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Bill Would End US Govt's Sale of Already-Available Technical Papers To Itself

Rockoon Re:Bad idea? (32 comments)


If NTIS were funded through appropriations then the behavior of other government departments would significantly effect the funding that NTIS needs. If NTIS charges the requesting department per document then NTIS's budget scales with demand and the burden for the activity of the requesting department rests on the requesting department.

As far as charging for free documents - the NTIS is offering a one-stop-shop service, which requires money to implement and maintain. That some of the documents are free elsewhere is irrelevant.

4 days ago

Cost Skyrockets For United States' Share of ITER Fusion Project

Rockoon Re:keeping a budget (172 comments)

This dude is why we have welfare.

Really? "His parents, Zarina (an elementary school principal) and Mubarak Ahmad (a mechanic for AC Transit), raised all six of their children with good values."
Stop being a dishonest fuck.

4 days ago

UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

Rockoon Re:Singapore (381 comments)

Nowhere in the wikipedia article you "cite" does it say that

..except for where it gives the 13.8 figure right away in the second sentence of the article, and references it as a number estimated by the United Nations.

"The city-state had the second highest per-capita execution rate in the world between 1994 and 1999, estimated by the United Nations to be 13.83 executions annually per hundred thousand of population during that period."
You are completely worthless if you cant even find shit right at the top when looking at a reference. Seriously. Fucking. Worthless.

4 days ago

Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

Rockoon Re:Good choice (313 comments)

She's a horrible cunt ...

If she were white they would call her racist... but since she isn't...

5 days ago

Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

Rockoon Re:Mulgrew is an airhead (639 comments)

Lets be honest.. the original series put beautiful/sexy women in almost every episode.

about a week ago

Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

Rockoon Re:Posts like these (146 comments)

Oh OK: Let me change that to -1 (Most people here don't care)

Your karma suggests that there is at least one thing that most of the people here can agree upon.

about a week ago

Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Rockoon Re:It sad really (1109 comments)

Clearly you are a homophobe and thus deserve no protection under the law.

about a week ago

Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Rockoon Re:Some are more equal than others... (1109 comments)

One of the insidious liberal fallacies right here.

They (like the parent) claim that its OK to oppress and discriminate so long as the person you are oppressing or discriminating against has support/is represented.

At least you didnt pull out the he was a CEO so anything goes fallacy mindset that is also prevalent here on slashdot.

You are better off ending the debate by calling him a homophobe (throw in racist too) because at least that fallacy ends the debate. Otherwise people like me can point out how intolerant you are.

about a week ago

AMD Unveils the Liquid-Cooled, Dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 At $1,500

Rockoon Re:here's how stupid this is (146 comments)

I design cooling systems for high-heat semiconductors.

So we can expect you to be pretty knowledgeable about stuff, not overlooking important details, and understanding the various limitations imposed by each method...

Guess what? Liquid cooling SUCKS as you're still limited by how fast you can transfer the heat to the air ultimately.

...except what we find out is that actually you only have just enough knowledge to look stupid because you overlooked important details such as the obvious limitations imposed by having your radiator mounted directly on the device being cooled.

about a week ago

Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

Rockoon Re:Microsoft still provide support for Windows XP (645 comments)

And those OSs will run all the software I need? Mission-critical software that the existence of my company hinges on?

So its not windows that is the monopoly.... its this other software you insist is too important to part with. You claim that you locked yourself into OS dependencies... no.. quite clearly you just admitted that you locked yourself into being dependent on other non-os software.

about two weeks ago

Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

Rockoon Re:Tracking` (233 comments)

It's estimated to be $200,000 per plane for live tracking. "Billons" would be a huge exaggeration.

If that estimation is correct, then so is "billions."

U.S, Air alone (a single airline) flies 3700 planes with 90 seats or more.

The world stats:

312,000 Active General Aviation Aircraft (private jets, single prop, etc..)
17,770 Passenger Aircraft (jumbo jets)
89,129 Military Aircraft
26,500 Civil Helicopters
29,700 Military Helicopters.

Fail much?

about two weeks ago

Adaptation From Flash Boys Offers Inside Look at High-Frequency Trading

Rockoon Re:Bailouts for them, crumbs for us (246 comments)

Very Insightful, Sir.

