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My relationship to military service:

demigod Re:I Consulted With The Military (525 comments)

... For Operation Shock and Awe. I figure that means I did my part. (Took out pretty much 100% of their offensive capabilities in one day, with very little collateral damage.)

What I remember from "Shock and Awe" was we used a lot of very expensive bomb to blow up empty (except for the cleaning women) office buildings in Baghdad so that we could pay Haliburton an outrageous amount to rebuild them.

about 2 years ago

Connecticut Resident Stopped By State Police For Radioactivity

demigod Re:So (545 comments)

"Yes, I've just had a medical procedure involving a radioactive isotope, here's a letter from the doctor."

Lucky for us it's impossible to fake a note from a doctor.

more than 2 years ago

Limits On Growth of Energy Use and Economies

demigod Re:Population is self managing (482 comments)

History shows us that famine, war, and plague occur when we run out of resources or populate an area too densely. Some of the strong, smart, and lucky will survive to repopulate.

Not always

more than 3 years ago

WI Capitol Blocks Pro-Union Web Site

demigod Re:If you are at work (377 comments)

Show me one job in the civil sector where you run a department or bureau with 500 employees and make less than $150K.

It looks like the most you can make in Kansas is just over $100K. I worked for the State of Kansas long ago, I left because the pay was so low. I doubled my pay when I left.

more than 3 years ago

Sarah Palin 'Target WikiLeaks Like Taliban'

demigod Re:Palin against government transparency? (1425 comments)

Palin just lost my vote. I liked her because she managed to balance the budget in Alaska ...

Balance the budget in Alaska? How hard is that?

More than 80% of Alaska's state revenue is from oil taxes, royalties and fees.
In Alaska you don't pay state income tax or state sales tax, the state pays you

As the price of oil increased she could (and did) spend more

more than 2 years ago

Sarah Palin 'Target WikiLeaks Like Taliban'

demigod Re:Why do we keep talking about her? (1425 comments)

I once thought some guy from Texas born with a silver foot in his mouth, who had basically relied on daddy's friends and connections his entire adult life, would have been equally unelectable. I was disastrously wrong.

That's just proof that the "American Dream" is alive and well.
In America, anyone can grow up to be President. Even a idiot.

more than 2 years ago

Pope Says Technology Causes Confusion Between Reality and Fiction

demigod Re:That's funny, because (779 comments)

I can't distinguish the pope from some loony old guy who keeps talking weird stuff

You forgot the important part, he does it while wearing a funny hat.

about 4 years ago

Australian Politician Caught Viewing Porn

demigod Re:What I care about (150 comments)

Hell most of us carry around portable, largely untraceable Internet devices in our pockets these days.

I don't know what your carrying around in you pocket, but I've never heard of a "largely untraceable Internet devices" before. Please tell me more.

more than 4 years ago

The Many Faces of 3G

demigod Re:"3G" has always been meaningless (122 comments)

The fact that you have a 3G signal doesn't guarantee any minimum performance...

Well it provides for a sort of minimum performance. The wikipedia article to which you linked claims it does anyway.

From the first paragraph;

a 3G system must allow simultaneous use of speech and data services, and provide peak data rates of at least 200 kbit/s according to the IMT-2000 specification.

more than 4 years ago

Senate Approves the ______Act Of____

demigod Re:Bureaucracy (571 comments)

That may be just a step to far. How about this instead;

Before casting a vote for any bill the voting member must have personally read the bill in it's entirety.

Does that not seem reasonable?

more than 4 years ago

Pentagon Demands Return of Leaked Afghanistan Documents

demigod Re:I see a little problem here (523 comments)

Oh, you meant only American Presidents.

Better take that "and justice for all" out of that silly pledge of yours

more than 4 years ago

Pentagon Demands Return of Leaked Afghanistan Documents

demigod Re:I see a little problem here (523 comments)

...I'm laughing at this. Nobody is going to go back, find the former president, put him on trial, say "You did shit during a war while you were president that we should hang you for,"

That never happens to former presidents,

Slobodan Milosevi

It's unthinkable

Charles Taylor

Former presidents are untouchable

Radovan Karadzi

Can't happen to soon I say.

more than 4 years ago

World's First Molten-Salt Solar Plant Opens

demigod Re:It's really not competitive yet (316 comments)

Oops. You forgot to include the cost of dealing with the spent fuel.

more than 4 years ago

Study Shows Monkeys Like Watching TV

demigod Re:Extend the research? (103 comments)

Then, see if the monkeys are just as interested in watching other monkeys handle situations, as we are in watching humans...

So you want to show them re-runs of Lancelot Link Secrent Chimp? Seems a little like cruelty to animals.

more than 4 years ago

Chinese Internet Addiction Boot Camp Prison Break

demigod Taxi? (177 comments)

14 patients?

Was that a taxi or a clown car?

more than 4 years ago

BP's Final "Top Kill" Procedure For Gulf Oil Spill

demigod Re:BP makes 93 mil a day (593 comments)

Where did you get $13 billion?

I looked up BP's 2009 revenue and came up with $246.14 billion

Also I think your confusing and/or commingling taxes and royalties

The government collects production royalties to compensate the general public for the market value of the resources that businesses remove from public lands.

It's not BP's oil, it the people of the United States oil. We agreed to let them take it out of our ground and sell it, if they give us a share. That's not a tax.

more than 4 years ago

PETA Creates New Animal-Friendly Software License

demigod Re:PETA is redundant, we have the SPCA (356 comments)

Being raised by a good rancher is a great bargain for a cow.

Remember that great bargain of yours includes having your balls removed (for what, maybe 99% of the males) without anesthesia?

And of course I assume your good rancher does not send his cattle to a feedlot since I don't see how anyone could consider that to be less suffering than being free.

more than 4 years ago

Australian Women Fight Over "Geekgirl" Trademark

demigod Re:is the trademark with or without the "#"? (187 comments)

OK, I give up.

How did you compute a 38% difference between Coca-Cola and,

Did you use the Levenshtein distance in the caculation?

more than 4 years ago


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