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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

CanHasDIY Re:It's almost sane(really) (434 comments)

What is this? A well thought out comment that takes into consideration the relationships between different nations?

Get that crap out of here, this is Slashdot! If you can't respond with a knee-jerk reaction or sci-fi based reference, you're doing it wrong!

5 hours ago
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Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access

CanHasDIY Re:More like "We don't want to hire milennials" (95 comments)

When was that?

5 years ago.

I know exactly NOBODY who can in this economy get fresh out of college and expect more than a temp job, payment optional.

Are any of them accountants with an additional Bachelor's in Economics, who graduated from a globally-respected university business program in the top 2% of their class?

'Cuz that's how she did it.

5 hours ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

CanHasDIY Re:It's almost sane(really) (434 comments)

as soon as you say bomb, you hit "public safety" exceptions to a lot of stuff, which means your analogy is less parallel than you may think.

Well, considering how many computers involved in "public safety" run some variant of Windows... perhaps it's more parallel than you realize.

Mind you I'm playing Devil's Advocate at this point, as I've already conceded that it's better to err on the side of less government power rather than more.

5 hours ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

CanHasDIY Re:Environmental ROI? (163 comments)

Which get recycled at such a high rate we've stopped mining them?

C'mon, man.

5 hours ago
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Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access

CanHasDIY Re:More like "We don't want to hire milennials" (95 comments)

I'm only getting into my 30's myself, but working at that plant was the kind of back-breaking nastiness (combined with all the chemicals involved in the process) that destroys your body in a hurry. Back then I loved it, thought of it as getting paid to work out 16 hours a day, but the "lifers," who would be there until retirement, all discouraged me from pursuing a career there, namely because they knew what that place does to a person's health.

Still, there's a part of me that looks back on those days, stuffing 80 lb iron and brass molds into a 1200 degree blast furnace by hand, with a nostalgic fondness. Probably the dumb part.

5 hours ago
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Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access

CanHasDIY Re:More like "We don't want to hire milennials" (95 comments)

>I know exactly zero people under the age of thirty who have jobs that pay $20 or more an hour

That is exactly how it has always been and it is likely to continue to be the case for those under 30.

Bullshit.

As I told OP, I was making over $20/hr when I was 20, and my wife has been making over $20/hr since she graduated college at the age of 25.

Maybe you and everyone you know just got the wrong education/jobs.

6 hours ago
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Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access

CanHasDIY Re:More like "We don't want to hire milennials" (95 comments)

I don't get what the article's author is thinking, exactly. There have been dozens upon dozens of articles written about how millennials aren't doing things - they aren't buying cars (except cheap used ones), they aren't buying houses, they aren't getting married. As someone who is under 30 and technically a millennial, I can attest to this. I know exactly zero people under the age of thirty who have jobs that pay $20 or more an hour - the highest I've seen is $17.50, for a girl who works one cube over from me.

From 18 to 21, I had a job starting out at $18/hr base, which was $23.75/hr base when I left. All the overtime you could eat, and triple pay for the first 8 hours on holidays.

Where, you may ask? Why, in an industrial manufacturing facility (specifically, a glass factory making bottles for one of the largest booze corporations in the world) of course! In fact, I'd still be there if I hadn't fallen for the "you won't make good money if you don't go to college" myth.

Post-college education, I've been lucky to break $15/hr. Too bad my body can no longer handle that kind of work, or I'd be back at "the plant" in a heartbeat.

6 hours ago
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Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access

CanHasDIY Re:Fucking anti-social Millennials (95 comments)

Sure it takes the customer a longer time, but that's just more time for them to look at impulse buy and sell their children more candy at the checkout.

Are self-service checkouts surrounded by impulse-buying items in the US?

Dude, pretty much every checkout has a crapload of impulse-buy crap in the US, self-service or otherwise.

For me, there isn't really such a thing as a self-checkout, since my trips to the store are either A) major grocery runs, where I have way too much crap to even go to the self-serve machine, or B) buying booze and/or tobacco, which means I've got to talk to the attendant and show my ID anyway.

But I do like not having to worry about some teenaged idiot putting my bread, eggs, and cleaning chemicals in the same bag.

7 hours ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

CanHasDIY Re:Environmental ROI? (163 comments)

Except you can't really power most precious metal mines with solar or wind

Nor can you build a datacenter without a couple metric shit-tonnes of rare earth minerals.

8 hours ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

CanHasDIY Re:Please answer me one question (163 comments)

i personally think that the ones that don't are just unwilling to gamble on an unstable 'currency'

Or they know it's yet another doomed-to-fail commodities market that favors the big players over everyone else.

