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Comment Re:Good god, please stop (Score 0, Troll) 776 776

Wrong. Your post: '...in that the Google spreadsheet provided was tracking incidents, not fatalities...'

Article: 'The Los Angeles Times recently did a story detailing all of the NHTSA reports of Toyota "sudden acceleration" fatalities...' And yes, the spreadsheet data is from the LAT story.

And no, to poke holes in the author's idiot argument, I don't have to figure anything out about the "percentage of Prius drivers, blah blah blah." I would have to do that if I wanted to find the real numbers. Instead, I just demolished the author's prima facie case. Once that goes down there is no reason to invest more time on it. He can make the case again with better data if he feels like it. I'm not about to throw any more mental effort after an idiot's idea.

Comment Re:Good god, please stop (Score 0, Troll) 776 776

Hey, you sure got me. Really stuck it to me..oh shit, no you didn't, you just can't read. From the article: 'The Los Angeles Times recently did a story detailing all of the NHTSA reports of Toyota "sudden acceleration" fatalities, and, though the Times did not mention it, the ages of the drivers involved were striking.'

Comment Good god, please stop (Score 1, Troll) 776 776

If you read the above article and thought, "gee, what convincing evidence," then you're a moron.

It's not a surprise that traffic fatalities were skewed towards the elderly. In any given accident, an elderly person is much more likely to die than a young person. They're not as sturdy.

Now that you're a little bit less of a moron, please go on with your day.

Comment Right Decision? (Score 3, Insightful) 320 320

According the original article, DEP (enabled by default in IE8) and sandbox mode (Windows 7, Vista) all stop this zero day.

If that is the case, doesn't that in IE's favor, nor against? All browsers have vulnerabilities. All of them have zero-days. However, it seems that IE has some pretty good built-in protections that Firefox lacks.

Submission + - WoW Mother convicted of starving child to death->

Henry V .009 writes: Rebecca Christie was convicted of a 2006 murder, today. The New Mexico mother let her 3-year-old toddler starve to death while she played World of Warcraft. According to one article (sorry, you'll have to click on the ad to view), "the house was filled with cat feces, moldy food and unwashed dishes when the child was taken to an Alamogordo hospital emergency room with severe dehydration." More here, including comments by Rebecca's fellow WoW players.
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Comment Re:Most Sci-fi/Fantasy is teen-lit fare (Score 1) 186 186

Murakami is aces at making you feel good about your literary hoity-toityness. But I, for one, have better things to think about than the opium dreams of some oversexed wit-lit writer. There are no real ideas or insights there. It's fluff.

Now, Dostoevsky or Tolstoy...

Comment Re:What's wrong with this data? (Score 1, Informative) 319 319

Really, why not try proving that a particular digit should be uniformly distributed? I'll give you a minute.

Not done yet? I'll give you a hint: Benford's Law shows why it doesn't have to have a uniform distribution. The original critique is likely fallacious.

Comment Re:Free speech and democracy? (Score -1, Flamebait) 869 869

Moron. A correct statement, maybe, would be that "corporate censorship is not prohibited by the first amendment of the American constitution under current SCOTUS interpretation."

Saying that corporate censorship has no relation to free speech is wrong and stupid. It's a very important consideration when looking at speech issues.

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