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Study: Global Warming Solvable If Fossil Fuel Subsidies Given To Clean Energy

OutSourcingIsTreason Re:Infinite Bank Account (385 comments)

Absolutely. Compare the $20 trillion in fossil fuel reserves to the total monetary value of the 4 million US slaves in 1860 -- roughly $1 trillion in today's dollars. It was not easy for us to convince the wealthy of the time to get rid of that sum of wealth. It took a bloody war in which over half a million Americans died -- 2% of the US population. But it was the right thing to do, just like switching to renewable energy sources is the right thing for us to do.

about 2 months ago

IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

OutSourcingIsTreason Re:Do you really want to trust a government with (682 comments)

Why do you think "they can't even keep your tax data"? The company I work for is far more careful with customer data than with the emails I send to my coworkers.

about 3 months ago

After Non-Profit Application Furor, IRS Says It's Lost 2 Years Of Lerner's Email

OutSourcingIsTreason Re: Yawn (372 comments)

Only the slashtard crowd loves him.

Yeah just ask President McCain and President Romney.

about 3 months ago

Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

OutSourcingIsTreason The Mets, obviously (56 comments)

They need to calculate what to do when players go on paternity leave.

about 5 months ago

Do Non-Technical Managers Add Value?

OutSourcingIsTreason Stock Options (249 comments)

The purpose of non-technical management is to absorb all the stock options before the people who actually design the company's products can get any.

about 9 months ago

Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

OutSourcingIsTreason That explains Walmart (730 comments)

Bringing back serfdom.

about 10 months ago

MS Handed NSA Access To Encrypted Chat & Email

OutSourcingIsTreason Re:a reason to run Linux only? (379 comments)

Absolutely! Nobody really knows what sensitive user data is uploaded to the Microsoft mother ship by "Windows Activation", "Windows Update", and "Windows Genuine Advantage". Also, nobody really knows whether spook agencies use "Windows Update" to install root kits and spyware but judging by TFA I'd say the odds are they do. Time to switch to Linux.

about a year ago

Microsoft Reacts To Feedback But Did They Get Windows 8.1 Right?

OutSourcingIsTreason Re:Start Button in 8.1 is useless. (543 comments)

Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt is the old pointy-clicky way of doing it.

about a year ago

U.S. Army Block Access To The Guardian's Website Over NSA Leaks

OutSourcingIsTreason Re:A real distinction, which they're bungling (331 comments)

Oh baloney. If you get information by reading the Guardian, on what planet does that confirm that the Guardian is telling the truth?

about a year ago

German Parliament Tells Government To Strictly Limit Patents On Software

OutSourcingIsTreason Re:The only exception... (75 comments)

computer programs which replace a mechanical or electromagnetic component

What would be realistic examples of this?

Turing machines.

about a year ago

Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

OutSourcingIsTreason Re:Citations? They need to be sued heavily (507 comments)

You're way off base here. Automobile transportation requires a massive public investment in infrastructure. The public, acting collectively in the form of a democratically elected government, therefore gets to decide how its infrastructure is used. From this it should be obvious that we need a living constitution otherwise we'd have to amend it every time somebody invented something new and the constitution would be a ponderous tome.

about a year ago

Digging Into the Legal Status of 3-D Printed Guns

OutSourcingIsTreason Re:Why does 3d printing matter (404 comments)

We bother outlawing murder, we should bother defining each method of murder. Is strangling worse or better than a claw hammer to the head? Why does it matter if a pistol was used and not an "assault rifle". And why do we go after "assault rifles" when the pistols / revolvers were used?

I'm licensed to drive a car. Why isn't that sufficient for me to operate a big rig?

I realize that the left tends to be more passionate about things, and uses their feelings to judge things, but it doesn't really serve society well. We should judge the results, not the intentions. When I hear "what about the children?" asked, I know whatever comes next isn't about results, it is about how someone feels about something. Tyranny comes next.

You should also realize that the right's gun fetish clouds their judgement at the expense of common-sense gun regulations.This is why assault weapons can be easily obtained by mass-murderers, crazy people, drug dealers, and gang bangers. Tyranny is when you can't safely go to a school, a shopping mall, or a movie theater without becoming a statistic in the latest mass killing.

about a year and a half ago

Digging Into the Legal Status of 3-D Printed Guns

OutSourcingIsTreason Re:Why does 3d printing matter (404 comments)

At some point, laws don't stop people. And making more laws doesn't help.

