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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

MouseTheLuckyDog I wonder how many (688 comments)

of the people criticizing Linux even know what spilling is?


World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Finally! (474 comments)

So I take it you believe all drugs except for tobacco and marijuana be legalized?

3 days ago

SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

MouseTheLuckyDog Simple answer. (132 comments)

Stop funding the global warming cargo cultists. Use that money for SLS.

3 days ago

China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC

MouseTheLuckyDog Electrons? (218 comments)

A ring for electrons? I thought that was impossible at those energies.

about a week ago

World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Finally! (474 comments)

Does this mean that smokers will now be left in peace?

about two weeks ago

ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:This is sexist (158 comments)

That's because they pretend to like diversity, but come to work everyday dressed as Pennywise, or respect "Talk like a Pirate Day".

Shoot I've been harassed at work for using fountain pens with purple ink, working with my office light off, and a bunch of other stuff.

They wanmt their token diversity, but when it comes ot real diversity forget it.

about two weeks ago

The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Well here we go again. (552 comments)

Yes but you need privileges to install the popcorn program.

about two weeks ago

People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Doesn't prove a damned thing (710 comments)

"The findings were based on the Household Electricity Survey, which closely monitored the electricity use and views of 250 families over a year. "

Over a year? So what? If its based on a mere year or two, nearly every family in the world would have increased or remained at parity when it comes to electrical usage simply because of increased computer/electronics/cell phone usage. That doesn't mean they don't worry about the climate change, it just means energy usage changes have offset our increased electrical in electronics.

.Do you think that next year they are going to give up their cell phones? Really?

about two weeks ago

The Least They Could Do: Amazon Charges 1 Cent To Meet French Free Shipping Ban

MouseTheLuckyDog Re: Not France vs US (309 comments)

You know it adfvances your argument a lot more if you know what companies are involved.

about two weeks ago

Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Here in Seattle... (155 comments)

This is yet another example of the hatred Bezos has for the common person. He doesn't care if we get killed while waiting at a bus stop by one of his drones. We just don't fucking matter to CONservatives like him.

Another moron talking cluelessly about politics. Bezos is a Democrat.

about two weeks ago

Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:won't work (155 comments)

That's what the tazer equiped military style escorts that takes out anything taking a bead on the drone are for.

about two weeks ago

Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Visualing this? (155 comments)

Now that would be an interesting novelty. A sleigh and reindeer shaped drone.
"Hey kids look that's Santa flying over there."

about two weeks ago

Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Why in America? (155 comments)

And Celine Dion.
But to be fair they did give us Rush.

about two weeks ago

Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Why in America? (155 comments)

Yeah they do, but they get reelected when they get out.

about two weeks ago

Child Thought To Be Cured of HIV Relapses, Tests Positive Again

MouseTheLuckyDog Was she cured? (126 comments)

Seems to me stupid to say a person is cured if they have to keep taking meds to prevent a relapse.
By that standard insulin is a cure for diabetes.

about three weeks ago

Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Jurisdiction (310 comments)

Keep in mind though that the turbulence from the helicopter may have pushed the drone over the George Washington Bridge.
In which case the hazard would be caused by police action.

about three weeks ago

Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Climate Change on Slashdot? Bring on the fun! (389 comments)

Except for the great whites. Conservationists have been protecting tyhis species which is an "eating machine" and now attacks on swimmers is reaching startling proportions.

Too bad they didn't feed the sharks consservtionist brains. then they would have starved to death.

about three weeks ago



Obamacare subsidies struck down.

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about a week ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "A federal appeals court has just struck down, the provision for granting tax subsidies for those who get their insurance through the federal website.

This in particular, shows up all those wnnabe geek idiots, who have been in ./. discussions saying that "The Supreme Court has found Obamacare constitutional.", that it is now "settled law". ( Just like "global warming is settled science". ) Obamacare was found to impose it's mandate constitutionally, and even then all aspects of "the mandate" were not considered, just whether it was constitutional to impose a mandate. Obamacare is complex and large. Very large. We now see two aspects of it, contraception and subsidies struck down. Whether it's some left/right thing, some Apple/Google thing, some tablet/desktop thing, some C/.Jabva/C#/Python thing, it is becoming common for one aspect to of an argument to be used to justify an entirely different argument ( "Double Checking Locking doesn't work therefore C sucks for multithreaded apps." ) let Obamacare stand as an example that, one must understand the context of an argument if one is to understand the argument."

Slashdot screws up story big time.

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 2 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "Todsay on slashdot it was announced that
Linus would teach a MOOC on linux.
A Stevens level course on linux is something I think a lot of people would be interested in. Such a course taught by Linus himself wow.

Turns out that Linus just did an intro. The actual course teacher is Jerry Cooperstein. I am certain that the course itself will be worthwhile, but I feel a certain amount of people will be dissapointed that the course does not actually involve Linus himself.

OK. Now seriously, do the editors think they should correct the article before some fan chokes on the fluid from an aborted Linus-gasm?"

Community Manager for game company fired for partially supporting Sterling.

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 3 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "Josh Olin, community manager ( whatever that is ) for Turtle Rock was fired for sending tweets saying that Donald Sterling should not be fired for being a bigot in his own home.

This adds to the bout of recent politically correct actions taken by companies about people like Adria Richards, Brandon Eich."

DoJ closing porn stars bank accounts.

