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Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks

Legal.Troll Plutonium socks is what I heard (398 comments)

and now plutonium socks is what I want. To prevent athlete's foot.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

Legal.Troll Sony TA-AV521 Integrated Stereo Amplifier (702 comments)

5.1 Channel dolby, From circa 1988, still sitting upended on its edge like a book, next to my computer, connected to the sound card.

about 3 months ago

Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

Legal.Troll GOTO 1980 (146 comments)

::blissful sigh::

about 4 months ago

Measles Outbreak In NYC

Legal.Troll Advertise in Spanish (747 comments)

Not a lot of birthers / MMR vaccine truthers in the Bronx, kids.

about 4 months ago

Mt. Gox Gone? Apparent Theft Shakes Bitcoin World

Legal.Troll Re:This kind of thing is why FDIC exists (695 comments)

In over 15 years reading Slashdot I think I've seen very few people earn a "Score:5, Informative" so thoroughly. Thanks.

about 5 months ago

Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'

Legal.Troll legal defense fund for "unprovoked" assaults (341 comments)

I plan to start a legal defense fund for persons accused of "unprovoked" assaults on Google Glass users... The defense will be that the users themselves are walking violations of well-established traditional notions of privacy, and deserve to have the device punched off their face and smashed on the ground.

about 5 months ago

Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost

Legal.Troll Re:Classic Slashdot (463 comments)

Reading since 97, posting since late 2000's, I saw Beta once and it was horrid; I noticed there was no "please let me never see this again" option. I'm sick of innovation in website and GUI design. Existing paradigms work fine for me and I dislike having to constantly relearn the interface elements to access basic functionality just because of some designer's wet dream of The Future.

about 6 months ago

Silk Road Founder Indicted In New York

Legal.Troll Re:Whatever. (94 comments)

I've got to say I regard you as a tinfoil-hatter; your comments border on the nonsensical, especially the part where you justify six murder attempts by glibly assuming that the victims must have all tried to (evilly!) blackmail the guy who set up this crime network. And your breathless account of how the Silk Road model promises to take violent crime out of the illicit drug trade is just absurd.

about 6 months ago

Silk Road Founder Indicted In New York

Legal.Troll Re:Whatever. (94 comments)

What sort of prosaic nonsense is this? The guy set out to get rich by making an illegal and illicit black market, did so, tried to have a bunch of people killed using ill gotten gains as a lure, etc., and you sit and preach in foreboding tones, as if to imply he is somehow not the bad guy, or not A bad guy, or not a guy who did things we should be concerned about? He's just a sucker shoved into some media role by unseen string pullers? Your conspiracy theory is a bit heady, no?

about 6 months ago

Glut In Stolen Identities Forces Price Cut

Legal.Troll Re:Hurry up and sign up for ObamaCare (152 comments)

Of course, there's no way a mandatory government programâ"requiring a nationwide database of digital health data to be provided to, and managed by, incompetent, viciously partisan bureaucratsâ"could be worse than the existing private-sector arrangement run by insurers who lack the power of a Roman emperor and don't require you to deliver your medical records to packet-sniffing Romanian criminals, conveniently packaged with the records of the other 300 million people in this country. SO YOUR SARCASM IS WELL TAKEN GUISE.

about 8 months ago

Glut In Stolen Identities Forces Price Cut

Legal.Troll Hurry up and sign up for ObamaCare (152 comments)

because it's important that your health history and comprehensive financials be digitized ASAP by incompetent bureaucrats.

about 8 months ago

Sen. Chuck Schumer Seeks To Extend Ban On 'Undetectable' 3D-Printed Guns

Legal.Troll The easy part of gun control . . . (550 comments)

Is getting the everyday, commonplace weapons out of the hands of law-abiding people. This sets the stage for "the hard part" of gun control, which is when self-defense killings drop to near zero and law-abiding people start dropping like flies as well-armed criminals declare open season on everybody. The "impossible part" of gun control is the mythical fantasy end result of getting any criminal anywhere to stop carrying or using a gun as a tool of his trade.

about 8 months ago

Prison Is For Dangerous Criminals, Not Hacktivists

Legal.Troll Destructive thug has no place in civilized society (337 comments)

and if you disagree, please scoop him up and ferry him off to YOUR society when he gets out of jail. In this country we punish lawbreaking, especially when it's serious. We don't give him a lollipop and offer to groom his trustafarian dredlocks, jah mon.

about 8 months ago

Solid Concepts Manufactures First 3D-Printed Metal Pistol

Legal.Troll Re:This is why we can't have nice things... (333 comments)

Yes, the world would be a wonderful place if only everyone were a magically generous, unselfish and morally pure non-human. Unfortunately that is simply not the case. You really need to permanently revise your silly expectations.

about 9 months ago

Broadcasters Petition US Supreme Court In Fight Against Aereo

Legal.Troll Theft encouraged on Slashdot... (229 comments)

::mock horror face:: I never thought I'd see the day!

about 10 months ago

Police Demand Summary Domain Takedown, Traffic Redirection

Legal.Troll Of course Slashdot sees no difference... (251 comments)

between a site that sells stolen copyrighted works and a site that sells legitimate licensed copies of the same works. Hence a bunch of idiots get their panties in a bunch when they hear that all the traffic is being redirected to a "competing" service...

about 10 months ago



Lowe's announces prototype "holoroom" kitchen showroom prototypes in Canada

Legal.Troll Legal.Troll writes  |  about a month and a half ago

Legal.Troll (2002574) writes "(from the the-goggles-they-do-nothing department?) Lowe's has announced they will be testing a new tablet-interfaced "holoroom" designed to allow customers to see a visual representation of kitchen installations in real time while they browse. An iPad with custom software will be used to conduct the user-driven product demonstration. The thing only looks about ten times creepier than a giant MRI machine, so I have no problem being one of the first to walk in and let it project laser beams at me so that the sales force can be laid off!"
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Slashdot is full of ignorant, reflexively downvoting morons

Legal.Troll Legal.Troll writes  |  about 8 months ago

And this is why I have terrible karma simply for pointing out what are usually obvious facts (or uncontroversial, widely accepted value judgments).

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