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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

pastafazou Simple Solution... (349 comments)

switch providers. Problem solved.

2 days ago
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Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

pastafazou Re:This is what happens (244 comments)

The sad part of it is, they're likely getting funding for this silly experiment....

2 days ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

pastafazou Re:Global Warming? (273 comments)

The average global temperature is rising is settled? Uh, no, sorry, it's not settled at all. First of all, we have scarce data for the temperature of the oceans. What little data we have comes from the ARGO global array, and that only measures the top layer of the oceans. The UK Met Office EN3 subsurface ocean temperature data shows a decline in heat from 2003 to 2013. So that means the deep oceans would need to be warming in order to compensate for the surface cooling we've measured. However, we don't have any measurements of deep ocean temperatures, which leaves your claim of global temperature rising to be unfounded.

4 days ago
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Long-Wave Radar Can Take the Stealth From Stealth Technology

pastafazou Re:Might cause a re-thinking of the F-35 (275 comments)

First off, the F-35 has forced China and Russia to commit a large amount of time and resources to try and counter it's superiority. From an economic standpoint, if you're forcing potential enemies to dedicate time and resources to try and counter your technology, it's a win. Secondly, just because Russia and China are able to develop technology to detect it doesn't mean it's useless. There are numerous other potential uses that don't involve Russian and Chinese radar.

about three weeks ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

pastafazou Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

Please stop throwing about the claim of "genocide". You're insulting all those that actually suffered through a real episode of genocide.

about a month ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

pastafazou Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

so the population of Gaza has grown from under 600k people when Israel first took over in 1967 to over 1.8 million today. Not a very successful genocide....the Nazi's actually managed to reduce the total population of Jews during their time in power.

about a month ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

pastafazou Re:Hottest quarter? (552 comments)

Hmm....highway melted due to forest fire correlates to weather temperatures?* Current temperature in Sachs Harbour, NT is 2, compared to the normal range of 3 to 11 for this time of year. Source: https://weather.gc.ca/city/pag... Yellowknife, on the other hand, is 21, at the upper end of the normal range of 13 to 21 for this time of year. Source: https://weather.gc.ca/city/pag... Norman Wells, which lies about an equal distance between the two, is 17 where normal range is 11 to 23. Source: https://weather.gc.ca/city/pag... Whati, which is relatively close to Yellowknife, is at 17 where the normal range is 12 to 22. Source: https://weather.gc.ca/city/pag... So unless today is much cooler across NT than at the time of your posting, it seems the region is well within normal bounds overall (based on small sample size of 4), with only Yellowknife reporting a high in the upper bounds of normal. It also seems that the north end of the territory is actually pushing the boundaries of unusually cold, while the southern most region is in the upper half of normal. *Drought is not necessarily a result of warmer atmosphere. It's even possible that the extremely long and cold winter is the cause of the drought. Delays in melting of snow in the higher altitude regions results in a decline and/or delay in spring flooding. Manitoba is currently experiencing a very late seasonal flood for this reason too.

about a month and a half ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

pastafazou Hottest quarter? (552 comments)

How is it that we're into July and there is still ice on Lake Superior....the entire great lake system is colder than average...antarctic sea ice has just set a new record....and personal anecdotal evidence is a very cool start to Ontario summer. Personally, I find it hard to believe....

about a month and a half ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

pastafazou Re:How deep is the rot in Washington? (682 comments)

You know what the 5th is, right? From Wikipedia: The Fifth Amendment protects individuals from being forced to incriminate themselves. Incriminating oneself is defined as exposing oneself (or another person) to "an accusation or charge of crime,"
Your conclusion that " If pleading the Fifth were considered evidence of guilt, it'd be completely useless." is wrong. Clearly, by it's nature, the 5th is an indicator of a wrongdoing.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

pastafazou Re:How about the DOJ? (Thanks, Bush!) (682 comments)

I apologize for my last reply. I agree with you that Bush put people he preferred into the DOJ with political opinions oriented to his. But that's exactly what happens with every administration, so I assumed you were putting up a "Ya, but Bush!" argument to downplay the seriousness of the IRS becoming politically oriented.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

pastafazou Re:How deep is the rot in Washington? (682 comments)

Wow, you clearly aren't following the facts in this story at all, or you're wearing your Democrat polarizing glasses. First, I don't watch fox news because I don't get fox news. I live in Canada, and don't subscribe to your fantasy world of Democrats good - Republicans bad. They're all politicians, therefore they're all liars motivated by self-interest. That being said, there's no doubt that the IRS has been steered to target potential Republican funding sources. Lerner pleaded the 5th for a reason. You don't need to do that if you didn't do anything wrong. But please, just for the record, explain why the IRS did nothing wrong, this is not a scandal, but Lerner needed to plead the 5th anyway.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

pastafazou left-wing spin (682 comments)

They targeted likely opponents of the Obama administration in an attempt to impede the flow of funds to their opponents. It is a clear politicization of a department of the government that shouldn't be politicized. Any other interpretation of this is spin.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

pastafazou Re:How Convenient (682 comments)

You're absolutely correct, and everyone with any idea about IT knows this. Every story about this on the 'net has plenty of comments suggesting it too. So why don't the folks on the committee asking questions know it?

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

pastafazou Re:Fox News? (682 comments)

can you find the story on the Washington Post or the New York Times? If so, maybe you could provide a link, and we can compare the details included or omitted by each source. If, on the other hand, all you want to do is take a cheap shot at Fox news, then maybe you should be modded down as a troll....

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

pastafazou How deep is the rot in Washington? (682 comments)

The politicization of the IRS should be the biggest scandal ever. How many other institutions are being used to pursue a political agenda instead of their true function?

about 2 months ago
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Gecko Feet Inspire Hand-Held Spider-Man Paddles

pastafazou Re:'not battlefield-ready yet' (64 comments)

I think the real problem will be finding a battlefield full of glass walls in order to make these really useful...

about 3 months ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

pastafazou Re:hahaha! (932 comments)

yes, good point, my mistake. It's hard to believe how much air time the guy gets in the news cycles considering he never wins.

about 3 months ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

pastafazou Re:He picked the wrong moment to support amnesty (932 comments)

Um, yeah, politicians pushing for amnesty has nothing to do with border security. When word spreads through Mexico and central America that the US is possibly granting amnesty to any illegals in the country, you don't think a very large number of those people are going to want to get themselves inside America in order to take advantage if amnesty actually happens?

about 3 months ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

pastafazou Re:hahaha! (932 comments)

Clearly you don't know what you're talking about. The voting base were turned off by Cantor's amnesty stance, and were quite comfortable voting for the libertarian minded economics professor instead. The result is a refreshing change to the usual politics in America, where uninformed or uninterested voters continue to vote for the same idiots simply because of the name. If the voters were more engaged and paying attention to what the politicians said and did, instead of just what party banner they run under, you'd never have politicians like Reid, Pelosi, Boehner, McCain, or Sharpton getting reelected.

about 3 months ago

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Gun Control: If it saves just one child....

pastafazou pastafazou writes  |  about a year and a half ago

pastafazou (648001) writes "A boy in Washington, DC was being viciously mauled by three unleashed pit bulls when a neighbor came to his rescue. Running into his house to fetch his handgun, the neighbor opened fire on the dogs. A nearby police officer, responding to the sound of gunfire, arrived on the scene and assisted in shooting the dogs. The boy, saved by the actions of the gun-sporting neighbor, is recovering in hospital with severe wounds. The neighbor, meanwhile may be facing charges."
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