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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1905Obama on Nimoy and Spock (whom he was often compared to): Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future. I loved Spock. In 2007, I... [zombieflanders1:35 PM on February 27, 2015This.ricochet biscuit11:31 AM on February 27, 2015You Are Not Alonebrundlefly10:42 AM on February 27, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1902Lived Long And ProsperedI like to imagine him beaming up into the Heavens, transforming from black and blue into white and gold.Kabanos10:15 AM on February 27, 2015We know that he is wearing white and gold, instead of blue and black now. RIP .shortyJBot10:14 AM on February 27, 2015.pure energymurphy slaw10:10 AM on February 27, 2015I believe this calls for colorful metaphors. .dislegomena9:46 AM on February 27, 2015"We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead... Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human." I grieve with thee, universe. Live long and prosper. Peace and long life to you all.inturnaround9:29 AM on February 27, 2015FCC votes for Net NeutralityWhy do Republicans hate we, the people? Because they love Benjamins, the money.feckless fecal fear mongering2:47 PM on February 27, 2015Back to the Future 2 is real“After everything I just want to go for the maximum of justice. I don’t want money, I just want my contract.” Yeah uh huh, sure. I dunno, if I had an insurance company in my thrall, and was able to extract unlimited wealth from a bunch of bloodless old white guys and their ever-dwindling pool of shareholders, simply because they made a spectacularly bad mistake twenty years previously while trying to woo my insanely wealthy... [Mayor West10:21 AM on February 27, 2015how have we gotten this far into the thread without anyone quoting the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition? Several do or I suspect do apply:1
Once you have their money, you never give it back. Don't settle when you have them by the balls.3
Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to.... [Drinky Die9:06 AM on February 27, 2015No, really, how DO you avoid huge ships?The huge ship thing is way more interesting than you think. There is, in fact, a well known problem (among mariners) with amateur boaters running smack into huge ships at sea. This is cause caused by a strange confluence of four perceptual phenomena which work together to lure amateur sailors into danger.
First perceptual phenomenon: lack of navigational context. When you're on the water, it's often hard to tell exactly what direction your... [
Dreadnought7:40 AM on February 27, 2015From Grad School to The Atlantic: Public Discourse & Comment SectionsGetting a gig from the quality of your comments sounds to me more or less like having Hagrid show up at your door at age 11 and tell you you're going to Wizard school and you have a lot of gold.
Which may be as much about the quality of my comments as anything else, I suppose.
posted to MetaFilter by weston3:58 PM on February 27, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1892Octunado?This seems to be part of a weird octopi trading system or octopus to octopus challenge. You see, there's at least one other video of a land-walking octopus who leaves a crab behind. The people thought it was a gift for them, but why would that octopus have a gift for people?filthy light thief2:45 PM on February 23, 2015Battle over the truth of Muslim Ring of Peace around Oslo synagogueI don't remember why specifically, but the name "Breitbart" sends off the alarm bells in my head to not trust anything their media or they say. Maybe it's because they're a bunch of small-minded, destructive, mean-spirited people who have no real agenda other than to lie and foment hatred of anyone too smart to adopt their scared little worldview.holborne4:36 PM on February 23, 2015MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1890Divorcing the Nest thermostatMeFi post: A thoroughgoing rejection of science, technology, and reason itself.In the end, science is another institution, and there's no good reason to trust our institutions. No. This is incorrect. It's the same false equivalency folks use when comparing science to religion. "You believe in science, and I believe in God. They're just different beliefs!" NO. Science is not an institution or a belief, it's a method. It is a very successful... [
leotrotsky7:41 AM on February 23, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1888"I wish there were people who were honest crooks."EVERY libertarian experiment is doomed to end as a fiefdom run by pirate kings. It's what we call "meritocracy".oneswellfoop7:20 PM on February 22, 2015