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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

hoboroadie Astroturfing (333 comments)

Wow; This is an amazing thread. Does it pay very well?
I can blow smoke rings outta my ass as well as any of you.

about a week ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

hoboroadie Re:Reasonable Suspicion (242 comments)

I strongly suspect this Eric Holder fellow is a sniveling weenie.
He's prominently featured on a very long list of useless, fucked-up people.

about a week ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

hoboroadie Re:Adam West (701 comments)

Actually, IIRC the electric generator from a B-52 surplus bits pile would work very well to power a 60s armored car. (It was a teenchy little turbine spinning an alternator.)
The atomic batteries are good for powering up the frickin' lasers and such.

about a week ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

hoboroadie Re:Earth abides... (291 comments)

Existing and living are not the same thing.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

hoboroadie Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (435 comments)

Stopping behind the limit line as the regulation demands is one of those random, unexpected things that upsets others and causes accidents here. The full stop is apparently the most dangerous and anti-social move of all. I am a menace.

about two weeks ago
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Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

hoboroadie Ad hominem. (151 comments)

I have been calling certain sorts "Coprophage" for years. Not one has yet understood the term.
I was not popular in school

about a month ago
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Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty To Defeat Extradition

hoboroadie Re:Al-Gebra (253 comments)

1 + X = 2
ftfy.
Mathematics does prove it, BTW.

about 2 months ago
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In the year since Snowden's revelations ...

hoboroadie Re:secured by criminals (248 comments)

I've had enough personal experience dealing with my Fearless Leaders to know it very well. Follow the money, fill in the blanks.

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Confirms Hachette Spat Is To "Get a Better Deal"

hoboroadie Books are special. (211 comments)

because you have values other than just capitalism.

Some of us don't assign much value to Capitalism. YMMV.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Stop Being So Cynical, You Could Give Yourself Dementia

hoboroadie Re:Why? (153 comments)

I don't have cynical distrust, I have cynical disdain. I believe incompetence explains more of the problems that we have than actual malignant evil. That's not to say that Human Society and the Entire World is not being ruined by them, but its only a very few doing the real harm.

about 2 months ago
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Next IE Version Will Feature Web Audio, Media Capture, ES6 Promises, and HTTP/2

hoboroadie Re:I can't wait.... (173 comments)

I can wait.
I don't think I've tried IE since 2009; I've heard it works now, don't care, done with the abuse.

about 2 months ago
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German Scientists Successfully Test Brain-Controlled Flight Simulator

hoboroadie Re:FTFY... (73 comments)

Think in Russian.

That was for the movie; I did not rtfa, but it would be odd to expect German pilots to think in Po-Russki.

about 2 months ago
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Author Charles Stross: Is Amazon a Malignant Monopoly, Or Just Plain Evil?

hoboroadie Re:Welcome to the future (405 comments)

This is something musicians and videographers have had to deal with for over a decade now...

No, its not.
Actually, this is more like what the Supermarkets have done to the Farmers, but it is Criminal- legal or not. Fuck Amazon.

about 2 months ago
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Amazon confirms Hachette Spat Is to "Get A Better Deal"

hoboroadie Boycott (1 comments)

If this is legal, well, we don't really expect much good out of our Fearless Leaders nowadays, do we. I don't condone these sort of tactics, and I, for one, will eschew Amazon for any of my numerous online purchases.

about 2 months ago
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Google Unveils Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel

hoboroadie Doxed (583 comments)

AC is George Babbit from Zenith, Winnemac.

about 2 months ago

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Global biological experiment generates exciting new results

hoboroadie hoboroadie writes  |  about 9 months ago

hoboroadie (1726896) writes "Scientific American Magazine says antibiotic-resistance genes have moved from the incubators of our hospitals & factory farms and are spreading through diverse species in the wild. Resistance genes have been detected in crows, gulls, houseflies, moths, foxes, frogs, sharks and whales, as well as in sand and coastal water samples from California and Washington. This stuff is getting more and more like a Hollywood script everyday, n'est ce pas?"

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