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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

sbrown123 Re:Well... (493 comments)

I have science and proven fact on my side. You have information provided by misguided and confused individuals who want to believe in magical immunity shields that last years from single shots or are "boosted" after half a decade. I will just say this: the human immunity system has very, very short memory.

about 4 months ago

Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

sbrown123 Re:Well... (493 comments)

That is an incorrect and ignorant belief. Please check your facts. You will find out how useless those blanket vaccinations are in the absence of an ongoing threat. That isn't to say they are useless as they are the go-to weapon during outbreaks.

about 4 months ago

No, Doesn't Require 500 Million Lines of Code

sbrown123 Why should I believe this information? (142 comments)

Seriously. This account was created just to post some numbers and we are suppose to take them as fact? Hell, I could create an account on Reddit and come up with a totally different set of numbers and you can take my comment as fact too.

about 4 months ago

eBay Compromised

sbrown123 Since February and just now hearing about it?! (193 comments)

How much you want to bet they have been sitting on this? Probably waited until X number of people were compromised and they couldn't cover it up any longer.

about 4 months ago

Orson Scott Card Pleads 'Tolerance' For Ender's Game Movie

sbrown123 Re:Really?!? (1448 comments)

>We're discussing whether it is morally justified to support a person or organization whose profit from goods and/or services sold will be used in furtherance of the oppression of a political minority.

Last I checked the majority of Americans support gay marriage. So the reverse, those against it, are the political minority.

>But tolerance is not the same as acceptance

True. This is why the KKK has the right to exist even though their views are not acceptable by the majority.

about a year ago

Automated Plate Readers Let Police Collect Millions of Records On Drivers

sbrown123 Strange, this doesn't raise my hackles. (276 comments)

I really don't see a problem with this. I mean, I can actually reason this as being used to find "bad guys". This is very different from the NSA bullshit program which you don't have to be a conspiracy nut to know is being used for totally different reasons than we are being told.

about a year ago

Use Tor, Get Targeted By the NSA

sbrown123 Re:non-issue (451 comments)

Good for them. By the time they figure out a single persons message that person will already have passed away from old age.

about a year ago

Iranian State Goes Offline To Avoid Cyber-Attacks

sbrown123 Re:Talk about... (165 comments)

You think the internet is free of censorship and spying by the government where you live? Check again. You don't have to look too hard to find about every country in the "free world" is actively looking at ways to spy on their citizens and limit their access. Countries like China and Iran are unique in that they decided to make their own non-Western controlled version of the same trap.

more than 2 years ago

ITC Judge Calls For US Xbox Import Ban

sbrown123 Re:Just Ban All Imports (255 comments)

Sad thing is that if the U.S. stopped importing the world market would crash followed by decades of wars. As much as I hate the huge amount of imports I will gladly take those over that happening.

more than 2 years ago

New Record High Temperature At South Pole

sbrown123 Re:naysayers (387 comments)

But by saying the planet is doing it on its own makes us seem insignificant like ants on a giant ball!

more than 2 years ago

Fermilab's New Commercial Research Center

sbrown123 Re:Remarkable (24 comments)

The U.S. government didn't spend a penny on LHC. But U.S. based Fermi, and many other U.S. companies, provided equipment and help in building the LHC.

And what "brouhaha" is there about Higgs Boson? Last I checked they are still looking for its existence.

more than 2 years ago

US Sentinel Drone Fooled Into Landing With GPS Spoofing

sbrown123 Re:The truth slowly comes out (647 comments)

You mean the CIA has been actively trying to halt the nuclear weapons program of a nation who is opposed to the United States?

Maybe a better, simpler solution is to build good relations with those who oppose you? This current strategy doesn't seem to be working very well and looks like it will only end with lots of people getting killed.

more than 2 years ago

EU Approves Unified Full Body Scanner Regulations

sbrown123 Re:Sometimes they get it right (225 comments)

>Nearly every time I read about the EU doing something that doesn't outright fuck over its citizens, I think to myself, "Man, they must have heard about how we're all about freedom and citizens rights and just ran with it."

I always think "this must be the first step towards something bad". And it is funny that people have to mention when there is an EU rule that a member state can opt out of like it is the exception rather than the norm.

more than 2 years ago

Report on Web-Surfing Speeds Finds Pervasive Throttling

sbrown123 Re:my netflix is more important than your BT (189 comments)

Power companies charge by the amount of power used. If they could technically give you 100% of the power you demand they would. And then charge you for it.

ISPs could move to that model too. But they don't want to. They prefer to charge flat rates and then throttle people who use it more.

more than 2 years ago

The F-35 Story

sbrown123 Best comment in article: (509 comments)

“A lot of design compromises were made especially to give the Marine Corps the STOVL capability which, by the way, they’ve never used in combat,” he said. “And who says the Marines need a fast jet in combat?” said McPeak, now chairman of Ethicspoint Inc., a consulting firm in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

more than 2 years ago

One Tenth of China's Farmland Polluted With Heavy Metals

sbrown123 Re:Unions (412 comments)

>If they're just implementing a vote buying scheme

You mean a scheme to steer politics in their favor? What is difference between a union lobbyist and a lobbyist from a business? Take for example the airlines where you have airline union lobbyists on one side and airline lobbyists for the airline industry on the other. If you remove the union you give the airline industry lobbyists no one to compete with.

more than 2 years ago

Hardware Running Android Fails More Than iPhone, BlackBerry Hardware

sbrown123 This report is nuts (357 comments)

>Repairs to Android smartphones cost wireless carriers $2 billion per year

Since when did wireless carriers repair smartphones? They just send them back in gross to the hardware maker for a refund on the next batch. $2 billion seems really high for mailing costs.

more than 2 years ago

Ohio Emergency Responders Stage Mock Zombie Invasion

sbrown123 Re:The life cycle of a trend (219 comments)

>Black people start doing it.

Unlikely since black people are the first to die in horror situations. Haven't you ever watched a horror movie?

more than 2 years ago


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