“His only fault is denying the allegations. His personal doing in no way determines how he is as a politician. He hoped to adopt a similar healthcare measure for NY modeled after MA; he publicly criticized the UN diplomats for evading traffic tickets in NYC and owing millions to the city; he advocated for the Wall Street to hold accountability when Washington wouldn't. He is still the most liberal candidate I can trust to lead. I wish him much success despite this distraction.”
tommy128 on Jul 28, 2013 at 15:38:37
“I keep waiting for someone to use the “P” word. Mark Twain said that the difference between the right word and an almost right word is like the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. O.K. so I’ll go ahead and say it--- “Psychopath”. Wiener fits the description---antisocial, poor behavior controls, cunning, manipulative, irresponsible, excessive need for stimulation, pathological lying and failure to learn from experience. And now this incorrigible psychopathic exhibitionist continues to expand the sphere of exhibition beyond mere sexting, grandstanding before an entire New York selectorate and indeed the country and the world. As mayor, I ask, where and how would this ravenous appetite for attention to the eponymous member end?”
“I hate when people say, "OMG, I am going to cry!" And they don't. We're so ashamed of displaying our vulnerability, we're reduced to simply verbally declaring that we're going to show emotion. Like a robot.”
“What in the world are you talking about? The inconsistency goes to show the racial profiling in America. The value of recognizing this and making it aware will serve its purpose in the future, when people like me serve on a jury.
Jul 14, 2013 at 11:21:21
“The jury has failed not only Trayvon but America. The point of a jury (regular citizens without much expertise in the law, forensics, or criminology) is to determine and set the course of a society. They have legitimized, approved, and sealed Zimmerman's act and his weak stand-your-ground, self-defense argument. Like I said, the jury has failed us.”
“You're right, the case has nothing to do with the Zimmerman murder case. But there are definite parallels: Guns shot, self-defense ("self-defense" in Zimmerman's case), repeatedly pursuing the victim. Failing to draw the parallel is shortsighted and pathetic.”
REASON2010 on Jul 14, 2013 at 16:40:01
“What value does this serve right now? Will it undo the Zimmerman verdict? Dd the same judge and jury oversee this trial? Was Zimmerman stalking this woman? Exactly.”
I didn't arbitrarily assign 20 times. 1 Mb/s is 20 times slower than 20 Mb/s; conversely, 20 Mb/s is 20 times faster than 1Mb/s.
There are various ways to express a mathematical formula. Sure, it'd be more lucid to write out the arithmetic expressions but considering the education level of the general population, it's more marketable to write sensational expressions like "times more" or "times less."”
“I have to extend my most sincere gratitude to the challengers of DOMA and Prop 8. Thank you! And much kudos to Obama. What a leader! Without him, we would've had a very different outcome today. Let's keep this momentum going, my fellow friends and neighbors! Let's keep voting out those who hold onto their antiquated, outdated doctrines and keep voting in those with modern, just ideas!
“Hopefully your teachers rightfully gave you a D in Freshman math. Let's use your example, say Hong Kong delivers 20MB/s, 20 times less than that would be 1MB/s (20 times X = 20MB/s; solve for X; X = 1). So the US, relatively speaking, would have 1MB/s compared to Hong Kong's 20MB/s.”
carledgar on Jun 26, 2013 at 16:15:05
“Bonjour Etienne. One time = all = 100%.
In this case it's 20x20. You have no mathematical reason to arbitrarily declare that it's 20 times one. it is 20 times less than the throughput specified.
The clincher, however, is that no one delivers only 1.0Mbit/s. My pissy rural wireless connection is 3.2Mbit/s, for example.
What the reporter should have said is 1/20 the Hong Kong rate, or one twentieth. This error is rampant in daily news but doesn't appear in the technical press.”
“Just accept her as she is and stop trying to define social acceptance.”
brickdiamond on Jan 28, 2013 at 09:47:44
“Far be it from me to try to define anything so massive and nebulous as "social acceptance." I'm only talking about one person here: Cara. Her youthful exuberance shouts out, like waves in all directions. It hits us long before the steel ring in her lip. With such beautiful qualities, youth pre-eminent, she has no need to employ any of the crass badges which might connect her to a certain generation. Her beauty is timeless.”
“A classic example of someone being stuck in the past and refusing to progress.
Just remember, it's more than likely that even those "family television" shows you love so much have at least some gay women and men working directly or indirectly for the shows. Think about that next time you turn on your TV.”
“The chance of advocating gay rights came TO him. Like you imply, he didn't seek it. It was your bigoted, "straight" friends with insecurity who's created this (sick and vile) opportunity for us to advance gay rights. And rightfully so.”
Dec 31, 2012 at 07:13:44
“I also thought Cloud Atlas was a wonderful movie all around. I didn't understand the complaint that the story was too difficult to follow; I thought it was pretty straight-forward. But then again we're talking about general American population here, unfortunately.”
Bhokara on Dec 31, 2012 at 07:39:05
“I think the Greeks were right. If you haven't read Cloud Atlas, and you don't understand the movie, you shouldn't be allowed to vote.”
“Interesting fact: Humans are one of very few species on Earth, including microbial species, that can tolerate and digest peppers. That's because one pepper contains about three times the Vitamin C as a large orange. It is believed we developed this ability early on in our human evolution.
But of course, not all peppers are the same. You must always take precaution for some peppers contain oil that can actually burn your skin off (slowly but surely).”