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Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

Jim Sadler My Plan (149 comments)

People exposed to Ebola should be required to attend all republican meetings and conventions and also any Tea Party meetings. Shake hands a lot. Share from the punch bowl.

1 hour ago
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Verizon Launches Tech News Site That Bans Stories On US Spying

Jim Sadler Make Them Pay (140 comments)

Verizon wants to be a censor and strikes to limit conversations it considers damaging to their position. What they seek is to suppress free speech. Since that violates public interest it is time to revoke their business license. Now instead of going to work they can stay home and try to govern the rubber ducks in their bath water.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?

Jim Sadler Free Speech (170 comments)

Any type of fee opposes the notion of free speech quite literally. if we have a constitution that assures free speech and then turn around and allow private companies to regulate the flow of speech we have a meaningless Bill Of Rights. Think of a short wave radio and a user that simply gabs all the time. We have never had laws that suggest that we can shut the guy down due to the air waves being limited and public property as well. So if we have a private company that can throttle free speech we are creating an uber class which somehow has more rights than the public at large. It is one thing to allow companies to install cables for transfer of speech for a fee but it is quite another issue when a private company is allowed to throttle content or the amount of speech that flows on the line. Concepts such as equality before the law are trashed when one entity has more rights than anyone else regardless of the needs or considerations of a corporation.

2 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

Jim Sadler Flat Earth? (976 comments)

Maybe these nuts should share a meeting hall with the flat Earth lunatics. The Bible is not an instruction manual for how the Earth was created. The Old Testament will not help me repair my TV either.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

Jim Sadler Solved problem (200 comments)

Non conductive oils that completely fill the case can keep water out. Make sure the case has fins for cooling on the outside. Divers watches have used this method to assure their electronics don't drown.

5 days ago
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Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"

Jim Sadler Re:IBM no longer a tech company? (275 comments)

Amazon could learn from Ebay. I find I am more comfortable with the way Ebay presents products. Also these days if you don't have your product on Ebay and Amazon you will suffer a loss of sales in all venues. People often simply browse without the intention to buy and those products that are displayed make an impression towards future sales in department stores or direct from the seller.

5 days ago
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

Jim Sadler Re:Prison time (272 comments)

Some drug houses are very high risk. It is not all that rare for drug dealers to have serious hardware and planned responses to raids. Sometimes a neighboring house is used to house things like a 50 cal. machine gun on a tripod behind a curtain. We even had severaal FBI agents killed in a car that did not even know they were driving by a drug house. They were on their way to another house a few blocks down the street when heavy arms destroyed their car and took their lives. Long sentences and three time loser laws tend to cause criminals to fight to the grave.

5 days ago
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

Jim Sadler Re:Prison time (272 comments)

Florida does it better. Years back we had a local cop that transferred to the west coast of Florida. He enjoyed grabbing young women and binding them to trees and taking them apart with an axe. He prowled in his squad car and pulled over girls in isolated areas and then did his nasty thing. I think that cops should be tested by a good psychiatrist about twice a year to help catch the troubled ones and get them help and out of law enforcement. I have seen cops in a rage on a couple of occasions in which they made enemies forever by the way they approached and treated people. Cops can not afford to have deviants on the force as it makes the job hard for every cop.

5 days ago
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

Jim Sadler Re:Prison time (272 comments)

The law suits should be a thriller. I think i'll put nude photos on my cell and pray that some cop shares them. Rich is good and juries will go nuts on the awards on this.

5 days ago
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High Speed Evolution

Jim Sadler Amaxing Invasion (282 comments)

South Florida has an amazing invasion of exotic lizards of several species. They are thriving and increasing in number and variety. Iguanas are common place here and it is more than one type of iguana at that. We have moniror lizards as well as species that I do not know the name. One iguana that I am seeing has a bright orange head when small. Pythons are also getting really common and we have had one cable guy bitten by a green mamba. There are cobras caught on rare occasions as well.

