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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

jd2112 Re:more pseudo science (856 comments)

You've come up short when challenged to justify your denial. Let's try another angle. The person you are contradicting is a professor of Physics at McGill university. What's your qualification that makes you equipped to contradict?

But I heard something that contradicts this on the Glen Beck show so obviously this guy is wrong.
That's how Science works, right?

about a week ago

Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

jd2112 Re:And so this is Costco's fault? (440 comments)

Sounds like someone trying to justify piracy. Why are you trying to pirate peanut butter?

You wouldn't pirate peanut butter would you? I mean if you already have the peanuts, salt, sugar, etc. and mash them up by yourself you are stealing money from the huge peanut butter conglom, er, I mean hard working peanut factory workers.

about three weeks ago

One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List

jd2112 Re: Hack it to add American names like "John Smith (286 comments)

Too late. Ted Kennedy somehow got on the no fly list. I don't think it took 8 hours to get his name removed, although it was probably due to him being one of the highest ranking senators. Good luck if you don't have the clout to call the director of the DHS directly and chew him out though.

about three weeks ago

More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

jd2112 Re:Easy stats to pull (367 comments)

Given that driving using a mobile phone seriously inhibits your ability to concentrate on driving and that the main cause of accidents is driver error, its a very good assumption.

wait, you're using your phone to drive? what is that, an app or something?

I downloaded Google Drive, but it is apparently incompatible with my car.

about three weeks ago

TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

jd2112 Re:It was not misspelled (275 comments)

I doubt having them type names in their original script would help matters. Cyrillic is easy, but how many DHS agents can input Arabic? Chinese?


about three weeks ago

Owner of Nortel Patents Sues Cisco For 'Immense' Patent Infringement

jd2112 Re: Good (83 comments)

Except for three lawyers. They all go home with big fat paychecks.

about three weeks ago

Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

jd2112 Re:Trivially accomplished (248 comments)

for those who wonder how Stallman could flounder around for 35+ years and not produce a viable OS, look no further than his "editor"

It's a fairly complete OS but needs a good editor.

about a month ago

Symantec Fires CEO Steve Bennett

jd2112 Re:There's only one way to make biz with Sym "smoo (111 comments)

At least Ballmer has the decency to sometimes attempt things in-house, Symantec is more like watching the MS acquisition of Danger/Sidekick all the time, at a slightly smaller scale.

You mean like the MS acquisition of Nokia?

about a month ago

Symantec Fires CEO Steve Bennett

jd2112 Re:There's only one way to make biz with Sym "smoo (111 comments)

Unfortunately, Symantec seems to have a bit of the reverse Midas touch going on: they aquire a formerly promising company, it turns to shit, much less any attempts at internal development.

Imagine a merger of Symantec and CA. (shudder)

about a month ago

Aussie Attorney General's War On Encrypted Web Services

jd2112 Re: Insanity (151 comments)

No problem: This photo exhibit on environmental damage caused by oil spills is sponsored by Exxon and BP.

about a month ago

Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

jd2112 Re: abstract wacky name (452 comments)

No, but there was Louis Chevrolet, James Holden, and Ransom E. Olds (Oldsmobile)

about a month ago

Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

jd2112 Re:Sour grapes (381 comments)

You illustrate my point. The suits at Disney responsible for lobbying and litigating IP rules are not the people creating characters and animating stories. And the fact that the company takes creative content (e.g. new stories) and uses their copyrighted character to act them out does not make them creators of content. It makes them thieves.

If Disney keeps on extending copyright, someday they will run out of public domain material to form the basis of new movies.

about a month ago

UK Government Wants "Unsavory" Web Content To Be Removed

jd2112 "Unsavory" Web Content To Be Removed? (250 comments)

They can start by banning all UK based cooking web sites. Few things are as unsavory as English cuisine.

about a month ago

Transformer-Style Scooter Lets You Ride Your Briefcase To Work

jd2112 Sooter? (102 comments)

I want a flying car that folds into a briefcase like George Jetson.

about a month ago

Recent news events re: Bitcoin ...

jd2112 Re: US dollar (192 comments)

Actually, diamonds are valuable because a corrupt, immoral industry has been running propaganda campaigns to convince us of their value for generations.

1: Control supply.
2: Run propaganda campaign to increase demand.
3: Profit! (Note absence of ??? step)

about a month ago

Recent news events re: Bitcoin ...

jd2112 Re:US dollar (192 comments)

It has value because the government of the USA says so.

No, it has value because both parties of the transaction says so.

about a month ago

Target Ignored Signs of Data Breach

jd2112 Re:Heart of the matter (95 comments)

Well, there you go.

We don't know the whole story here but it looks like Bangalore was a 1st tier center that escalated this issue to someone in US for further investigation. Sounds to me like the problem was in US.

Target is most likely using a 'Follow the sun' model, so if the alert happened at night (in the US) the Bangalore security team would have been monitoring at the time.

about a month ago

Target Ignored Signs of Data Breach

jd2112 Re:To be fair? (95 comments)

Maybe they're just fucking idiots, with an IT department that either is utterly inept or had been so marginalized by MBA morons and sociopaths.

Don't worry. Instead of security they have been moved to the online sales department. Now they are all doing photoshop work for the summer swimsuit line now so they will be unlikely to cause Target any further embarrassment...

about a month ago

Elon Musk Addresses New Jersey's Tesla Store Ban

jd2112 Re: so much for a "free" market (229 comments)

... Assuming that you have made large enough campaign contributions, of course.

about a month ago


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