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Comment: Congress needs to butt out of science! (Score 2, Insightful) 379

by CajunArson (#49137351) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

I'm tired of these evil republicans going on witch-hunts after scientists! Those evil right-wingers hate anyone who disagrees with their religion and [interrupted, whispers]..

Oh wait, this is a brave Democrat who is uncovering a vast evil conspiracy because some evil slimeball had the gall to say that global warming is real but that the apocalyptic predictions of natural disasters made by the religion of Environmentalism aren't supported by real facts*.

Carry on, burn him at the stake, expose all of his emails because only those who exercise the faith properly have a right to privacy.

* Seriously, it's now considered blasphemy to say that Global Warming is real but that the world hasn't ended. You know what's funny? Those wacky Christian radio guys who predict the end of the world at least have the decency to admit the world didn't end the next day. Being in the religion of Environmentalism means you don't even have to exercise that level of introspection.

Comment: Sigh not a breakthrough... (Score 0) 142

by CajunArson (#49077583) Attached to: Breakthrough In Face Recognition Software

"using a vast database of annotated examples"

Oh Rlly? You have a massively perfect training set and things just magically work better? I'm shocked.

It reminds me of the paper I read about a "breakthrough" in text processing that mysteriously used the exact same algorithms already known in the field. When you went through the finer details of the paper you found that they had the grad-student slave manually go through all the training pairs and select the "correct" training data. Shockingly enough the hand-tuned results worked better when applied to an artificially narrowed test set....

Comment: Fear Mongering FTW (Score -1, Troll) 213

Fascinating. I could literally find every one of those points out of some bible-thumping "end of days" doomsday cult sermon and it would be ripped apart as the ramblings of some anti-science luddite.

Slap an "Oxford" label on the exact same arguments and repackage it a bit? You get "news".

Comment: Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (Score 1) 160

by CajunArson (#48833971) Attached to: AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

In no way shape or form is Mantle "open".

Don't believe me? Go ahead and link to the online documentation that tells me how to make a triangle pop up on a screen using Mantle.... Go ahead I'm waiting.

That's not even taking into account the fact that Mantle works with Windows and uh... Windows.

Direct3D: Also not "open" but anyone with a working Windows installation can still write & compile programs that use Direct3D to do graphics without any further licensing needed, and Direct3D is documented.

OpenGL: Actually is Open and if you keep up with the newer releases you'll note that a lot of the miraculous features promised in Mantle seem strangely similar to features that were already available in OpenGL.....

Comment: Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (Score 1, Insightful) 160

by CajunArson (#48832607) Attached to: AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

Pray, could you tell me about how Intel "illegally" pounded ATI -- you know, the discrete graphics card company -- into the ground illegally? I know that way way back in the day, long before AMD's very ill-advised $6 Billion boondoggle buyout -- that Intel tried to launch a discrete graphics card, but it didn't go anywhere and didn't seem to phase Nvidia, AMD, or 3dfx (yes, it was THAT old) in the slightest.

P.S. --> If Big Bad Intel was really that Big & Bad at "pounding" AMD, then where did AMD get that $6 Billion for a massive buyout of ATi in the first place??

P.P.S. --> Why is it that Nvidia, ARM licensees, and everyone else seem to have no fear of Intel, but whenever it comes to AMD the only thing we hear are these made-up persecution fantasies? Is everyone else... or maybe is it just AMD?

Comment: Get in your 2 minutes of hate now! (Score -1, Troll) 894

by CajunArson (#48819127) Attached to: Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

Pope says Global Warming Bad! Enact Ecotopia now!
Slashdot Crowd: Pope agrees with our preconceived notions, GOOD! All that crap we say about how anyone religious should just STFU and die*? We take it back!

* Exception for Muslims of course since we love to call all Christians evil barbaric murders but are too chicken to do it for the "religion of peace."

Pope says: Freedom of Speech should be limited!
Slashdot crowd: Religion is EVIL! STFU AND DIE POPE!!

Good Atheist Liberals: Basically agree with the Pope but couch their censorship argument in politically correct terms like "cultural diversity" and the fact that Muslims are a "poor oppressed minority"
Slashdot Crowd: AS LONG AS IT'S NOT FROM SOME EVIL RELIGIO-TARD I AGREE WITH IT 100%!! SCREW REPUBLICAN HATE SPEECH!!

Comment: Success rate of 0% (Score -1, Flamebait) 152

by CajunArson (#48799727) Attached to: Chinese Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around the Moon

"The Russians have always understood that a space station is nothing more than a prototype of an interplanetary spaceship."

Given the fact that Russia has never managed to even get an unmanned probe working successfully on Mars -- much less even gotten a manned mission to orbit the Moon -- maybe they should realize that the "prototypes" they've been building for over 40 years haven't been too successful.

Oh, and oil just crashed... have fun paying for all that with your Putin Pictures -- uh, I mean "rubles".

Comment: Re:Too many here pretend Ds and Rs are the same (Score 0) 496

by CajunArson (#48797599) Attached to: Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

Thank non-existent diety that NASA is currently run by Atheist/Islamic bootlickers then!

I mean, NASA is so much more capable today after we implemented the anti-religion tests compared to those dark-ages of the 1960s!

I mean, can you believe that one of those primitive cave men EVEN READ FROM THE BIBLE without being decapitated ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E... )

Now, it would be just fine with use brave, completely even-handed and rational Atheists if he had read from the HOLY Q'U'R'A'N' (Obama Ackbar! ISIS is misunderstood!) but the Bible? That's sacrelige!

We are SO much better off with today's NASA than that relic from the '60's! Don't let that evil Ted Cruz take us back to the DARK AGES!

Comment: Of course it's Settled Science (Score -1, Troll) 496

by CajunArson (#48797395) Attached to: Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

After all, apocalyptic Global Warming made exclusively by evil white racist Republicans -- oh but I repeat myself --- is a proven scientific fact and anyone who disagrees is just an infidel -- uh I mean "right wing religious extremist denier scum".

Why waste government money studying Settled Science (TM)?

The more they over-think the plumbing the easier it is to stop up the drain.

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