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Warner Bros Secures Commercial Control of Superman

spidercoz Re:WB lost on the deal (196 comments)

4chan is leaking again

about a year and a half ago
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The Problem With Internet Dating's Frictionless Market

spidercoz what a bunch of crap (453 comments)

This article sounds like it was written by someone who never actually tried online dating.

"Now you go online, select a partner, and you are immediately dating someone who is at least interested in you. Of course online dating is still work, but the emotional labor and risk of failure has been significantly reduced."

Dude, you're an idiot. After having spent a year and a half on numerous dating sites with absolutely zero success, I can attest that the emotional labor is every bit as trying as it is in the real world. Personally, I prefer being snubbed in person, at least then I can get the satisfaction of making the person uncomfortable.

about a year and a half ago
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Anonymous Helps Find Evidence In Gang Rape Case

spidercoz Re:The really disturbing part (436 comments)

Being originally from Small Town, Ohio, I can attest to the fact that people who live there have small minds and neither know nor care about things outside their own little world of shitty beer and Friday Night Lights. Quite simply, they make these dumb fucking children who have never been taught right from wrong into hero-figures because that is all they have. A few of those kids who are lucky/rich/smart enough will make it out, but for the majority of them, HS football is the peak of their lives, and they will spend their years after graduating living in the same town, working a shit job, and clinging to those days of "glory". Then when they have kids, they try to live vicariously through them, pushing them down the same path, and the cycle perpetuates itself. It's ridiculous and pathetic, but it's all these sad sacks of shit have.

about a year and a half ago
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Trip To Mars Could Damage Astronauts' Brains

spidercoz Re:The Trap, Yourself (505 comments)

Sure there is, it was there in the distant past. The thick atmosphere and oceans Mars used to have didn't just vanish, they condensed, froze out and became entombed in the planet's crust. It's all still there. The difficulty is in raising planetary temperature enough to release it and reestablish a self-perpetuating greenhouse effect. But that's for the terraformers.

about a year and a half ago
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Connecticut Group Wants Your Violent Videogames — To Destroy Them

spidercoz Re:Give them a bit of credit .... (449 comments)

Maybe if someone shoots up an NRA convention they'll start to realize how full of shit they are.

about a year and a half ago
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Trip To Mars Could Damage Astronauts' Brains

spidercoz Re:The Trap, Yourself (505 comments)

Trace amounts? The entire northern polar cap of Mars is water ice, not to mention the sizable amount of ice locked up in Martian soil. There is enough water on Mars to fill the Hellas Basin and then some, possibly enough to turn the entire northern hemisphere into a swamp. As for the Moon, there is enough ice hidden in the polar areas to be useful as fuel for spaceships. In neither case is the amount so small as to be "meaningless."

about a year and a half ago
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Trip To Mars Could Damage Astronauts' Brains

spidercoz Re:The Trap, Yourself (505 comments)

There is ice on both the moon and Mars. What is ice? Frozen water. What's it made of? Hydrogen and, you guessed it, oxygen.

It astonishes me that you pretend to speak so authoritatively on a topic about which you clearly know nothing.

There's a bit of air clinging to the moon as well.

about a year and a half ago
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Running Netflix On Linux

spidercoz Re:Still wondering (185 comments)

flash is dead too, and about time

about a year and a half ago
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Running Netflix On Linux

spidercoz Re:Redundant (185 comments)

silence, fool! you will summon the wrath!

about a year and a half ago
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Favorite way to add capsaicin to a dish:

spidercoz Re:Not at all (348 comments)

Exactly. When I make a vat of chili I like to use at least 4 varieties of peppers (preferably 5 or 6, whatever I can find), fresh and dried, to get that well-rounded burn that starts at the lips and goes all the way down the throat. Each pepper has its own type of burn; different durations and different areas of the mouth.

Grew my own bird's eyes last year, came out great. Dried them out and they developed a really nice smokiness to the flavor. Good heat too. Next year I'm going to try a few more types.

about 2 years ago
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Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

spidercoz Re:Science is about how, Religion is about why (1774 comments)

Unknown (or unknowable) and uncertain aren't exactly the same thing, and I don't think Heisenberg's principle applies to the discussion. There's still plenty we don't understand about QM, but we will figure it out, given enough time. If the Universe is essentially "digital" as Planck would lead us to believe, that may just be an effect of the holographic principle. Once we start considering higher order dimensionality, damn near anything is possible.

