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Comment Re:We need a US base in the Ukraine (Score 1) 623

That's nothing new, nor do they limit their targets to Christians. I know this because I've heard about it from my dentist--an Iraqi Jew who fled the country ~30 years ago.

I guess somebody needs to go back to madrassa and review the bits about showing respect for the Peoples of the Book, eh.

Comment Re:We need a US base in the Ukraine (Score 1) 623

The first 3 terms of the agreement are:

1. Respect Ukrainian independence and sovereignty within its existing borders.

2. Refrain from the threat or use of force against Ukraine.

3. Refrain from using economic pressure on Ukraine in order to influence its politics.

I don't see anything in there specifying *nuclear* force, do you?

Now it's true that Item 5 from the same list is "Refrain from use of nuclear arms against Ukraine" but I think it's pretty clear from the context that this is *not* intended to mean "Refrain from use of nuclear arms against Ukraine [but other forms of armament are fine]".

Comment Re: Bad summary (Score 4, Informative) 206

Intruder is saying he already had the right to break into the house. No need to ask for permission.

That's right. He owns the house. And guess what. A landlord can go into your apartment without your permission also.

That's not quite how it has worked in in my experience as a renter in the US, Australia, and Sweden.

Comment Re:And what a source! (Score 1) 27

People who think they're being clever by overriding my font choices tend to get ignored by me unless it's to apply a -1, Pretentious and Self-Serving. And I've mod points today. Just sayin'...

Seriously, quit trying to do the I'm A Special Snowflake Pretending I'm Using A Retro-Trendy IBM Selectric And Everyone Else Must Participate In My Little Fantasy thing and let your message speak for itself.

Comment Re:Motorola used to have rules against that, IIRC (Score 1) 190

You fly into a Malaysian airport with dope--that's trafficking. Better hope you can bribe the hangman well enough that he actually makes the rope long enough to break your neck.

But don't take my word for it--try it yourself with a small amount and let us know how that works out for you.

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