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Comment: Re:The finding suggests..? (Score 1) 138

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#48659641) Attached to: Does Journal Peer Review Miss Best and Brightest?

You are correct, except that you're wrong. Of what value is a system that rejects scientific BS, if 9 times out of 10 it also rejects true, important innovation?

I don't think this is anything new, though. Einstein was known to occasionally send a radical new paper to someone with a note from himself attached saying idiot, look here.

Comment: Re:Bloody Innovative (Score 4, Interesting) 128

Notably Hollywood people, lest one appear on a talk show and casually drop the terrible service they received on airline X, costing the company millions.

There was a pregnant woman in Detroit who, while boarding a plane, was shoved violently aside by such an airline goon, striving to get to the Hollywood person aboard already to serve them. As it turns out, the pregnant woman happened to be a columnist for the Detroit Free Press.

It didn't go so well for the airline.

Comment: Re:Word of the America people (Score 2) 161

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#48659581) Attached to: 'Citizenfour' Producers Sued Over Edward Snowden Leaks

Take the quotes off "wrong". Too many people view democracy as a holy justifier of dictatorship, as if, because it was voted in, it is therefore ok.

Democracy is a tool of freedom. Freedom is the master, not the servant of it, and is not something to be waved away because some charismatic demagogue can briefly convince 51% of the population to grant him infinite power.

Politicians tout democracy rather than freedom because freedom means freedom...from them, while democracy means massive powers authorized to them.

I'm not saying the US playing the game of "oh well, if it's gonna be a dictator, might as well be one friendly to us" is something noble, but I am so sick of this drooling, unthinking slavishness to the Holy Shrine of Democracy, when it yields little to no freedom.

Comment: Strangelove went to America? WTF! (Score 1) 69

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#48658429) Attached to: ESA Carries Out Asteroid Impact Drill

To find out, the European Space Agency held its first ever mock asteroid drill to work on solutions and identify problems in how to handle such a catastrophe.

Symposium leader: Ok, anyone have any ideas other than "die" and "call NASA to see if they can launch a few hundred nukes at it?"

Comment: Re:Stone Age diet ? he wants to live all 20 years? (Score 1) 439

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#48654675) Attached to: How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

The simple version is that it's a diet without grains and pasta and chips and Doritos and French fries with everything. AKA you aren't gorging on starches. Root veggies are allowed (maybe fries? Think more cut tater chunks).

Look at your common diet and see how much bread (buns, sub, sandwich) pizza, pasta, donuts, muffins, potato chips, Funyons, much calories, taste good. die yung.

What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.