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EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

EzInKy I'm going to... (282 comments)

...surveil that plan!!

3 days ago
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Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

EzInKy Education? (335 comments)

Is it the lack of education that keeps the poor taking from each other rather than taking from the rich? I'm sure mine is not the only city that has "Boardwalk" located close enough to "Baltic" that the poor without much effort could take what they want from the rich. Yet still, the poor continue to rob from the poor.

3 days ago
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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

EzInKy Free Markets (255 comments)

It is free markets that keeps the US so highly rated among the developed nations in providing internet service to its citizens and, as everyone knows, the US is all about providing infrastructure that encourages competition. Imagine, if you will, how bad it would be if a single corporation were allowed to control access to all the roads in a nation! That corporation could dictate rates and refuse service to any and all who refuse to meet their price. Thankfully the majority in the US have come to the understanding that such travesties must be regulated against.

3 days ago
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Sid Meier's New Game Is About Starships

EzInKy Re:A Boom in Civilization (227 comments)

It is just that war is a natural state for humans. Just look at Europe today. No matter how open and welcoming a society can be, there will always come along someone who demands subservience to the will of their sky pixie.

about two weeks ago
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Sid Meier's New Game Is About Starships

EzInKy So, in Sid's view restrictions... (227 comments)

...as to what platforms you run will still influence the direction of the human race? The man has to beyond the pursuit of pure profit by now. Shouldn't the legacy he seeks be about beneficence, not personal gain about now?

about two weeks ago
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The Downside of Connected Healthcare: Cyberchondria

EzInKy Early symptoms of many diseases... (79 comments)

....are very similar, probably because the human body responds to different threats in similar manners. Self diagnosis is, at least today, the only way to busy bodies out of ones private business sadly.,

about three weeks ago
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The Downside of Connected Healthcare: Cyberchondria

EzInKy Privacy and freedom. (79 comments)

Those are the costs of "connected" healthcare. Humans are a hateful venfeful bunch and maybe those qualities served them well in the past by ridding themselves of the ill suited for humanhood, but today the homogenity these qualities aspire to will also lead to mankinds demise. Diversity is the key to survival, not "sameness".

about three weeks ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

EzInKy Re:Life on other plansts != No God (755 comments)

Just because some humans still want to believe in God/Gods doesn't mean that He/She/They exist.

about a month ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

EzInKy Re:God is Dead. (755 comments)

Can you prove a negative? How would you go about proving that Gods/God does not exist? Even if you can account for everything that has been attributed to sky faeries over the centuries you still can't prove that those sky faeries just didn't sit back and observe it all.

about a month ago
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Being Colder May Be Good For Your Health

EzInKy Re: It's amazing to me! (234 comments)

Harmful to human pathogens thrive in the environmnet that you you feel comfortable in. It was your desire for warmt that made you sick, not the temperature.

about 1 month ago
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Being Colder May Be Good For Your Health

EzInKy It's amazing to me! (234 comments)

I keep my house at 62F during the winter, and it never ceases to amaze me when my guests demand the heat be turned up. It's as if they don't understand that there are real costs involved when warming a space up. Besides, those who are cold can add any number of layers of clothing, those who are too warm can only strip so far.

about 1 month ago
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Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

EzInKy No forgiveness!! (420 comments)

If, as you say, drunks have gotten away with driving 80 times before getting caught, the I'm In the punishment should be 80 times harder. I'm against the death penalty based on the possibly innocent factor, but the roads must be kept safe for everyone at all hours.

about a month ago
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Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

EzInKy Re:How about mandatory felony sentences instead? (420 comments)

Life is not a game, you either or alive or you or not. If the inconvienence of you taking a cab is too much for you protect another than you being dead would be best for the rest of us.

about a month ago
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Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

EzInKy Fuck the drunks! (420 comments)

Their freedom to drive will never outweigh the lives of the innocents they might take by their inebrieted lack of concern for others lives. I'll defend your right to free speech, I'll defend your right to protest, but I will not defend your right to kill another human being.

about a month ago
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Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

EzInKy Re:How about mandatory felony sentences instead? (420 comments)

Absolutely not, but driving drunk IS a choice. If you are impaired before you get behind the wheel, don't get behind the wheel.

about a month ago

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5 year old passed Microsoft Certified Professional

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 2 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "The BBC has this heartwarming story about a five year old British boy who is the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional.