Then why bother outlawing murder?

about a year and a half ago

As Music Streaming Grows, Royalties Slow To a Trickle

OutSourcingIsTreason Re:42 cents per play is bad? (665 comments)

The CD can get played 100 times. Assuming 10 tracks/cd times 100 plays, a CD sale is equal to 1000 plays and the royalty is about the same.

about a year and a half ago

Study Claims Human Intelligence Peaked Two To Six Millennia Ago

OutSourcingIsTreason The idiot box (637 comments)

Watching the wrong TV show has also been proven to make you stupider.

about 2 years ago

Romney Campaign Accidentally Launches Transition Web Site

OutSourcingIsTreason How to fix the problem: (185 comments)

Romney needs to go on an apology tour.

about 2 years ago

Verizon Claims Net Neutrality Violates Their Free Speech Rights

OutSourcingIsTreason Corporations aren't friend (430 comments)

Corporations are nothing more than businesses granted a limited liability charter by We The People provided they abide by our rules and regulations -- including the net neutrality rule.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft's Surface Caught Windows OEMs By Surprise

OutSourcingIsTreason If Microsoft stops lobbying for more H1-B visas (565 comments)

If Microsoft stops lobbying for more H1-B visas then I might give a shit about the "Surface". Until then it's a no because my labor has to compete with the inexpensive labor of people on restricted visas. Thank you Microsoft.

more than 2 years ago



Iran hangs spy fingered by Wikileaks

OutSourcingIsTreason OutSourcingIsTreason writes  |  more than 2 years ago

OutSourcingIsTreason (734571) writes "An Iranian kick-boxer was hanged for the assassination of a Tehran nuclear scientist after WikiLeaks published a confidential U.S. Embassy cable, it has been claimed.

Majid Jamali Fashi, 24, was yesterday put to death at Tehran's Evin Prison following his conviction of killing Massoud Ali-Mohammadi allegedly on behalf of Israel's intelligence service Mossad.

I wish Julian Assange the best of luck in avoiding the Mossad's upcoming revenge."

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Global Warming and Political Intimidation

OutSourcingIsTreason OutSourcingIsTreason writes  |  more than 3 years ago

OutSourcingIsTreason (734571) writes "Distinguished climate scientist Raymond Bradley, who created the famous "hockey stick" chart, has written a book called "Global Warming and Political Intimidation: How Politicians Cracked Down as the Earth Heated Up". It centers on his account of being harassed and threatened not only by bloggers and gadflies but by Representative Joe Barton of Texas and Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, both Republicans. Bradley’s book describes the shock of being yanked out of the scholarly realm and into the arena of partisan politics."
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Ron Paul defends Wikileaks on House floor

OutSourcingIsTreason OutSourcingIsTreason writes  |  more than 3 years ago

OutSourcingIsTreason (734571) writes "In the wake of the recent WikiLeaks document dump, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), the self-styled libertarian crusader who's spent the past half-decade building up a massive grassroots following, has emerged as a principal voice in support of the transparency that WikiLeaks has provided. In a speech on the House floor yesterday, Paul held forth at length on the controversy. "Just as with the Vietnam War, the Iraq War was based on lies. We were never threatened by weapons of mass destruction or al Qaeda in Iraq, though the attack on Iraq was based on this false information. Any information which challenges the official propaganda for the war in the Middle East is unwelcome by the administration and the supporters of these unnecessary wars. Few are interested in understanding the relationship of our foreign policy and our presence in the Middle East to the threat of terrorism. Revealing the real nature and goal of our presence in so many Muslim countries is a threat to our empire, and any revelation of this truth is highly resented by those in charge.""
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Nobel Physicist Steven Chu May Join Obama Cabinet

OutSourcingIsTreason OutSourcingIsTreason writes  |  more than 5 years ago

OutSourcingIsTreason (734571) writes "The Washington Post is reporting that Nobel Prize winning physicist and director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Dr. Steven Chu, is being considered for the position of Secretary of Energy in the Obama cabinet.

In other news, Bush EPA administrator Stephen Johnson says there is "not a clear-cut difference" between science and religion."

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Toyota Prius outsold most popular SUV in 2007

OutSourcingIsTreason OutSourcingIsTreason writes  |  more than 6 years ago

OutSourcingIsTreason (734571) writes "According to this article on MSN, the Toyota Prius outsold America's most popular SUV, the Ford Explorer, in 2007.

From the article:

Americans bought more Toyota Prius hybrid gas-electric hatchbacks last year than Ford Explorer sport-utility vehicles, the top-selling SUV for more than a decade.

The change of fortune, buried in U.S. vehicle-sales data for 2007 and unthinkable a few years ago, will find an echo at this year's Detroit auto show, which starts Sunday.

While Prius sales soared 69% last year, demand for the Explorer was less than a third of its 2000 peak.


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