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Congress Suggests Moat, Eletronic Fence To Protect White House

stealth_finger Re:Moat? Electric fence? (206 comments)

Or, conversely, the politicians that ban guns in all federal buildings yet believe wholeheartedly that anyone should be able to carry semi-automatic assault rifles into their local Walmart.

That's because they never do, have or will go into a walmart.

7 hours ago
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AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled

stealth_finger Re: Obama screwed us intentionally or intentionall (305 comments)

I'm not clear why anyone cares about "net neutrality" anyway..

You'll care when they try and charge you extra to watch youtube or Netflix. Facebook? Oh that's heavy traffic that, surcharge. I'm not clear how anyone could be against net neutrality, basically you're saying your happy to pay more, not for extra but to not have your service artificially restricted for no better reason than you're happy to pay more.

about a week ago
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Amazon's Luxembourg Tax Deals

stealth_finger Re:we wish (200 comments)

last i checked, luxembourg is still a sovereign nation. this is about the USA is trying to tax companies & citizens of other countries.

Spot the one who works at amazon's legal dept. In what way is it about that? It's about amazon moving all their money to places where the make no tax by doing deals to licence it's name, site and itself to itself for vast or tiny sums of money depending on how the tax works in that particular country.

about two weeks ago
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Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

stealth_finger Re:Typical muslims (389 comments)

So, let me get this straight, pre jesus Christianity doesn't matter and what jesus said doesn't matter? The fact that jeus never existed to begin with certainly doesn't matter. You went on to explain

The point of Jesus was that he died for the sins of man so that we could be forgiven even though we sin.

which didn't really have anything to do with what I said. So did no one pre jesus got forgiven for anything? There were a lot more sins back then which may or may not still be sins depending on if you want them to be or not. But hey, you can be forgiven for them now so fuck you.

about two weeks ago
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Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

stealth_finger Re:Typical muslims (389 comments)

Did you really forget that? It's pretty well established.

Yes show me where Jesus says it all counts and can't be changed. Then I'll tell you why it doesn't matter. Oh heck I'll just tell you now. The point of Jesus wasn't to make things that used to be sins not sins anymore. The point of Jesus was that he died for the sins of man so that we could be forgiven even though we sin.

I guess you didn't get the message that Jesus transformed Christianity from a temporal religion to a spiritual, personal religion.

That's all so well and good but rapes, murders, slavery, beheadings for any one of a number of reasons were never sins to begin with and in some places are encouraged. I'm not even sure what your point is? Either follow this so called holy book or don't, you can't pick and choose which bits you like or say well what they actually meant was this because that's somewhere between blasphemy and heresy and to be frank, the rest of us are bored of it.

about two weeks ago
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Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

stealth_finger Re:Typical muslims (389 comments)

Not for Christians there not, show me in the new testament where is says this?

Oh right, I forgot the part where Christians get to ignore half the book because they know it's full of shit. How about showing you the part where jesus says it all counts and can't be changed?

about two weeks ago
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Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

stealth_finger Re:Typical muslims (389 comments)

Opposing gays and abortions isn't quite the same as selling them as sex slaves or beheading them, is it?

Both of which are also A-OK in the bible.

about two weeks ago
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Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart

stealth_finger Re:They're probably correct (273 comments)

That sums up the problem with math on wikipedia pretty well. It uses established notation but doesn't explain the notation. This continues in a perpetual circle reference which means that it impossible for someone not familiar with the notation to understand what it says, even if the math itself is extremely simple. Completely useless if you just want to get a basic understanding of something.

Yeah, but there's a wiki for it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mathematical_symbols

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Mathematics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_letters_used_in_mathematics,_science,_and_engineering

about two weeks ago
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The Effect of Programming Language On Software Quality

stealth_finger So (217 comments)

it says basically nothing

about two weeks ago
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Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

stealth_finger Re:Terrible (430 comments)

I could understand it if Jobs was gay or it was a Cook thing but how is it 'gay propaganda' to have a memorial to a dead guy who was replaced by a gay guy. Are they insinuating gay is the new way or something?

It is simple. Sodomy gives you time-traveling super-powers. These are enhanced by waves of adoration directed at idols depicting anybody close to you. So Cook being gay now, and having been close to Jobs in the past, means that by showing fondness towards a Jobs statue you enhance the Gay Superpowers of Captain Cook.

