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MythBusters Bust House

linguizic Re:Not On My Mini Van! (631 comments)

Wow, ok. That's much closer than I thought.

more than 2 years ago
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MythBusters Bust House

linguizic NIMBY's (631 comments)

I guess the NIMBY's were right... ...but anyway, the Alameda County bomb range is in a fairly populated area. I'm amazed this hasn't happened before. Here's a map of the area. Point A is approximately where it landed, which is not far from the park and ride I used to use. The dark brown patches to the northwest of A is where the bomb range is.

more than 2 years ago
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Contemplating Financial Trading At Picosecond Resolution

linguizic Re:But... (448 comments)

What's the logic behind that? That because the company has a higher stock price it's a better company and more worthy of a better credit rating?

more than 3 years ago
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Pink Floyd Give In To Digital Downloads

linguizic Re:Ohh I was right! (409 comments)

The only way that would have been cooler is if you had been able to work in Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict.

more than 3 years ago
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Pink Floyd Give In To Digital Downloads

linguizic Re:i so don't care (409 comments)

15 years, that's incredible. No one else comes close!

more than 3 years ago
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Reverse Engineering Doctor Who Into Color

linguizic Why couldn't they have lost the right ones? (171 comments)

Like everything from Colin Baker. Seriously, aside from Peri's chest, there was nothing of interest in those episodes.

more than 3 years ago
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Republicans Create Rider To Stop Net Neutrality

linguizic Re:You thought the GOP/TP represented regular peop (528 comments)

Reality has a pronounced liberal bias.

I'm a liberal (well, leftist libertarian) and I really hate hearing people say that. It's an easy thing to say, and an easy thing to believe, which is why everyone thinks the facts support their views. Please just don't say it, it's cheap. It walls off the possibility of being wrong and being able to change your opinion based on the facts, which is central to classical Liberalism. The correct way to put it is that "Liberalism has a pronounced reality bias."

more than 3 years ago
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Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

linguizic Re:Discount the above (1352 comments)

I lived there for 6 years. My wife grew up there, my kids were born there and I still have a lot of family all over the state. I know Mississippi REALLY well, that's why I used it.

more than 3 years ago
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Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

linguizic Re:Discount the above (1352 comments)

It doesn't work that way. in has never worked that way, and it can't work that way. It would require complete isolation. no import, exports or travel.

Please expand upon this. You've only left us with an assertion but no basis by which we can test it.

more than 3 years ago
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Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

linguizic Re:Discount the above (1352 comments)

I would say that you are a Centrist Libertarian. But you have to realize that Libertarianism is an ideal in the two axis political spectrum. What I was pointing out was that in no way does Fox News fall within the Libertarian spectrum. I myself lean more towards Anarchism (leftist libertarianism).

more than 3 years ago
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Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

linguizic Re:Discount the above (1352 comments)

What puts a bur up my butt is the assertion that Fox News is Libertarian when in fact it is 100% Authoritarian Statist Conservative. True libertarians are against the PATRIOT Act, the Iraq War, Medicaid Part D, the banned use of new stem cell lines, and are FOR abortion rights. Fox News does not qualify under any of these. I wish people would stop throwing the word "Libertarian" around so willy-nilly. The KKK used to use that word too, even though equal right is a fundamental tenant of Libertarianism. It gets used to mean "I'm against the things that I don't like, and the rest of the country is for the things I don't like, so I'm against them". Fuck that, I'm sick of this shit. Assholes like that ruined the idea of state's rights by hiding behind it any time they were told they can't systematically fuck people over just because they are different. Now we have a bunch of liberals who are Federalist Liberals because the states rights issue is now associated with those fuck wads. What those liberals don't seem to understand is that they can all move to the coasts, legalize pot, abortion, and put socialist principles into practice while the next state over is free to the exact opposite and we can all live in our separate worlds in peace and harmony. The same goes for these holier than thou Christian Theocrats. YOU CAN HAVE MISSISSIPPI ALL YOU WANT JUST DON'T LET IT AFFECT ME IN MY STATE OF CHOICE. God damn it this pisses me off.

