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Comment: Ozone layer is recovering (Score -1, Flamebait) 52

And, how does this all relate to the much-feared, much-publicized "global warming". I must note that the hottest decade on record was the same decade in which the ozone layer was most depleted. As the ozone layer repairs itself, those temps seem to be going down.

Is it REALLY carbon dioxide that caused all that warming? Or - was it the ozone layer?

No one seems to address that possibility.

Comment: Re:Why is this dribble on the front page? (Score -1, Offtopic) 400

by Runaway1956 (#49779203) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

I've seen that video before. The woman ain't the sharpest tool in the shed - fifty years ago or more, I was busily creating my own rainbows with a garden hose, with a spray bottle, with a wet piece of glass - I was learning all about water prisms. Hell, you can do it UNDERGROUND!

But, to address your remarks, the Department of Homeland Security has indeed identified Christians as potential extremists, along with honorably discharged military veterans. Maybe you should check DHS' list to see if you're on it.


Among other things, I find it curious that DHS was searching so hard for "non-Islamist" extremists - almost like Islamist extremists had DHS tacit approval.

Comment: Re:Arrogant bastards (Score 1) 429

How 'bout we go WAAAAY back, long before any industrial revolution, and even before piecework. In little villages, towns and hamlets around the world, women have always worked relatively close to home, while the men ventured out into the wilderness. The women were always close at hand when the children needed something. You can witness that in any aboriginal culture surviving in the world today. The Iroquois nation put the concept into writing, in their constitution. Women own the homes, the men own only their hunting gear, war implements, and the clothes on their backs. The women ran the lodge, and that was that.

Of course women have always worked. Where did I imply that women did NOT work? No culture that I'm aware of can afford to have half of it's population NOT WORK! Well - - - maybe today's modern welfare cultures.

Comment: Re:'Disrupt' vs 'Detonate' (Score 1) 452

by Runaway1956 (#49775797) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

Never heard that one. The object of a tank killing round, is not so much to penetrate the hull with the entire round, but to hit the hull, then set off a shaped charge, which is narrowly focused. In effect, you create a pin prick in the hull with a stream of plasma. Once inside the hull, that tiny bit of plasma ricochets around and around, until the energy is spent. Of course, any biological material that gets in the way is destroyed, as well as any softer, fragile hardware, such as computers, sights, maybe even ready-use rounds prepped to be loaded into the tube.

Of course, if the plasma should set off a round or six, any humans inside the hull will not be requiring a casket.

Comment: Re:Backwards (Score 1) 429

Thank you. "Homemaker" is an honorably profession - more so for females than for males, in my opinionated opinion, but SOMEONE has to provide those thousands of little services that no one is paid to provide.

And, you are more than right - today, homemakers are looked upon as neanderthals, just as AC implied. Hell, I'm a neanderthal just because I want women to BE permitted to stay at home IF they want to.

In my own life, my wife stayed home for a few years. She was there for the boys, day in and day out, except for those occassions when she informed us that we were all on our own, and she would head off to a sister's house for the weekend or something.

When the youngest boy entered third grade, she announced that she was tired of sitting at home, and that she was going to get a job. I was a bit upset, but I never even TOLD her that it upset me. I just shut my face, and watched. The woman managed to get the hours she needed, so that she arrived home when the boys did. She managed everything very much like she did when she was "homemaker", but she also felt that she was participating in life as well.

Women should have the CHOICE - and neither I NOR people like AC should be judging, bullying, or belittling a woman for the choice she makes.

Comment: Re:Arrogant bastards (Score 2) 429

The market is there. The market exists. It is here, now. The toy manufacturers are catering to an already demonstrated predilection. Mattel didn't create the tendency for little girls to like one kind of thing and little boys to like another. At most, they reinforce those tendencies. Mommies and daddies apparently approve of those tendencies, because they also reinforce them.

We have some rather vocal female member here at slashdot. Maybe you should take a survey, to see what the worst obstacles they had, when they decided to pursue geekish careers. How many do you suppose were shot in the face, for daring to pursue male careers? How many had acid thrown in their faces?

