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Scientists Discover That Exercise Changes Your DNA

Tetetrasaurus AGW deniers (48 comments)

= total lack of methlyation.

7 hours ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Tetetrasaurus Re:Failed state policies (422 comments)

This is all bullshit as has been posted in multiple places in these threads. You heap it on well though.

7 hours ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Tetetrasaurus Re:Backfire (539 comments)

Strawman argument. Nobody is equating or even comparing AGW deniers to Holocaust deniers.

7 hours ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Tetetrasaurus Re:Global Warming Skeptics??? (539 comments)

Wow if only the world knew of your great intellect and important findings! You should issue a press release so that all those climate scientists (MORONS!) could stop wasting our taxpayer dollars. Boy am I relieved, you've cleared it all up in two sentences.

7 hours ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Tetetrasaurus Re:Why not just call them "non-believers"... (539 comments)

Nobody wants to burn anyone at the stake. The whole point is to just say it's valid to totally disregard any input from deniers and carry on with the real work, wasting no more time on pointless pathological debates with them, especially on slashdot. :)

7 hours ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Tetetrasaurus Re:Skeptics and Deniers (539 comments)

Equating someone who is as you call it a "True Believer" with a denier is a logical fallacy. A True Believer believes in the scientific process, the scientific establishment, peer review, outside review, etc. There is every reason to believe in those things because they all require expertise and experience and are tested. A denier rejects all of these things outright relying on nothing except their own hubris that somehow they in their ignorance know better than everyone else who is qualified and experienced. Being a True Believer is logical and common sense. Being a denier is idiotic and illogical.

7 hours ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Tetetrasaurus Re:Failed state policies (422 comments)

Could you please put that away? It stinks because you just pulled it out of your ass.

2 days ago
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Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

Tetetrasaurus Hope it works out for them... (52 comments)

getting a storefront property in Palo Alto on University Ave was an expensive investment. From what I hear, they aren't doing very well, having to come out with their own competition in the form of a lower-model bot 1/20th the cost of their original bot. There's just a lot of competition driving the whole industry down.

2 days ago
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The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

Tetetrasaurus Re:$58 a barrel (389 comments)

Actually this is good for Venezuela because the kind of oil they export didn't fall that much comparatively, whereas what they import did. I'm glad because although they say stupid things about America, what they are trying to do for their citizens is right on the money. We could use a little of that populism here too, although I am sure you will keep voting against your interests with the Republicunts because you think you are a part of their club.

4 days ago
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Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

Tetetrasaurus Re:How about a straight answer? (329 comments)

Weasel threat. At least make it direct, you total pussy.

about a week ago
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Bank Security Software EULA Allows Spying On Users

Tetetrasaurus Weasels (135 comments)

Why are so many companies infested with weasels that come up with things like this which they know are wrong and evil, that they only dare to do because they think that nobody will notice? How many weasels does your company employ?

Perhaps companies should make all employees undergo psychological testing to root out these pathological personality types and make sure their actions are monitored.

about a week ago
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Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

Tetetrasaurus Re:How about a straight answer? (329 comments)

"30 years ago the global warming people"? LOL. Where do they dig people like you up?

about a week ago
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Aliens Are Probably Everywhere, Just Not Anywhere Nearby

Tetetrasaurus Re:intelligent non-human life (334 comments)

This doesn't sound absurd to me at all, it makes total sense. I want to evolve, and have been trying to, but it's so very hard to have faith, an expansive kind of faith that allows for someone so much more or different than "I". Frankly, it messes with my mental health, and I wonder often about what the heck I'm doing and thinking, and become very disheartened.

Confucianism has an example in it that I think should apply. It is where when two people meet, both people bow to a certain depth to the other. But one does not bow because one _expects_ the other to bow, but bows in anticipation of the other bowing, and in so doing, both bow in unison and to the same degree, and mutual respect and trust is established.

I feel like I'm bowing, and I don't want to expect anything, but I wonder what I'm doing wrong that I'm bowing all by myself.

about two weeks ago
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New Mexico Levies $54M Against Energy Dept. For Violations At Nuclear Repository

Tetetrasaurus Rah rah nuclear power! (36 comments)

Although this was a nuclear weapons facility, this is just one example of the dangers of nuclear power. It ain't worth the risk, and thorium is a pipe dream at this point. Invest in renewables, which are making amazing gains practically every week!

about two weeks ago
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Aliens Are Probably Everywhere, Just Not Anywhere Nearby

Tetetrasaurus Re:intelligent non-human life (334 comments)

Thank you, exactly what I feel but I could not enunciate it as well as you. I wonder when we'll meet them, meaning, I wonder when they will decide to exist in such a way as we can perceive them as being sentient beings somewhat like we expect. For some of us, anyway, maybe as a species we are not ready? But I'd step up if asked.

about two weeks ago
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HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs

Tetetrasaurus On the upside (288 comments)

Now there's 15,000 more people vying for the first post in Slashdot stories.

about 7 months ago
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Who Helped Kill Patent Troll Reform In the Senate

Tetetrasaurus No choice (157 comments)

If the US doesn't make it easier to challenge patents, we're screwed because foreign entities who don't honor patents like we do are innovating more and more, and patenting more and more.

A good example is to look at who has all the patents for graphene research. It mostly ain't us.

http://www.businessinsider.com...

about 7 months ago
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Let's Call It 'Climate Disruption,' White House Science Adviser Suggests (Again)

Tetetrasaurus Re:Shut Up (568 comments)

Hi. I was having the discussion with you in another thread regarding climate change where I called you dishonest, and you told me not to assume evil intent. Point taken. I was anonymous then. I'm wondering if you would be interested in taking the discussion offline, and perhaps make your acquaintance. My email is my username (tetetrasaurus) at gmail dot com. I should also be available by google chat at the same.

about 7 months ago

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