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Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 282

by Bite The Pillow (#49359417) Attached to: Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad Thinks He Doesn't Use E-mail

In spite of all this, Centers continues to insist that Branstad does not use e-mail. But checking your e-mail on your phone counts as using e-mail. Receiving e-mails from your staff counts as using e-mail. Sending accidental e-mails with your Blackberry counts as using e-mail.

Checking a group distribution list because that's how you get news is not really "using" e-mail.

Checking a group mail is not checking "your" e-mail.

Sending e-mails which demonstrate that you have no idea what you are doing does certainly not count as "using" "e-mail".

Obviously, this craptastically ignorant fuckstain is not tech savvy. Just as obviously, he is in no way "using" e-mail. Certainly not the way anyone, including 70+ year old relatives and everyone else in the world that I know, literally every single person, in the world, that I have ever met, uses e-mail. He is not doing that.

Because he is not using e-mail. And he is a complete fucktard. Not an incomplete one. A complete fucktard. An ignorant one. And that's worse.

Why do we elect such stupid people? Because using e-mail doesn't seem to be on any platform, nor any sort of anything ever. Is he stupid? Sure, but ignorance of technology isn't really part of it.

Plus, old people vote, and young people don't. So maybe if I had a plank involving telegraphs and being against tomatoes, I'd win all the votes.

Now, go tell young people to vote. And don't screw any of them in the process. Just stick to voting related conversation.

Comment: Re:Awful, awful science reporting (Score 1) 227

by Bite The Pillow (#49359171) Attached to: Dark Matter Is Even More of a Mystery Than Expected

âoeA previous study had seen similar behavior in the Bullet Cluster,â said co-investigator Richard Massey of Durham University in the UK. âoeBut itâ(TM)s difficult to interpret what youâ(TM)re seeing if you have just one example. Each collision takes hundreds of millions of years, so in a human lifetime we only get to see one freeze-frame from a single camera angle. Now that we have studied so many more collisions, we can start to piece together the full movie and better understand what is going on.â

Is that not new?

Very few things in real research are genuinely new, but confirmation of prior examples, often in greater numbers, bolsters the field in general.

Is there something you can point to that already did this : "focused on 72 galactic cluster collisions from all angles and at different times during their collisions"?

Comment: Re:WIMPs (Score 2) 227

by Bite The Pillow (#49359111) Attached to: Dark Matter Is Even More of a Mystery Than Expected

You didn't like the Wikipedia article for WIMPs. But since you put the other two as Wikipedia articles, I assume you consider it a valid source.

However, recent null results from direct detection experiments including LUX and SuperCDMS, along with the failure to produce evidence of supersymmetry in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment[2][3] has cast doubt on the simplest WIMP hypothesis.[4]

The answer isn't just "WIMPs", but a special kind of WIMP, or not one at all.

What's new?

The results, published in the journal Science on 27 March 2015, show that dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, and narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be.

I don't have the article in the mail yet, but I'm guessing that's new. At the very least, Weakly Interacting is now Really Weakly Interacting.

Comment: Re:Certainty in Science (Score 2) 227

by Bite The Pillow (#49359071) Attached to: Dark Matter Is Even More of a Mystery Than Expected

Dark matter is stuff that behaves like matter but isn't visible. Dark energy is stuff that behaves like energy, but isn't visible. When you know that, it makes sense.

"Dark Matter" is a placeholder for "whatever the hell is causing this".

There is more "whatever the hell is causing this" than visible matter.

That is so matter of fact, and it leaves no room for... wait, it leaves a lot of room for a description of "whatever the hell is causing this".

This article shows yet another data point indicating that dark matter may not exist, because of how it continues to not react with stuff, just as it would if it weren't there at all.

Nope. The images contain evidence of dark matter, because the matter we *can* see doesn't behave the way it should if there were nothing else that we *can't* see.

