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Comment Re:i love infrastructure (Score 1) 267 267

"don't antagonize the imperial thug, or what the imperial thug does is your responsibility"

gee, i would think anything vile that the imperial thug did was the imperial thug's fault, perhaps? is that a little beyond your brain wattage?

this is the crap you are trying to sell:

"why did you wear that sexy dress? that guy looked at you. so that means i have to beat you now. and it's your fault i have to beat you because you wore that dress"

that's wife beater logic

"why did you accept states fleeing the soviet union, NATO, forcing me to dismember tiny weak georgia and ukraine in my self-destructive frustration and impotent rage?"

have you been beaten too much dear poor shell shock propagandized wife?

especially since "antagonism" as you define it is: the country's and regions momentarily not under the thug's boot after the fall of the USSR doing their damned best to scramble away and not be victims anymore

but of course, you spin that as evil NATO expanding and tricking poor poland, czech, hungary, romania, lithuania, etc... good soviet member states tricked by the evil west, right?

they all hate and fear russia now, moron!

they run to the west as fast as they fucking can

NATO expansion has nothing to do with what NATO did, but everything to do with how maltreated those states were under the russian thug's boot

ukraine are, *were*, your slavic brothers for centuries. they should be your loyal friends after being on the same side for centuries. but no. they had the gall to say they have the right to decide their own fate. and the impotent rage of putin and his small dick says they have to be mercilessly punished for that "crime"

all slavic comradery completely null and void

pathetic, stupid, the logic of the wife beater and the beaten ignorant propagandized serf wives who swallow and accept that mafia thug shit

Comment A few bad reactions got some press. (Score 1) 65 65

You can become violently allergic to practically ANYTHING. (The immune system, in each individual, creates a large number of clones of cells making different antibodies by pseudo-randomly editing the genome making the antibody, kills off the ones that recognize the infant body, and amplifies the clones recognizing new stuff that appeared at the same time the body experiences damage.)

A few bad reactions to a few particular foods got a lot of attention - and overreaction. Which ones got the attention was mostly a matter of chance. So now the clueless bureaucrats are taking extreme measures against the handful of allergens that got the press, and the rest are completely off their radar.

They have zero tolerance for peanuts.
  - Do they have zero tolerance for shellfish? (Restaurants in Silicon Valley were very careful about allergies when I first moved here - because one had been informed that a customer had a shellfish allergy, fed her something containing shrimp, and she died.)
  - Do they have zero tolerance for milk? (Some milk reactions are an enzyme deficiency, but some are an allergy, which can be deadly. Also: a protein in cow's milk increases the risk of Multiple Sclerosis).
  - Do they have zero tolerance for tree nuts?
  - Do they have zero tolerance for wheat?
  - Do they have zero tolerance for honey?
  - Do they have zero tolerance for corn? (It would be convenient for ME if they did - my corn allergy isn't QUITE to full-blown anaphylactic shock level, yet, but it IS to the "projectile vomiting" and "three days of flu-like symptoms" level. But I won't try to stop others from enjoying corn.)
  - Do they have zero tolerance for eggs?
  - Do they have zero tolerance for fish?
And that's just the COMMON food allergies.

If they had zero tolerance for every food allergen that had caused anaphyliaxis, they'd have zero tolerance for FOOD.

Comment Re:And it all comes down to greed (Score 1) 232 232

Cue ever-decreasing circle as consumers earn less and want even more for it, in the hope of compensating for their shrinking earnings, thus repeating the circle. No single tier here is to blame; we ALL are in a more abstract manner. The blame lies squarely with basic human nature and the words "I want".

And yet that nature didn't stop us from enforcing enviromental standards. Because it turns out "human nature" is just a bunch of inherited instincts that can be overruled by reason and managed by the society through regulation and ideology. The only question is whether this is done in time to save capitalism, like after WWII, or if the current crisis will be the final one.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 380 380

"Have you guys ever shot a shotgun??? I call BS on this 200ft claim and the 'expert'."

