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Comment: Re:only trying to help? (Score 1) 152

by d34thm0nk3y (#48916849) Attached to: Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015
Let me see...I can get out in this snow, go several extra blocks, pick up someone I don't know and drive them somewhere. I could get 2.8x. Or I could stay in next to this fire, drink this rum & coke, and call in 'sick' today. Screw it. Sorry, Uber--not available.

Considering the blizzard, this is a good thing.

Comment: Re:Good news (Score 1) 420

by d34thm0nk3y (#48887331) Attached to: Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts
Lucas did an okay job with the prequels. Arguably, he did too good of a job: the players are all too human, and Jar-Jar is too fluid and well-executed for the movie. It clashes with expectations: people want textbook epic heroes and villains played the way modern, bland actors portray them, not complex human characters thrust into an epic fantasy.

Is this a demonstration of Poe's law?

Comment: Re:Let's hope (Score 1) 253

by d34thm0nk3y (#48878109) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts
Since when does the IRS decide what the Federal Tax laws are?

Since Obama became president. See the affordable care act subsidies.

Oh my god you people need to take a civics class!

Hint: It's called the Affordable Care Act.

Figuring out how a bill becomes a law is left as an excersize for the reader. I hear there is a catchy song on Youtube that explains it.

Comment: Re:address in question (Score 1) 687

by d34thm0nk3y (#48867851) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"
Prepare yourself and prepare your home for imminent Swat arrival. Give away the dog (if you have one). Evict your roommate (if you have one). Keep all the doors to the outside wide open (so that they don't break them). Keep some fresh coffee in the pot and some fresh cookies on the table (so that the Swat team doesn't get low blood sugar and cranky by the time it reaches your bedroom). And sleep with handcuffs already on (so that they don't think you're trying to resist arrest).

Also, store your infants in the garage.

Comment: Re:Domestic war (Score 1) 148

by d34thm0nk3y (#48867743) Attached to: Paris Terror Spurs Plan For Military Zones Around Nuclear Plants
Here is a hint: its not the side whose govt. ignorantly but willingly set up the 791 "no-go" zones where Islamic law is the secular law for the sake of keeping the peace, which it did not get by the way.

You mean the 791 complete fabrications by Fox News?

No-Go zones do not exist and Fox News has publicly apologized for making them up.

One of many references

Comment: Re:Holy Carp! (Score 1) 136

by d34thm0nk3y (#48858349) Attached to: Drug Company CEO Blames Drug Industry For Increased Drug Resistance
So in other words, the river itself might have a few tenths or hundredths of a percent of a concentration below the therapeutic MIC (potentially of multiple different antibiotics, depending on what factories happen to be located on that river).

People believe the Ganges has healing properties. It would be pretty ironic if that became true due to antibiotic pollution.

Comment: Re:call me skeptical (Score 1) 360

by d34thm0nk3y (#48833943) Attached to: NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record
contradict the fast that we have not had any rising in the past 20 years according to these same people? They call it the "warming hiatus"

I think you have to say 19 years for that cherry-picked date-range statement to be true.

Of course, even that isn't accurate anymore given the article. Maybe you should stop repeating it.

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