Dr_Awesome
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Mar 19, 2014 Dr_Awesome commented on SL Letter of the Day: Object Lesson.
I feel stupid for missing something that must be obvious, but what the heck is the "burgeoning market for custom clips" and how does that relate to human-statue fantasies?
Mar 17, 2014 Dr_Awesome commented on Morning News: Cold War II, "All Right, Good Night," Earthquake in LA, and More (Drink Guinness!).
@4 Or they're just assholes with barely- contained anger-management problems that a couple drinks too many let slip out of their control.

Phoebe, the hero-worship crowd that believes everyone wearing a uniform is automatically and always a hero is a frightening crowd.

Would you say that an unemployed man with a family to feed that robbed a bank to pay for groceries was a 'good soul' and deserved our forgiveness too?
Mar 14, 2014 Dr_Awesome commented on The Selfie Has Reached the Terminal Point.
@8 and for fun, ask any republican you know what they think of that. Sadly, their answer will be some form of "it doesn't matter", followed by a specious attack on Obama, or Pelosi, or Reid. Goddamn hypocrites.
Mar 14, 2014 Dr_Awesome commented on Gun-Crazy Country: A 17-Year-Old Boy In Your 16-Year-Old Daughter's Room?.
@7 it's still early in the morning and you're already wrong. Re-read the bold text in the article, please.
Mar 14, 2014 Dr_Awesome commented on Gun-Crazy Country: A 17-Year-Old Boy In Your 16-Year-Old Daughter's Room?.
I want to know how many other details converge here. Is the dad an NRA member? A Christian, esp the evangelical flavor? Did the daughter sign a purity pledge? I.e. how many tiny seemingly-not significant details went awry here...?
Mar 14, 2014 Dr_Awesome commented on Plane vs. Ocean.
@3 Okay, since you want to be contrary... They are searching for one particular grain of salt in SF. Better?
Mar 13, 2014 Dr_Awesome commented on The Morning News: New Theories on Missing Plane, Two Dead at SXSW.
@2 The theory is that the antenna system was compromised. The transponder was not switched off, it was unable to transmit or receive.

Whether that theory is true or not is a good question. Others have posted links to articles debunking it.
Mar 13, 2014 Dr_Awesome commented on Did the Malaysian Airlines Plane Fly Four Hours After Disappearing?.
@Rob! I read an article late last night that explained that the engine performance data is only uploaded at certain intervals, not constantly or near-constantly.

But it does allude to a record of a transmission from the engine data computers timecoded hours after the jet disappeared from radar/flight control. And the data indicate the engines were operating normally.

I don't recall where I read it. Somewhere on Reddit but it was late and I was tired.
Mar 13, 2014 Dr_Awesome commented on Did the Malaysian Airlines Plane Fly Four Hours After Disappearing?.
@1 It's happened at least once before. In 1999 a charter jet flying golfer Payne Stewart lost cabin pressure mid-flight. Stewart and everyone else aboard lost consciousness and the jet flew on for several hours.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_South_…

Mar 12, 2014 Dr_Awesome commented on Two-Year-Old Second Amendments Himself to Death.
@f.u. None of us see your stupid self proposing any sort of positive changes that would in any way decrease negligent firearm deaths.

So you are being useless and obtuse and we're calling you on your bullshit.

Dan, by highlighting negligent firearm deaths, is serving to keep awareness high. MucIt is exactly how gay rights have steadily improved within the past generation. Keeping awareness raised creates change.

But go on trolling and posting your stupid shit even though it serves no purpose. I guess it keeps you from playing in the street or something.