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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

FatdogHaiku Re:Militia, then vs now (1571 comments)

Now, whether the militia is the intent of the second amendment is a question that we have been asking for a long time now. The wording of the second amendment is not particularly clear on that.

The framers of The Constitution had just finished overthrowing the lawful government of the land because it no longer represented their interests or rights. They did so using things like rifled gun bores (state of the art weapons at the time), guerrilla tactics, and other general treasonous actions. They knew damn well that the issue would come up again, and that is why they worded the 2nd Amendment in such a way as to avoid words like "army". The "Continental Army" was founded in 1775 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Army) and The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, and went into effect on March 4, 1789 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Constitution). The framers of The Constitution had LOTS of time to word the document in order to restrict or disarm the general population, but did not. Then, the taxes levied to help pay for the war caused another revolt ( The Whiskey Rebellion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Rebellion) and still law makers failed to restrict the rights of the people. There may have been other prior legislation but I'm pretty sure that armed rebellion was finally outlawed by Title 18 in 1948... damned commie menace...

Of all the phrases they could chose (and these were some seriously wordy dudes) they chose "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

11 hours ago
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Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue

FatdogHaiku Re:The power of EULAs only goes so far (212 comments)

Oh come on, He's a vampire! Making someone undead is the opposite of killing them, right?
Mr. Chocula, is it not true that on the night of April 15 you did not, not kill the plaintiff?
It is true that that is not true!
But it IS true that you sucked the life force out of them!
No! It was April 15 and they had been bled dry already!

2 days ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

FatdogHaiku Re:Knowledge (1037 comments)

The option to disobey is that whole "free will" thing. If you create creatures that love you automatically then you have a puppy mill. By introducing free will your creations can grow and decide if they will love you or not. And the burn in hell threat really is not in the bible as most people have had it beaten into their heads (thank Dante and power hungry preachers for that). Much of the Bible is about manipulating and controlling the masses, and yes access to information does mess with that. But if God is love then his message will get through to anyone willing to receive it. Please note that being a messenger is not always a sweet gig.

5 days ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

FatdogHaiku Re:Knowledge (1037 comments)

Not that it *really* matters, it's all just a snowballing volume of fantasy that's been deliberately chipped away at, added to, and manipulated through the last 6000 years or so.

Robot Chicken clips are really useful for filling in the gaps...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy8MxM4E2QU

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

FatdogHaiku Re:Medical doctor (731 comments)

Agreed. I have a magnifying glass that will heat a soldering iron... In fact a little tip for you is if you EVER see a rear projection TV sitting on the curb, GET THE LENSES!!!
I can also use a manual mill, lathe, drill press (all of those used to run on belts from water wheels, they are that old). People solid in science or engineering often have a grasp of the history of technology, having a grasp of historical technique is way more valuable. Problem solving is great but remembering HOW it was solved in the past is infinitely better. If you are serious, find old books and protect and store them... I wish I still owned the encyclopedia set I had in 1965... it had everything from gear cutting details to gun cotton recipes...

about a week ago
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Racing To Contain Ebola

FatdogHaiku Re:Arfica, eh? (112 comments)

USians is just not catching on.

Can we just be NANCs, rhymes with yanks,

and acronym's for North American Non-Canadian?

It would need to be NANCOM for North American Non-Canadian Or Mexican. Of course, for Mexican citizens living in the USA it would have to be NANCCRM for North American Non-Canadian Currently Relocated Mexican...

about a week ago
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Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

FatdogHaiku Re:WTF? (193 comments)

Also, he's the only guy that: a. does the liberal/liberation spin that IS silicon valley b. actually talks about tech like DRONES, along with BEARS. c. has writers that are very, very tech savvy, much like the Simpsons and Futurama d. Michael Stipe and Patrick Steward as continuing guests. That is /.... but Need I say more?

no sharks with lasers, I don't know...
Well, it is true he was effective against the laser bears!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJmWN1eMLi4

about a week ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

FatdogHaiku Re:Better choose ReactOS (245 comments)

I'm liking Zorin myself. I've loaded on a couple USB sticks to show it around and the useability tests pretty good with the XP crowd. It has an older LITE version for people with old laptops, netbooks, etc.. I have half a dozen XP machines that I'm going to scrub, load with Zorin, and then donate to people that can't afford a new machine. This is great because those old boxes were going to the recycling center and now maybe someone will get some use out of them.

about two weeks ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

FatdogHaiku Re:No (150 comments)

But it will turn us into thrrrrice-breasted mutants.

So... we're gonna need a bigger motorboat?

Dude, what happened to your face?
Nipple based dermabrasion!

about two weeks ago
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Threatened Pandemics and Laboratory Escapes: Self-fulfilling Prophecies

FatdogHaiku Re:Better Idea (94 comments)

As a counterpoint to this argument, consider the X-Planes of the 50's and 60's; these were all done precisely that way: by attracting the best and brightest to remote locations, cut off from population centers and given a remit to do the best they could. Think the Bell-X1, for example, or Lookheed's A-12 (which became the SR-71).

