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Comment: Re:Turn it around: (Score 3, Informative) 90

An AUP governs the use of campus equipment and services.

I clicked the link and read the article, and there's gasping outrage about how they're "limiting free speech" by telling students they *also* can't use the campus computer systems for things like political messaging, meetings, rallies, or anything else - in other words, no, you can't spam the student body.

And for those of you who think that it's not right that they'd limit that sort of usage, think long and hard about this:

- Campus Christian Ministry decides to start spamming the entire campus with pro-life messages.
- Young Republicans club start spamming the entire campus with messages calling for the impeachment of Pres. Obama.
- ROTC program starts spamming the entire campus with messages encouraging students to sign up for military service.

Where's your unfettered free speech now?

Yeah how dare those conservatives exercise their rights to free speech its not like you can mark them as spam and never hear anything they say again. Hell lets take this a step further lets just curtail all political speech on a public campus, In-fact lets set aside an area where they can say what they think where no one else was to hear it we can call it a free speech zone...

Comment: Re:The /. MS FP drinking game (Score 2) 141

by lister king of smeg (#47710047) Attached to: Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

BTW Robin Williams died. Many stories were submitted but /. failed to approve any for FP. Instead, we hear about Microsoft news again, and again, and again, and again, and again.

That would be because we are a tech and geek news site not a celebrity gossip rag, while he was admittedly an excellent actor and comedian that does not make it geek or tech news as such it did not make it on here. Where Microsoft is a software/tech company which makes it tech news thus get posted.

Comment: Re: C (Score 1) 141

by lister king of smeg (#47709987) Attached to: Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

Going back pre-smartphone, when the only real players in the PDA arena were Palm and Microsoft, Microsoft surpassed Palm in 2004, and from then on it was all downhill for Palm as they tried to update an archaic OS to utilize advances in hardware.

So you're saying that, during the past few years, Microsoft has basically been slogging through the same experience Palm went through a decade ago.

Lets hope they meet the same end up. Bought up by HP killed by corporate mismanagement and open sourced at a later date.

Comment: Re:How many years could he be charged with? (Score 1) 297

by lister king of smeg (#47701171) Attached to: WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

If there was a *nudge nudge* *wink wink* international protocol, Kim Dotcom would be out of my country already.

There was a nudge nudge wink wink thats why there were FBI agent in New Zealand when his house was raided, thats why his house was raided, there reason he's still there is because the nudge nudge wink wink was published all over the Internet and media.

Comment: Re:How many years could he be charged with? (Score 2) 297

by lister king of smeg (#47701155) Attached to: WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

'nudge nudge' 'wink wink' would have simply put a bullet in his head over 2 years ago if they wanted to. The only person who cares about what Assange says at this point is himself. No intelligent person gives a shit what he says anymore, he's proven repeatedly that he's nothing more than an attention whore who twists things to promote his own personal agenda.

if no one cares about Assange why is he still allowed to live in the Ecuadorian embassy?

Comment: Re:Self Serving Story? (Score 1) 267

by lister king of smeg (#47692741) Attached to: Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

No the value of any currency is derived by peoples willingness to accept it for trade of work, service, or trade, that in turn is based on other peoples willingness to use it, if no one sees added value of your alt coin then they won't mine any or accept it for trade. So while I can make a billion crypto currencies no one will accept them because they can't trade them to anyone besides me. The network effect is Bitcoins biggest advantage over it competitors. So the only real competitors to Bitcoin are ones that can gain followers through other means like Litecoin that which has a algorithm that makes it hard for custom ascis and fpgas to beat off the shelf PC's, Namecoin is a distributed censorship resistant DNS service Filecoin is a distribute file store using proof of retrievabllity, etc while altclones are ignored.

Comment: Re:Another sign NASA is circling the drain ... (Score 2) 160

by lister king of smeg (#47681039) Attached to: The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

NASA has been starved down to a rotting skeleton, as it is an easy punching bag for the right.

I don't think the right stands for what you think it does, as they are the ones that fund it when they get elected,

Where the left when the get elected tend to do things like scrap our rocket program at the same time they decommission our shuttles leaving us with no space vehicle. And say oh well we will just pay other people to take us to space.

As Neil deGrass Tyson points out it isn't the right that is cutting science funding like they are often accused instead they tend to better fund the hard sciences and agencies like NASA, where left leaning administrations tend to cut funding.

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