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Ecuador To Grant Assange Political Asylum

crawling_chaos Re:Good (432 comments)

Drones? More like hand over some unmarked Benjamins for a quick car accident and some planted cocaine.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preempting Sexual Harassment In the Workplace?

crawling_chaos Re:It's called "Get A Grip!" (1127 comments)

You know how I know that ypu don't know any modern feminists?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preempting Sexual Harassment In the Workplace?

crawling_chaos Re:laws (1127 comments)

Indeed. Simply put anything other than formal discipline leaves you open to huge legal penalties. For more details see a lawyer, because navigating harassment law without one is like asking the night janitor to fix bugs in your code.

more than 2 years ago
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Khan Academy: the Teachers Strike Back

crawling_chaos Re:Standard ./ line (575 comments)

I have found repeatedly through my life that the single best way to master a new concept is to learn it with the intention of teaching it to someone else. I got the idea from reading one of Feynman's books.

more than 2 years ago
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FunnyJunk v. the Oatmeal: Copyright Infringement Complaints As Defamation

crawling_chaos Re:For the two people who don't already know (286 comments)

Er 2112. Man, do they piss me off. So much that I don't use the preview button!

more than 2 years ago
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FunnyJunk v. the Oatmeal: Copyright Infringement Complaints As Defamation

crawling_chaos Re:For the two people who don't already know (286 comments)

Fucking Randroids. I wish they'd all go Galt already and get shanked by a Somali warlord while masturbating to 2011.

more than 2 years ago
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Supreme Court Rules Julian Assange May Be Extradited

crawling_chaos Re:I'm confused (289 comments)

Here is the problem: the people who built him up to be a hero cannot believe that he might also be a rapist. It's kind of like the persistent denial hardcore Clinton backers had over the Lewinski matter, or that hardcore conservatives have with accepting the reality of global warming. Uncomfortable facts are ignored when they hurt "our" side and emphasized when they hurt "their" side.

My personal feeling is that the USA wanted to neutralize him in such a way that they didn't have to actually ever take custody of him and the negative publicity that would entail, and that Mr. Assange's sense of privilege handed the CIA an opportunity on a silver platter. Whether they set him up, or just dug up existing dirt on him and made sure it became public knowledge is an open question, but the second case requires far fewer assumptions to hold based on what we know now, and is therefore the more likely one.

The spy game isn't like the movies kids: it's a results oriented business, and sometimes your targets personal failings are actually your biggest assets.

more than 2 years ago
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Astronauts Open Dragon Capsule Hatch

crawling_chaos Re:To unload more than 1,000 pounds of cargo (138 comments)

Actually, it's a non-union shop, so they are waiting for immigrant workers that they will immediately throw out the airlock instead of paying when they are done.

more than 2 years ago
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Golden Age of Silicon Valley Is Over With Facebook IPO

crawling_chaos Re:Facebook (222 comments)

Apparently we don't exist, as we would make the argument invalid.

more than 2 years ago
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Golden Age of Silicon Valley Is Over With Facebook IPO

crawling_chaos Re:Facebook (222 comments)

Must have stung pretty hard to get that kind of rise out of you. It might be hard to accept, but there are fully functional adults who use FB to keep in touch with old friends and extended family while also leading productive lives out in "the real world" as we called it back in the 80s. I remember how self-righteous people were back then about not watching TV, as if watching a little bit meant that you suddenly turned into a couch potato who never left the house. Those people turned out to be the ones who had the most problems with life balance at the 20 year reunion, in my experience. But carry on. We older folk are laughing with you, as we see our own hangups echoed in new technology, at least most of the time. Now get off my damn lawn.

more than 2 years ago
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Golden Age of Silicon Valley Is Over With Facebook IPO

crawling_chaos Re:Facebook (222 comments)

So kids, how does it feel to be your parents talking about how this e-mail thing is a waste of time and when you want to talk to someone you should pick up the phone or write a letter?

more than 2 years ago
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Using Graph Theory To Predict NCAA Tournament Outcomes

crawling_chaos Re:Jock shit (91 comments)

Then what, pray tell, are you doing here?

more than 2 years ago
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After Legal Fight, NCI Researchers Publish Study Linking Diesel Exhaust, Cancer

crawling_chaos Re:Petroleum vs Veg (196 comments)

I was agreeing with you. My "idiocy" remark was about the parent comment.

more than 2 years ago
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After Legal Fight, NCI Researchers Publish Study Linking Diesel Exhaust, Cancer

crawling_chaos Re:Correlation etc (196 comments)

So you are stating that you think the researchers and peer reviewers at the NCI would not vet such an elementary statistical mistake?

more than 2 years ago
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After Legal Fight, NCI Researchers Publish Study Linking Diesel Exhaust, Cancer

crawling_chaos Re:Petroleum vs Veg (196 comments)

Came here to say this. This is the equivalent of people saying they don't want chemicals in their food. Utter and complete idiocy.

more than 2 years ago
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Rob Malda (CmdrTaco) Joins the Washington Post

crawling_chaos Re:Politics does make strange bedfellows indeed (232 comments)

Dude, whatever the dosage is, cut it in half. It's seriously warping your perceptions and making you act like an ass in public.

more than 2 years ago
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US Prosecutors Have a Sealed Indictment On Assange, Say Leaked Files

crawling_chaos Re:Follow the rules... (328 comments)

Or L'Oréal?

more than 2 years ago
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US Prosecutors Have a Sealed Indictment On Assange, Say Leaked Files

crawling_chaos Re:Follow the rules... (328 comments)

Show me a reasoned argument and I'll respond in kind. This crap is the sort of thing I hear from people pushing shopping carts around on the street.

more than 2 years ago
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US Prosecutors Have a Sealed Indictment On Assange, Say Leaked Files

crawling_chaos Re:Follow the rules... (328 comments)

an out of control rouge government.

Good thing that people who rant about out of control government are always so reasoned and intellectual about it. They'd never post poorly proofread rants with dubious historical analogies or anything.

Replacing one set of loons with another, even loonier set is not an improvement.

more than 2 years ago

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