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Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

SteveFoerster Re:With scientists like Leonardo DiCaprio behind i (200 comments)

Whether the climate is changing is settled, because it always changes. Whether human activity is a factor is settled, because it does. So far so good. Unfortunately, however, the effect of that activity on future climate is not at all settled, and that's unfortunate because it's the question that actually matters.

about 2 months ago
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What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

SteveFoerster Re:Be polite (286 comments)

It may be more fun to rant on the internet about the bad cop who doesn't respect a citizen's rights, but it's probably more productive in terms of restoring the chilly relations between LEOs and citizens to let the cop know you didn't take his probing personally, and that by respecting your rights (even if it took a few minutes to do so) he's demonstrated he's one of the good cops, not one of the bad cops.

He's demonstrated no such thing. All this shows is that he's afraid of the repercussions for breaking what constraints on their behavior are still in place.

about 5 months ago
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German Scientists Successfully Test Brain-Controlled Flight Simulator

SteveFoerster Re:Not Quite a Resounding Success (73 comments)

If you're so clever, show us your system which does this. Oh, wait, you don't have one, do you?

Shyeah right, like I'd tell you.

about 6 months ago
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German Scientists Successfully Test Brain-Controlled Flight Simulator

SteveFoerster Re:Yes, but... (73 comments)

You must be new here. ;-)

about 6 months ago
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German Scientists Successfully Test Brain-Controlled Flight Simulator

SteveFoerster Re:"Brainflight"? (73 comments)

Why not call it "Flight of fancy"? ;-)

That would be a plane painted to look like it's wearing a tuxedo. Paint some white gloves on the wingtips, spats on the tail, and all that.

about 6 months ago
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Can Google Influence Elections?

SteveFoerster Re:Of course they can (138 comments)

Imagine if google and bing decided that a certain candidate didn't exist and the name only returned some unrelated items. No news article links, no info sites, nothing.

For example: https://www.google.com/search?q=santorum

Although that was an independent campaign to influence Google results rather than an action internal to Google.

about 6 months ago
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Google Announces "Classroom"

SteveFoerster Re:Google account mandatory (143 comments)

Have you ever even met a teenager? It doesn't take Google in schools to get them using computing devices, this is something that they will happily do on their own non-fucking-stop.

about 7 months ago
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Netflix Confirms Deal For Access To Verizon's Network

SteveFoerster Total protonic reversal? (135 comments)

I thought crossing the streams was bad?

about 7 months ago
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Netflix Confirms Deal For Access To Verizon's Network

SteveFoerster Re:Triple dipping? (135 comments)

But if they disbanded they wouldn't be able to keep serving their true constituency so ably.

about 7 months ago
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How Concrete Contributed To the Downfall of the Roman Empire

SteveFoerster Re:Rediculous (384 comments)

I was amused by how HBO's Rome series handled the possible origin and ultimate fate of Caesarion.

about 6 months ago
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How Concrete Contributed To the Downfall of the Roman Empire

SteveFoerster Re:Err, no really (384 comments)

Because the Mexicans were so delighted to cede Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California to the U.S. in the 1840's? Besides, the phrase "manifest destiny" dates from that era, and it certainly indicates imperial ambition.

about 6 months ago
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How Concrete Contributed To the Downfall of the Roman Empire

SteveFoerster Re:Economic reasons (384 comments)

They still fly the flag of Byzantium at Mount Athos, so for that and other reasons they might have a better claim on being an ember of the Roman polity.

about 6 months ago
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Bill Gates & Twitter Founders Put "Meatless" Meat To the Test

SteveFoerster Re:But the price? (466 comments)

Eliminating subsidies for agricorps would help restore some balance on that. There's no good reason to continue meat and dairy subsidies.

about 6 months ago
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The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

SteveFoerster Collaborative development (769 comments)

What naysayers forget is that with Wikipedia's model, if it can be vandalized by anyone it can also be corrected by anyone. You don't have to eliminate vandals to develop massive amounts of accurate content this way, you just have to have the constructive participants be more dedicated than the disruptive ones.

about 6 months ago
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Consumers Not Impressed With 3D Printing

SteveFoerster Re:Apt quote (302 comments)

“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” --- Mark Twain

about 7 months ago
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Consumers Not Impressed With 3D Printing

SteveFoerster Apt quote (302 comments)

“If I'd asked my customers what they wanted, they'd have said a faster horse.” – Henry Ford

about 7 months ago
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ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses

SteveFoerster Re:A useful case study because it's not catastroph (306 comments)

As flawed as we are, it's probably a good thing that we won't survive long enough to leave our solar system and populate the cosmos. We don't deserve it. We're just too *dumb* as a species.

How is anyone supposed to take a person like this seriously?

about 7 months ago
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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

SteveFoerster Re:THROUGH North Korea?! (234 comments)

China has the US by the balls via debt

"If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem." -- J. Paul Getty

about 7 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

SteveFoerster Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

If that means their own codes of behavior, and those codes don't involve violence or property crime against others, yes, why not?

about 7 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

SteveFoerster Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

Very well, but that raises the question why all that land has to be public, especially when it's been okay for it to be used for decades by someone in particular.

about 7 months ago

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