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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

BoberFett Re:We shall see. (204 comments)

You don't actually think digital text books are free, do you?

yesterday
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

BoberFett Re:it is the wrong way... (286 comments)

That sounds magical. So they're both lowering the price of their product and increasing profit while having already spent money on the switch to solar?

Please show me the hard numbers on how that works for a specific company.

3 days ago
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Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

BoberFett Re:Streisand effect (239 comments)

Except now Streisand could go back and demand that every page talking about the Streisand Effect forget her, essentially eliminating the effect.

about three weeks ago
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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

BoberFett Re:In violation of many Data Treaties (170 comments)

I wouldn't mind it if both opposing groups simply vanished. The sane people stopped listening to either group of idiots long ago.

about three weeks ago
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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

BoberFett Re:Not surprised (170 comments)

By "good reason" do you suppose they meant "not stopping any attacks on US soil"? Because from where I sit, that seems to be their primary function.

about three weeks ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

BoberFett Re:Fighting rearguard actions against change (341 comments)

I don't recall the 1870s having food stamps, section 8 housing, earned income tax credits giving you more money than you paid in, free emergency room care, etc. 150 years ago, you came her and worked your ass off or you died. There was no option to simply live off the labor of others.

about three weeks ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

BoberFett Re:Not about consumption, but about sales (532 comments)

You said the magic word. Willpower. It has nothing to do with money, it has to do with convenience. Americans have become lazy fat fucks, and it's easier to eat poorly than well. It has little to do with money.

about three weeks ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

BoberFett Re:Not about consumption, but about sales (532 comments)

Doritos are cheap? Compare them pound for pound with a bag of apples and get back to me. I get tired of this fucking lame ass excuse that eating healthy food is too expensive.

about three weeks ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

BoberFett Re:But people forget what MENSA concluded (561 comments)

I'm quite lazy as well, and have also coasted through life on being able to pull off a win at the last minute. Didn't do the homework? I'll bang something out between classes and it will be better than what most people spent hours slaving over. Didn't study for the test? I learned most of it while staring at the ceiling in class so I can pull off an A to help make up for the homework I didn't feel like doing. Hell, my interviewing (read: bullshitting) skills paired with my intelligence are good enough that I'm making far more money than my effort really deserves.

I don't know if schools are necessarily setting people up, but I was certainly never instilled with a work ethic. Which is why I too am perusing Slashdot at work.

about three weeks ago
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Mozilla Working On a New Website Comment System

BoberFett Re:A return of Google's comment bar? (142 comments)

I was just thinking about that, but I couldn't remember who created or much about it all really. Because it sucked.

about a month ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

BoberFett Re:Most qualified and motivated candidates? (435 comments)

Oh, and as for women of course nobody has ever heard of Heart, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, or bands nowadays such as Halestorm. No, women are never in mainstream rock.

You're an idiot. Typical moron looking for bigotry where it doesn't exist. You probably believe that those poor women and blacks need your powerful support to get anywhere. Talk about a bigot...

about a month ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

BoberFett Re:Most qualified and motivated candidates? (435 comments)

Sevendust got a lot of radio play where I am, and let to my being a fan.

Kings X? Killswitch Engage? Living Colour? Lenny Kravitz? Some guy named Hendrix might have had a little influence on rock.

You have selective memory.

about a month ago
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Bitcoin Security Endangered By Powerful Mining Pool

BoberFett Re:Bitcoin stopped being distributed a long time a (281 comments)

Finding the bitcoin might be easy, but managing power loads, working deals with local utilities or other involved parties, and managing the actual sales of the bitcoin (because unless you can turn a bitcoin into actual cash, the value of a bitcoin is ZERO) is whole lot more work than plugging in a board.

about a month ago
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Bitcoin Security Endangered By Powerful Mining Pool

BoberFett Re:It's just human nature... (281 comments)

That's quite likely. But don't blame capitalism for the propensity of some people to use the power of the state for their own ends. Socialism and communism seem to fall prey to the same human weaknesses.

about a month ago
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Average HS Student Given Little Chance of AP CS Success

BoberFett Re:Really? (293 comments)

So essentially give them new parents that are involved in the educational process?

about a month ago
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"Super Bananas" May Save Millions of Lives In Africa

BoberFett Re:And hippies will protest it (396 comments)

Are you fucking kidding me? I get so tired of this bullshit. Go to the store and buy 5lbs of apples for a few bucks.

about a month ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

BoberFett Re:Hey dumbass (932 comments)

Many are. I personally wouldn't care who came to the US if it was a dog eat dog economy. Let everyone come. But that's not where we are, so immigration control it is.

about a month ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

BoberFett Re:Tea (932 comments)

How long will a 1 week old baby survive without it's mother? Should post-natal abortion be legal?

I'm pro-choice, but I like to see consistency.

about a month ago

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