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Comment: Re:they will defeat themselves (Score 1) 740

by Tom (#47932809) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

[Kurds] but we don't want to support them too much because we don't want them demanding their own state,

Also because we already betrayed them once and they're not necessarily our best friends because of it.

If we stopped working towards keeping the region unstable,

Mostly by changing allies the way other people change their underwear, yes.

Comment: Re:Grim (Score 1) 157

by Penguinisto (#47932481) Attached to: Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Ye Gods... really?

If you're quarantined and you see neighbors dying of Ebola, for fuck sakes - do your rights demand that you escape by any means, carry it with you, and spread it to other areas?

I get individual rights over statism, and would be among the first to take up arms against a tyranny, but damn... think of your fellow human beings for once.

Comment: Re:Grim (Score 1) 157

by Penguinisto (#47932033) Attached to: Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Guns? Yeah, we got 'em in spades. Good luck using one to stop an M1 Abrams, a Hellfire missile, an AC-130, or suchlike.

Yes, we also have rights, but... an extreme and obvious case such as an Ebola outbreak in the US will obviously trump those rights (hell, past presidents have suspended habeas corpus before in the name of extremes...)

Comment: Re:Grim (Score 1) 157

by Penguinisto (#47932011) Attached to: Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

It is impossible to quarantine an area encompassing Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Congo, etc.

Completely? You'd be right. On the other hand, blockading air and maritime travel, and deploying military forces on the borders of these countries would go a hell of a long way towards containing the disease.

The rest, while yes I agree would suck hard, is probably and sadly the only way to be certain that no one outside those areas get infected.

Comment: Re:they will defeat themselves (Score 1) 740

by Minwee (#47929213) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

If we didn't need oil it might happen, but we do. So we will do what the Saudi King tells us to do ...

The King called up his jet fighters / He said you better earn your pay
Drop your bombs between the Minarets / Down the Casbah way
As soon as the Sharif was chauffeured outta there / The jet pilots tuned to the cockpit radio blare
As soon as the Sharif was outta their hair / The jet pilots wailed...

Comment: Re:Haters gonna hate (Score 1) 500

by Barlo_Mung_42 (#47929071) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

I'm with you only I really like my Surface 2. Does everything I need when I'm on the go and has been the best travel device I've ever had.
Also, don't fear the hate. Slashdot can be a rough place for we hardy few who are here and like Windows but that's no reason to post anonymously; embrace the hate as it only makes us stronger. (Also, there's more of us here than you might think)

Comment: Shops Like That Get A Reputation (Score 1) 206

by Greyfox (#47926059) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?
Shops like that end up with a reputation. They work by burning through suckers who haven't heard about them yet. Turnover rate's usually fast and pretty close to 100%, The recruiters for one of the local grind-houses are getting desperate and don't tell you who they're recruiting for until you get to the end of their pitch about the "great opportunity" they have. In the past year I've heard two separate co-workers listen through the whole thing, get to that part and say "Oh, them? No thanks, I'm not interested."

Funnily enough, contractors are usually get a better work/life balance at the grind-houses I've seen lately. The companies will abuse their salaried work base for as many free hours as they can get, but contractors put in their 40 a week and are done. You can tell when they're actually desperate to get something out the door because that's when they ask the contractors to work paid overtime.

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