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Signed On Jun 4, 2003, 12:00
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2015, 19:43 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 18:43:
Cutter wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 14:41:
Right-wing southerners think vaccinations are part of a 'liburl' conspiracy? Gee, there's a surprise. Darwinism in action right there folks.


There are a lot of problems with beliefs in the south. The anti-vax thing usually isn't one of them though. The article is largely about Orange county. In California.

This asshole is the worst though:
Bob Sears, who is famous for authoring The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since 2007.
Sears declined an interview request for this article but directed the Guardian to a Facebook blog in which he played down the gravity of the latest outbreak, saying complications from measles were treatable and that the risk of fatalities in the US was close to zero.

So it's fine for tens of thousands of children to suffer the weeks and weeks the pain and indignity (and possibly death) of a completely preventable disease, why exactly? Because some rich selfish assholes have fake beliefs about science and think other people's children should risk takers to keep their own safe? Douchecanoe.

yeah it's surprising how willfully ignorant the rich and successful can be. sorta confirms my hypothesis that intelligence and education do not necessarily correlate, esp. since the one medical article that espoused it has long since been thoroughly discredited and the doctor the performed the study humiliated.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2015, 20:01 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 18:10:
Hmm, thread's been up for five hours already, but no comments yet.

So, um, first?

*ducks*

Laugh2

nice to know even the most level headed of us can't resist planting that flag on the internet now and then haha.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2015, 18:50 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 17:46:
Westjet 737-700 pushed across the tarmac by strong winds.

Good response posted by the airline explaining how their crew handled the situation. I would have expected a DMCA takedown notice.

bad setup though. in conditions like that all the wheels need to be double chocked. as far as i can tell they didn't even chock the rear wheels. source: i've worked for UPS airport ops for ten years.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
16. Re: Into the Black Jan 14, 2015, 00:23 1badmf
 
you kids need to go to a star wars re-education camp =P  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2015, 00:14 1badmf
 
incentive to get a better job. they do make good money for being an entry level position.  
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News Comments > Universal Combat Advanced Announced
22. Re: Universal Combat Advanced Announced Jan 13, 2015, 17:45 1badmf
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 09:31:
DEREK SMART
DEREK SMART
DEREK SMART


HIDE YOUR SODA MACHINES THE ADMIRAL SUPREME FLEET COMMANDER RULER OF THE UNIVERSE IS BACK!

man what a let down. we did the magic chant and the boogey man never showed up. maybe we have to turn around 3 times in front of the bathroom mirror?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 13, 2015, 17:42 1badmf
 
beremot wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 15:34:
Mad Max RW wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 13:11:
beremot wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 13:06:
Reminds me of a child sticking his fingers in his ears and chanting "Na na na na-I'm not listening-na na na na!"

Does that really work as an adult? Assuming, of course, that you qualify as an adult.


It appears to be working for you.

More childishness. In this case the equivalent of "I know you are but what am I?"

one bad turn deserves another. you had it coming - max was just more honest about it. not that you care about honesty or the truth - you're just as bad as the guys you're railing against, just on the opposite end of the spectrum.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 12, 2015, 13:29 1badmf
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 10:05:
Is there general agreement among scientists that humans have evolved over time, or not?” (This phrasing generally makes it easier for people to accept the reality of evolution, since it's not asking about their personal beliefs.)

It's a shitty question, and I can see education playing a role in understanding the different ways that question can be taken.

Is it asking about origins? Is it asking about substantial evolution since 'humanity' has existed? Are they asking if there's been speciation among humans?

Rotten article all around. But no surprise there.

it's a simple enough question, and the answer is straightforward as well, the point being to ask questions that have simple answers so that you can control for factual accuracy and let the test subjects' biases take flight. in case you weren't aware, the VAST majority of scientists believe in evolution.

there's nothing wrong with the article or the test - as it implies, there's something wrong with people.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2015, 13:19 1badmf
 
apparently peyton's been playing with a torn left quad since december, which would explain the lack of ability to run. also those fluttering duck passes since he can't really drive his weight into his passes.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2015, 19:56 1badmf
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 10, 2015, 19:21:
Link to our pool?

Maybe this?
http://www.pooltracker.com/w/menu.asp

suggestion - i know it's too late now but maybe next year we could do the nfl's playoff fantasy thing. i'm doing it with a bunch of work buddies and it's really simple. pick 9 players each week, pts for stats. because there are so few teams it's a lot simpler than the regular season, and since it's not an exclusive nfl player pool to choose from you can have as many fantasy players as you like.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 9, 2015, 21:15 1badmf
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 21:00:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 19:45:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 19:24:
Wouldn't mind a like system though, good for community.

No a dislike system is far better for our community

If you like it saucy!

hah! dudes here would turn up the trolling to 11 just to get the most dislikes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2015, 17:47 1badmf
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 15:31:
Calling all Bluesers -

Anyone have an undelete or similar program they really like?

