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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

fightermagethief Re:I see nothing exciting here (390 comments)

Really, pretty much every trailer of blockbuster is constructed in the same way: emotional music, beautiful people, big explosions, and no real insight into what the story is even about. I don't think people really have the attention span for stories anymore.

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

fightermagethief Re:Can Abrams correct slashdot grammar too? (390 comments)

I know you are making a joke, but can we show a little compassion for the mentally ill? I have recently been trying to parse the nature of schizophrenics that wander homeless in the streets and a big part of solving the problem is having normal society accept responsibility for those who cannot take care of themselves instead of "wanting them gone."

about three weeks ago
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New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight

fightermagethief Re:What did you expect.. (144 comments)

My digestive system has gotten so used to breads, meats, and processed food that many fruits and vegetables don't digest easily. I even developed a banana allergy when I could eat anything as a kid. It kind of slowly crept up, but I wonder if many people would be susceptible to this if they don't consistently get the veggies.

about a month and a half ago
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New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight

fightermagethief Re: What did you expect.. (144 comments)

This is assuming you have a kitchen equipped to cook whatever you buy. For transients, those who live with others, and the general homeless (who all have to shop around for cheap food) a kitchen may not be available. $1 for a 500 calorie sandwich is about the best deal I can find.

Free hobo pro-tip: If you live in an urban area, walk the block between nice restaurants and expensive hotels. Anyone with a styrofoam clamshell will usually happily give up a nice dinner if you ask politely. Welcome to America!

about a month and a half ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

fightermagethief Re:Left one out (306 comments)

+1 self-fulfilling

about 1 month ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

fightermagethief Re:She's.. (235 comments)

What if this is a manufactured event to rouse the ire of the people against agencies like the NSA? I believe it would be our duty to ignore the technicalities and hype this story as much as possible, the ends justifying the means and all.

about 2 months ago
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Car Thieves and Insurers Vote On Keyless Car Security

fightermagethief Re:10 years ago and earlier.... (221 comments)

I believe the tool you are thinking of is a slide-hammer.

about 2 months ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

fightermagethief Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

Sometimes adults swear, especially when speaking about an important topic that affects the entire world. Some people just won't listen to reason, so you have to yell at them, or punch them in the face, or take the reigns of their culture out of their hands.

Mmm, excuse me, would you mind stopping this whole slavery thing? Here are the reasons it offends me on a personal level...

Doesn't always work, especially when dealing with people that apparently have a huge blind spot in their reasoning.

about 2 months ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

fightermagethief Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

Finally, a comparison to Nazis that isn't just emotionally charged ad hominem.

about 2 months ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

fightermagethief Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

You can't give equal respect to all kinds of batshit crazy 'personal perspectives.' Things like the proper way to govern a state, individual rights versus the greater good, these are things that are still up in the air. The topics of these presentations are intentionally inflammatory to another more correct methodology anyway, namely the scientific method.

about 2 months ago
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

fightermagethief Re:Prison time (275 comments)

I can't find the article now, but I was living in Georgia at the time. It seemed like they were insinuating that the people had some idea a search was imminent. Not sure how, sorry.

about 2 months ago
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The Problem With Positive Thinking

fightermagethief Re:You have control of you. (158 comments)

I don't think your comment is in the same vain as this conversation.

about 2 months ago
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

fightermagethief Re:Prison time (275 comments)

It was a flashbang. I don't mean to downplay, because I saw pictures of the child and it was a very severe injury. Also, the crib had been pushed in front of the door to seemingly impede officers from entering. Not really a good scenario from either perspective.

about 2 months ago
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

fightermagethief Re:Prison time (275 comments)

I can't believe there isn't a more difficult screening process to become an officer. You just basically have to not be physically handicapped or mentally retarded. Doctors have a lot to prove before they can cut someone up or prescribe medicine. I would say a 4-6 year degree would be appropriate to carry a gun. The only problem is that most people don't want a job with that kind of risk or shitty responsibility, so you get the low men of mediocre society.

How would a society go about implementing the change of requiring much stricter requirements for law enforcement officers?

about 2 months ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

fightermagethief Re:This is silly (720 comments)

If you replaced 'fox news' with almost anything else, your statement might hold water. Fox news is one institution that deserves not a single shred of intellectual respectability. It is the default butt of any joke that has to do with holding cognitive dissonant opinions and flying in the face of all reasonable debate.

about 2 months ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

fightermagethief Re:This is silly (720 comments)

I'm still waiting for my FREE iPhone from the government that Republicans always talk about but can never provide a link to the sign-up page.

You can get a crappy 'feature phone' or three by signing up for one of the 2-3 companies that are subsidized to provide phones for the poor. I have 2 right now, since I had to stagger the services after moving out of state. One will expire soon.
fcc.gov/lifeline
I know one guy who is on social services who got a crappy android phone for free, but he is a senior citizen on social security and in California. There is no free iPhone, if that has ever actually been claimed.

about 2 months ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

fightermagethief Re:What is critical thinking? (553 comments)

Wish I had some points to upmod...
Critical thinking is the one skill that is actively weeded out. Now 'following orders', that is a highly commendable trait.

about 2 months ago
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Chemists Grow Soil Fungus On Cheerios, Discover New Antifungal Compounds

fightermagethief Re:Biofilm (77 comments)

Whenever I shower now, my skin gets rashy and sensitive for a day or two. It's good to know it doesn't kill my epidermal compatriots though. But wouldn't soap kill them?

about 2 months ago

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