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Comment: Re:I'm looking now (Score 0) 90

by WindBourne (#47733637) Attached to: Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth
First off, this is in a part of Iraq that the Iraqi gov does NOT control. They probably would have little issues with us taking it out.
Secondly, W has already shown that CONgress can be conned into anything.
Third, while I am in favor of blowing this to bits (along with the recruits), it does ZERO good, unless the iraqi gov and army is ready to defend itself AND if the gov. is ready to change. The iraqi regime that is in control is Shias and they have not been willing to work with the Sunnis. In fact, they did to Sunnis, what SUnnies did to them for many decades. What is needed now, is for their military to take back that region (with the west's help), and then grow up and act like a nation and not a religion.

Comment: Time to build a cruise missile and send it over (Score 3, Insightful) 90

by WindBourne (#47733617) Attached to: Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth
Seriously, after that sawing off a live man's head, I have NO problem with blowing these assholes away. In fact, I would be happy to pull the trigger to launch.

Now, the real question is, did this interfere with an on-going operation? I would hate to think that showing them how easy it is to find out info from their propaganda would stop its flow.

Comment: Re:Actually, it does ! (Score 0) 363

by WindBourne (#47731187) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?
And China, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Burma, and Russia agree with you. They think that the west should get rid of ALL OF THEIR NUKES. And you know what. It would be a MUCH SAFER place. After all, we never ever see nations like North Korea invade places like South Korea, Or Pakistan invade India, or China invade Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Phillipines, etc. Or Russia invade say Ukraine.

Yes, it will makes all safer for the west to drop all of our nukes right away.

Comment: Skip the H1B, and change green cards (Score 1) 393

by WindBourne (#47731135) Attached to: Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers
Seriously, H1B allows a company to LOCK IN SOMEBODY at a low rate. Basically, they are a slave here.
Likewise, more than 50% of our legal visas go to Mexico, and little of it is for those that can help America.

We need to solve the illegal issue AND CHANCE THE IMMIGRATION LAWS. Get rid of H1/2 B. It is a NIGHTMARE. And quit making visa be based on nations or who they know here. Instead, make the green card be based on what the person can do here (i.e. PhDs or expertise in needed areas). However, with a green card, it means that these ppl can move around to better jobs.

Comment: Re:Phones + 1 laptop. (Score 1) 155

by operagost (#47728825) Attached to: How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

I couldn't do that with mine because I would have needed to build a time machine. I think the guy laying down the stone for my (future) house in 1800 would have chased me off his property with a musket.

Speaking of chases, there is one for the plumbing and another for the 1990s-tech oil-burning boiler chimney. I could have used either, but they are not in quite the right place. I settled for drilling up from the basement inside an interior wall on the first floor to run CAT 6 into an existing telephone box (the installer plugged the original hole with plaster so I elected to not risk damaging the CAT-3 as it was in a daisy-chain). I plugged a wireless-n AP (WPA2 with a strong key) into the ethernet run there, which terminates into a switch in the basement along with another run to my home office. The wireless provides service to the second floor, saving me a lot of trouble.

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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime 367

Posted by samzenpus
from the do-not-pass-go dept.
An anonymous reader points out that UK authorities have warned that sharing the video of the James Foley murder could lead to prosecution under anti-terror laws. Scotland Yard has warned internet users they could be arrested under terrorism legislation if they viewed or shared the video of James Foley's murder, as Twitter and YouTube attempted to remove all trace of the footage from the web. Twitter suspended dozens of accounts that published the graphic footage while YouTube tried to remove several copies of the video, which was first uploaded on Tuesday night. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweeted: "We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery. Thank you." The unprecedented social media clampdown came as the Metropolitan police warned that even viewing the video could constitute a criminal offence in the UK. The force said in a statement: "The MPS counter-terrorism command (SO15) is investigating the contents of the video that was posted online in relation to the alleged murder of James Foley. We would like to remind the public that viewing, downloading or disseminating extremist material within the UK may constitute an offence under terrorism legislation."

Comment: Re:Which shows that they are doing this wrong. (Score 1) 175

by WindBourne (#47726071) Attached to: How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?
You obviously do not realize. In this case, they do not have footings on those. Just a base. As such, they can do that elsewhere and bring it in via truck (have to reach the area via car, so, it is right on a parking lot). Taking this approach, they can cut the time needed in half, and possibly the money.

Comment: Re:Wait (Score 5, Insightful) 367

by MightyYar (#47725763) Attached to: Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

This is a common tactic I see on Slashdot: "How can Slashdot be praising x when they usually say y?"

The folks claiming that the "hiatus" is a denier hoax are not necessarily the same folks who published this paper.

Furthermore, the argument is not that "hiatus" is a denier hoax - any fool can see temperature readings have been flat in most measured areas. The counter-argument is typically that the Earth is really big and that surface measurements alone do not necessarily represent the amount of heat absorbed by the atmosphere. Where all of that heat has been going was where the speculation has been, with the usual supposition being "the ocean" or "the poles".

Comment: LOL; Utah and Google anybody? (Score 3, Informative) 332

by WindBourne (#47725141) Attached to: FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike
Because a city in Utah had already started a system and had it in place, they were able to lease it to Google, which Google did.
If anything, that shows that gov. helping its citizens, and then working businesses, goes MUCH FURTHER, than allowing large business monopolies.

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