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Comment Re:My cat's breath smells of cat food (Score 1) 400 400

The Amish feel that personal technology peaked in the early 1800s or so, and that most things invented subsequently only provide a distraction from living a worthwhile life.

You appear to be the same, but for 2001 instead. I guess there's nothing wrong with that, but don't expect the world to go along with you.

Comment Re:Like War (Score 2, Informative) 483 483

More time spent on this pointlessness means less time available for their normal job of ruining things. Yeah the USA is "outrageously fucked up", but Congress can pretty much only make it worse, so the more they get out of the way, the better.

Wolf's my congressman btw. If someone better wants to run I'd be all for it, but the ones who actually run against him are much worse.

Comment Re:What is conservative? (Score 1, Troll) 232 232

Slashdot used to lean libertarian, but has been pretty much just liberal since, I don't know, at least 2004.

Actually I would say the decline in quality at Slashdot is correlated pretty closely to the decline in libertarian leanings.

Where the OP got "conservative" I have no idea, Slashdot has never been that.

Power

Worldwide Support For Nuclear Power Drops 324 324

ProbablyJoe writes "A poll for the BBC shows that worldwide support for nuclear power has dropped significantly in the past 6 years. However, while support has dropped in most countries, the UK has defied the trend, where 37% of the public support building new reactors. Unsurprisingly, support in Japan has dropped significantly, with only 6% supporting new reactors. The U.S. remains the country with the highest public opinion of nuclear power, though support has dropped slightly. Much of the decline in approval has been attributed to the events in Fukushima earlier in the year, although a recent Slashdot poll indicated that many readers' opinions had not been affected by the events, and there was an even split between those who found the technology more or less safe since the events. With reports on the long lasting effects in Fukushima still conflicted, is nuclear power still a viable solution to the world's energy problems?"

Comment Re:whole system (Score 1) 522 522

the 4MB was on the 386, which wasn't that strange at the time. Pretty sure it was basically the Gateway on this page: http://books.google.com/books?id=0FAEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA51&ots=ZzcqlRw110&dq=gateway%20386%2F25&pg=PA51#v=onepage&q=gateway%20386/25&f=false

Came with Windows 3.0! Probably needed the 4 MB of RAM to run that. :)

Cellphones

California Governor Vetoes Ban On Warrantless Phone Searches 462 462

kodiaktau writes "In probably the most important decision Gov. Brown of California will make this year, he has vetoed the bill that would require officers to get a search warrant before searching cellular phones of arrested citizens. This further enables the police to carry out warrantless searches of private property extending into contacts, email, photos, banking activity, GPS, and other functions that are controlled by modern phones. 'He cites a recent California Supreme Court decision upholding the warrantless searches of people incident to an arrest. In his brief message (PDF), he also doesn’t say whether it’s a good idea or not. Instead, he says the state Supreme Court’s decision is good enough, a decision the U.S. Supreme Court let stand last week.'"

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