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Why Fear the End of the R-Rated Superhero Movie?

delong Re:I can live with it (640 comments)

Just the blue schlong? The superhero porn scene was OK?

more than 5 years ago

Barack Obama Sworn In As 44th President of the US

delong Re:As did The One (1656 comments)

Bush flubbed for eight years in front of hordes of reporters and large crowds. Nobody gave him a break for being "nervous," why start now with Obama? Oh, sorry, duh. Obama is a Democrat.

more than 5 years ago

Another Attempt At Using the Courts To Suppress an Online Review

delong Re:sure is (180 comments)

Sure. Do you honestly think this idiot had proof of his claims before opening his proverbial mouth? No? Then it's the cleaners for him.

more than 5 years ago

Another Attempt At Using the Courts To Suppress an Online Review

delong sure is (180 comments)

Yep, this is defamation. Sucks to be him. The EFF won't get anywhere, you don't have a free speech right to defame a private party. This isn't a situation where a trademark is being used for commentary, or copyrighted material is being cited for criticism and commentary, etc. This guy criticized a private party, in writing (libel), about his professional life and insinuated he was involved in crimes of dishonesty.

I hope the verdict is big.

more than 5 years ago

Is the Yellowstone Supervolcano About To Blow?

delong Re:Um no (877 comments)

Do you actually believe this? "No new food on the planet for a year?" Give me a break. This supervolcano, even in a worst case scenario, would not be sufficient to create global subzero temperatures and block enough sunlight to prevent crops globally. This is more alarmist garbage unsupported by any facts.

more than 5 years ago

Is the Yellowstone Supervolcano About To Blow?

delong Re:Um no (877 comments)

Actually, the number of deaths would be negligible. Yellowstone sits in the most sparsely populated region of the U.S. The actual direct destructive power of the volcano would only effect a 40 square mile area, which except for Jackson Hole, is largely empty.

Laramie, Cheyenne, Bozeman, Billings, etc would be hit hard by ashfall, but Denver would only get about a foot. Folks know ash collapses roofs. So, gasp, folks would clear the ash as it accumulates. Many or most people would evacuate anyway.

This is alarmism. At its worst, there will be an immense disruption of the electrical and telecommunications grid, immense expense from ash damage and removal, alot of immediate deaths and some ash deaths.

more than 5 years ago

Fundraiser For "White Male" Illness Dropped

delong Re:Update (241 comments)

I'm sorry, but do the students not belong to the community called "Canada", to which CF sufferers also belong?

But this isn't about "communities" is it? No, it is "race" and "sex" counting. It is the most obscene consequence of multi-culti racism and sexism. Dividing the citizenry into camps defined by their race and sex, whose merit is contingent upon race and sex. It is racism and sexism, by definition.

more than 5 years ago

First Mars-Goers Should Prepare For a One-Way Trip

delong pioneers are preceded by explorers (528 comments)

The American pioneers were preceded by explorers that not only did not intend to stay permanently, but (mostly) returned home safely to tell the tales. Otherwise, there wouldn't be any maps to guide the pioneers later.

The first explorers on Mars should use modular equipment that can be used to build up a permanent infrastructure for use by a later permanent outpost staff. Zubrin's approach makes use of modular hab units that can be connected to create a permanent outpost from individual (temporary) missions. That makes sense. Sending astronauts to Mars to stay permanently, without any experience of the efficacy of the technology, is inviting disaster. Jamestown over and over and over again.

more than 5 years ago

DOJ Needs Warrant To Track Your Cell's GPS History

delong Re:Well, not really (122 comments)

-5 overrated for you. The police don't need a warrant to ask for anything. Consent is always sufficient, no warrant required. A warrant is only required to compel disclosure.

about 6 years ago


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