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Comment Re:The science is not settled (Score 1) 315

To rely on pedantry as an argument displays that you really don't have an argument.

Oxford Dictionary:
round: 2) shaped like or approximately like a sphere:

So yes, the Earth is round. And if you look it up, you'll find that *none* of the adjective definitions are technical in nature.

As for orbit, you yourself admit the pedantry.

You're conflating common and technical usage of words simply so you can criticize.

Comment Re:Caller ID Blocker (Score 3, Funny) 251

I have several games I play with them. One is to make myself sound very old with a feeble voice, forcing them to listen closer, then scream bloody murder. Another starts the same but I kite them along until they want an identification of some nature. Then I tell them "I can't remember, I'll get my credit card." This engenders the desire to wait. Then I quietly set the phone down and go about my business.

There are others, but those two are the most fun.

Comment Re:Sounds like a pretty good argument... (Score 1) 132

Let's decide what great education looks like, and fight to make sure EVERY child in this country has access. Let's not settle for letting a regressive state like Kansas hurt their kids with a bad education AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

Interesting that sentiment starts with "Let's" and then immediately paints another view as regressive and bad, then shouts a call to arms. Reminds me of the guy in the movies waving the torch and urging on the mob.

Comment Re:What year is this? (Score 1) 176

I just finished Idea Factory which spends quite a bit of time on Claude Shannon, a really remarkable guy. Great book, lots of interesting Bell history. My only complaint is that Unix is only mentioned twice in the entire book and the second time it's referred to as a programming language. I was really hoping for more Unix history, but it tends to focus on earlier Bell and the transistor, satellite, the anti-trust suit, etc.

Comment Re:Trusting the UN? WHAT THE FUCK? (Score 1) 327

I've got news for you, sparky: saying "right wing propaganda" isn't some kind of magic incantation that makes your favorite teleprompter-in-chief's incompetence just vanish in a puff of wishful thinking.

What you are complaining about is that Obama didn't manage to clean up the complete mess that Bush managed to create

More like, the motherfucker continued everything he ran against. How many times has he signed extensions to the PATRIOT act?

-jcr

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