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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

ericloewe Re:obviously a NATO plot (326 comments)

Oh right - I nearly forgot the edit war they started on wikipedia, so that the article would match Russia's wild (there's no other word for it) claim that a SU-25 was at the same altitude as a 777 in cruise.

2 hours ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

ericloewe Re:obviously a NATO plot (326 comments)

Oh look, the russian conspiracy theorist shills have mod points today.

11 hours ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

ericloewe Re:Oh, bore off (326 comments)

Be a pedant all you want, it doesn't make a difference to the guy in Iraq if he gets hit with a nuke or mustard gas.

11 hours ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

ericloewe Re:obviously a NATO plot (326 comments)

Almost as outrageous as "Ukrainian government forces smuggled a Buk deep into rebel-held territory; used it to shoot down the 777 that was abducted doing flight MH370 and had been filled with dead bodies, flyign on autopilot; and smuggled the Buk right out of there."

This is some of the drivel being spread around by conspiracy theorists, russian shills and russian conspiracy theorist shills.

13 hours ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

ericloewe Re:Great... (326 comments)

Well, the morons at the crash site were drunk enough for that to make it to the investigators' reports.

13 hours ago
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One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far

ericloewe Re:Pick your units of radiation... (189 comments)

A Becquerel-hour should be good enough to quantify most non-acute exposures.

I do agree on the alpha vs. gamma point, though.

3 days ago
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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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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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