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6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed In Ukraine

cascadingstylesheet Re:6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed In Ukraine (85 comments)

For example, when the Bolsheveks took St Petersburg they rather famously protected the Winter Palace and the Hermitage from any kind of vandalism.

Well that's lovely. I'm glad they protected buildings while murdering so many, ya know, people.

4 hours ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

cascadingstylesheet Re:Mail inbox@google.com to opt in (145 comments)

Can I mail outbox@google.com to opt out?

If history is any guide, no. At least, not for long.

4 hours ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

cascadingstylesheet Re:Sugar only - not diet (420 comments)

The actual study only applies to sugar-sweetened drinks.

An important piece of information.

Of course, other articles and studies are telling me that my diet pop is messing with my brain and making me crave more sweets anyway. So who knows.

3 days ago
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Researchers Scrambling To Build Ebola-Fighting Robots

cascadingstylesheet Re:Technology might not help. (87 comments)

This is controversial but it should be said. but the biggest problem, religion, cant be solved with technology because religious zealots dont operate logically.

"Religion" isn't some generic thing, equivalent in all it's forms.

The whole concept of a hospital exists due to Christianity.

We have the same issues in america, albeit to a lesser extent with anti-vaccination conspiricists and seventh day adventists that refuse to immunize their children or set foot in a hospital.

Ah, that well known nun Jenny McCarthy.

4 days ago
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Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

cascadingstylesheet Re:I don't buy it (264 comments)

which has the additional benefit of showing them that their feelings don't matter to anybody else.

Um.

Pendulums swing in two directions. ya know. I'm not sure that the best antidote to an over-emphasis on feelings is to lurch into sociopathy ...

about a week ago
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Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice

cascadingstylesheet Re:Downside (216 comments)

Actually, Oxytocin is destroyed in the gastrointestinal tract in humans. It's normally administered via intravenous injection or nasal spray.

It is actually available in a pill form now, but you have to get it specially compounded. I'm only aware of one pharmacy in the US that does it (though there may be more by now).

about two weeks ago
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NSA To Scientists: We Won't Tell You What We've Told You; That's Classified

cascadingstylesheet Re:Propaganda (106 comments)

The NSA is the NSA. They were there before the president, and will be there many more presidents to come. They don't care about the president because he's only there for 4 years, maybe 8 at the most. Really, do you think any president "controls" the NSA? The best they can hope to do is reign in their worst activities on a good day.

Nice responsibility dodging there ...

Obama can put whomever he likes in charge of the NSA. He can fire who's in charge of the NSA. He is responsible. This is his NSA.

When you and others rant against today's NSA, you are ranting against Obama. Now your head must explode like a 1960s sci-fi robot caught in a contradiction.

about two weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

cascadingstylesheet Re:The Conservative Option (487 comments)

To become a citizen of the United States, you are required to renounce other allegiances.

about two weeks ago
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US Remains Top Country For Global Workers

cascadingstylesheet Re:US on Top (123 comments)

... 'cause: 'Merica! Oo RAH!

Except that the US actually is the preferred destination, so ... that's ... not really so clever.

about two weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

cascadingstylesheet Re:The Conservative Option (487 comments)

So, I can use one passport to go in and out of Cuba, Africa, Iraq, or wherever, and use the US passport for going in and out of the USA. How would they track that?

The proverbial man from Mars might say that's why you shouldn't have two passports?

about two weeks ago
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Only Two States Have Rules To Prevent Cheating On Computerized Tests

cascadingstylesheet Re:I'm sorry... (95 comments)

"the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with."

But ... but ... we didn't mean those opinions!

about two weeks ago
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Only Two States Have Rules To Prevent Cheating On Computerized Tests

cascadingstylesheet Re:I'm sorry... (95 comments)

Highlighting the problem doesn't magically make government the solution though. That's the fallacy of the false alternative. "You either favor a federal anti-cheating regime, or you don't care about cheating."

I'm sure the feds would bring all the efficiency and efficacy to it that they've brought to the rest of education ... oops.

Because without some form of regulation, some dickhead is going to start selling grades.

Which never could happen with government at the helm, of course. Because human beings become angels when they go to work for government, and "corruption" is just some imaginary concept, probably invented by the evil Koch brothers.

about two weeks ago
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GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus

cascadingstylesheet Re:but why? (209 comments)

Shouldn't be a problem but there are some religious nutters who don't vaccinate downstream so if it wasn't treated adequately, they could get infected.

Right; "religious nutters" like the breast-acular Jenny McCarthy.

Beware her pious ways!

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Co-opts Ice Bucket Challenge Idea To Promote Coding In Latin America

cascadingstylesheet Wow (96 comments)

It could hardly be more nakedly transparent. "These skills are expensive among our people, so third worlders please line up to train for your sweatshop jobs. At least a few of you will have aptitude, if we screen enough of you. We will pay you comparatively nothing so we can make more buckets of money, and you will like it because it's still more than you get now."

And now, I fully expect to be tarred and feathered, for how awful and insensitive I am for merely noticing that the tech companies are doing this.

about three weeks ago
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Popular Wi-Fi Thermostat Full of Security Holes

cascadingstylesheet It would be nice if we could just prosecute ... (103 comments)

... the $%&^ out of exploiters.

I mean my front door is highly exploitable with simple tools, but if you do it we throw you in a cage. On average it's pretty effective.

about a month ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

cascadingstylesheet Re:"Belief" is not part of the scientific method (207 comments)

OK ... then how many spare earths have you run through climate change experiments?

I just find it ironically amusing that people are the most publicly smug about science that they can't experimentally test.

about a month ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

cascadingstylesheet Re:"Belief" is not part of the scientific method (207 comments)

That's the scientific method -- hypothesis, prediction, and observation.

Funny, I always thought "experiment" was in there somewhere.

Apparently, you should be at your most scientific (and smug) when you don't do experiments.

about a month ago
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Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

cascadingstylesheet Re:House Committee on Oversight and Government Ref (392 comments)

Someone who can blame Obamacare on Republicans is someone who can blame anything on them.

I'm sure Republicans are responsible for every bad thing that's ever happened. Like say the Black Death, Microsoft Bob, and Brittany Spears.

about a month ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

cascadingstylesheet Aha! (127 comments)

and that "night owl" people are more likely to be psychopaths than early risers.

The same thing we do every night, Pinky ...

about a month ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

cascadingstylesheet Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

Then why did they appear before the Commission at all? If they truly do not operate in Canada, then nothing the CRTC does affects them and they could blow off the whole thing with impunity.

Maybe they wanted to hear "the Commission" (caps? should I say it in an evil accent or something?) out. Maybe they wanted to make them look foolish. Who knows?

about a month ago

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