* Posts by Big John

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Silicon Valley's contribution to the US Republican Convention: Gayness

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Re: TL;DR

Says the person with eyes tight shut and hands clapped over ears, shouting "LA LA LA LA...!"

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I love how the author implies that acceptance of gay marriage is a prerequisite for acceptance of gays period. They are different issues, regardless of what the Gaystapo says. It is possible to accept gays, and still consider the ancient institution of Marriage to be intended for the raising of children and not just a societal label that all have rights to.

Most cultures in this world are in agreement with Republicans on this issue, regardless of how the press tries to make it appear the opposite.

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WikiLeaks fights The Man by, er, publishing ordinary people's personal information

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Re: Thanks Wikileaks!

First the RNC has to screw up as bad as the DNC.

You'll have to give them time, it's quite a challenge.

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Re: Whew that was a close one

Too be fair, you Brits ARE superior to us Usans in some ways.

For instance, British politics seems insanely complicated. We have nothing like this. Then there's that funny kicking game with the round ball. As a nation, we're hopeless. Finally there's that lunatic streak running so often thru your comedy. We are far too pretentious to 'let go' to that extent, mores the pity.

But nit-picking about words is really petty. Besides, linguists tell us that English spoken in the US is a good approximation of how it was spoken in England in colonial times. It's you guys who changed the most, not us. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

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Old news

"The sad truth is that the emails are fantastically free of useful or interesting information..."

The author is rich suggesting that proof of deep collusion between one candidate and the DNC is not worthy of note. I beg to differ. The emails serve to reveal the Democrat Party as the rotten edifice it is. A LOT of people find it very interesting, and a lot of those are Democrats (or were).

The fact is, Mrs. Clinton insists she did NOT collude with the DNC against anyone, certainly not Bernie! But now we know for sure she benefited from such collusion by journalists and supporters with DWS. This is at the least very embarrassing (and suspicious) and for the author to pass it off because 'everyone knows it's happening' is a weak attempt to protect the current Democrat candidate from criticism.

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Guess who gets hit hard by IR35 tax clampdown? Yep, IT contractors

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Re: Oh the memories

True, but if many of the smarter contractors are escaping, doesn't that dumb-down the pool available for G-work? That might lead to more shoddy work, and more associated costs down the road. And that's on top of the loss of tax monies. Who plans this stuff?

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GOP delegates suckered into connecting to insecure Wi-Fi hotspots

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Sorry, brain fart time. The ratio is actually 1:400, twice as smutty as I stated before.

Still, that's more like it! :-D

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Try harder. 1 out of 800 delegates visiting a porn site at least once during the convention seems rather low. I wonder what percentage the Democrats would ring up?

Not that this sort of scrutiny will be needed for Democrats, mercy!

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All you need for quantum computing at room temperature is some mothballs

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Re: Errmm...

Tunneling?

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What keeps former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani awake at night?

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Yeah, he had the gall to actually make New York City a safe place to walk around for a few years. I understand the current mayor is thankfully reversing such crypto-racist policies.

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Be honest, it's labeling the alleged "nutcase" publicly that entertains you.

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Giuliani sounds better than either of them.

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Drone bloke cuffed after gizmo stops firemen tackling forest inferno

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Re: But the problem really is...

> "...small aircraft are very easy to bend."

Only if they hit something harder than air.

Hanggliders have that problem too. I never had one break unless it hit something. Parking sign, streetlight, tree, and let's not forget the cold hard ground.

Only the tree spared my glider any damage, go figure.

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Re: Welcome to the Age of Entitlement...

I like the way you think. I'd also have Eric dangled by a helicopter over his own house fire and swung thru the flames a bit, just so he really gets the message.

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Did mock cop bot trot on fraught tot? Maybe not

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Re: Seen them in action

The answer to the "durability" problem is staring us in the face: Mall Robocop.

"I have to go. Somewhere in this mall there is a crime happening."

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Facebook deleted my post and made me confirm pics of my kids weren't sexually explicit

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Re: Interesting

These days when a thug is killed trying to shoot their way out of custody, very often he has friends who then start videoing the blood and screaming after the fact. That kind of video is guaranteed to make the cops look bad no matter who is at fault. That is what's is driving much of the cop-hatred within the black community.

The cops know this, and greatly dislike being portrayed in such a light with no way to fight against it. I'd be sorely tempted to shove that phone down the videographer's throat, but that's just me.

