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Comment: Re:Seriously - GTFO (Score 1) 401

by sidevans (#46204949) Attached to: Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical

What's worse, the slow death or the fact that it makes you lie to yourself?

I choose to smoke and I'm aware its bad for me. There is no denial... I also choose to have a good diet and exercise - why? Death rates for obese people are climbing. You are less likely to be obese if you're a smoker, and nicotine improves memory.

Considering that ~65% of the American population is overweight or obese, you don't need to be a genius to figure out those fat fucks will start dropping like flies in the next 20 years. I'll take my chances with smoking thanks....How about we get celebrities saying "Hey you fatass trekky - stuffing your face with sugary processed food is illogical" or "not exercising is illogical"

Furthermore, Nimoy never said "Smoking Is Illogical" on Twitter and it wasn't referenced in the news article.

This isn't news, it some anti-smokers opinion. If I want opinions I will read Fox News...

Comment: Seriously - GTFO (Score 0, Troll) 401

by sidevans (#46200553) Attached to: Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical

How the hell is this even news?
Smoking causes lung cancer?
Do you think we're all that fucking retarded that we didn't know that?

However - My Grandfather died of lung cancer in his 80's, and he NEVER smoked.

As a smoker and 15 year user for Slashdot - let me just say you guys fucking suck hard these days - I've tried hard to not care with all the politics and beta shit going on - but this kind of story is just bullshit - I hope /. remembers its history one day...

+ - First Evidence Found of a Comet Strike on Earth->

Submitted by mdsolar
mdsolar (1045926) writes ""Saharan glass and a brooch belonging to King Tut provide the first evidence of a comet directly impacting Earth, a new study claims. The finding may help unlock some of the mysteries surrounding the birth of our solar system.

About 28 million years ago a comet exploded over Egypt, creating a 3600F (2000C) blast wave that spread out over the desert below. The fiery shockwave melted the sand, forming copious amounts of yellow silica glass scattered over 2,300 square miles (6,000 square kilometers) of the Sahara.

Polished into the shape of a scarab beetle, a large piece of this glass found its way into a brooch owned by the famed Egyptian boy king Tutankhamen.

"Because there is no sign of an impact crater, it has been a mystery as to what kind of celestial event actually could have caused this debris field, but a small, black stone found lying in the middle of the glass area caught our attention," said study co-author David Block, an astronomer at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa.""

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Interesting... (Score 1) 745

by sidevans (#45078983) Attached to: US Adults Score Poorly On Worldwide Test

Aren't you two full of jokes. I'm sure you'd be first in line to accuse americans of blatant cultural intolerance and bigotry.. look in the fucking mirror.

Unlikely, it's impossible for me to be first in line, I'm only 31 years old, Americans have been culturally intolerant bigots for hundred of years.

Comment: Interesting... (Score 3, Funny) 745

by sidevans (#45077723) Attached to: US Adults Score Poorly On Worldwide Test

(Through the eyes of your average American)
America - Totally Normal, just slightly lacking on education...
Japan - Weird People, Known for Sushi, Nuclear incidents and Cosplay girls
Finland - Freaks, Known for Insane Death Metal Bands and Rally drivers
Canada - Canadians, Known for not being America
Netherlands - Druggies, Known for being full of pot smokers
Australia - Weird People, Known for all being criminals and bush rangers
Sweden - More Weird People, Known for tall blonde women, word's ending in "ooorgan" and "ski", and families who shower together
Norway - Must be Weird, Known for very little... I think it snows there
Flanders-Belgium - Freaks, make chocolate and not get fat
Czech Republic - Fucking Freaks, Known for street porn and getting mugged when travelling
Slovak Republic - Nutters, just look at Slovakia on a map, it's worse than cz..
Korea - Freaks, Known for having a north and south, wait Korea? do they have electricity there yet?

BTW, I am from Australia - clearly, the more crazy and fucked up your nation is, the smarter it's population is.

Comment: Seriously America? (Score 2) 206

by sidevans (#44771891) Attached to: Drone Hunters Lining Up and Paying Out In Colorado

Does your solution to everything have to be shoot / bomb it? Surely you guys can be more creative - EMP, Deathray. signal jammer / spoofer, hack the drone maybe I dunno... There's got to be better ways of bringing down machines than technology that's been around since the Song Dynasty in China (960 - 1279).

"Text processing has made it possible to right-justify any idea, even one which cannot be justified on any other grounds." -- J. Finnegan, USC.