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Comment Re:America in one sentence (Score 1) 544

There are plenty of soul sucking jobs that slowly damage your mental and physical health. They may seem (barely) gainful until you have to pay the piper (doctor).

But about those boiler rooms, there are one or two that just don't get the message to quit calling. They seem pretty shady, so are likely frauds. Each time, the caller sounds like they couldn't have been at it for more than a week or two. That's because they burn 'em and churn 'em.

Submission + - September 19th SpaceX Launch will be visible across California, Nevada. (

Bruce Perens writes: The nighttime launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 containing Iridium satellites at 9:49 PM PST Monday September 19th from Vandenberg AFB SLC-4 is likely to be visible across California and in some Nevada locations. Although Vandenberg has a landing pad for the Falcon under construction, this will probably be a drone-ship landing and some California observers might see two of the landing burns.

Comment Re:America in one sentence (Score 1) 544

Those jobs mostly exist for people bad at math. Kinda like sometimes a business will make a desperate play of selling below cost as a desperate ploy to make payroll one more month. It usually doesn't work out.

There are people that incredibly lazy, but there's less of them than you might think.

Comment Re:Come the fuck on (Score 1) 354

The more versatile part is you can add disks one at a time to btrfs when mirroring and have it make reasonable use of it. If a disk fails and there's enough room left over you can even rebalance on an odd number of drives and be fully redundant until you can get another disk in. All of that together means you can upgrade to new bigger disks without going offline (naturally, performance takes a hit during the upgrade).

At the same time, I also have ZFS in production and no intention to migrate.

Comment Re:America in one sentence (Score 2) 544

My favorite new testament verse: 'If someone won't work, they shall not eat' (para).

Given that at that time, the poor were permitted to help themselves to the edges of the fields, that made sense. If you couldn't even be bothered to go harvest what you needed (assuming you were able), then yeah.

Of course, too many confuse won't work with can't work and no employment available that pays more than it costs.

Submission + - SPAM: Lost Doctor Story to be released as animation

BigBadBus writes: The lost 1966 Doctor Who story, "The Power of the Daleks" is to be released in an animated version according to the UK Mirror Newspaper. The story is significant as it is the first story to feature the newly regenerated Doctor, starring Patrick Troughton. However, only a few live action clips exist from the story. For weeks now, BBC Worldwide have issued takedown orders to anyone leaking animated clips on YouTube.
There are still 97 live action episodes missing however; the last were unearthed in 2013.

Comment Re: see what the Union free work place get's you! (Score 5, Insightful) 285

You are assuming we exist to serve an economy. But an economy isn't a living thing and that's not how it works. An economy has no rights.

The economy exists to serve the people. It has no other justification.

Not all coercion is in the form of physical force. Work for slave wages or starve, for example, is a form of coercion.

Unions are a worker's way of reminding management that without workers, they would have to actually labor themselves or starve.

Submission + - FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems (

An anonymous reader writes: The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials.

The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections.

Submission + - F-104 Starfighters to launch CubeSats from Florida (

An anonymous reader writes: The BBC has an interesting story about how a famous 1950s jet is being repurposed for use in 2018. From TFA: "The F-104s will fly over the Atlantic Ocean, their pilots taking the jets to around 60,000ft, the jets climbing at an acute angle to give the rockets the right trajectory to leave the pull of the Earth’s gravity." A good read for fans of space and aeronautics.

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