Re: Had enough of American games, eh?
Dude, if I were wasting my time on games, I would be more careful with the word "dumb."
660 posts • joined 28 Oct 2009
Dude, if I were wasting my time on games, I would be more careful with the word "dumb."
MM, just let the hatred flow away and you'll feel much better.
I'm actually in agreement with you. I would prefer the US corps be told "hands off" on data like in the EU. I also agree that US corps that don't want to follow EU rules should not do business there, and let the chips fall where they may. I'd guess the EU officials would not like that at all, and might come to regret their insistence (via one judge) on a "my way or the highway" approach.
Why not just say "If you deal with a US site, you're on your own." Then folks can vote on it thru usage, always the best barometer of public opinion.
Okay, time to disect!
>"When European courts have real grievances against monopolistic American companies, it tends to be framed by the American media as protectionism or "a shake down". Ignoring the fact that EU courts fine vastly more European companies all the time."
So, since EU courts fine EU companies a lot, then US companies should just shut up and conform to EU practices too, got it.
> "Next, US mainstream political parties occupy a tiny island of the authoritarian right."
BUAHAHAHAHAHA!!! What planet are you living on? Authoritarian, yes. Right? It is to laugh. The primary synonym for "authoritarian" is "leftist" and that's what we've become under Obama's Reign. Don't even think of pinning this crap on the right.
> "Liberal, socialist, and communist are divorced completely from their actual definitions, and take on the role of 'dog-whilstle' terms. A sliding scale of insult in a red-baiting post-McCarthyist political game."
I'll grant you that 'liberal' has changed meaning in the US, but we have a pretty good idea what 'socialist' and 'communist' mean. All you have to do is observe the state of the populations afflicted by them. And seriously, "red baiting?" You're seriously behind the times. All the trust-fund activists here are wannabe Stalins now.
> "Since allowing corporations to ride roughshod over people is no way to run a country, if it pisses off the American political elite, it must be good so do more."
And you really think the EU government will rein-in your corporations and NOT turn into the Big Bad themselves? You're faith is very refreshing!
> "...and not a peep about how the US caused the West to crumble."
Let me get this straight. You claim the EU "crumbled" because of a US recession?
Gee whizz, maybe if the EU wasn't such a house of cards, it wouldn't be so crumble-prone. Ya think?
You're only provisionally an outlaw until this is settled, so don't get above yourself.
However, I suppose your kid won't know the difference...
Hey RM, did you know that the median income in Mississippi (the lowest paid state) is roughly the same as the median income in France? Sorry about your serfdom, but the rest of us are wallowing in luxury pretty hard right now...
Democratizing okay, but pacifying will hardly be necessary. ;-)
As a Yank I don't grasp your sentiment. Would you mind explaining it to me?
"US authorities have repeatedly shown they care nothing for international laws, when they want to break one they just have a US judge declare it legal..."
Damn straight. It's MUCH better when a European judge declares it illegal.
"But it will tell us a lot about the asteroid itself and how they react to impacts, which could be vital to the future (or not) of humanity."
We might even find out how alien bases disguised as asteroids react to impacts...
A self-driving flying car makes a lot more sense than a self-driving ground car. AI can handle air travel with its known variables. But down in the ground clutter, oy...
Witness the outsized hassle these drone outfits are getting for merely flying their little toys over a big city. Now project this pain into the future, when actual personal flying cars become available. See the problem?
"That's Mister Arsehole to YOU, copper!"
"In addition, the researchers believe that creating a system to automate the callback process for those accidental dials will help save time and allow operators to deal with actual emergency calls."
Rrrrring! ... Rrrrring! ... Click.. "Hello! I'm the CopBot and I'm ringing you up because we suspect one of your butt-cheeks may be in jeopardy. Are both of yours present and accounted for, Sir or Madam...?"
> "The owner could sell it to Netflix, but would have to tread carefully lest it look like an attempt at a shakedown."
If an appearance of profitteering will deprive the respondent of the domain, how can he ever sell it for more than a very small pittance? Is this actually a feature, not a bug? I can't tell.
Does he avoid naming "too high" a price by asking Netflix to make an offer? What if Netflix offers $100? How can he object without looking like an evil profitteer again?
Trying to picture this. A spherical water layer overlain by a thick crust of water ice. The water freezes and expands, lifting the crust and forcing it to crack.. into only two pieces? That would create two hemispheres with a lot of uneven pressure underneath. Unless, the freezing was slow enough to allow new ice to flow into the voids?
Still, it seems a lot more likely that the crust would just fracture into polygonal shapes similar to a dried mud flat. Columnar basalt also fractues in that pattern, and sun-heated sandstone can also crack like that. All of them are strongly subject to uneven expansion and/or contraction.
Hatch what? A giant mutant Star Goat?
