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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Kierthos Re:What the fuck (220 comments)

In most cases, theaters make very little money off of the ticket price, regardless of what movie is showing. I mean, think about it... the price of a ticket is the same at a theater regardless of whether you're watching "The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies" or "Horrible Bosses 2".

The real money the theaters make is off of concessions. Soda is about a 600% markup, popcorn is 800%.

3 days ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Kierthos Re:Great (602 comments)

Mind you, corporations do seem to have much better access to tax exemptions, shelters, and oh yeah, access to our elected officials.

about three weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Kierthos Re:Great (602 comments)

People don't give up their natural rights when they form a corporation, but that does not mean that the corporation has all those same rights.

about three weeks ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

Kierthos Re:Hardly in danger (221 comments)

He can't run for office for a third term, fool. Nor has he even suggested getting rid of the 22nd Amendment. Yes, there have been some Congressmen who have suggested getting rid of it, but the attempts have all died before getting out of committee.

about 3 months ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

Kierthos Re:Bullshit (221 comments)

For FY 2014, the budget allocation for the Secret Service was 1.546 billion.

As of July 31, 2014 there is 17.6 trillion in debt.

Cutting the Secret Service budget to 0 would relieve 0.00878% of the debt.

Nice try, though.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Kierthos Re:Tell time (471 comments)

That alert would be going off before the watch even hits the shelves.

about 3 months ago
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Password Gropers Hit Peak Stupid, Take the Spamtrap Bait

Kierthos Don't be silly (100 comments)

There's no such thing as 'Peak Stupid'. Every time someone gets to the top of the current peak, the fog clears and another mountain of stupid looms in front of them.

about 4 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Kierthos Re:Scientific research never got anyone anything (225 comments)

Er, not really. I mean, economical fusion power would be nice, but considering that in 2013, the U.S. used 368 million gallons of gasoline a day.... well, unless we're converting all cars over to Mr. Fusion units....

about 6 months ago
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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

Kierthos Re:Illiberals and Tyranny (534 comments)

Is there some reason that you cannot spell liberal correctly?

about 6 months ago
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Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit

Kierthos So... (268 comments)

Is it completely a coincidence that Wikipedia is doing another fundraising drive right now?

about 6 months ago
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The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe

Kierthos Re:Phew, it was a near miss! (188 comments)

From THHGTTG:

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

about 6 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Kierthos Re:Only $15/hour? (1040 comments)

Early 70s through early 2000s. And I said family of six. Four kids, two adults.

about 7 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Kierthos Re:Only $15/hour? (1040 comments)

Okay, the whole "would finally pay some taxes" is bullshit.

Taxes are taken out of paychecks, regardless of how much or how little you make. You might get a hefty chunk of it back when you file your taxes, but you didn't get that money when you got handed your paycheck.

Also, sales tax, car tax, various municipal taxes... again, the whole "the poor don't pay taxes" argument is bullshit. (No, I'm not saying they should pay more.)

about 7 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Kierthos Re:Only $15/hour? (1040 comments)

$75/hour? Really?

I mean, I wouldn't turn it down, but that's $150,000 a year. (before taxes, and assuming a 40-hour work week, 50 weeks a year)

I don't think my parents made that between them, and they had a family of six. It's not exactly reasonable to call that a 'living wage'. (For the record, the 2014 poverty line for a family of four is $23,850.)

about 7 months ago
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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

Kierthos Re:I'm torn on this (493 comments)

Also, does anyone else have a problem with Jenny McCarthy telling mothers not to get their kids vaccinated, and then turning around and hawking e-cigarettes in commercials?

about 7 months ago
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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

Kierthos I'm torn on this (493 comments)

It would be an invasion of privacy, sure. I mean, if this were any other sort of medical records, we probably wouldn't care at all. I mean, if anyone proposed a national registry of "broke their leg skiing" or "genetically predisposed to be an alcoholic", we wouldn't be having this conversation.

On the other hand, there are so many idiots (compared to, say, 15 years ago) out there refusing to vaccinate their kids because they are listening to idiot celebrities like Jenny McCarthy, that something should be done to protect people who cannot get vaccinated (like very young children).

I don't know. It's one of those things where I don't think there is a simple answer that would work.

about 7 months ago
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Actual Results of Crimean Secession Vote Leaked

Kierthos Re:well (557 comments)

The accord which removed all of the nukes from Ukraine was a brokered deal. In return, Russia agreed not to mess with the territorial integrity of Ukraine. (We can see how well that worked.) But considering that leaving the nukes in Ukraine would have only made it a major problem for Ukraine, Russia, NATO, etc., it was a good call to make at the time.

All you had to do was trust that Russia would abide by the terms of the accord, which, to be honest, they did, for 18 years.

about 8 months ago
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Firefox 29: Redesign

Kierthos Re:Addon: Classic Theme Restorer (688 comments)

Thanks.

It doesn't change the background color or the text color of the menubar, but at least it looks better now.

about 8 months ago

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