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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

MooseTick Re: Terrorists Win (580 comments)

From the original Klingon

2 days ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

MooseTick Re:Not "ridesharing" (139 comments)

"Your food needs to be checked by the FDA"

That's just wrong. The local health inspector may need to inspect your kitchen or wherever you prepare your food for sale, but you don't need to involve the FDA to sell most foods.

about a week ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

MooseTick Re:I prefer this memo. (769 comments)

First they came for the couches, and I said nothing...

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

MooseTick Re:Consumers are cheap (415 comments)

That's how AOL and other ISPs did it 15-20 years ago.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Any Certifications Worth Going For?

MooseTick Re:Just Lie (317 comments)

"No one believes ethics are "the values you aspire to, completely uncoupled from morality". "

You are mistaken. he seems to believe that.

about two weeks ago
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Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven

MooseTick Re:Also ban cars (183 comments)

No silly rabbit. Kix are for kids.

about three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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