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Comment: What, no Capcha? (Score 1) 85

by goombah99 (#48889461) Attached to: 'Never Miss Another Delivery' - if You Have a TrackPIN (Video)

1) You could use the last 4 digits of the package tracking number as the delivery driver's PIN, and tell him or her what to do in a note stuck to your front door.

I think they need to have a Capcha as well so the delivery person can prove he's a human not an autonomous drone. Make him do a mathc problem to compute the number.

Comment: Re:Science by democracy doesn't work? (Score 2, Insightful) 496

by Alsee (#48877703) Attached to: Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

if the same data has been used to claim a warming trend and the same data is used to say otherwise I'd call that invalid data.

The same data has been used to claim men landed on the moon, and that the moon landing was a hoax. Therefore all data related to the moon landing should then be ignored. As it's proven flawed on both counts.

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Comment: Re:A question for all the"deniers". (Score 1) 496

by Alsee (#48875839) Attached to: Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

earth is primarily a self regulating eco-system leading to stability

Gaia is living, breathing, self stabilizing organism. Gaia actively maintains optimum conditions for live to thrive. If the sun fluctuates hotter, Gaia will keep us cool. If the sun fluctuates cooler, Gaia will keep us warm. We have released two quadrillion pounds (2,000,000,000,000,000) of CO2 into the atmosphere and the laws of physics say that will trap heat.... and Gaia will.... umm I dunno... but Gaia will do it's super-smart-Gaia-thing to to actively counter it and keep us in a loving protective embrace of shielded stability. If we have a nuclear war, Gaia will cleanse the environment and protect us from that nasty radiation-stuff. Gaia loves all life, gaia loves us and protects us. Gaia loves broadway shows and long walks on the beach. Gaia has profiles on eHarmony.com and JDate.com.

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Comment: Re:This had nothing to do with science (Score 1) 496

by goombah99 (#48874967) Attached to: Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

Gravity is a hoax. The earth is a large flat disk accelerating through space on the back of a rocket propelled tortoise and the sun is small light source only 100 miles above the plane of the disk. It's really the B-ark space ship carrying away the descendants of the true earth's telephone sanitizers and hairdressers. Don't fall for the lies of "big globe" and their well paid "scientists".

Comment: Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (Score 1, Insightful) 687

by rabtech (#48861711) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Why is it that you have to fall back on name-calling? Why not address the actual point?

It is wrong to dox people.

It is wrong to swat people.

Period.

It's ridiculous how much vitriol and harassment is being dished out against random people (mostly women) just because you don't like what they say.

To a letter, every single person I've talked to who is supporting gamergate is spouting lies and half-truths. Maybe there was a legitimate point buried in there, but it's long been lost in the random mob attacks.

Now people are being attacked simply for saying "hey guys, random aggression/doxxing/swatting isn't cool".

It's pure insanity. You should be ashamed of yourself and your comment.

(For the record, I hate the SJW crowd and the Tumblr really-a-dragon-spirit bullshit, but that doesn't make it OK to lash out)

Comment: Re:Dammit, Europe! (Score 1) 219

by mpe (#48843725) Attached to: European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism
I was hoping your be the ones to bail us out when the U.S. went full fascist. Alright, New Zealand, all eyes are on you. No pressure!

Recently New Zealand introduced tougher speeding and drink drive penalties. With the result that road deaths over the Christmas period went up. So probably best not to expect too much of The Beehive. There's also the Megaupload mess to consider.

If this is a service economy, why is the service so bad?

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