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Comment: Re:I would not be surprised if he got death threat (Score 1) 1223

by Xandrax (#41483505) Attached to: Torvalds Uses Profanity To Lambaste Romney Remarks

That I agree with completely. Unfortunately, only about .000001% of the population (no, not scientific, heh) fails to fall for identity politics and, therefore, not see everyone that disagrees with them as an evil heretic. Congratulations on, apparently, being one of those few.

Comment: Speaking of people being morons... (Score 5, Informative) 1223

by Xandrax (#41471391) Attached to: Torvalds Uses Profanity To Lambaste Romney Remarks

The problem is that the reporter that originally covered this (New York Times's Ashley Parker) has stated that Romney said it in the form of a joke and was not being serious. Seems like not being a moron is a fine line even for Linux creators.

Ashley’s response to the question:

The Los Angeles Times story that relayed Romney’s airplane remark to the world was based off a pool report written by the New York Times‘s Ashley Parker. When we asked Parker this morning whether it seemed as if Romney made the mark in jest, she left no doubt. “Romney was joking,” she e-mailed. Parker told us that while the pool report didn’t explicitly indicate that Romney was joking, it was self-evident that he was. ”The pool report provided the full transcript of his comments on Ann’s plane scare,” she said, “and it was clear from the context that he was not being serious.”

Comment: Re:What a comedian! (Score 1) 16

by Xandrax (#41458981) Attached to: Torvalds calls Romney 'a f***ing moron'

What the hell are you talking about? A candidate jokes about plane windows and suddenly the Presidency and country are a joke? So the leader of your country has never joked about anything? You must be really upset with Obama then, because he considers himself something of a comedian when talking to people. Or maybe you consider plane windows far too serious to joke about.
Good luck with the operation to pull that stick out of your ass. Though the prognosis isn't very good, it seems to be way up there.

Comment: Ashely's response (Score 2) 16

by Xandrax (#41457527) Attached to: Torvalds calls Romney 'a f***ing moron'

Dan Amira at New York magazine did a little fact checking and found (emphasis mine):

        The Los Angeles Times story that relayed Romney’s airplane remark to the world was based off a pool report written by the New York Times‘s Ashley Parker. When we asked Parker this morning whether it seemed as if Romney made the mark in jest, she left no doubt. “Romney was joking,” she e-mailed. Parker told us that while the pool report didn’t explicitly indicate that Romney was joking, it was self-evident that he was. ”The pool report provided the full transcript of his comments on Ann’s plane scare,” she said, “and it was clear from the context that he was not being serious.”

Moon

+ - NASA deep-space outpost->

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DevotedSkeptic
DevotedSkeptic writes "Top NASA officials have picked a leading candidate for the agency's next major mission: construction of a new outpost that would send astronauts farther from Earth than at any time in history.

The so-called "gateway spacecraft" would hover in orbit on the far side of the moon, support a small astronaut crew and function as a staging area for future missions to the moon and Mars.

At 277,000 miles from Earth, the outpost would be far more remote than the current space station, which orbits a little more than 200 miles above Earth. The distance raises complex questions of how to protect astronauts from the radiation of deep space — and rescue them if something goes wrong.

NASA Chief Charlie Bolden briefed the White House earlier this month on details of the proposal, but it's unclear whether it has the administration's support. Of critical importance is the price tag, which would certainly run into the billions of dollars."

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Google

+ - 'Replacement Google' mocks NFL's replacement refs-> 1

Submitted by colinneagle
colinneagle (2544914) writes "Even in internet mockery, there's room for innovation, and "Replacement Google" is exactly that.

With a tagline that jokes "Google is now sponsored by the NFL," replacement Google looks pretty similar to regular Google, the same way replacement referees look the same as regular referees. The results, in both cases, are noticeably different. A search for "New York Giants," for example, brought up results for "movies without Shaquille O'Neal in them," as if anyone would want to watch those."

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The Internet

+ - Pandora.com pays 6X times for royalties than media outlets->

Submitted by who_stole_my_kidneys
who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Pandora.com is supporting a bipartisan bill to "end royalty rate discrimination against internet radio and bring greater fairness to our industry. Today, the discrimination is extraordinary. In 2011, Pandora paid over 50% of revenues in performance royalties, while SiriusXM paid less than 10%""
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Comment: What would it matter? (Score 0) 378

by Xandrax (#41444235) Attached to: Romney-Ryan Release Space Policy Paper

I've never understood this statement. It's invariably made by people who wouldn't vote for Romney if his tax returns showed that he gave 50% of his income to charity and the other 50% to the IRS, so why would you care if he releases them? It's not going to make one bit of a difference in who you vote for.

Comment: Re:Good job France! (Score 3, Insightful) 229

by Xandrax (#41329595) Attached to: French Court Levies First Fine Under 3-Strikes Piracy Law

The problem, of course, is that the rich are the entrepreneurs. That's how they become rich in the first place. The other problem, of course, will be the need to kick those awesome entrepreneurs you speak so hopefully of out of the country once they commit the sin of actually making some money and magically morph into one of the damn dirty rich people.

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