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Comment Stealing our fun? (Score 1) 419 419

/. has commenters to provide a daily (ok, hourly) dose of whining over why some huge and largely successful research project or whatever got it all wrong because they didn't use some pet technology, where said technology would only have worked under ideal circumstances (i.e. a world in which everyone is totally cool with nuclear power) and in reality would have been completely impractical* due to, well, reality. If the article itself is a poorly designed rebuttal requiring billions of people to fundamentally alter their core modus operandi to address a relatively trivial shortcoming, what the hell are we supposed to do here?

*also applies to theories in political and philosophical debates. Don't take those away if you still want visitors to this site.

Comment Re: Projections based on what? (Score 1) 310 310

Valid point but to make this scenario match climate: we also know a vitamin that increases reading retention is being artificially added to school lunches at a set rate every year. We've done studies on how many vitamins 100000's of kids have eaten in the past and how it affected their scores. So maybe johnny will also take meth and be an outlier (weather) but we're still able to make a reasonable prediction of what average NY test scores will be in 100 years (climate). ....also I've been there and there is no way in hell NY has an average GPA of 3.1. BLAMMO!

Comment Re:This whole make your own gun is like the homebr (Score 1) 391 391

Speaks to the third person of the original post, then sets up a straw man. Many faces were palmed. Sadly normal people who enjoy shooting for sport or collecting guns for craftsmanship and what not are drowned out by you morons who don't realize that regulation!=ban.

Read it again because I never said ban anything. That's your paranoia, sonny.

And since we're a few comments deep and we've clearly pigeon holed each other...what the fuck would satisfy you (who's handle means "dead bell" for god knows what reason (yeah I'm one to talk) and I assume is the type to make a youtube video of carrying a rifle into Wendy's to make a statement)? Every newborn infant gets an AR15 for the right hand and an AK47 for the left? And of course the doctors and nurses need to be strapped in case the kid's a terrorist? Or should we also replace fire extinguishers with sawed off shotguns for good measure?

Seriously (as if thats possible at this point..) what's your end game? The US already has the most guns per capita IN. THE. WORLD. Nearly 1-1. Its like 50% more than the next highest country which I think is freaking Serbia, a country thats never 5 years out from civil war. Stop being such a pussy when you already have everything you could possibly want and have to invent boogey men to fight.

Comment Re:Methinks Chafee might be out of touch... (Score 1) 830 830

I think blatant stupidity like this should automatically disqualify one from being president, but sadly we let them continue in their quest.

And that's one great thing (maybe the only?) about our political system, you get to think what you want and he gets to say what he wants.

I'll add that what makes me irate as an engineer is half the datasheets list component dimensions in metric and the other half in imperial so everything always has 5 decimal places on the layout and the traces never just go straight into a pad!

Comment Re:This whole make your own gun is like the homebr (Score 1) 391 391

What the hell does that have to do with anything? Who's not allowing anything? Regulation is used to do things like keep felons, drunks, and the mentally unstable from having weapons, in this case guns. Feel free to spare me of any "slippery slope" bullshit.

What I can do is say that every country has become better when peasants no longer need to defend themselves...like in the US, where carrying a gun around is probably overall about as likely to save your life from an attacker as carrying a grounding rod will save you from getting struck by lightning.

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