The person(s) who create and then modify the spec is ultimately responsible for the success or failure of a project, not the contractors. Blaming them is buck passing. If you were unable to understand that the contractor was overpromising, whose fault is that, really? Besides which, it's more than likely that the spec was like nailing jello to the wall until the last minute, that's what most projects are like.
When the bus is barreling towards you, throw them under it first!
More like "the government needs to put a gun to your head". Stalinist coercion is the reason R-12 died, not R-134 being "good enough". Besides which, that's a terrible example since R-134 is actually a more efficient refrigerant than R-12 was.
Nobody wanted those wars [...]not Hitler
You really want to check that one.
Actually, you'll want to check up on that. He actually didn't want a general war. He is reported to have said to Ribbentrop "What now?" when confronted with the British declaration of war. More importantly, Hitler regarded Great Britain as a natural ally of Nazi Germany, to be cultivated rather than fought with.
If you'd confined this to "wanting to invade Poland", that much is true, Hitler did want that. A general European war was not his interest at all.
The rest of the GP post is mostly tripe.
I hadn't gotten to all my hosts files. You leftist losers should be happy you had me here for one more day, though.
Wouldn't it be easier just to get 2 sets of acoustic couplers and tape them together out->in in-out? Why reinvent the wheel?
This site died long ago, and the paid astroturfing you are complaining about is the reason why. Time to put 127.0.0.1 in the hosts table again for slashdot.org.
But wait, acknowledging you would be actual work...how about this automated game instead?
When the journal circle went away, that kind of wrecked that part. It was a huge disturbance in the force, like hundreds of blogging types suddenly went silent. And went elsewhere.
It's really sad because this didn't really have to happen. More professional operation of the site would have alleviated most of the issues that caused loss of readers.
I posted something in 2007 about leaving and I apparently came back at some point, but now it's going to have to be for good.
On Facebook, Reddit has 115k likes. Slashdot has 400 something.
Not really. Who started with the word 'denial' first? Yep. You know it.
Perhaps an analogy will help. When someone invokes Godwin: to continue along with the retarded argument, you must also invoke Godwin.
The AGW believing crew lost this one already and shredded its credibility along the way, the same way any kind of political advocacy shreds credibility. You can blame the other side for smearing shit all over you, but the results were as predictable as the sun rising again tomorrow morning.
Or, to put it another way, if you want to change minds, this isn't how to do it. Economics is a better argument than aesthetics, or crying wolf. The AGW "deniers" win by default.
I'm sure they are. They are from Montana, after all.
The word "denier" implies the debate is over. So why not do what the Heartland Institute is doing? Smear the shit out of the AGW believers. It's how campaigns are won, and this one is being won.
How can you even argue that they should be doing anything different, if you assume that they actually believe in what they believe in. The other side is working off of false premises and has been admitting it - not quite openly, but admitting it - for 30 years. All that talk about the emergency not allowing for proper proof. Why not go hardball in the other direction? It's the only thing that's worked so far to move the needle. Otherwise, every time there's a snowstorm or a heat wave, it's AGW causing it.
Did you really think that politicians, an expression of the will of people, were going to let what amounts to a bunch of geeks tell them what to do? Think about it for a moment and realize how ludicrous that sounds. Of course there are Climategates and OBL billboards going up, tarring the AGW believers. This is standard politics, how it's been done since the beginning of time.
You are right about the trolls. BSD is dying was pretty funny too.
In any event, I think the AGW troll articles are going to do what nothing else did - encourage me to go to Reddit. People laugh that I still post here. I am coming to the point of view that they are right.
But yet the grandparent poster is at +5 Insightful for failing to google.
Proves out my decade-long tagline every time. People are fucking idiots, and any pretension of the posters on this site having higher than average intelligence is laughable.