Damn, I knew I should've chosen to be gay.

about two weeks ago
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New GCHQ Chief Says Social Media Aids Terrorists

stealth_finger Re:Water aids terrorists (228 comments)

Almost every murder, terrorist act or bad thing has been committed within 24 hours of drinking water or a water based product! Something must be done!

http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

about two weeks ago
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New GCHQ Chief Says Social Media Aids Terrorists

stealth_finger Re:Not a win (228 comments)

But sure, there's fanatical people. What's the difference between Muslims and Christians?

Basically the difference is the name. Put an extreme Muslim next to an extreme Christian and it's hard to tell the difference, same with your everyday Joe Muslim and Johnny Christian. All religions have the potential to have the extremists, even none religious do (only they have to look harder for justification). It just so happens to be the Muslims turn in the spotlight to be 'the baddies' before that the Russians, before that the Germans, before that the Germans again etc etc etc.

about two weeks ago
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New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping

stealth_finger Re:Old saying (249 comments)

yeah and GPS absolutely doesn't rely on clocks...

Kinda does as it based entirely on synced time transmissions and triangulations. I don't think the coverage was that great in the 1800's though so they had to fall back on hand written directions from ye olde google maps I guess.

about two weeks ago
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Gates Donates $500M+ To Fight Malaria and Other Diseases

stealth_finger Re:The World is Overcrowded (106 comments)

this is natures way of making sure the world doesn't get overcrowded. It's a sad fact but people NEED to die.

Then how do you explain the fact that some of the countries with the highest life expectancies, and almost no severe endemic diseases, are also the ones with the slowest-growing (or even shrinking) populations?

Because they don't spit out 5-10 kids each?

about two weeks ago
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Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

stealth_finger Re:Terrible (430 comments)

I could understand it if Jobs was gay or it was a Cook thing but how is it 'gay propaganda' to have a memorial to a dead guy who was replaced by a gay guy. Are they insinuating gay is the new way or something?

about two weeks ago
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Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

stealth_finger Re:Not worth it ? (594 comments)

And never. That design just can not reach orbit, no matter how hard you try.

What about spaceship three, or four or ten or twenty or whatever down the line.

about two weeks ago
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Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

stealth_finger Re: Well (594 comments)

This was something the Tulsa company had never done before; carbon fiber for space travel

They're still not making carbon fiber for space travel. They're making carbon fiber for a fancy rollercoaster ride.

What about when it's sufficiently developed to not need a mother ship, can take off on it's own, fit a couple hundred people in and get them to the other side of the world in an hour. What about when it's sufficiently powered to take off and reach orbit on it's own steam. Just because it's a 'fancy rollercoaster' now doesn't mean it always be. Anyway it's a private enterprise not paid for by the tax payer so why do you give a shit?

about two weeks ago
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Pianist Asks Washington Post To Remove Review Under "Right To Be Forgotten"

stealth_finger Re:Streisand Effect (257 comments)

Dejan Lazic has obviously never heard of the "Streisand Effect"... I wonder how many people who had never heard of him, now consider him to be a complete asshole, and will avoid any of his content like the plague?

Dumbass.

Me, for one.

about two weeks ago
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Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic

stealth_finger Re:Screw those hicks (265 comments)

It's not quite the army, but I feel a Posse Comitatus kinda thing goin' on.

After seeing some photos from Fergeson and other police response scenes I am hard pressed to tell the difference between the police and the military. And this is coming from someone who served in the US Army for 6 years as a combat arms MOS (M1A2 crewman to be exact). The only difference seems to be that the military has a much more stringent rules of engagement.

Police wear black, military wears camo. That's about it as far as I can tell.

about two weeks ago
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Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic

stealth_finger Re:Bingo (265 comments)

Bingo, we have a winner. This is a legitimate use of a TFR; to prevent mid-air collisions over things like this. While it's a jesse jackson created disaster (the rioting, not the murder), the purpose of the TFR is to allow the police to fly safely.

I'm half surprised they haven't fitted their helicopter with stingers to just shoot down any pesky media trying to see what's going on. Not like we should expect the pilots to have situational awareness and be good enough not to crash into things.

If the case was pure police safety then a height restriction is adequate, not a full on no fly zone.

about two weeks ago

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