Jul 8, 2014 pjmad commented on Attack of the Atheists from Another Planet.
Yes, take that all you militant atheists who want religious people murdered! You're totally a thing that exists and not the other way around!
May 9, 2014 pjmad commented on Fellow Seattleites: Do We, Or Do We Not Live in a Little Hobbit Village? (Or: Tweet of the Day.).
Actually, look at the density there. That's a four-level housing block with geothermal climate control and a green roof.
Mar 13, 2014 pjmad commented on Paul Ryan Lives in the 80s: Suburbs are Prosperous and the Inner City Is Blighted.
Paul Ryan is (nominally) from Janesville, WI. The nearest downtown arena he could drive to would be in Madison where the downtown is exploding because Epic (EMR software company) is expanding exponentially and the people it hires to work at its suburban campus overwhelmingly prefer to live in the city. I'm not sure if they have buses for us to protest yet but they're probably working on it.

He could be talking about Milwaukee, though, where there are indeed neighborhoods that were permanently blighted in the '50s when they shredded them with the massive freeway he's using to get to the game.
Mar 11, 2014 pjmad commented on A Polite Request for Showgoers to SHUT THE FUCK UP.
As a performer of ye olde classical music I'm a bit amused. We've been called fascist assholes for years for having the temerity to expect that people shut the hell for up to a whole hour at a stretch and listen to what they supposedly came to hear.

Feb 25, 2014 pjmad commented on Cancer Doc Promoted by Mars Hill’s Mark Driscoll Suspended by State.
Wait, Washington licenses naturopathy? That's like granting licenses to only the *good* psychics. Next he'll run afoul of the state dousing authority for using unapproved sticks.
Jan 6, 2014 pjmad commented on "Siberian Sea Smoke".
@14 On smaller lakes that freeze over completely, there are also ice quakes. http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/articl…
Oct 29, 2013 pjmad commented on Modular Phones Seem Like a Good Idea to Me.
I still don't see how you're really reducing waste by chucking a bunch of pre-packaged, overly-bulky parts of your phone at probably about the same clip as if you just bought a new one every couple years.

After they've figured out how to take so many of the things that now go on the same chip (CPU, GPU, Accelerometer, radio, memory) and connect them via slower interconnects, they should go talk to someone at Microsoft about how forgiving end-users are when you start having unforseen issues from random interactions among drivers that were never designed to work together.
Aug 15, 2013 pjmad commented on An Essay About Sexism, Racism, and Microagressions.
Luke sounds a bit like a tone-trolling dickhole.
Aug 7, 2013 pjmad commented on Dreaming of Hyperloops.

A little arithmetic tells me that, at a constant acceleration of 1G (32f/s/s) it would take you about 32 seconds (oddly) to reach 700 mph. You would subject your passengers to the equivalent force of lying on their backs for a grand total of a minute for acceleration and deceleration.

The bigger concern is right-of-way for these tubes which are, presumably, supposed to off the ground and not curving around obstacles and property lines.
Aug 7, 2013 pjmad commented on Dreaming of Hyperloops.
@1 linked the wrong video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjfONpsFv…

Amazing Musk didn't see it coming.