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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

FlyHelicopters Re:Genius. (284 comments)

Is it really immoral to fraud a company which systematically refuses to pay its workers anything near a living wage?

Yes, because two wrongs don't make a right. Or did your parents not teach you that?

If you punch me, does that mean I can punch your sister? Does that make it "ok"?

about a week ago
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US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive

FlyHelicopters Re:Short answer ... (171 comments)

No, they really didn't... no legal grounds anyway...

Of course, war isn't about law, no matter how much people like to say it is... The reality is that the winners decide what happens, no more or less...

about a week ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

FlyHelicopters Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

While there are indeed missiles that do leave a smoke trail, few remain in service with the US or Russia, they are more likely to be in service of Iran or similar nations.

That problem was solved a long time ago.

about two weeks ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

FlyHelicopters Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

For many reasons, modern air to air missiles do not produce much of a smoke trail.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi...

That is what an AIM-9 Sidewinder looks like leaving the wingtip rail of a F-16 Falcon. Note the almost complete lack of a smoke trail.

Here is another, leaving an A-10 launch rail.

http://chivethebrigade.files.w...

about two weeks ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

FlyHelicopters Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

Not all missiles work that way.

An AIM-7 Sparrow would, but an AIM-9 Sidewinder would not, at least not one fired off a wing tip rail. Those launch right off the rail and do not "free fall" at all.

The most dramatic example is the AIM-54 Phoenix, being a very long range, very heavy missile, and frankly, it doesn't fall very far before firing.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

No it isn't. How many countries have ever considered the right to bear arms as a right in the last couple of hundred years?

Sure it is... A few hundred years ago, slavery was normal in most of the world, it was still a violation of those people's human rights, even if it was legal in more than 50% of the world.

Perhaps if America got rid of its army you could argue the need for the right to bear arms.

This comment points out that you have no idea of WHY we have the right to keep and bear arms.

It is exactly to fight against said standing army that the right exists. Or did you miss the whole Revolutionary War where we defeated the British Empire to form the United States of America? And we did it undermanned, undergunned, and always on the run.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (698 comments)

Since there's a strong correlation between violence and poverty, it seems plausible that eliminating poverty would also reduce violence.

I would agree with that statement.

So what is the solution? We have had a "war on poverty" for a long time, has it done any good?

Should we raise the minimum wage? Make it $15/hr and those automatic hamburger makers look more attractive. Then more people are out of work, not less, even if it does help those who still have jobs. Even $15/hr isn't much of a living anymore, shall we double down and make it $25/hr?

Or should we just go to a basic income? But if we do that, people will sit at home and make babies they can't afford. Perhaps we should provide a basic income to everyone, but subtract something for each kid you have, if you have 8 kids, clearly you can afford them and don't need our help. Otherwise, stop having kids.

Of course, that implies that poor people make logical decisions, which they don't. Perhaps we should require permits to have children? Boy that is a can of worms, but unless the population stops growing, we'll have to do it sooner or later, we can't support a trillion people on Earth, now can we?

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (698 comments)

The only thing that can predict shooting is access to a gun. If kids can't get guns, they can't shoot up schools.

While that may well be true, are you really in favor of infringing on law abiding people's rights to try and stop someone who wants to commit a crime?

If we allowed the police to pull people over for no reason, search people's homes for no reason, I have no doubt that we'd find and stop more crime.

However, there are good reasons we don't let them do that.

The right to keep and bear arms overrides your desire to keep guns out of the hands of kids. Only people proven to be law breakers can have rights taken away, people who have done nothing wrong cannot.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (698 comments)

A lot of doctors who deal with these shootings say that the best way to stop them would be to reduce access to guns.

Just curious, but what makes a doctor an expert on that subject? :)

I would go to them if shot, because they are an expert in doing something about the injury, but not the cause.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (698 comments)

Punks are American citizens too, and they too have full second amendment rights. You don't get to decide who has who does not have the right to be armed.

So... they have the right to be armed while in jail serving time?

Don't be silly, there are reasonable limits, just as you can't shout fire in a theater, you can't allow murderers to have guns. (or walk free)

I have no issues with law abiding blacks or Hispanics or South Indian Tamil Brahmin IT professionals having guns.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:Wonderful idea. (698 comments)

Subsonic ammo and suppressors remove that...

I have a 6" suppressor for my AR-15, with subsonic ammo it still makes noise, but it no longer sounds quite like a rifle. It would be interesting to run tests to see how this system would respond to that.

And yes, before someone says, "oh my god, you have a silencer, you're evil", it isn't a silencer, it is a suppressor, very few guns really are silent. And it is legal, I have my Class III paperwork and paid my $200 stamp transfer tax and have my sign off from my local sheriff.

I used to own a fully automatic AK-47 (also perfectly legal), but sold it when my kids were born. Full auto is fun, but it is a quick way to turn money into noise, and kids are expensive.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

Easy: If the person wishing to own a gun can demonstrate they have a good reason (work, sport, hunting, collecting, etc.) and not "I'm scared!"

That sounds so nice... but it isn't...

Who do they demonstrate it to? What if the person who decides doesn't like the answer? What if the law is on the books, but they never issue permits?