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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

CanHasDIY Re:Good Thing (163 comments)

Good thing you're not solving real problems. What. A. Fucking. Waste.

It just proves that a carbon tax cannot come soon enough.

Too bad it's a total scam (which we knew about way back in 2009, BTW):

The new carbon credit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino that's been kind to Goldman, except it has one delicious new wrinkle: If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices will be government-mandated. Goldman won't even have to rig the game. It will be rigged in advance.

Here's how it works: If [Cap and Trade] passes, there will be limits for coal plants, utilities, natural-gas distributors and numerous other industries on the amount of carbon emissions (a.k.a. greenhouse gases) they can produce per year. If the companies go over their allotment, they will be able to buy "allocations" or credits from other companies that have managed to produce fewer emissions. President Obama conservatively estimates that about $646 billion worth of carbon credits will be auctioned in the first seven years; one of his top economic aides speculates that the real number might be twice or even three times that amount.

The feature of this plan that has special appeal to speculators is that the "cap" on carbon will be continually lowered by the government, which means that carbon credits will become more and more scarce with each passing year. Which means that this is a brand new commodities market where the main commodity to be traded is guaranteed to rise in price over time. The volume of this new market will be upwards of a trillion dollars annually; for comparison's sake, the annual combined revenues of all electricity suppliers in the U.S. total $320 billion.

Read the whole piece here

8 hours ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

CanHasDIY Re:20 megawatts (163 comments)

Don't forget about the nasty chemicals and processes (and apparently, politics) involved in making computer components.

8 hours ago
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Crytek USA Collapses, Sells Game IP To Other Developers

CanHasDIY Re:Not Getting Paid (118 comments)

I think you need to read my post again. I'm "loyal", in that I'll stay around until the second that something better comes along and I'm outtie.

Where I come from that's not loyalty, it's idiocy combined with opportunism. Why idiocy? Read on...

I don't know what "enlightened" country you live in but in USA if you voluntarily leave a job you don't get jobless benefits.

Like money, for example? So you know, even if you don't leave voluntarily there's a good chance your benefits will be denied, especially if your former employer is a piece of shit; Happened to me twice.

so you're not going to be paid either way.

Ah, see, now that's where you're mistaken - instead of plugging away for free (praying the whole time that when the company you're volunteering for does finally go tits-up, they don't file for bankruptcy and screw you out of the money they never paid you), you could be working day-labor at the very least, to keep your household afloat until you find more gainful work.

You've got to get out of this "work here or don't work at all" mentality, because it's hurting you, man.

8 hours ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

CanHasDIY Re:Moving information for Freedom.... (434 comments)

Yea, as you've probably already noticed from another response I made, I've decided the wisest course of action is that of least privilege, at least when our government is concerned.

9 hours ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

CanHasDIY Re:Cuts both ways (434 comments)

To be honest, I'm kind of up in the air on this one; on the one hand, I hate the fact that rich people and corporations use national borders to commit crimes (like hiding assets from taxation); On the other hand, I know that if the precedent is set, our government will abuse the holy living shit out of the privilege.

I suppose the wise decision would be to err on the side of caution and limit the government's ability to access information. Better 10 guilty men go free than one innocent suffer, right?

11 hours ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

CanHasDIY Re:Good (434 comments)

No, its a bad precedent, and you can now look forward to China / Russia / India issuing subpoenas for things like email inboxes and documents stored on the cloud for US citizens.

Now, now. This isn't PRISM we're talking about, it's a specific, 4th Amendment sound warrant for information regarding a US company's actions in the US, the evidence for which they've hidden on a foreign server. There's no need for hyperbole

Ive never really gotten how slashdot has so many people with apparent astigmatism, only able to see the close up things and always missing the bigger picture.

The irony of this statement is not lost on me.

11 hours ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

CanHasDIY Re:Good (434 comments)

How? Details, please.

You know, just in case I commit some heinous crime and need somewhere to stash the evidence.

11 hours ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

CanHasDIY Re:Moving information for Freedom.... (434 comments)

Our government has jurisdiction over its citizens, and businesses that operate within its borders.

Basically, what you're saying is that you think that if someone on US soil does something illegal, and hides the evidence offshore, the government shouldn't be able to get to said evidence without jumping through a crapton of legal hoops?

11 hours ago

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Man criticizes Southwest employee, booted from flight and threatened with arrest

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  about a week ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "The old saying goes, "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." A man from Minnesota learned the consequences Sunday, after Tweeting about his experience with a rude Southwest gate attendant:

A Minnesota man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent... he agent told him that he would have to wait if he wanted to board with his children. Watson replied that he had boarded early with them before and then sent out a tweet that read "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPPY @SWA."

