Really? Philippines doesn't speak English?
What a frigging hilarious article! How many nerds can you make upset with one post?
Finance nerds - "OMG! Can't you save?!?!"
Underpaid nerds - "OMG! I make less than that and can feed a family of 10!"
Network nerds - "OMG! Moving to Networking isn't as trivial as you make it seem!"
etc, etc, etc
Can you feel the rage of nerds? Seems to be planned to trigger the reactions
I completely agree.
What happened to the WV's bid process? I work for the Government, anything of this size would require a RFP and a selection committee. It is solely on WV's shoulders to select a competitive bid on infrastructure projects like this one. I hope the same group of people don't run their Road Commission or Real Estate contracts. What a sham...
Pure FUD. Sharia and Mundane laws are well established to handle criticism of Islam, the King, or other key components of Malaysia.
Baseball is very popular is Latin and South America. It also has quite a following in Japan and South Korea. As well as Canada. There are a significant number of people outside USA that like Baseball.
Proper reply CadentOrange. It seems quite a few Slashdotters have no clue about Malaysia politics. An "Occupy" type protest in Malaysia would be quickly broken up. For a recent example, see the Bersih rally from July 9, 2011 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bersih_2.0_rally).
One more reason for me to hate Facebook.
Your initial comment smacks of content the parent poster highlighted, "given the deterioration of comment quality". Did you bother to looks into Stratfor before posting or simply knee jerk reply with a gross generalization?
Five minutes on Wikipedia would have informed you that the leaders of the group are published...
Fred Burton is Stratfor's vice president for intelligence. Burton is the author of a memoir, Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent, published by Random House in 2008, and Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011.
George Friedman is the founder, chief intelligence officer, financial overseer, and CEO of the private intelligence corporation Stratfor. He has authored several books, including The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade, America's Secret War, The Intelligence Edge, The Coming War With Japan and The Future of War.
The worthwhile replies on Slashdot up to the parent post seem to be two or three slashdotters that actually read / subscribe what Stratfor has published. Everything else has been crap.
I doubt 6ft (1/5 ATM) would be enough to duplicate the experience of 4 Gs, maybe 4 ATMs of pressure would be closer. The air pressure at sea level is one atmosphere of pressure (1 ATM). Pressure increases at the rate of 1 ATM every 33 feet of water depth. This would be equivalent to someone with a PADI Advanced Open Water certification, maybe even with the Deep Water add on.
This scenario parallels most criminal activities and Government seizures. These sites were hypothetically, providing files and not compensating the authors of those files. That is currently a crime in the US. As their were caught with 'stolen goods', the goods and the property used to disperse the goods were seized.
This is the same as many drug possession or drunk driving cases. You don't only get charged with the criminal act, but you also lose the items that helped you facilitate that act.
Let's say one of these site owners doesn't think they were selling stolen goods (but had MP3s of Celine Dion without her permission). Them standing up to the Government is just like the neighborhood dope peddler calling the police because the FBI seized his stash. Effectively providing the Government with more data to prosecute the case.
Has there been a single sale of a drone to a local government agency? Or a farmer? With missiles?
I agree there are always select cases where the accused don't have their 'fair trial', but calling that 'oblitherated the right to a trial'. Go live in a real police state, and then let us know what you really think. Maybe go for a hike in Iran, or visit Thailand and post something disrespectful of the Thai Monarchy.
'their acts of inhumanity are public and ours are private'
'Our news sources only come from a small handful of corporations'
There is so much exaggeration and embellishment in your post, you do disrespect to the scenarios you cite. I live in a Muslim country and there is less 'liberty taken' with their reporting of such events. This comment being a '5, Insightful' just shows how many other Slashdotters are angry, but don't complain when our own use 'Fox News' tactics.
The way the question is phrased isn't puzzling. You've nailed it.
A large amount of Slashdotters don't like Microsoft as a company. This isn't necessarily a technology issue, but is more likely a political, business, or ethical decision. Look into the current Android licensing story for one reason to dislike them.
I am a righty. I regularly use a mouse with my left. This began years (10+) ago when I would have a paper notepad next to my keyboard for various reasons. I would use the mouse with my left which kept my right hand free to write.
"All the people are so happy now, their heads are caving in. I'm glad they are a snowman with protective rubber skin" -- They Might Be Giants