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Comment: Re:better open source the tools (Score 1) 126

by ebvwfbw (#49755929) Attached to: US Proposes Tighter Export Rules For Computer Security Tools

To be fair...idiocy isn't any more prevalent than it ever has been. It's just that it's broadcast to the world now instead of just the local bar.

I disagree. We've gone to great lengths to help idiots. We did away with the Duel, we've empowered lawyers to help them and we have all kinds of warning labels now. We have bumper crops of stupid out there. Not only are they around, they're bold. Get pissed off if things aren't as they think they should be. Even if that way is very stupid. Then there are those that act offended.

Help America - legislate that we remove all warning labels.

Comment: 40 tons gvw (Score 1) 615

by ebvwfbw (#49722979) Attached to: The Economic Consequences of Self-Driving Trucks

What could go wrong? I drive every day where if the drivers aren't up on their game, it's an accident. Traffic stops on a dime. They cut trucks off and normal drivers seem to understand this. If that truck doesn't understand this, they'll roll right on over them.

OTOH, maybe this is a good way to rid ourselves of some idiots. I mean, since they did away with the Duel we have so many now.

Comment: Really? (Score 1) 950

Drugging the crap out of our young boys has nothing to do with it? Walk into an elementary school around lunch time and see the queue of boys to the nurse's office to get their drugs. So the boys are like little girls and don't cause a challenge for the educator (note, I didn't say teacher).

Then there are all the emasculating things they do to our boys. No bullying, no calling anyone a fag or anything else. In the playground - no dodge ball or other games like that. Turning them all into wusses. Need to allow them to punch one other more. Need to stop the PC crap.

Like guys - you're a fag. Like girls - you're a sissy. Don't like to play dodge ball - you're a wuss. Like to play sports - you're a dumb jock. Oh, if you missed something that you are and you feel you've been left out, just let me know. I wouldn't want you to feel left out. I'll try to make fun of you too.

Seriously, while a lot of people think this is cruel, it's necessary. It builds character and allows us to interact with one another. Stops us from taking that parking spot that someone has waited for 5 minutes for, butting in front of a whole bunch of people, screwing people just because we can. Other people have feelings too. Not just the ______fill in the blank_________.

Comment: You're already screwed (Score 1) 353

You'd have to get your current employer to hold you, your subsidiaries, associates (fill in a bunch of stuff here) harmless forever. See a lawyer. Good luck with that. For practical purposes they can always say you had a copy or benefited from what they paid you to do. Could also wait say 5-10 years. That often helps flush things. They can still come after you if you suddenly have lots of zeros in our accounts.

Life is like that. Take a chance. This could be your first bankruptcy. Learn and go on.

Comment: Re:Just Republicans playing tricks again (Score 1) 179

by ebvwfbw (#49617471) Attached to: NASA Gets Its Marching Orders: Look Up! Look Out!

Just look in the past 6 years at what has gone on at Kennedy Space Center. Building towers they can't possibly use, doing away with the space shuttle, defunding real science to go on a quest to show man made global warming - and failed. Before responding, read the UN's report and see how they admit they can't explain why it hasn't warmed up based on the concentrations of co2 over the past 15 years, showing their models are clearly bogus. Yet, somehow they are even more sure man is causing it. The actual antithesis of science as their theory has been shown to be clearly wrong, even to lay people who bother to look. Yet people still believe in Armstrong's scheme.

Go on a tour at KSC, get mad at what Dems have done. You'll have to ask as they don't volunteer that information. The dems are not a friend of science. Wasn't always this way. That's how it is now.

Comment: Re:Sorry I'm always suspicious (Score 1) 179

by ebvwfbw (#49617399) Attached to: NASA Gets Its Marching Orders: Look Up! Look Out!

Already done. Around 30 years ago. SDI dude. China came up to date, around 10 years ago as well. Not to blame you, they don't advertise it for obvious reasons. It would frighten too many low information people. I've run into people up tight that too much fresh water is "trapped" in dead copper pipes and we're all going to die because of this. Seriously. Then there are the even more bizarre things some people think.

Comment: Re:Do we all owe the janitor credit, too? (Score 1) 171

It's really the other way around. Steven Spielberg owes the computing community for his career. He's stood on the shoulder of the giants that came up with graphics processing for his movies, and clearly Unix had a great deal to do with that.

Basic was just a little teaching language for simple purposes. It also taught a lot of bad habits.

There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence. -- Jeremy S. Anderson