After he boarded, an announcement came over the plane asking his family to exit the aircraft. Once at the gate, the agent said that unless the tweet was deleted, police would be called and the family would not be allowed back onboard."

He gave into the threat, deleted the Tweet, and was allowed to board a later flight (with his sons). Southwest, as one could have predicted, offered a boilerplate "apology" and vouchers for more terrible service.

As of this post, no word on the rude agent's current employment status.

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Worst Idea Ever? Missouri DOT Considers Assaulting Speeders With 150dB Cannon

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  about 4 months ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "The Missouri DOT has come up with a... let's say 'novel' solution to the issue of drivers speeding through work zones: Fire a 153dB LRAD sound cannon at their windshield.

MoDOT employee Michele Compton claims the device will only be triggered by speeders (however they choose to define that term), and that "The sound easily penetrates the windshield and well-insulated cab of a car, even overriding the vehicle's engine sounds and a radio turned up loud enough to jam to tunes at highway speeds."

Several people have brought up valid questions about the system's use — will it be able to tell if it's pointed at a car or a motorcycle, and compensate appropriately, or just blast the poor biker off the road? Aside from the obvious physical danger such a weapon would cause if deployed on a busy highway, there's also a more Orwellian component to be concerned with: Tasers were originally issued to police officers as less-than-lethal "deterrent" devices, and the scope of their use has crept into "compliance" territory. How long before the government is using the military grade weaponry such as the LRAD not to punish lawbreakers, but to control the populace in general?

Oh, wait, that already happened."

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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants to "Fix" the Second Amendment

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  about 4 months ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "In his yet-to-be-released book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, John Paul Stevens, who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court for 35 years, believes he has the key to stopping the seeming recent spate of mass killings — amend the Constitution to exclude private citizens from armament ownership. Specifically, he recommends adding 5 words to the 2nd Amendment, so that it would read as follows:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed.”

What I find interesting is how Stevens maintains that the Amendment only protects armament ownership for those actively serving in a state or federal military unit, in spite of the fact that the Amendment specifically names "the People" as a benefactor (just like the First, Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth) and of course, ignoring the traditional definition of the term militia. I'm personally curious as to what his other 5 suggested changes are, but I guess we'll have towait until the end of April to find out."

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GunGeoMarker App Finally Shows its True Colors (And They're Hideous)

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  1 year,17 days

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "The GunGeoMarker app for Android, which is probably the worst non-malware app ever thought up, updated in a way that completely changes the functionality of the program: instead of a garbage program that brings up a static map of your current location and only allows users to enter a single, 30-character-or-less post, the app now (via a button labeled, "What the Project Really Is: HONEYPOT" ) opens your web browser and directs you to the author's latest masturbatory blog post, in which Brett Stalbaum showers himself with praise for the success of the 'project,' as well as removing what little functionality existed in the first place.

  Apparently the whole point of this exercise was to give an excuse for Stalbaum to demonize those with differing opinions, as well as justify some self-inflicted back patting. Kudos, I guess?"
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MIT: One Step Closer to 3D Holography, Better Medical Imaging

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  about a year and a half ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "Remember that scene in Back To The Future: Part II, where Marty is 'attacked' by the holographic Jaws? Researchers at MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics have gotten one step closer to such a technology: record-setting Optical Phase Arrays that can actively steer light, in the form of a 4,096-emitter array that fits on a single silicon chip. From TFA:

Chips that can steer beams of light could enable a wide range of applications, including cheaper, more efficient, and smaller laser rangefinders; medical-imaging devices that can be threaded through tiny blood vessels; and even holographic televisions that emit different information when seen from different viewing angles.

Neat."
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Valve Pulls a Sony, Eliminates Right to Sue in Newest Steam Subscriber Update

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  about 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "Per an article on PCGamer:

Valve has made some major changes to the Steam Subscriber Agreement, changing the way it handles customer disputes and banning any class action lawsuits over the service. In both cases, it informs us, this is for everyone’s own good – ours as customers, and Valve’s as a company.

The specific paragraph from [Valve's] blog post goes like this:

“It’s clear to us that in some situations, class actions have real benefits to customers. In far too many cases however, class actions don’t provide any real benefit to users and instead impose unnecessary expense and delay, and are often designed to benefit the class action lawyers who craft and litigate these claims. Class actions like these do not benefit us or our communities. We think this new dispute resolution process is faster and better for you and Valve while avoiding unnecessary costs, and that it will therefore benefit the community as a whole.”

