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Comment: Re:Private Profiles (Score 1) 163

by Runaway1956 (#49806739) Attached to: Orange County Public Schools To Monitor Students On Social Media

Anyone with a clue doesn't use a site whose sole purpose is to datamine your ass. When will people begin to understand that Facebook is the enemy?

Here, we have the nanny state stepping in, and Facebook cooperates fully. Facebook does nothing to block trackers, in fact, they ENCOURAGE trackers! I'm sure that Facebook is getting some kind of financial incentive for cooperating. If government doesn't offer incentives directly, then the companies like Snaptrends is passing it on.

Comment: Re:Ozone layer is recovering (Score 1) 127

No, quite the opposite. The ozone traps and reflects radiation. Above, you can find an example of a smart ass trying to teach the difference between ultraviolet and infrared. Fact is, it's all energy. So, if more energy is passing through where the ozone is supposed to stop it, that means more energy is reaching the earth. The healthier the ozone, the more energy is stopped and/or reflected. The more unhealthy the ozone, the more energy reaches the ground.

Multiple posters have already made themselves look silly because they fail to understand that.

Take a house with several glass windows. UV light passes through the windows easily, while IR does not. For that reason, houses with lots of windows are harder to cool in the summer. Can't blame that on infrared radiation!! It's all energy.

Comment: Ozone layer is recovering (Score -1, Flamebait) 127

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) 443

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) 446

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) 461

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) 446

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) 446

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) 446

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) 206

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.

Even bytes get lonely for a little bit.