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Iron In Egyptian Relics Came From Space

DrStrange66 Re:Yeah, but (119 comments)

...where did they get all that naquadah?

Through the Chapa'Eye of course.

about a year ago

MIT Institute's Gloomy Prediction: 'Global Economic Collapse' By 2030

DrStrange66 Re:What...No technological advancement? (816 comments)

Please list below any advancements since 1994 that seriously reduced resource consumption. I can't think of any.

Maybe not reduce resource consumption but increase resources. 1994 is when genetically modified foods were introduced to massively increase crop yields. (Coincidentally cancer rates have skyrocketed)

more than 2 years ago

MIT Institute's Gloomy Prediction: 'Global Economic Collapse' By 2030

DrStrange66 Drastic Measures (816 comments)

But without "drastic measures for environmental protection," the scenarios predict the likelihood of a population and economic crash.

Such as a one child law? The lottery? Soylent green?
What kind of drastic measures do they mean?

more than 2 years ago

Arizona Attempts To Make Trolling Illegal

DrStrange66 This Law is Already on the Books for Telephones (474 comments)

This law is getting a lot of attention because it's not a new law, it's an update to the existing law. Currently the law is in reference to telephones but is being updated to any electronic device. It's getting a lot of heat from local conservative talk radio. It's not actually on Jan Brewer's desk yet and she had no part in updating it. My guess is that from all the attention it has gotten that it will not pass. Take away the annoy and offend and it might pass. These are essentially anti-stalker laws. Since there is no legal definition for annoy and offend then it is loosely interpreted.

more than 2 years ago

Did Benjamin Franklin Invent Daylight Saving Time?

DrStrange66 Re:Ah, Ben Franklin (395 comments)

Not sure the accuracy of the Thomas Jefferson statement about not wanting Franklin to work on the Declaration of Independence, but after Jefferson had drafted the document he presented it to the committee for review. Committee members were Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston. Franklin and Adams made a few alterations to the wording. Franklin revised Jefferson's "We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable" to read "We hold these truths to be self-evident." This was definitely not a time for jokes. At the time Ben Franklin had been suffering from some health problems so he probably wasn't in a joking mood either.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft's Killer Tablet Opportunity

DrStrange66 Think Different (282 comments)

The magic buzzword is to "differentiate" and show what your technology will do that Apple won't even care about, let alone beat you at.

Microsoft needs to Think Different.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Project Scope For MLB Robot Umpires?

DrStrange66 Re:Wouldn't that take a lot from the game? (141 comments)

You are certainly wrong about that. I can remember Curt Schilling taking a bat to one of those "purity" camera devices and the crowd cheered.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Project Scope For MLB Robot Umpires?

DrStrange66 Re:Wouldn't that take a lot from the game? (141 comments)

Any true baseball fan knows that interaction of the players and the coaches with the umpire really adds to the dynamics of the game. To quote Mark Grace, "That's Big League!"

more than 2 years ago

Amazon Folds In California Sales Tax Deal

DrStrange66 Re:[sigh] (639 comments)

I don't think Amazon is avoiding paying taxes... they are avoiding collecting taxes on behalf of the government of California.

"Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that requires out-of-state electronic retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from Golden State customers"

This law may be in violation of the commerce clause of the U.S Constitution. Is it valid? I don't know it will have to withstand the courts rulings.

about 3 years ago

Debt Deal Reached

DrStrange66 Re:Doesn't Cut Existing Spending - simpsons oblig (844 comments)

"No plan under serious consideration cuts spending in the way you and I think about it. Instead, the cuts being discussed are illusory and are not cuts from current amounts being spent, but cuts in prospective spending increases. This is akin to a family saving $100,000 in expenses by deciding not to buy a Lamborghini and instead getting a fully loaded Mercedes when really their budget dictates that they need to stick with their perfectly serviceable Honda."

Lisa: I'll stop buying Malibu Stacey clothing.
Bart: And I'll take up smoking and give that up.
Homer: Good for you, son. Giving up smoking is one of the hardest things you'll ever have to do. Have a dollar.
[gives a dollar bill to Bart]
Lisa: But he didn't do anything!
Homer: Didn't he, Lisa? Didn't he?

more than 3 years ago

LulzSec, Anonymous Reason For PROTECT IP Act, Says RIAA

DrStrange66 Re:What do you mean "expose"? Obligatory Simpsons (228 comments)

Their child prostitution is right out there leading their marketing pushes. Check out the "teen seen" music sources and Disney Channel fare. 13 year old girls in bustiers?

MAFIAA is _proud_ of their rampant selling of child sex and sexuality to the public. That it is more "child porn" than direct prostitution is the only possible argument.

"You know, Fox turned into a hard-core sex channel so gradually, I didn’t even notice." -Marge Simpson

more than 3 years ago

Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?

DrStrange66 Firmware upgrade required (1162 comments)

When Avatar came out I bought a blu-ray player. It was the only reason I bought one. Then I stuck in the avatar disk into the blu-ray player with my tub of popcorn and drink at the ready. The first message I get is "Disc can't be played". WTF! An insert on the disc says that an upgrade to the firmware may be required. WTF! I do not have a convenient way of hooking the blu-ray player to the internet. Oh man what a hassle. Forget the blu-ray player.. DRM has destroyed it. Like CDs becoming obsolete to digital music... dvds and blu-ray will eventually do the same with digital movies.

more than 3 years ago

Fellow Hackers Blast Geohot For Sony Settlement

DrStrange66 Lawsuits are not fun (310 comments)

Even if you are in the right lawsuits are very stressful situations. I recently battled my HOA for nearly 2 years. I won but at a cost. The lawsuit was all I could think about. My work suffered, my family suffered, my mental stability suffered, etc. I can fully understand why people choose to settle. To those people that are hating on Geohot... why don't they sue Sony for whatever it is they believe in?

more than 3 years ago

Anonymous Leaks Internal Bank of America Emails

DrStrange66 Re:And... (535 comments)

Bank of America is too big to fail and is therefore too big to go after.

more than 3 years ago

FTC To Examine Microtransactions In Free-To-Play Games and Apps

DrStrange66 Re:"Micro-transaction"? (125 comments)

Micro transactions for the government are in the range of billions now. Regular transactions range in the trillions.

more than 3 years ago

House Passes Amendment To Block Funds For Net Neutrality

DrStrange66 Re:Just to be clear... (393 comments)

>>>This is a good thing.

It is? What was wrong with the FCC's latest rules? I didn't see anything objectionable about them, and I'm usually anti-government. The rules seemed reasonable - block ISPs from discriminating against sites or charging extra to reach them.

Give them an inch and they'll take a mile. It's okay if they apply those rules. That just set a precedent. Now they can apply any other rules they wish. Oh but wait... the other rules might become objectionable.

more than 3 years ago

House Passes Amendment To Block Funds For Net Neutrality

DrStrange66 The Government should not control the Internet (393 comments)

Excellent news. I support Net Neutrality but I do not support the FCCs control over the internet. Why should the FCC have this power? This is just a way for the government to trick the people into thinking that it's okay for the government to control the internet. Next thing you know there is internet IDs, user tracking, content monitoring, censorship, fairness doctrines, and so on. Then the people say... wait who gave the government the power to regulate the internet? Oh... oops we did by supporting the governments order of net neutrality.

more than 3 years ago


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