor rats (85 comments)

Because there are potentially horrific consequences of inserting untested hardware into a person that don't merely result in them still not being able to walk?

about a month ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

Skidborg Re:The Global Food Crisis is not a science problem (308 comments)

It'll work until they actually run out of land that can be converted to food production, a limitation that Ethiopia is nowhere near.

about 1 month ago
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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

Skidborg Re:Not always (191 comments)

Nobody is going to read your wall of text.

about a month ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Skidborg Re:In other words....Don't look like a drug traffi (462 comments)

There were several more specific cases cited in the Washington Post article, as well as statistics showing that 40% of people who chose to take the issue to court received their money back.

about a month and a half ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Skidborg Re:This is abuse! (462 comments)

Here.

about a month and a half ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Skidborg Re:In other words....Don't look like a drug traffi (462 comments)

It's happened 65 thousand times according to this article. You can't assume that just because someone can't afford a lawyer that they're guilty.

about a month and a half ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Skidborg Re:Simple solution (462 comments)

The Washington Post article implies that the legal fees part is already true, and it clearly isn't enough.

about a month and a half ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

Skidborg Re:Maybe (264 comments)

But you can kill a guy with a hammer without violating parole...

about a month and a half ago
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Surprising Result of NYC Bike Lanes: Faster Traffic for Cars

Skidborg Re:Bikes lanes are nice (213 comments)

It sounds like the left turn lanes was part of the bike project as well, eliminating the need for bicycles to sit stationary in impatient straight-through traffic while waiting for a chance to turn left.

about a month and a half ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

Skidborg Re:Fuck You Canada (184 comments)

You do realize that the most this is going to result in is Canadians getting bunch more "this video is not available in your country" messages, right?

about a month and a half ago
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Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought

Skidborg Re:Enlighten me (173 comments)

So how does it get locked up in the rocks in the first place?

about a month and a half ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Skidborg Re:Zoe Quinn vs. Internet (1134 comments)

These are the same game sites that will run full page background ads about a game right behind the review. Sex is the least of the ways they whore themselves out. Usually they're straight up accepting money for good reviews.

about 1 month ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Skidborg Re:unlikely to be true (848 comments)

Alternately, all these things you've been claiming are lies are actually true, and this is just the logical conclusion of continued Russian involvement.

about 2 months ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Skidborg Re:Let's be fair (455 comments)

If you've ever worked as a cashier at a gas station, then every second that you are at the till is filmed. Nobody seems to object to this.

about 2 months ago
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850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

Skidborg Re:The New America (207 comments)

When it comes to that I'm sure they'll be just as careful as the IRS is with their records.

about 2 months ago

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