Don't mix them, religion will never tell you how in a reasonable way, and science couldn't give two cents about why.

I like that. :)

about 2 years ago
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Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

spidercoz Re:Science is about how, Religion is about why (1774 comments)

You're right, it's not an attack against God, it's simply the effort to make him unnecessary. Belief in the supernatural came about from primitive people trying to understand natural phenomena and lacking the tools to do so. As knowledge has grown, the importance of the supernatural has proportionally decreased. You yourself say that "Religion is about the mystery and that which can not be known." Science rejects the notion that there is anything which can't be known, there is only that which we do not understand yet. Unfortunately, the supernatural became institutionalized very early on when ambitious people realized they could use it to control others. "Do this because [deity] commands it! Else his wrath you shall suffer!" And they succeeded and grew powerful, so powerful that now there is a very large vested interest in maintaining that power, by whatever means. I admire that you see science for what it is, at the same time I am dismayed that you cling to the supernatural as well. The Universe loses none of its wonder when you understand how it works, and I for one don't feel any desire to believe in something "greater" than myself. I don't have to. I can observe greatness all around me at all times. Reality is much more impressive than magic.

about 2 years ago
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Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

spidercoz Re:So which field of engineering (1774 comments)

One is part of a system of thought that espouses that everything can be understood and explained. The other specifically states that there are things which are unknowable. Sounds pretty separate to me.

about 2 years ago
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Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

spidercoz Re:I disagree; Bill is an idiot. (1774 comments)

It's not just depressing, it's downright disturbing. People that hold irrational views in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary are dangerous, pure and simple.

about 2 years ago
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Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

spidercoz Re:I disagree; Bill is an idiot. (1774 comments)

And theres damm few other religions that can say that. The rest of them all love to preach to everyone and tell us we're all going to hell.

Or try to blow us up and send us there personally. Barbarism.

about 2 years ago
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Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

spidercoz Re:Yes! (1774 comments)

Humans were also meant to live in utter ignorance without any thought or contemplation, never questioning anything. To live forever like that? No thanks. I'll take knowledge and death. Thank you, Mr. Snake.

This, to me, shows that "God" is not all-good, he wanted a subjugated race of dull-witted worshipers. Speaks volumes about his mental state. And beyond that, it demonstrates to me why the entire concept of religion is a bunch of bullshit. From its very core it is simply about controlling people.

about 2 years ago

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Progressives vs Regressives (OR Libtards vs Cuntservatives)

spidercoz spidercoz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

I'm tired of this shit. What happened to civil discourse and compromise? All the name-calling and mud slinging and playground politics is making the entire nation look like an idiot. Remember when adults ran this country? Remember when intelligence and rational, critical thought were praised? Remember when compassion was more important than making a quick buck? Me neither. I hope you all have fun drawing your little lines in the sand where everyone on the other side is an evil amoral bigoted fascist communist greedy hippie bastard. I'm done. I've tried to be a voice of rationality, I get shouted down as a sympathizer. I take the extremist position to the absolute lunatic fringe of possibility and I get waved off as a nutjob. You all can have your fucking idiot problems created by the fucking idiots you continually put into office. You can have your rigged, pointless elections and your soundbite spewing mouthpieces and your manipulative corporate oligarchs, and I hope they give you everything you deserve. I can't take it anymore. The only way any of this makes sense is that you all (the American public) WANT it this way. You WANT the divisiveness. You WANT the continual conflict. You WANT the partisan bickering, the two-sided absolutism, the "with us or agin' us" mentality. You can have it. I'm out. Why am I even bothering to post this? Apparently I needed to get some things off my chest, or maybe I WANT to open myself to more dismissive ridicule from faceless, thoughtless buffoons. This country has become not just difficult for an intelligent, rational, politically neutral person, but downright hostile. It's not right and everyone is to blame. Everything I do from now on will be to attain the goal of emigration. God-or-whatever willing, my children will grow up knowing all the verses to "O, Canada."

I know nobody's reading this anymore. You've all fucked off to see the latest shenanigans of Charlie Sheen, or check out what's doing on "Survivor." I get it. As long as your shallow, insignificant, self-fashioned microcosm is undisturbed, fuck the rest of the world.

I'll end this with a quote from The Bard, "The public sucks. Fuck hope."

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The New Pledge

spidercoz spidercoz writes  |  more than 5 years ago I pledge allegiance
To the logo
Of the Corporate States of America
And to the people
On whom we stand
One company
Under money
Indefatigable
With misery and injustice for all

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