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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

curious.corn Re:that's because (376 comments)

[quote] French idea of relief is a bottle of wine and watching women walking by the café. [/quote]

and what's wrong with that?

about three weeks ago
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Manslaughter Conviction Overturned For Scientists Who Didn't Predict Earthquake

curious.corn Re: Welcome! (139 comments)

I take offense... being Italian.

about a month ago
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Manslaughter Conviction Overturned For Scientists Who Didn't Predict Earthquake

curious.corn Re: Welcome! (139 comments)

Nope, that wasn't the problem. The issue was that a bunch of corrupt politicos were fed up of the clamor that a "quack" (Giampaolo Gioacchino Giuliani) was making about his Radon monitoring stations and the coming of a big quake, so they summoned these scientists and organized a media blitz to discredit and call out the guy.

People heaved a sigh of relief, stopped sleeping in their cars and went back to their homes. Many died under the rubble a couple days later.

Sane geologists still have no good reason to remain in Italy, unless you're ok to be commanded and manipulated by filthy politicos.

about a month ago
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Manslaughter Conviction Overturned For Scientists Who Didn't Predict Earthquake

curious.corn Re: Welcome! (139 comments)

In the phone conversation between Bertolaso (head of the italian "FEMA") and Daniela Stasi (councilor of the Abbruzo regional government) of 3.30.2009 recorded by the investigators: "... we have decided to hold a meeting there in L'Aquila... in order to shut up any idiot, appease... I send them to L'Aquila, it's a media stunt... these guys who are the maximum authorities in earthquakes will say: business as usual, these phenomena happen, better to have one hundred tremors at Richert scale 4 that nothing, because one hundred quakes remove energy, and there will never be a big one, the one that hurts, you understand !?..."

Nobody ever accused these scientists of having failed to do the rain dance, but of having prostituted themselves.

about a month ago
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Manslaughter Conviction Overturned For Scientists Who Didn't Predict Earthquake

curious.corn Re:They can be tried again, I think? (139 comments)

German beer - surprisingly - doesn't hold a candle against british, belgian and lately dutch craft beers. Seriously...

about a month ago
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New Book Argues Automation Is Making Software Developers Less Capable

curious.corn Bullshit (212 comments)

It's not automation that's making us "less capable". It's the incessant expectation that we - (software) engineers - be senior, mono-maniacal, obsessive-compulsive, experts in whatever the bloody fad du jour is. That's because darn management and HR dolts have no clue how to assess an engineer, yet expect to make the decision.

Therefore yes: we're "less capable" because we can't keep up with their fads... go fuck yourself. Seriously.

about a month ago
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Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

curious.corn Re:Was pretty obvious (284 comments)

Oh not exactly... but Socialist, hell yes!

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re:ENTITLEMENTS, NOT RIGHTS (95 comments)

private property and contract law... ha, I knew it! Typical libertarian, anarco-capitalist...

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re:ENTITLEMENTS, NOT RIGHTS (95 comments)

Roman, you should put that Ayn Rand pulp where it belongs... the trashcan.

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re:ENTITLEMENTS, NOT RIGHTS (95 comments)

[quote]
How do I produce more land? What do I make it from? Who made it in the first place? How did they make it? Who is the original owner of the land?
[/quote]

Beside, the value of the land is entirely dependent of the surrounding infrastructure and the amount that another individual is willing to pay for it, which is commonly known as "price" and developed by societal consensus.

You do, after all, just own your body and nothing else... everything else is provided by general consensus.

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re:ENTITLEMENTS, NOT RIGHTS (95 comments)

You seem to confuse a "civilized and democratic consensus over a certain amount of societal solidarity" with "dictatorial, totalitarian, inhuman regimes"

Note: according to the last employment contract I signed I was basically my company's bitch: do as told, think as told, thoughts belong to them. That's totalitarian in my book...

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re:ENTITLEMENTS, NOT RIGHTS (95 comments)

"private property stolen from them"... "government shouldn't be in any business"... "stealing property and destroying individual rights"

I smell a little Aynrand fundamentalist here...

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re:'right to be forgotten' (95 comments)

That's the whole point... there are different perspectives to this problem and they're not limited to binary: fuck all vs. nazi fahrenheit 451 book-burning thugs. Besides, we humans, as a social species need to adapt and evolve new behavioral patterns to manage this very recent extreme progress in information storage and retrieval.

Takes time...

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re:'right to be forgotten' (95 comments)

You seem to not understand that the McDonald vouchers are pork for the fast-food corps rather than a sincere effort to help these folks in need.

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re:'right to be forgotten' (95 comments)

I wonder where does all this animosity against pot come from, you're from NL by any chance?

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re:'right to be forgotten' (95 comments)

You seem to confuse "discriminatory, exclusive, exploitative system" with "guilty of not bootstrapping an economic empire from nothing but their bare hands"; and you're generalizing BTW.

When you live in a society that kicks you down the bottom of the social ladder and hands you a shovel to dig further down, you can expect some to give up.

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re: 'right to be forgotten' (95 comments)

And companies will keep doing their usual: "will employ a debt-laden, highly-skilled workhorse for pennies, you're desperate anyway" game.

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re:'right to be forgotten' (95 comments)

That people "choose to not work" is a neo-con fallacy; the assumption being that markets - therefore labor requirements - have infinite demand and to stay unemployed can only be a voluntary state. That's simply not true.

As for worrying about the lazy bums gaming social security, you should be more careful about the con-artists in wall street that have thrown our entire global economy off the cliff to afford their fix of coke and strippers...

about a month and a half ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

curious.corn Re:'right to be forgotten' (95 comments)

Depends,

when the first thing that shows up in a google search about you is a court filing about you driving drunk when in college and 21 and you know HR will google you, you may start to wonder 10 years later how many of those times you got turned down were due to them wanting to "play safe". As a matter of fact, people have become much more controlled in their social media, some may say "self censoring".

You see, internet never forgets, even when throwing out irrelevant information is part of the process of understanding reality.

We've all read 1984 and I already hear the howls "that's Mintrue!" but the reality is that there is a right to individual privacy, even in your Constitution and its amendments.

about 1 month ago
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Detritus From Cancer Cells May Infect Healthy Cells

curious.corn Assumptions... (46 comments)

Isn't it great when decades old assumptions are challenged and new research and understanding avenues open up? Can't beat science...

about 2 months ago

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Unusual phenomenon in the skyes of Norway

curious.corn curious.corn writes  |  about 5 years ago

curious.corn (167387) writes "Hi there,

a beautiful, if a bit haunting, atmospheric phenomenon occurred this morning in Norway. Unlike the usual northern lights tapestry, it consisted of a transient white globe irradiating light rings. In a very short time these took a spiral form, acquiring a blue tint towards the center and growing to become the largest object in the sky, even surpassing the moon. According to witnesses, the spiral tracked across the sky leaving a bluish tail before collapsing and leaving behind a dark, "black hole".

Linky lands on an italian newspaper story (a fragment of which I have liberally translated) with further links to phonecam video of spiral formation and collapse and a splendid photo gallery (check out #4: beautiful spiraling pinch currents rushing out of the core traced by oxygen blue emission)

see yah!
Edo"

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