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Climate Scientist Pioneer Talks About the Furture of Geoengineering

gargleblast Re: Furture? (140 comments)

Do you come from a furture in which samzenpus wins a Purlitzer?

4 days ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

gargleblast Minor correction (391 comments)

We would like to remind the public that paternalism is a bitch.

FTFY.

about a week ago
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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

gargleblast Re:Fire (143 comments)

And that is why we should return to the safe, natural goodness of gasoline.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

gargleblast Re:Easy, India or China (303 comments)

The Clear Skies Act 2003 was a failed attempt by Republicans to INCREASE the amount of allowed air pollution. It would have done exactly the opposite of its title. It is a textbook example of doublespeak. It was never passed. It was an abysmal failure on so many levels.

Old George and Tricky Dicky weren't quite so brazen as Dubya. But: HW's sulphur cap and trade program took another five years to start, and was less successful than conventional regulation in Europe.

about two weeks ago
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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

gargleblast Re:Slashdot Beta replacing Classic tomorrow? (160 comments)

Slashdot will undergo planned maintenance from Thursday August 14, 5-6pm (Eastern Time).

Does anyone know what that really means?

I don't know, sorry. But remember, there is always Soylent News.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Who Smuggle Radioactive Materials

gargleblast Re:Old news (66 comments)

I'm sure that in 1985 plutonium was available in every corner drug store, but in 2014 it's a little hard to come by.

about three weeks ago
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Do Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cast Doubt On the Big Bang?

gargleblast Re:Oh good lord. (225 comments)

Correctamundo. Given that the best theory of cosmology yet devised, the Lambda-CDM model, is a Big Bang theory that includes dark matter and dark energy, I would ... defer to Ian Betteridge's opinion on the matter.

about three weeks ago
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Enthusiast Opts For $2200 Laser Eye Surgery To Enhance Oculus Rift Experience

gargleblast Re:Reality not sufficient, (109 comments)

Parent AC really doesn't belong at -1, I ...

Here is a copy-paste of the GP's score window:

Starting Score: 0 points
Moderation +5
60% Insightful
20% Informative
10% Funny
Extra 'Insightful' Modifier 0 (Edit)
Total Score: 5

Which is to say, parent AC was never at -1. Which is to say, stop abusing /. moderation to blow your own horn. And (more importantly) stop telling porky pies.

about three weeks ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

gargleblast Re:So.. what? (255 comments)

It is true that intensive farmers must ensure their crops get enough critical nutrients. Marijuana Yields and CO2.

about three weeks ago
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Ecuador To Forge Ahead With State-Backed Digital Currency

gargleblast Re:They could call it ... (85 comments)

Yeah. Why don't they just use the full name? Ecuadoge.

about three weeks ago
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Study: Dinosaurs "Shrank" Regularly To Become Birds

gargleblast Re:Dinosaurs went obsolete (138 comments)

How do you know so much about T-Rexes?

about a month ago
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Enceladus's 101 Geysers Blast From Hidden Ocean

gargleblast Re:Astrobiology (39 comments)

That would be like discovering mad cows.

about a month ago
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Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut

gargleblast Re:crAss (100 comments)

This is bottom-grade science. Too much Farquharson around at SDSU. Even the Wikipedia page is bog standard.

about a month ago
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The debate over climate change is..

gargleblast All of the above (278 comments)

It is mostly idiot politicians yelling at scientists.

about a month and a half ago
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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

gargleblast Re:Let me guess: (163 comments)

I can see the headlines now: Barbara Streisand sues for trademark dilution.

about a month and a half ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

gargleblast Re:BINGO! (361 comments)

kill -9 `/usr/bin/Laden`

I'm looking for something like: moderate .. -1 "unix newbie"

about 2 months ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

gargleblast Re:Uh... Yeah? (242 comments)

Spying kept the cold war from being a hot war.

Nup. Mutual Assured Destruction kept the cold war from being a hot war.

about 2 months ago

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