Considering the decidedly less-than-noble motivations of others whose practices Valve is emulating (I'm looking at you, Sony... you too, EA), this submitter finds that statement dubious at best, as well as wondering what recourse, if any, current Steam subscribers will have to avoid being forced to either agree to get screwed, or lose access to our games."
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Verizon Wireless Goes Ahead With "Bucket" Data Plans

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "Previously, it was reported that Verizon was considering eliminating their current data plan scheme, as well as the grandfathered unlimited plans, in favor of a new 'bucket' plan in which up to 10 devices would share a data allotment. Verizon officially acknowledged it today, called the "Share Everything" plan, which will go into effect as of June 28, 2012;
according to USA Today:

Under the new pricing plan, a smartphone customer opting for the cheapest data bucket, 1 gigabyte, will pay $90 before taxes and fees ($40 for phone access and $50 for 1 GB). Customers can add a basic phone, laptop and tablet to share data for $30, $20 and $10, respectively.

Those of us still grandfathered into the unlimted plan will be forced to either sign up for Share Everything, or one of the tiered pricing plans currently in effect."
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New Samsung TV Watches You Watching It

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "Straight out of 1984, Samsung has unveiled a new series of telescreens with integrated cameras and microphones, complete with facial and voice recognition software. Best of all, there appears to be no physical indication of the mic and camera's status, so consumers have no way of knowing when they're being monitored, or by whom... and if you don't find the idea of a TV that watches you creepy enough, apparently Samsung's Terms of Service include a clause allowing third-party apps to make use of the monitoring system, and use the data gathered for their own purposes.

Nothing Orwellian about that..."

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Nokia Applies for Vibrating Tattoo Patent

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "Tired of waiting for the Pip-Boy or Omni-Tool to be invented? Never fear! Nokia is developing the basic technology needed to make your dreams a reality: haptic-feedback tattoos. According to the patent application, Nokia is proposing “a material attachable to skin, the material capable of detecting a magnetic field and transferring a perceivable stimulus to the skin, wherein the perceivable stimulus relates to the magnetic field.”

Basically, the process is the same as for normal tattooing; the difference is in the ferromagnetic ink.

Kind of brings new meaning to the term "embedded device," doesn't it?"

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U.S. Congress Quietly Criminalizes Protesting

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "From Huffington Post:

H. R. 347, better known to those in the DC beltway as the 'Trespass Bill' — potentially makes peaceable protest anywhere in the U.S. a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. H. R. 347, and it's companion senate bill S. 1794, make protest of any type potentially a federal offense with anywhere from a year to 10 years in federal prison, providing it occurs in the presence of elites brandishing Secret Service protection, or during an officially defined 'National Special Security Event' (NSSE). NSSEs , ( an invention of Bill Clinton) are events which have been deemed worthy of Secret Service protection, which previously received no such treatment... Past NSSE events included the funerals of Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, and the national security concern that was Superbowl XXXVI. Other NSSE protected events include the Academy Awards and the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions... HR 347 & S. 1794 insulates such events as the G-8, WTO and presidential conventions against tough questions and politically justified protests.

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New Android App Combines Business, Pleasure

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "According to PCWorld, German IT firm Fraunhofer have developed a system of dividing a single Android smartphone into two; one for personal use, and one for business. The technology, known as BizzTrust, will be displayed at the IT-SA trade show running at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre until October 13; a generic explanation of the software is available in PDF format here."
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Obama and Romney respond to ScienceDebate.org questions - paraphrased

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  about 2 years ago

Converting candidate responses from legalese to English, please wait...*

Question 1: Innovation and the Economy:

BO: I plan on dumping at least twice as much money into corporate pocketbooks via the continued fucking-up of the US intellectual property process. Oh, yea, and I plan on hiring a shitload of STEM teachers to prep future patent lawyers, er, "engineers" for this task.

MR: Less taxes and regulation for businesses, more H1B Visas and foreign "trade agreements" that take jobs away from Americans.

Question 2, Climate Change:

BO: Sure, it's a problem, but I've already dumped a shit-ton of your money into the "clean energy" companies my buddies own, as well as attempting to set up a "carbon credit exchange" scam, er, system, that would have funneled even more taxpayer dollars into the hands of my campaign contributors - what the fuck else do you expect me to do about it?

MR: Probably bullshit, but I won't let my disbelief in the concept prevent me from using this as an opportunity to badmouth my opponent and recommend further redistribution of wealth to my also-rich homies!

Furthermore, since China doesn't give a fuck about the environment, I don't think we should either.