Charon (and any sizable moon) cannot graze its primary without being well inside the Roche limit. Even a near-miss would pull Charon (and maybe Pluto) into many pieces, causing a lot more scarring than one crack, even assuming the pieces merged again after. Then what was Charon comes around again and the process repeats, probably ending in a major impact that disrupts the system entirely.
If it's an impact that caused the crack, why does the red "crater" appear so off-center to the crack?
@ Kumar2012, You're wasting your time, this crowd is a lost cause. The actual thinkers who might comment intelligently won't come near this thread (present company excepted). What we have here are a lot of yapping hyenas that always run in a pack. They hear the name "Rush" and deeply ingrained neural programming comes into play. Actual cognition is supressed in favour of knee-jerk emotionalism.
And yes, I'm baiting them. I know it's wrong but somehow I just can't resist.
Said the basement dwelling troll.
Not quite. Rush doesn't take the coward's way out by pretending his partisanship is only "comedy." Colbert is a vicious leftist partisan who squeals that "I'm only a comedian!" whenever he's called on his underhanded smears.
Unfortunately there appear to be too many idiots who give credence to Rush's little jokes. Particularly in this thread. Well, I guess it's understandable when so many have opinions of him molded entirely by those who hate him and will say anything to do him harm. I was a listener for several years some time ago, and I assure you he's getting a big belly laugh out of the kind of hysterical reactions on display here.
Still, I suppose it doesn't really do harm if people don't know they're the object of a joke.
You keep repeating that Rush is losing advertisers, hoping against hope that it will somehow be true. Others just like you have been for decades also demanding that it be true. They and you are forever thwarted by reality. Must be tough.
"Yeah, that would be that thing called "
scientific research junk science" those damn leftists are always going on about. Well spotted!"
There, fixed it for you.
"Goofing on the Losers" is one of Rush's favorite games. Ever hear of it?
Wrong! We're real, actual zombies, and we're coming for your brainnzzz....!
I see that Rush is once again living rent-free in certain heads. He's goofing on you, and you take it "seriously." And a whole article gets written on the Reg no less, which also falls for the bait, hook line and sinker. Too easy.
Perhaps a little, but I prefer to think of it as a counter-balance to all that worship he got for so long, and apparently still does in some quarters.
Uh, he's actually describing excessive criticism as ranting. There's a difference.
> "Then I laid-off the people who built them..."
Funny, I can't locate that "quote." Made it up I guess.
Anyway, who cares if it's not true! She DID lay off some employees in her 5.5 years as CEO, so she's just plain GUILTY anyway!
Clearly they aren't self trashing without YOUR help.
Or, am I becoming distracted...?
That is a totally irrelevant point! We're trying to trash a Republican here!
Get with the program.
May I remind you that the US voted for Obama twice. Broken indeed.
"She announced the use of water-boarding is fine and dandy by her."
How awful! I don't care how many people might die if we don't get information out of those misunderstood terrorists, it cannot excuse basic courtesy towards them. If they choose not to reveal who they plan to execute next, we still have NO RIGHT to touch one hair on their heads! The survivors will just have to understand, that's all.
Okay, lets collect all the alleged criminal acts (actual violations) of Nixon and the Clintons and see how they compare. I would be willing to bet that the accusation list for the Clintons (and Obama too) will be a lot longer than for Nixon. He served in an era where presidents could not dream of the crap our current Oval Occupant regularly pulls on us.
So bring it.
Stop, stop! You can't utter truth here, this particular crowd of commentards can't deal with it! So stop it! >:-(
> "Attacking a patrol car and remaining alive. In USA?"
You're seriously behind the times. These days protesters regularly attack empty patrol cars with impunity. The ones with cops in them do tend to be more obstreperous tho...
It wasn't "tampering" with the mail, it was EATING it! Totally different outcome.
"The satellite was the main payload for a mission by the country's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-30, along with four US satellites, one from Canada, and one from Indonesia."
Does this redefine the term "outsourcing?"
You talk big, but we don't know where that thumb's been.
Wouldn't FFZD be a lot more useful? Oh well, baby steps...
You're excessively average.
>"I heard the secret feature only activates if you hold it a certain way."
Maybe it has a bendomometer for that...
You mean "Entropy Enhancer." True generation occurs at the point of sale...
"Anything less would be a crime."
Not necessarily. "Romeo" (at this juncture) might want to become Romitta. Who are we to force an unwanted appendage (peripheral, if you will) upon this hapless servant of The Man?
* People for the Ethical Treatment of Automatons
"Priming the pump," so to speak.
That's assuming there aren't ancient bacteriods lurking within the dunes, honed by 4000 million years of selection/adaptation to any remaining niches. I feel sorry for the Earth bug that gets mixed up with those hard cases.