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Comment Re:It's the lawyers, not the convict (Score 4, Insightful) 108

Fortunately the kind of people who become lawyers really have no moral fortitude anyway and are in fact sell-outs to begin with ... and unfortunately we have a lot of those kinds of people ... who when then elect to run the government ... which then make more laws to require more lawyers and ... welcome to one of the reasons America is so fucked up and FISA not only was contemplated but actually exists ...

Seems to me putting a lawyer in a position where s/he can make laws is a conflict of interest.

Though every time I post this it gets argued and modded down.

Comment Re:So.. for a non-physicist (Score 0) 152

There is something I have not seen an answer for.

If you measure it and get a -1 but do not write it down and do not tell anyone. Then you are the only one that knows the state.

If I come in after you and measure it, will I get a -1 or is there a chance of me getting a 1?

So I guess the question is, does the particle exist in a superposition when not being observed and return to that superposition after observation, does the particle exist in a superposition until observed then lock into a position, or has it always been in that position and we just did not know it until observation?

Comment It's a business title. (Score 1) 568

I've seen this evolve over the years.

From what I have seen it came about because companies are slow to adapt to changes. As such they have a hard time justifying larger salaries for Programmer or Systems Admin. Especially when the person in question has lots of experience.

As such they began attaching "Engineer" and "Architect" to the titles as these words allow them to distinguish the knowledgeable and experienced programmer or admin from the rest and allow them to justify the higher salary.

So it is more a PHB thing than anything else. Personally I dont care what the title is, call me the "OSS SME" or call me the "Asshole who decides what we use" As long as the pay is right.

Comment Re:The real definition of "abuse" (Score 1) 330

75Tb is a $4,000 array for the house.

I know, because we have 10Tb filled and I am looking at putting one together.

It's not really as much as you think, a few dozen good TV series in HD, a few hundred HD movies, add in music and storage for 4 people. I can easily see us using 30Tb. If we were using Micro$oft cloud for storage of backups we could easily exceed 75Tb of backup data.

Personally, I dont trust there OS or there cloud.

Comment Re:this is why we have crap for politicians (Score 2) 309

one person - one vote?

If we are going to "Get back to" something, it was originally one LAND OWNER - One Vote. Owning land was like owning stock, own stock and you can vote on how the company was run, own land and you can vote on how the country was run.

Technically it was any Free, male, land owner in most places but some allowed free, female, land owners as well.

Comment Wow, slashdot editors can not RTFA (Score 5, Informative) 273

From the article
"Patricia the third strongest tropical cyclone in history (by wind)

Super Typhoon Nancy (1961), 215 mph winds, 882 mb. Made landfall as a Cat 2 in Japan, killing 191 people.
Super Typhoon Violet (1961), 205 mph winds, 886 mb pressure. Made landfall in Japan as a tropical storm, killing 2 people.
Super Typhoon Ida (1958), 200 mph winds, 877 mb pressure. Made landfall as a Cat 1 in Japan, killing 1269 people.
Super Typhoon Haiyan (2013), 195 mph winds, 895 mb pressure. Made landfall in the Philippines at peak strength.
Super Typhoon Kit (1966), 195 mph winds, 880 mb. Did not make landfall.
Super Typhoon Sally (1964), 195 mph winds, 895 mb. Made landfall as a Cat 4 in the Philippines.
Its a big one but not the strongest on record. From the look of it, they tend to happen every few years so not even a weather anomaly.

Comment Re:Kimber (Score 1) 469

I have a Military issue Colt 1911A1 Manufactured in 1940 and retired in 1946. Never seen it jam and I have put a lot of rounds through it. Due to it's age and value I decided to just keep it in the safe and replaced it with a Rock Island Arms 1911A1. Just over 4k rounds through it and not a single jam.

My daily carry is Taurus PT Pro-140 Light, easy to carry, easy to conceal, and spot on. Plus the 40cal wad cutters have stopping power.

Comment Re:What doesn't kill bitcoin will make it stronger (Score 2) 71

I dont agree. It was in the mid 200's (235-240) before the hype and big jump in price. It reached a high dollar amount, which is way above the valuation that bitcoin could sustain. After which it has corrected back down to the mid 200's and has held there for the last year.

I would say that the long term trend is flat with a slow rise, I also expect to see another large spike when and if the hype picks back up.

Comment Re:Honest question (Score 2, Informative) 94

Ill give an honest response from my point of view. NOTE: I am a Unix/Linux admin and only use windows on the work desktop.

Exchange does provide better integration between things like lync, office, calendar, etc. When talking to a homogeneous environment of windows desktops. I have not seen anything that suggests it is easier to administer, or that it is more stable. I also know that you require more exchange servers than Unix MTA servers for a given load. In that I mean, if you are handling 50,000 users and over 1,000,000 emails in a 24 hour period, you are looking at multiple exchange servers. Where as I have done the above in a single Unix MTA.

So IMHO, when working with a homogeneous office environment of windows desktops. Sure go with exchange. When you have a heterogeneous environment you will have some issues. I would also not suggest that you put an exchange server on the Internet without a bunch of protection. In most cases the MTA in the DMZ is a sendmail or postfix server that is secured and relays through the DMZ to the exchange server.

Comment Re:Won't stop the moral hysteria (Score 1) 175

Read the above again, I am saying the land owner, business owner, home owner, car owner, etc. has the right. Not you and not me, We can only decide if we want to go there, or do business with them.

You are the one who seems to think you have the right to tell other people what to do with their property.

Freedom is a box. This is my box and I control it, that is your box and you control it. What I do in my box is my business and what you do in yours is your business. You can not tell me what to do in my box and I can not tell you what to do in yours.

BTW, there is no freedom from smells. Get out of NY City and onto a farm and you lean that very quickly.

Comment Solution (Score 3, Interesting) 47

"products like new and sustainable building materials; low-emission transportation fuels; and alternative chemical products that can be used to make everything from clothing and running shoes, to safer, stronger automobiles and breakthrough medicines."

Hemp sequesters more CO2 than almost all other plants at 22 tons per Hectare.

From it you can make

Building Materials
Diesel fuel
Cooking oil
The list goes on!

From some select strains of the plant you can make lots of different medicines.

Now that I have provided the answer to your question, I request that you donate the award to the repeal of these stupid drug laws.

Nobody said computers were going to be polite.