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Microsoft Revives Its Hardware Conference

Mister Liberty Seattle to China (41 comments)

Microsoft must think 'Go East, Young Man'.
China although an 'old country' is all about vibrant young men and women doing their own as they have been for thousands of years.

Take China and hardware -- I found myself Googling Chinese modern architecture the other day, and browsing and looking at the results spent maybe an hour in awe, gawking at immensely impressive
--both aesthetically and from an engineering standpoint-- constructions. So much so that I couldn't suppress the thought that the West is nothing compared to what's achieved here .

Unfortunately, human rights wise, China has a long way to go -- if it ever does go that way, anyhow (I wish the Chinese well).
To come full circle -- I bet the latter notion is a major factor in Microsoft's move.

12 hours ago
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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

Mister Liberty Re:How does the quote go...? (230 comments)

Depends.
The spouse might not be born rich, but be in the possession of even better advice that trumps (pun intended) the lineage of the other party.

13 hours ago
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World's Smallest 3G Module Will Connect Everything To the Internet

Mister Liberty Re:Fuck them sideways with a rusty chainsaw! (114 comments)

Your dead body nobody's gonna care about, but your living body might be something most people will still try to avoid -- often even to the point of their own peril. Ever considered dumping the car and getiing serious about biking and hiking?

yesterday
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At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

Mister Liberty The CIA are one of the 'boys' now? (240 comments)

Let's not lose sight of the fact that they're mostly psychopathic mercenaries and murderers -- on behalf of Big Bucks, not Starbucks.

yesterday
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

Mister Liberty CO2 isn't sexy (197 comments)

Sorry, Putin and Koch. Time to get the fuck out of our sunlight.

yesterday
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Mister Liberty Re:Apple = cash cow for scumbags (299 comments)

Too cinical?
Keeping an eye on reality, that's what I'd say.
Not allowing one to be fucked over once was a virtue, now you just draw mindless smirks, raised shoulders and drawls like "what's up?".
Let the masses be deluded. Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur.
But keep saying your piece.
Thanks man.

2 days ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

Mister Liberty Re:is anyone really surprised here (193 comments)

No, I'm not surprised. I wonder what the American Herd of Sheep will do about being fucked over again and again. You gotta
pity their cowardess -- anonymous or otherwise. Then just LOL. Americans are what the French call 'Cocu' (and I bet there's
not one of 'em that's refined enough to know what I mean).

3 days ago
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Catch Oil Polluters With Open Source Tools Using the Homebrew Oil Testing Kit

Mister Liberty Fill'r up, Larry! (49 comments)

Remember the Exxon Valdez? There's justice for the likes of you (yes, you! [do prisons have connectivity btw.?]) and there's justice for Exxon and the like.

4 days ago
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US Asks Universities To Flag Risky Pathogen Experiments

Mister Liberty Thug Obama (38 comments)

Ah yes -- the USA without any scrupules, they want to own your universities and research and whatnot. all in the name oif security (whose?), terrorists (where?) and bad guys in general (except their own). At the same time have a free licence to kill, destabilize, drone, torture, spread nuclear weapons, bio weapons, lie cheat and subert even its own policies, encourage child murder, at the same time yet again be a big mouth on human rights abroad, the CO2 of China, kliings in the Middle East ans so on and so forth. Hold on -- backtrack, I take that back -- killings in the Middle East-except-those-commited-by-Israel. Looks like I'm ciring a farce? Sadly, this is reality today. Degenerate. I call Rogue State, the Ugly American incarnate.

