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Obama Calls Today's Ubiquitous Gadgets and Information "a Distraction"

feed_me_cereal Re:"Can Be" Not "Becomes" and a Biased Summary (545 comments)

didn't 'you the people' elect Obama? I hate it when people act as if this is some sort of dictatorship just because they lost an election.

more than 4 years ago
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Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes

feed_me_cereal Re:I know why... (841 comments)

nice :)

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes

feed_me_cereal Re:OK, I'll say it... (841 comments)

Was he giving a speech to the CDC? No. Know to target the right audience. I'm still searching for the "point" he was trying to make targeting THAT group of people in an act that could be considered terrorism under our "new and improved" laws.

uhh... because they're rich and might lend money to the cause? Do you think the CDC needs convincing that malaria is a problem?

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes

feed_me_cereal Re:astroturfing tag (841 comments)

yeah, I was just posting about this at the same time you were. I really don't get it. The word has a specific meaning, and it's losing it very quickly and gaining a new one: "my enemy's advertising technique". Now I think I know why I need to explain what this word means to people every time I use it.

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes

feed_me_cereal Re:Only poor people? (841 comments)

er... infected. not sure how elected worked its way in there :)

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes

feed_me_cereal Re:Only poor people? (841 comments)

He said "there's no reason only poor people should be infected", not "there's no reason only poor people are elected". Poor people did nothing to deserve being infected.

Secondly, Bill Gate's little show had a lot more of a point than PETA getting naked. Whereas the latter is merely a publicity stunt, Gate's maneuver also serves to make potentially rich donors uncomfortable with the idea of the suffering of others by experiencing a small part of it. Nothing about PETA getting naked serves this sort of purpose.

Lastly, I also dearly hope that Bill Gate's political leanings aren't whats preventing you from otherwise helping to stop the spread of malaria...

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes

feed_me_cereal who tagged this astroturfing?!?! (841 comments)

What about this indicates a faux grassroots movement? Words like 'astroturfing' quickly lose their meaning when abused like this...

more than 5 years ago
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Google Challenging Proposition 8

feed_me_cereal Re:I don't get it (1475 comments)

If you count civil unions, then he can also throw in the two remaining continents (unless you want to also count Antarctica) and several more states.

South Africa and Nepal were the latest to join, bringing Asia and Africa to the list.

Here's your source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage

I'll never understand why people don't at least check wikipedia before demanding a source... and yes, the wikipedia article cites its own sources on the particular issues of Africa and Asia.

more than 5 years ago
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Science's Alternative To an Intelligent Creator

feed_me_cereal Re:The anthropic principle isn't a principle. (683 comments)

I wish I had mod points. Thank you. This is exactly what i think every time I see an argument like this, or about the chances of life originating on a planet; especially intelligent life. There's a fuck-ton of planets, so it's more about the chances of it happening on one out of many of them (which will then, not by chance, be the one where it's observed), rather than the chances of it happening or not happening on one of them.

more than 5 years ago
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Jack Thompson Disbarred

feed_me_cereal Re:April fools? (522 comments)

This just in: SCO admits shenanigans, forfeits all future appeals!

Microsoft declares the war is over; adopts open-source licenses for all of its products

P is proven not to equal NP; poor grad student becomes king of shit fuck mountain ...I mean seriously, what a day! I don't know about all of you, but I'm going to go celebrate by playing my "murder simulator"!

about 6 years ago
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Palin Email Hacker Found

feed_me_cereal Re:This Just In (767 comments)

not only all of your very good points, but also: am I the only one who read the quoted text as sarcasm? I'm pretty sure it was, which makes the sprawling ranting response +1 funny to me, anyway.

The "cracker" was a moron. That might be the scariest thing about the whole incident. GP needs to understand: Joe Biden and Barack Obama, assuming they have such ties that GP for whatever reason takes as a foregone conclusions, WOULD NOT USE A FUCKING YAHOO ACCOUNT FOR STATE RELATED BUSINESS BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT RIDICULOUSLY INCOMPETENT!

about 6 years ago

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AT&T Censors Anti-Bush Pearl Jam Lyrics

feed_me_cereal feed_me_cereal writes  |  more than 7 years ago

feed_me_cereal (452042) writes "While performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vetter inserted the lyrics "George Bush, leave this world alone" and "George Bush, find yourself another home" into a rendition of "Daughter" sang to the tune of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall". Those lyrics were censored out of the Lollapalooza webcast from AT&T's "Blue Room". AT&T denies willful culpability, citing this incident as a "mistake". One wonders what implications this will have in the net neutrality debate."
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