Question 3: Research and the Future:

BO: Uh, like I said before - more of the public's money given to corporations so they can privately profit; seriously, what don't you guys get about that?

MR: Agreed, with the caveat of, you guessed it, less regulation for the same corporations. After all, corporations are people, and if you can't trust people with your money...

Question 4: Pandemics and Biosecurity:

BO: ... Pass.

MR: Less taxes and regulation on business... Oh, and more public surveillance. How are we supposed to know who's sick if we're not watching you all 24/7?

Question 5: Education:

BO: Earlier in my administration, I proposed adding 100,000 STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) teachers... just don't ask how that's going...

MR: Education is a serious issue these days... which is why I recommend busting teachers' unions, defunding public schools in favor of private "charter" schools, and of course, blaming the current abysmal state of education solely on my opponent.

Question 6: Energy:

BO: Hey, I mentioned giving fuck-tons of taxpayer money to my buddies who run "clean energy" companies, right?

MR: I disagree with my opponent; I think we should be giving fuck-tons of taxpayer money to the oil companies my buddies run instead.
Can I getta 'Keystone Pipeline,' anyone?

Question 7: Food:

BO: Food safety was pretty fucked up when I came to office, so I made new rules that changes what qualifies as 'fucked up.'

MR: More government regulation and taxes. Hey, if those agri-business chumps want the same deal I give the oil and pharmaceutical companies, they need to pony up some campaign bucks, ya dig?

Question 8: Water:

BO: My administration has invested millions in fresh water conservation and restoration efforts. Granted, these programs would have existed anyway regardless of who held this office at the time, but hey - I do, so I get to take the credit. Suck it, Bush.

MR: Disband the EPA, less regulation on businesses, privatize the 'fresh water industry'.
What could possibly go wrong?

Question 9: The Internet:

BO: I promise to ensure online freedoms, granted they don't run afoul of all the new intellectual property and civilian surveillance we have/are coming up with.

Ha ha, remember when I told you I was going to veto CISPA? Suckers...

MR: The internet is for businesses to make money off of. Period. End of discussion. If you're somehow, some way preventing businesses from making as much money as possible from the internet, my administration will come down on you like fucking Mjölnir, you filthy fucking anti-capitalist pirates.

Question 10: The Ocean

BO: Funneling money into the Gulf to try and fix the problems caused by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Also, I'll again take credit for several state-level programs I had nothing to do with.

MR: Government should handle this, never you mind. Seriously, we got this one, and unless you work for the government or the industrial fishery complex, it's really none of your concern. Now fuck off, peasant.

Question 11: Science in Public Policy:

BO: Science is, like, important, so I try to have my decisions guided by science. The decisions I let the media get wind of, anyway. Probably not a whole lot of science to, say, monitoring the communications of every American, so we just do it.

MR: Stupid nigger doesn't even know what 'science' is... If he did, he'd know the Earth is only about 6,000 years old, man rode dinosaurs, and Darwin was a Marxist.

Question 12: Space:

BO: Dude - Under my leadership, NASA put a fucking SUV equipped with some serious instrumentation on MARS. More in the works, stay tuned!

MR: Hey, so long as the military industrial complex and my campaign-funding buddies can make shitloads of money off of it, why not?

Question 13: Critical Natural Resources:

BO: Rare earth minerals are expensive, and the Chinese don't seem to keen on cutting us any deals, so my administration is looking into alternative materials that can be gathered domestically. We're also working on some electronics recycling programs that show real promise - stay tuned, more to come.

MR: Government regulation is the problem, not material scarcity; deregulate the mining companies, and the rare earth minerals will flow from the ground like water from a busted hydrant. Oh, also - Drill, baby, Drill!

Question 14: Vaccination and public health:

BO: Look, a lot of people don't get the proper vaccinations because they're just too damn expensive. So, I (and by I, I mean Congress) passed the Affordable Care Act, which... uh, which... OK, so it doesn't really do anything to get prices down, and in fact will likely increase the price of healthcare due to the compulsory insurance purchasing requirement... can't win 'em all! :3

MR: Less regulation for the pharmaceutical industry, and forced inoculation for the entire populace. Small government, you know?

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Setting up a Gmail account -- funny things

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago So, I'm making a Gmail account for my in-law's business, and I'm to the part where you have to create a password. Just for a giggle, I entered 'fuckgoogle' into the box - here's where it gets funny:

Password - as soon as I got to the 'l' in the password, the strength meter jumped all the way to the top, but when I entered the final letter, it jumped right back down to the weakest.

Date of Birth - will only let you create an account if the DoB is between 1 and 150 years ago.

OK, so not that funny.

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