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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

pseudofrog Re:I propose a test ... (167 comments)

Because humans react faster than computers?

about 4 months ago
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Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

pseudofrog Re:WTF? (193 comments)

Erm...people watch it on their computers? So it's...tech-related?

about 5 months ago
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Why US Gov't Retirement Involves a Hole in the Ground Near Pittsburgh

pseudofrog Re:Makes perfect sense (142 comments)

Did you even read what he said? Or did you just seize up with anger when you read the word "government"?

I mean, he gave a thoughtful comment pointing out that this system is probably the cheapest way of dealing with the move to digital records. Why did you then respond with "Herp derp! Government sucks!"

You libertarians don't seem to even care if your rants are on topic these days.

about 6 months ago
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Dirty Tricks? Look-Alike Websites Lure Congressional Donors

pseudofrog NSA? (157 comments)

Forbes reports on a National Republican Congressional Committee sanctioned campaign worthy of the NSA

I get that we don't like the NSA around here, but why are we bringing it up when discussing an article that has nothing to do with anything the NSA does? What's the thinking process? "Hrm, this scam is slimy. Oh hey! The NSA is slimy too!"

Am I missing something?

about 7 months ago
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Google and EU Reach Tentative Settlement in Antitrust Case

pseudofrog Re:Another Point for Bing (45 comments)

Yeah! Fuck the third world! Fuck free access to information! I want my pages to look pretty and load marginally faster!

about 7 months ago
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Google and EU Reach Tentative Settlement in Antitrust Case

pseudofrog Re:Another Point for Bing (45 comments)

Regardless of what you use, remember to block ads always and block javascript by default. Fuck em. The ad-supported web is a cesspool, and if the internet ad business died tonight we'd all be better off in terms of privacy, security, performance, layout and design, speed, and probably even content

And we'd all get to pay for this content. No thanks. I have some issues with the Internet, but I'm rather okay with it the way it is.

about 7 months ago
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Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'

pseudofrog Re:They'll stop him (412 comments)

Playing the way he is will lead to news stories, which will lead to better ratings.

about 8 months ago
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Fedora 21 Linux Will Be Nameless

pseudofrog Re:Longer cycles and tick/tock please (128 comments)

Half the time I try Fedora, yum introduces something that keeps it from booting. No other distro breaks in such a spectacular way for me.

Hopefully, this new development model with introduce just a bit more stability. With Red Hat behind it, Fedora should be a premier distribution I can recommend to others. In the meantime, I'll stick with recommending Ubuntu, Mint, and openSUSE to those who don't mind doing some repo configuration for non-free stuff.

about 8 months ago
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The Brains of Men and Women Are 'Wired Differently'

pseudofrog Re:What about gays and lesbians? (509 comments)

How in the world is "trans" stupid and infantile? Wouldn't adding "nny" to the end of it make it sound more juvenile?

Not all gay people find the word "fag" offensive, but enough do that polite people recommend against using it. If you're as polite as you claim to be, perhaps you should follow suit or at least not whine when others object to its use.

about 10 months ago
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The Brains of Men and Women Are 'Wired Differently'

pseudofrog Re:What about gays and lesbians? (509 comments)

Considering how regularly and spectacularly biology fucks up, wouldn't it be more surprising if cross-sex fuck-ups didn't happen? Intersex people do exist, after all.

about 10 months ago
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The Brains of Men and Women Are 'Wired Differently'

pseudofrog Re:What about gays and lesbians? (509 comments)

The brain and the body are masculinized/feminized at different times in the womb. An in-womb hormone mess-up could cause transsexualism and/or an intersex condition.

about 10 months ago
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The Brains of Men and Women Are 'Wired Differently'

pseudofrog Re:What about gays and lesbians? (509 comments)

A trivial amount of investigation would reveal that trans man/woman/person are the preferred terms. More descriptive than tranny, sufficiently "memorable," whatever that means, and completely inoffensive.

about 10 months ago
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Study Linking GM Maize To Rat Tumors Is Retracted

pseudofrog Re:seems a bit strange (341 comments)

And bad it was. Fractal badness.

I mean, really bad.

It shouldn't have been published in the first place, but at least they're admitting their mistake.

about 10 months ago
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EU To Allow 3G and 4G Connections On Planes

pseudofrog No. (106 comments)

No phone calls on planes here in the US. Please.

about 10 months ago
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Samsung Creates Phone With Curved Display

pseudofrog Re:"Apple, Apple, Apple"! (219 comments)

The Gore Bill

I'm not his biggest fan, but he doesn't get the credit he deserves for his role in the creation of the Internet we all use and enjoy.

about a year ago
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Do Comments On Web Pages Ruin Science?

pseudofrog Re:Dissident Speech (281 comments)

People can say all they want. But they're not entitled to post wherever they want.

about a year ago
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Do Comments On Web Pages Ruin Science?

pseudofrog Re:Dissident Speech (281 comments)

Sorry, they have no obligation to let you post on their site. It's their site, and they can do with it what they think is best. Fortunately, you can start a blog and rant away all you want.

Incidentally, I heard most scientific journals won't let just anyone publish articles. Talk about squelching dissent!

I found the comment section on Popular Science to be worse than worthless. Good riddance, I say.

about a year ago

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