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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

EzInKy Don't allow missils to be fired... (814 comments)

...from your territitory and chances are good that you won't get missles fired back at you. Sign a document to that effect and you will most likely have peace.

2 days ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

EzInKy Surely Adblock and Noscript will... (158 comments)

...take care of this nuisance. Who in their right mind allows third party sites to run in their browser anyway?

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

EzInKy 10 is the most pain you can have. (505 comments)

If you report an 11 you reset yourself to 1, which is considered pain manageable without drugs. I can't believe that there are so many here that don't consider an absolute an absolute. All reporting an 11 on a scale of 10 does is label you at best an idiot, at worst a drug addict.

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

EzInKy Re:My experience with hydrocodone... (505 comments)

Think of a 10 on the pain scale as absolute zero. Just like there is nothing colder there is nothing that could hurt worse. Saying your pain is an 11 is a clear sign that you are drug seeking and trying to game system that is trying to scientifically objectify a phenomanom. Computer software does not allow for charting anything higher than a 10.

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

EzInKy Re:Prescription != illegal != illicit (505 comments)

The laws that forbid you to abuse medications. The limits on their use are clearly labelled.

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

EzInKy Re:My experience with hydrocodone... (505 comments)

Just an FYI, any one who gives an 11 when asked what their pain level on a scale of 0-10 is pretty much automatically labelled a drug seeker. 10 means the pain is the absolute most you could ever imagine experiencing. Think being disembowelled while being roasted on a spit here and the marinate being tincture of iodine. There simply is no higher score than a ten by non-druggies.

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

EzInKy Re:Prescription != illegal != illicit (505 comments)

Is it illegal to abuse legally obtained drugs?

Yes, it is. If your prescription says to take 1 tablet every 6 hours for pain and you take the whole 30 tablet bottle in a day you are illegally abusing a legally prescribed medication.

2 days ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

EzInKy Wanted to increase my consumption (152 comments)

Planned on using the internet more, but AT&T stopped me with a notice that I exceeded my "cap" and would be charged more if I did so again. Still, I'm never going to "pay for TV" again. $12,000 a decade is just way too much for me.

5 days ago
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Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

EzInKy Cars are fast enough already (136 comments)

But they are definitely still lacking in fuel efficiency and even more importantly safety. What really needs to be focused on is a method to stop them dead in their tracks whenever they are in striking distance of slower moving objects such as pedestrians and bicyclists.

5 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

EzInKy Can science and democracy ever mix? (292 comments)

It seems the majority are pretty set in their beliefs no matter how many facts are lacking to back them up.

about a week ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

EzInKy Re:80 years ago... (885 comments)

The US was still reeling from the Great Depression and people of color were lynched for refusing to ride in the back of the bus.c

about a week ago
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Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

EzInKy Australis killed Firefox (194 comments)

Much as I hate to admit it, what I see is what I get. Kill australis and save Firefox!

about a week ago
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Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

EzInKy Re:"Compatible" (94 comments)

So 18 discs work with greasy fingers, and one doesn't? That is your theory? To add insult to injury I received an email from my ISP that I would be charged more for internet access because I exceeded their max after I watched the missing episodes that were available on my Amazon account. I'm really trying to stay on the right side, but the powers that be are making it very hard to do so.

about a week ago
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Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

EzInKy Re:"Compatible" (94 comments)

Brand new, never before played disc. All others in the set worked fine, both newer and older. Tell me again about your "grease" theory.

about a week ago
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Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

EzInKy Re:"Compatible" (94 comments)

Well first off, they don't always play. I have a disc never used before from a newly purchased complete "Fringe" series that my player can't be read even though the others have played just fine. Secondly, I prefer preparing my snacks before the disc goes in the machine.

about a week ago
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Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

EzInKy Re:"Compatible" (94 comments)

Those thousands of other players and programs also have forced restrictions and few options.

about a week ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

EzInKy Slashdot is looking weird tonight! (424 comments)

Did somebody let dice have a go at the codebase? Seriously, it is strange. Even the logo is missing at the top. I checked my script blocking, and fsdn and slashdot are allowed. Only google and rpxnow are blocked. What gives?

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

EzInKy Re:Last century stuff (753 comments)

Have to say this is pretty much false everywhere I shop, but will add I wouldn't shop anywhere where this is true. Any business whose survival depends on saving a few pennies on credit card fees is destined for failure around here because there are very few willing to walk around with cash just to keep them alive.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

EzInKy Re:Not me... (753 comments)

So the benefits to those who are totally 180 degrees opposite your opinion is, what!? Pretending we are still a democracy, just what would it take to cause those who want their legally protected to side with yours? Are you sure you understand the bottom line here? If I give you $x I want an authoriatory to guarantee the I get $X back if I give it to you. Maybe some laws that force you to make me at lease break even when you go under? Don't know for sure, but people are generallly okay with accepting loss as long as they don't lose.

about two weeks ago

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Technocrat dying again!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 5 months 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 5 months 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 7 months 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 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 a year and a half 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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