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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

ericloewe Re:Russia has no choice (503 comments)

It's not like their denials were ever worth anything.

Putin denied having a single Russian operative in Crimea... until after the annexation, when he admitted that was a lie.

Given all the evidence of Russian involvement, denials are pure soviet-style bullshit.

about a week ago
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Mt. Fuji Volcano In 'Critical State' After Quakes

ericloewe Re:Fukushima (151 comments)

They didn't forget, bureaucracy stalled the process until the buildings started exploding.

about a week ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

ericloewe Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

Must've been through sheer ignorance of history.

about a week ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ericloewe Re:Well out running the police ... (443 comments)

He might not "of" died, but your english teacher would HAVE killed you.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ericloewe Re:Remote Kill Switch. (443 comments)

The car's systems are advanced enough to force a controlled deceleration while maninting everything else (they might want to disable the infotainment, no point in giving the thief access to that...).

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ericloewe Re:another tesla fire (443 comments)

You forgot the part where the smoke chokes an attack helicopter loaded with ordnance that ends up crashing into the car, in the most awesome Tetris move ever.

about two weeks ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

ericloewe Re:dmv (205 comments)

People don't generally drive at 100 or 110...

about two weeks ago
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Hacking a Tesla Model S Could Net $10,000 Prize

ericloewe Re:Void warranty (77 comments)

They're really pissed they can't replace the engine oil on the model S... Oh, wait...

about two weeks ago
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Study: Whales Are Ecosystem "Engineers"

ericloewe Re:Engineers (64 comments)

The invention of waterproof calculators allowed for whales to more easily perform tedious calculations.

about three weeks ago
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Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

ericloewe Re:Faith (299 comments)

There is no straw man, if anything it's AmiMoJo who introduced one.

Nobody was discussing an "imaginary, fearful hoard of idiots". The discussion was about a very specific group of people, who was then identified with a larger group that acts in a similar way.

about three weeks ago
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Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

ericloewe Re:Faith in God (299 comments)

You're the one pulling the straw man here.

The question was about the apparent paradox of the two cases mentioned.

For some reason, fear of the radiation boogeyman is greater than their confidence in their interpretation of their faith.

Before I'm accused of calling every religious person an ignorant, allow me to add that religion is only one of many possible sources of ignorance (probably none of them guarantee ignorance either) - however, it is a very visible correlation.

about three weeks ago
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Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

ericloewe Re:Faith in God (299 comments)

The only thing ignorant people fear more than science in general is "radiation". The reasons for the quotation marks would make for a very long rant about ionizing vs. non-ionizing radiation and their complete ignorance of what is actually going on.

about three weeks ago
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WebODF: JavaScript Open Document Format Editor Deemed Stable

ericloewe Re:Yippie... (91 comments)

Imagine how much slower it'd be written fully in Java...

about three weeks ago
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WebODF: JavaScript Open Document Format Editor Deemed Stable

ericloewe Yippie... (91 comments)

Because the general complaint about OpenOffice/LibreOffice was that Java made it too fast. /s

Next up! A web browser written in Javascript.

about three weeks ago
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Julian Assange Plans Modeling Debut At London Fashion Show

ericloewe Re:Diplomatic immunity? (173 comments)

Yeah, like long-distance questioning is the norm. It's probably less bureaucratic to just drag him over Sweden.

Add to that the fact that they probably considered he posed a high risk of fleeing to some third world country (which he did, in a way)...

about three weeks ago
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Julian Assange Plans Modeling Debut At London Fashion Show

ericloewe Re:Fifteeen minutes of fame. (173 comments)

The only tragedy is that some people ever took that moron seriously...

about three weeks ago
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Julian Assange Plans Modeling Debut At London Fashion Show

ericloewe Re:Bizarre (173 comments)

Are you kidding? McAfee would have them both dead by the time the door is locked.

Now, how about we take McAfee deep into whatever country he's pissed-off lately and tell him to go hunt the other two? He seems to have some experience handling local South American officials...

about three weeks ago
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Julian Assange Plans Modeling Debut At London Fashion Show

ericloewe Re:and yet (173 comments)

What he is accused of in the US is absolutely irrelevant. It's what the Swedish court says that would matter.

about three weeks ago

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