more than 3 years ago
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Computer Crashed New Orleans Real Estate Market

linguizic Re:old machinery (234 comments)

Hahahahaha, smart ass :)

more than 3 years ago
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'Back To the Mac' Media Event On October 20th

linguizic Re:I welcome our OS IX overlords (349 comments)

You forgot to mention LOL cat. Personally I would love to have OS X Ceiling Cat and OS X Basement Cat.

about 4 years ago
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Breathing New Life Into Old DirectDraw Games

linguizic Re:heads up for combat soldiers' family and friend (274 comments)

I try to enjoy parties, but every time I can't help but feel bad for all those poor Indians who died in 1812 during the Boston Tea Party.

more than 4 years ago
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YouTube Hit By HTML Injection Vulnerability

linguizic Re:Interest pondering the how and why of such fail (224 comments)

Exactly, why not just escape the whole thing? Or if you're even more paranoid, why not just strip the script tags and everything in between? That being said, the fact that this exploit exists in the first place shows that they're not doing either one of those things.

more than 4 years ago
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Giant Guatemalan 'Sinkhole' Is Worse Than We Thought

linguizic Re:Errr... yeah (357 comments)

Yeah the picture of the piping feature is quite impressive, however the article actually sucks at explaining why these features happen in the first place. It's the equivalent of writing a story about the the Winter Park Sinkhole and merely stating that it's what happens when you build a town on top of limestone. Ironically, the article explains how sinkholes happen better than it does piping features.

more than 4 years ago
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Econophysicists Develop and Test "Bubble Index"

linguizic Re:50% for a frist try? (221 comments)

To quote clickonthis in an earlier thread:

It depends on what you're predicting 50% of. If you predict 50% of the winners of a horse race, then half the time you're choosing the right horse. You could probably make a living at the track. On the other hand, if you predict 0% of the winners, you'll go broke betting on the other 9 horses all the time.

Now, instead of 10 horses, imagine hundreds of companies traded on the stock market...

Bubbles are not like coins, there are no fluctuations in the state of "headness" or "tailness".

more than 4 years ago
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Econophysicists Develop and Test "Bubble Index"

linguizic Re:Self-fulfilling prophecies (221 comments)

Unless the investors were super smart and realized they could create a housing bubble, make billions during it, then when it bursts beg uncle sam for billions more and end up with "collateral winners", i.e. people who "inadvertently" benefit from our tax money while 1 and 10 of those of us who paid for it are laid off.

more than 4 years ago
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Don't Talk To Aliens, Warns Stephen Hawking

linguizic Re:Security through obscurity? (1015 comments)

Carl Sagan also said that marijuana would be legalized before 1980. As much as I admire then man, he suffered from an over-optimism that is characteristic of habitual marijuana users of his era.

more than 3 years ago

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Wikileaks Releases Murder Video

linguizic linguizic writes  |  more than 4 years ago

linguizic (806996) writes "Today Wikileaks released the video of US military firing large caliber weapons into a crowd that included two children as well as a photojournalist and a driver for Reuters. Wikileaks maintains that this video was covered up by the US Military when Reuters asked for an official investigation. This is the same video that supposedly has made the editors of Wikileaks a target of the State Department and/or the CIA as was discussed on Slashdot here: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/03/24/1321224/Wikileaks-Receiving-Gestapo-Treatment."
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linguizic linguizic writes  |  more than 8 years ago

linguizic (806996) writes "From ScientificAmerican.com FTA: "Cancer results from cells gone wild. Proliferating out of control, the cells spawn malignant growths that can travel throughout the human body, spreading the disease. Some patients' immune systems are able to recognize such tumors and begin to attack them, and research has shown that boosting the patients' levels of such tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes can help defeat deadly cancer. Now scientists have transformed immune cells into cancer fighters outside the body — and prompted complete remission in two subjects when those cells were reintroduced."

It seems that the first form of gene therapy to work on cancer didn't rely on an anti-cancer virus injecting it's DNA into the patient, but rather using the patients own genetically beefed up immune system."

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