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Geostationary GPS Satellite Galaxy 15 Out of Control

pengin9 Re:Target practice? (379 comments)

I thought the first 'C' was for 'Cartoon'

more than 4 years ago
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RFID Checks Student Attendance in Arizona

pengin9 Re:PROFIT! (554 comments)

where do the underpants come in?

more than 4 years ago
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MATLAB Can't Manipulate 64-Bit Integers

pengin9 Re:Especially since someone has implemented it.... (334 comments)

i'm satisfied with 32 bit floating point for number crunching. do we really need 64 bit for most of our calculations. it's just engineering throw a safety factor of 4 on it and call it a day.

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Regulators Investigating Unpaid Internships

pengin9 Re:Internships should always be paid (182 comments)

Also remember qualified applicates have no problems finding high paying internships; the people who have unpaid internships want them! If they didn't they wouldn't accept the position.

more than 4 years ago
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Regulators Investigating Unpaid Internships

pengin9 Re:Internships should always be paid (182 comments)

let's not forget the time you're wasting with a mentor, every time you ask a question you waste a productive person's time on the project. So instead of hiring an employee with an intern you actually lose half an employee while paying the same. So it's not $7.50 an hour if you count the time you're wasting of other employees it's most likely much higher. a small company doesn't have the overhead to take on that kind of liability.

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What the Top US Companies Pay In Taxes

pengin9 Re:So, what now? (658 comments)

And we'll just ignore all of the events where revenue increased when tax rates decreased. People tend to forget that people are greedy, and as such will find loopholes when it is profitable i.e. high tax rates, but when rates are low it's not worth spending the time and money to evade and exploit loopholes and will pay the same if not more (because of lower overhead) without a problem. Lowering the tax rate in a time of recession is always the right move. Also, the government could stand to not spend money like a drunk college girl with daddy's credit card.

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Some Newegg Customers Received Fake Intel Core i7s

pengin9 Re:Video Games (447 comments)

yep, helps them sell more shirts. Singapore is a FINE city

more than 4 years ago
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Unfriendly Climate Greets Gore At Apple Meeting

pengin9 Re:Fools. (572 comments)

That's like saying we should clean all the sand off our feet before leaving the beach or else there will be no sand left.

more than 4 years ago
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Unfriendly Climate Greets Gore At Apple Meeting

pengin9 Re:wind (572 comments)

anyone who thinks nuclear power is unsafe is uninformed and obviously gets all his information from the same sources that still spout man made global warming in the mist of a cooling period.

more than 4 years ago
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Beliefs Conform To Cultural Identities

pengin9 Re:Hurr. (629 comments)

off topic, but

or put on makeup.

'or farding'. would be an acceptable and more fluid entry. Just some fun little vocab, and it sounds like fart :-)

more than 4 years ago
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Beliefs Conform To Cultural Identities

pengin9 Re:A partial solution: (629 comments)

I choose to be intolerant of people who are intolerant of my intolerance. I feel this is the best way to live.

more than 4 years ago
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Beliefs Conform To Cultural Identities

pengin9 Re:A partial solution: (629 comments)

But while there are people knocking on my door tryng to get me to turn to Jesus, people in congress voting for stem-cell research bans, legislators in my country asking to give creationism and "intelligent" design* as much face-time as evolution in science as opposed to philosophy classes, then I can say with a straight face that religion is a problem more than it is a romantic set of ideas; even if its idealogues aren't bombing my busses.

I'd say you've proven the point of this article, your religious beliefs prevent you from accepting alternate arguments based more on your beliefs than actual facts. remember the great song lyrics, if you choose not to decide you still have made a choice. really I believe there is no way to be completely impartial towards an idea, but if we at least try to view both sides of the argument as fairly as we can, we can at least come to a better and firmer grasp of why we have beliefs in the first place, or hopefully admit our failures and change our beliefs.

more than 4 years ago
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Saturn Moon Could Be Hospitable To Life

pengin9 2010 (153 comments)

2010... the year we find life is possible on saturns? moons. wait wait wait I thought Dave lived on Jupiter.

more than 4 years ago
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Students Build 2752 MPG Hypermiling Vehicle

pengin9 Re:So what? (233 comments)

if you incorporated a hive draft you should be able to improve your average speed without hindering your MPG.

more than 4 years ago
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What Knowledge Gaps Do Self-Taught Programmers Generally Have?

pengin9 Re:O(n^2) (396 comments)

Don't worry, Fourier transforms are not taught to undergrad students either, but the advanced mathematics make for very efficient source codes.

more than 4 years ago
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Berkeley Library RFP Asks For Nuclear Free Vendor

pengin9 Re:Berkeley (25 comments)

Ironically they're most likely going to waste more paper and "destroy" the environment by denying obvious progress. The better question is: is someone at 3M just messing with the city to show Berkley how much more they need them than 3M needs Berkley, and get the law repealed.

more than 4 years ago
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A Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow

pengin9 Re:Science or Religion? (1136 comments)

I got some ocean front property in Arizona.. from the front porch you can see the sea. If you'll buy that I'll throw the golden gate in for free!

more than 4 years ago
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When Will AI Surpass Human Intelligence?

pengin9 Re:When? (979 comments)

that's OK I think the space elevator is supposed to be completed in 20 years too. at least we can run away from earth easily.

more than 4 years ago

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