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Comment: Re:Not trying to excuse what he did (Score 1) 376

by thephydes (#48888471) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT
You have obviously never worked with vulnerable people. Their very vulnerabilty leaves them open to being "forced" - read coerced here - into doing things that most people would not do. And it's not just a matter of a person deciding what their interaction with their computer or the internet will be. It is far more complex than that.

Comment: I quite like seeing stuff like this ... (Score 1) 67

by thephydes (#48694083) Attached to: Glowing Hobbit Sword Helps You Find Unsecured Wi-Fi
.... yes I'm old enough to remember building electronic stuff from discrete parts, and now it is actually quite difficult to do so other than for complete trivia. Whilst some of the components are not discrete, this would be a fun project for kids and they would actually learn something from it.

Comment: Re:sorry the dates are wrong .... (Score -1, Redundant) 37

by thephydes (#48671699) Attached to: 300 Million Year Old Fossil Fish Likely Had Color Vision
Fucking nora can't any of you see a joke? Down-modded to a troll? I'm a died in the wool evolutionist who believes that the earth is significantly older than 10 00 years and that the earth is likely not the only place that life exists. Further the Bible is a collection of stories that have been selected to push a certain view that other "books" that do not follow that view are ignored or discounted. Merry Christmas!

Comment: Re:These idiots are going to ruin it for everyone (Score -1, Flamebait) 132

by thephydes (#48376455) Attached to: Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically
what? are you suggesting most pilots can't tell the difference between a bird and a drone? Fucking get real...... these guys/gals have hundreds of hours of training which I have no doubt now includes looking out for the toys of fuckwits. Anyway, even if they do mistake a bird for a drone, I sure as hell as a passenger would want them to report it. Go and play with your drone - or your cock if you like that better.

Comment: Re:The Co-Founder Of The Weather Channel (Score 1) 695

He may be able to read and describe a weather map, or condense information from the weather bureau into digestible lumps, but that does not make him a climate scientist any more that me having a home weather station makes me a climate scientist. It makes us both weather tinkerers at best.

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