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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Tyler Durden Re:Home of the brave? (580 comments)

Er, I love Old Boy myself. But how on earth would you classify it as a comedy? (Though I must admit the dude jumping to his death through the car while holding onto his pet poodle as the main character just smiles and walks away did make me chuckle).

2 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Tyler Durden Re:So close, so far (561 comments)

You want equality? When may men have the right to bodily integrity? Or are you suggesting women should enjoy living with mutilated genitals as well for equality?

For the record, just about any feminist I've heard give an opinion on the subject has been against male circumcision as well.

about 1 month ago
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I'm most interested in robots that will...

Tyler Durden Re:Sex bots (307 comments)

Domo arigato, fister roboto!

about a month ago
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Mathematics Great Alexander Grothendieck Dies At 86

Tyler Durden Re:Genius /Insanity (49 comments)

Maybe they're the more sane ones after all.

about a month ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Tyler Durden Re:What is critical thinking? (553 comments)

It's impossible to tell whether or not an answer is "fallacy ridden garbage" if you don't bother to listen to it in the first place. Sure the answer could be crap, but if you don't bother evaluating it objectively just because you're assuming the established thinking is always crap then you aren't thinking critically.

about 2 months ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Tyler Durden Re:What is critical thinking? (553 comments)

Sure. But the problem is that far too many people who question established institutions or doctrines refuse to listen when they get answers.

about 2 months ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Tyler Durden Re:Why? (549 comments)

This.

about 3 months ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

Tyler Durden Re:Black holes are real, we observe them all the t (356 comments)

Just adding my own simple, non-calculus solution, to the mix.

When the radius of the earth is r we have...
Length of string around earth = 2*pi*r
Length of string around earth and poodle evenly = 2*pi(r + poodle)

Subtract former from the latter and it's 2*pi*r + 2*pi*poodle - 2*pi*r, so just 2*pi*poodle more.

about 3 months ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

Tyler Durden Re:But the movie selection still sucks (178 comments)

You can find a selection of pretty good movies they offer here. I ended up watching Dredd and was blown away - something I wouldn't have done if not for word of mouth. (So you're trying to tell me someone made another movie on Judge Dredd that's actually good?) And of course, sometimes the movies you at first don't recognize end up being the ones you love the most.

about 3 months ago
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The State of ZFS On Linux

Tyler Durden Re:No thanks, I'll stick with ReiserFS (370 comments)

Perhaps for his encore he'll move on to posting jokes about airplanes and twin towers for real giggles.

"I have to leave early tonight, I have to fly out to L.A. I couldn't get a direct flight, I have to make a stop at the Empire State Building." -Gilbert Gottfried

about 3 months ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

Tyler Durden Re:Hillerious (202 comments)

They built a pyramid, we havn't.

How can we tell them how to build it better, when we cant even achieve what they did 4000+ years ago? lol

But my point is it may be the only thing preventing us from achieving the same is an unwillingness to be blatantly immoral (not to mention finding a compelling reason to build one in the first place). If that's the case then, yeah, we might very well have grounds for telling the a better way to do the same thing. You never know. *shrug*

about 4 months ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

Tyler Durden Re:Hillerious (202 comments)

A big reason we don't build something similar of that scale now is that we tend to frown upon obvious slave labor nowadays.

No need to tell Noah anything. The flood story is a myth.

about 4 months ago
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Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell

Tyler Durden Re:Makes sense (387 comments)

Testosterone does not cause assholish-ness, per se, so much as it exacerbates it.

Oh, so kind of like alcohol then.

about 5 months ago
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More Quantum Strangeness: Particles Separated From Their Properties

Tyler Durden Re:Limits of Measurement (144 comments)

Electrons interfere with themselves, because the fluctuation (which is the electron) exists in the full region between the source and screen. The interference pattern is the same no matter how slowly (in terms of electron rate) you fire the electrons, so build up is not a concern.

And this is an important point. I'm not a physicist, but one thing that helped me understand this better is to consider firing a single electron (for example) at the two slits one at the time. It could be at the rate of one per minute, one hour or whatever.

Every electron that makes it through to the screen behind the two slits will hit it at a single point. Nothing unusual there. However, if you make a histogram on the screen based on how frequently each spot gets hit by an electron you'll see the interference pattern you'd expect from a wave being split in two from the two slits. So each electron is a wave that travels through both slits, not one or the other.

about 5 months ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Tyler Durden Re:No real surprise (710 comments)

If there is true consensus about global warming, then science should be inviting opposing thought - not trying to stifle the discussion like a dictator.

But what if the opposing "thought" you're inviting is simply a bunch of specious reasoning debunked a long time ago? Repeated over and over. To the point that you realize that the ones doing the arguing have no interest whatsoever in any kind of objective truth. How long should you be inviting it then? How long do you pretend they deserve respect?

about 5 months ago
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Mathematicians Solve the Topological Mystery Behind the "Brazuca" Soccer Ball

Tyler Durden Re:why new balls (144 comments)

But if there is no difference between ball designs then why do we never see shots like these anymore?

about 5 months ago
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Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

Tyler Durden Re:That's not what my crossfit instructor told me! (151 comments)

It turns our that most people get the Paleo diet wrong. The diets of these people would differ wildly depending on the land they occupied.

For many of the myths espoused on what the Paleo diet was see here.

about 6 months ago
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Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks

Tyler Durden Re:Two-thirds of a metric *TON*?! (398 comments)

And really, 640 kg of unused plutonium ought to be enough for anybody.

about 6 months ago

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