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Comment Re:Climate Denialism funded entirely by Koch (Score 1) 298

Damn! Why didn't anyone ever tell me that global warming *cough, cough* "CLIMATE CHANGE" was going to cause the collapse of the USA Federal government? For years I've been focused on making environmentally responsible lifestyle choices. Now you tell me that all of my time and effort has only served to prop up the government? That seriously ruins my day.

Well, better to learn late than never. Guess I'm going to the grocery store and buying a bunch of food that has been imported from far, far away (mmmm, bananas & coconut). Next, I'm going home and cranking my thermostats up from 50F to 75F and covering up my solar panels. This weekend I'll go looking for a full sized pickup truck and start planning my first overseas vacation in 15 years.

I was sort of the fence before, but now I am 100% convinced that global warming *cough* "CLIMATE CHANGE" is a complete hoax.

Comment Re:campaign (Score 1) 200

I know exactly how government works. It's like this:

Government: Give us your money or we will throw you in a cage. If you resist being thrown in a cage we will kill you.

Government: Do what we say or we will throw you in a cage. If you resist being thrown in a cage we will kill you.

Foreign policy is very similar. although they typically skip the cage part and go straight into the killing.

Fuck Congress. Every tech worker in the USA could peacefully organize and they still wouldn't give a damn. They don't have a 12% approval rating for nothing. There is no chance for reform through the political process in Washington DC.

Submission + - The Internet of Broken Things (

szczys writes: The Internet of Things is all the hype these days. On one side we have companies clamoring to sell you Internet-Connected-everything to replace all of the stuff you already have that is now considered "dumb". On the other side are security researchers screaming that we're installing remote access with little thought about securing it properly. The truth is a little of both is happening, and that this isn't a new thing. It's been around for years in industry, the new part is that it's much wider spread and much closer to your life. Al Williams walks through some real examples of the unintended consequences of IoT, including his experiences building and deploying devices, and some recent IoT gaffs like the NEST firmware upgrade that had some users waking up to an icy-cold home.

Comment Re:Roll-back as in play-back? (Score 1) 69

Can't speak for the OP, but the whole debt-based monetary system is one colossal screw! Sovereign governments give up their monetary power and allow a group of private corporations called "banks" to create the money. Then, the government uses force to coerce the citizenry into using the privately created debt-money. Since the whole money supply, minus a tiny amount of physical currency is really just a series of debt obligations and the banking system is a closed loop, banks are collecting interest on money that they created out of thin air. Via this special power, bankers are permitted to suck wealth out of the productive sectors of society and all people who are doing the real work and creating real wealth. Unless you're a banker, government employee or are operating off the grid, you're getting the screw as well. Watch the short film "Money as Debt"(on youtube) if you're unaware of the "bank screw".

Yes, I'm confused about the Deposit/Investment thing because the government repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, thereby removing the firewall between deposit banks and other financial institutions. Also confused because Goldman Sachs was an investment bank, but in 2008, government waved a magic wand and turned them into a deposit bank so that they could cash in on TARP and Federal Reserve bailout $$$. Even more confused because the FDIC has a documented procedure and legal obligation for handling insolvent banks and the law was flagrantly ignored.

Comment Re:Would similar arguments to that of the NRA appl (Score 1) 275

The NRA has accepted the National Firearms Act of 1934, the Federal Firearms Act of 1968, the National Instant Checks System(NICS) and all of the state level licensing/permit bullshit. Does that mean that N. Korea should accept USA government restrictions on its weapons programs? Your verbiage suggesting that someone (USA?) is "letting" NK develop and acquire weapons is rather telling. As if it's up to the USA government to rule over the world and tell countries what they are allowed to have.

The USA government and media will of course paint NK as the aggressor for its nuke and ICBM tests. Given the USA government's insane foreign policy of bombing, invasion, regime change and global military imperialism however, I don't blame any other country for ramping up its military capabilities.
What would you do as leader of an "Axis of Evil" country?

Comment To all of you noobs... (Score 1) 148

...who are complaining that Khyber's question/post is stupid, etc -- YOU ARE THE PROBLEM,
*NOT* KHYBER. Slashdot used to be a valuable resource for questions like this. Try and Contribute something useful to the discussion IF you have any knowledge worth sharing, or feel free to go elsewhere and post your useless whinging somewhere else. This falls under "Stuff that matters."

--Even tho I don't have any skin in this game, I learned something useful reading the responses that actually tried to help the guy with his situation - i.e. Win32 works, Win64 doesn't. Linux works. THAT ALONE makes it worth the submission, so GTFO if you don't like it.

Comment stars (Score 1) 89

Probably massively distorted by stars who accept all friend requests and serve as hubs.

Basically, when you make such a rule, you should have some kind of minimum standard for what qualifies as a "connection". If you bring it down to FB standards, which basically is "I once saw you from afar on the street", the distance is minimal. In real-world terms, if you actually would use "once saw you on the street", I'm fairly sure even for large cities the average would be something like 1.8

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