He told the BBC he found the exam difficult but enjoyable, and hopes to set up a UK-based tech hub one day.

"There were multiple choice questions, drag and drop questions, hotspot questions and scenario-based questions," he told the BBC Asian Network.

"The hardest challenge was explaining the language of the test to a five-year-old. But he seemed to pick it up and has a very good memory," explained Ayan's father Asim.

Ayan says he hopes to launch a UK-based IT hub similar to America's Silicon Valley one day, which he intends to call E-Valley."
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T'Pring dies!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 5 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "The actess who portrayed Spock's potential mate T'Pring passed away Tuesday. According to the BBC and others the cause was complications from a heart attack. Leonard Nimoy took the time to tweet "Saying goodbye to T'Pring, Arlene Martel. A lovely talent." I'm sure there are many here who will also be saddened as she was most probably in our first fantasies of interspecies mating."
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Technocrat dying again!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about a year ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "Bruce really seems to have a hangup over who posts what. Technocrat, which under different leadership to Slashdot could have become a real competitor for news from nerds for nerds, is again hung up by it's stance against anonymous postings. Bruce, you are screwing the pooch once again! Just why is it you are so against free speech?"
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Technocrat.net is coming!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about a year ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "Technocrat.net is planning on going live today! According to the site:

" The software is ready to run, with basic features. No moderation yet. On Tuesday morning I will deploy the software on my server and do a little testing. After that, probably around mid-day California time, we will have a low-user-id land-rush, we'll put the site on the air with rather shaky software and we will start soliciting for volunteer editors. Thus, Tuesday will be a live test and there will probably be a lot of issues in the software. Please keep your expectations low until I can work through them. "

What other Slashdot's alternatives are in the planning as the result of beta?"
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When Slashdot Beta goes mainstream, where will you go?

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about a year ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "I'm sure most of you have checked it out, and am just as sure most of you don't like what they are plan to force upon us. So my question is, where do you plan on getting your Slashdot fix once the beta becomes the default? I know I'm trying to learn CSS so I can undo the damage they are inflicting."
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Queens WWIII Speech Revealed

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about a year and a half ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "This BBC article provides details of the script the United Kingdom's Queen was to deliver in the event of a nuclear holocaust. The document, released by the government under the 30-year rule, was drawn up as part of a war-gaming exercise in the spring of 1983, working through potential scenarios. In it, the Queen was expected to urge the people of the United Kingdom to "pray" in the event of a nuclear war. Although it was only a simulation, the text of the Queen's address — written as if broadcast at midday on Friday 4 March 1983 — seeks to prepare the country for the ordeal of World War III.

The script reads: "Now this madness of war is once more spreading through the world and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds. I have never forgotten the sorrow and the pride I felt as my sister and I huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to my father's inspiring words on that fateful day in 1939. Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me. But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all, the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength.""
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Meteor Strike injures hundreds in Central Russia

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 2 years ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "The BBC reports: A meteor crashing in central Russia's Ural mountains has injured at least 500 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings. Scientists have played down suggestions that there is any link between the event in the Urals and 2012 DA14, an asteroid expected to race past the Earth on Friday at a distance of just 27,700km (17,200 miles) — the closest ever predicted for an object of that size. Prof Alan Fitzsimmons, of the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast, said there was "almost definitely" no connection. "One reason is that 2012 DA14 is approaching Earth from the south, and this object hit in the northern hemisphere," he told BBC News. "This is literally a cosmic coincidence, although a spectacular one.""
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