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Earth's Water Didn't Come From Outer Space

Gnea Dumbest post on /. ever (181 comments)

This is so stupid: if the rocks that had the water/ice in them came from outer space to form the planet Earth, then the water/ice came from rocks in outer space in the first place, then came from within Earth.

The water/ice still came from rocks in outer space whether they arrived before or after the initial formation of the planet.

more than 3 years ago
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Help Me Get My Math Back?

Gnea Re:Khan Academy (467 comments)

I'm going to go ahead and second this. http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy has everything you could possibly need, plus the kitchen sink.

No, seriously, you could probably BUILD a kitchen sink with the math they have up there.

more than 4 years ago
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NYC Drops $722M On CityTime Attendance System

Gnea Why do people work in the first place? (306 comments)

People work to make money. They need money to put food on the table and to pay debts. That is their primary concern for working, not for completing a project. The project is just secondary to them. Therefore, it either gets done or it doesn't. Seeing as how the people of NYC have been healing since 2001, it isn't a surprise that they haven't put more time and effort into the work that they do, since they need the money to stay sane in order to work at all.

more than 4 years ago
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Sky Watchers Want Recognized a Newly Described Type of Cloud

Gnea Re:Undulatus Asperatus (166 comments)

Wikipedia seems to have some references to this as well.

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

more than 4 years ago
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Sky Watchers Want Recognized a Newly Described Type of Cloud

Gnea Re:Mammatus (166 comments)

No, these are more wavey in form, rather than bulbous.

More like this: http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-5/729624/clouds_Iowa.JPG

more than 4 years ago
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Sky Watchers Want Recognized a Newly Described Type of Cloud

Gnea Seen it. (166 comments)

It's usually out in extreme rural areas, where cold and warm fronts usually push against each other. Northwest Iowa is a perfect example, up near South Dakota and Minnesota.

more than 4 years ago
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FairPort Accused of Faking Network Readiness Test

Gnea Re:FairPort or FairPoint? (144 comments)

'FairPort' sounds very, very misleading. Would be nice if moderators would proof-read before posting.

more than 4 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

Gnea Re:But did they press charges? (1232 comments)

If a peace officer puts handcuffs on you, you're under arrest, period.

Not 100% true. A peace officer, if alone, can and will place the cuffs on someone in order to temporarily detain them in order to perform a warranted search. When the search is over, as long as nothing was found wrong with the search, the officer will likely remove the cuffs and let the person go.

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

Gnea Re:And not illegal to handcuff him (1232 comments)

The whole lot of everybody involved need a good boot to the head. (naah naah!)

Especially when we only have his side of the story.

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

Gnea Re:Not Exactly for Taking a Photo (1232 comments)

Before some of you bleat "Public place, no reasonable expectation of privacy"

What's to bleat? He took the picture inside of a building. The only public place is outside, on the door, on the street. Inside of the building is the ownership of the business owners, who contracted these guys to do their work. Clearly, they could have placed a visible barrier around them before doing the work. But they couldn't. Why? Would it not go against the fire code to block the use of a fire alarm in the event of a fire? What if this guy 'peeked' behind the curtain and saw it, and then went and pulled the switch? He is, after all, a self-proclaimed anarchist...

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

Gnea Re:And not illegal to handcuff him (1232 comments)

The point is, he went out of his way to take the picture. He even admitted to it.

"Oh, hai! I see you are moneying the machine! A peecture I will take because I CAN!!!"

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

Gnea Re:You just defined smartass (1232 comments)

EDIT: Judge Judy actually was an accredited family court judge, and I am wrong, there is some realism to the actual cases being tried.

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

Gnea Re:You just defined smartass (1232 comments)

"He's guilty of being an ass. Sorry to inform you that is NOT against the law. Case dismissed." - Judge Judy just a few weeks ago.

Judge Judy is not a real judge, she's a TV show character. Nothing more, nothing less. If you honestly thought that she's a real, accredited and nominated judge, then think again.

The point of the Judge Judy show is to bring satire to the family court system. It reflects SOME things that happen in real life. However, this is a civil court matter, not a family court matter, and even if Judge Judy was real, the quoted judgement would probably not stand in this case.

