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Radioactivity Cleanup At Hanford Nuclear Reservation, 25 Years On

nounderscores we need some kaiju (123 comments)

to make a nest there.

about 4 months ago
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Boiling Down the Meaning of Life

nounderscores Re:Here's mine (218 comments)

What is life?

Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more.

more than 2 years ago
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An Open Alternative To Kickstarter

nounderscores assassination market (124 comments)

How long before this gets used as an assassination market? Probably by using Craigslist style euphamisms (like "flower donations").

more than 2 years ago
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No Charges For Child-Whipping Judge Caught On YouTube

nounderscores Re:The legal system at it's finest. (948 comments)

hillary knows about this law

http://twitter.com/#!/shoeofallcosmos/statuses/133650002890334209

"One last thing: A law has been uncovered that would allow prosecution of my father. I will not use it and I beg the state not to either."

she's been posting on her twitter to the effect that
1) she has taken no money from any of the media attention.
2) she doesn't want her daddy jailed,
and
3) she just wants him to say to her that he realises that he was wrong and mean it.

personally, I don't hold out much hope for her approach. He's lost face, and he's addicted to power and respect (and, as it turns out, was addicted to opiates). He'll want to get his own back and retaliate in nasty ways. If Hillary wants to have any peace in her life, she has to jail her own father so he can't come after her ever again.

more than 2 years ago
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No Charges For Child-Whipping Judge Caught On YouTube

nounderscores Re:Just another corrupt judge (948 comments)

>manor
pun on house

sigh. nobody will get that.

more than 2 years ago
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No Charges For Child-Whipping Judge Caught On YouTube

nounderscores Re:Just another corrupt judge (948 comments)

How about you go and ask some serial killers how their parents taught them the delight of pain?

more than 2 years ago
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No Charges For Child-Whipping Judge Caught On YouTube

nounderscores Re:He... (948 comments)

http://www.amazon.com/Why-Does-He-That-Controlling/dp/0425191656

usually power oriented abusers have to hit "rock bottom" before they turn around. Sometimes that means jail in a "pound me in the ass" prison, according to Dr Bancroft.

power oriented abusers are literally drunk on power. They need it to feel normal. They would trade anything to feel normal. only they, themselves can give up the addiction to power.

having said that, I wouldn't beat him up. I'd like to see him jailed. Maybe "Bubba" teach him that violence is not the answer.

more than 2 years ago
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The Stroke of Genius Strikes Later In Life Than It Used To

nounderscores Re:Are they as good? (162 comments)

There was one year when the Peace prize was not awarded. Gandhi had just died, and there were "no living candidates worthy of the prize".

more than 2 years ago
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The Stroke of Genius Strikes Later In Life Than It Used To

nounderscores Re:Science works differently nowadays (162 comments)

Of course, there are fields with cowboys. Larry Page and Sergey Brin stand out as men who were not awarded PhDs, and had academia laugh at their BigTable database paper.

They did it anyway.

Of course, it was handy that they were in a field where you can just buy equipment from best buy, rather than needing to get machine hours from CERN.

more than 2 years ago
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Polaroid: This Time It's Digital

nounderscores now I just need an esper (176 comments)

Also it's so that Roy Batty can chew out Leon for leaving behind his precious photos.

more than 2 years ago
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Phobos-Grunt Launches To Retrieve a Sample of Phobos

nounderscores Everyone knows (65 comments)

The only way to reliably get from earth to phobos is teleporting via hell.

more than 2 years ago
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Ukraine To Open Chernobyl Area To Tourists

nounderscores Re:Wait... (207 comments)

Well, if you're in a sealed bus probably not that much. For years after the disaster, they used to make guards stand in the rain inside the exclusion zone, keeping regular people out and letting the workers who ran the remaining operational reactors in. Now that is a sucky job.

more than 3 years ago
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Ukraine To Open Chernobyl Area To Tourists

nounderscores I hope the tourists don't wreck it. (207 comments)

I know that the most interesting places will be the apartment buildings and other structures where the cold war era artifacts are left untouched. I hope that they stay that way, and don't get sanitised or removed by tourists. The first tour of the area will probably be the best.

more than 3 years ago
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Samsung '3D' Memory Coming, 50% Denser

nounderscores Re:Will Apple bite? (87 comments)

I'd be interested to see if they put it into a new generation of apple Xserve rack-mounted servers.

more than 3 years ago

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