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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

ttucker Re:An Algorithm To Prevent Slashdot... (162 comments)

I got to the bottom of the summary,

Keep reading to see what Bennett has to say.

"Oh god damnit!"

about two weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

ttucker Re:Mod the parent up! (329 comments)

Well, that wouldn't apply, because it wasn't a "disagreeing viewpoint" it was racist FUD.

Yeah, I agree with you. The point is much better served by saying that, instead of making the almost certainly untrue claim that the first poster was paid by someone to argue with idiots on Slashdot.... Furthermore, instead of mentioning the racist FUD, he mostly was just griping about the cited cost of cab fare.

about three weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

ttucker Re:Mod the parent up! (329 comments)

What is the thinking error where you ignore the message of the post and focus on semantics to change the subject?

My post pointed out an actual logical fallacy in your argument, without insulting you in any way. You reply with, "thinking error", which implies some actual defect in my thinking process instead of argument. While it was a strong suspicion before, at this point the evidence is great that you are an asshole.

about three weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

ttucker Re:Why are medallions sold and not leased? (329 comments)

But that would be communism and everyone would have to start talking in Russian, drink cheap vodka and wear ugly winter hats with earmuffs.

Drink cheep vodka that costs more than our expensive vodka.

about three weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

ttucker Re:Mod the parent up! (329 comments)

Why the hell would anyone want to pay $30 to travel a mile or two in third-world conditions?

Hyperbolic much? No cab company charges $30 for a 1-2 mile trip. That's less than $10 (including a tip) in every cab in every city I've been in. I suspect you are an Uber driver or astroturfer since your whole post is fucking ridiculously dramatic.

What is the logical fallacy where you claim all disagreeing viewpoints are sponsored called?

about three weeks ago
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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

ttucker Re: $1200+ for a 15 min trip! (112 comments)

I can't tell if you're joking, or you're as stupid as any random right-wing loon, like the folks that drove all the smart people out of the Republican party.

All insults aside, whoever pays for your healthcare commands your destiny. Currently my health insurance seems better than say, the VA hospital.

about a month ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

ttucker Re:Flip Argument (1128 comments)

I made up my mind based on the facts that have been presented. I am open to having my opinion changed once presented with further compelling facts. Unfortunately, absent a trial, that's not likely to happen.

At this point, if you want to cite, "fact", that is contrary to evidence that was presented to the grand jury, it is incumbent on you to provide some justification for why the grand jury evidence is incorrect. Otherwise, you really only reveal your prejudice (as you have in this thread) and appear as a troll.

about a month ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

ttucker Re:Flip Argument (1128 comments)

12 shots, 12 hits to the torso.

A thoroughy justifiable shoot.

Not.

This is not what four autopsies performed by four totally different agencies shows. It is so blatantly false, that I wonder if you are a troll, just ignorant, or maybe a little of both.

about a month ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

ttucker Re:Pathetic (1128 comments)

It's ok to be a murdering thug if you wear a badge, right?

Disgusting.

Fuck the judicial system when it does not reflect my personal prejudices, amirite?

about a month ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

ttucker Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (523 comments)

From Wikipedia:

By 7 October 2011 the power generated by Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 had dropped to 267.9 W and 269.2 W respectively, about 57% of the power at launch. The level of power output was better than pre-launch predictions based on a conservative thermocouple degradation model. As the electrical power decreases, spacecraft loads must be turned off, eliminating some capabilities.

Realize that these probes are operating decades after the completion of their planned missions, long after solar power would have failed completely.

about a month ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

ttucker Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (523 comments)

so after a 10 year idle while travelling to the comet it would have lost a significant amount of fuel

It was just a stupid thing to say in the first place. Try, "it would have lost a small, predictable, amount of fuel (Pu-238 has a half-life of 87 years), that can be easily compensated for".

about a month ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

ttucker Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (523 comments)

And the fuel depletes even when you're not using it, so after a 10 year idle while travelling to the comet it would have lost a significant amount of fuel, RTGs aren't always superior in every situation.

That is why the Voyager probes are not working 37 years later...

about a month ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

ttucker Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (523 comments)

It's the potential for an aborted launch turning the Plutonium into what is effectively a dirty bomb that is the problem.

If only terrorists were stupid enough to use plutonium 238 in their dirty bombs...

about a month ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

ttucker Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (523 comments)

As will the people who it risks landing on if it doesn't escape orbit for some reason.

Plutonium 238 is really not that dangerous. It is an alpha emitter, and carried in a water insoluble form. Furthermore, an aborted launch would end up exploded on the launch pad, or in the ocean.

about a month ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

ttucker Re:Never Again (130 comments)

The Xbox 360 is just a Netflix machine to me, that happens to also have stripped down versions of Minecraft & Fallout 3 built in. Since consoles are all garbage compared to computers, it seems contentious to compare them based on hardware quality. All that really matters in the console world is what you are allowed to run on them.

about a month ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

ttucker Re:Never Again (130 comments)

people say that every 5 years. remember when they took linux away from the PS3? or the rootkit fiasco? Yet people keep buying them

I have not bought any Sony hardware since the rootkit fiasco.

about a month ago
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Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

ttucker Re:If they're going literal.... (251 comments)

I have read some more of your comments, and I think perhaps your problem is inflation. Call everyone a liar, and pretty soon it means nothing even to call a genuine liar, a liar. In a way, you try to spray the word everywhere with innuendo and implication, hoping that it will stick on the people who actually are. Instead you appear as a boy who cries wolf, not quite a liar, but not a purveyor of truth either.

Try thinking of more intelligent insults for people, and I think your persuasion will be more effective.

about a month and a half ago
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Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

ttucker Re:If they're going literal.... (251 comments)

Sure you did. You deliberately asserted that what you had to say was more accurate than the information presented, and proceeded to do a classic slashdot bashing of the officer that busted the operators of the fishing boat for breaking the law, saying the cop made it up.

A lie is a false statement made with the deliberate intent to deceive. While my statement was factually false, it was made based on an inaccurate reading of the articles in question, and presented in good faith. It would seem that declaring all incorrect statements to be lies is a form of hyperbole to you (in true Slashdot fashion) certainly not to be taken seriously.

about a month and a half ago

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