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'Of Course We Are In a Post-PC World,' Says Ray Ozzie

Foobar of Borg Of Course (399 comments)

"Of course I do not give a shit what Ray Ozzie says!" says Foobar of Borg. Seriously, though, why would anyone give so much weight to his opinions? I surely know at least as much about computers and computer networking as he does. I just don't have any kind of public venue to state my opinions (other than Slashdot, which is not really that public a venue). Of course, I'm sure I also know a lot more from an experiential point of view about fornicating than he does, but no one is going to be posting anything about that any time soon. Rule 34 is bullocks.

more than 2 years ago
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RIAA CEO Hopes SOPA Protests Were a "One-Time Thing"

Foobar of Borg Re:One time experience? (441 comments)

"We?" How old *are* you?!

"No one has ever known we were among you. Until now..."

more than 2 years ago
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RIAA CEO Hopes SOPA Protests Were a "One-Time Thing"

Foobar of Borg Re:One time experience? (441 comments)

We're talking about Jews, here—there's a difference: One takes things out of your house but the other takes you out of your house.

while were at it .. Fat Disgusting White Women. the ones who smell like sour milk cuz they cant properly clean between all the rolls of fat. theyre niggers too. their kids are always half black with their poofy shitty nappy hair. when you see em out in public you knwo what you never see with theM? thats right, the baby-daddy. and you never will. he was just a sperm donor. he found another fat disgusting white woman to fuck, or maybe one of those black women who acts all militaristic like she grew up in boot camp even though she didnt. really whats wrong with these fat chicks? they never heard of birth control or somethin? they think the ghetto nigger is gonna stay with them? they think anybody wants to be seen with them? fuck. just like the 350lb women who spend a lot of money to get their hair permed. what the fuck for? you cant polish a turd. they think men say "well her hairs nice so ill ignore the digusting rolls of lard that id need a bag of flour to find the wet spot in"?

While I find your ideas intriguing, please don't write a newsletter. No one will subscribe to it.

more than 2 years ago
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Dharun Ravi Trial: Hate Crime Or Stupidity?

Foobar of Borg Re:wow, you have no idea about GLBT issues (671 comments)

India's views on homosexuality are amongst the most hostile on the planet

India's views on inter-racial marriage, hell even marriage within the same race (as it is socially defined) but outside of your own caste is the most hostile on the planet. For that matter, India's views on just about every social issue are extremely hostile. They make the US look like a bastion of liberal tolerance.

more than 2 years ago
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Dharun Ravi Trial: Hate Crime Or Stupidity?

Foobar of Borg Re:New classification needed (671 comments)

We need a new legal category, Asshole. Beyond Guilty or Not Guilty the Asshole standard would be added after guilt or innocence so we could find someone was Not Guilty but still an Asshole.

But then, all of Congress would be in prison. Somehow, I don't think they'll pass something like that.

more than 2 years ago
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Santorum Calls Democrats 'Anti-Science'

Foobar of Borg At least he doesn't (1237 comments)

start his comments in the subject line and end them in the comment block.

more than 2 years ago
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Santorum Calls Democrats 'Anti-Science'

Foobar of Borg Re:Phony studies? How would he know? (1237 comments)

With all of these politicians, I'm never sure if they actually are so ignorant to reject science out of hand, or if they are so self-serving that they simply lie about what they actually believe in order to win votes from people who really are ignorant. I tend to think it's the latter, and that that is more despicable.

When it comes to politicians and lawyers (of course, there is considerable overlap), you can always count on the more despicable option.

more than 2 years ago
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Santorum Calls Democrats 'Anti-Science'

Foobar of Borg Re:This is not surprising at all... (1237 comments)

If a creationist says that the Oort Cloud is unscientific, people mock them. But the reality is, it doesn't follow a single tenet of the scientific method. It exists purely because without it, the presence of comets in the solar system would prove that the solar system is too young. So a theoretical "comet-holding" cloud is invented out of thin air because long ages require it, not because of any sort of observation or because the facts led anyone there.

Funny, I thought the Oort Cloud hypothesis had something to do with the existence of long-period comets, their period being easily calculable according to orbital mechanics (but then you probably don't believe in that, either). What's next? Denial of detected background radiation since it is evidence of the Big Bang?

more than 2 years ago
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LightSquared Hires Lawyers To Prep For GPS Battle

Foobar of Borg Re:Yep (195 comments)

It's also laughable how they believe there's even a remote possibility that they could swap spectrum with the DoD.

Indeed. The one agency that really could nuke them from orbit, just to be sure ^_^

more than 2 years ago
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LightSquared Hires Lawyers To Prep For GPS Battle

Foobar of Borg Re:Oh come on. (195 comments)

And I think it's worth me stating this outright, lest someone claim I am a shill for LS - I think their plan was stupid, their product flawed and their approach totally wrong, and I think that all of those things were obvious from day one.

Which is also why I think the FCC shares some responsibility here.

So, you are saying that the FCC should be a stonewalling, Catch-22ing, dinosaur? Personally, I find it refreshingly modern that they actually let LS try. If LS fucked it up, they have only themselves to blame.

more than 2 years ago
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LightSquared Hires Lawyers To Prep For GPS Battle

Foobar of Borg Re:Oh come on. (195 comments)

That's my point - they were given provisional approval to proceed, and when they failed the tests the FCC allowed them for months to submit proposed solutions. The provisional approval should never have been given, as it's a totally different use for the band than allocated for in the license - the FCC should have closed the door right then and there.