This all already happens, btw, in many places were guns are effectively banned, even if the law says that technically you can have them.

The principle problem with your idea is that it is a violation of human rights. The right to keep and bear arms is not one issued by governments, it is a human right. You can't actually take it away any more than you can take away my right to free speech or freedom of religion.

Oh sure, you can pass laws that say it is illegal, but those laws are just as immorally wrong as laws allowing slavery were 150 years ago.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:One problem solved, now the other... (698 comments)

Now that this incredibly complex problem has been solved in a 65 word slashdot post, how about solving war in the middle east in under 100.

Oh, oh, I love a challenge...

Ok, let me give that a try:

Given the actual situation there today (not how one might wish it were, but how it is), Israel simply needs to annex the West Bank and Gaza and make them part of Israel. They need to offer citizenship to all the people living there if they want it, or a free pass out and $5,000 cash if they want to leave.

It then becomes an internal security problem. The "two state solution" is never going to work, too many bits of land are claimed by both sides, and the hard core Hamas simply don't recognize Israel's right to exist, so they have to go.

People support Hamas because they see no way out, because Hamas sets up schools and health care clinics for the poor, this gets them support among the people. If Israel went in and did the same thing instead of bombing them (which will never work, just look at Afghanistan for the Russians or Vietnam for the Americans), they'd find support.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:One problem solved, now the other... (698 comments)

Yes, but we also stigmatize mental-health treatment heavily in our culture, leading to people not wanting to seek help for their problems because they don't want to be seen as a weirdo or sissy or whatever.

^ This, times ten...

If you have cancer, no one thinks bad of you, you get balloons and get well cards, everyone is on your side to get better.

If you're having mental issues, you're just a "crazy person", which isn't always true, some people just need someone to talk to sometimes. But that isn't ok in our culture.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:One problem solved, now the other... (698 comments)

^ This... One thing I respect about the UK is the concept of health care that is "free at the point of service".

Good healthcare is something that everyone needs. I'm a dyed in the wool Republican, and even I'm for national health care.

It is like the road system, or the water system, or the fire and police departments. We all pay for those because we all need them.

We all need health care (and that includes mental health). So it is a public service that makes all our lives better, just as universal education is better than not having it.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (698 comments)

^ You sir, deserve double mod points...

What happened to you happened to me... but I was the kid... I was bullied in middle school, to the point where my male teacher told me, "son, they'll never stop until you stand up to them, just punch one of them and it'll end".

So I did... and got suspended for three days... but you know what? It worked, they never bothered me again.

It is sad that was what it took...

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (698 comments)

Time for a change?

Yes, but not the one you're thinking of.

You see, the problem you have, is that firearm ownership is a right, just like freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

There is not, and cannot be, a change to that right, so you can't go there without running into that issue.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (698 comments)

If he seriously and sincerely believed the cop represented government and tyranny, would he be justified in attacking the cop? With guns if necessary? Do you believe black people should exercise their second amendment rights against government tyranny?

To answer the first question, no he would not... because that doesn't accomplish anything other than to further enhance the stereotype of violent young black men.

To answer the last question, black people should clean up their house, clean up their violent crime problem, become model citizens, and they might well find they no longer HAVE a problem.

I have nothing against civil, educated, polite black people. I'd vote for Collin Powell for President in 2 seconds flat, over most white guys (over Mittens for sure, and I call him that being a Republican)

What I can't stand are punks, of any stripe... white or black, doesn't matter to me...

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

FlyHelicopters Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (698 comments)

I assume your father was white.

My Father went to school before 1964, it was another time...

But even back then it wasn't so simple as you make it out to be... Maybe in 1864 it was, but not 1964...

White men gather together with weapons and point them at federal agents to protect a tax cheat. Nothing happens to them.

Regarding Cliven Bundy, those armed men were behaving in a civil manner and spoke with authorities rather than shooting at them.

If you doubt that, most of the people in Waco, TX were white, and the FBI brought in tanks:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W...

Another difference is that they had a lot of illegal weapons, those armed men defending Cliven Bundy did not.

The BLM wisely realized that a shootout over cattle grazing might not be the wisest course of action. It would be extreme overkill to introduce violence over a grazing dispute.

about two weeks ago

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OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers

FlyHelicopters FlyHelicopters writes  |  about a month ago

FlyHelicopters (1540845) writes "Dropbox, Google, Microsoft, and others have been competing to become your favorite place to store stuff in the cloud. Just this past June, Microsoft upgraded Office 365 users from 25GB to 1TB, now they are upping the ante again to unlimited.

Google is also competing with Google Drive for Work, for $10 per month, you get 1TB of space, or if you have 5 or more accounts, then you get unlimited space. Since 5 accounts to get unlimited space is $50 per month, and Office 365 offers 5 accounts for $10 per month total, the Microsoft option would clearly be the less expensive choice. Microsoft also offers a personal account option for $8 per month for a single user, also with unlimited OneDrive storage.

There remains a single file size limit of 10GB per file, it is not clear if that limit will be removed with this upgrade.

How would you use unlimited cloud storage?"

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