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U.S. and China Make Landmark Climate Deal

Squidlips At what price? (285 comments)

What did we give China for this worthless agreement? Preferential trade and tariff concession I have to assume.

about a month ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

Squidlips Hollywood overlords (356 comments)

So this is what you get when you threaten the Hollywood Moguls that control the government....welcome to 1984

about a month ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

Squidlips JJ Abrams; No Thanks! (267 comments)

Since JJ is in charge, it will be one big car chase. No thanks. Buster Keaton and WC Fields originated the car chase, but it should have ended there, but it lives on, but now the car chases are in space

about a month and a half ago
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Home Depot Says Hackers Grabbed 53 Million Email Addresses

Squidlips Never shop there anymore anyway (99 comments)

I have personally had problems with Home Depot's quality I shop at the local hardware stores instead

about a month and a half ago
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Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

Squidlips Or fire the employee, right? (185 comments)

>it then offers possible actions (more money, new job) Most companies would just preemptively fire the employee. Out of spite...? Something like that...

about a month and a half ago
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The Effect of Programming Language On Software Quality

Squidlips Re:Too Bad Ada wasn't included (217 comments)

Ada was a great language but the college douchebags hated it because it was designed by the DoD. There excuse was that it was too complicated to write a compiler for. So the college pukes kept using C and kept overwriting their stacks and heaps and reveling in the "flexibility" and freedom of their language. Then along came C+ which was truly impossible to compile and these idiots jumped right on that road to perdition.

about a month and a half ago
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The Effect of Programming Language On Software Quality

Squidlips C++: the biggest joke ever played on developers (217 comments)

It has snob appeal for the uber geeks but the language sucks in so many ways. It killed Netscape 6.0 and that should have been the last of the language but it still lives, alas...

about a month and a half ago
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"Car Talk" Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At Age 77

Squidlips Re:Very sad (82 comments)

In the old day, the residents were know as "Baked Beans" while British naval officers were known as "Roast Beefs".

about a month and a half ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

Squidlips Puff piece before the elections (739 comments)

It must be nice to have the State-run Media on you side

about 1 month ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Squidlips Re:Caution: Political BS machine at work (294 comments)

But the hype has been generated by the State-run Media, i.e. CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN. Sure the other side (Drudge, Fox) is all hysterical, but it was the State-run Media that has caused the most panic and they did not need to say much, just that some simple facts and the public got very nervous. The fact that the Administration seems has issued a non-nonsensical justification for not shutting the borders from West Africans does not help or that they appointed an invisible political hack to be the Ebola Czar and the CDC does not seem to have its act together has fueled the fire.

about a month and a half ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Squidlips Re:Caution: Political BS machine at work (294 comments)

Or it gets worse. It is entirely possible that the Administration is hiding cases of Ebola until after the election.

about a month and a half ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Squidlips Re:Politically correct travel restrictions claptra (294 comments)

How about the passport? No matter how they try to get here, they still have to present that Liberian password at the border....sorry buddy... Sure the really, really determined could get in, but 99% would be stopped. If this was any other place except Africa then they politically correct crap would not be taking place. If, say, Ebola was rampant in Tonga, travel restriction would have be implemented long ago. The Administration is playing with out health for political reasons.....

about a month and a half ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Squidlips We will not know the extent of the outbreak.... (294 comments)

until after the election. The Administration is trying to keep a lid on it, but watch out after the election

about 1 month ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Squidlips Re:Politically correct travel restrictions claptra (294 comments)

Idiotic, politically-correct statement from them. How would preventing Africans from coming to the US make the outbreak worse?

about 1 month ago
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MIT Professor Advocates Ending Asteroid Redirect Mission To Fund Asteroid Survey

Squidlips How dare he threaten NASA pork? (116 comments)

The Asteroid re-direct mission is a pork mission to push money for more pointless manned missions. Binzel is 100% correct; the money would be much better spent on robotic missions, but, alas, NASA is run by pilots and beholden to the manned mission lobby.

about 1 month ago
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Is the Outrage Over the FBI's Seattle Times Tactics a Knee-Jerk Reaction?

Squidlips Astroturfing for the FBI? (206 comments)

Good luck with that reifman...

about 1 month ago
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Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

Squidlips Scientists obsessed with exotic explainations (137 comments)

Why are scientists obsessed with finding the most exotic explanation of Dark Matter without first exhausting the more prosaic explanations? It is Occam's Razor upside down. I think that the reason is there there is a Nobel Prize and fame if Dark Matter turns out to be a particle, but there is no glory if it turns out to be something more ordinary such as neutral hydrogen, dust, etc. Even a modification of Newtonian laws at a distance to explain Dark Matter is not exotic enough.....so we have to endure Crackpot Cosmology Theory (CCT) of the week from here to eternity...

about 2 months ago

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Science reporting reaches a new low

Squidlips Squidlips writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Squidlips writes "It always amazes me that news agencies assign the science illiterate to do science reporting, and that it makes it through the editors. This article (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080613214545.vk) from Breitbart starts off describing how the Phoenix lander has discovered "millions of years of life on the Red Planet"!"
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