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Comment: Re:Solution! (Score 2) 151

by Narcocide (#47466951) Attached to: Mt. Fuji Volcano In 'Critical State' After Quakes

... Of course, those pale in comparison to the Yellowstone caldera.. if THAT one blows, at least the western part of the USA has a BIG problem....

I hate to have to mention this, but if Yellowstone goes, the western part of the USA will be someone ELSE's problem; at minimum, the entire rest of that hemisphere - this is assuming the whole planet doesn't just pop like a zit and crack in half at that point. Most models suggest this would be an extinction level event.

Comment: Re:Good? (Score 1) 230

by Narcocide (#47442327) Attached to: Geographic Segregation By Education

Which all makes perfect sense right up until you start making more than about 30$/hour and realize that the only resource more important than your health and your money is the time you spend enjoying yourself or learning new things while someone else is doing your chores for you. Also, you should probably seek better advice on restaurants... I used to think the nicest meal you could buy was from the Cheesecake Factory too.

Comment: Re:Don't sweep it under the rug as collateral dama (Score 5, Funny) 157

I know you made this statement sarcastically but since you've referenced a very important and relevant point in history I'll mention for our younger readers that this is a popular paraphrase of a statement made by one Arnold Amaury during what has become now known broadly as "The Spanish Inquisition" when asked how he proposed they'd weed the heretics out of Béziers; his response was "Kill them all, God will know his own."

The chilling parallels between The Inquisition and the current comparatively passive-aggressive war on freedom of information ought not be trivialized by satire.

"Indecision is the basis of flexibility" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.

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