BTW, 3/4ths of the people killed by cops in the US are white, but the blacks commit about half of the violent crime, You do the math, and please don't attempt to excuse black-on-white violence as somehow "justified," because it isn't. Besides nearly all black shooting victims are shot by other blacks, and that rate is far higher than for any other race.

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Enough

Note to the author:

That "shooting victim" was a well-known black thug with a long rap sheet who fit the description of a local armed robber to a tee. Then when stopped (by a real cop, not a "traffic" cop), he tried to out-draw said cop and lost. The cop is alive and the thug is dead, and that's what's supposed to happen when thugs try to kill cops.

Why is so hard for you not to inject your ignorant biases into supposedly tech-based articles?

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Pokemon Go oh no no no, we're not reading your email, says gamemaker

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Re: Why I'm not a millionaire

Your problem's that you are afflicted with sanity. Pretty serious, but there is a solution. Why not just give up? I know, sounds too easy, but millions swear by it. Just "learn to stop worrying and love the bomb," as it were.

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Pig in a Pokémon

I hear that Pokémon appear frequently in the deeper data mines.

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New ISS crew will spend their time bombarding computers with radiation

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Re: Units, you nit!

It could be argued that tidal effects are a form of gravity, and those are the main cause of any "microgravity" I assume. So yes, you would weigh something most places in the ISS, just not very much.

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Re: More info here:

Yeah, and what about the bone tests? The article doesn't explain it well. I gather that they invented a device to make bones on the ground waste away just like they do in space, and now they're going up to compare actual microgravity wasting with their simulated kind. I guess.

Okay, great. So they can make your bones go soft right here on Terra Firma. What good is that? Does the machine have a handy 'reverse' switch which would then miraculously cure osteoporosis? Could it be that easy?

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Re: Units, you nit!

Right there at the beginning of the article is this:

"The space station, roughly the size of a football pitch, will be home to the astronauts for four months."

I figured out that a football pitch is a third larger by area than a football field, yet both are the same size now, since both (roughly) match the ISS. I'm confused.

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Android Mew-ware, I choose you: Code nasty poses as Pokemon GO

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Re: Puzzled..

"The problem is the permission issue they say is an indicator that the APK is infected doesn't add up. Because all of those permissions are actually needed by the game."

So, this game's behaviors by default too closely resemble an attack vector? Okay, I know those permissions are really really needed to prevent cheating, but to make it fair, must you do a trust-fall in their general direction?

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Bomb-disposal robot violently disposes of Dallas cop-killer gunman

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Re: Tear Gas

Ah, drone strikes, Obama's favorite foreign policy tool.

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> "There was no chance of the shooter being taken alive."

Gangsta racists who gun down whites from ambush and won't stop firing guns at the cops (of all colors) rarely are.

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Re: @YetAnotherLocksmith ... It makes sense, but...

I agree, Obama incites this kind of violence regularly, and his flying monkey Holder did the same every chance he got. They both have lots of blood on their hands, mostly from blacks getting killed by other blacks at an alarmingly increased rate this year, due to the police holding back on enforcement.

They wanted a race war and here it is.

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Teen faces trial for telling suicidal boyfriend to kill himself via text

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Re: If nothing else

Oooo, the whiny troll squeaks!

I bet you swear by Zimmerman's Brand Bogeymen® (ask for them by name!)

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Behold the ROBOT RECTUM... medics' relief

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Re: iBum

> "Knowing what I do about Medical Students..."

This thing would certainly be in high demand for fraternity hazing purposes.

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...and with a hamster living inside it...

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FBI won't jail future US president over private email server

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Re: US' sad story continues

Every time a Democrat is unequivocally shown to be really corrupt, we have to hear how "All politicians are rotten, throw out the lot of them!"

BS. This is about Hillary, and Hillary alone. No one else has this kind of "email problem," sorry.

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Correction

"...when you've clearly broken the law you're let off.

Unless youre a civilian Republican of course."

There, fixed it for you.

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Re: The US is under the muslim mafia regime.

Bad as Trump is, any crimes you could pin on him would not be a pimple on the arse of Hillary's crime syndicate record. So we'll thank you not to try for equivalence here, because there ain't none.

