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Comment Re:Kids needed to check with the president first. (Score 1) 398

Much of the rest of the world actually is more violent than the US. Many countries in Europe have higher rates of violence than the US for crimes such as rape, battery, and others.

Why don't you let me know how resisting rapists and thugs works out for you when you get old, sick, handicapped, or outnumbered? In the US people can still have a decent chance of defending themselves. In your sad world, not so much. You know what is going to happen to you in this situation? You'll probably be beaten, robbed, raped, and killed. The US isn't a nation of "pussies," you're just not bright enough to understand the facts of life and make provision for the future.

Comment Re:Teens shouldn't have access to guns... (Score 1) 398

Really? Do you think that cars are as useful for self-defense as guns are?

Stories That Happened In MI

There are many people that harvest wild game to eat. Cars don't work well for that. Guns on the other hand ....

It seems to me that you might be hasty in suggesting someone else get a new brain. Maybe you should start closer to home.

Comment Re:I don't come to slashdot for these stories (Score -1, Troll) 398

Americans are get so scared they shit themselves all over the Constitution whenever terrorism is mentioned..... People aren't afraid of dangerous things like cars, but shit themselves over terrists.

Wrong-headed, scatological "insight." Popular claim, but just wrong.

Comment Re:Well, now we know she h8s the US Constitution (Score 1) 488

The art of argument and debate is quickly becoming a lost art,....

As you've unintentionally demonstrated.

...most "debates" these days start and end with comments about who or what one's mother has copulated with.

So you think that is bad, but it's OK to compare an ordinary business transaction to acts of genocide? .... See my first statement in this comment.

If you think that constitutes sound rhetoric perhaps you should avoid those techniques as you seem to do it badly.

Comment Re:Kids needed to check with the president first. (Score 0) 398

Even as the kids are dead you still tried to turn it political and defend your gun and your right to shoot people.

Wrong. They arrested the plotters before anyone was killed. (How hard was it to get even that minimal part of the story right??) People have a right to self-defense, or do you deny that? The rest of your post is equally valid. You and your screwed up views are part of the problem, and leads to innocent people being left defenseless, assaulted, raped, or killed.

Submission OpenIndiana Hipster 2015.10: Keeping An Open-Source Solaris Going->

An anonymous reader writes: It's been five years since Oracle killed off OpenSolaris while the community of developers are letting it live on with the new OpenIndiana "Hipster" 15.10 release. OpenIndiana 15.10 improves its Python-based text installer as it looks to drop its GUI installer, switches out the Oracle JDK/JRE for OpenJDK, and updates its vast package set. However, there are still a number of outdated packages on the system like Firefox 24 and X.Org Server 1.14 while the default office suite is a broken OpenOffice build, due to various obstacles in maintaining open-source software support for Solaris while being challenged by limited contributors. Download links are available via the release notes. There's also a page for getting involved if wishing to improve the state of open-source Solaris.
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Submission Scientists Invent a New Steel as Strong as Titanium-> 1

schwit1 writes: South Korean researchers have solved a longstanding problem that stopped them from creating ultra-strong, lightweight aluminum-steel alloys.

Today a team of material scientists at Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea announced what they're calling one of the biggest steel breakthroughs of the last few decades: an altogether new type of flexible, ultra-strong, lightweight steel. This new metal has a strength-to-weight ratio that matches even our best titanium alloys, but at one tenth the cost, and can be created on a small scale with machinery already used to make automotive-grade steel. The study appears in Nature.

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Comment Re:Big Surprise (Score 1) 488

Either the NSA has some good shit on everyone in power, and/or everyone in power values convenience over the interests of the people.

That's all you've got? You can't think of not only more possibilities, but better ones? How about: Incoming Presidents quickly come to the realization that they grossly underestimated the threat to the country once they receive full intelligence briefings and realize that their campaign stance in some cases was based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the situation. That seem more likely than the nonsense false choice you offered.

Comment Re:Well, now we know she h8s the US Constitution (Score 1) 488

It's like she's bragging that she supplied the gas chambers at Auschwitz, and for a very reasonable fee.

That is unhinged. The NSA isn't the SS. Unlike the SS the NSA isn't involved in genocide, running death camps, gassing jews, gypsies, homosexuals, et. al. It is a signals intelligence agency that helped to defend the West against Communist bloc aggression, and the tens of thousands of terrorist insurgents trained by al Qaeda.

And since the NSA was operating against al Qaida you apparently consider them to be a wrongfully oppressed virtuous minority integrated into greater society when in fact they are extremists with a goal of conquering the world for Islam and exterminating the Jews (rather like the SS). It is unclear to me if you approve or disapprove of this goal. Since you apparently cast them as the Jews in your twisted rendition of this shall we assume you approve of their goals?

You apparently cant' tell friend from foe, or separate a Mengele from a Wallenberg or Schindler. And you Goodwined the thread to boot.

How did you end up so morally confused?

Logic doesn't apply to the real world. -- Marvin Minsky