Old man installed Win7 over win7 (don't ask) and trying to figure out if I can rip some data off the disk......

it should still be bootable no? can't you just put it in another computer as a secondary drive?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 5, 2015, 18:23 1badmf
 
i think that dish article needs a post of its own. it's the game changer in cable packages - a la carte internet tv, $5 per extra channel of your choice. the chord cutters have won!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 18:43 1badmf
 
WarPig wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 13:18:
Blue, I see 17 people in the pool. Click on the "Results" header.

Btw I have the Panthers, Steelers, Bengals, and Cowboys - I just mention that as a helpful guide of who not to pick seeing as my prognostication skills have been terrible this year.

Oh, and going with Reagle's "Blue For a Day" prize scheme, I'd keep everything the same (including all the news stories because I'm lazy) but I'd rename "Out of the Blue" to "The Sausage Fest".

one of these days we should do this for loose change, if only because i seem to be pretty good at this prognosticating thing heheh. with 80 people in the pickem league, it would add up to lots of sofa coins.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 1, 2015, 21:24 1badmf
 
nin wrote on Jan 1, 2015, 19:17:
1badmf wrote on Jan 1, 2015, 19:10:
better lineup than last year (haha i just wrote 'this year' before backspacing). i'll probably see all of those cuz even a middling wachowski brothers film is better than the talentless schlock we had in 2014.

I liked Cloud Atlas. They're a bit hit or miss, true. Their latest doesn't really look that great, but I'm totally psyched about this years movies (in general).

Can't wait for Star Wars mania this fall, too...doesn't happen that often (though it may, once Disney gets it's way) so it's always fun to watch people collectively lose their minds (legal disclaimer: I suspect I'll be one of them).


didn't know you were a fellow star wars devotee. have you seen star wars rebels? really, really good. way better than that clone wars nonsense so far.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 1, 2015, 19:10 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 1, 2015, 18:50:
‘Star Wars,’ ‘Avengers,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road': 15 must-see movies of 2015

Taking a wait-and-see on most of these. Even Star Wars and Jupiter Ascending (which will quickly be dubbed Jupiter Descending if it tanks).

Tomorrowland is probably the most interesting one to me. I loved everything Brad Bird has done, and if anyone can force Damon Lindlof to cross is i's and dot his t's, it would be him.

better lineup than last year (haha i just wrote 'this year' before backspacing). i'll probably see all of those cuz even a middling wachowski brothers film is better than the talentless schlock we had in 2014.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Researchers: We can detect life on other worlds through its [sic] vibrations Dec 30, 2014, 18:00 1badmf
 
Blue wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 17:25:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 16:26:
rocketpcguy wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 11:04:
what should the headline be to be correct (i.e. what should be in place of "its")?

It's actually correct as written. No need for a (sic). As the professor pointed out, the possessive pronoun its refers to object life: If we remove the prepositional phrase on other worlds, we get:

We can detect life through its vibrations.

Oops, that is right now isn't it. I removed the offending [sic]. Maybe I should've just added another to signify my incorrect incorrection?

hah, a bunch of nerds who don't mind conciseness in grammar. i like this place more and more everyday. makes me cringe when people whine about being corrected. they'd rather stay ignorant and smug than take the ego hit and learn the truth.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2014, 01:05 1badmf
 
BPar wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 22:03:
LastPlace here, thanks for the acknowledgements. I probably will not be playing next year since I could not enjoy games that went against my picks.

were you taking it that seriously? haha i just stared at each pick for about 5 seconds, made a gut choice and moved on. i didn't care enough to affect my sundays.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 23, 2014, 17:14 1badmf
 
Creston wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 16:57:
Xil wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 13:30:
Creston wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 11:02:
Just goes to show that the large, large, large majority of the game buying audience buys shit based off of hype, rather than actual game quality.

Which explains why Activision and their ilk spend 20 million developing a game, and 500 million marketing it. If they reversed it, few people would likely buy it.

Good job, general game audience.

Man Creston now you made me feel bad! I buy some good games too though, honest!

Nah, to each their own. There have been games that I thought were great that most everyone else thought were shit too. (I LOVED Oblivion, for example.) There are even some people that think X-Rebirth was great.

But Destiny seems to have been nowhere near worth the hype and attention it got (nor the review scores.) and yet the large majority of people who bought it did it because the advertisements seemed cool.

Which is sad, because it means the current status quo of "Produce mediocre game, hype the shit out of it to make it sell" won't even change.

guilty as charged =(

but moreso because bungie have earned a lot of currency (literal and metaphoric) with me from marathon up to halo. i implicitly trusted them to tell a great story. not anymore.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2014, 17:00 1badmf
 
Killer Kane wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 16:14:
I got mine here, $22

http://www.wagnercompanies.com/festivus_poles.aspx

i still don't know what a festivus pole is =/
 
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