Let's put things in perspective here. We do NOT ban women from any occupation, unlike some more barbaric societies seem to do. Nor do we ban men from any occupation. You are free to do whatever the hell you want to do.

Except, in this case, sexist assholes passing themselves off as "enlightened" are busy trying to tell women that they must enter the STEM careers. Women who CHOOSE to be home makers have no value.

Social engineering. Google is actively trying to change society, in effect, telling us all that we don't measure up to some standard that Google has set for us.

Arrogant bastards. I don't have to measure up to their standards, and neither do my sons or daughters, or grandsons or granddaughters.

Comment: Arrogant bastards (Score 2, Insightful) 429

Google presumes to know what is good for boys and girls. They presume to know better than the parents of those boys and girls. They presume to know more than the boys and girls themselves.

I'm sick of all this social engineering. I just want to barf.

What is WRONG with little girls who just want to be girls? Why does every girl have to grow up to compete with the boys for a job? What if she doesn't WANT a job?

Like Obama, Google doesn't WANT women to have the traditional occupation of "home maker". Like Obama, Google places no value on those home makers.

Arrogant SOB's.

Comment: Re:A little late (Score 1) 205

You're talking like some kind of a damned fool now. So, I switched to a new browser. Let's say that you are right - it folds in two years. Are you saying that I can't come back to Firefox next week, next month, or next year? Huh? Is there some kind of a stop-bit in Pale Moon which will forever prevent me from installing and/or updating Firefox?

FFS, right now, today, in this world that I am experiencing right now, Blue Moon works better than Firefox, in some ways. That doesn't tie me to Blue Moon forever and forever, amen.

Test drive the damned thing for yourself. THEN you might have something to say that is worth listening to.

Comment: Re:A little late (Score 1) 205

Their plans are readily available on the site I supplied above. If you're really interested, you'll go read about it. If you're not really interested, I can summarize, and say that they are cherry picking.

Let me make this a little plainer. Pale Moon took the Ghekko engine at - uhhhhhh, version 27 I think it was - and "froze" it. That is what they are working with. Yes, they have broken compatibility with some Firefox things. No, they don't intend to implement all the "improvements" that Firefox builds in the future.

Now, which part of "fork" did you fail to understand? It is not Firefox anymore. Pale Moon is somewhat backward compatible with old versions of Firefox, and addons that worked on old Firefox will either work, or can be made to work on Pale Moon. Newer addons grow into big problems, quickly.

Pale Moon has no intention of remaining compatible with Firefox, and as time goes on, it should look less and less like Firefox.

Now, please don't make me try to justify Pale Moon anymore. I'm just a user who has been moderately well impressed with it. I'm not a developer, an investor, a fanboy, or anything else. Just a user, who is pleased with the dramatic difference in resource consumption on an aging computer. Pale Moon is treating me well.

Comment: Re:i feel sorry for the poor guy. (Score 5, Informative) 452

by Runaway1956 (#49769205) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

Careful attention to terminology is important. In point of fact, they use an explosive charge of their own, carefully configured and arranged in a manner which they hope will touch off any explosive contained in the pressure cooker. Of course, the police spokesman used outlandish terms in her press release. They "disrupted" the pressure cooker? Jesus - I've never heard a military man use the term "disrupted". It's far more accurate when we say, "We blew it to fuck!"

In point of fact, the cops detonated their own charge, but failed to cause an explosive reaction within the pressure cooker. Maybe they should have used a bigger charge?

Idiots. Everywhere you look these days, idiots. Juvenile minded fools, trying to act like important people.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 2) 452

by Runaway1956 (#49769093) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

Any tank should work. A scuba tank for instance. There are no real laws regarding the transportation of compressed air, whereas there are laws regarding the transportation of various gases - inert or otherwise. So, grab a scuba tank, stow that on your back seat where it is clearly visible, and stow some flippers and a bouyancy belt in the trunk, out of sight.

"Your attitude determines your attitude." -- Zig Ziglar, self-improvement doofus