“It is currently -17F outside, so the opportunity presents itself. I'm not sure if I can help myself. Everyone needs to experience having their tongue frozen to a metal pole at least once in their life. Well...no they don't.”
“The current eavesdropping program was initiated by Bush. The NSA has always done as much eavesdropping as was technologically possible, since its inception. Snowden didn't really teach us anything, other than to ignorant kids - many of whom didn't even know the NSA existed.”
“They spend the vast majority of their time very very far from the Sun. And we don't know exactly how many times this comet has orbited the Sun, because a new comet can be 'created' at any time via collisions between the icy bodies that are orbiting in more circular orbits far beyond Neptune (Pluto and beyond). It doesn't begin to lose much material until it arrives at the inner solar system (when you can see a tail).”
“The US has a huge disparity in wealth and income, compared to these other countries. So, companies like ISPs are encouraged to offer tiered service so they can charge those who want the faster service much more money. And the internet isn't the only industry where they do that sort of thing. They are allowed to get away with it because the consumers who are the most harmed by it are willing to vote for politicians who are anti-regulation (primarily Republicans).”
smokerob79 on Nov 30, 2013 at 10:56:00
“most still don't know that....but after bush in 2000 we cant really say the vote does something....”
“There have been great Germans and evil Germans. Not sure why you choose to generalize with "Germany and Germans are amazing." Your own doing.”
tiamo on Nov 26, 2013 at 11:23:14
Good point. Possibly because of the pervasive, continuous, outrageous deformation of a whole people. Not everything that has been charged against them is true. Enough is enough. So I try to add some balance to narrative.
The Pennsylvania Dutch, PD, are much admired. Some people don't Know the PD are of German heritage. The are Deutsch, German, not Dutch.
It is wearing on a people to be told constantly they are some kind of special evil. That is wrong and ought to stop.
“There was an Outer Limits episode where an astronaut had his body extensively modified so that he could survive on another planet (Venus?). Anyhow, his rocket didn't quite make it off the Earth - it crash landed. He attempted to walk back to the laboratory, but the citizens of Earth attacked him - not recognizing that he was human.”
lovetoday on Nov 23, 2013 at 09:39:28
“Outer limits got to the heart of the human race, in many of the stories.