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Comment: Re:This could never happen with global warming... (Score 1) 215

by mjm1231 (#49795897) Attached to: How a Scientist Fooled Millions With Bizarre Chocolate Diet Claims

you think there is a consensus

You really like constructing those straw men, don't you? Nothing I've written here could lead to this conclusion. So not only do you not have any way of knowing whether or not I think there is a consensus, you don't have any information as to what I think that consensus might be. And yet, your're 100% positive that I must be wrong about it.

Since you're so knowledgable about information you don't have access to, can you tell me if the tie I'm going to wear next Tuesday goes with the shirt I was planning to wear it with?

Comment: Re:trees cut down in the cities (Score 1) 153

by mjm1231 (#49784847) Attached to: Heat Wave Kills More Than 1,100 In India

Your information is incorrect. There was a small section of coastal California that had a Mediterranean climate long before Europeans showed up. This area was expanded into desert regions by importing water from other areas.

Your final sentence seems to imply some kind of link between desert and warming, but I'm not sure what link you think there is. There are deserts in the world which are frozen all or most of the year.

Comment: Re:In other news (Score 1) 75

Grass is green, sky is blue, water is wet. More at 11.

Now that I think about it, none of those are true in the literal sense.

That sentence is only true if words literally don't ever mean anything. Which may be literally true, but is useless. I'm going to go on pretending that they do.

Comment: Re:It's not a networking issue. (Score 4, Funny) 384

by mjm1231 (#49737849) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?

I used to tell this to my boss all the time when we had to make changes to all 500 PC's on the domain, and walking from PC to PC to do it manually was still standard practice. If I screw up with a script, at least they'll all have the same mistake, instead of 500 different mistakes.

Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 228

by mjm1231 (#49730963) Attached to: Marvel's Female Superheroes Are Gradually Becoming More Super

Your explanation makes less sense to me than the question.

Heterosexual male here. I prefer stories where the femaile characters are strong and independent. I dislike stories (and real life) that makes assumptions about peoples capabilities which are based on stereotypes.

Just maybe, this is a result of changing cultural norms rather than catering to a female audience. Don't be fooled by how loud the knuckle dragging frat boy voice is on Slashdot.

Comment: Re:Rice cookers (Score 1) 270

by mjm1231 (#49699781) Attached to: Here Comes the Keurig of Everything

Why is your rice cooker the only one on the planet that takes longer to cook rice than the standard method? Most are the same or slightly faster, and unlike the stovetop, impossible to set the heat too high or too low, so the end result is generally more consistent.

Rice cookers are also brilliant at making slow cooked oatmeal (rolled or steel cut), which is the only kind worth eating.

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