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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

VendettaMF Re: FP? (942 comments)

We managed it pretty effortlessly in Ireland, and from direct and extended experience of the roads in every corner of the British isles I can confidently say that we Irish have the least capable, least educated and least competent drivers of the set.

about 2 months ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

VendettaMF Re: FP? (942 comments)

We manas it pretty effortlessly in Ireland, and from direct and extended experience of the roads in every corner of the British isles I can confidently say that we Irish have the least capable, least educated and least competent drivers of the set.

about 2 months ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

VendettaMF Re:Two words: (215 comments)

>> if a UPS van drove across your property while delivering packages to other people's houses, you'd shoot it too.

No. No I would not, and neither would any other sane person.
If you weren't actually "amusingly" exaggerating or parodying someone/something there then you need psychological help, and should not be trusted with any weapon more potent than a rubber spoon.

about 3 months ago
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Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room

VendettaMF Ageless Wisdom (393 comments)

"It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants"

Never make a job of what you love.
In the end it's still just a job, and you've ruined your hobby.

about 10 months ago
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Is Earth Weighed Down By Dark Matter?

VendettaMF If the headline is a question... (247 comments)

If the headline is a question the en answer is almost certainly "No", and the reporter unqualified for the topic.

about a year ago
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George Zimmerman Acquitted In Death of Trayvon Martin

VendettaMF Re:I'm amazed... (1737 comments)

Nonsense,
Killing may have be justified, but if the person holding the gun is a decent human being they will still seek a non-lethal outcome.

about a year ago
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The End Is Near for GameStop

VendettaMF Re:except..... (393 comments)

That would be a clear and definite restriction on the right to resell (Specifically, the deliberate crippling of products to disrupt the standard commercial rights of the purchasers) which would near certainly be a case rapidly lost by the crippling companies in the EU.

American courts, somewhat trickier to call. Precedent, law and logic all say this is unacceptable behaviour, but it's unacceptable behaviour by a rich corporation, so...

about 2 years ago
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New Medal Designed To Honor Cyber Soldiers

VendettaMF Re:Err ... (230 comments)

Ah, along the lines of "Dutch [x]" then?
(x being any element of a sizable array including "Wife", "Courage" and "Oven")

about 2 years ago
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Missouri Legislation Redefines Science, Pushes Intelligent Design

VendettaMF Re:Sir Isaac Newton Was a True Blue Christian (813 comments)

Most American Christians think of Catholicism as a totally different (i.e. fundamentally non-Christian) religion

Except, of course, when wanting big numbers to claim the moral right of majority.

about 2 years ago
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Man Fired For His Online Customer Service Game

VendettaMF We're with the government... (210 comments)

We're with the government. We don't have a sense of humor.

about 2 years ago
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How Much Beef Is In Your Burger?

VendettaMF Re:Actually (709 comments)

Probably. As I understand it, the test only reveals that it was 29% horse DNA, not 29% horse meat.

Actually, it was 29% of the burger patty, by weight, determined to consist of meat containing horse DNA rather than the expected cow DNA.

about 2 years ago
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How Much Beef Is In Your Burger?

VendettaMF Idiotic Yanks... (709 comments)

Hey, Samzenpus, plus editors!

Ireland is not part of the UK. Unless you lot want to go back to being good little colonists too?

about 2 years ago
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We The People Petition Signature Requirement Bumped To 100,000

VendettaMF Re:IOW, we're making it harder get a response... (337 comments)

I've been meaning to look this up for a while, but is there a proper term for the act of applying logic to a nonsensical proposal?

I believe that would be "Nerd Humor".

It was discussed in about 2 pages worth of detail in the Yellow Book.

about 2 years ago
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Saudi Arabia Implements Electronic Tracking System For Women

VendettaMF Re:Apartheid (591 comments)

In China right now.
Chinese nationals require a visa to exit the country, unless willing to take the cargo container trip out of Wenzhou.
This visa can be obtained by legitimate means only in rare circumstances.
If you actually want to get it you need legitimate reasons and a moderate bribe (8 to 12 thousand yuan) or a major bribe (20 to 50 thousand yuan) and suitable connections.

Us foreign types are thankfully able to leave at will.

about 2 years ago
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Saudi Arabia Implements Electronic Tracking System For Women

VendettaMF Re:Apartheid (591 comments)

>> back then the average life expectancy was about 35. So if you didn't have kids young, you wouldn't be around to raise them for long.

Slight side note there. The average life expectancy may have been 35, but remove all the infant deaths (those dying aged 0-2 years old) and the average bounces way up into the mid-60's, not so massively different to today's.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Collecting and Storing User Information?

VendettaMF You can't afford it, by your own admission. (120 comments)

If you can't afford the expert then you can't afford to collect such data. Move away from this project to something you have the ability to do.

more than 2 years ago
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Study Finds Unvaccinated Students Putting Other Students At Risk

VendettaMF How is this news now? (1025 comments)

Every reputable medical doctor, along with every pundit even slightly knowledgable about medicine or even basic biology has been warning of this issue ever since the antivaxxer morons got their idiotic campaign going.

more than 2 years ago
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Software Engineering Has Its Own Political Axis From Conservative To Liberal

VendettaMF Cat Tongue Denying Text Here. (283 comments)

So, the main message from the article (Despite the "Author"'s efforts to slant it othewise) is that bad design and programming practises should be called "liberal" as opposed to simply ignorant?

more than 2 years ago

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