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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

hoboroadie Re:March of Science (803 comments)

Once again, they concur with the hoboroadie.

3 days ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

hoboroadie Re:public (803 comments)

It was pretty explicitly designed to prevent popular democracy. The founding fathers knew if the hoi polloi actually got control they'd get right to the jackassery- like the fucking Volstead act, (Seriously, wtf?)

3 days ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

hoboroadie Re:Not a fantasy country anymore? (325 comments)

It's a little more free-range here. The cops hate everyone else, even the rich, but if you are in their buddy club, you often get to skate.

about a week ago
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Crowd Wisdom Better At Predictions Than Top CIA Analysts

hoboroadie Re:Common Knowlege (136 comments)

I'm not particularly smart, but doesn't EVERYBODY already know those CIA fools are incompetent?

about a week ago
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NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

hoboroadie Old Berkeley Hippie here... (104 comments)

I use Chlorine compounds with discretion, and I eschewed Triclosan long before the FDA noted its questionable properties. I think that cleaning up other people's public filth*, moving Cow dung about the farm, and generally rooting around in dirt have adequately inoculated my system. I use a reasonable amount of water and simple soap products to try and keep a lid on the pathogenic stuff.
* I wash the hell out of my hands before I touch myelf- don't disrespect those Mycobacteriums...

about a week ago
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Canada Introduces Privacy Reforms That Encourage Warrantless Disclosure of Info

hoboroadie Re:Shakespeare, Orwell (99 comments)

The English Language is a marvelous, mutable thing, is it not?

about a week ago
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NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

hoboroadie Re:cumulate filth (104 comments)

I don't like to overwhelm my biodefenses. YMMV.

about a week ago
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LA Police Officers Suspected of Tampering With Their Monitoring Systems

hoboroadie Re:Transfer (322 comments)

This is the preferred solution. After all that training, once an officer proves his eagerness to randomly break a few legs, it just won't do to let them go. That good LAPD conditioning has been disseminated throughout the country as these "rogue" cops take their skills and fucked-up attitudes out to rural America, the better to squelch any nascent bonds developing with the innocent citizens they intend to "protect and serve".

about two weeks ago
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It's Time To Plug the Loopholes In Pipeline Regulation

hoboroadie Re:Hear, hear! (163 comments)

Yeah, that's what I tell him, but Fox News said Wikipedia was full of shit, so he won't reference it for anything useful, like organic chemistry & such.
He clung to dial-up for an amazingly long time, too. Netzero ftw!

about two weeks ago
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It's Time To Plug the Loopholes In Pipeline Regulation

hoboroadie Hear, hear! (163 comments)

My Dad won't read Wikipedia either. He gets his information from Fox News.

about two weeks ago
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Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

hoboroadie Save the Chiddrens! (328 comments)

I sorta looked into this a few months back, and saw that the woman* running the site was soliciting for an on-line petition. I emailed her to say that whilst I sympathised with the want to prevent this sort of thing happening, her petition was a vague and indiscriminate demand for legislative action. I suggested that my support and that of anyone with both cerebral function, and an understanding of abstract concepts like liberty, &c., might be loath to encourage mindless action using this issue as yet another critically urgent pretext. I did get a form letter back, but it may have been automatic, it did not address my query. I reckon that it will be effective, just what the proponents of speech regulation and licensing have been waiting for.

*Not sure which one, it seems there's been a boom in that field.

about two weeks ago
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Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

hoboroadie Re:Specked Taters (56 comments)

I'm a nerd, not a hacker, but yeah. I was on the fencing team.

about two weeks ago
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Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

hoboroadie Compounding variables (56 comments)

Sorry, I RTFA, it was unavoidable.
Looks like they might actually use the horsepower.

about two weeks ago
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Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

hoboroadie Re:America's Pastime (56 comments)

I can take it or leave it, but a minor league game from wooden bleachers is a much better time for me.
What I find amusing is the obsession with statistics, considering the randomness of any particular game. But then I don't follow any particular team, its the spectacle of seeing it done. (And the main thing I appreciate is how unimaginable it is relative to my own abilities.)

about two weeks ago
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Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

hoboroadie Re:Ummm, probably not (142 comments)

I have a hard time imagining a chute launching a rock that size high enough up to delay it that long, and of course the rock would have had a hard time getting that far forward to catch that weird gust of wind that brought it back toward the camera.
I remember a bullet that did that and then landed on a guy's stretcher once, so it could happen.

about two weeks ago
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Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

hoboroadie Re:OT: Obnoxious Noah Movie Ad (142 comments)

Sorry, I was referring to an ad served on Comedy Central, but I hold the client liable for the offense.

Fuck you, Sears.

OP was assaulted @ TFA, I was not, at this time, but its the sort of thing that would make me skip a movie I had planned to see in a theatre.
I'm a petty, vindictive asshole; But really, do those guys think they're selling better?

about two weeks ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

hoboroadie Re:Shared Risk (307 comments)

It's as simple as asking: "do you want to take that risk"?
There's plenty of people in the world willing to participate to something that will likely end their lives

Of course some see that we are already participating in a great big, possibly dangerous experiment.

about two weeks ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

hoboroadie Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

This is also the tactic of pusillanimous sociopaths, plausible deniability based on the "who the fuck says stuff like that?" and selective memory- "I did not say that."
I am researching whether this is actionable, or if I can get a restraining order for judicial relief from having to abide false statements. It is very difficult to sit still when some cowardly liar denies past years of ongoing bullshit.
These people are evil and a blight on civilisation, but they practice harder than anyone else, and are very skillful.

about two weeks ago
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Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

hoboroadie Re:OT: Obnoxious Noah Movie Ad (142 comments)

I did not get that, but I've commenced a Sears boycott since that full-volume commercial hijacked my computer at 3AM last week (it woke up two people that I know of, got the dog out of bed, and probably disturbed the downstairs neighbor.) I don't know how many others adhere to this, but I have a strict policy of depriving revenue to offensive businesses.

about two weeks ago

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Global biological experiment generates exciting new results

hoboroadie hoboroadie writes  |  about 5 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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