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Tech's Gender Gap Started At Stanford

Connie_Lingus i wonder... (216 comments)

...it is gender bias that most women don't become plumbers either?

2 days ago
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"Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

Connie_Lingus Re:Shift! (327 comments)

So, what you're saying is there's going to be lots of close-up cuts of Sulu stomping on the Enterprise's clutch and forcefully downshifting.

that would be totally amazing, to be honest,

3 days ago
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BT, Sky, and Virgin Enforce UK Porn Blocks By Hijacking Browsers

Connie_Lingus Re:Interesting (290 comments)

I see a small percentage of the population complain about something, and if they come off as being on the side of a society approved message ie; "porn is bad" then they can get their way, an inordinate amount of power for a small whiny percentage of the population

bingo! we have a winner...

3 days ago
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BT, Sky, and Virgin Enforce UK Porn Blocks By Hijacking Browsers

Connie_Lingus Re:Use HTTPS (290 comments)

lol...no they can't, unless they want a total and utter customer service overload/nightmare.

imagine all the people complaining when they can't connect to their financial institutions and e-commerce sites?

3 days ago
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Google+ Will Make Your Videos Look Better

Connie_Lingus Re:coming soon... (37 comments)

i wasnt aware youtube and g+ allowed me to pay and skip ads.

could you send me a link?

5 days ago
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Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

Connie_Lingus Re:Space exploration? (156 comments)

What's the real mission here?

it's a five year mission to bring huge quantities of public pork to all the special interests that "donated" to all the different politicians in the recent election.

wake up and smell the money.

5 days ago
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Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

Connie_Lingus Re:um....siiiigghhhhhh (156 comments)

2500 hundred years...

yeah....i know i know....

5 days ago
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Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

Connie_Lingus Re:um.... (156 comments)

Go to a modern well funded post office some time. They're incredibly efficient.

huh?

perhaps you live on a different world as I, but "efficient" businesses do not lose 1.9B USD every three months.

unfortunately, history has shown for at least 2500 hundred years that government bureaucracies always devolve into political quagmires, where empire building and ass-kissing trump sound business practices.

5 days ago
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Google+ Will Make Your Videos Look Better

Connie_Lingus coming soon... (37 comments)

Dear G+ User.

We wanted to let you know that your recently uploaded video "catsoncatnip.mp4" was automatically processed and several fixes were applied. We hope you like the results.

Also, in order to improve the user experience, we embedded a few targeted ads into your content. We are sure you won't mind as we have judged them to be unobtrusive.

Thank you for using G+

5 days ago
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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

Connie_Lingus Re:First amendment? (250 comments)

advertising dollars and the threat of their loss sure has a bite though.

about two weeks ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Connie_Lingus Re:oh delicious irony (465 comments)

man did everyone here wake up with a hangover this morning?

didn't anyone notice that i was, you know, just trying to be funny AND apply some reasonable logic to this?

how much would you care to wager that in less then a year, the site will be looking exactly like it did before?

because without a doubt, many many people without your "special shoes" have trampled over that site over the past centuries.

what GP did was reprehensible...that is so obvious its beyond question.

my OP just poked fun at the official who claimed "OMG this has never happened before!"

about two weeks ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Connie_Lingus Re:oh delicious irony (465 comments)

good point about the Inca's not being around anymore...of course I meant their ancestors.

so this is the first organized group that has EVER walked around the site?? in its' entire history?

about two weeks ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Connie_Lingus Re:This is an overreaction (465 comments)

lol...i think my adoring /. fans would miss my usual "stupid typo" posts if i started fixing them.

about two weeks ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Connie_Lingus Re:oh delicious irony (465 comments)

so then why haven't the Inca's totally blocked off the area and how did this large GP group get access to just be able to walk over over it?

about two weeks ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Connie_Lingus Re:This is an overreaction (465 comments)

for the life of me, i don't understand why the author of this post would feel the need to remain anonymous.

it is logical, thoughtful, and sensitive...have things gotten so bad here on /. that people feel the need to hide any non-liberal commenting in the clock of an AC?

about two weeks ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Connie_Lingus oh delicious irony (465 comments)

"There is no known technique to restore it the way it was."

not to be over simplistic or even the least bit forgiving against GP and this ridiculously stupid stunt, but perhaps they should look into a device called a "rake".'

it does wonders in sand traps for removing footprints...a different beast to be sure but come on..."no known technique"? :)

about two weeks ago
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LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

Connie_Lingus the mysterious "us" (178 comments)

This will cost us billions of dollars in the private and public sector,

who is this "us" he is talking about? because with just a little thought, you quickly realized these "billions of dollars" are just transfers from the (assumed) wealthy building owners to the less wealthy contractors and workers.

one person's cost is another's paycheck and kids tuition payment.

if the public good is really being served here by improving safety of citizens, why isn't the discussion framed more along these lines?

about two weeks ago
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Seeking Coders, Tech Titans Turn To K-12 Schools

Connie_Lingus just waiting... (105 comments)

...to fork his repository.

about two weeks ago

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Tired Of Traffic? Jetpacks Make A Comeback.

Connie_Lingus Connie_Lingus writes  |  about a year ago

Connie_Lingus (317691) writes "Even though there seems to be several reasons why we don't have jetpacks ala the Jetson's yet, despite Wendell Moore's heroic efforts with the Bell Jet Flying Belt back in the 60's, it seems that a team in New Zealand has been successfully working on the problem and could have one ready by next year for sale.

With a seemingly renewed interested in these flying deathtraps, and even the obligatory Kickstarter project, is the world finally ready for these gizmos?"

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