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Comment: Re:Buy the book BANNED by Costco! (Score 1) 144

by DahGhostfacedFiddlah (#47417647) Attached to: Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

Okay, I've read through a number of your replies, and one question keeps coming up. Who the Hell are you? What skin do you have in this game?

Companies pull books all the time for all kinds of reasons. Why is this one worth disrupting the site over? Are you Dinesh himself, trying desperately to get more income (or mindshare, whatever). Or has he hired you to spread the word on whatever sites you can? Are you simply a Concerned Citizen for whom this one book is the final straw?

Or are you a crazy lib who hates Dinesh D'Souza, and intends to delegitimize him by being a dick on websites in his name?

Or are you just trying out a new trolling technique? In which case, full marks for creativity, full marks for getting the bites. But 0/10 for pulling at the emotions like a traditional troll does. You're stirring up more confusion than anger.

Comment: Re:Buy the book BANNED by Costco! (Score 1) 144

by DahGhostfacedFiddlah (#47416395) Attached to: Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

If you want the book to reach people, maybe you should apply the same persuasive techniques to Costco stores that we've seen in this very thread.

For instance, you might find yourself in a Costco and see a small group of people gathered around telescopes, discussing the many wonders of the universe they hope to see. You could shove your way to the center of their attention and shout about how Costco censors a completely unrelated book! I can think of no finer way to win the respect and admiration of the scientific community.

Comment: Re:Car analogy? (Score 5, Insightful) 142

by DahGhostfacedFiddlah (#47281981) Attached to: Will 7nm and 5nm CPU Process Tech Really Happen?

We're trying to make smaller and smaller cars out of silicon, because then we can fit more cars onto parking lots. The number of cars we can fit onto a parking lot has been doubling approximately every 18 months for the past half-century, but we appear to be approaching some hard physical limits for the actual size of cars. In addition to the limits imposed by the size of the cars themselves (below a certain size, cars start interacting at a quantum level with the other cars around them), there are also challenges inherent in manufacturing cars at such a tiny scale. There is some new car-making technology on the horizon that may resolve these issues by using higher-frequency car-making lasers in our car foundries. But top researchers still have technical hurdles to pass before they can manufacture cars that are smaller than 7nm.

Comment: Re:Climate Science Defector Forced to Resign (Score 1) 178

by DahGhostfacedFiddlah (#47010227) Attached to: Air Force Prepares to Dismantle HAARP

If I wandered into a programming-language-of-the-week thread and started posting about Syrian refugees, I'd rightly be chastised and modded down. In no way is that the appropriate forum to air my grievances.

In fact, I'd go so far as to say that "no reasonable person" would think it's appropriate. So, yeah. Insane. Unable to grasp or understand social norms.

Comment: Re:Time to move into the Century of the fruit bat. (Score 1) 1198

So its unacceptable for them to behave this way, but its ok if the state does it?

This argument has got to stop. I am 100% against the death penalty, and this statement hurts my position by associating me with morons.

Raping and killing a 6-year-old != Killing a rapist murderer who makes society a worse place

If you honestly can't see why some people would see a difference, please shut up simply as a favour to me. If you can understand the difference but think your argument still has merit, you'll need to write a lot more than a pithy one-liner to sway people to your point of view.

"I'm not a god, I was misquoted." -- Lister, Red Dwarf