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Comment: Re:human overpopulation (Score 1) 117

. we need to cut the human population in half in the next 100 years (by breeding less, not killing people off) if we really want to sustain the earth

. . . and you are preaching to the Slashdot crowd about breeding less . . . ? Sorry, that doesn't sound very effective to me . . .

Now, if you want to talk about killing people off, the folks here will be thrilled to serve you up unfeasible ideas about sharks with lasers, smothering with gamma ray enhanced testicles, and the like.

The Human Species are one tough bad add mutha fucka . . . they ain't going away any time real soon . . . without an Armageddon fight.

Comment: RT?!? (Score -1, Troll) 141

RT. the "Russian Times" is the political mouth of Putin to the masses. Anyone who would believe anything that comes out of that rag, well . . . should be given a good home from the rest of their lives.

Yes, France and Germany are responsible for the conflict in the Ukraine. Crimea was always a "traditional" part of Russia.

Wales, too!

Comment: Re:You've got that backward. (Score 1) 44

I'm just waiting for drones that will simultaneously cut my lawn and deter burglars.

Why not drones that *cut burglars* and *deter the lawn* from growing?

Well, a robotic sprinkler that sprayed Agent Orange would be half of the solution. The idea would need to be more developed, but I'm thinking that DARPA would cough up the cash for that.

Comment: Re:"$38.3 milllion for equipment to span Californi (Score 2) 100

by PolygamousRanchKid (#49567563) Attached to: A Cheap, Ubiquitous Earthquake Warning System

The gov't should convince insurance companies to band together and pony up the cash.

This reminds me of an old Monty Python joke. When asked about tax policies, one bowler hat guy quips: "I think we should tax foreigners, living abroad!"

In any democracy, one thing is certain: A bunch of folks think that a bunch of other folks should pay for something all of them need.

Comment: Re:One email found (Score 1) 109

"Oh and good luck getting Hillary's email because no one here has it either."

Oh, what sad times have befallen Slashdot, when no one knows Hillary's email address!

C'mon Slashdotters! Do that "my niece's boyfriend delivers newspapers to someone who used to live next door to Hillary Clinton once . . . "

We can stretch it . . . a bit . . . !

Comment: Re:Hello Captain Obvious (Score 3, Insightful) 56

The Russian security services told the FBI that the Boston Bombing Brothers were up to no good. The FBI did a perfunctorily check, and then let them go on with their terrorist work.

The Secret Squirrels should not be monitoring all Americans. They should be tracking terrorists!

Comment: Re:Orwell (Score 1) 162

by PolygamousRanchKid (#49553913) Attached to: Think Tanks: How a Bill [Gates Agenda] Becomes a Law

Schtink tanks think, whatever the person who is funding the Schtink tank thinks, that they should think. You get what you pay for.

I met a guy in the US from IBM India who was working for their "Global Services" division. There were four of them living in a two bedroom apartment. I ask him out to lunch, but he said that they always cooked at home, because they couldn't afford to go out for lunch.

Yep, that the way American managers would like to keep us, as well.

+ - Except for Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden

Submitted by writes: Newsmax reports that according to according to KRC Research about 64 percent of Americans familiar with Snowden hold a negative opinion of him. However 56 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 have a positive opinion of Snowden which contrasts sharply with older age cohorts. Among those aged 35-44, some 34 percent have positive attitudes toward him. For the 45-54 age cohort, the figure is 28 percent, and it drops to 26 percent among Americans over age 55, U.S. News reported. Americans overall say by plurality that Snowden has done “more to hurt” U.S. national security (43 percent) than help it (20 percent). A similar breakdown was seen with views on whether Snowden helped or hurt efforts to combat terrorism, though the numbers flip on whether his actions will lead to greater privacy protections. “The broad support for Edward Snowden among Millennials around the world should be a message to democratic countries that change is coming,” says Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. “They are a generation of digital natives who don’t want government agencies tracking them online or collecting data about their phone calls.” Opinions of millennials are particularly significant in light of January 2015 findings by the U.S. Census Bureau that they are projected to surpass the baby-boom generation as the United States’ largest living generation this year.

Comment: Re:You no longer own a car (Score 4, Informative) 649

by PolygamousRanchKid (#49515609) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

I'm gonna just chalk this up to anti-American bias.

I'm American.

Wikipedia tells us this about the "Association of Global Automakers":

The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association and Lobby group whose members include international automobile and light duty truck manufacturers that build and sell products in the United States.

However, most bizarrely, here is the member list: Aston Martin, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, KIA, Maserati, McLaren, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota. Notably missing, the Americans and the Germans. So this looks more like this is coming from some sort of Asian lobbying group.

So I will have to correct my statement in my original post:

So simple solution . . . don't buy an Asian car, if you want to own your vehicle.

Comment: Why not nitrous oxide, instead? (Score 1, Interesting) 591

Nitrous oxide, aka. NO2 or Laughing gas, would let the bastards go out laughing their asses off. Then there would be no debate about the cruelty of the death penalty method.

Actually, it doesn't make you laugh, but you space out a bit. If you want to try it, just buy a can of whipped cream at your local supermarket. DO NOT shake the can. Hold it the can upright, stick it in your mouth, press on the dispenser thing, and inhale. DO NOT exhale immediately. The effects will last about 30 seconds, during which you will have all sorts of dreamy thoughts about how huge the universe is.

If a death penalty candidate is given a steady flow of this, he will be asphyxiate, because he will be some deep in his dreams, that he will forget to breathe.

Always try to do things in chronological order; it's less confusing that way.