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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

Khashishi Re:What the tax form should look like (346 comments)

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."
H. L. Mencken

9 hours ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

Khashishi Re:RK-9000 is banned in Illinois. (420 comments)

Hmm, interesting story, but how likely is it that a keyboard would ever get repaired, with or without the legislation? We live in a throw-away society, and really only a tiny fraction of people know how to solder, let alone are willing to put effort into soldering something that could be replaced for $5. There are definitely pros and cons to every law. Do the pros outweigh the cons when you factor in actual human behavior?

2 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

Khashishi Re:CO2 not pollution (832 comments)

How is global warming a political sham? Politicians can somehow just wave their arms and move their mouths and suddenly the world heats up? I don't see politicians as having that kind of superpower. Or, do you instead believe in a giant conspiracy between all climate scientists and the politicians?

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

Khashishi not quite 5 sigma (832 comments)

I'm certainly not suggesting that we wait until we have 5 sigma confidence in the measurement before acting, but just pointing out that a commonly stated criterion for a particle physics "discovery" is 5 sigma or 99.99994 percent confidence.

3 days ago
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3D Display Uses Misted Water

Khashishi Re:Why water? (65 comments)

I'd imagine cost is a factor

4 days ago
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93 Harvard Faculty Members Call On the University To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Khashishi Re:What does it mean to divest? (214 comments)

Maybe that's a sacrifice they're willing to make. Nobody said it would be easy to get off coal.

4 days ago
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The Graffiti Drone

Khashishi Re:I respect his talent, but .... (126 comments)

In the jungle there are no property rights.

If you consider the environment some of these youths were raised in, yes, it's a jungle.

4 days ago
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The Graffiti Drone

Khashishi Re:Great, just what we need (126 comments)

Look at the video. He IS practicing on canvas at home. It just doesn't reflect in his skill.

4 days ago
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MA Gov. Wants To Ban Non-Competes; Will It Matter?

Khashishi My non-compete agreement (97 comments)

You want me to sign a non-compete? Ok, then sign mine:

You, the employer, agree not to hire any person to fill my position (or other open positions which have substantially similar responsibilities and skill requirements) when I leave the company.

5 days ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Khashishi Re:Why is that a problem? (672 comments)

Very few men work as nurses. Is that a problem that needs to be solved?

Yeah, it kinda is. It is an indication of the huge social pressures that all men face to "be a man" and do manly things. It isn't something that can be fixed by legislation, though.

5 days ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Khashishi Re:Sex discrimination. (672 comments)

Yep, I want my kids breast-fed by alcoholic, hormone-injecting, men.

5 days ago
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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

Khashishi Re:Was it really Tesla's problem? (152 comments)

Why don't we just get rid of all engineering guards and warning labels on everything?

5 days ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

Khashishi Re:Good (475 comments)

With all the French labor laws, the French productivity must be terrible. Just look at where all your shirts are produced. Not France. We could learn a thing or two from the Bangladeshi.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

Khashishi What kind of work do you do? (445 comments)

What kind of hardships you will face totally depends on details of your workplace and work. I mean, if you are developing for xbox live or something, you probably don't want to force Linux on your colleagues. If you are doing hardcore science, you probably are already using Linux. Do you have a lot of legacy applications? One important legacy app can screw up your transition.

5 days ago
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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

Khashishi Re:It's cost effective (408 comments)

Cost effective indeed. If I were an insurance company, I would also find it cost effective to let a cancer patient die while taking homeopathic ampules rather than pay for expensive treatment.

about a week ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

Khashishi Come on... really? (195 comments)

Shell.

about a week ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Khashishi It was a no win situation (1109 comments)

It's easy to criticize. But what were they supposed to do?

about a week ago
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AMD Unveils the Liquid-Cooled, Dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 At $1,500

Khashishi Re:here's how stupid this is (146 comments)

Could you use gallium instead? Granted, gallium is a lot more expensive than water, but if you are the type to spend $1500 on video cards, you clearly have money to burn.

about a week ago
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Australia May 'Pause' Trades To Tackle High-Frequency Trading

Khashishi Re:TAX THEM! (342 comments)

You mean the same Teapublicans who push for elimination of income tax in favor for sales tax? Except that sales tax only applies to poor people. Rich people don't buy things; they invest in things.

about a week ago

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Hackers steal 2 million tonnes of EU carbon credit

Khashishi Khashishi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Khashishi (775369) writes "Taking advantage of the lax security systems in place, hackers stole some 475000 European Union carbon Allowances on 10 Jan through a variety of phishing attacks. The European Commission has closed the trading on 19 Jan, until at least 26 Jan, in order to beef up security measures. Is it a political statement, or just greed, that drove this act?"
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Elan sues Apple over touchscreen patents

Khashishi Khashishi writes  |  about 5 years ago

Khashishi (775369) writes ""TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan chip designer Elan Microelectronics is suing Apple in the United States for what is says is infringement of two of its touchscreen technology patents by the MacBook, iPhone and iPod Touch.""
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Giuliani predicts deadly earthquake, censored

Khashishi Khashishi writes  |  about 5 years ago

Khashishi (775369) writes "Seismologist Giampaolo Giuliani claims to have predicted the deadly earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, that killed at least 92 people. His attempts at warning the public were reported to the authorities and his warnings were censored to prevent public panic.

It must be noted that accurate earthquake prediction is not well-established within the science community, so what is the government's proper response?"

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Supreme Court to rule on TV censorship

Khashishi Khashishi writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Khashishi (775369) writes "LA times and Associated Press report that the FCC v. Fox Television Stations case is being heard in the Supreme Court. The FCC policy would impose a heavy fine on use of "indecent" words on broadcast television, which Fox and others are claiming is a violation of free speech. The case was appealed after being ruled in Fox's favor in a federal appeals court in New York. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Antonin Scalia support the FCC policy of censorship."
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