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Comment: Re:Motive (Score 1) 274

by DexterIsADog (#48678613) Attached to: Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?
I knew the Iraq war was nonsense when I was listening to Colin Powell lie to the world at the U.N. Don't know whether you realized it at the time or not.

You seem to have (willfully?) missed my point. The nonsense you're spewing about North Korea is more neo-con fantasy, similar to that the Bush administration did for Iraq. Except yours is even farther out in space. Unless I'm missing a troll, you're fruity as a nut cake.

Comment: Re:publicity stunt ? (Score 1) 92

by sumdumass (#48677921) Attached to: NASA Makes 3-D Printed Wrench Model Available

Publicity might have a bit to do with it but remember that endeavor mission which they lost the tool bag and people watch it burn up on reentry?

Mistakes can and has happened. Its a particularly challenging work enviroment usually performed by novices on the particular application of repair with distractions all around. There is likely a practical application for it also.

Comment: Re:Knuth is right. (Score 2) 114

Discreet mathematique are the basis for computing

Not at the semiconductor junction level.

You are confusing computing with computers. Indeed, a "computer" used to be a human being implementing algorithms with a mechanical adding machine, and then were tube-based electrical systems, and in the future may use something wholely other than semiconductors; computing, however, remains the same. A bubble sort is still a bubbble sort.

Comment: My review (Score 4, Interesting) 134

by Jack9 (#48675955) Attached to: Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'

So there's a lot more gore and less funny than you would hope. Most of the movie is pretty lame after the Eminem interview, where you're still trying to figure out the movie's "style" and probably have a bit of hope left in you. Mostly it's a mish-mash of vignettes strung together to try to tell a boring story. Reminds me a lot of the terrible Dumb and Dumber To, but not as bad. I'm not sure that's a compliment. Go watch Top Five or the revamped TMNT, which are both better films.

Comment: Re: yea no (Score 4, Insightful) 57

by Charliemopps (#48672591) Attached to: How Target's Mobile App Uses Location Tech To Track You

Obviously you haven't shopped at best buy or toys r us lately. They kill Amazon on price and selection

So Best Buys Book section is better than Amazons? And their Jewelry? Cutlery? Clothing?
Oh wait, they don't have any of that stuff... I'd better go check Toys R Us... lol

And on price? Yes, I have been to Best Buy lately... I went to get a network cable to replace a broken one. It was $29.99 for a single cable. They had much cheaper ones on their website but they're not available locally. And the cables they had at the store weren't listed on the website.

So I suspect you're comparing their websites... ok... but that's basically the same service. The store has entirely different products and different prices and it's worthless.

Comment: yea no (Score 2) 57

by Charliemopps (#48672533) Attached to: How Target's Mobile App Uses Location Tech To Track You

There's no reason to shop at a retailer unless you're desperate and need something now. Even the more overpriced online retailers kill brick and mortar on price. Local retailers are closing left and right near me. The mall, which had a 3 lane exit built for it just a few years ago because lines to the parking lot would block the interstate around the holidays, is now a ghost town. Back in the 1990's they kicked out any retailer that wasn't trendy like The Gap or Banana republic, so the stores that made the mall interesting are gone. Radioshack is nothing more than a cellphone kiosk now. Now those interesting retailers have moved to our long vacant downtown (ironically killed off by the mall!) Those unique boutique shops are the only way retail will survive the next 5 to 10yrs and you can guarantee location tracking is the last thing on their minds.

Retailed killed itself, and this "Surveillance" is just a further example of how they just don't get it.

Comment: Re:Lets talk about (Score 1) 216

by serviscope_minor (#48671749) Attached to: Tech's Gender Gap Started At Stanford

Like I said: go ahead. I was offering you the opportunity to start. Instead of taking about it, you instead went off on a rant again.

You're basically seeing feminist conspiracies where there are none.

Like I said, this is a tech website. I know I abstract that a large gender gap in nursing in primary education is a bad thing. However, I know little about either field and frankly aren't very interested in them either. I like machines and tech things, which is why I flame here rather than on some nursing website.

But instead of accepting the obvious truth that slashdotters are generally interested in tech, you decided yet again to give your axe a good old grind. You sure it's not you who has the agenda and biases.

Comment: Re:Motive (Score 5, Insightful) 274

by DexterIsADog (#48670903) Attached to: Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

No, I wouldn't...

But I wouldn't mind sending our forces in to remove the North Korean government... ...A simple 2-3% tax on corporate earnings from the new United Korea until the cost is repaid, including a healthy payment to the family of any US solder who dies.

Nothing too big, so that it isn't painful enough to cause problems, but something to show that they have to do their part in paying for our services.

"The Iraq war will pay for itself." Dick Cheney, is that you?

It still gives me a little shock when I see someone express such breathtaking arrogance and ignorance.

You added a new twist, though, I have to hand it to you for suggesting that we levy a tax after "liberating" North Korea, to *literally* pay blood money to families of soldiers who die.

Most of the United States' problems around the world are exacerbated by the enforcer mentality behind much of our foreign policy, and you want to turn the U.S. into an openly mercenary state.

Bravo, sir, bravo. Tell the orderly to stop stealing your meds.

Memory fault -- brain fried