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Comment Re:Gotta love... (Score 1) 1131

Timothy McVeigh David Koresh et al David McMenemy Paul Hill Michael Griffin James Kopp Rev. Michael Bray Clayton Waagner (you get the idea...) ...those peace loving Christians, eh? While it is true that the Rev. John Hagee hasn't yet called for the execution of Matt and Trey, there's plenty of religious hatred to go around. How 'bout we stop singling out this or that religion and admit that the whole lot of them, at least the ones that insist on enforcing their "faith" on the rest of us, are full of shit?

Comment Re:Breaking up companies (Score 1) 372

Anti-trust is not about bundling goods,

That is if all of the goods have a fair price. Here from Wikipedia about antitrust law:

banning abusive behavior by a firm dominating a market, or anti-competitive practices that tend to lead to such a dominant position. Practices controlled in this way may include predatory pricing, tying, price gouging, refusal to deal, and many others.

It can't be more predatory by giving them away.

Comment Re:Sudden Outbreak of Common Sense (Score 5, Insightful) 352

Absolutely. The public should have access to the data. Public grants then also need to pay for curating the data. Libraries aren't free, archives aren't free, package data in an actually useful form takes precious time, which is scientists most precious resource. Having data in a form that is useful to the 25 people in your research group is very different than providing data that can be used by thousands of people. It's analogous to the difference between the quick bash script you have that backs up your movies to your external hard drive, and having something that you're willing to distribute to 1000 people and provide support.

Comment Re:Gotta love... (Score 1) 1131

India and Pakistan have drastically different resource levels and population levels though. So while culture and religion might play a part, I doubt they are the most important aspect. There are many factors that play into the rise of a nation/culture. You've probably read this, but if not, do so, great book: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns,_Germs,_and_Steel

You also need to take into account meddling by other countries. Look around the world. Many of the unstable countries in modern times are countries that have been "regime changed" one or multiple times in the past for various reasons. That leads to distrust, disruption of business, broken ties with foreign business, and usually decades upon decades before any western/modern country would consider investing again.

Which leads to a poor country, less education, desperate people, acts of violence, regime change, rinse repeat.

Comment Re:Geeks, Jocks, Race, are social contructs. (Score 1) 319

No I'm not saying we shouldn't hire the people we assume are ignorant, I am saying we shouldn't hire the people we KNOW are ignorant. Save these jobs for people who aren't racist, sexist, etc.

And no I don't hate the ignorant, I just don't want to reward an ignorant person when I can reward an enlightened person instead.

Comment Hold on (Score -1, Offtopic) 380

Randy Amanda Flowers needs 10 sex sessions a day after the slip-up.

And now the slightest of vibrations, from mobile phones to food processors, turns her on.

Oh wait a minute.. there's this gem.

Hopefully one day I’ll find a superstud who can satisfy me.

Ah now I understand... The old I-want-sex-all-the-time trick to get men.

Too bad for her that almost every girl loves sex. I also rather date the women that are more discreet about it and act like a nice girl. They usually also tend to be the widlest regarding sex. From my teenager years and until now I've always loved cute and nice girls, and it was a real surprise to how open and playful they were. 69, hanging naked and touching and having sex every once in a while and having a remote controlled vibrator in their pants when we were outside - no problem.

I think she is just looking for a guy.

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