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Comment Re:Our friends up north are just like us apparentl (Score 2) 220

Well, it can. About the only time I was proud of my country was when Schroeder said no to Iraq war. A conservative government would have followed Dubya without even thinking twice about it.

Absolutely! Americans who have only the Republican/Democrat "choice" to contemplate can too easily dismiss the difference made by the party in power. Joschka Fischer and the SPD/Grüne coalition conducted a foreign policy significantly different from that of the CDU.

Comment Re: Obama Invites Texas Teen To White House (Score 1) 657

The President tweeted: "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great."

The President then added, "Just don't go looking for your father or I'll blast your ass with a Hellfire from a drone."

Comment Re:Fire Phone is for cows. (Score 1) 80

I don't get this whole "shilling for cows" thing. Is it just a social experiment to see who responds to you? Is there some deep philosophical or political statement you're making here? I suspect there is a subtext that I'm missing other than that you clearly don't approve of cows either.

And here all this time I've been thinking it was the product of a faulty pattern recognition algorithm.

Comment Time investment (Score 3, Insightful) 182

I set to work and solved the first problem in a couple hours. Each time I submitted a solution, tested my code against five hidden test cases." After solving another five problems the page gave Rossett the option to submit his contact information

Curious: what prompted Max Rossett to spend hours solving programming puzzles before being even given the opportunity to submit contact information for a job consideration?

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.