5 days ago
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Sci-fi Predictions, True and False (Video 1)

Mister Liberty Re:One real prediction in science fiction (139 comments)

Not being a Heinlein guru -- any 'predictions' he made that failed?
Until further investigation, I venture that's just selective thinking on your part, of the same kind as those reading & 'believing' horoscopes employ .

about a week ago
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Sci-fi Predictions, True and False (Video 1)

Mister Liberty Re:Science fiction is the domain of predicting fut (139 comments)

Right.
"Science fiction is a domain of predicting future technology -- succes rate of said predictions being comparable to Nostradamus'."
Fixed that for yous.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

Mister Liberty The US Army Wants You (471 comments)

It appears there are some Arabs left alive in the Middle East. Be quick cause the problem might be taken care of before you can say 'Pow!"

about a week ago
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Outlining Thin Linux

Mister Liberty Versatility (221 comments)

Just read Lennart Poettering's article the other day on convergence/brtfs. After having overcome some reflexive
repugnancy, saw that it made sense, and O got interested to see how that will work out.
Now Paul Venezia makes the case for divergence, in a particular (though not unimportant) use case. Makes sense as well!
I guess all this versatility is inherent in Linux -- it's just the issue at which point the di- or con- is applied, and who does
the applying, so to speak.

about a week ago
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New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

Mister Liberty Re:Interesting (138 comments)

But can you yourself be the judge -- pass the judgment, that "things seemed clearer"??

about a week ago
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New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

Mister Liberty food for thought (138 comments)

Is mood a state-to-be achieved (intentional in some way), or is it some symptom of the total complex and state of brain chemistry at a certain moment.
'Mood regulation' to me smacks too much of some homunculus.

about a week ago
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Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

Mister Liberty It's al Greek to me (260 comments)

Who is Zuckerwit btw?

about a week ago

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laser lit lunar eclipse

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  about 5 months ago

Mister Liberty (769145) writes "Tom Murphy, astrophysicist at UCSD (https://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/) writes:
While not related to Do the Math, I encourage you to check out this (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140418.html) stunning photo taken by Dan Long capturing our recent laser ranging efforts during the April 15 lunar eclipse. This is a real photo, taken through a C-11 telescope with a focal reducer (700 mm, f/2)—the outgoing laser beam has not been artificially superimposed. Normally it is really difficult to get a picture of our faint beam heading toward the Moon, because the Moon is so glaringly bright. The eclipse provided a great photo-op, and also a means to test the hypothesis of dusty reflectors. To me, this shot is just gorgeous. But I have more invested in it than the average Joe: this picture serves as a visual representation of a key focus in my life over the last 14 years—so of course I’m enamored.""

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Totalitarian State and Groklaw: Pamela Jones says I'm calling it quits

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  about a year ago

Mister Liberty (769145) writes "In light of th NSA's Total Surveillance, PJ has stopped Groklaw as of now.
Quote:
"So this is the last Groklaw article. I won't turn on comments. Thank you for all you've done. I will never forget you and our work together. I hope you'll remember me too. I'm sorry I can't overcome these feelings, but I yam what I yam, and I tried, but I can't. ""

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Filesharing is good!

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Mister Liberty (769145) writes "A just published study by Nico van Eijk (Univ. of Amsterdam) on filesharing concludes that downloaders appear to be the entertainment industry's best customers. Van Eijk and his co-researchers state what most of us knew all along: "Only part of the decline in music sales can be attributed to file sharing. Despite the losses for the music industry, the increased accessibillity of culture renders the overall welfare effects of file sharing robustly positive." The report was published in the 05/04/2010 issue of Communications & Strategies, but is also available here: http://www.ivir.nl/publications/vaneijk/Communications&Strategies_2010.pdf"
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Size matters: USB-Stick modding

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Mister Liberty writes "While being in limbo over buying either an Eee-PC or a new 24" TFT, I decided in the meantime to shell out euro 14 for one of those trendy A-Data Eee-PC USB-sticks (model S701, 4GB). Guess what. Kinderegging this little gem reveals what must be the world's smallest USB-stick, literally thumbnail-sized. Instructions, which are ludicrously simple, can be found at http://www.xs4all.nl/~bjdouma/A-Data-S701-USB-stick/mod.html. Enjoy!"

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