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An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

oodaloop Re:In the olden days... (176 comments)

I think the best part of this whole debacle is everyone has apparently believed this blogger about her first hand account of her memory of an event from several yeas ago when she was admittedly stoned without batting an eye. The problem isn't Wikipedia. The problem is terrible critical thinking skills. The fact that the edited article is about a literal minded person just makes the irony even more delicious.

2 days ago
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An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

oodaloop Love the comments so far (176 comments)

Has anyone verified that this actually happened, or are we taking the words from a blog literally true? You know, the way Amelia Bedelia would.

2 days ago
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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

oodaloop Re:Opposite land (88 comments)

Right. Because kids from a family too poor to afford a single computer will have tons of books to read. Good point.

2 days ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

oodaloop Re:So? (334 comments)

Solar power and wind power will not sustain humanity for the length of the Earth's existence (nor will oil or coal).

Solar will keep on working right up until the sun dies on us in a few billion years. So yes. Yes it will.

2 days ago
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3-D Printing Comes To Amazon

oodaloop Re:Strength (62 comments)

Do you know what the word plethora means? I would hope that when someone uses the word plethora, that person would know what that word means!

2 days ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

oodaloop Re:So? (334 comments)

That's a great long term strategy to take to our next planet(s): use up all available resources as quickly as possible. Sure is easier than figuring out how to live sustainably with what's availble.

about a week ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

oodaloop Re:Not news (334 comments)

I may be stupid

Well, you nailed that one.

about a week ago
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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

oodaloop Re:I wonder who is doing the actual posting. (165 comments)

Surely the number of congressmen computer literate enough to edit Wikipedia unassisted would be small enough to check by name.

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

oodaloop Re:Yosemite? (165 comments)

Cool story, bro.

about a week ago
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

oodaloop Re:A rule of thumb.. (137 comments)

if someone gives you a percentage they are trying to make it better or worse than it actually is.

And contrariwise, if they give you raw numbers, it's the opposite. That's logic!

about a week ago
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NASA Names Building For Neil Armstrong

oodaloop Re:Surprising (52 comments)

What a joke this nation has become

Indeed. Students aren't even taught basic critical thinking skills to be able to identify crackpot conspiracy theories. I hope you're joking. But in case you're not, please explain why the Soviet Union (and over 30 other countires) congratulated us after tracking us to the moon and back. Were they participating in a conspiracy to make themselves look bad?

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

oodaloop Re: The U.N. Finds... (261 comments)

There are no bad guys. There are no good guys. Life is not a Hollywood movie.

about two weeks ago
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UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws

oodaloop Re:UK is not a free country (147 comments)

I'd wager a guess a free country would be anywhere in the US outside of the 100-mile constitution-free zone around the borders

This also includes the coastline and international airports. So, maybe the interior of Alaska is free.

about three weeks ago
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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

oodaloop Re:Who do they think they are? (107 comments)

Nice strawman. So does the NIC have a legal mission to gather intelligence? Does forging certificates constitute legitimate intelligence collection?

about three weeks ago
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The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

oodaloop Re:Already happened? (285 comments)

Also, I remember when Deep Blue was playing Kasparov, the IBM programmers had no idea why it was playing the way it was. It was coming up with strategies that the programmers did not anticipate.

about three weeks ago
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A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found In an FDA Closet

oodaloop Re: Patience, my pretty... (120 comments)

But you don't have dandruff!

Exactly!

about three weeks ago
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Another Dementia Test Oversold

oodaloop Re:Basic statistics (24 comments)

And yet, I just read a study that most doctors and clinicians involved with breast cancer can not correctly identify the liklihood of having breast cancer if someone tests positive for it. Answers ranged from 10-90%. Correct answer is 10%. Being taught it in medical school is one thing, but applying it on the job is another apparently.

about three weeks ago
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Radical Dual Tilting Blade Helicopter Design Targets Speeds of Over 270mph

oodaloop Re:And it exists too! (103 comments)

You mean you've never heard of the Millenium Falcon?

about three weeks ago

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