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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

neoritter Re:Land of the free (573 comments)

I respect your opinion, and from where you are from, what you are saying is both logical and factual. BUT. The US isn't Denmark. The underlying difference is the US has so many guns, that you're not going to get rid of them without some massive dictatorship like crackdown. To propose getting rid of guns in the US is just as ridiculous as thinking we'd be able to deport tens of millions of illegal immigrants easily.

Denmark doesn't have as many wide swaths of sparsely populated towns, it's a fact. Population density for Denmark? 131/km2. US? 34.2/km2. Last but not least, Denmark has a different cultural history than the US. The gun is a simple of freedom and liberty. It's an enshrined notion in our society. The ability of the people to be armed curbs oppressive governance.

So please, respectfully, take your elitist attitude elsewhere. No one here gives two shits whether you think we're "silly."

2 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

neoritter Re:Land of the free (573 comments)

What the fuck would be the point of that? There's no reason to mention whether they "really fucking like guns" or not. It has ZERO bearing on the argument.

2 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

neoritter Re:Land of the free (573 comments)

Or more...some places have 30+ minute response times due simply to the time it takes to physically get there.

2 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

neoritter Re:Land of the free (573 comments)

The problem is, you're arguing against a straw man.

2 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

neoritter Re:Odds (573 comments)

Blah blah blah, rhetoric, blah blah blah, media frenzy of the day, blah blah blah.

2 days ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

neoritter Re:As with all space missions: (198 comments)

What don't you understand? You seem to grasp what I'm saying.

2 days ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

neoritter Re:As with all space missions: (198 comments)

Columbus used an earlier and rejected position for the East coast of Asia and assumptions based on Marco Polo's travels. At that time, everyone was using Ptolemy's estimates. Ptolemy estimated that Asia's East Coast was 180 degrees East of the Canary islands, versus Columbus' 225 (old estimate) + 28 (Marco Polo) + 30 (because Columbus). So yes a more accurate and trustworthy estimate was being used at the time.

Further, if Asia's East coast was further East, then the Atlantic would be smaller and would be potentially traversable by contemporary ships. It just so happened that Columbus was a lucky idiot and the Caribbean was just about where he thought Japan was. Mariners of the day thought he was stupid to think he could traverse the Atlantic to reach Asia and not starve before getting there. Which was the reason he couldn't find anyone to fund his exploratory voyage. You can complicate it all you want, but the basic issue at hand was that Columbus thought the Atlantic was smaller than what the majority of everyone else thought it was.

2 days ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

neoritter Re:As with all space missions: (198 comments)

I wouldn't blame him. Protestant and anti-religious propaganda pushed these false stories around.

3 days ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

neoritter Re:As with all space missions: (198 comments)

No, no one at the time believed that the Earth was flat... Columbus was an idiot who thought that the distance between Western Europe and Eastern Asia was a lot smaller than people had thought/calculated.

3 days ago
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How Birds Lost Their Teeth

neoritter Re:The beaks won (138 comments)

Counter and contra are technically interchangeable. Though contra is more inline with the root latin word (contra).

5 days ago
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How Birds Lost Their Teeth

neoritter Re:It's Obvious (138 comments)

Because I'm lazy, wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

A variety of oral hygiene measures have been used since before recorded history prior to the toothbrush.[6] This has been verified by various excavations done all over the world, in which chew sticks, tree twigs, bird feathers, animal bones and porcupine quills were recovered.

While not strictly brushing and flossing. It's pretty dang close.

5 days ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

neoritter Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

Because I'm going to be lazy,
From wikipedia "Sega 32X"

The final design contained two 32-bit central processing unit chips and a 3D graphics processor.

5 days ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

neoritter Re: Have Both (567 comments)

Not really...

about two weeks ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

neoritter Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

I admit I goofed on SegaCD, I meant Saturn. 32x did have 3D games. Sonic 3D blast was 3 dimensional.

about two weeks ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

neoritter Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

N64 was not the beginning of the "3D era on consoles." That would be Sega 32x, Sega CD, or at the very least Playstation.

about two weeks ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

neoritter Re:Lame (162 comments)

I'd say the main reason is many people brows comments at a +1 or +2 so they don't have to deal as many trolls, etc. AC's start at 0. But I'd also say we'd rather not waste mod points on Outis. When you mod up or down a person you can bolster their default mod points when they post.

about two weeks ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

neoritter Re:Twitter is like taking advice from 12yr old gir (162 comments)

What discussion is happening when people are throwing pictures and articles by other people at each other?

Well Dan, in this article in says Obama is a muslim you see.
Well Steve, in this article it says he's not, and that you're a racist.
Well Dan, here's a picture of Obama bowing to a Saudi Prince.
Well Steve, #diplomacy.

Real riveting conversation there.

about two weeks ago
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Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

neoritter Re: Standard FBI followup (388 comments)

Thank you. It's not like the FBI stood out on the street like a stripper next to a secured facility going, "hey big spy man, wanna sell me secrets?" It's even more ridiculous to suggest they'd just up and call some random dude to see if he was willing to sell secrets.

about two weeks ago

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Gangnam Style surpasses Youtube's 32-bit view counter

neoritter neoritter writes  |  about two weeks ago

neoritter (3021561) writes "The Korean pop star PSY's viral music video "Gangnam Style" has reached the limit of Youtube's view counter. According to Youtube's Google+ account, "We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. "Gangnam Style" has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)!""

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