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Comment: astrophysicist? (Score 0, Troll) 241

Media hound? Yes! Destroyer of Planets? Certainly! But astrophysicist? Really? I know he takes care of signage at the Hayden Planetarium, but what has he really done as an astrophysicist? I can't find any contribution that Neil DeGrasse Galactus has made to astrophysics.

Comment: Privacy????? (Score 0) 111

I can understand and even support ad blocking for two reasons, Avoiding wasting data (particularly on annoying video ads) and Protecting Privacy (not sure why every site that I visit seems to need to contact Facebook, particularly since I'm not a Facebook member and never will be. The HOSTS file seems to be a big help with this on my desktop, but I don't seem to have access to one on my non-rooted Android devices.

So, with one of the concerns being Privacy, why in hell does the Adblock site say: "Join the Adblock Browser Beta Google+ community here (make sure you’re looged into G+ first!)" before letting me download????? I have no use for Google+ or any other failed attempt by Google to play social media games, or any other social media product (see the thoughts on Facebook above). Why the hell does a software app that pretends to promote the individual's right to opt-out of things demand that I be part of Google+ before I can download it????? Not going to happen and I've lost all faith in them.

Comment: slush fund (Score -1, Troll) 52

Their crowdfunding goal has been far surpassed (more than $476,000 at this writing), but more can't hurt

With no clue what they would do with more, and the goal met more than twice over, I'm not inclined to contribute and not even sure that more will not hurt. I certainly don't want them giving the excess to NASA as was suggested, I can easily see politicians making proportional reductions in the NASA budget for every dollar given and spending that money on liberal social projects. Or the Planetary Society might decide that they have done such a good job in raising funds that their officers deserve a bigger pay check or a big party or other perks.

It strikes me as fairly obvious that this at least had the potential to greatly exceed its goal, and the honest and responsible thing to do would have been to spell out additional goals or what would be done with any excess funds. I don't think the Planetary Society deserves a big slush fund for failing to do that.

Comment: Re:Fuck atheists (Score 5, Insightful) 284

by frovingslosh (#49683211) Attached to: Third Bangladeshi Blogger Murdered In As Many Months

True. We must all worship the son of God the father, born to a mortal woman, who traveled the mid-east several thousand years ago performing miraculous deeds and building a religious following. Lets all worship Hercules.

Or did you have some other silly myth in mind? You were not very clear on that.

Comment: Re:relevance? (Score 1) 160

by frovingslosh (#49683015) Attached to: Amtrak Train Derails In Philadelphia
Come on! An Amtrak train falls of the track again and this is news and of interest to the technical community? We might as well have an article about how the sun rose in the east this morning. Not only is it just as much news worthy, but it includes subjects such as astronomy (which is even gooder than playing with chew-cho trains.)

Comment: publish (Score 2) 94

After being arrested, tortured and killed for trying to alert an on-line service to their vulnerability due to poor design, I no long try to contact vendors directly. I now publish the information in great detail to pirate sites, and I have found that this will get the attention of the company much better than trying to alert them quietly.

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed." -- Albert Einstein