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Comment: It's funny to me (Score 1) 645

by ToddInSF (#48642301) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'
that a couple organizations with the word "Skeptic" in their name feel they have the right to represent all skeptics everywhere. And that otherwise intelligent people buy into such bullshit.

If you have data and facts that are conclusive, talk about them. The constant focus on the tiny percentage of people who call themselves MMGW skeptics naturally causes me to suspect the veracity of the oppositions claims.

The more you rail on and on about the Skeptics the less you're talking about the data and the facts. Why would you DO that if your evidence wasn't as solid as you shrilly claim it is ?

Comment: Re:The Batman, Theater Attack Comparison (Score 1) 574

by ToddInSF (#48637429) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

I watched The President today hold a conference on TV and say how disappointed he was in Sony's actions. Are we to believe that this President, a legal scholar, is oblivious as to Sony's potential liability and destruction to their reputation should something happen ?

It's the American public that needs to stand up to ALL form of terrorism, from our corporations, legislature, all the way up to the Presidency and Congress.

It's time they ALL stopped milking the terrorism cash-cow.

Comment: Re:freedom 2 b a moron (Score 1) 1050

by ToddInSF (#48589679) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?
"Why? Excluding religion, there is no reason to believe that vaccines cause any harm: literally every study attempting to find otherwise has either failed or been proven fraudulent."

I'm as uncomfortable with this kind of statement being pawned-off as factual/"scientific" as I am with un-vaccinated kids going to school with my kids.

There are legitimate questions and issues with vaccines. Funny how they'll never be addressed so long as people lack any ability to think critically.

Comment: Who wrote this article ? (Score 1) 488

by ToddInSF (#48515873) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?
NINE times in the past 3 years I've offered my services to various open source projects.

I was completely ignored 6 of those times, and the other 3 times was discouraged from participating at all and treated rudely.

Sorry, but the Open Source culture is the issue, not lack of people eager to participate in projects. It's kind of like the situation with Birkenstocks - useful, but at the same time also very good birth control.

Comment: Re:Bad bill. (Score 1) 445

by ToddInSF (#48427355) Attached to: Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power
Yes, that's how some "Progressives" are; they're just as horrible as the extremists on the far right.
"A provision to extend the controversial USA Patriot Act to 2017 was also appended by the House of Representatives."
No wonder people are disgusted with Congress, what a bunch of incompetent fools.

Every successful person has had failures but repeated failure is no guarantee of eventual success.