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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

JWW Re:This is Slashdot, not Politico (415 comments)

Or maybe I'll just fail to notice when the site turns out the lights.

I don't get the general feeling that Dice decisions about running /. are actually increasing the user base.

3 days ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

JWW Re:This is Slashdot, not Politico (415 comments)

Yep. Slashdot has become a huge pile of suck lately. It used to be "News for Nerds", now its looking more for "News for Nerd wannabes".

A political bent has been here a long time, but it used to be more even keeled, and the discussion used to be more open. Hell, even Jon Katz was better than some of the political drivel being posted here lately, especially vis a vis "diversity" and gamer gate. The progressive, hipster, and white knight posturing here lately has been sickening.

RIP Slashdot. We used to have logical discussions around here and talk about technology, when culture came up it was viewed from within and around the technology. Well the SJW's are on the march and they've arrived as /.

I'll be signing off now.

3 days ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

JWW Re: The Dangers of the World (778 comments)

Please adjust your sarcasm detector.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

JWW Mimeograph (790 comments)

We don't hear the cachunk, cachunk, cachunk of the mimeograph machine anymore.

about two weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

JWW Re: noooo (560 comments)

In the past 10 years, both a very large wind farm and an Natural Gas power plant have been build with 100 miles of where I live. Hydro is already very well utilized in my state. I am fully supportive of all of that. I'm not going to be marching and shouting NIMBY!

40% of the electricity I use is renewable already.

What we need to build next is a Nuclear Power plant.

I never said I was against renewables or Hydro power. I am against regulations and taxes that spike the price of energy and have severe negative economic impacts.

about three weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

JWW Re: noooo (560 comments)

The problem is you are acting like we'll have to do that _immediately_ when in actuality we'll have to do that over the next 200-500 years.

This means that there will be instances where mitigation will be more effective (and more doable) in the future than acting now to drastically (extremely drastically) reduce our use of carbon to make these changes not take place.

There is a lot of mitigation technology and infrastructure that can be deployed and used in the next 200-500 years to deal with climate change issues.

about three weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

JWW Re: noooo (560 comments)

Regardless of any facts of climate change, it is an undisputed fact that Nuclear Power is waaaayyyyy cleaner in every way (including spreading of radioactive particles!!) than coal powered power plants.

We should be switching to Nuclear in the US because its just BETTER.

about three weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

JWW Re: noooo (560 comments)

Yep. Build nuclear power plants or shut the fuck up. I'm sick and tired of hearing "denier, denier, denier" from these people and then when solutions are proposed, they say "hell no, you can't do that". That fucktard RFK jr. even said no to wind power near the carbon sucking Kennedy compound. What the want is to implement economy crushing socialism, actually solving the problem is NOT what most environmentalists really want.

Back nuclear or shut the fuck up. Note: I'm not asking the impossible, climate change luminaries like James Hansen have called for nuclear power to be used.

about three weeks ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

JWW Re: Skeptical of Advocates =/ Skeptic of Science (719 comments)

Yeah straw men "only" on the "deniers" side.

Try proposing nuclear power as a solution to climate change and bask in the light of all the burning strawmen.

about a month ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

JWW Re: Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (719 comments)

My stance in AGW is that you can bitch all you want about climate change, but if you're not willing to build a bunch of nuclear power plants and shut down a bunch of coal plants, then yes you ARE arguing global warming to advance a political agenda and nothing more.

If you don't back real solutions that can yield real results then I am going to call bullshit on your advocacy.

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

JWW Re: Supremes never said corps are people ... (589 comments)

Shit the government better fits you "aggregation of money" description better than big companies do. Hell it even prints its own money. Your use of the term capital gives away your commie sympathies.

So companies aren't people, but ginormous government is your mommy. Got it.

about a month ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

JWW Re: Google is done (307 comments)

Soon we will be getting told. We've always been at war with men.

about a month and a half ago
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NASA Gets 2% Boost To Science Budget

JWW Re:2% is nothing (121 comments)

The real fact is that budget deficits in upcoming years will only be solved by cutting military, welfare, medicare, and social security spending.

The fact is that basically all other spending is a rounding error compared to those big four items.

People are exactly right. Even completely zeroing out NASA funding would have, in practical measures, absolutely NO impact on the national debt.

The other ironic thing is that NASA, by far, is one of the few federal agencies that actually can lead to technology and science findings that truly benefit the American people.

But the idea that NASA is getting an increase, even though it is a slight one, is good news in my book.

about a month and a half ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

JWW Re:I have nothing better to do... (545 comments)

Exactly. This idea has infected the entire modern American business world.

I work as a contractor for the government, I am required to post my time which is used for billing.

On the hard face of it all, I am not "allowed" to work more than 40 hours, I certainly won't be paid for them, and my company can't ever invoice for them, without prior agreement from the customer.

However, whenever we interview people to come in and work here, certain folks on the interview committee pretty much require the applicant to genuflect to the common "whatever it takes to get the job done" belief that over 40 hours is no big deal and that they do that "all" the time. Even though that is technically completely against the rules for contracting.

about a month and a half ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

JWW Re: MOD PARENT RACIST (1128 comments)

Why is Social Justice bad?

It's bad because it believes that the ends justify the means. Over time the means become more and more violent and evil, until the "Justice" they claim to seek becomes terrible injustice and oppression. It always works that way.

about 2 months ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

JWW Re:Let's do the math (307 comments)

Ummm I think you've confused ridiculously large number with infinity. They are not the same thing.

about 2 months ago
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Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

JWW Re: It's still reacting carbon and oxygen... (143 comments)

You say that and you are correct, but when the best solution we have right now, nuclear, is mentioned the greenies freak the hell out and star screaming and running around in circles. Until we actually embrace what is possible to do and stop wishing on new technology to catch up, we'll be stuck here for a while.

about 2 months ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

JWW Re:Hmmmm (186 comments)

You've got that backwards. It started on TV, then they wanted to capitalize on it popularity and made a movie version of it and put it in theaters.

about 2 months ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

JWW Re:2 seasons 1978 and 1980 (186 comments)

If you actually left the new version too early, you would have missed the part where mose of those unlikable humans turned out to be cylons anyway. ;-)

about 2 months ago

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