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Re: US' sad story continues

The Democrats have taken a terrible beating nationally the last two cycles. There are far fewer of them in office than before. What we are seeing now is an aging Mafia Don attempting to buy her way out of court, while at the same time asking the People to elevate her to the top of the power structure. So far it appears to be working, but now she has to make her 'supporters' actually go and vote for her. Sorry, but all the dirty money in the world won't make voters anxious to pull the lever for the Wicked Witch of the West.

Her only hope is to make Trump look so satanic that the plebes will rush to the polls in horror of a Trump presidency. But he's just not that evil, and after seeing him on TV for years, everyone knows it.

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By Jove! NASA's Juno prepares to slip into orbit around Jupiter

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Delimitation

When did they start including solar arrays when describing the size of a spacecraft? What if those power booms had been half as long and twice as wide, would that make the spacecraft "one quarter the size of a basketball court"?

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Here's how police arrested Lauri Love – and what happened next

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Re: Extensive delay in return of computers is SOP by PC Plod. Usually the items are also broken...

What kills me about this thread is that most of the posters here complaining about the police becoming our masters are the same people who loudly denounce the U.S. because the citizenry is armed. THIS is why we are armed, people. We would like the police to respect us just a little. That won't happen when they are armed while we are disarmed and dependent on them for even the most minimal protection from evildoers (who will remain armed too).

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Can Ireland's grid green satisfy Facebook and Apple?

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Re: Wave goodbye

I have found jiggley squiggly squashy floatey things to be very durable (when not handled too roughly) and I certainly do rely on such when the need arises.

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Pollster who called the EU referendum right: No late Leave swing after all

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Re: No polls when the moment is there IMO

So you see people as lemmings? And that explains the popularity of the ideas and people you disdain, like "Leave" and "Trump?" What about those ideas and people you do like? Are all who agree with you calm and reasonable adults, and not at all lemming-like? I thought so.

Sure must be easy going thru life with nice simple answers for all those vexing "problems."

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Look at it this way. All the others are on a losing streak (of one, so far).

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Problem is, they were not guessing a number from one to ten. This was an either/or question and all but one polling org were on the wrong side of the final result. This suggests to me that most of the pollsters really wanted the Remains to win, and were quite happy to see their polling show this result.

The same thing happens in the U.S. We're repeatedly told that the Democrat candidate is way ahead, then the real poll often proves otherwise. It's not complicated; the idea is to dishearten the Republican voters so the other side has a better chance. Most of the polling is done by news orgs, which are known to be about 90% self-admitted Democrats.

As for a new Brexit vote, I predict that if it happens, it will be an even bigger Leave win, since the voters will be less likely to believe the biased polling they'll again be subjected to.

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Wannabe West Midlands gun smuggler jailed for ten months

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Re: Framed

I take it you didn't read the words "...would have to..."

You see, this is what is known as a hypothetical, and it isn't meant to be taken as referring to the current case. You really should take a course so you don't embarrass yourself like this again.

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Re: Worth the money...

Pathetic, right?

And meanwhile the real men are out gunning down Kafirs in nightclubs.

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Serf's up

What's wrong with this guy!? Doesn't he know only criminals have guns in England?

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Man killed in gruesome Tesla autopilot crash was saved by his car's software weeks earlier

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Re: Yes but ...

And how many were on a test track?

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Kremlin hackers and the Democratic National Committee: How deep is the rabbit-hole?

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Re: I'm surprised we're not hearing about RNC and Trump hacks. . .

> "...people have painted a giant mural that depicts them making out."

And giant murals can't be wrong.

What else are the murals saying? I thought I'd ask, since you know so much about them...

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Re: I'm surprised we're not hearing about RNC and Trump hacks. . .

Lovely. The DNC displays their total incompetence for all the world to see (just like their candidate), and you respond to the news by alleging that the main target of the DNC (Trump) is somehow in league with bad old Putin.

Well, I guess the best defense is a good offense. Too bad yours isn't that good.

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Chatbot lawyer shreds $2.5m in parking tickets

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Ticket to slide

"The appeal process, while not exactly consumer friendly, is very structured and so fits neatly with a simple AI bot."

Not for long! Already there must be many bureautrolls taking notice, and drawing plans to put a stop to it. I'd guess it will involve an 'air gap' consisting of a newly staffed office (of course) that is tasked with taking ONLY real calls from real people.

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SWIFT hackers nick $10m from Ukraine bank

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Hmmm

It's eerie, almost as if a real government were committing this crime...

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