I have noticed an issue on slashdot is that most of the folks here do not seem to understand what defines wealth. Wealth is not money. Wealth is the goods and services that money buys.

Americans are wealthy because they enjoy more goods and services than most of the rest of the world. Europeans are wealthy because they too enjoy more goods and services than most of the rest of the world. It isnt about the quantity of dollars or euros.. its about the quantity of goods and services.

Printing up and giving out $1 million to everybody would destroy the economy because the first effect will be a lack of incentive for people to produce goods and services. So the very thing that defines how wealthy we are will immediately become short in supply, so the first effect to handing out that cool $1 million is to make us in general less wealthy.

about two weeks ago

Adaptation From Flash Boys Offers Inside Look at High-Frequency Trading

Rockoon Re:Limit order? (246 comments)

Either it's incredibly rare or the SEC just isn't monitoring for it. I'd bet on the later.

False dichotomy.

It could also be that its impossible to see an order and then get in front of it, or it might be possible that the SEC looks for it so closely that nobody tried.

Bit I like how of the 4 options, you chose the two worst to false-dichotomize on.

about two weeks ago

Adaptation From Flash Boys Offers Inside Look at High-Frequency Trading

Rockoon Re:Limit order? (246 comments)

Except, I really don't. For one thing, I'm selfish and want to buy things for the lowest price and sell them for the highest.

Then you should support HFT's because since their introduction the spread betweens BIDs and ASK's has been lower than they ever were prior to the introduction of HFT's.

Quite simply the rise of HFT's signaled the beginning of the race to the bottom for market makers. At one time a seat on the exchange was expensive and there was a hard limit to the volume any member could handle, because it involved humans shouting "selling 5000 shared of MSFT at $19" and some other guy shouting "buy buy buy" and then that first human shouts "buying 5000 MSFT at $18.75" and some other guy shouting "sell sell sell."

In this simple example, the spread between BID and ASK was $0.25.

The profit you anti-HFT people complain about that the HFT people get used to be much larger when the market makers had humans on the floor screaming orders.. Now its literally $0.01 or $0.02 in most cases. That means you pay less when you buy, and get paid more when you sell. If you don't understand this then you don't know how trading actually works and are looking for a villain within the shadows of your own ignorance.

about two weeks ago

Judge Overrules Samsung Objection To Jury Instructional Video

Rockoon Re:Queue the Samsung apologists (232 comments)

The whole purpose of the patent system is to get inventors to publicize their inventions so they can be copied (after the patent term expires).

..which is why patents originally only covered manufacturing processes. It was perverted later.

about two weeks ago

Judge Overrules Samsung Objection To Jury Instructional Video

Rockoon Re:Sounds Reasonable (232 comments)

Its worse than that. Another version of the video already exits, and the judge knows it.

about two weeks ago

UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

Rockoon Re:Where are the farmers? (987 comments)

So did you answer his question?

I will have to read between the lines because one group of people here dont seem to ever want to answer questions directly. So the translation is the answer to the question "Have I simply failed to notice or have they been silent on the issue?" is "No you didnt fail to notice. yes they have been silent on the issue"

So you are a conspiracy theorist.

about two weeks ago

UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

Rockoon Re:Irreversible? (987 comments)

While temps go up for both, the mitigation scenario leads to a much more livable planet, closer to the one we live in today.

This is why nobody listens to you. You took a perfectly valid sentence about the paper and went ahead and made your sentence invalid, and its because you wanted to load your sentence up to make the sentence stronger.

Its stronger, but now its also a fabrication. We observe that you fabricated, therefore we tune you right the fuck out.

about two weeks ago

Samsung SSD 840 EVO MSATA Tested

Rockoon Re:I would like to know (76 comments)

How does this shit get modded up as informative?

...."reliable enough to act as registers"

This clown is a technology tourist at best.

about two weeks ago

Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

Rockoon Re:Nicely skewed (440 comments)

Why wouldn't Costco tell us themselves? Maybe they know there are enough corporate shills out there to defend whatever selfish act they might do, so why bother?

Maybe they tried but the summary didnt give a fuck what costco said? Maybe this lack of intellectual honesty extends beyond slashdot summaries as well?

Maybe if you didnt live your life based on logical fallacies like plurium interrogationum you wouldn't be such a giant tool?

about two weeks ago


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