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Comment: Re:Happy Times (Score 1) 58

by PopeRatzo (#49833115) Attached to: Fallout 4 Announced

Why dont you just go listen to Ella Fitzgerald and/or the Ink Spots instead of waiting for them to compile those songs onto "their" soundtrack o.0

I do listen to Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots. However, there is a special charm to listening to them armed with a mini-gun in a poisonous, radioactive wasteland with a dog as my companion while fighting giant spiders.

Though, I suppose I could always just move to West Texas. Same difference.

Comment: Happy Times (Score 1) 58

by PopeRatzo (#49832659) Attached to: Fallout 4 Announced

I just hope Bethesda takes as much care with the music in Fallout 4.

https://youtu.be/itc8yl9uLD8

Wish on the moon
And look for the gold in a rainbow
And you’ll find a happy time

You’ll hear a tune
That lives in the heart of a bluebird
And you’ll find a happy time

Though things may look very dark
Your dream is not in vein
For when do you find the rainbow?
Only after rain

So wish on the moon
And someday it may be tomorrow
You will suddenly hear chimes
And you’ll have your happy, happy time

So wish on the moon
And someday it may be tomorrow
You will suddenly hear chimes
And you’ll have your happy, happy time.

Comment: Re:Life in prison (Score 1) 212

by Opportunist (#49831485) Attached to: Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison, and ...

Depends on your country or your sex. Mine does not allow same sex marriages. Which is a pity, I could surely need the benefits married couples are granted. Of course, if you happen to be female this problem does not exist.

I do insist in a contract, though. I would not want you to have the power to pull the plug on me, and I would recommend against giving me the power to pull it on you.

Comment: Re:This is a great example. (Score 5, Insightful) 116

by PopeRatzo (#49827801) Attached to: Mystery Company Blazes a Trail In Fusion Energy

When the question instead became, "we're going to put things into space for $50M - how are we going to do that?" a whole new engineering methodology unfolded.

If NASA never existed, do you think there would be any private space exploration today, much less "putting something in space for $50M"? You think there would have been nuclear energy in the 20th century without a Manhattan Project?

It's easy for a company to pretend they hit a home run when they start the inning on third base.

Comment: I'm not having Ayn-y of it (Score 0) 259

by PopeRatzo (#49827467) Attached to: Senate Passes USA Freedom Act

Rand Paul made just enough noise to make it seem like something good was happening, and disappears into the Sunday morning talk shows.

Meanwhile, the handful of legislators who have been working to oppose the Patriot Act are left dangling by that skeevy SOB.

All those slashdotters who were going all RAND JESUS! should take this as a lesson. The man is a shit-sodden self-promoter. He gives absolutely no fucks about what powers the NSA has. He's just desperate to get the BitCoin vote. Maybe score some contributors off the Silk Road customers.

Here is the full list of House members who voted against the Patriot Act

Democratic Caucus:

Tammy Baldwin (WI-02) Thomas Barrett (WI-05) Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) David Bonior (MI-10) Rick Boucher (VA-09) Sherrod Brown (OH-13) Mike Capuano (MA-08) Eva Clayton (NC-01) John Conyers (MI-14) William Coyne (PA-14) Elijah Cummings (MD-07) Danny Davis (IL-07) Pete DeFazio (OR-04) Diana DeGette (CO-01) John Dingell (MI-16) Sam Farr (CA-17) Bob Filner (CA-50) Barney Frank (MA-04) Alcee Hastings (FL-23) Earl Hilliard (AL-07) Mike Honda (CA-15) Jesse Jackson (IL-02) Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18) Eddie Johnson (TX-30) Stephanie Jones (OH-11) Dennis Kucinich (OH-10) Barbara Lee (CA-09) John Lewis (GA-05) Jim McDermott (WA-07) James McGovern (MA-03) Cynthia McKinney (GA-04) Carrie Meek (FL-17) George Miller (CA-07) Patsy Mink (HI-02) Allan Mollohan (WV-01) Jerry Nadler (NY-08) James Oberstar (MN-08) David Obey (WI-07) John Olver (MA-01) Major Owens (NY-11) Ed Pastor (AZ-02) Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Collin Peterson (MN-07) Nick Rahall (WV-03) Lynn Rivers (MI-13) Bobby Rush (IL-01) Martin Sabo (MN-05) Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) Bobby Scott (VA-03) Jose Serrano (NY-16) Pete Stark (CA-13) Bennie Thompson (MS-02) John Tierney (MA-06) Mark Udall (CO-02)
Tom Udall (NM-03) Nydia Velazquez (NY-12) Peter Visclosky (IN-01) Maxine Waters (CA-35) Diane Watson (CA-32) Mel Watt (NC-12) Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)
David Wu (OR-01)

Republicans
Bob Ney (OH-18) Butch Otter (ID-01) Ron Paul (TX-14)

Here is the full list of Senators who voted against the Patriot Act:

Democratic Caucus

Russ Feingold (D-WI)

Only one person voted against the Patriot Act as a congressman AND as a senator, and that's Independant Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

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