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Brain Patterns Give Clues To Why Some People Just Keep Gambling

jd2112 Re: Or gamblers are masochists. (57 comments)

I lost the powerball. But I'm only out two bucks so no big deal.

yesterday
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New Music Discovered In Donkey Kong For Arcade

jd2112 Re: Treasures (74 comments)

Have you ever *heard* Yoko Ono's "music"? I have, and yes. It can be classified as a weapon. Or at least an implement of torture.

2 days ago
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

jd2112 Re:Designed in US, Built in EU, Filled in Iraq (376 comments)

The summary seems to have left out the most interesting tidbit:

According to the Times, the reports were embarrassing for the Pentagon because, in five of the six incidents in which troops were wounded by chemical agents, the munitions appeared to have been "designed in the US, manufactured in Europe and filled in chemical agent production lines built in Iraq by Western companies".

Where were they found? Next to the plants set up by Western companies that filled them in Iraq, of course. Who has control of those plants now? Why, ISIS of course. Don't worry, though, the people who thought it was better we didn't know about these things are assuring us that all those weapons were hurriedly destroyed.

Back when Iraq was first invaded I predicted that the WMDs would be found 'As soon as they filed "Made in USA" off of them'. Perhaps I wasn't far off.

5 days ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

jd2112 Re:For everything there is a season (228 comments)

Here is an idea, lets use Military to kill people and break things

Definitely. It's a critical part of our Judeo-Christian heritage to kill people and break things.

We don't have to worry about the Air Force making plans for global warming, because they're all convinced Jesus will come back and save us before that happens.

http://blogs.courant.com/susan...

Personally, I think Jesus is going to be pissed at what his followers have done to the perfectly good planet his dad made for them. And using 'Jesus is coming soon anyway' as an excuse!

about a week ago
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A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien

jd2112 Re: Suspension of Disbelief (193 comments)

I can think of TWO good reasons to watch Swordfish..

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

jd2112 Re: If they are automating tech support, then good (236 comments)

I saw that Hawking is going to be on the upcoming Pink Floyd CD. If so we can compare it to "Keep Talking" from "The Division Bell" from about 20 years ago.

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

jd2112 Re: grow your own (236 comments)

Once again Douglas Adams has been ahead of the times. In "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's complaints department was the only division to consistently show a profit. I always wondered how they managed to accomplish that...

about two weeks ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

jd2112 Re: Whales and Daulphins - blowholes (152 comments)

Calling politicians reptiles is giving them too much credit and offensive to reptiles. Fungus might be a closer match as there seems to be some similarity with slime molds. Some mushrooms however may still be offended by the comparison.

about two weeks ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

jd2112 I speak whale! (152 comments)

Are they sure it was dolphins speaking whale and not a blue tang that sounds like Ellen Degeneress?

about two weeks ago
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Sharp Developing LCD Screens In Almost Any Shape

jd2112 Re: What shape would you like (60 comments)

GUI windows are rectangular now. Just wait until GNOME 4 is released...

about two weeks ago
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Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

jd2112 Re:Possible sequence (171 comments)

6) Apple buys GTAT at fire-sale pricing (through a shell company, of course, to divert suspicion)
7) Apple uses sapphire for iPhone 6S or 7
8) (even more) PROFIT!!!!

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

jd2112 The college admissions system is broken (389 comments)

And any system that replaces it will focus less on the academic qualifications of the student and more on the credit limits of the parents.

about two weeks ago
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35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Alaska

jd2112 Re:Koo Koo Kachoo (292 comments)

Eggman seems like a nice fellow so far. I don't think we can take the walrus's word on this, even if he is part of the maker movement.

And what did he call himself? A "Freedom Fighter"? That's basically another word for terrorist.

If fire fighters fight fires what do freedom fighters fight?

about three weeks ago
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

jd2112 Re:Before you even start (261 comments)

People who prefer inexpensive but fast vehicles get a lot of tickets. I have no idea what kind of demographic this might be (young males).

Have you priced a WRX lately? Not exactly cheap, even used.

I wouldn't buy a WRX used anyway unless I knew the owner personally. Cars like the WRX get ridden hard and put away wet FAR more often than something more sedate.

True for any 'performance' car. The only reason I know about WRX pricing is that they showed up often when searching for a used Impreza and I remember thinking how ridiculous the prices were even for high mileage ones.

about three weeks ago
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

jd2112 Re:Before you even start (261 comments)

People who prefer inexpensive but fast vehicles get a lot of tickets. I have no idea what kind of demographic this might be (young males).

Have you priced a WRX lately? Not exactly cheap, even used.

about three weeks ago
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

jd2112 Re:#7 is the Mercury Topaz (261 comments)

It's because the one guy who still drives one has got a lot of tickets, and had to get 50 online quotes for auto insurance to find a company that would insure him.

FIFY.

about three weeks ago

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