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Comment Bring Back The Fairness Doctorine (Score -1, Flamebait) 336

It's the only way. When we had it, politics was more civil and more responsive. Since it's been gone, there's nothing but a greed-fest in public discourse. Who cares if it's a lie if you get ratings? With the Fairness Doctrine in place, the liar gets an immediate shellacking.


Comment Re:while of course this is fud (Score 3, Insightful) 195


DO NOT TRUST THE CHINESE! (But eat their food, wear their clothes, use their electronics)
DO NOT TRUST THE USA! (But obey their laws, enjoy their movies, work for their money)
DO NOT TRUST THE IRANIANS (But ignore their democratic progress and ignore their people's work for peace)

Here's the real answer:
DO NOT TRUST YOURSELF, because you're an idiot.

Distrust is for the weak. Optimistic skepticism and honest effort are for the strong.

Role Playing (Games)

Mythic GM Talks Warhammer Launch, Banning Gold Sellers 251

Gamasutra has an interview with Mark Jacobs, GM and co-founder of Mythic, about the recent launch of Warhammer Online. He talks about handling the heavy demands on the servers, and how the launch is going better than the opening of Dark Age of Camelot (during which "somebody parked a truck on our internet"). Jacobs also blogged about the glee with which he and his team have been banning gold spammers: "We don't wait and let them stay in the game and ban them en-masse, my guys ban their useless, time-consuming butts right away. We have a strike team whose sole job it is to get these guys off our servers as quickly as possible. This weekend, we unveiled a new wrinkle in the fight against them, the public ban message. Players on our Phoenix Throne server have been treated to special messages when a gold seller/spammer is banned. I've given them a wide leash to come up with creative messages to tell the entire community who has been banned and we keep it within the Warhammer universe."
Wireless Networking

Submission + - EMF makes brain more permeable: Vaccine danger? (ehponline.org)

Drake42 writes: http://www.ehponline.org/members/2003/6039/6039.ht ml says EMF does NOT cause cancer but it does make your brain somewhat more permeable. This article http://www.newstarget.com/011764.html sums up that the mercury in vaccines is generally not good for you, and can collect in your brain.

I agree that EMF is generally proven safe. I also agree that vaccines with mercury are generally safe.

However, engineers (i.e. early Wifi/cell phone adaptors) have a 200% chance of having kids with autism over the general populace.
Is it possible that the increased permeability caused by low level EMF emissions causes the mercury in vaccines to be more easily admitted to the brain and thus become dangerous?

I've got a bad feeling about this.