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Comment: Re:ObamaCare is a Horrific Debacle (Score 2) 162

by AioKits (#46524949) Attached to: Ex-Head of Troubled Health Insurance Site May Sue, Citing 'Cover-Up'
What I find humorous about the current topic and the posts being flung onto the wall like so much feces is that posts like yours good sir, whether I agree or not, add to the discussion and yet are being modded flamebait for no real apparent reason. After this modding, posts such as yours usually have a small flood of ACs follow your commentary with short, witless posts which quite frankly add nothing to the discourse. I'm all for being an AC from time to time, as it serves a purpose. However, at the moment, it feels like it is being abused by one or a few select individuals whose goals seem to be to misrepresent the dialog being built under this topic and burying that which they do not agree with.

Now, mind you my post is off-topic and I will expect it will be modded as such, as the flood of AC seems to be cresting quite the large wave as of late. This AC behavior has been growing as of late, and seems most apparent on politically charged topics. I only hope this pattern is temporary and just wished to say, bravo for having the balls to attach your name to your beliefs.

Comment: Re:so let me get this straight (Score 1) 348

One more reason that I wont ever buy another apple product

Tim Cook telling these right-wing psychopaths to piss off is surely a reason to avoid buying Apple products. What kind of bullshit is this? Extremist climate change deniers turning up in the Apple shareholder meeting, and trying to foist their idiotic "profit above anything" agenda on Apple, getting the response they deserve (actually, not _quite_ what they deserve, corporal punishment is what they deserve), and that makes you want to avoid Apple products?

Honestly, his response has made me consider Apple now that I am looking for a replacement for my current aging MP3 player. (It's going on 5 years now and is starting to act funky)

+ - U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania-> 1

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 (797399) writes "As one might expect, the economic decline of a nation into rule by a handful of corrupt oligarchs will have many other negative repercussions. One of these is a loss of civil rights and freedoms that many of us have taken for granted. Reporters Without Borders puts out their Press Freedom Index every year, and the 2014 ranking came out today. It was not a good showing for the USA. Specifically, the U.S. registered one of the steepest falls of all nations, down 13 slots to the #46 position, just above Haiti and just below Romania."
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+ - First 'Habitable Zone' Galactic Bulge Exoplanet Found->

Submitted by astroengine
astroengine (1577233) writes "For the first time, astronomers have discovered a sun-like star playing host to a “habitable zone” exoplanet located inside the Milky Way’s galactic bulge — some 25,000 light-years distant — using a quirk of Einstein’s general relativity. But don’t go having dreams of exotic getaways to the glistening lights of the center of our galaxy, this exoplanet is a huge gas giant world, about five times the mass of Jupiter. However, there is something (potentially) very exciting about this new discovery. Like Jupiter, this newly discovered giant exoplanet may possess small satellites; exomoons that could have life-giving potential. “Indeed, although the data do not explicitly show any signature of a companion to the Jupiter planet, this possibility is not ruled out,” the researchers write [arXiv]. “The planet is apparently at the edge between the snow line and the habitable zone, but considering a potential greenhouse warming effect, the surface temperature of a possible companion (exomoon) can be suitable for habitability.”"
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Comment: Re:I made one too! (Score 0) 125

by AioKits (#44689797) Attached to: New Keyboard Accessory Shocks Users When They Try To Go On Facebook

It shocks me whenever I waste time on Slashdaaarrrrgh


"It shocks me whenever I waste time on Slashdaaarrrrgh."

What is that?

He must have died while carving it.

-Come on!
-That's what it says.

Look, if he was dying,
he wouldn't bother to carve "Slashdaaarrrrgh."

-He'd just say it.
-That's what's carved in the rock.

-Perhaps he was dictating it.
-Shut up!

-Does it say anything else?

Just "Slashdaaarrrrgh."


Do you suppose he meant the Camargue?

-Where's that?
-ln France, I think.

-lsn't there a St. Slashdaaarrrrgh's in Cornwall?
-No, that's St. Ives.

St. Ives.

No, "Slashdaaarrrrgh." At the back of the throat.

No, in surprise and alarm!

-You mean a sort of a "Ah!"
-Yes, that's right.

My God!

It's the Legendary Black Beast of Slashdaaarrrrgh!

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. -- Wernher von Braun