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Comment: Re:god dammit. (Score 1) 519

by d34thm0nk3y (#47714269) Attached to: Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead
Yet, oddly enough, I see very few environmentalists stepping forward to volunteer to commit suicide first. I guess they think THE REST OF US need to go; but somehow they're too goddamned important.

They can't step forward because they are made out of straw. They are really easy to burn though.

Comment: What Rules? (Score 2) 327

by d34thm0nk3y (#47666559) Attached to: California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla
I was curious about what rules would be waived so actually read the article. This article says almost nothing. And the supposedly supporting link on 'waive the rules' doesn't go anywhere. About all I can tell is that they will let them do their Impact Assessment as they begin construction instead of ahead of time.

Seems like much ado about nothing unless anyone has some real info.

Comment: Re:Only geeks... (Score 1) 125

by d34thm0nk3y (#47607931) Attached to: Robotic Suit Gives Shipyard Workers Super Strength
You get to sweating a bit, and I doubt it's good for your back in the long run, but its certainly doable

(I used to work in a freight terminal - we would load 2 or 3 trucks with 20-30 Kg packages over a 2 hour period.. and none of us were 'buff' by any stretch of the imagination).

You are either lying or you were violating Federal workers safety regulations.

Comment: Re:Double standards (Score 1) 533

by d34thm0nk3y (#47471561) Attached to: Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate
Here's something that will deflate your entire argument: most conservatives don't claim to be open and inclusive - you set up that straw man and knocked the hell out of it.

Rand Paul, the conservative subject of this article is a man made from people parts.

Rand Paul: GOP must be more diverse, inclusive
'We have to show concern for those who aren't doing very well'

Comment: Re:One non-disturbing theory (Score 1) 304

by d34thm0nk3y (#47361311) Attached to: Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing
Yeah.. Think about what plastics are made from. We wouldn't want oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, or (god forbid) CARBON getting into our food chain. I mean, that's the stuff life is made of. Wait, what are we talking about?

Yeah, nothing unsafe has ever been made from those elements. Hint: You only need two from your list to make cyanide.

Comment: The Beta, The (last one from me today) (Score 5, Informative) 135

by d34thm0nk3y (#46179187) Attached to: Why Robot Trucks Could Be Headed To Afghanistan (And Everywhere Else)

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet. (Copy-paste the html from here so links don't get mangled!)

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design. Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this in a new tab. After seeing that, click here to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott

Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors - only discuss Beta - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

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Discussion of Beta:
Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live:
Alternative Slashdot: (thanks Okian Warrior (537106))

The best laid plans of mice and men are held up in the legal department.