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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

hamburger lady Re:of course it wasn't NK (236 comments)

lol. seriously, if you're trying to equate NK and the US in terms of truth-telling you're a buffoon. unless you actually believe any of the crazy-ass shit that comes out of NK. at least the US is willing to admit that our leader sucks at golf and bowling.

4 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

hamburger lady Re:"Breakthrough" (435 comments)

for one kidnapped aid worker

and a jailed spy. 3 for 2 aint too bad.

about a week ago
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Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

hamburger lady Re:Sooo... (189 comments)

we'll come up with something after we waterboard Santa.

about two weeks ago
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Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do

hamburger lady doy (222 comments)

you can't definitively link any particular roids-era barry bonds home run to the drugs. people know this. people also know that that doesn't mean that the roids didn't have a huge effect on his numbers.

about two weeks ago
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Twitter Use By Romney and Obama In 2012 Highlight the Speed of Social Media

hamburger lady it worked (47 comments)

On 30 August 2012, Hollywood star Clint Eastwood took the stage to lambast President Obama. What ensued was an odd, 11-minute monologue where Eastwood conversed with an empty chair upon which an imaginary Barack Obama sat.

it wasn't odd. it was the perfect distilled essence of the conservative movement - an elderly white guy yelling at his own imagined version of a black person.

about two weeks ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

hamburger lady Re:ssh / scp / https maybe? (148 comments)

uh, their name is on the voter rolls at the polling place?

you make it sound like voter fraud is an actual thing.

about a month and a half ago
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Researchers Demonstrate Electrically Activated Micro-Muscles

hamburger lady Re:What the fuck summary? (19 comments)

Powerade-level saltiness?

it's got what artificial muscles crave!

about a month and a half ago
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A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found In an FDA Closet

hamburger lady Re:FDA != NIH (120 comments)

waitwaitwait...are you telling me. that the summary. got it right?!

about 6 months ago
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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

hamburger lady Re:Not surprised (170 comments)

Wait, what? All of a sudden we've decided that violating rights is OK if it makes us more secure? When did we decide that?

just around when the ink dried on the constitution. you don't think this country has a long, long history of violating rights in the name of security?

about 6 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

hamburger lady Re:Massive conspiracy (465 comments)

i think you're misinformed. both Tea Party group and progressive group applications were scrutinized. no Tea Party groups were denied their application from what i remember, but at least one progressive group was. so no, this isn't the powerful silencing opposition and not approving one side whilst rubber-stamping the other.

about 6 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

hamburger lady Re:Massive conspiracy (465 comments)

The IRS is hopelessly corrupt.

because they did their due diligence when it came to applications for tax-exempt status, or because of the lost emails?

if the former, why shouldn't the IRS scrutinize applications for a tax-exempt status which disallows political activity* where the applicant group has 'Tea Party' in its title and description? isn't the Tea Party pretty much by definition a political movement? they also scrutinized 'progressive' groups for the same reason (IIRC 'progressive' groups were the only ones denied status), but you don't hear people on capitol hill yelling about that.

should 501(c)(3) status just be handed out without the application receiving any scrutiny at all? or should conservative groups get a pass and only 'progressive' groups get scrutinized? i honestly don't understand what's the actual scandal here.

*substantive lobbying and campaigning IIRC.

about 6 months ago
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Patent Troll Ordered To Pay For the Costs of Fighting a Bad Patent

hamburger lady Re:Sounds awesome except.... (191 comments)

that isn't true. under the new examiner count system allowances are weighed less. besides, you can easily get at least one continuation out of every application. so that's a count for the FAOM, the RCE, the subsequent FA and then maybe an allowance. hell, sometimes you can get 2 or more continuations on a case and something like 80+% of your counting is rejection-related.

about 7 months ago
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Robots and Irradiated Parasites Enlisted In the Fight Against Malaria

hamburger lady Re:second best (84 comments)

DDT didn't get banned in malaria countries, dummy.

about 7 months ago
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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

hamburger lady Re:Well... (493 comments)

You should be able to go to a government web site and enter a persons name to check and see if they have vaccinations, STDs, etc.

nobody as far as i know is advocating a publicly-accessible database here, are they? we already have large data stores full of patient information and i still am not able to look up my neighbor's medical records on the internet.

about 7 months ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

hamburger lady Re:danger will robinson (688 comments)

when i was in high school calc and we first learned derivatives, on the first exam i saved time because i happened to already know the power rule. fucking math teacher marked me wrong even though i got the right answer because we were supposed to do it the long way.

clearly, the way calculus is taught in schools is wrong and confusing. why not go right to the shortcut? it's the american way, after all.

about 7 months ago
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Graphene Could Be Dangerous To Humans and the Environment

hamburger lady Re:Yeah, but... (135 comments)

but the joke is totally new. it's innovative, like 'where's the beef?'

about 8 months ago
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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

hamburger lady nice (218 comments)

then a huge rogue wave hits it. aw shiiiiiiiiiiit

about 8 months ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

hamburger lady Re:How to describe a pre-schooler (355 comments)

Colin Kinney said excessive use of technology damages concentration .

tl;dr. can anybody give me the gist of this statement?

about 8 months ago
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LHCb Confirms Existence of Exotic Hadrons

hamburger lady Re:So what is it made of? (99 comments)

Fuck it, we're doing five quarks.

Would someone tell me how this happened? We were the fucking vanguard of particles in this universe. The meson was the hadron to own. Then the other guy came out with a three-quark nucleon. Were we scared? Hell, no. Because we hit back with a little thing called the proton. That's three quarks and a positive charge. For positivity. But you know what happened next? Shut up, I'm telling you what happened—the bastards went to four quarks. Now we're standing around with our cocks in our hands, selling three quarks and a charge. Charge or no, suddenly we're the chumps. Well, fuck it. We're going to five quarks.

about 9 months ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

hamburger lady Re:There is no irony (282 comments)

what's the "democrat party"?

about 8 months ago

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