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Comment: Re:Social Contract (Score -1, Troll) 279

You also take this oath that binds you to protect the constitution, not the government, and this is what threatens Obama and his cronies.

Here's the oath:

I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

The orders part is further defined to be LAWFUL orders as per the UCMJ. Ultimately, the only source of lawful orders is the Constitution. Should an order be in violation of the Constitution, it is unlawful and anyone who obeys such an order is in violation of everything this country is supposed to stand for.

Obama knows that the military's allegiance is ultimately to the constitution and not his regime, and consequently this is why he has declared veterans and other patriots to be terrorists and has positioned the TSA and his Homeland Security police force as a counter to the military. This isn't about mental health, its about asserting control.

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+ - Google Launches Style Guide for Android Developers->

Submitted by mspohr
mspohr (589790) writes "On Thursday, Google launched Android Design, a website created specifically to help aid developers in the creation of applications for ICS. The site offers a comprehensive visual to third-party application developers, giving suggestions on everything from how to implement different visual elements to overall back-end patterns for the OS itself.

In theory, it will help developers better understand just how the Android team thinks about layout and implementation, while simultaneously giving suggestions to interaction designers on how to maintain visual integrity. Basically, it will help both first-time developers and Android veterans make apps look less crappy.

“We haven’t really had a style guide,” Duarte says. “We haven’t really given you a lot of guidance on how to migrate your application from a phone, perhaps, to a tablet. We’ve done so only by example.”"

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+ - IBM Shrinks Bit Size to 12 Atoms->

Submitted by Lucas123
Lucas123 (935744) writes "IBM researchers say they've been able to shrink the number of iron atoms it takes to store a bit of data from about one million to 12, which could pave the way for storage devices with capacities that are orders of magnitude greater than today's devices. Andreas Heinrich, who lead the IBM Research team on the project for five years, said the team used the tip of scanning tunneling microscope and unconventional antiferromagnetism to change the bits from zeros to ones. By combining 96 of the atoms, the researchers were able to create bytes — spelling out the word THINK. That solved a theoretical problem of how few atoms it could take to store a bit; now comes the engineering challenge: how to make a mass storage device perform the same feat as scanning tunneling microscope."
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+ - Student wins case against high school prayer banne-> 1

Submitted by dcherk
dcherk (410356) writes "A student has won her lawsuit against Rhode Island’s Cranston High School West. The school MUST separate Church and State and stop prayer, since tradition does not trump the constitution.

From the court's ruling: 'While all agree that some traditions should be honored, others must be put to rest as our national values and notions of tolerance and diversity evolve. At any rate, no amount of history and tradition can cure a constitutional infraction.'"

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Comment: Re:Listen to the users before bashing (Score 0) 633

by tfiedler (#38625114) Attached to: Another Stab At Sorting Hybrid Hype From Reality

If they had actually done an ROI study on the purchase, they wouldn't be all that happy. Gas would have to more than triple in cost before I would see any reasonable return on investment from the increased costs I would see from the higher payments, the higher insurance costs because it was new, and the higher property taxes I would pay. Never mind that buying a hybrid so you can feel good about yourself actually required the consumption of more resources to produce your new car versus just keeping the one you already had.

Comment: Re:First Anecdote! (Score 0) 633

by tfiedler (#38625076) Attached to: Another Stab At Sorting Hybrid Hype From Reality

Yeah but we can't get decent diesel vehicles in the US because the left is focused on trendy things like hybrid technology, makes them feel better about themselves. I've got friends that have had VW TDIs for many years, through multiple model years, and they routinely best hybrid fuel economy. I bought a Ford Festiva in 1991 that got 40 mpg from day one, it was just under $9000 new sticker price. WHICH, tells you why there are no reasonably priced fuel efficient vehicles, no profit margin and not sexy enough.

Comment: Re:Well... (Score 0) 1059

by tfiedler (#38617902) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Deal With Roving TSA Teams?

Congress is the "who" behind the stripping of your rights, and you actually believe they give a damn what you think? Sad. Actually, you do need to fight the people paid to support them, they are responsible for willingly committing acts of in violation of the constitution, no matter what the courts, also co-opted by the government and its corporate masters. Face it, the government isn't on your side anymore, if they ever were, and pandering to them to fix the very problems they cause is alot like pouring gasoline on a fire to put it out.

Comment: Re:Who do these jerks think they are!? (Score 0) 891

by tfiedler (#38617784) Attached to: Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage

I have an F350 diesel and a Jeep Wrangler, and an RV, and a boat. I figure I own more of the road than you due to the road taxes I pay, and I'll do damn well as I please to do, including driving MY CHOICE of vehicle, without bowing to your kind's socialistic tendencies to obliterate both the hobbies and endeavors I choose to participate in which drive my vehicle choices. I'll damn certain not let you or some other hippy loser dictate those choices. So you "get your head out of your ass," and while you're at it, best stay in your big city with all of the pretty little baubles that your kind loves so much. You keep your oppressive police presence, the continual erosion of privacy, the crime, and the multitude of other ills you city folks and their pundits love to spout off about. I will, on the other hand, actually go out into the world and enjoy it, along with the risks to personal safety and revel in the rewards of being free of morons like you. And when the shit hits the fan, us "ignorant folk" with our big vehicles and freedom loving tendencies will be there to bail you morons out, as has happened every other time in the past.

Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 0) 473

by tfiedler (#38553564) Attached to: Edison Would Have Loved New Light Bulb Law, Says His Great-Grandson

Incandescent technology isn't being banned, just being pushed to evolve a little. If you need to dim look for 29, 43, 53, and 72, watt halogen bulbs. These replace 40, 60, 75, and 100 watt standard bulbs respectively and comply with the new law. These are marketed under the Eco Smart brand by Phillips, Super Saver by Sylvania (Made in USA too), GE also sell them. These are more pricey than standard bulbs and the Sylvaina ones are 1/4 inch less in diameter, but are a suitable replacement.

"These are more pricey"....

which is the real reason the law was passed, to take a commodity product/industry and generate more revenue by requiring new light sources. I'm all for energy conservation but let's call a spade a spade, this isn't about energy conservation, it is about political favors for a special interest.

Comment: Re:Career (Score 1) 848

by tfiedler (#38511488) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Handing Over Personal Work Without Compensation?

I second that. This story, http://www.noogenesis.com/pineapple/fisherman.html, is what convinced me that working 80 hour weeks wasn't worth it, no matter how impressive my resume looked, or my responsibilities were, nor where I got to travel on the company dime, nor who was patting me on the back. I left that corporate world eight years ago and took a job, still in I.T., making 30k less per year but only working 35 hours a week on average. I'm still there, working 35 hours a week. I live in a 80k house, almost paid off, and drive old cars that I work on, and I earn (and use) 300 hours of time off each year.

The good life is out there, even for I.T. workers, if you're willing to go find it.

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