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Comment: Re:Stupid Zuckerberg (Score 1) 350

by realperseus (#35803704) Attached to: Ceglia Sues For 50% Facebook, Old Emails as Evidence

I think the same intoxicant caught up with Mark Zuckerberg. At one time he probably would have been thrilled to have enough to by a modest house and a sports car. Now it's snowballing and he wants to keep in snowballing for himself. Looks rather like it's beginning to melt.

Money also draws people that love money, think people that literally dream about making money with other peoples money. Zuckerburg attracted these types of people with his money. These folks perhaps said "Listen, we can double-triple-quadruple-makemore of what you have now. Just follow us". This, coupled with greed, has produced many of the 1% of the population that control 40% of the wealth here in the states.

One day from now, we'll be buying our gasoline/petro from the HSBC gas station. Then again, we already maybe doing that..

The Military

+ - DOD Testing of GPS Could Lead You Astray->

Submitted by realperseus
realperseus (594176) writes "Unbeknown to many, the US Department of Defense began conducting tests of the GPS system in an area that will affect the entire Southeast region of the United States. The testing commenced on January 20th and will be completed by February 22nd. In this Flight Advisory, the FAA does not give a reason for these tests. Nor is it mentioned if, or how, these tests will effect consumer GPS products in the region.. ."
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+ - Refusing to show ID and recording TSA is legal-> 1

Submitted by Cowmonaut
Cowmonaut (989226) writes "TechDirt is reporting that Phillip Mocek has been acquitted by a jury. For those of you who do not know, Mocek refused to show his ID to the TSA to board a flight, as his legal right. The TSA disputed this and charged him with four misdemeanors (disorderly conduct, concealing his identity, refusing to obey a police officer, and criminal trespass) when he persisted and recorded the incident. It's sad that its news when someone stands up to something as basic as the TSA thuggery, and more depressing that its news when its upheld in court."
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Comment: Re:Not buying it (Score 1) 371

by realperseus (#34934876) Attached to: DSL Installation Fail

I had Qwest technicians on-site last October to get DSL working. They were knowledgeable and completely professional; the work was first rate. I don't believe this story is accurate. The "contact my primary phone service provider" bit probably indicates that some third party is involved and the submitter is falsely attributing this cockup to Qwest.

Oh, and my DSL performance is excellent as well. If you have the choice between Qwest and Comcast, get the former.

I'm not buying it either. Must be some kind of a joke.. .

NASA

Low Quality Alloy Cause of Shuttle Main Tank Issue 118

Posted by Soulskill
from the heisenberg-compensators-were-acting-up dept.
BJ_Covert_Action writes "NASA engineers have finally discovered the root cause of the cracks that have been found on space shuttle Discovery's main external tank. The main tank, one of the 'Super Lightweight Tank' models developed by Lockheed-Martin, employs an aluminum-lithium alloy developed by Lockheed-Martin specifically for this application. The new alloy is used in various structural stringers throughout the SLWT design. Unfortunately, the batch of this alloy used in the tank that is currently mated with the Discovery shuttle appears to be of low quality. The alloy used in the stringers has a 'mottled' appearance, compared to the nominal appearance typically used in the main tank stringers (see picture in article). This appearance is indicative of a fracture threshold that is significantly lower than typical. NASA has determined, through testing, that this low grade alloy has only 65% of the fracture strength of the nominal alloy typically used. NASA engineers have devised a potential fix to the problem that they are currently testing to ensure the repair will cause no unintended consequences. NASA plans to have the Discovery shuttle ready to launch again by February 24th, 2011."

Comment: Re:Whatever everyone else is doing (Score 1) 717

by realperseus (#34877442) Attached to: If I'm the driver, I like to go ...

Please stay to the right (in the US). Allow others to easily pass you

Bay Area drivers on the San Francisco Peninsula seem to have a terrible habit of pretending to pass, and not actually doing it. This results in what I call "log jams", particularly on 101. 280 is just insanely fast most of the time, and it's wide; but you can still sometimes get a log jam. I haven't driven in the East Bay too much; but I have noticed that they tend to be a bit more aggressive. The "log jamming" problem seems to crop up in a lot of places here though. I've seen it on I-5 also.

I've been looking for the proper word that describes the conditions created by the natives traveling the QEW in Ontario Canada and now I've found it!

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