It will be interesting to see what way this all goes...

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

Gnea Re:And not illegal to handcuff him (1232 comments)

The police officer can question anyone they like and handcuff them if they are being an ass.

Exactly, it's also known, in some places, as failure to cooperate with a peace officer.

In other words, if you willingly fsck with a cop, the cop automatically has the right to fsck with you back.

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

Gnea Re:But did they press charges? (1232 comments)

"Stops you"? In what way? You mean, pulls you over to talk to you? Or "stops you" by putting the cuffs on and "stops you" from moving around freely?

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

Gnea Re:The Photographer's Right (1232 comments)

So does this 'photographers right' apply to every state in the country, or just the state of Oregon? As I recall, this incident happened in the state of Washington.

more than 5 years ago
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Solar Power Pre-Deployment To Afghanistan?

Gnea Re:"With price not being much of a concern..." (184 comments)

(Score:2, Troll)

Pure BS.

He's right, how would you account for the reflection of the sun off of a panel like that? Ever tried looking at one yourself at an angle in the sun? Whoever modded this modded it wrong, or they're for the killing of soldiers. I've never been in the military and even I'd stick with the AA-battery idea.

more than 5 years ago
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Researchers Apply P2P Principles To Car Traffic

Gnea And this will deployed in what cities? (111 comments)

Automation is one thing, driver education is another.

Defensive driver courses are a much better target for the money, as they benefit the people driving directly. Even teenagers can take them. Plus, you get 10% off of your car insurance. AAA handles them all over the place.

more than 5 years ago
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ACM Urges Obama To Include CS In K-12 Core

Gnea Re:Yes! Absolutely not! Wait, what? (474 comments)

It depends on what area of the country you're talking about. If you think that all public schools teach the same things, then clearly your perception of American education is not correct.

Many schools don't have such courses, so colleges wind up picking up the slack where they leave off. Therefore, only the kids who are exposed to schools and districts where any kind of computer courses are offerred really benefit.

Of course, if there's no interest in a community, then why should a district impose such a level of technology? After all, everyone has computers at home and kids are growing up with them, just like people have been growing up with cars for well over 50 years now and so driver education got integrated somehow.

more than 5 years ago

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Microsoft submits code to Linux Kernel

Gnea Gnea writes  |  about 5 years ago

Gnea (2566) writes "On the heals of the recent thread that devolved into Alan Cox parting ways with a portion of the Linux Kernel Development Team, Microsoft is now trying to submit code to the Linux Kernel. 20,000 lines of code are being passed on via Greg Kroah-Hartman, who works for Novell in the SUSE Labs division as a kernel driver developer in order to enable Linux to work with Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization technology. Fortunately, Linus knows how to shrug his shoulders and deal with the situation rationally."
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Saddam Hussein FBI talks from 2004 revealed

Gnea Gnea writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Gnea (2566) writes "Yesterday, the National Security Archive finally released the final recounts of Saddam Hussein with the Federal Beurau of Investigations back in 2004. Quite a few secrets revealed there, including his fingerprints. 'FBI special agents carried out 20 formal interviews and at least 5 "casual conversations" with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein after his capture by U.S. troops in December 2003, according to secret FBI reports released as the result of Freedom of Information Act requests by the National Security Archive...', but what's possibly most shocking was his final testament to his stance on the US, North Korea and Iran: 'Saddam denied any connections to the "zealot" Osama bin Laden, cited North Korea as his most likely ally in a crunch, and shared President George W. Bush's hostility towards the "fanatic" Iranian mullahs...' It's no wonder North Korea has been firing short-ranged missiles lately."
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Cisco now officially supports OSS

Gnea Gnea writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Gnea (2566) writes "In a turn-about move based on this past December's lawsuit, the Free Software Foundation has announced that is has dropped it's lawsuit against Cisco. In return, Cisco has agreed to donate monetarily to the FSF, as well as appointing a Free Software Director for Linksys. Cisco/Linksys are also making available all open source software that is used to interface with its hardware on it's website."

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