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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

nawcom Start your engines! (156 comments)

Let the flame war commence!

about two weeks ago

Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

nawcom Re:Autism risk is not a myth (588 comments)

"Mercury is a known neurotoxin and is proven to kill brain neurons."

Mercury is a known element that naturally is part of the human body. Look at the FDA thimerosal content of vaccines currently mandated and add them all up (far over what a single person gets from vaccines) - it totals to 239.2 micrograms of mercury. How much mercury is in a newborn of average weight? 303 micrograms. How much mercury is in an average adult? 6 milligrams. Quit spreading this bullshit. Eat some tuna lately? you took in some mercury and you're doing just fine. Yes, there is an unsafe amount, but the fact that remains is the amount in vaccines is minuscule to what the human body manages.

about 7 months ago

Brazil Blocks Foreign Mobile Phones

nawcom First time eh (97 comments)

"First time accepted submitter fabrica64 writes"

I'm curious what fabrica64's failed submissions were. This should of been one of them.

about 7 months ago

Neanderthals Were the First To Use Specialized Bone Tools

nawcom Gotcha! (33 comments)

Frosty neanderthal piss.

about a year ago

Scientists Recover Wooly Mammoth Blood

nawcom 10,000 years old? (190 comments)

Looks like mammoths are able to breathe under water as well as be alive before the Christian god created the universe. Damn you Satan, quit tricking with us!

about a year and a half ago

Qt 5.1 Adds Android and iOS Support

nawcom Re:QT is a flawed implementation of cross platform (81 comments)

Apple uses their Windows port of the QuickTime framework for iTunes. In OS X, the QuickTime framework is taken advantage of in too many apps to count. So yeah, people are still stuck using what you refer to generically as QuickTime. You didn't say something specific, like "QuickTime Player". QuickTime is gonna be around for a while.

about a year and a half ago

KDE's Calligra Office Suite For Android Released

nawcom Re:OSX would be nice... (61 comments)

Which MAC are you talking about? It's an acronym for more things than you may know.

If you're referring to the shortened nick for Macintosh, spell it as so. As for MAC, well you're just feeding the bad habit that people on the internet somehow created. I personally read it as Media Access Control initially (when people type MAC, referring to anything). Anyways. It's a simple name. Learn how to type it right.

about a year and a half ago

Court Rules Passwords+Secret Questions=Secure eBanking

nawcom From my experience, banks don't understand (284 comments)

I find it upsetting that my online access to my bank account has a password limit of 10 characters which are also limited to letters and numbers. I've called and complained, but of course the silly stupid customer doesn't know anything about anything. Here's the exact limits according to their website:

Password must be between 7 and 10 alpha-numeric characters. Acceptable characters for passwords include combinations of any of the following characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, !, @, #, $, %, ^, &, *, (, or )

I hate retarded security.

more than 3 years ago

Embedded Linux 1-Second Cold Boot To QT

nawcom Re:Ain't that qute? (141 comments)

can we please get back to arguing now?

Yeah, right after I finish beating Doom III by "I.D." software running on my "MAC".

I wouldn't be surprised if the poster pronounces daemon as "daymon" either. The geek ego sure seems to get in the way of learning how to pronounce things. It looks like devs these days will have to provide audio files to show how to pronounce their work.

*shakes his head at correct pronunciation deniers*

more than 3 years ago

Placebos Work -- Even Without Deception

nawcom Re:Homeopathic Medicine (430 comments)

The claim that most people are not dehydrated has never been proven in any credible manner, why do you believe it to be true.

This is "prove that God doesn't exist" all over again. You are making the claim that it does. You provide the evidence.

more than 3 years ago

Conservative Textbook Curriculum Passes Final Vote In Texas

nawcom Re:The Boy Scouts' take on prayer (895 comments)

My little brother is a Boy Scout, so I've attended some of the ceremonies. One thing that's always struck me is there's usually a period in which the leader of the ceremony says something along the lines of "We now ask that you join us in a moment of silence/prayer (I don't remember which), each in your own way." followed by the moment of silence. Why couldn't the schools take the same attitude? It's not that acknowledging religion is illegal/unconstitutional, it's that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" (although that, of course, only applies to Congress, not the states).

I was kicked out of Boy Scouts when I was 15 when I became confident in the lack of a god, a Christian god to be specific of what I was taught as a child.

The reason I got kicked out was because I didn't want to remain silent of my lack of such a belief.

You can believe that those silences lack specific meaning all you want, I know for a fact that you need to bow down and be reverent to a higher power, or if you don't you need to keep your mouth shut in order to be and remain a Boy Scout, and that prayer was quite regular in ceremonies. Really really bad example you gave.

for references other than my personal ones:

As for having silences in school, I personally would have a big issue in practicing these "silences" as a standard for all students in a tax funded school. No one needs to announce and practice a silence time at all, you have the right to have your personal silence time all you want, just don't practice it on my child, no matter how broad you define it.

more than 4 years ago

Most Useful OS For High-School Science Education?

nawcom Re:Real stuff: Grapher? (434 comments)

Does it still come with the OS in the current Mac OS?


more than 4 years ago

New Evidence Presented For Ancient Fossils In Mars Rocks

nawcom Re:Consequences of discovery (91 comments)

"Mars base closed due to AIDS" -- /b/tard

more than 4 years ago

Backdoor Malware Targets Apple iPad

nawcom Oops (196 comments)

Either kdawson didn't feel like logging in to post this article as himself, or CmdrTaco isn't looking into stories. Too bad.

more than 4 years ago

Wikileaks Releases Video of Journalist Killings

nawcom Re:Simply put you don't shoot wounded and unarmed (1671 comments)

Did some have weapons? YES. Kills authorized? YES. It's the people in the van helping the wounded that are the crime. You never shoot wounded, ever, ever, ever.

Though I mentioned this before I'll mention it again - Iraqi law under Saddam and was continued by Paul Bremmer allows civilians to carry ak-47s.

Imagine the military wiping out a bunch of American civilians because someone was carrying a rifle, and had the right to carry that rifle in public! That's what the situation was here. And of course if you watched the video it was a camera, not RPG.

more than 4 years ago

Wikileaks Releases Video of Journalist Killings

nawcom Re:Video (1671 comments)

WikiLeaks commented that there was a possibility that at least one person had a weapon.

Just to note, police officers, military and citizens - every Iraqi man is allowed to personally own an ak-47. It was Iraqi law under Saddam and was continued by Paul Bremmer.

Someone carrying around an ak-47 is doing it because they have the right to do it, especially out in public like that.

more than 4 years ago



Scans see 'gay brain differences'

nawcom nawcom writes  |  more than 6 years ago

nawcom (941663) writes "The brains of gay men and women look like those found in heterosexual people of the opposite sex, research suggests.

The Swedish study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, compared the size of the brain's halves in 90 adults.

Gay men and heterosexual women had halves of a similar size, while the right side was bigger in lesbian women and heterosexual men.

A UK scientist said this was evidence sexual orientation was set in the womb."

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