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Comment: Re:Sorry, no (Score 0) 77

Actually, there's some sense in your statement. If you look at our world today, the biggest threat to life on this planet is not gamma rays. The biggest threat to life on this planet . . . is other life on this planet. Most of that is motivated by these "ancient superstitions".

The cruel irony is, that Islam, Christianity and the Judaism are all based on the same Jewish Fairy Tales. And despite that it seems that Muslims are hell-bent on killing everyone who isn't a Muslim. This latest Islamic State crew even seem to want to kill fellow Muslims as well.

Forget gamma rays. If, in the future, we are able to travel to habitable planets . . . we'll probably discover that the life there has destroyed itself. No need for gamma rays to do what life can do to itself.

Comment: Re:Your employer (Score 1) 166

by PolygamousRanchKid (#47965531) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

Someone asked an ancient Roman poet:

Which wine do you prefer to drink?

His answer:

Wine, that someone else has paid for.

You could say the same for conferences. The last one I attended was on the Greek island of Samos. Everyone there was there because someone else was paying for it. I honestly didn't have the gall to ask my manager to approve a business trip to a Greek vacation island, so my colleague did it. Since the costs were booked to an EU project that I was working on, he approved it.

+ - Dremel Releases 3D Printer->

Submitted by Lucas123
Lucas123 (935744) writes "Power tool maker Dremel today announced its now selling a desktop 3D printer that it said is targeted at "the masses" with a $1,000 price tag and intuitive software. Dremel's 3D Idea Builder is a fused deposition modeling (FDM) machine that can use only one type of polymer filament, polylactide (PLA) and that comes in 10 colors. The new 3D printer has a 9-in. x 5.9-in. x 5.5-in. build area housed in a self-contained box with a detachable lid and side panels. Dremel's currently selling its machine on Amazon and The Home Depot's website, but it plans brick and mortar store sales this November."
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+ - ORACLE CEO LARRY ELLISON STEPS DOWN

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Oracle founder Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO. He will be replaced by two executives. Former Oracle presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison will be the Executive Chairman of Oracle's Board, and the company's CTO. Oracle's shares are off by 3% on the news. "Larry has made it very clear that he wants to keep working full time and focus his energy on product engineering, technology development and strategy," said the Oracle Board's Presiding Director, Dr. Michael Boskin."

Comment: Re:3rd world (Score 1) 232

by PolygamousRanchKid (#47929991) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

I'm a European,

Monty Python: "African European Swallow or European European Swallow . . . ? "

In the case of Germany, I would tend to agree with you. The German unions try to reach a reasonable consensus with management which is acceptable to all parties involved.

In the case of France, I would tend to disagree with you. They kidnap company executives, and generally make the place appear toxic for business.

The French rail workers' unions have a simple rule when to strike: Whenever I am in France. Normal Slashdot Dogma states that correlation does not equal causation, but in the case of French rail workers . . . I just need to get near the French border, and a strike will break out.

+ - NZ government denies 'mass domestic spying'->

Submitted by Kittenman
Kittenman (971447) writes "The BBC and several domestic NZ sources are covering the latest revelations raised by Kim Dotcom, who is funding a political party in NZ as it heads to a general election on the 20th. Dotcom flew in a US journalist, Glenn Greenwald, and arranged for satellite links to Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, in their respective hideouts, at a 'disclosure' presentation in Auckland.

The NZ Prime Minister (John Key) has denied all claims. No-one making the claims can actually come up with a plausible reason why the NZ government would want to spy on its citizens."

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Comment: Re:Great one more fail (Score 1) 599

Just what I need in a firearm.

Note that the summary says "gun" and not weapon or firearm.

Why are all my military cronies chuckling . . . ?

Maybe "unlocking your gun with your fingerprints" means something else to then . . . ?

"Sir, no Sir, Drill Instructor, Sir. I only shook it three times, as instructed, Sir!"

Comment: Oh, the irony: Microsoft History (Score 0) 246

So, while the funding for K-12 is being cut to fund the tax breaks for Microsoft . . . Gates is blathering about the importance of teaching history.

Maybe Gates will expand his plans for teaching history to include reading, writing, math and science . . . ? Then the state could get rid of K-12 altogether. It would be a Win-Win.

For someone.

Maybe.

Comment: Re:Nice (Score 0) 105

Ebola requires prolonged exposure or direct contact with bodily fluids.

Ah, like AIDS, then? Well the US is safe then, because AIDS never made any progress there.

At least, not among White Middle-aged Guys. Not even their own wives would have promiscuous sex with them. Which is confusing, being that only White Middle-aged Guys are given the cure for Ebola.

"Irrationality is the square root of all evil" -- Douglas Hofstadter

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