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Comment: Re:Observations.... (Score 2) 467

by grasshoppa (#49613397) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Bid For White House

Unfortunately for the republicans, Fox has been vetting Hillary for going on 8 years. There is little new dirt they could dish up.

I appreciate how terrified Fox is of Hillary given how strong a candidate she is ( especially when viewed against potential runners like Fiorina/Bush/Christy/Huckabee ), but their constant attacks on Hillary will really only benefit the democrats in the long run.

The irony is delicious.

( note: I hate all candidates/parties. Equally though, and isn't that what we're going for afterall? Equality! )

Comment: It is unfortunate (Score 1) 385

by grasshoppa (#49500305) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?

Unfortunately, this is largely the natural progression of society. Back then, we didn't know how to handle these kids, thus we ham stringed them from the get go. They had the unfortunate luck to be born at a time when we're just awakening to the idea that we should treat children differently than adults, and with absolutely NO awareness that different children require different rearing techniques.

The good news is that, despite all the bullshit,we really have progressed quite far. I doubt, 80 years from now were you to quiz a similar group of kids from today, you'd get the same response. No, instead you might hear how society let them down, that they always felt society always failed to live up to their expectations.

Ah, progress!

Comment: Other possibilities? (Score 2) 127

by grasshoppa (#49176143) Attached to: Physicists Gear Up To Catch a Gravitational Wave

Physicists are finishing a $205 million rebuild of the detectors, known as Advanced LIGO, which should make them 10 times more sensitive and, they say, virtually ensure a detection.

That's if they even exist. Personally, I'd be more excited if they DIDN'T find any as that means there is something significantly wrong with their models, suggesting a whole new playing field yet to be discovered.

Comment: I have an idea.. (Score 5, Informative) 468


By this point, anyone who gets bitten by this or any future shady behavior from a software house with such a sterling DRM reputation deserves whatever they get.

What they don't deserve is our pity. Ridicule maybe. I could even be convinced that "Mocking them" is the appropriate response.

Lack of skill dictates economy of style. - Joey Ramone