5 days ago
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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

Jim Sadler Racial Bias (307 comments)

I really doubt that a Christian minister who preaches that non Christians will burn in hell for eternity would be jailed. But if a Muslem claimed the same he would be jailed. Hell fire and brimstone preachers were the norm in the Christian faith until about 1920 or so. I also feel that when people are hampered in their speech they are much more likely to become enraged. Essentially the govenrment is impident and acting foolish with a knee jerk reaction.

about a week ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Jim Sadler Critical Thinking (553 comments)

Huh, what ju mean bi dat? U sum sort of smart ass or something? When he grows up he wants to be a nuclear engineer. Odds are ?

about a week ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Jim Sadler Bigger Yet (714 comments)

There has been far more work towards building robots that can cook. Front counter staff will soon vanish and back of store employees are already scheduled for dismissal. Some people may not feel that it effects their lives but those folks are in for a huge shock. Skilled career paths are also about to start a rapid dissapearing act as well. Your taxes will be severely effected as well. Those without income will become wards of the state one way or another and there is no way out in the current system. For example if you put a person in prison it costs even more tax money. And then you have the children of convicts which will need support as well. Then when the convict ages you will be supplying him with social services as well and if you do not you will pay for him to be jailed which is worse. This is very much like the medical care problem. If a patient can not get good care they end up in the emergency room which is ultra expensive. It is far cheaper to make certain that the patient gets good care including pharmaceuticals and other required support even if you have to provide housing and food and the like. The worst expenses will be upon you when that person must use the hospitals. So we now must square off and face a reality that we must change the entire system or we will be in chaos and deep poverty and vulnerable to foreign powers as well. Think about it. Armies require lots of money. A poor nation can never defend against poor affluent nations. The so-called conservative that insist that things must not change or that we must roll back the clock is our greatest enemy as his line of thought will doom our nation in short order.

about a week ago
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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

Jim Sadler Money To Burn (256 comments)

After wasting tax dollars passing such nonsense into law the people of Michigan can now look forward to a huge waste of tax dollars as they have these laws struck down in Federal courts. What Tesla has done is designed a car that does not need dealerships at all. The Teslas can be repaired in any small garage and the parts are handled through parts store chains. The car dealers are freaking out as they can not compete. But they need to get the real message of capitalism. If you can not compete close down. You do not restrain trade of competitors to keep your company floating. That is illegal. Why is it that Ford, GM and Chrysler did not field an even better electric car than Tesla? The meat heads in these companies did not want to change and now they face oblivion. They earned their down fall.

about a week ago
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Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

Jim Sadler Tantrums (164 comments)

A law that sweeping surely is the result of law makers having a fit of temper. And it is senseless. Put it on a scale with someone like George w. Bush who helped wreck millions of lives with ignorant political behaviour and ruined America's world image with the torture of POWs. Look at the harm that fool did and he was not punished one bit. Then consider the harm that ronald reagen did with the whacked out notion of trickle down economics and all the harm that was done. Or consider Richard Nixon and his illegal acts for which he was never punished. Then stack them up against some twit who hacks into some site and spills information which should be public anyway and they want to give him life. The sense of proportion and justice in the US and most of the western world has become so demented, so irrational and so bigoted that I am at the point of asking if society should ever be allowed to punish anyone at all no matter what they do. Our legislators and judges have become no better than drooling lunatics motivated by spastic emotions and ignorance.

about a week ago
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Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud

Jim Sadler PUFFERY IS FRAUD (91 comments)

If one tells it like it is puffery is fraud just as a salesman's soap is fraud. If a product is desireable enough no sales efforts are required. The reason that we have marketing and sales is that most products really are not desireable at all.

about a week ago
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Astronomers Find Brightest Pulsar Ever Observed

Jim Sadler New Object (70 comments)

Maybe they have stumbled upon some new type of star or object. There are probably all kinds of large things that we have never run across before.

about a week ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

Jim Sadler The Human Mind (384 comments)

Apparently humans normally do not act on reason at all. Recent experiments suggest that we act on emotions completely and then build a logical excuse for out actions or thoughts. We are a very screwed up species.

about two weeks ago
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Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones

Jim Sadler Partial (99 comments)

Obviously the problem with baloons is they blow away. But we could mitigate the weight so that these drones almost float on their own and use less energy to stay up. We might even use devices that work like submarines and pump the hellium or hydrogen back into pressurized compartments so that the temperature differences can be compensated for between night and day or even design the drones to glide back towards a location before inflating the baloon portion of the device.

about two weeks ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Jim Sadler Not Kids (474 comments)

To the western eye these cartoon images resemble children but in the nations of origin the drawings represent adults. The nature of the art is to draw the image with as few lines or details as possible and to westerners that somehow is seen as a child like image. School girls may well be college girls etc.. We are in one of those nonsenseable frenzies where everything is seen as a sexual threat. The system is irrational and needs to be limited.

about two weeks ago

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