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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

halivar Re:Leave it to the Americans (862 comments)

Right on. The yanks will never put a man on the moon with such backward thinking.

yesterday
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Solar System's Water Is Older Than the Sun

halivar Re:Score one for the other team (173 comments)

Anything other than an allegorical OEC reading is inconsistent with the historical understanding of the poetic nature of biblical prophetic visions as they appear in Genesis or Revelation, or whatever. YEC'er's trying to draw pseudoscientific observations from Genesis 1 understand as little about scripture as they do science.

about a week ago
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Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

halivar Re:Just what we need. More compliance! (208 comments)

If I build a deck and a pool in my backyard and cheat on my taxes about it, what exactly have I taken from you?

about a week ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

halivar Re:Uhhh (905 comments)

I was 19 when I got my first car loan. I thought I was buying a modest car, but I was a punk kid just out of college and I had no clue that "modest" and "new" are mutually exclusive. Had no credit, payments were high, and I signed up for an open lease. The car dealership assured me that my internship was more than sufficient for cover the payments. Two-and-a-half years later I was much, much wiser, but still saddled with that money drain until they finally repo'd it. I swear, I think I made like 2 on-time payments the entire time I had it. Took me a while to get my credit back, so it was a harsh lesson learned.

about a week ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

halivar Re:single female? (905 comments)

"Ever been to a Turkish prison, Bobby?"

about a week ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

halivar Re:Another terrible article courtesy of samzenpus (383 comments)

Really? At least once a week there is a story like this, chosen to excite the conservatives and to try to make the liberals look bad. Can you show me an article posted in the past several months that does the opposite? No, you cannot.

Are you kidding me? Soulskill's got a dog-whistle called "climate change" he blows on every fucking day. Doesn't even matter what the article's about; the comment section derails immediately into diatribes against the evil nasty capitalists.

about a week ago
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Stanford Promises Not To Use Google Money For Privacy Research

halivar Re:Hey Google (54 comments)

If they publish findings that are extremely bad for the oil industry, then yes, I will believe those.

If they seem to publish only findings that are favorable to the oil industry, then no.

Thus such studies can only enforce an entrenched opinion, and cannot successfully convey truth. There is therefore every reason for Google not to fund privacy research; people will believe only bad results if they fund it.

about a week ago
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Stanford Promises Not To Use Google Money For Privacy Research

halivar Re:Hey Google (54 comments)

If the article is to be believed, this was Stanford's decision, not Google's. It is also plausible that Stanford wishes to avoid the appearance of hypocrisy in taking the devil's money to do the good Lord's work, so to speak.

about a week ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

halivar Re:Most promising places (197 comments)

There have been so few because, as it turns out, the moon is a terribly uninteresting place with really annoying dust.

about a week ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

halivar Re:The luxury of money (154 comments)

Better that the EA model of "eh, fuck it; publish what we got and close the shop."

about a week ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

halivar Re:Aggression in practice, right? (475 comments)

If you're going to do justify a false equivalency with "the letter of the law" you're gonna need to start giving citations.

about two weeks ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

halivar Re:DAESH, not ISIL (475 comments)

The move to the Republican party is actually fairly recent. Hell, when I moved down here about twenty years ago, the bible belt was still Dixiecrat territory. After all, that's where you get Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, etc.

about two weeks ago

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