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Comment Re:Misquoted (Score 1) 345

That would be Clarion, on the opposite side of the sun from us. Truman Bethrum met a captain from one of their ships, Aura Rhanes, who was small and latin-looking, who wore a tight black dress, a red blouse, and a red beret at a jaunty angle. The people on the planet Clarion are all Christians and can speak any language on Earth. Ms. Rhanes was named as a corespondent on Bethurum's divorce papers. See "Aboard a Flying Saucer" 1954.

Comment RTFA this time (Score 2) 264

Here's a sample:

"Just remember that the collective mood of society will change as the climate gets warmer and factions of billionaires compete over dwindling resources. The unenlightened self-interest of the global elite will compel the misery index ever upwards in their never-ending quest for economic efficiencies and infinite growth. Itâ(TM)s not a matter of âoeifâ an uprising will occur but rather âoewhen.â Ultimately people will mobilize as a matter of survival. And so your humble narrator, as he watches the baleful telescreens multiply, leaves this guidebook for future activists. Here are some tools. Get out there and use them. Good luck."

This guy belongs on Above Top Secret. Go off the grid? Riiiiight. I'm sure everyone will get right to it. Take an axe so you can chop your own firewood, too.

Comment Re:Read again - reality is fixed for transfer (Score 0) 197

I think you missed AC's point. Corporations don't pay taxes; people do. The corporation merely figures taxes as one of the costs of selling a product and rolls the cost of the taxes INTO the product that people then pay for.

It's a clever way for the government to divide and conquer because they way it is sold is that "Corporations don't pay their fair share!" and the people fall for this ruse and "demand" corporations be taxed more, loopholes cut, etc. So then the people pay more for the product still believing that the Corporation is getting a deal.

Good example: EVIL Big Oil Corporations and their "obscene" profits, which is less than 10% on a gallon of gas while the government makes over twice as much on the same gallon. That's what is funny about electric vehicles. Government is worried that they won't suck so much money in gas taxes as the market changes, so they now want electric vehicles to "pay their fair share!"

Comment Olympic Mountains banned by IOC (Score 1) 247

In other news the IOC has demanded the name of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State be changed, as well as the name of the capital, Olympia.

A few years back the Olympic ISP located in Silverdale, within sight of the Olympic Mountains, was forced to change its name by the IOC.

Comment Re:Less fuel landing on drone barge? (Score 1) 103

Well, they SAID so, for one thing, if you listened to the live feed. They also explained that getting a heavy satellite into high earth orbit costs a lot more fuel than getting a supply ship into low earth orbit, so they have more fuel left over from an ISS supply than a satellite launch. This allows them to spend the extra fuel to get it back to land. One a satellite launch they simply don't have enough fuel so they are forced to land on the barge.

Comment Re:Abusive government (Score 1) 496

Mod this guy up. Seriously. The average IQ is 100. Half the population is below that. Humans, by and large, are not sufficiently intelligent to do the jobs that are out there, and robots can do the jobs they are qualified for, and a whole lot more, i.e.: Robots can be lawyers and physicians as easily as fry cooks.

We need smarter people, but half the population only knows how to make more low-IQ humans. It's one thing to say everyone deserves life and all human life has value and all those nice words, but quite another to give those folks something useful to do that will bring them any sort of satisfaction.

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