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Comment: Re:Exclusivity (Score 1) 205 205

which if you look at the fact that Snowden (and PFC Manning) really didn't have all that much with respect to credentials, it makes sense that a world class intelligence agency most likely already has many assets with higher access than an IT guy with a GED.

Comment: Re:We still don't know much of the situation (Score 1) 205 205

Like Manning before him, Snowden was a pretty low level guy (you know a GED), it's unlikely that the Chinese, Russian, Israeli, British, etc, governments don't already have assets at a higher level than either of these guys.

Comment: Re:And the cost (Score 1) 282 282

So actually you are paying more than $6 an hour to drive your 13 year old car (just in gas, if you do 50mph and your car gets 25 mpg and gas costs $4/gal thats 2 gallons/hour ergo $8/hour) and you assert that $8 an hour for zip car is expensive. You really ought to rethink that assertion.

Comment: Re:I hate San Francisco!! Not ever going there. (Score 1) 282 282

Except you are lying or have a bad memory as an expired meter fine is currently $65 (actually $55 if you went to the Noe Valley Whole Foods). And you are an ass for parking that far off the curb. And Pay the fucking meter, they take credit cards and you can text to them.

Comment: Re:And the cost (Score 2) 282 282

You really think that is expensive? How much do you drive? How much do you pay a year on your car, include everything, gas, insurance, registration, parking tickets, maintenance. If you live in SF you realize that zip cars have parking, so you should include the hassle of finding parking. Lastly, you don't just have a car, you have the car you need for what you need it for. Do you need to go to the lumber yard, or buy a sofa, well then you have a truck or a van, do you want to pick up a pretty lady, well you can get a mini convertible. Unless you are driving more than 15k miles a year, it's really hard to beat $8 an hour of usage (including sitting in a parking lot) for owning a car. (and I do own a car)

Comment: Re:Cause and Effect (Score 1) 701 701

What FA are you speaking of? There isn't one here. Also in the summary, or the "Ask Slashdot" question, it points out that the child is currently, after being homeschooled, a below average reader. That nugget of information makes it sound like the homeschoolers are not competent teachers, which asks the question "Why are they homeschooling"?

Why are people who are asking this question in a brusk manner being moderated "troll"?

Comment: Re:Gentrification (Score 1) 373 373

When Full House being filmed, Alamo square (upon which lie the painted ladies the fictional location) was nearly a war zone. Just 13 years ago the San Francisco Chronicle had a front page story about 6 murders in a year only a block away due to the drug trade. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/1999/08/14/MN46914.DTL

This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.

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