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Comment: Re:Democracy is... (Score 1) 1277 1277

Actually, sheep generally vastly outnumber the wolves. Sheep being the poor, lower to middle classes. Wolves being the Corporations and the wealthy.

Democracy is the wealthy 1% and the middle/low 99% deciding what's a fair share of the tax burden.

Since that clearly doesn't happen, no, it's not a Democracy.

Comment: Re:WHOAH Nelly (Score 1) 296 296

But the DHS only used terrorism as a reason for its creation.

The truth is that terrorism is such a very very minor ACTUAL threat, it could never justify the creation of such an agency.

So obviously, they have to use it elsewhere.

If only people would remember this sort of thing, everytime the government demands extraordinary powers to combat terrorism/pedophiles etc... It will always be used elsewhere.

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NASA Finds Family of Habitable Planets 184 184

coondoggie writes "NASA's star-gazing space telescope continues to find amazing proof that there are tons of habitable planets in space and we have only scratched the surface of what's out there. The space agency said today its Kepler space telescope spotted what it called its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in what it considers to be the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface. Kepler also found six confirmed planets orbiting a sun-like star, Kepler-11. This is the largest group of transiting planets orbiting a single star yet discovered outside our solar system."

Comment: Re:I sincerly hope (Score 1) 255 255

Actually, even on The Pirate Bay, a fake torrent can get listed with thousands of seeders.

The thing is, the company the MPAA are outsourcing this pirate hunt to, aren't the brightest.

They'll create torrents for Iron Man 3, or The Walking Dead episode 1x07 or something.

And they'll create a dozen torrents with thousands of seeders each, in under 10 minutes.

It's really really not difficult to avoid fakes.

And yeah, anyone who downloads software from a Torrent site, is asking to be owned.

Comment: Re:Creeping Mysticism (Score 1) 810 810

As a society, we're reverting back to superstition and ignorance.

Oh please. Something like 90% of Americans still believe in God for pities sake. And I highly doubt that the slashdot readership is entirely immune to that particular superstition either.

The enlightenment was over 200 years ago. It never really took off in America.

Comment: Re:Honeymoon (Score 1) 326 326

You should be aware that "Redneck" is a racist and culturalist epithet on a par with "The N word"

Oh really?? I must have missed those large tracts of American history 101, where they told us about the war to free the Rednecks, the Jim-Bob Crow laws, and the Redneck-only drinking fountains....

Comment: Re:That's Not What The Article Says (Score 1) 775 775

This is the point where, as a people, globally, we just need to stand up and kill the top 3% of the people running the planet that have these stupid ideas.

The sheep and cattle have never risen up to slay the farmer.

The sheepdog ensures that they stay in a pack, easily led.
Any sheep that gets ideas, is nipped by the dog.
If it still gets ideas, it is torn to pieces by the dog.

The computer is to the information industry roughly what the central power station is to the electrical industry. -- Peter Drucker

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