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Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven

MooseTick Re:Also ban cars (178 comments)

No silly rabbit. Kix are for kids.

2 days ago
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Do Good Programmers Need Agents?

MooseTick Re:Here's the deal (215 comments)

This is like a real estate agent getting a % of the sale. Sure they do better it the house sells for another $10k, but if the house is already $300k and they are getting 3%, that turns their $9000 commission into $9300. It isn't likely in their best interest to risk a sale for an extra $300 when they could move the property and start working on getting the next one sold.

about two weeks ago
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Philae Lands Successfully On Comet

MooseTick Re:second picture (188 comments)

"Is your phone over 10 years old and just traveled millions of miles through space?"

Hasn't everything on Earth traveled "millions of miles through space" in the last 10 years?

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

MooseTick Re:Lock-em down (698 comments)

"Call me when they tied the detectors into a system that mag-locks the doors and windows shut to confine the shooter in one location"

Brilliant! Because someone with a gun or 2 can't shoot through a mag-lock or window.

about two weeks ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

MooseTick Re:Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (461 comments)

I suspect the idea is that known prostitutes will not be allowed to have a stripping license, therefore minimizing the possibility that strip clubs will be dens of prostitution. I'm not saying that works, but can see that logic being used.

about two weeks ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

MooseTick Re: Wonderful (588 comments)

States rights aren't the end all. If a state suddenly said they were decriminalizing murder, that doesn't mean murderers get a free ticket. That's an extreme example, but valid nonetheless.

about three weeks ago
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The Plane Crash That Gave Us GPS

MooseTick Re:Underworld (236 comments)

"That said there is nothing stopping the military from turning on the scramble again and making all your new fangled GPS rather useless"

Except the GLONASS system which is managed by NOT the US and which many units can also work with. I have a Garman that uses both systems and can usually see 10-15 satellites at a time. That really helps with accuracy and speed.

about three weeks ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

MooseTick Re:Ebola vs HIV (381 comments)

You are far more likely to get killed by syphilis than Ebola.

about a month and a half ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

MooseTick Re:No difference here (279 comments)

Just because insurance doesn't cover a problem, doesn't mean you can't get treatment. They can easily say no, we don't cover that. Then the Dr/hospital/clinic will just send you the bill (assuming you live).

about a month and a half ago
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NASA Finds a Delaware-Sized Methane "Hot Spot" In the Southwest

MooseTick Re:Relative sizes (213 comments)

We use many terms. Back in the day, we used to say a third or a triad. It reminds me of the time I took a long trip. Like the time I caught the ferry to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for m'shoe. So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Gimme five bees for a quarter," you'd say. Now where were we... oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. I didn't have any white onions, because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...

about a month and a half ago
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Accessing One's Own Metadata

MooseTick easy solution (94 comments)

There is an easy solution for this problem. Corporations could not store metadata for individuals. Then they wouldn't have to produce anything. They wouldn't need " to build departments, processes, training, security procedures and create for themselves and very expensive endless quagmire of bureaucracy."

If they want to keep that data, then they need to share it with the people creating such data. The other option would be to share it with everyone. Nobody would like that though. Or, when you login online to check your account, they share it there. That shouldn't be too hard.

about a month and a half ago
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Glut of Postdoc Researchers Stirs Quiet Crisis In Science

MooseTick Re:I'm confused, shortage or glut (283 comments)

"There's just a shortage of qualified people willing to work for much less than they're worth."

Who gets to decide what they're worth?

about a month and a half ago
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Send Your Own Radiosonde 90,000 Feet Into the Sky (Video)

MooseTick LOC (48 comments)

How high is that in libraries of congress?

about 1 month ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

MooseTick Re:Not the first amendment. (742 comments)

Yes, this isn't a 1st amendment issue. Even so, free speech doesn't mean it is free from all consequences.

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

MooseTick Re:Fine! (365 comments)

"Someone making $150k simply won't be able to afford housing "

That's just stupid. Sure, it may be expensive there, but ANYONE making $150k can find housing ANYWHERE.

This (http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/10/19/what-percent-are-you/) says that if you make 150k, you are in the top 11% of incomes. Where do you think those other 89% live? Really? I feel so bad for those poor people who only make 150k and can't afford a 5000sqft house.

about 2 months ago
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Water Discovered In Exoplanet Atmosphere

MooseTick va-pour (50 comments)

I expected 95% of the comments to be critical or make fun of "va-pour". Slashdot, you've let me down.

about 2 months ago
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SkyOrbiter UAVs Could Fly For Years and Provide Global Internet Access

MooseTick satellites? (48 comments)

Isn't this already here with satellites? i.e. unmanned aerial vehicles

about 2 months ago
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Nobody's Neutral In Net Neutrality Debate

MooseTick Re:The people (132 comments)

Are you saying when civil rights laws were passed in the 60s and were unpopular in some areas of the country, that their congressmen should have voted against them because that's what their constituents wanted?

about 2 months ago
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Nobody's Neutral In Net Neutrality Debate

MooseTick Re:The people (132 comments)

"And yet, only one side should matter; the people."

Unless they are wrong. If 95% of the people are ok with slavery, that still doesn't make it right.

about 2 months ago
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Nobody's Neutral In Net Neutrality Debate

MooseTick Re:No one's neutral (132 comments)

"I just gag on "free ride". 11M Netflix subscribers pay Verizon/Comcast/etc $50 * 12 * 11m = $6.6 billion a year for this "free" ride. Margins on Internet services at Verizon/Comcast are believe to be in the 90% profit range."

Two things.

1. You didn't even bother to mention the fact that Netflix themselves most likely pays a hefty bandwidth bill to their ISP(s). So both consumers and Netflix themselves are paying for bandwidth on both ends of the cable.

2. I doubt margins are at 90%.

about 2 months ago

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