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Illegals come over our border without our permission.

That is just an accusation in the form of a tautology. Of course they come over our border without our permission, that is why they are called illegals.

They bring in drugs which ruin the lives of our citizens, some of them are rapists and murderers and continue their habits when they're here.

As opposed to the citizens who are already ruining their lives with drugs sold by native citizens? Lol, I am so glad you are keen on saving us from dirty 'foreign' drugs. Also, rapists and murders? Really? Why not call em' godless commies too, since you are throwing around baseless labels.

They use up welfare that our productive citizens worked hard to pay the taxes for-- and the illegal immigrants don't pay into this system, or if some do they don't pay nearly as much as a citizen does.

Not sure how they do that without a SSN or birth certificate, but its your racist rant.

Comment ...AND THAT IS WHY YOU ARE ALL WRONG! (Score 1) 239

Dumbass Americans only care about eating more food, getting more fat, going to doctors for their fatass lifestyle diseases, complaining about the cost of food, driving their SUVs while never driving off-road or hauling cargo or carrying lots of passengers and complaining about the price of gas, voting for one party that wants to fuck up the nation or the other party that wants to fuck up the nation when they could write-in sane candidates, drowing themselves in shallow moronic soul-less meaningless popular culture and pretending like it's deep and profound, buying shit they don't need with borrowed money they don't have (America has a NEGATIVE average savings index, not that most Americans know what a savings index is), and believing every lying word of propaganda and manipulation that comes from their bought-and-paid-for government and their bought-and-paid-for mass media and following stupid moronic trends while operating general-purpose machines they don't even try to understand or secure so they can post trivial minutia about their pathetic little lives to be read by fellow jackass Americans who don't care.

An excellent manefsto! Now all you need to do is get a hoody and a big stack of postage stamps, and you are all set...

Comment Re:That won't last long... (Score 0) 800

The whole thing was INTENDED to be discriminatory. I can just imagine the father saying "This ought to panic them because you are Muslim."

The reason that I say this? Sorry, but the kid did NOT make a clock. Not even close. He took a commercial clock, removed it from it's case, and put it in a briefcase. Period. I am not sure that the kid learned anything scientific except maybe pain associated with not touching the primary inputs on a 120V transformer.

Here is a link where some engineer was able to identify the MODEL of the clock that was taken apart.

Comment Information is Power (Score 2) 167

Can't we just tell them?

Lord no, if you know information, you have power. You cannot just give your hard earned power away to just any pleeb that has the gumption to ask. Also:

"Some critics believe that rather than truly struggling with a problem, developers can now just ask Stack Overflow users to solve it for them."

Couldn't this also be extended to books? I mean, how are you truly learning anything if you can just pick up a book and read about how to solve a problem? These 'critics' are just obstructionists who are afraid of sharing information and allowing more people to be effective coders. Yeah, sure, there will be some bad coders who don't understand what they are doing, but really, who cares? The site has and will be an excellent educational tool for a vast number of people.

Good coders don't have to rely on hoarding information to be good.

Comment To fit where astronauts fit (Score 1) 35

Are legs really that useful in zero G? Only two arms when you could have three?

Yes, because even tracked vehicles have trouble going up 45 degree slopes. They want a robot that can climb hills, jump into pits, hang on to a irregular shaped asteroid, etc. You don't really think that this would just be used in space exclusively, do you?

Your suggestion about three arms is interesting, although you can argue that it might already have 4, since it is quite imagine-able that the feet might have articulate fingers/toes.

They aren't pandering to pop culture, it needs to be basically human shaped, since any vehicles it will be traveling in will be built primarily to accommodate human shaped astronauts. Or were you thinking that NASA should redesign everything to accommodate a three armed, no legged robot?

Comment Scrum is fantastic! Do it today! (Score 1) 371

Scrum is a fantastic methodology, and you should get behind it if your company adopts it. The sooner you adopt it, the sooner people will start cutting corners and throwing away all the worthless aspects of it (e.g., most of it), so you can focus on getting real work done.

The core idea (break things down so they can be accurately estimated) is a great idea. The rest is crap.

Comment Misguided move (Score 1) 40

This seems like a step backwards, rather than forwards. They have set up a technology to allow you to play a pencil and paper game remotely rather than create a game that can be played without having to fuck with all the books and papers. It's like a buggy whip maker wiring a buggy whip into a car's control console.

Comment Nice, but... (Score 1) 167

How much does it really matter anymore? For 99% of the population, any top end computer built in the last 5+ years is so damn fast, it will be fine for the next 10 years. Unless we see the 100x (or whatever) increase with quantum computing, these small incremental improvements are fairly pointless.

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