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 3 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "In a recent story on it was reported that the DoJ is closing down the bank accounts of porn stars.
Not knowing the site I googled around and found another site, the Guardian.

The story does not end there. It turns out that this is part of a larger scheme ( ironically ) called Operation Choke Point. Also reported in a Washington Post article that downplays the practice.

According to Cryptocoin news. There are thirty industries the DoJ is now targeteting:
        *Ammunition Sales *Cable Box De-scramblers *Coin Dealers *Credit Card Schemes
        *Credit Repair Services *Dating Services *Debt Consolidation Scams *Drug Paraphernalia
        *Escort Services *Firearms Sales *Fireworks Sales *Get Rich Products *Government Grants
        *Home-Based Charities *Life-Time Guarantees *Life-Time Memberships *Lottery Sales
        *Mailing Lists/Personal Info *Money Transfer Networks *On-line Gambling *PayDay Loans
        *Pharmaceutical Sales *Ponzi Schemes *Pornography *Pyramid-Type Sales *Racist Materials
        *Surveillance Equipment *Telemarketing *Tobacco Sales *Travel Clubs

But more can be added. ( I notice alcohol sales is not on the list)."

Maryland Police have their eye on you.

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 6 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "Forgive the blatent politicalness of the link. [1]

Reading this particular story caused s chill go down my spine,. and I think it will send chills down the spine. of many slashdot readers.

A Florida man was pulled over driving through Delaware last Christmas. He was asked where his gun is. This was outside the presence of his wife.He said he left it at home. His wife was asked and said she did not know. The cop told the man that he was lying and detained the family for a couple of hours.

Now comes the chilling part. How did the police know he owned a gun?

The simple answer is that they probably didn't know, what they knew was that he had a conceal carry weapons (CCW) permit in Florida. Florida does not give other states access to it's CCW database. So apparently Maryland is mining databases for CCW holders.

Of course another thought that will send a chill down spine. What other things are they mining for? What other states are mining databases?

A final aspect of this story. As you drive through Maryland, Maryland has automated license plate scanners. When your plate is scanned, MD's database is scanned for suspicious individuals.

So people watch out Maryland is watching you.

[1] Though that does not stop other slashdot members."

The grinch that stole Halowe'en

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 9 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "A crazy woman in North Dakota will be giving obese children notes for their parents instead of candy.

What kind of trick should the obese children play on her? My vote is getting together and burning ... well I may be a bit extreme.

PS: All the pendants out there will notice I used the apostrophe. Just to keep you guys happy."

The new CEO of Microsoft is ... Bill Gates?

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 10 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "The New York times is speculating that the new CEO of Microsoft could be Bill Gates

Now a lot of people have been saying that it was Ballmer's assumption to the CEO job that has led Microsoft's decline. I have always maintained that while Ballmer has not been the best of CEOs that the decline was not his fault and is more of a result of forces put into play at Microsoft a long, long time ago.

So what do you think would BG's return signal a reemergence of MS?"

WTF Ben Affleck as Batman

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about a year ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "What can I say: after creating the Adam West series and dragging the franchise way down. TPTB came back with Michael Keaton and Tim Burton, only to again drag the series down even worst then West. Somehow they made some very intelligent decisions using Christian Bale and Chris Nolan to resurect Batman.

Now they seem determined to drag it down by
casting Ben Affleck as the new Batman, in the Superman sequel. "

George ZImmerman and Google Glasses

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  1 year,15 days

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "In the interest of full disclosure, I think that George Zimmerman's story is a bit off but close to the truth. However, for the sake of this story let us assume that one of the various theories of how George Zimmerman committed murder is true. Would he have been convicted? No, because there was absolutely no proof, but there could have been proof.

If there were a camera at the location, it would have recorded the whole thing. and there would have been proof. It is too late to capture George Zimmerman, but not too late for the next guy. All we have to do is have cameras everywhere.

Now the question is are you willing to let a vigilante go free, or would you rather have camera's everywhere. The case was full of all sorts of ironies, but to me the biggest one is that many of the people that most wanted to see Zimmerman found guilty are the same people that do not want cameras everywhere, that oppose traffic cameras and are happy that there are establishments that forbid the wearing of google glasses.


Link to Original Source

"Hackers" interupt the Zimmerman trial.

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  1 year,25 days

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "Today during the George Zimmerman trial, an ex-professor of George Zimmerman's was allowed to testify via Skype while on vacation. When setting it up the prosecution didn't have the sense to blank the destination account. The result according to the smoking gun was a flood of callers to the desination account resulting in the connection being terminafed and cross examination being done on a cell phone in the wirness box."

Microsoft fails to acquire Nokia

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about a year ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "Ars is reporting a failed attempt by Microsoft to acquire Nokia. Ars is also reported that talks are not likely to restartt. I see things a bit differently.

Given Nokia's position Elop's job is very much at risk. Should Elop be fired, the directors will be bringing in someone with a new plan. One which deemphasises the use of WP. This would be a disaster for MS already low market share in the phone arena.

Another aspect is that should Elop get fired, for the first time in history "Someone will have been fired for using Microsoft." A fact that could potentially reverberate very badly in other areas of MS.

For these two reasons, there is severe pressure on MS to acquire Nokia before Elop gets fired.

There is however another aspect to this deal. WIth Nokia's large portfolio, it is very likely that both Apple and Google will complain to antitrust authorities in the EU and the EU anitrust people have not been kind to MS."


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