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Could Assortative Mating Explain Autism?

jombeewoof Re:Publicity whore for a "scientist" (286 comments)

what is your take on the idea that vitamin D deficiency plays a part in autism spectrum disorders?
I recently read a fairly convincing article on the subject, but don't know anyone smart enough to discuss it with.

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

jombeewoof Re:Step 1 (480 comments)

This is the best comment ever posted to the internet.

I would like to subscribe to your newsletter

more than 3 years ago

10 Dos and Don'ts To Make Sysadmins' Lives Easier

jombeewoof Re:click-wall. (246 comments)

earthlink dial up was always as simple as opting out of their crappy software and creating the dun entry manually.
Took me about 30 seconds to have it running on all 4 computers in my house back when win98 didn't have a SE.

First few times though, that software screwed me all up.

more than 3 years ago

10 Dos and Don'ts To Make Sysadmins' Lives Easier

jombeewoof Re:1 Do for being a user (246 comments)

I disagree,

take any person of reasonable intelligence and place them in an unfamiliar settting. They become retarded.
The fact that they have been in front of that unfamiliar device for 20 years means they just don't care.

Give me a user who cares to familiarize them-self with the system and 6 months, I'll give you a half decent sysadmin. At least better than half of the paper certified MCSE's I've had the pleasure to work with.

more than 3 years ago

Chrome OS Doesn't Trust Apps Or Users

jombeewoof Re:Google misses the point entirely... (410 comments)

on the other hand "I" don't give a rats ass about your data, I want to be sure that YOUR machine isn't compromised and/or infected and sending me spam. That's all I care about, YOU NOT SENDING ME SPAM.
If you're smart enough to handle a computer that isn't an infected bot then all is well and good. If you're not, please either get off the net or use an appliance like this to limit the amount of damage you can do to me and my networks.

I think this new netbook or whatever they're marketing it as will server a very under-fulfilled market. Will I buy one, probably not unless it's a gift to my parents. Do I think it's a good idea, yea I think I do.

more than 3 years ago

Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays

jombeewoof Re:Why so discriminating? (1036 comments)

Are you retarded?
If you're single with no children you don't pay the fucking tax. There is no tax to pay if you're single with or without children.

more than 4 years ago

Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays

jombeewoof Re:Why so discriminating? (1036 comments)

The benefit is to reduce the tax burden on married gay couples. There is no burden for single people or straight married couples.

Single person == Contributions to health insurance are not taxed.
Single Person w/Children == Contributions to health insurance are not taxed.
Married Straight Couple == Contributions to health insurance are not taxed.

Married/Cohabitating Gay Couple == Contributions to health insurance are taxed.
Unmarried straight couple == Contributions to health insurance not taxed.

Unmarried straight couples can... get married to avoid this tax. Gay couples can not.
Before my wife and I were married she was on my insurance as a domestic partner and I did pay the tax.
When we got married, I no longer had to pay the tax.

more than 4 years ago

UK Gov't Wants Facebook To Feature Child Safety Button

jombeewoof Re:Well - Since its Harriet Harman involved (237 comments)

Here in the states we use the simple dots or feathers qualifier to determine which kind of indian it is.

more than 4 years ago

Venezuela Bans Hostile Videogames and Toys

jombeewoof Re:Great, but don't go overboard (335 comments)

killing other humans is just as if not more natural than sex.

more than 4 years ago

FCC's Net Neutrality Plan Blocks BitTorrent

jombeewoof Re:Well... (303 comments)

I manage hundreds of networks all over the country and Bit Torrent absolutely negatively affects network performance like no other application or protocol.
  If I have 1 person at a property running a bit torrent client, I know for a fact that I'll have a dozen calls from other "legitimate" users of the network.

If the protocol was written to be less of a bandwidth hog, it wouldn't have nearly the bad reputation it does. What we need is a better peer to peer protocol. Bit torrent is great if I'm at home, but if you use it on any of my networks I'm going to block your mac address and you don't get to play internet anymore. I don't care if the bits you're downloading are legit, hacked, copywritten or even a linux ISO. If it kills my network performance it is my obligation to get rid of it.

more than 4 years ago

Noctilucent Clouds Likely Caused By Shuttle Launches

jombeewoof Re:Cognitive filtering (132 comments)

So why isn't there a significant, sustained effort to minimize air travel?


not too hard to figure out. and really what is the alternative to air travel for moving vast amounts of people vast distances.
I don't know, but you seem to have all the answers.

more than 5 years ago

Cure For Radiation Sickness Found?

jombeewoof Re:I doubt it... (385 comments)

Since the body took 3+ billion years to come up a couple dozen enzymes to fulfill these purposes

Hey, some of us are young-earth creationists, you insensitive clod!

Young earth creationists are not relevant to this or any other scientific discussion. Please move along.

more than 5 years ago

ImageShack Hacked, Security Groups Threatened

jombeewoof Re:Wow (288 comments)

...If their message is clear, concise and not disagreeable, why can't they convince us with a logical argument?

Because logic doesn't always work. Logic in the hands of those who count the beans is usually twisted into some diseased, desecrated version of it's former elf.

more than 5 years ago

NY Court Says Police Can't Track Suspect With GPS

jombeewoof Re:Did he still steal stuff? (414 comments)

your post shows just how lucky you have been in life. I have been harassed in this manner several times and complaints have been met with a polite version of stfu in the best circumstances and literal shut the fuck up at least once.

more than 5 years ago

The Underappreciated Risks of Severe Space Weather

jombeewoof Re:Significant problem, amazingly poor article. (361 comments)

You seem to over estimate the ability of many Americans.
I live here, and I'm pretty sure the vast majority of people would sit and starve waiting for the dogs to tell them what to do.

They don't call em sheeple for no reason.

more than 5 years ago

Blizzard Asserts Rights Over Independent Add-Ons

jombeewoof Re:Its their app (344 comments)

auctioneer would probably be as popular.
not that we would stop playing but it would make it significantly less enjoyable.

more than 5 years ago

Blizzard Asserts Rights Over Independent Add-Ons

jombeewoof Re:This is rediculous (344 comments)

FTFA or website rather.

Paraphrased because I don't want to open the site up again.

sorry for the caps, but I think you're not smart enough to read small letters.

more than 5 years ago

Want a Science Degree In Creationism?

jombeewoof Re:Evolution is BS (848 comments)

I visited your wacko website.

Just the short blurbs describing the videos were laughable.
...explains in detail how it was possible for man to live over 900 years, for plants and animals to grow much larger than today, and for dinosaurs to thrive along with man.

Dinosaurs living with man, people living 900 years Plants and animals much larger than they are today.

... people who claim they have seen living dinosaurs.
Really? Outside of Loch Ness or Lake Champlain I don't think so.

...Part 4
Lies in the Textbooks

You sir, are an idiot. Please do not reproduce. If you have already... I feel sorry for your children.

more than 5 years ago



jombeewoof jombeewoof writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jombeewoof writes "A new industry-backed Copyright Alliance was launched yesterday in Washington, DC, with the goal of "promoting the value of copyright as an agent for creativity, jobs, and growth." But the group wants to do more than simply get the word out about the value of copyright — it wants to actively strengthen current copyright law. Backed by organizations like the MPAA, NBC, News Corp., Disney, Time Warner, the Business Software Alliance, Microsoft, ASCAP, the NBA, and others, the Copyright Alliance has already secured initial support from several members of Congress copyright-alliance-hopes-to-strengthen-copyright-l aw.html"


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