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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

pastafazou Re: So basically (415 comments)

FYI, because this bill failed, the NSA's authorization to bulk monitor phone calls warrantlessly is now set to expire next year, whereas this bill would have extended it with some minor limitations. Some Republicans who were in favor of the original bill voted against the final version because it didn't do enough, and they would prefer the expiration to take effect instead.

2 days ago
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How To Mathematically Predict Lightning Strikes

pastafazou Re:Question about Climate Change (41 comments)

more lightning means more chance of forest fires. More forest fires means more CO2 produced. More CO2 produced means more greenhouse effect. More greenhouse effect means hotter temperatures. Hotter temperatures mean more moisture in the atmosphere. More moisture in the atmosphere means more lightning. Repeat.

about a week ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

pastafazou Re:What will it take? (320 comments)

Never mind the number of people made redundant and unemployed by automation. Taxi drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, couriers, and probably a bunch more. Expect the lobbying fees to get into the billions before any politician decides it's time to act.

about three weeks ago
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Oldest Human Genome Reveals When Our Ancestors Mixed With Neanderthals

pastafazou Re:Yeah but ... (128 comments)

Well I don't know about you, but I know when I first had sex with a Neanderthal...and that's all I'm willing to say about it....

about a month ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

pastafazou unless you recently went to Africa (384 comments)

or you were a health care worker caring for Duncan. Or happened to live in the apartment complex where Duncan stayed. Or you happened to be on a flight from Texas to Ohio. Or on a flight from Ohio to Texas. Or one of those within 2 degrees of separation of any of these.

about a month ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

pastafazou Re:Russians have a few drugs starting trails (463 comments)

Are these russian drugs Psilocybin based, or are they Lysergic acid dyethylamide based? If it's the first, the trails will be shorter, and the strength of other hallucinatory experiences won't be as intense.

about a month ago
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NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

pastafazou Re:This won't end well. (295 comments)

You're right, these scientists should've suppressed their findings.

about a month and a half ago
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End of an Era: After a 30 Year Run, IBM Drops Support For Lotus 1-2-3

pastafazou Re:And yet IBM soldiers on... (156 comments)

Their revenue has stayed the same, but their profits and profit margin have consistently increased. Revenue growth is meaningless without also looking at how that growth affected profits. Lots of growth with little gain is a bad trend.

about a month and a half ago
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Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry

pastafazou Re:Stop blaming the Soviets (151 comments)

Why do you declare it a fuckup? They diverted the water, and now have farmland where before they had desert. That was their plan. If you're telling me that they wanted farmland in the desert as well as the Aral Sea to stay the same, then yes it was a fuckup. But I don't think that was the intention.

about a month and a half ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

pastafazou Completely Contained? (475 comments)

Then how the hell did it end up in Texas?

about 2 months ago
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Statistician Creates Mathematical Model To Predict the Future of Game of Thrones

pastafazou Re:Let's save a lot of time. (127 comments)

Obviously you missed the end of the last book where John Snow gets killed.

about 2 months ago
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Statistician Creates Mathematical Model To Predict the Future of Game of Thrones

pastafazou Re:Seriously... (127 comments)

It's not a movie dumbass

about 2 months ago
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Statistician Creates Mathematical Model To Predict the Future of Game of Thrones

pastafazou Prediction... (127 comments)

everyone you've read about so far dies. New characters are introduced. They die too. Children of new characters emerge, and die. Lots more dying, followed by a bit more dying.

about 2 months ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

pastafazou Poor Analogy (478 comments)

Considering the many thousands that have been killed by ISIS, including thousands of Iraqi soldiers, I don't think a "fruit fly" is an apt comparison. And ISIS has access to anti-air weaponry too.

about 2 months ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

pastafazou Yes they do (478 comments)

The Raptor has three internal weapons bays: a large bay on the bottom of the fuselage, and two smaller bays on the sides of the fuselage, aft of the engine intakes.[140] It can carry six medium range missiles in the center bay and one short–range missile in each side bay;[141] Four of the medium range missiles can be replaced with two bomb racks that can each carry one medium-size or four smaller bombs.

about 2 months ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

pastafazou No Shit Sherlock (460 comments)

who do you think invented date rape drugs?

about 2 months ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

pastafazou Re:It's getting hotter still! (635 comments)

This comment isn't a troll. Claiming the area covered is bigger but the volume is much much lower needs a citation. All I've been able to find are "theories" on why the ice is growing in Antarctica.

about 2 months ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

pastafazou Re:So, a design failure then. (165 comments)

How does the directive to "save who you can" allow it to decide which potential target to save?

about 2 months ago

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

pastafazou pastafazou writes  |  about 2 years 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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