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Comment: Re:Hello Americans (Score 1) 340

by gadlaw (#47388623) Attached to: On 4th of July:
A lot of us living here don't care about it either. At least the fireworks and traffic and picnics in the heat stuff. It's really something to avoid and to keep the pets from getting frightened over. Of course, I watched 1776 and Yankee Doodle Dandy as is my own tradition. :) Care about that part.

Comment: I like the movie 'Star Wars' -not this renamed BS (Score 1) 457

by gadlaw (#46942223) Attached to: Favorite Star Wars Movie?
You know, I didn't like it when the told me that Pluto wasn't a planet. I sure as heck didn't like when they said 'oops' there isn't any 'Brontosaurus' after I was taught about them from Kindergarten on forward that there was one and I sure as heck am not going to acknowledge the new name they gave to the original movie. Not only do they rename the darn thing but they also alter it with more cgi explosions and whatnot. You know the movie I liked was not on that list. The first movie, the one summer my brother and I and various friends spent scrounging up funds to get on the bus to go across town to go stand in line to see Star Wars as often as we could. Now everyone get off my lawn and don't touch my Brontosaurus lawn ornament.

Comment: Re:9.1 (Score 1) 1009

by gadlaw (#45946443) Attached to: Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.
The scientific study comes from the lack of sales. And I for one tried it and hate it completely. I got it on a laptop and had to find one of those after market things to make it usable. Maybe it works on a pad but it sure as heck doesn't work well on a desktop. And every single person I know hates the damn thing. And the computer I build this summer will have Windows 7 on it.

Comment: Re:Drudge and other U.S. bloggers are next (Score 1) 349

by gadlaw (#44880215) Attached to: Arrested Chinese Blogger "Confesses" On State TV, Praises Censorship
Not that it matters any longer but the right to bear arms was related to the right of collective defense via the militia. You know, complete sentences and historical fact being what they are. Not that it matters, rational discussion has long since left the building on this and other subjects.

Comment: Re:Oh waaa (Score 2) 166

by gadlaw (#40210683) Attached to: Ask Slashdot. Best Online Science Course?
What the heck does that mean? What are these 'Popular Science Rags' you're talking about? So anything that helps folks explore the wonder and intelligence of science is a 'rag' unless it does what? Unless it's incomprehensible to anyone but you? How is that helping anyone? It's hard enough getting some folks to even accept science and your attitude certainly doesn't help.

Comment: I agree - what's the reason for this snobbery? (Score 1) 166

by gadlaw (#40210597) Attached to: Ask Slashdot. Best Online Science Course?
You know, some things are complicated - no kidding. But the ability to teach those things, even complicated concepts, means you should be able to translate that information to something your students can learn. In other words, if you can't explain it, you can't teach then you really don't understand it yourself. That could be the reason for these snarky comments.

Comment: Re:Dear Slashdot, (Score 1) 166

by gadlaw (#40210551) Attached to: Ask Slashdot. Best Online Science Course?
Wow, even nerds and geeks can be bullies. Great. There is no call to make fun of someone for wanting to learn and someone who wants that learning in an interesting and digestible way. The main thing is a desire to learn. I'm also interested in seeing if there are other avenues for this sort of learning - so that makes me 'stupid' right? You're so smart.

Comment: I blame Low Standards at Law Schools (Score 2) 327

by gadlaw (#36993656) Attached to: Online Parody Cartoon Targeted For Prosecution
Clearly the idiots in charge of this little corner of Soviet Russia don't clearly understand the law or the American Constitution. Bad Con Law Professors or a very lax grading curve for these Prosecutors and Judges. Just sad the state of legal education if they've let idiots like these be in charge of anything more important than dog licensing.

Comment: I'd Put My List Ahead of Your List (Score 1) 272

by gadlaw (#35771750) Attached to: All Star Trek TV Coming To Netflix
Why does anyone want to put 'their' list of favorite Star Trek shows up? I either think you're a genius and as brilliant as me if you have the same likes and dislikes or I know you're a moron who has no clue as to the difference between good and bad television but either way you've watched too much reality TV where some idiot is thinking their opinion on anything from your dancing or your cooking, looks, makeup, or cake means anything other than to identify them as pretentious d bag and you as well.

Comment: About Time (Score 0) 844

by gadlaw (#35368636) Attached to: Bradley Manning Charged With Aiding the Enemy
Dude is guilty, dude needs to stand trial and stay in prison if found guilty. Divulging secrets when you are in a position of trust is a serious matter, Manning did put lives in danger, might have directly had people murdered because of his actions. And if that is the case he needs to face the death penalty for his crimes. He very well may have decided to impose his own version of morality by his actions, the problem for him is that the world does not revolve around him and his decisions and actions will face the rules made for the rest of us.

Comment: Calling it 'Multiverse Propaganda' is propaganda (Score 1) 387

by gadlaw (#35061216) Attached to: <em>The Hidden Reality</em> Draws Ire From Physicists
Saying 'Multiverse Propaganda' is putting a judgment into the description thereby attempting to label the Theory you don't agree with as propaganda. This is Slashdot, not the Rush Limbaugh Comedy Show - most readers here can see that obvious bias and unsubstantiated claptrap on the face of it. It does not advance your argument nor does the 'more theory than fact' quip. It's a Theory dude, sorry if this theory is catching the imagination of people and is getting attention but that's how life goes. All that 'Black Hole' stuff was a theory as well and I do remember the folks whose brains had ossified objecting on much the same lines as you objecting. Very sad, especially when most folks will leave it as theory until something is proven one way or the other so all the ranting and slanted arguments on Slashdot you wish to engage in are pretty much a waste of time.

Comment: Sounds like the Religious argument - (Score 1) 387

by gadlaw (#35061160) Attached to: <em>The Hidden Reality</em> Draws Ire From Physicists
That sounds horribly condescending and dangerous to boot. By saying you need to have an advanced degree in physics to begin to understand this or that theory sounds an awful lot like religious claptrap. Your 'comforting lies' is religious based argument as well. Scientists aren't members of a Priesthood and shouldn't be treated as the only 'Holy Men with the Truth'. And I would say that people who wish to tell someone like Mr. Greene 'To tread carefully' are full of hooey. At least him and a few others are trying to take their knowledge and their theories to the general interested public. Theories and speculation are the name of the game, your game is orthodoxy and staying within the norms of whatever orthodoxy is in fashion at the moment.

Comment: Wrongo (Score 1) 372

by gadlaw (#34562168) Attached to: Air Force Blocks NY Times, WaPo, Other Media
Classified documents are still classified documents and if it's illegal to possess or look at them that's not going to change because one disaffected soldier leaks them to someone who makes it their business to harm the United States. The laws are very clear and here the Air Force is just making sure that some idiot doesn't put himself in trouble with the law. And it is blocking those sites from Air Force Computers! Not your computer, work computers used at work for work in the Air Force. Simple.

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