Many of the people involved were in the military and had no say in where they were posted. Qualified employees of military hardware contractors would also be hard pressed to refuse a job on a top secret project... and if they did it's a small pool of people and word gets around if you are not a team player. If you are a bad fit at Lockheed then GD, Hughes, Northrop, Raytheon, et al., would also question your viability. In the end I doubt many people had to be "attracted", they were just sent.

about two weeks ago
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West Nile Virus May Have Met Its Match: Tobacco

FatdogHaiku Re:Well, anything that kills the host (54 comments)

Jesus, does no one even read the summary? The drug isn't nicotine -- it's a genetically-engineered monoclonal antibody produced by the tobacco.

So... This wasn't just a Lucky Strike?

about three weeks ago
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Researchers: Rats Didn't Spread Black Death, Humans Did

FatdogHaiku Re:Zombies? (135 comments)

One slice of rat tart without so much rat in it...

Well, we have spam spam spam spam spam rat tart spam eggs and spam, that not got as much rat in it!

about three weeks ago
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Synthetic Chromosomes Successfully Integrated Into Brewer's Yeast

FatdogHaiku Re:We Can Rebuild It (107 comments)

All yeast dies off from alcohol at some level. If this is a serious commercial adjustment to the organism then I would be working on increasing alcohol tolerance.

I would be wanting to make it make a biofuel better than alcohol. If you're gonna think about gene-tampering, think big.

What if they could make a beer that was so strong it caused you to think you were going somewhere when you were just sitting in your living room? That could save a bunch of carbon.... wait, how much carbon in a beer belch? Munroe!!!

about three weeks ago
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Synthetic Chromosomes Successfully Integrated Into Brewer's Yeast

FatdogHaiku Re:We Can Rebuild It (107 comments)

Please don't test it on monkeys... The idea of super drunk monkeys just freaks me out...

about three weeks ago
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Synthetic Chromosomes Successfully Integrated Into Brewer's Yeast

FatdogHaiku Re:The screams will be forthcoming soon.... (107 comments)

I don't call cross-breeding spider DNA with corn DNA "normal".

What do you have against web slinging crime fighting corn?

Spider Corn, Spider Corn!
Eat this stuff and your guts you'll mourn!

(don't have time to finish the song, an unhappy WD Blue needs me... sorry)

about three weeks ago
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Synthetic Chromosomes Successfully Integrated Into Brewer's Yeast

FatdogHaiku Re:We Can Rebuild It (107 comments)

All yeast dies off from alcohol at some level. If this is a serious commercial adjustment to the organism then I would be working on increasing alcohol tolerance. This would give better yields for the distillers and new wine and beer/ale/mead concoctions that will be ass kicking. Fortunately the Beer Pong Table industry is ready!
https://www.google.com/search?q=Beer+Pong+tables&num=30&newwindow=1&safe=off&sa=X&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=UKA1U6LtIKPnsATSlIHABg&ved=0CEsQsAQ&biw=771&bih=428

about three weeks ago
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The Mystery of the 'Only Camera To Come Back From the Moon'

FatdogHaiku Re:Our first act on the moon (54 comments)

Let's litter.

Hey, someone has to think of the future space archaeologists!

about three weeks ago
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The Mystery of the 'Only Camera To Come Back From the Moon'

FatdogHaiku Re:Not jettisoned (54 comments)

It's implied.

Damn, I went and inferred it...

about three weeks ago
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Lasers May Solve the Black Hole Information Paradox

FatdogHaiku Re:Backup your data now (75 comments)

Coming soon, the ability to retrieve the data from the event horizon should it be required again.

Oh sure, YOU can get your data from the event horizon... but YOU can not get back FROM the event horizon! So you need to pack a really strong USB cable...

about three weeks ago

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Hacked India Microsoft site stored user data as plain text

FatdogHaiku FatdogHaiku writes  |  more than 2 years ago

FatdogHaiku writes "Microsoft Store India site has been compromised by EvilShadow, a Chinese group yesterday. The hackers defaced the site and linked their blog along with email id.

Microsoft took this situation very seriously and put the site down for now, the hackers placed a picture of the Guy Fawkes mask that is often used by Anonymous hacker group who are known for their high profile hacking activities.

Many sources claim that hackers had access to the database and a list of usernames and passwords have been released. But the shame is that Microsoft saved user accounts password in plain text format.

Today Microsoft has sent email to users, requesting to change their passwords immediately."

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Service Pack or Die

FatdogHaiku FatdogHaiku writes  |  about 4 years ago

FatdogHaiku (978357) writes "Well, it's time to belly up to the service pack bar or kiss your security updates goodbye. Microsoft is telling visitors that support for Windows Vista without any service packs will end on April 13, 2010. Support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010. I find it interesting that this message was delivered to a Win 7 box making an XP command line reference inquiry."
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New, Improved BSOD

FatdogHaiku FatdogHaiku writes  |  more than 4 years ago

FatdogHaiku (978357) writes "Software firm Prevx says that millions of Windows users may be affected by a "Black Screen of Death" issue that may have multiple causes. A spokesperson for Microsoft has stated that this did "not match any known issues". Same old song with a new color scheme? PCWorld has more details of the scope and nature of the problem."
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