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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

sir1real Re:perception (320 comments)

Yeah, too bad there's no more mental asylums in existence. No, wait... What?

So much misinformation. The controversy with Reagan and mental institutions was when he was governor... of California... so it only applied to California. It's unclear how this could be connected to giving tax breaks to Wall Street. Also, it wasn't about shutting down asylums but releasing patients from the asylums. Furthermore, it wasn't Reagan's idea. Frank Lanterman submitted the bill to the legislature which then passed the bill which Reagan then signed into law.

about 3 months ago
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Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'

sir1real Re:Little Red LED (341 comments)

Sounds like you graduated from the Sean Penn school of social interaction.

about 5 months ago
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Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'

sir1real Re:Dos and don'ts (341 comments)

I should want to cook Brocktoon a simple meal, but I shouldn't want to cut into him, to tear the flesh, to wear the flesh, to be born unto new worlds where his flesh becomes my key.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sell an Algorithm To Venture Capitalists?

sir1real Re:dont use big words (205 comments)

"How Do You Sell an Algorithm To Venture Capitalists?"

First of all don't use Powerpoint. And by that I mean DO use Powerpoint and say the word Powerpoint as many times as you can.

about a year ago
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The Motivated Rejection of Science

sir1real Re:free-marketers reject state run economy? (771 comments)

Lets just say that free market types are more sceptical of AGW because they fear it will be used as an excuse to hand over more power to the government. Just as a communist (I notice you capitalized communism) would be sceptical of Stalin's attrocities because it tends to discredit communism. It's not a logical fallacy. It's an emotional reaction. No one is saying they don't believe AGW because they don't like one or more of the solutions. It's called "getting defensive."

While AGW is a hard sell for some people, there are others for whom it is a easy sell. Why is that? As Hillary Clinton said, "never waste a good crisis." In other words, global warming is good for government.

about 2 years ago
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The Motivated Rejection of Science

sir1real Re:They often react violently (771 comments)

Winning an argument often takes precedence over seeking the truth. Just because your opponent is confounded does not make him wrong.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Building a Personal FOSS Cloud?

sir1real Re:I don't get it. (189 comments)

"I don't get it."

That much is obvious.

To the OP, i think you're looking for something like this: http://pogoplug.com/

about 2 years ago
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Sandia's Floating, Dust-Free, Spinning Heatsink

sir1real Re:You can never get rid of the dust! (307 comments)

The description clearly says "And as the whole unit spins, you aren't going to get dust build up (EVER)." Emphasis mine.

In other words, they're claiming zero dust build up because the unit spins. Not because of air filters. If you want to eliminate dust with the use of air filters you don't need a spinning heat sink.

more than 2 years ago
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Juno Looks Back, Photographs Earth-Moon System

sir1real Take your humility and suck it (100 comments)

"We see a humbling yet beautiful view of ourselves.'"

Once again they want me to feel humble. Quite to the contrary, that little dot is a very small part of the universe and yet it's the only place we know for sure that life exists. That makes me feel pretty special.

about 2 years ago
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Military Drone Attacks Are Not 'Hostile'

sir1real Re:Set an iron-clad precedent (892 comments)

Mustard gas is not a "weapon of mass destruction." It does go well with freedom fries though.

more than 3 years ago
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Creating the Software Art In Tron Legacy

sir1real Re:It's about time... (124 comments)

I don't remember a 'kill -9' in the original movie.

more than 3 years ago
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Creating the Software Art In Tron Legacy

sir1real It's about time... (124 comments)

...someone did it right. Now somebody needs to go back and digitally alter the original film so that Flynn is entering legitimate Unix commands into the terminal instead of the made up BS they put in there.

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Develop Super Batteries From Aerogel

sir1real Re:Bad Links Abound (182 comments)

Woah. Hold it. No one said anything about *three* slashes!

more than 3 years ago
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Are Tablets Just Too Expensive?

sir1real Re:But... (549 comments)

I'd gladly part that 'freedom' of mine, in order for a world-wide change like this.

I'm wondering if there's some way you can part with your freedom while the rest of us retain ours.

more than 3 years ago
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Are Tablets Just Too Expensive?

sir1real Re:But... (549 comments)

We can protest, but for the most part, we're unqualified to have an opinion on the matter and are just respouting someone else's talking points. .

Don't foist your ignorance on the rest of us. If you can't be bothered to educate yourself you have no business voting for anyone. Economics is not so hard to understand once you know how to filter out the propaganda.

more than 3 years ago
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Egypt's Net Ruled By Phone, Not Kill Switch

sir1real Re:it's a figure of speech (102 comments)

This is a common misunderstanding. It's a giant pull switch with the word INTERNET spelled out in big letters on top. You have to break the glass panel that surrounds it before pulling the switch.

more than 3 years ago
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Court Rules Dungeons and Dragons Threatens Prison Security

sir1real This news and more... (353 comments)

...Tonight on 'World's Stupidest Judges.'

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast-NBC Merger Approved By FCC

sir1real Break open another bottle of whine (268 comments)

Now that the merger has FINALLY gone through I would like to take this opportunity to tell you all to suck it.

more than 3 years ago

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The Bill of Rights is officially dead

sir1real sir1real writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sir1real (1636849) writes "Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which explicitly grants the military and the Executive branch the power to detain suspected "terrorists" indefinitely without trial. Although politicians are claiming otherwise the act has an exemption whereby this can apply to U.S. citizens if the government wants it to. Since the word terrorist means whatever the government wants it to mean at any given time and since suspicion is all that's needed to detain, this means that we're all just one step away from being kept in a Guantanamo or Manzanar type facility."
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