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Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin At Tsinghua University In Beijing

oldmac31310 So... (209 comments)

Mark Zuckerberg is a 7th grade dog. Sounds about right.

yesterday
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

oldmac31310 And what about Venus? (396 comments)

I suppose we'll have to send the men there and that will turn the whole thing on it's head.

4 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

oldmac31310 Re:Much as I despise trolls (487 comments)

I was deliberately giving an extreme example but how far do you have to scale it back until it is socially acceptable (for want of a better phrase) to preemptively commit physical violence? When is a threat a real physical threat and not merely a perceived threat? You can't make legislation that is contingent on a person's perception. The act of trolling should not be illegal and it should be up to the party who feel's threatened to take it to court if they so wish whereupon the clowns there will decide if there was a real threat or not.

4 days ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

oldmac31310 Oh noes (341 comments)

The united colours of Hazel Bennetton strikes again!

4 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

oldmac31310 Re:Much as I despise trolls (487 comments)

dem's fightin' words. Why I oughta...biff, bash, crack, doof etc.

5 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

oldmac31310 Re:Much as I despise trolls (487 comments)

Um, problem with this is the guy reaching for his wallet shot dead by the cop who thought he was reaching for a gun. Perception is hugely flawed. You might think you are defending yourself...

5 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

oldmac31310 English insularity (487 comments)

Whatever about the pros or cons of the leglislation proposed and possible punishment I find that the English seem to be getting more and more insular and nationalistic when it comes to the internet. Their politicians don't seem to get the idea that it is not their internet. It's almost like the empire they didn't have and are somehow miffed at losing control that they never had over it. But, it is the same everywhere. Politicians are clueless arseholes. Not sure if it is the summary that is at fault here, but you can't tar all trolls with the same brush. Surely trolling runs the gamut from playful pisstake to bullying and death threats - from merely annoying to genuinely frightening - but if I post the Golden Girls song here now - am I a criminal? OK, probably yes...I'll have to think about this some more...

5 days ago
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

oldmac31310 Surely not Lego (273 comments)

Are they building these ships with plastic? I think not. Then surely it is more like Meccano (or Erector Set to the yanks).

5 days ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

oldmac31310 Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

Interesting. The last place I worked shut down after a horrible series of financial problems. I figured I could continue with some of my customers to get their work done - BUT - my ex-boss had his lawyer call me to tell me not to call on any customers. The really ugly part of this was that this same lawyer was my divorce lawyer. How fucked up is that? So I was effectively shut out from pursuing the kind of work I had been doing for almost 20 years. Nice old boss, eh? I had never signed anything - but being taken to court was something I couldn't risk. Five months unemployed and finally landed a job doing something very different. What is one supposed to say? It's all for the best? Everything turned out OK in the end? These experiences definitely wear away one's sense of self worth.

5 days ago
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London Unveils New Driverless Subway Trains

oldmac31310 Re:At least the layed off drivers will get NHS (127 comments)

Yes, but in the US there is Cobra, so you get to pay a huge amount of money to have health insurance while you are unemployed! Awesome!

about two weeks ago
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London Unveils New Driverless Subway Trains

oldmac31310 Re:more ads (127 comments)

First it is a 'safety hammer' then it is 'nothammer'. Can't you people make up your minds?!

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

oldmac31310 Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

Ha, ha - yes - the way I heard it was that 'hire at will' protects both the employer and the employee! As if to reassure the working stiffs that they are neither slaves nor indentured servants and can work for whom ever they please. Job security my arse!

about two weeks ago
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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

oldmac31310 Re:American IPA is not "classic" IPA (119 comments)

And then there are those of us who don't like ale at all - especially American ale. This country is still 'in recovery' from prohibition when it comes to beer, IMHO.

about three weeks ago
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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

oldmac31310 Re:I just read that article (119 comments)

Steady on old chap. Here: your 3,251st and last beverage. After that, be on your way home.

about three weeks ago
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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

oldmac31310 Re:I just read that article (119 comments)

Sorry, not enough. Looks like I'll just die at the same age as someone who doesn't drink at all.

about three weeks ago
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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

oldmac31310 Re:Compound Found In Beer Impairs Brain Function (119 comments)

I think he has already had his moderate allowance of 3,250 pints, don't you? Perhaps a couple of thousand pots of coffee and a walk around the world would do him the world of good.

about three weeks ago
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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

oldmac31310 Re:Obliagtory (119 comments)

I see you have had the 3,250 pints already, but somehow it has not boosted your brain function. So, you are not a mouse - but a man?

about three weeks ago
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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

oldmac31310 Re: frosty pilsner (119 comments)

a hogshead? a jeroboam? I don't know.

about three weeks ago

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Psyco Ex blog takedown

oldmac31310 oldmac31310 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

oldmac31310 (1845668) writes "Surely it is wrong that this judge ordered the removal of the site. It is interesting that Morelli so easily complied. But don't be bamboozled by the negative bias of the NBC video and all of the other smoke and hidden mirrors. This site http://www.thepsychoexwife.com/ (now a legal fund link) was doing some good work particularly in the form of the forum (still up) for both men and women — and indeed children (think of the children). What is troubling is that though the blog was run anonymously, we know the names of the people involved. Why? The media? Of interest I hope to /. readers. This blog should stand. Judge Gibbons, eat dirt."
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