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Comment Re:Important to note (Score 2) 443

there is literally no way they can arrest the 50 people in a circle for possession

I'd suggest taking a long hard look at how the federal conspiracy laws are written and utilized in this country. There are many many people rotting away in prisons across the US for doing a lot less association with "criminal activity" than what you've suggested here. Sucks but it's true.

Comment Re:unpossible software hack? (Score 5, Informative) 246

A quick look at their source suggests that they are using something called BLOX CMS, and their nameservers are run by TownNews, which is apparently the company behind BLOX.

BLOX is advertised as "Cloud-based" with "No hardware or software to install & maintain".

This all suggests that they actually cannot make such a change, by virtue of using an SaaS solution they have no control over.

Comment Re: often ahead in the wrong direction, certainly (Score 1) 481

Totally wrong

No transit pays for itself. Not highways, not airlines, not buses, not rail.

Corporate Welfare may be a real thing but I don't think it's quite as extensive and generous as you appear to believe. Buses and rail services may well attract a subsidy but I don't know of many subsidised airlines.* These companies exist to make money.

How do they not 'pay for [themselves]' if they're turning a profit?

* I may simply be ill-informed of course.


Japanese Company Makes Low-Calorie Noodles Out of Wood 158

AmiMoJo writes: Omikenshi Co, an Osaka based cloth manufacturer best known for rayon, a fibre made from tree pulp, is expanding into the health food business. Using a similar process, Omikenshi is turning the indigestible cellulose into a pulp that's mixed with konjac, a yam-like plant grown in Japan. The resulting fibre-rich flour, which the company calls "cell-eat," contains no gluten, no fat and almost no carbohydrate. It has just 60 calories a kilogram, compared with 3,680 for wheat.

Comment Re:Coren22 "Run, Forrest: RUN!!!"... apk (Score 1) 330

P.S.=> I am going to annihilate you publicly for those you reprehensible piece of fucking lying malicious libelous trolling trash... apk

Bwhahahahahaha! Oh, you *go* girl, you *troll* that bad, bad man!

There's nothing more pitifully amusing than watching APK hollering away at everyone and everything with his panties up in a big old bunch.

You've almost become an institution, Slashdot's "Donald Duck" if you like - a highly-strung, pompous twit who explodes into tantrums of quacking and squawking at the slightest hint of provocation.

Keep up that stalking of yours, it's sure to keep winning you hearts and minds!

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Journal Journal: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress while listening to Time by ELO 1

Don't know why - but I really like that combination.

I've gotten off my schedule of reading Starship Troopers and TMiaHM every year - but I did just reread The Moon is a Harsh Mistress last week-end. My wife was in Ukraine and I was kind of bored but not motivated enough to do something that took effort.

I've outgrown RAH's politics but I still love the story.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long