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Comment: Re:Forget the music. Use the Slashdot Beta! (Score 0) 271

by Mr. Firewall (#46175867) Attached to: Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations

I see Skinny Puppy's billing of the government to be a sign that they condone the use of their music in such a way. I know that's not true but a C&D letter would have been a much better political statement.

Sounds like you don't know how music licensing works. Remember when Heart got all pissy with the Republicans for using their song "Barracuda" at the GOP convention? Yeah, they didn't have a legal leg to stand on. Anybody can play your song in their venue, anywhere, as long as they've paid the license fee.

Comment: Re:A lot of religious people... (Score 2) 132

by Mr. Firewall (#46081151) Attached to: Grand Canyon Is "Frankenstein" of Geologic Formations

Last Tuesday? No, you old-Earth Creationist, His Noodliness created it along with the rest of the Universe five minutes ago.

What, you remember events in your life that happened longer ago than five minutes? Well, He created you with those memories already in your brain!

Go ahead, prove it ain't true meanwhile, I'll have another plate of spaghetti, please.

Comment: Re:The Grand Canyon is not a "formation" (Score 3, Informative) 132

by Mr. Firewall (#46078155) Attached to: Grand Canyon Is "Frankenstein" of Geologic Formations

If you can't come up with anything better (and dodges aren't better), "geologic formations" is good enough for laymen.

When I see the phrase "good enough for laymen" on slashdot, I know that /. has gone a LONG way downhill.

I think the word that Timothy was looking for is "feature."

Comment: The Grand Canyon is not a "formation" (Score 5, Informative) 132

by Mr. Firewall (#46077827) Attached to: Grand Canyon Is "Frankenstein" of Geologic Formations

A formation is a layer of sediment that has been compacted into rock. There's more to the formal definition, but that will suffice for now.

The Grand Canyon cuts through dozens of formations, but cannot, itself, be a formation.

So much for "news for nerds."

Comment: Re:Any drones yet? (Score 1) 323

by Mr. Firewall (#45903909) Attached to: Cartels Are Using Firetruck-Sized Drillers To Make Drug Pipelines

Getting bag of weed delivered with your pizza sounds like a pretty good idea.

Hmmm. I'm in Colorado. You've just given me an idea!

Then I can use the pizza parlor / weed shop to launder the money I'll be making from my underground drug tunnel that I'm digging under the New Mexico state line.

Comment: People's Cube response (Score 2) 260

by Mr. Firewall (#45569489) Attached to: A Review of the "Mental Illness" Definition Might Prevent Crime

Ah, yes, Comrade! Those of us true to the Collective have always known that the Hooligans and Reactionaries had something wrong in their heads! Probably from a vodka deficiency or something.

I, for one, welcome this! It's time we lock away all the dissidents until they learn to love Big Brother -- er, I mean, Dear Leader.

"Success covers a multitude of blunders." -- George Bernard Shaw