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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

ksemlerK Does everybody not remember Hurricaine Katrina? (106 comments)

Payphones were the only option to get out for MANY people. No internet, no power, no home phone service. Yet, payphones still worked fine.

about a month ago
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Mozilla Updates Firefox With Forget Button, DuckDuckGo Search, and Ads

ksemlerK It was good while it lasted. (327 comments)

I guess Mozilla just signed thier own death warrent. sudo apt-get delete iceweasel. Fuck them.

about a month and a half ago
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Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans

ksemlerK It's a start. (331 comments)

This should be applied to every degree program in the United States.

about 2 months ago
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YouTube Considering an Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version

ksemlerK Adblock Plus (225 comments)

Already does this. I haven't seen an advertisement on youtube in years.

about 2 months ago
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Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

ksemlerK Existence of this... (451 comments)

proves that "Noah" could not have done it. $18.25M and a year later, and it's still not done? Didn't noah supposedly build it in a fortnight without the aid of modern construction equipment?

about 2 months ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ksemlerK Fundamentalist Christian Wet Dream (981 comments)

I bet the fundamentalist Christians would love to do this in the USA.

about 3 months ago
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NASA Setting Up $250,000 Mars Lander Competition

ksemlerK Not high enough (44 comments)

Wasn't the X-Prize somewhere around $1M just to get into suborbital flight? The reward for this feat of engineering should be around 1000 times as much as it is proposed.

about 8 months ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

ksemlerK Good riddance (510 comments)

Whenever possible, it should be encouraged to integrate into society as a whole, either by working around the disability, or working with it. Forming exclusionary "cliques" just because they are defective is a guaranteed way to further marginalize these people. "Deaf Culture" can die to the sound of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

about 8 months ago
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Public Domain Day 2014

ksemlerK You can thank Disney (225 comments)

The only reason copyright has been extended so long is so Disney Corp can protect Mickey Mouse.

about a year ago
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Are Tablets Replacing Notebook Computers? (Video)

ksemlerK For casual users, yes (211 comments)

Since my wife got her tablet, she's only used her laptop for school work. Besides that, she does everything on her Galaxy Tab.

about a year ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

ksemlerK Re:I believe it (1010 comments)

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

about a year ago
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Oppo's CyanogenMod Phone Gets Blessed To Run Google Apps

ksemlerK Root? (47 comments)

Does it come pre-rooted?

1 year,1 day
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Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

ksemlerK Re:Um.... (562 comments)

Have you ever heard of "Hanlon's razor"?

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

1 year,3 days
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Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

ksemlerK Re:Um.... (562 comments)

The last regime went back in time? Fucking awesome, dude!

1 year,3 days
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Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

ksemlerK Re:Um.... (562 comments)

The exact same argument can be used for alchol intoxication. When I got my DUI, I blew a .227, (almost 3 times the legal limit). I could pass the field sobriety test no problem, but since there was a "faint odor of alcohol", I was taken downtown to blow in the breathalyzer. Should I be allowed to go unimpeded, simply because I can "hold my liquor"?

1 year,3 days
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Genome of Neandertals Reveals Inbreeding

ksemlerK It was giants (109 comments)

The Bible says so.

1 year,3 days

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Mashable Found a Free Smartphone Embedded Inside Entertainment Weekly

ksemlerK ksemlerK writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ksemlerK writes "Mashable>/a> has found a free smartphone embedded inside this weeks Entertainment weekly.

The world around us is rapidly adapting to the knowledge that our smartphones can serve as advertisement delivery systems. It seems like you can’t walk down the street now without seeing a QRcode or a Microsoft Tag for something, to say nothing of the “download our app” images in every magazine and commercial. You’d have to do something extra crazy to stick out in a magazine these days, even if that meant embedding a small screen in your magazine ad to offer information in real time. In fact, that’s exactly what The CW accomplished when they embedded a smartphone into this week’s Entertainment Weekly."

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Planet Hunters Discover a World That Could Harbor

ksemlerK ksemlerK writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ksemlerK writes "After more than a decade of telescopic monitoring, astronomers have added two newfound worlds to a nearby planetary system already known to harbor four other planets, and one of the new discoveries looks to be the kind of place where life might be able to take hold.

"Since the beginning of this hunt we've tried to find planets at about the size of the Earth with temperatures so that water can exist," said one of the researchers, Steven Vogt of the University of California, Santa Cruz, in a Webcast press briefing on September 29. "This is the first exoplanet that really has the right conditions for water to exist in liquid form on its surface." Vogt and his colleagues are set to publish their findings in a future issue of The Astrophysical Journal.

Continue Reading Here..."

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Tea Party-Backed O'Donnell Wins Upset in Del.

ksemlerK ksemlerK writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ksemlerK writes "Conservative activist Christine O'Donnell earned a stunning victory in Delaware's Republican Senate primary Tuesday, riding a wave of tea party anger and advertising dollars to oust U.S. Rep. Michael Castle.

O'Donnell's shocking win gave new energy to the tea party movement, which targeted Castle after victories by Republican tea party candidates in the Alaska and Nevada Senate primaries.

With 78 percent of precincts reporting, O'Donnell had 54 percent to 46 percent for Castle, a former two-term governor and the longest serving congressman in Delaware history."

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