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Edward Snowden Still Stuck At Airport, May Be Permitted Entry Into Russia Soon

MushMouth Re:Exclusivity (205 comments)

which if you look at the fact that Snowden (and PFC Manning) really didn't have all that much with respect to credentials, it makes sense that a world class intelligence agency most likely already has many assets with higher access than an IT guy with a GED.

1 year,28 days
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Edward Snowden Still Stuck At Airport, May Be Permitted Entry Into Russia Soon

MushMouth Re:We still don't know much of the situation (205 comments)

Like Manning before him, Snowden was a pretty low level guy (you know a GED), it's unlikely that the Chinese, Russian, Israeli, British, etc, governments don't already have assets at a higher level than either of these guys.

1 year,28 days
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

MushMouth Re:Yay (2987 comments)

Actually no gangs would not be bringing in guns from Mexico, the Mexican gangs are using guns smuggled in from the United States.

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

MushMouth Re:Yay (2987 comments)

Gun levels have been rising in Australia. NSW watered down the Port Arthur gun laws in 2004, coincides well with the bump in assaults on that graph.

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

MushMouth Re:Murder rates (2987 comments)

You should actually do a country comparison, not a country to continent, eastern europe (which generally has lax gun control laws) has a high murder rate, the rest of europe has a murder rate 1/3 of the US.

Why don't you compare the US to the EU.

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

MushMouth Re:Yay (2987 comments)

It's funny Tunisia which has the lowest private gun ownership in the entire world just overthrew their government.

about a year and a half ago
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Lance Armstrong and the Science of Drug Testing

MushMouth Re:Drug test the final standard? (482 comments)

Also if they had not suspended the other guys who happened to have gotten caught he may have had a better quality competition and thus would have lost.

about 2 years ago
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San Francisco Poaching Tech Talent From Silicon Valley

MushMouth Re:And the cost (282 comments)

So actually you are paying more than $6 an hour to drive your 13 year old car (just in gas, if you do 50mph and your car gets 25 mpg and gas costs $4/gal thats 2 gallons/hour ergo $8/hour) and you assert that $8 an hour for zip car is expensive. You really ought to rethink that assertion.

about 2 years ago
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San Francisco Poaching Tech Talent From Silicon Valley

MushMouth Re:I hate San Francisco!! Not ever going there. (282 comments)

Except you are lying or have a bad memory as an expired meter fine is currently $65 (actually $55 if you went to the Noe Valley Whole Foods). And you are an ass for parking that far off the curb. And Pay the fucking meter, they take credit cards and you can text to them.

about 2 years ago
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San Francisco Poaching Tech Talent From Silicon Valley

MushMouth Re:And the cost (282 comments)

So what you are telling me is you spend $6 an hour just on gas to drive your car (30 mph, 20 mpg, $4/gal), and you think $8 an hour is expensive?

about 2 years ago
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San Francisco Poaching Tech Talent From Silicon Valley

MushMouth Re:And the cost (282 comments)

You really think that is expensive? How much do you drive? How much do you pay a year on your car, include everything, gas, insurance, registration, parking tickets, maintenance. If you live in SF you realize that zip cars have parking, so you should include the hassle of finding parking. Lastly, you don't just have a car, you have the car you need for what you need it for. Do you need to go to the lumber yard, or buy a sofa, well then you have a truck or a van, do you want to pick up a pretty lady, well you can get a mini convertible. Unless you are driving more than 15k miles a year, it's really hard to beat $8 an hour of usage (including sitting in a parking lot) for owning a car. (and I do own a car)

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do Before College?

MushMouth Australia (335 comments)

Defer your college year, head to Australia for 6 months working odd jobs, hitchhiking, surfing, sleeping with various other foreign backpackers.

 

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Teaching Chemistry To Home-Schooled Kids?

MushMouth Re:Cause and Effect (701 comments)

What FA are you speaking of? There isn't one here. Also in the summary, or the "Ask Slashdot" question, it points out that the child is currently, after being homeschooled, a below average reader. That nugget of information makes it sound like the homeschoolers are not competent teachers, which asks the question "Why are they homeschooling"?

Why are people who are asking this question in a brusk manner being moderated "troll"?

more than 2 years ago
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SAP VP Arrested In False Barcode Scheme

MushMouth Re:Common Sense (535 comments)

Maybe he needs an income stream that is hidden from his wife. He wouldn't want to clue her in on how much he spends on hookers and blow.

more than 2 years ago
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Court Rules NSA Doesn't Have To Confirm Or Deny Secret Relationship With Google

MushMouth Re:If NSA is not partnering with Google (119 comments)

You can be certain that every major intelligence service has multiple operatives working for Google. The ones from the NSA may be doing so less covertly.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Overhauling an Amusement Park's Multi-Zone Audio Player?

MushMouth Pro Gear, there is a reason it is used. (120 comments)

Don't forget liability when the s$#! hits the fan and a lost child or evacuation announcement has to be made and the PA override fails. Rolling your own sounds penny wise pound foolish.

more than 2 years ago
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MacControl Trojan Being Used In Targeted Attacks Against OS X Users

MushMouth patched three years ago (187 comments)

Actually this is what you get when you shut/put off updates.

more than 2 years ago
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This American Life Retracts Episode On Apple Factories In China

MushMouth Re:Not NPR (326 comments)

Yeah I'm a shill, I've been shilling for NPR from slashdot for 15 years.

That just means that WBEZ broadcasts some shows which were produced by NPR, such as All Things Considered. They pay NPR quite heavily for the right to broadcast NPR produced and/or distributed shows.

My guess is that your local newspaper prints articles by UPI, AP and Reuters, that makes them an affiliate of these syndicators. However when they want to syndicate their own work, they chose one syndicator who takes care of distributing their content to newspapers around the world. Say your newspapers uses UPI, should I blame the AP when an article written by your newspaper gets it wrong?

more than 2 years ago

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