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Comment: Re:The U. S. of A. does not operate in this mode (Score 2) 702

by anagama (#46769971) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Nobody cared about Iraq the second time until the Oligarchs got in their head it would be profitable for them and then lied to get that profit.

But then you're Cold Fjord -- fascist statist NSA lover. No Federal evil is too small for you to love, but bigger is always better isn't it?

Comment: Re:Tails is awesome (Score 3, Interesting) 164

by anagama (#46763723) Attached to: Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

Jesus -- I haven't done acid since my college days a quarter century ago. You should lay off it.

Big Lie -- you're whole post is this. You try to take on the mantle of a freedom loving defender of American virtue, when the fucking straight fact is, you are the biggest NSA shill there is, and the NSA is one of the biggest threats to the US Constitution in the entire world. We also have other Executive branch things that are pretty fucking bad, but the NSA is anti-constitution, thus anti-American, and your support for the NSA makes YOU anti-American.

Comment: Re:Tails is awesome (Score 1) 164

by anagama (#46762811) Attached to: Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

not believing in the god of state

You have to be joking. There is no bigger defender of the state, the status quo, and the Anit-American activities of the NSA than you. I don't think there is a more statist asshole on all of Slashdot than you are, so I suppose we should add "deluded" to your list of faults now too.

Comment: Re:McGuffey's 4th New Eclectic Reader:"The Colonis (Score 2) 723

by anagama (#46741463) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

Funny, I recently bought a place and I'm planting a garden. The soil is so clay heavy I could throw it on a wheel, and fire it to at least earthenware temperatures. This also means a rototiller is useless, so I've been using a shovel to remove the grass layer, which I pile up around the edges of the bed, a fork to break up the top 10 inches of clay, and then a wheelbarrow and shovel to cart over topsoil from a pile I had delivered. In a post-apocolypse world, we can omit the delivered dirt, because you wouldn't choose such crappy soil to start with.

I'm 45, not a weightlifter, runner ... not even a regular exerciser. I'm a little chubby from sitting at a desk all the time. In about about an hour and half I can dig up, till with a fork, and wheel barrow over a 10" layer of top soil to do a 10x10 area. This gives me about 20" of planting bed, the 10" I broke up with a fork and the 10" I dumped on top, the grass clumps act like the frame for a raised bed. If this was done in good dirt without the need for added topsoil, subtract half an hour because of easy digging and no dirt hauling.

If I did two of those beds per day, one in the morning and one in the evening, I could dig up 1400 sq ft in a week.

It looks like I'd need about 23,000 square feet to feed myself, but some of that can be made up with space devoted to animals -- most though still goes to garden.

I started this post feeling sort of positive, but tilling soil in this manner burns 4-500 calories per hour. Do this for three hours per day on a 2000 calorie/day diet, and you're going to turn into a rail fast. If it was only 400 calories to dig 100 sq ft of easy soil, and I had to dig 15000 sq ft, I'm going to need an extra 60,000 calories to make it -- an extra month's worth of food to invest in labor to plant a garden. It is sounding increasingly unrealistic to hand dig a garden in the absence of outside inputs, i.e., food for the digger.

Comment: Re:Yes, yes it is. (Score 1) 408

by anagama (#46691623) Attached to: Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

"Touchscreen in the mid-80's? "

Didn't Englebart have a demo video of a CAD like system displayed on round monitors in the 60s? Maybe it was someone else but I clearly remember watching a video of a person manipulating the size of screws to place in holes. Can't remember if he used two pens or not but that is kind of like pinch/zoom. I just wish I could figure out how to find that video again.

Comment: Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 274

Well, this is having it both ways for the NSA. They have a very elastic use of English, i.e., they say data is not collected when it is gathered, only when it is queried. No you are saying that once its collected, they don't need a warrant because they already got it.

Now -- I think they should have a warrant to collect information (and by collect, I mean that in the normal human sense of the word, not the DC sense). But that's not how things are being applied right now, and your interpretation if it gained currency, when coupled with the NSA's, would mean the end of all warrant requirements, because nobody collects data till they look at it (NSA) and the data is already collected so there's no problem looking at it (You).

Comment: Re:how about we keep both (Score 0) 449

by anagama (#46613977) Attached to: WSJ: Prepare To Hang Up the Phone — Forever

When you say "Republicans", do you mean the New GOP (aka Democrats) or the Old GOP (aka parody of itself)?

Once upon a time, Federal prosecutors got prison time for 1100 banksters in the S&L crisis (which was 1/40th the size of the "meltdown"). Exactly how many did Obama prosecute?

And remember, it was under the current regime that GWB's due process free detention was expanded to include due process free execution, via secret legal memo no less.

You Democrats make me want to puke. You're like a bunch of Nixons. Hell, Obamacare is just Nixon's healthcare plan with the liberal parts stripped out. And of course, Obama's NSA would have made Nixon cream his pants ... hourly.

So just sneak off and have a heart attack already you partisan retard. Here's the hint: DNC===GOP===FuckingBastards

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