Comment: Re: 9 whole billion? OUTRAGEOUS! (Score 2) 130

by Bite The Pillow (#49351313) Attached to: GAO Denied Access To Webb Telescope Workers By Northrop Grumman

Look, I'm on your side in the sense that science is worth dollars. At least I think I am, but I feel confused.

I have no idea how much it costs to make, launch, test, or do anything to a telescope other than break it with a hammer, which costs zero dollars and might be largely ineffective.

So you are going to claim that retention is behind the cost increase? You said $6b, with another $2B, citing retention. What about the other $1B to add up to the $9B cited directly twice, and indirectly once, in the summary?

Comment: New APIs introduced (Score 2, Funny) 133

by Bite The Pillow (#49324447) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Windows 10 SDK

New APIs introduced, from

#if(WINVER >= 0x0600)


#define SwitchToDesktop()

#define IsUserAPirate() (false)

#ifndef _NTOS_
#if defined(_M_IA64) && !defined(RC_INVOKED) // #define LinuxIsStupid() (true) // issue 872354,
caution, Kurt got fired for this.

MakeTheUserAcceptMetro (
        __inout LONG volatile *Penor


Comment: Re:Why is this unexpected? (Score 1) 107

Maybe one or two, you wishful thinker, but that is way larger than the number of people impacted by these violations.

When the number of violations is greater than the number impacted, something is wrong.

When the number impacted is greater than the number of violations, that's still not a good sign - there are still violations.

I can't support your hypothetical bullshit, and the I assume 4 idiots who did should share the shame.

Comment: Re:Fake, not practical (Score 1) 40

by Bite The Pillow (#49316261) Attached to: Magic Leap's AR Demo Video

It's fake because my Xbox 360 can basically do the same thing, other than the dual display, which is supported in a few select games, so it basically can do all of that?

My last generation, not current generation, non-upgradeable hardware, from 2010, can already do pretty much this.

Remember, they are playing with this in the office. This isn't the 8-to-5 interface that they use to check e-mail. 15 minutes of physical activity every two hours is good for you, and slightly above that is better.

I'm sure that I would enjoy this, if I were developing it, meaning I did hardware or software most of the day, or if I were testing, meaning I did a lot of documenting in addition to the physical interface.

In 8 hour doses, this is going to get tiring, and they will refine it before release, or it won't be successful. Few people want AR/VR, and doing it wrong will kill the whole thing. When they get to alpha testing, the gestures or whatever will have to be refined.

I expect some sort of neural supplement, so that a modified keyboard plus neural reading plus large gestures for the big things, along with head tracking and eye tracking, is going to kill every other everything.

Comment: Re:Another contribution to peace. Thanks Islam. (Score 1) 335

Another contribution to peace. Thanks Islam.

Did you mean "Thanks, very small set of ignorant radicalists"? Because otherwise you think that 2 billion people somehow are incapable of taking over the entire planet - of fighting multiple wars on multiple fronts - of organizing some kind of world takeover.

How could 2 billion people NOT take over the world in a small number of years?

Unless maybe, just maybe, you don't understand what you are talking about?

Comment: Re:Some loss already happened (Score 1) 335

Says who, Zillow? Do you have some real estate sales to cite since, I don't know, yesterday? Or whenever the hell the news actually hit? Wednesday I assume. Are you a realtor?

You made a claim. Based on what? Blind ass retarded assumption?

How many Americans, who are actually going to buy a house any time soon, is this going to affect? Or are they going to be more influenced by 1) What they can afford 2) Where ISIS is, and isn't 3) Commute times 4) Distance from schools if applicable

I heard you say "Something happened and everyone in the world is both knowledgeable and a pussy." Is that what you meant?

Comment: Re:ISIS this! ISIS that! (Score 1) 335

Jesus Christmas, what in the hell do you mean? Omitting the HTTP part, this is your link:

It's a graphic about the number of things... and no context. Did you have a point, or is this just free association?

You said helicopters, but the picture shows an airplane. Does that cast doubt on the source?

So no, you can't be right. Not at this point.

Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.