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Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'

EzInKy I'm unclear (136 comments)

How can a seed that has been released into nature not be open source? Seeds, by there very nature, seek to profilierate sot it would obviously take unnatural forces to prevent them from doing so. Certainly, at least, no human govenment would make it illegal to not prevent nature from taking it's course.

2 days ago
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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

EzInKy Re:deepwater horizon didn't happen? (216 comments)

Of course it happened, which is why BP will be chosen to head up this project.

3 days ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

EzInKy Prediction (496 comments)

I predict that Republicans will be in charge in 2018, so only the 1% will be able to buy a new car. For the other 99% this won't be an issue until 2025, if man is still alive and woman can survive.

about three weeks ago
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Wil Wheaton Announces New TV Show

EzInKy WHEATON!!!! (167 comments)

First I played the bunny because you lied to me about your memaw, then you beat my Crushers by breaking up a relationship, but I robbed you of the lost 21 seconds. Bazinga!!!!

about three weeks ago
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Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

EzInKy The source is open! (200 comments)

If enought want to support Firefox on Win8, then Win8 will succeed! As of now though, Microsoft doesn't want Firefox to succeded on Win8. Savvy consumers will only buy the things that support the things they want to be supported.

about a month ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

EzInKy Re:Being forced to submit... (529 comments)

So heaven is available to anyone whether or not they follow your God's law? Say, for instance, that I preach that your particular God sucks donkey balls, would he/she hold that against me? We all know a human would, but what about a God?

about a month ago
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Goodbye, Google Voice

EzInKy Anymore, Google has become... (166 comments)

...synomous with being spied upon. Because of their past goodness I would like to defend them, but when even the login to their services defaults to "staying logged in" even though they present that staying logged in could be a security risk makes one question Google's ultimate motives here. One would think that if Google truly valued privacy above all else Google would do what ever it takes to keep their user's secure above all else. I hate to hate on someone who has done me so good in the past, but what Google does in the present is what counts.

about a month ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

EzInKy Being forced to submit... (529 comments)

...to a "higher authority" is pretty damn stressfull in itself. Are there any Gods out there that don't require some type of worship or submission to their will to avoid being punished in some manner? Am I the only who feels that what they demand is more human than Godlike?

about a month ago
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Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

EzInKy Re:Stupid beyond words (149 comments)

So what would work for everyone, for both the people who want to take pictures and for those that don't want their picture taken simply because they were in a public forum? Maybe public "privacy" zones? Seems quite the delimna for me.

about a month ago
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Ukraine May Have To Rearm With Nuclear Weapons Says Ukrainian MP

EzInKy Re:Just start the war already! (498 comments)

True, it was the USSR's hunger for land that contributed to the fall of Poland. In the end that hunger led to the deaths of tens of millions of Russian's, but the USSR felt at the time the lives of tens of millions of Russian's was a fair price to pay.

about a month ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

EzInKy Re:Normal. (417 comments)

Just what is it that you think is wrong here?

about a month and a half ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

EzInKy Re:Normal. (417 comments)

So do you think it would ethical and legal to do everything within your power to prevent a child from plummeting into an abyss? It is their network, it is their property. Unless you are okay with letting anyone and everyone trespass over what is yours then you have to agree that the owners of property have a right to control access to that property.

about a month and a half ago
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Legal Motion: Hyperlinks Are Protected By the First Amendment

EzInKy Curious as to why this is needed (49 comments)

If I post a link to a website that which at that moment doesn't host "forbidden" content but later does, am I liable for providing access to said "forbidden" content? Logic would dictate that a person can only be held accountable for their own actions, not the actions of another.

about a month and a half ago
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PETA Abandons $1 Million Prize For Artificial Chicken

EzInKy Tyson (191 comments)

Tyson has the artificial chicken market cornered. Seriously, try cooking up one of their birds and see if it actually taste like chicken. They are the reason why brining and marinating has become necessary before you can consume breast meat.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

EzInKy I'd have to say Linux (531 comments)

From productivity to timewasters, I'd be bankrupt if I had to pay for all the free software available to me due to it being being part of a Linux distribution. Yes, I know that much of the same software has been ported to proprietary systems such as Microsoft's and Apple's, but with Linux I know that from the ground up I can depend on the software in the base distro being free.

about a month and a half ago
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Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

EzInKy Re:Wouldn't work (313 comments)

I have to disagree with you. There are many required courses that some subset of the student population just won't get. Take Social Studies, for example, no matter how many different cultures people are taught about they just can't imagine living in a culture that is not their own. At the very least, however, they should have learned that their are others who live lives that are very different than their own.

about 2 months ago
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Ancient Chinese Mummies Discovered In Cheesy Afterlife

EzInKy More likely is that the reason is... (64 comments)

...that the Emperor could savor the cheese in the afterlife. Chinese philosophy, even today and which makes it so amenable to communism, is to favor central authority over individualism. Whether that philosophy is for the best remains to be seen. Western attempts at the same resulted in concentrating power in inept individuals.

about 2 months ago
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Lawrence Lessig Wins Fair Use Case

EzInKy Any win is a positive! (89 comments)

I congratulate Mr. Lessig on his victory. This current trend of copyright possessors to lock up humanity's legacy for decades or more has to be stopped. In essence they are given to legal ability to restrict what a person can hear and see for up to a century or more. That is an awesome power that they don't seem to have the ability to weild wisely.

about 2 months ago
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Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

EzInKy Re:All Positive (921 comments)

People expect to have some recordings on a cruise, not in a bar.

about 2 months ago
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Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

EzInKy Re:Simple solution (921 comments)

Sure, why not? People have an inherit need for privacy. Google doesn't seem to understand that.

about 2 months ago

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Technocrat dying again!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 2 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 2 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 4 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 9 months 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 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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