• Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    “he also defended the neo-Nazi Milo Yiannopolous, arguing that he couldn’t possibly be a neo-Nazi because he’s gay and “half-Jewish.”

    LMFAO the first thing Hitler did when he marched into Austria was to search and destroy the records of his Jewish ancestry.

    Also Hitler’s rival for leadership until 1936 Ernst Roehm was known as “the Breec…[Read more]

    • It’s a possibility, but strikes me as idle speculation about Hitler. Basically, Hitler’s grandmother, Maria Schicklgruber, was a maid for a Jewish household, and the argument is that possibly she had an affair with one of the men of the household, and that man was the father of Hitler’s father, Alois Hitler, né Schicklgruber. Doesn’t sound like…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Mind you microwaves do cause cancer on my internet connection…

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    You are write, of course you are “write”…

    Ain’t auto correct a bitch!

    Don’t anybody ever lecture me on the glorious wonders of AI.

    Also – fukken Sprague-Dawley rats again!
    No good ever comes from experiments with those motherfuckers.

    And yes, only IONISING radiation can cause cancer, microwaves do not count (think of all the juicy…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    In fact, you do not need to tie your post in with that reference at all, it’s strong enough and true enough to stand on its own. It’s the same stuff we were taught about population screening 50 years ago. There are actually WHO guidelines on such to avoid wasting scarce resources,

    Speaking of insurance companies, they are a new and frightening…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    “After Jolie’s story went viral, there was an uptick in the number of women who requested genetic testing, but there wasn’t an uptick in mastectomies because the vast majority of those women didn’t have the mutation”.

    In fact if you check the original article, we do not know whether the women had the mutation or not, or whether they had a fam…[Read more]

    • In fact, you do not need to tie your post in with that reference at all, it’s strong enough and true enough to stand on its own. It’s the same stuff we were taught about population screening 50 years ago. There are actually WHO guidelines on such to avoid wasting scarce resources,

      Speaking of insurance companies, they are a new and frightening…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Coming back and looking at this after a year….

    I don’t think depression is ever really totally internal or totally external, there are some bits you can control and others you cannot.

    I can attest the best cure for your crappy job is to tell your boss to shove it and the best cure for your dog dying is a new puppy. These are some of the…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Has anybody checked out VR Chat?

    Talk about total immersion, people can leave the real world behind for good!

    When they get in their $3000 gear and sit around in the virtual world watching vids….but who am I to judge, the real world is ultra shitty for lots of people!

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    “When I’m president, …”
    YES!

    “all unmarried conservatives will be forced into a green card marriage with a gay immigrant. That should fix things.”

    OH YEAH! Yes yes yes yes yes yes please please please please!

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hmm maybe if NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office was to frame the problem as Occupation and Weaponisation of Near Earth Objects they could get more funding?

    (Shit I should be careful what I say because some asshole might take me seriously!)

    Needless to say this is all in breach of existing International Space treaties.
    But why not…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Do you think we could convince him that the cubic kilometers of ice falling off Antarctica and Greenland are functionally equivalent to bloody big rocks?

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Just to expand on that a bit – the most significant temperature increases occur at the poles and measurement requires remote sensors and satellite data, for which mass production of cheap very large scale integrated circuits was a decade or so away.

    Ah, the good old days, when software was punch cards and paper tape and digital circuits were…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    “Scientists in the 1970s believed that humans were causing the earth to cool”.

    Let’s see – as an undergraduate in the 70s I recall that there were indeed cooling effects and heating effects but that at that point there was insufficient data to determine which tendency dominated.

    I think that is a fair statement of the facts although I would…[Read more]

    • Just to expand on that a bit – the most significant temperature increases occur at the poles and measurement requires remote sensors and satellite data, for which mass production of cheap very large scale integrated circuits was a decade or so away.

      Ah, the good old days, when software was punch cards and paper tape and digital circuits were…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    I’m not trying to wind you up, Jon, I really like you but I’m just uncertain where you’re coming from on this one.

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Pundit class? That’s a pretty broad category – including our dear Rebecca for instance. So some subset (filthy hippies? Clinton supporters?) are being Luddites in your view?

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    No argument so far but who is “they” and how does that relate to Rebecca’s post?

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Sorry mate, I’m not quite with you – who is “they”, what did “they” say about automation/economics/globalisation/AI and where do you stand on those questions?

    • Well, it’s complicated. I’ll limit it, however, to the ad hoc hypothesis used to explain away unemployment (which is really due to a combination of extremely cheap labor and Chinese mercantilism) since the crash: AI. The simple reality is, AI is not equal to human intelligence. That’s not because humans are special, mind; it’s because we have, for…[Read more]

      • No argument so far but who is “they” and how does that relate to Rebecca’s post?

      • “They” would be the pundit class. And it relates to Rebecca’s post by “stupid rich people”.

      • Pundit class? That’s a pretty broad category – including our dear Rebecca for instance. So some subset (filthy hippies? Clinton supporters?) are being Luddites in your view?

      • I’m not trying to wind you up, Jon, I really like you but I’m just uncertain where you’re coming from on this one.

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    That “chemicals” question says more about the appalling lack of education in those designing surveys… also “amen” to the two responses above.

    Being poor means the struggle for survival eliminates all but the most pressing and immediate higher level considerations, while being rich is often a matter of pure dumb luck rather than any inherent…[Read more]

    • While speaking about economics, I really want an article about AI’s weaknesses now. Turns out there’s no real correlation between job loss and automation.

      (This actually makes sense. If you talk about globalization and unemployment, their other tactic is to shift the debate to “coal’s not coming back!!!1”, as if coal was germane to the discussion.)

      • Sorry mate, I’m not quite with you – who is “they”, what did “they” say about automation/economics/globalisation/AI and where do you stand on those questions?

        • Well, it’s complicated. I’ll limit it, however, to the ad hoc hypothesis used to explain away unemployment (which is really due to a combination of extremely cheap labor and Chinese mercantilism) since the crash: AI. The simple reality is, AI is not equal to human intelligence. That’s not because humans are special, mind; it’s because we have, for…[Read more]

          • No argument so far but who is “they” and how does that relate to Rebecca’s post?

          • “They” would be the pundit class. And it relates to Rebecca’s post by “stupid rich people”.

          • Pundit class? That’s a pretty broad category – including our dear Rebecca for instance. So some subset (filthy hippies? Clinton supporters?) are being Luddites in your view?

          • I’m not trying to wind you up, Jon, I really like you but I’m just uncertain where you’re coming from on this one.

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    I know many folks will read my little tale of woe and say
    in a Yorkshire accent “LOOXURY! Ah’d give eye teeth for such!” – and they would be right.

    The point is tho, I think psychological factors are much more important than particular foods when it comes to overweight.

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  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Well, when your Mum dies and your dog dies and next week your other dog dies and your Dad is diagnosed with lung cancer, little microissues like weight gain become a tad less important.

    There is only so much in the way of mental and emotional resources that one can bring to the table at one time. As you well know, Rebecca though your exact…[Read more]

    • I know many folks will read my little tale of woe and say
      in a Yorkshire accent “LOOXURY! Ah’d give eye teeth for such!” – and they would be right.

      The point is tho, I think psychological factors are much more important than particular foods when it comes to overweight.

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