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Submission + - Iran has signed a nuclear accord->

divide overflow writes: According to the New York Times, "Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States have agreed to a historic accord to significantly limit Tehran’s nuclear ability for more than a decade in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions against Iran, a senior Western diplomat involved in the negotiations said on Tuesday. The deal, which President Obama had long sought as the biggest diplomatic achievement of his presidency, culminates 20 months of negotiations."
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Comment Re:c'mon (Score 3, Insightful) 306

Because an egregious violation of someone's privacy that's can be traumatizing as a sexual assault is a minor thing.

Revenge porn is a sexual assault? Seriously? Do you also regard the iCloud compromise as a sexual assault?

His premise that revenge porn "can be as traumatizing as a sexual assault" is not in any way the same as saying "Revenge porn is a sexual assault.". What you did there was to twist his words to create a straw man to attack, saying his statement about traumatization was instead claiming actual assault. Re-read his statement and you'll see he never said what you claimed as his premise.

Comment Re:Knowledge (Score 1) 1037

No, the point is that atheism isn't a faith. There are no atheist doctrines. There is no atheist holy book. Faith means believing in something. Not believing something (like existence of a God) doesn't constitute a faith. Lack of faith is not a faith.

Anyone can be a zealot about anything...jogging, vegetarianism...you name it. Not relevant to the discussion.

Comment Re:falling behind (Score 1) 223

No, all the NATO countries count as being "aligned" with the US and are therefore first-world too. Even a whole bunch of former-Warsaw Pact countries that joined in 1999/2004/2009 are now "first-world" instead of "second-world."

Anyone who goes around saying that Albania and Bulgaria are first-world countries will get a good laugh.

Comment Re:Regulate last mile (Score 1) 223

Really? And what of cable television? What revolutionary new technology has come out since the industry started that forced the retirement of the expensive bits of their infrastructure? The answer, of course, is "none".

Looks like someone didn't notice the transition from analog to digital cable television.

Comment Re:Yep (Score 0) 181

This is why Jefferson stated "Those willing to trade liberty for temporary security deserve neither liberty or security." You should know better, but you are brain washed into believing that it can't happen to you.

Either that, or you are paid to spread propaganda like you just did.

And you should know better than to attribute a quote by Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Jefferson. You should also note that there is some question about the meaning and context of Franklin's actual words...see this article about the quotation.

Comment Re:Wedding, parade, club DJs will pay the bill (Score 1) 349

The organization that collects fees for songwriters (sorry, I can't remember the evil organization's name) from bars who hire cover bands and use jukeboxes refused to pay their extortion fees, and the cost of defennding his rights in court bankrupted him. His bar is no longer in business.

That evil organization was probably either ASCAP or BMI.

Comment Re:Gives a whole new meaning... (Score 1) 313

FETs are different from plain NPN or PNP transistors, yes.

So what? The same argument applies. PNP, NPN and MOSFET transistors are ALL analog devices that can be employed as digital switches or analog amplifiers, just as tubes once were used in both capacities. My point is that your "tubes are analog amplifiers while transistors are high speed switches" ignores that both function in similar ways, that transistors and tubes are both analog devices that can be employed as digital switches. One important point of the article was that the new tube-like devices can actually switch *faster* than existing transistors, making them superior components in certain digital switching applications. This is a turnaround from the historic transition from tubes to transistors due to improvements in power efficiency, switching speed and size reduction leading to integrated circuit chips and modern computing.

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