Then we'd be reading a story about how some spoiled rich brat was suing because the mean ol' FCC wouldn't approve his nifty idea.

1. Spoiled rich brats usually aren't doing anything technical enough and affecting the EM spectrum enough to require FCC approval.
2. If they are, they usually have Daddy (or themselves if they are old enough) to buy off a few politicians to get the law changed, after a prolonged media campaign about "modernizing" the laws.

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Threatens To Sue Anyone Who Comments On Leaked Documents

Foobar of Borg Re:sue this (517 comments)

all people at the institute rim goats and kiss underage boys. climate science is as false as my statement

Slanderous nonsense! Everyone knows they kiss goats and rim underage boys.

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Threatens To Sue Anyone Who Comments On Leaked Documents

Foobar of Borg Re:shakespeare's answer: (517 comments)

"methinks the lady doth protest too much"

if the documents were fake, they wouldn't elicit such a strong reaction. therefore, the documents are real

Not to be nit-picky, but when the queen said this in Hamlet, she meant "promise" too much, as the word was sometimes used then.

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Threatens To Sue Anyone Who Comments On Leaked Documents

Foobar of Borg Re:Hypocrisy at its finest (517 comments)

The most fascinating thing about this is the general hypocrisy involved. Whenever the whole "ClimateGate" matter occurred, Heartland was at the front of trumpeting the documents from that (which incidentally turned out to be utterly benign), with zero concern about the ethics of taking confidential documents from other people using hacking. Yet now, when the same thing happens to them, they use every bit of the legal system to go after not just the people who actually did do it but anyone who is then commenting or reproducing the documents. Really charming behavior.

You want to see even greater hypocrisy? Go to the Heartland Institute site and look up their articles on Tort Reform. Hypocrisy indeed!

more than 2 years ago
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SCOTUS: Clean Air Act Trumps Emissions Lawsuits

Foobar of Borg Re:Well well... (303 comments)

Now if they could only figure out that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, and therefore does not fall under the Clean Air Act either...

Well, anything is a pollutant in high enough quantities, but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. The climate WILL change. If not from AWG, then from something else. Perhaps a meteor strike, or a massive volcano, or decreased/increased solar activity. Better to focus on creating an upwardly mobile society that can more easily adapt to these inevitable changes than to risk making society poorer and therefore less able to adapt. Within reason of course. Not to advocate for slash and burn in the name of economic expansion, but we're not ready to run our economies on windmills and horse manure yet.

Sure, and the human race could go completely batshit insane and commit mass suicide. Why don't you test this theory first on yourself?

more than 3 years ago
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SCOTUS: Clean Air Act Trumps Emissions Lawsuits

Foobar of Borg Re:Chalk up another one... (303 comments)

I thought it would be more along the lines of "Mr. Obama's Neighborhood".

Can you say, "Hope and Change?" I thought you could! Bwahahah!

more than 3 years ago
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SCOTUS: Clean Air Act Trumps Emissions Lawsuits

Foobar of Borg Re:Whelp (303 comments)

We need coal-burning energy production like we need injections of benzene.

But, I love benzene! It's so yummy and )*&^&^%*&^[NO CARRIER]

more than 3 years ago
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Aussie Climate Scientists Receiving Death Threats

Foobar of Borg Re:Just goes to show the lunacy of the conservativ (638 comments)

That would require truly bizarre circumstances, bordering on world wide conspiracy involving hundreds thousands of people.

You apparently haven't been watching Alex Jones lately. Apparently, we are on the edge of the abyss. Again.

more than 3 years ago
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Aussie Climate Scientists Receiving Death Threats

Foobar of Borg Re:Just goes to show the lunacy of the conservativ (638 comments)

Since people can't rationalize their hatred of science

Yea! Think about the Church of Global Warming

Church of Global Warming? Oh yeah! That's right next to the Church of Gravity and just up the street from the Church of Evolution and the Church of Quantum Mechanics.

more than 3 years ago

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DHS to begin collecting DNA of Anyone Arrested

Foobar of Borg Foobar of Borg writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Foobar of Borg writes "AP is reporting that the US will soon be collecting the DNA of anyone who is arrested by federal law enforcement agency and any foreigner who is detained, whether or not charges are eventually brought. This begins to bring the US in like with the UK which, as discussed before on slashdot, is trying to collect DNA of 'potential criminals' as young as five. DHS spokesman Russ Knocke stated that "DNA is a proven law-enforcement tool.""
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Foobar of Borg Foobar of Borg writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Foobar of Borg (690622) writes "In the latest fubar of Sony, it is now reported that several Cybershot models from Sony Corp., which were sold between September 2003 and January 2005, are defective: ( story here. This comes after a long line of problems from Sony, including the infamous rootkit and the laptop batteries (sold by Sony to Dell for their laptops) which burst into flames. Naturally, this makes one wonder what else Sony has put out that is going to go kaput in short order."
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Foobar of Borg Foobar of Borg writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Foobar of Borg writes "The AP is reporting in the following article that private debt collection agencies will be used to collect on delinquent taxes. Most debt-collection agencies are well-known to use aggressive tactics and we have had many previous stories on slashdot about personal data lost by incomponent employees/employers. But, in a blinding burst of insight, the US Govt apparently believes that everything will be okay this time around. How long until we have Admiral Bob's Navy?"

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