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Comment: Re:Disgusting. (Score 1) 674

by dcw3 (#49537853) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden

Nixon lied to the world about others who would challenge his running for president. Using the same methods as Carly Fiorina; who got fired at HP for doing the same thing. The only thing these two people haven't done is write a diary on the topic.

What??? Pullllleeese link to where Carly did anything similar to Nixon. Simple lying doesn't count. What "methods" are you claiming? Did she hire a goon squad to break into the competition's offices? I'm not asking you to like what she did or her politics, but let's get a grip on reality here.

Comment: Age And Opinions (Score 1) 674

by dcw3 (#49537697) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden

"The broad support for Edward Snowden among Millennials around the world should be a message to democratic countries that change is coming," says Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The nimrod from the ACLU doesn't take into account that peoples opinions change as they get older, and typically becoming more conservative.

Comment: Life? Or Intelligent Life? (Score 1) 58

by dcw3 (#49529605) Attached to: NASA Teams Scientific Experts To Find Life On Exoplanets

So, if we're looking for intelligent life, I'd argue that we won't find it. Why on earth (yes, I said it) would intelligent life want to be found by us? I think they would do everything they could to prevent us from finding them, and maybe just monitor us, at least until we get our collective shit in one pile. All this becomes moot if they decided they wanted to overthrow the planet. But, suppose they had not already found us, and were hostile...now you've really screwed the pooch, assuming they've found some way to break the laws of physics as we currently understand them.

If we determine a planet had low level life, what good does it do us? We can't go there and do anything with it. We can't learn anything from it.

So, if you want to look at this from a purely research oriented posture, fine it might be nice to know life exists somewhere else. But, there's no ROI on this project, and in fact there's money that would be better spent elsewhere IMNSHO.

Comment: Re:Honestly ... (Score 2) 342

by dcw3 (#49471501) Attached to: Allegation: Lottery Official Hacked RNG To Score Winning Ticket

This is why I'm against electronic gambling.

It's not any safer to utilize non-electronic. In spite of all the cameras at the casinos in Vegas, I've personally witnessed a couple of people get away with cheating. It can be trivial to do things right in front of a camera that won't be noticed.

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