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Comment: Re:do they have a progressive view? (Score 5, Insightful) 336 336

I've spent about half of my life in Texas. I've lived in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. I've also lived in Silicon Valley, Seattle, and Southern California.

Every conversation about living in Texas I've had with a West Coaster:
"How can you stand living in Texas. Everyone is so bigoted and prejudicial?"
"Oh really, have you ever been there?"

Comment: Re:How does (Score 1) 1088 1088


They murder people not just for informing on them, but for having the audacity of taking charity hand outs, farm equipment, and the like. They want to completely cut off the civilian populace from any positive contact with the Americans, and they're willing to murder anyone who crosses the line - all so they can show that the Americans cannot protect them.

Comment: Re:Question for EVE players (Score 3, Interesting) 620 620

You can now undock with PLEX. The player didn't buy them with real money - he was the direction of an alliance and was using the alliance's pocketbooks for a "get rich quick" market speculation.

Of course, undocking with an active wardec going on with hostiles present in the local system and no defenses are chance at getting out...

Comment: Re:Were nerds here... use the f'ing metric system (Score 1) 472 472

Okay for knowing whether or not it will snow, but how often are you caring what temperature water is going to boil relative to the current temperature outside?

Fahrenheit maps the normal range of temperatures for the area it was created:
0 - As cold as it normally ever gets
100 - As hot as it normally ever gets

Hold on to the root.