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Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 1) 898

But why should there be a risk?

It's newsworthy is PDP turned out to actually be a white supremist or somesuch, given his following. But that's clearly not the case here. This was simply "PDP did something tasteless, like so many of his videos", not even newsworthy.

But it's not about truth or what newsworthy, is it? It's about forwarding the narrative, and punishing the heretics. And only that.

Comment Re: 3 years probation (Score 5, Insightful) 92

I agree that American police break down doors in far too many instances when they shouldn't, but you need to quit being so dramatic. They got a credible report of a hostage situation - they SHOULD roll up armed

The correct response to a reported hostage situation is absolutely not to have a bunch of over-armed thugs in mall-ninja gear kick down the door. The correct response is a negotiator, a sniper, some normal cops in vests, and patience. You know, how SWAT teams worked before the cops starting playing soldier.

Comment Re:Totally disagree (Score 1) 47

Robot wars used differing hardware. The fun was in that, not so much the bot AI.

This will be interesting until the meta-game is solved. Once everyone is using the same optimizations, it's over. I guess that's fine for showcasing advancements in self-driving cars.

Hmm, OK, I can see this being a longer term thing if used for rally instead of boring circuit races. Having the bots race through mud and ice and so on would be much more interesting, both to watch and in the tech.

OTOH, once the AI gets good, a series allowing more normal variation of the hardware becomes an interesting engineering show. Without driver safety to worry about, you'd probably end up with cars moving near the speed of sound (as with slot-car racing today).

Comment Some skills (Score 1) 403

"[...]Trump adopted a highly unusual defence, known as 'force majeure'. He claimed that the 2008 economic crisis was a 'once-in-a-century credit tsunami', an act of God that was equivalent to an earthquake.

Since it couldn't have been anticipated, and it wasn't his fault, he wasn't obliged to pay Deutsche anything. It wouldn't get the $40m or the outstanding $330m, his writ said.

He went further. Trump claimed Deutsche Bank had actually helped cause the crunch. Therefore it owed him. Trump demanded $3bn from Deutsche in compensation."

Some skills.

Comment Re:Waiting for the hypocrites (Score 1) 47

Not so much. For one, willow bark contains salicin, and though it has been used since Egyptian times, is less potent and causes side effects like gastric distress and potentially heart issues. Salicylic acid is a more potent extract, but still causes side effects. Aspirin is a derivation of this - acetylsalicylic acid, which eliminated most of the side effects but wasn't medically tested until nearly 1900.

ASA was ineligible for patenting in its country of discovery (Germany), but was patented in the UK and US. I'm unaware of any FUD or other efforts to discourage the use of willow bark though, and it's unlikely that anyone would bother, due to aspirin's much greater effectiveness, lower side effects, and the intense bitterness of willow.

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