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Comment: Re: "What happened to the dinosaurs?" (Score 2) 434

by oobayly (#49780321) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

There was a YouTube creationist called nephilmfree who was a fervent believer in "the flood" amongst other things. He accidentally showed his favourites menu in a video, which people noticed contained links to escort agencies. The video was re-uploaded with the link removed, but as he learned -nothing gets deemed from the internet.

Comment: Re:And so preventable (Score 1) 176

by oobayly (#49767177) Attached to: <em>A Beautiful Mind</em> Mathematician John F. Nash Jr. Dies

The idea being, I suppose, that the seats ahead of you keep you from being ejected through the windshield.

Which is pretty flawed - the seats may well stop you flying through the windscreen, but it quite likely there's some poor bastard in that seat who's going to get clobbered. In the UK they used to have a road safety advert that went along the lines of

Like most victims - July knew her killer - it was her son, who wasn't wearing his seatbelt...

Comment: Re:And so preventable (Score 1) 176

by oobayly (#49767157) Attached to: <em>A Beautiful Mind</em> Mathematician John F. Nash Jr. Dies

I think it's an age thing too. When I was growing (admittedly this is about 25 years ago) up there was an old lady that used to walk into town. We often gave her a lift and she would pull the seat belt across her, and hold it but not plug it in. I don't know anyone in my age group (or my parents' age group) that don't wear seatbelts - but then they've been mandatory in any countries I've lived in.

Comment: Re:Funny, that spin... (Score 1) 412

by oobayly (#49767113) Attached to: What AI Experts Think About the Existential Risk of AI

Absolutely, I *don't* trust Al Gore on climate science. You know who I do trust - climate scientists who've had their work peer reviewed. It's got nothing to do with jealousy and loathing, it's got everything to do with not trusting everything somebody says simply because they're absolutely outstanding in a separate field.

Comment: Re: EVEN ***MORE*** BULLSHIT (Score 1) 149

by oobayly (#49767047) Attached to: Al-Qaeda's Job Application Form Revealed

Yeah, I think the AC was getting confused with the people who thought that light a fire under gas bottles would cause explosions - some of them were doctors. Ironic that the more educated ones were more inept. I saw it more as a sad indictment of British education - they'd all been schooled over here but didn't understand basic science.

Comment: Re:To be more precise, Amazon will collect on taxe (Score 1) 241

by oobayly (#49762725) Attached to: Amazon Decides To Start Paying Tax In the UK

Of course, you can take the whole "taxes are another expense" too far. I know somebody who tried putting his previous VAT return into his purchase ledger - effectively trying to claim the VAT back on the VAT he paid out to HMRC. It wasn't done on purpose - he was just an idiot.

Good day to avoid cops. Crawl to work.