274 posts • joined Sunday 18th April 2010 01:32 GMT
I always wondered why David Vitter was such a fan of Big Oil...
Actually, if you really want to freak out the Republicans over this, just convince them that more female prostitutes means fewer rentboys - Lindsey Graham will personally hug a tree.
Today I learned
that swinge is a word.
They already named it
So basically it has a homescreen widget that doesn't do Twitter. Also imports contacts from Facebook, an unheard-of feature.
Re: The laws of physics will be different in the encroaching bubble.
To your limited perception.
Everyone knows sluts prefer iPhones.
Re: No big deal
Considering that this article is one giant argument from lack of imagination...
No big deal
After all, if your body temperature is 38.9 C, you feel just fine!
Re: Medical researcher finds that medical people are wonderful!
This is perhaps the most spectacularly ill-informed comment... ok, never mind, this the internet.
1) GPs are paid less than specialists.
2) Specialists do the same thing every week. That's why it's called a specialty.
3) Psychiatry is actually both well-paid and repetitive...
Rapistscan, we barely knew ye.
Re: JSTOR needs to be
"free preprint servers for their research, copious free materials, lecture notes, etc., for everyone in the world to access?"
Maybe this would make sense if PloS didn't exist...
Re: what I find bizzare
Technically, in a criminal case, the aggrieved party IS the state. That's why the cases have names like Massachusetts v. Swartz.
Re: So too much ozone is bad....
Next they'll tell us that too much salt is bad for you and too little salt is also bad for you. I mean, both can't be true. It's science.
I always gotta ask the naysayers... what's the plan? Well-meaning biologists rack their brains to come up with schemes like oil-producing algae, or alcohol-producing bacteria, and they're just like... pssh, that'll never work, but oil lasts forever!
Are they waiting for fusion to pan out, or what?
Who's throwing stones? Apple tossed a boulder when they KICKED GOOGLE MAPS OUT OF THEIR STORE, and it rolled right back downhill into their glass palace. "Killer app" is supposed to be figurative, not "the app that could conceivably leave you dead in the desert".
"Should they succeed, however, there's still one hitch to overcome before chips based on the new material go mainstream; namely, that indium gallium arsenide – which is composed of the elements indium, gallium, and arsenic – is currently as much as 10 times as expensive as the equivalent amount of silicon. Those chips may be small, all right. But they'll cost you."
10 times as expensive as sand, eh?
Malum delenda est.
post rated quality
moving on - elapsed time 2s
"as suspected, climate campaigners Greenpeace are present"
How is this legal? Hell, why wasn't a Predator drone dispatched immediately?
Re: Life is increasingly like
Ha, yeah, the Crypt came to mind instantly. Actually, Kim probably read the book, too.
So you're saying the climate changed
And man wasn't responsible!
Re: They are only less balanced
"None of the better known sceptics (e.g. John Christie, Roy Spencer, Anthony Watts, Steve McIntyre, the Pielskes, Jeff Condon, etc.) questions warming over the last 200 years."
I call Orwellian bullshit on this. Even the top-tier skeptics regularly argue simultaneously that:
A) There's been no climate change whatsoever since the Industrial Revolution
B) Even if there is, there's nothing we can do about it
C) Even if there is something we can do about it, we can't afford it
Obviously they're putting more emphasis on C nowadays, since nobody takes flat denialism (A) seriously anymore, but that doesn't mean you get to toss it down the memory hole.
Re: Apply this logic to cars
"Not quite right. Samsung Touch-Wiz is violating the design patents by looking like iOS, not stock android."
I dunno, when you look at Apple's complaints - 4x4 grid, squarish icons, tray at the bottom - they apply equally to stock Android. They're still baseless, mind you, because only grannies and promotional materials use such an uncustomized and widget-free setup...
Re: Apply this logic to cars
"engineer their way around them like Google are"
Funny thing about that, Apple's suit was predicated upon Samsung using Google's OS, which steals patented innovative certainly-never-seen-before Apple features like "icons arranged in rows as opposed to a haphazard overlapping rabble".
Who gives a fuck about a disc? Discs get lost and ruined. I can't even remember the time I opened up my DVD drive because optical discs are obsolete.
Your fetish is straight-up fucking dumb.
Meanwhile, since I don't try to cheat or some stupid shit (the real reason people bitch about Steam accounts) I could throw my computer off a bridge, buy a new one, and have my whole game collection restored in about a day. I know, I know, you're going to say that I could sit there popping in 200 DVDs instead. Have fun with that shit...
Just heard a Reg correspondent ask something at this morning's post-landing presser to the effect of "there's some rockets lying around on mars now, innit?" and it made my day.
'Bout time something good happened in these United States. Well, or on Mars. You know what I mean.
No other explanation, eh?
Well what about sunspots? Yeah, that's the ticket, also drinking makes you feel hotter and people drink more during a recession, so constroversy and stuff.
(hey, Lewis, want me to deposit your Heartland Institute check while I'm at the bank tomorrow?)
As far as I can tell, Apple could have argued that the F700 was actually an Apple design stolen from Steve Jobs's sock drawer, and Samsung would be barred from arguing otherwise...
Cars before Steve Jobs was born: Model T
Cars after Steve Jobs was born: Tesla Roadster
Speaks for itself, doesn't it?
So you're telling me that every single weather station in every state in the US is miscalibrated? Because if you look at the map of heat records set this summer, it's pretty much every single county. Also, worst corn crop since the Dust Bowl, but that must be because they're growing it on asphalt. Silly farmers...
Re: Before diving head first, check there is water in the pool
Patenting regex 'on a mobile device' is a joke.
I had a high school comp sci homework assignment to write a program that picked out phone numbers from text.
I'll invent those words
"Bring back Lewis Page!"
"a full year after Inman wrote a blog post claiming FunnyJunk stole his and other sites' material"
Re: Try that with mythology (aka Religion)
"it should be plainly apparent to all but the most ignorant, that the real questions with which religion deals are moral and existential, and that the issues which agitate human society and civilization are moral and existential, and have little to do with science, and in which science is powerless."
Leaving aside the fact that science is hardly 'powerless' to address the origins of human morality (hint: it existed long before people wrote down Sky Fairy Tales on magic tablets), are you aware that over 50% of Americans now reject the theory of evolution solely on the basis of religion?
Sorry to be so smug as to point that out.
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