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'Weekly Episodes' Coming To Star Trek Online

FireIron Re:Cosmic Retribution (62 comments)

"Brain, brain, and brain! What is brain?"

about 4 years ago

Sony Can Update PS3 Firmware Without Permission

FireIron Re:So what? (700 comments)

Meanwhile, your android replacement will be sleeping with your wife.

You're asking if I'd be willing to trade my beloved wife for my own heavily-armed FTL starship?

...does it come in black?

more than 3 years ago

Arrington's CrunchPad Dies

FireIron Re:Arrogant Power Play (175 comments)

For some reason, the link where Fusion Garage gives their side of the story is missing in my browser. Can you provide me with it?

For some reason, the clause in the Slashdot TOS that requires me to hear both sides of an argument before rendering my personal opinion is missing in my browser. Can you provide me with it?

more than 4 years ago

Arrington's CrunchPad Dies

FireIron Arrogant Power Play (175 comments)

I would have been a customer for this device, but after this I will not now or ever buy anything under the Fusion Garage brand.

more than 4 years ago

Attorney General Says Wiretap Lawsuit Must Be Thrown Out

FireIron Re:Federal Rules of Procedure (493 comments)

Heh. How much do you want to bet that the "classified description of why the case must be dismissed" is a set of photos of the Judge with a 14-year-old girl? We are talking about the CIA here...

more than 4 years ago

Navy Scientists Develop Laser for Underwater Communication

FireIron They Should Call It... (83 comments)

Subsurface Hydro-Acoustic Radiation Communication System (SHARCS)

more than 4 years ago

Airborne Boeing Laser Blasts Ground Target

FireIron Plane Designation (419 comments)

Wouldn't being armed with this make the plane an A-130?

more than 4 years ago

Pandora Wants Radio Stations To Pay For Music, Too

FireIron Re:Contact your state senator!!! (253 comments)

Indeed. I just started working in the air traffic control technology biz. The "industry" is currently switching over to tracking squawked GPS coordinates from all planes.

about 5 years ago

New York Wants To Tax Internet Downloads

FireIron Re:I want to see a provision in the stimulus packa (485 comments)

Did you even read the article you linked? They buried it, but these are total losses not net losses; both CA and NY populations continue to grow overall due to births and immigrations greatly outnumbering tax fliers.

more than 5 years ago

New York Wants To Tax Internet Downloads

FireIron Re:I want to see a provision in the stimulus packa (485 comments)

A government should be forced to plan its finances like a responsible household, taking into consideration risk, debt and spending just like the rest of us have to in reality land. After all, it's our money they're spending. Why is this so hard to comprehend?

Because it's provably wrong, impossible, and stupid, all at once.

Look: state spending (primarily health care and education) rises and falls according to population trends, while revenue from taxes rises and falls according to state GDP. Once population starts growing faster than GDP, the state starts falling further and further behind the revenue curve, with no way out except to borrow like crazy and increase the mill rate on taxes (both of which NYS has done to death already).

Slashing spending on health care and education kills people, kills jobs and sacrifices the future, at a time when we should be spending more on these things, not less (but NYS is trying this too, thanks Gov. Paterson).

more than 5 years ago

IRS Eyeballing Virtual World Tax Policies

FireIron Sauce For The Goose (226 comments)

They could give the big banks their bailout money in the form of City of Heroes influence.

more than 5 years ago

New York Times Sued Over URL Linking

FireIron Re:RSS = Copyright Violation? (74 comments)

They're also being aggregated by Yahoo News and Google News (type "Foxwoods" into either news search and you'll hit Norwich Bulletin stories). So this looks like selective litigation.

more than 5 years ago

New York Times Sued Over URL Linking

FireIron RSS = Copyright Violation? (74 comments)

I clicked through the links, and sure enough, it looks like they're suing over having their RSS feed aggregated...isn't the act of providing an RSS feed affirmatively granting permission fort others to aggregate the material contained in the feed for other sites and systems?

more than 5 years ago

Google Was 3 Hours Away From DOJ Antitrust Charges

FireIron Re:Could be fun (221 comments)

So, let me see if I understand this...

Companies like GM and AIG were allowed to grow to the point where their possible failure threatens the entire national (world?) economy -- no questions from DOJ lawyers.

But Google and Yahoo want to pool their advertising resources, and suddenly the republic is threatened.

Mmm hmmm.

more than 5 years ago


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