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Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead

InfiniteWisdom Re:Tough luck.. (923 comments)

I thought the US was supposed to be a christian country

You thought wrong. The US is supposed to be a country without a state religion. Of course that doesn't stop the GOP from shoving its religious views down other people's throats.

about 9 months ago
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Russia Adding $50 Billion To Space Effort

InfiniteWisdom Re:That's one rich Russian (130 comments)

Amount of people in in the building about 3000

And that would be relevant if the response to 9/11 was to protect the world trade center site. But it's not. The response has been to blow trillions of dollars on invading two countries (losing more lives than were lost in 9/11 in the process), engaging in a basically perpetual and unwinnable "war on terror", throwing out civil rights in the name of "security", and starting and organization dedicated to groping people trying to get on an airplane.

If saving lives was really a driving concern those dollars could be spent far more wisely.

about a year ago
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New Bill Would Require Patent Trolls To Pay Defendants' Attorneys

InfiniteWisdom Re:original assignee.. (196 comments)

If they did that they would get around this law, but that does raise the bar significantly compared to just buying up junk patents and using them to sue people.

about a year and a half ago
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New Bill Would Require Patent Trolls To Pay Defendants' Attorneys

InfiniteWisdom Re:Weird sensation... (196 comments)

If you are the inventor you are not a "non-practicing entity" and the law doesn't apply to you.

about a year and a half ago
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Iran Claims To Have Downed Another US Drone

InfiniteWisdom Re:I guess ... (219 comments)

Yes, the previous copy they bought is in use. They are busy wiping Israel off the map.

about a year and a half ago
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US Particle Colliders In Need of Funding

InfiniteWisdom Appeal to sense of pride (133 comments)

If there's one thing politicians of all flavors love it's jingoism. Maybe what we really need to do is reignite the sense of competitiveness by pointing out how the Europeans are leaving the US in the dust when it comes to making new discoveries like the Higgs Boson, and give them something to harp about to their voters when the US wins the race to make the next big discover.

about 2 years ago
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Pentagon: 30,000 Pound Bomb Too Small

InfiniteWisdom Re:$400 Million? (612 comments)

Iran exports about 2.4 million barrels of oil a day. At the current price of about $100/barrel, $400 million is about 1.67 days worth of oil exports for them. Good luck using that investment as a bargaining chip.

more than 2 years ago
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Analysis of Google's Motorola Acquisition

InfiniteWisdom Re:Everybody's Looking at That Phone-Thing (311 comments)

Motorola spun off Motorola Mobility earlier this year, an that's the company that Google bought. That's not the same company that's making Motorola branded set-top boxes or any of the other electronic products that aren't related mobile phones.

about 3 years ago
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After Cell-Phone Switch-Off, Anonymous Promises BART Protest

InfiniteWisdom Re:Oh, they can fuck right off. (258 comments)

Firstly, you're wrong, there is plenty of video evidence of a knife being thrown. Secondly, you're just trying to bring irrelevant issues in here... this is not the case of some guy being shot while running away. The cop involved here is not the one in London or elsewhere, and he very clearly was being aggressive here.

Let's flip things around for a second. When someone attempts to use deadly force, why should they be entitled to be treated with kid gloves? Why should the people responding to a situation take on additional risk to themselves or bystanders instead of taking the most expedient action to end the situation. If you threaten someone else's life as far as I'm concerned your life is forfeit. If they happen to take you down alive with a non-lethal shot or something else you should count yourself lucky. If your "doing something stupid" involves throwing knives at people you absolutely should expect to get shot.

about 3 years ago
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After Cell-Phone Switch-Off, Anonymous Promises BART Protest

InfiniteWisdom Re:Oh, they can fuck right off. (258 comments)

Do you honestly believe police (or anyone else for that matter) should not be allowed to respond in kind against a person who attempts a lethal attack? I really hope you never have a kid because you'd be polluting the gene pool.

about 3 years ago
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If You're Working For Stock, Read the Fine Print

InfiniteWisdom Re:Working for stock options (374 comments)

Aren't you just defending fraud?

Where did you get that from? The guy said it referred to a term in a document *he didn't bother to read*. If you sign any contract as important as an options grant without bothering to even read the damn thing you deserve to get fucked. It's not like this was some obscure term buried in some EULA.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Sugar Toxic?

InfiniteWisdom Re:Dramatic effect and scientific precision (1017 comments)

I'd say the "toxic" teminolgy are more for dramatic effect, but it does deliver the message

I'd say far from delivering the message, ridiculous hyperbole like that is counter-productive, because it makes it that much easier for people to dismiss the whole thing as kooky.

more than 3 years ago
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White House Wants New Copyright Law Crackdown

InfiniteWisdom Re:Warez (652 comments)

Do you work for free? If not why don't you tell me what you do, how much you make, and I'll tell you how much you may keep without being "greedy".

more than 3 years ago
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White House Wants New Copyright Law Crackdown

InfiniteWisdom Re:Warez (652 comments)

That's a dumb argument. The people selling warez are doing so off other people's work without incurring any of the effort or cost that goes into creating the content or software. Taking the cost out of the equation obviously makes it easy for them to profit at price points that wouldn't otherwise make sense.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

InfiniteWisdom Re:Not much to do (459 comments)

I have a better one! "Simple Mail Transfer Protocol". That mnemonic never fails to remind me what the protocol is for.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

InfiniteWisdom Re:Not much to do (459 comments)

Amazon apparently does not give two shits about fraud and SPAM and we so more and more SPAM and VOIP hacking coming from Amazon services everyday.

[citation needed]

more than 2 years ago
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How Many Solar Powered Devices Do You Own?

InfiniteWisdom Do plants count (334 comments)

After they've been buried underground for a few million years?

more than 3 years ago
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Iceland Eyes Liquid Magma As Energy Source

InfiniteWisdom Re:Stop cooling magma (215 comments)

You do know that energy consumption goes beyond just oil, right?

more than 3 years ago

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