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Iran Says It Has Detected Second Cyber Attack

Walter Wart Beats the alternative (91 comments)

Iran has been at war with Israel since the fall of the Shah. It supplies, arms, trains and to some degree directs Israel's most effective enemy Hamas/Hezbollah. A targeted electronic weapon which slows down the progress of the Persian nuclear program is mild compared to Jerusalem's other alternatives.

more than 3 years ago
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Nobel Prize Winner Says DNA Performs Quantum Teleportation

Walter Wart Re:I Heard a Cry (347 comments)

...as if a million bat-scat crazy homeopaths and refused to be silenced.

more than 3 years ago
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Pope's Astronomer Would Love To Baptize an Alien

Walter Wart It's wonderful (308 comments)

Who would have thought the Vatican's pet astronomer was such a fanboy?

more than 4 years ago
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Where To Start With DIY Home Security?

Walter Wart Start with the basics (825 comments)

1) Renters insurance 2) A solid core door, preferably steel-clad 3) A German Shepherd or other large protective breed of dog 4) A shotgun

more than 4 years ago
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Does Net Neutrality Violate the Fifth Amendment?

Walter Wart Standard Political Boilerplate (341 comments)

According to Conservative/Libtardian dogma ANY regulation of any sort is a government "taking".

more than 4 years ago
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The Chicken May Have Come Before the Egg

Walter Wart What a crock! (341 comments)

The article talks about a protein which has been coopted into egg production in birds. It doesn't deal with the sensational headline at all. The first creature which we could call a chicken came from an egg. Its bird ancestors hatched from eggs. The reptiles from which they derived laid eggs long before the protein in question made its way into eggs.

more than 4 years ago
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Noisebridge Attempts to Teach Science To Juggalos

Walter Wart Re:Jobs... (198 comments)

Ballmer "The Other White Steve" wants to know how it's done.

more than 4 years ago
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Noisebridge Attempts to Teach Science To Juggalos

Walter Wart Re:Proverbs come to mind... (198 comments)

Wild swine like warthogs, bush pigs, Visayan warty pigs and European wild boars have all been observed wallowing when it's hot out. So do cattle and elephants.

more than 4 years ago
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Noisebridge Attempts to Teach Science To Juggalos

Walter Wart Re:Proverbs come to mind... (198 comments)

The hog enjoys the wrestling, not the mud

more than 4 years ago
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Noisebridge Attempts to Teach Science To Juggalos

Walter Wart Proverbs come to mind... (198 comments)

Making a silk purse out of a sow's ear
Casting pearls before swine
Never wrassle with a hog. You get muddy and the hog enjoys it

But then I realize the comparisons are insulting to the pigs

more than 3 years ago
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Science Luminary Martin Gardner Dead at 95

Walter Wart The world just lost a little bit of its light (96 comments)

Martin Gardner was one of the best. Keen intellect, gentle wit, vast knowledge and warm heart. I only met him once, but it was memorable. He will be missed. If he had known the date and hour of his death he would have had a handful of interesting facts tying together all of the numbers. And he would have published it as a puzzle for his readers. Goodbye Mr. Gardner. We will not see your like again soon.

more than 4 years ago
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I'll keep my castle secure primarily with ...

Walter Wart A Combination, Really (828 comments)

Large dogs who know to bark at Bad Strangers and have good protective instincts

  • Lexan windows
  • Solid doors with good locks
  • Lights
  • No concealing shrubbery
  • Real guns
  • Sharp pointy things
  • A planned set of responses to emergencies which every member of the household practices

more than 5 years ago
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Stephen Hawking Is "Very Ill" In Hospital

Walter Wart In the end Gravity and Time get us all (413 comments)

Dr. Hawking can at least have the satisfaction of knowing that he took as many of their secrets as any man in history.

more than 5 years ago
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Royal Society and Creationism In Science Classes

Walter Wart Teach Science in Science Class (892 comments)

This isn't about "teaching them both sides" or "balance". It's about pushing religion into science class because of a religious culture which is hostile to the very idea of science. Creationism, Scientific Creationism, Intelligent Design or whatever they're calling it today is not science. It is dogma which borrows a few scientific words. At best it's cargo-cult science. Mostly it's a fraud. We might as well teach "the other side" in Astronomy and invite in the Flat-Earthers and geoncentricists. It would make just as much sense to say that there's a "controversy" about Pasteur and say that since the germ theory is "just a theory" we need to let students make up their own minds and give equal time to vitalism, the four humors and spontaneous generation. The Royal Society stepped on its collective tallywhacker making this guy a spokesman. Let's see if they shoot themselves in the foot with their response.

more than 6 years ago

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AT&T Removes anti-Bush Lyrics From Webcast

Walter Wart Walter Wart writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Walter Wart writes "AT&T removed the lyrics ""George Bush, leave this world alone." and "George Bush find yourself another home." from Pearl Jam's Lollapalooza broadcast. AT&T claims that its content monitor had done so "by mistake". This has serious implications for political expression in an increasingly corporatized Internet. Pearl Jam said that it highlights the need for Net neutrality."
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Walter Wart Walter Wart writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Walter Wart writes "The founder of Nissin Foods, Momofuku Ando is dead at the age of 96. He is recognized as the inventor of instant noodles, Staff of Life for geeks and starving students the world over."

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