You've never gone hunting, I guess.

Here's 230 yards with ACCURACY on a roughly human-sized target.

Granted, it's a slug. But I've seen .410 shotgun using single/double/triple pellet buckshot load do some damage at distance, too, with accuracy.

Any half-competent person with a proper load can get 150 yards on a regular day with anything slightly larger than birdshot and a good choke.

Comment Re:Another kook (Score 1) 380 380

Where did I say I have a gun? I haven't owned a gun since I was a farmkid 30 years ago. In the military I had range qualification once a year, and since then I've fired a friend's gun a couple times. Between the two of us, you are the gun nut for even owning one, much less claiming you could have been a sniper.

So please go shove your fearful child nonsense up your self-righteous ass. While you are at it, make sure the anti-gun-nuts don't find out you have those Constitutionally-protected devices around, or they'll lynch you while you try to explain how you are really on their side.

Comment Re:Obvious deflection. (Score 1) 211 211

Yup, that's it. You say that it happens "countless" times and on a "regular basis." You manage to cite three examples, some of which are decades old. Someone points out that you're blowing smoke on the subject, and now - in order to avoid having to admit that you're just ranting nonsense - off you run pretending you're offended. What are you, a twelve year old girl? That's the only demographic in which such shallow theatrics pass as a way to avoid telling the truth. Enjoy your next attempt to spout BS in hopes you'll get an uninformed, witless audience. That doesn't exist here.

Comment Re:Unions (Score 3, Insightful) 232 232

Second, plan on having something you can offer to employers besides the threat of a revolution or strike; good workers can find good jobs.

Anything you can do can be taught to someone else willing to work for less.

Have you so soon forgotten Disney's attempt to replace their techs?

Seems that the only thing that stopped that was the publicity it got once the techs started complaining.

Comment Re:Looks promising (Score 1) 18 18

Are you sure that isn't what they were considering in the article summery "At first their legs only moved involuntarily, if at all. But they soon found they could voluntarily extend the distance their legs moved during stimulation."

I guess when the device is first connected, there is random movement. The patient then quickly builds the ability to control and extends this movement. But I'm under the understanding it is due to the process not the patients themselves.

Comment Re:Nope... (Score 2) 380 380

I have read that link, and hundreds of pages of legal opinions, regulations, and related material. Unless, in this case, local municipal, county, or Kentucky state laws explicitly provides for trespass prosecution in the case of using air space that the federal agency with statutory authority in matter doesn't think is the least bit in control of the guy 200' below in his back yard... then there's no there, there. Again: what's the next crime you had in mind? The police on the spot didn't think there was anything approaching trespass involved.

Comment Re:i love infrastructure (Score 1) 267 267

china says the spratlys are on ancient chinese maps (as if that's justification, just mapping something). no chinese ever lived there

all that happened is someone drew a nine dotted line on a napkin 70 years ago:

china plays the long game. they're an empire which has expanded and contracted for dozens of centuries. the area russia stole from them has been chinese many centuries more than russian

and is currently oveflowing with chinese:

remember how texas became part of the usa?

china wants resources

china is becoming imperialistic (they are boldly grabbing islands and you're claiming they aren't bold?)

outer manchuria was gobbled from them during the century of humiliation and unequal treaties

so the chinese are on the long view. they're just waiting. when the time comes, they will pounce, and no one will be able to do anything about it

outer manchuria is there's, they are certain of it, and when the time comes, it will be there's again. all it takes is a few more decades of russia continuing to rot economically, socially, and politically as it is, and china to continue to grow economically (and if they have social and political upheaval, then an ultranationalist demagogue may seize control and we'll see this happening sooner)

Comment Re:BDSM convention (Score 2) 269 269

It seems to me that a systemd conference wouldn't be much different from a BDSM convention.

The BDSM convention will have a higher percentage of protected sex, and nearly everyone getting screwed will be doing so consensually. Most of them will have a good sense of humor about what they are doing, heavy D/S tops aside.

How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools.