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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

Salgak1 Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

Except that train has ALREADY left town. Foreign Banks are submitting, well, being FORCED to submit to FATCA or face seizure of 30% of assets transferred to and from the US.

So, as a result, foreign banks are generally shedding American depositors.

Because Washington thinks it IS WorldCop. . . .

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley's Youth Problem

Salgak1 Re:GIGO (Re:or fix healthcare.gov) (225 comments)

Oh, indeed they do. But I have a few buddies who worked there. They tell of engineering decisions over-ridden by .gov policy weenies, a specification that changed so much it was effectively liquid, and minor, unimportant things like NOT EVEN STARTING WORK on the code until late February or so of 2013. . . .

about 4 months ago
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$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer

Salgak1 Re:and if you call right now.... (84 comments)

And just got an email from the people running the "free" course. You get an "Honor Certificate" for taking the course. BUT. . . . for the low, low fee of $250.00, you can get a "Verified Completion Certificate". . .

about 4 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

Salgak1 Re:BS (560 comments)

And yet EVERYTHING is now caused by AGW. Heat Waves. Cold Spells, Floods. Droughts. Today, I saw a report linking Crime to Global Warming. Last year, it caused prostitution for impoverished women. About the ONLY thing not linked to AGW is the Heartbreak of Psoriasis and Waxy Yellow Buildup. But hey, it's only February. . . .

about 5 months ago
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Why do we think bankers get paid too much, but not technology CEOs?

Salgak1 Because. . . (1 comments)

. . . . .Tech CEOs actually have to produce something that sells, whereas bankers merely move around other people's money, and take a percentage for the privilege of doing so ???

about 5 months ago
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N. Korea Could Face Prosecution For 'Crimes Against Humanity'

Salgak1 Re:And how will they bring him to justice? (325 comments)

Think of it as Mutual Assured Destruction meets Darwin in Action. It will be painful, brief, and then over. . .

about 5 months ago
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N. Korea Could Face Prosecution For 'Crimes Against Humanity'

Salgak1 Re:And how will they bring him to justice? (325 comments)

But it WOULD rid us of Miley and Justin. Sometimes, you have to break a few eggs. . . . (evil grin)

about 5 months ago
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Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

Salgak1 Re:Lifers? (597 comments)

And yet people don't see the same problem with subsidized healthcare. Subsidization inevitably leads to rationing, no matter what you apply it to. . .

about 5 months ago
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A New Use For Drones: Traffic Scouting

Salgak1 Re:Fuck Beta (144 comments)

OK, we've seen this countless times today. You've made your point. At this point, the "Fuck Beta/Kill Beta" is SPAM. . .

about 6 months ago
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Do Hypersonic Missiles Make Defense Systems Obsolete?

Salgak1 Re:Not Obsolete At All (365 comments)

That depends on the beam density. Concentrate a powerful-enough beam on a narrow-enough spot, and you get burnthrough, after which atmospheric dynamics should do the rest. I leave the problems of power and focus as things that research will eventually solve.

about 6 months ago
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Half of US Nuclear Missile Wing Implicated In Cheating

Salgak1 Re:What are the questions? (313 comments)

Actually, you are PROHIBITED from memorizing a checklist, and on a checkride, if you are deviating from the checklist, you have to announce that you ARE deviating, what you're deviating from, why, and when you intend to complete the deviated portion OF that checklist.

It's a QA measure, supposedly. . .

about 6 months ago
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Half of US Nuclear Missile Wing Implicated In Cheating

Salgak1 Re:What are the questions? (313 comments)

I cannot speak to what MISSILE crews had to pass, but I was a SAC B-52 Crewdawg in the 1980s. We were CONSTANTLY getting tested on aircraft knowledge (i.e. how well we knew our equipment, and what the appropriate "dash" volume said about it), emergency procedures (which had to test 100% correct or you were pulled from flight duty), and what we called "command and control procedures" (i.e. how to properly authenticate and decode Action Messages and Emergency Action Messages).

ANY failure: classroom test, simulator ride, or inflight evaluation was devastating to the career, at least back in the days of Strategic Air Command. . .

about 6 months ago
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What Killed the Great Beasts of North America?

Salgak1 Re:People! (214 comments)

When will someone kill two birds with one stone. . .and make Soylent Bieber ???

about 6 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

Salgak1 Re:Dont do anyone any favors (644 comments)

Excuse me, oh ye who is so brave as to not put your name to your comments. I've been to Ethiopia during the famine in the 90s, doing relief work. I've hand-fed emaciated children, and watched them die in droves despite our best efforts. I think I can speak to REAL poverty.

Rampant starvation and raging disease in a failed state amidst a massive draught, THAT'S poverty. Living in Section 8 housing on Food Stamps, not so much.

about 6 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

Salgak1 Re:Dont do anyone any favors (644 comments)

I'm sorry, but what is claimed to be "poverty" in the US isn't even CLOSE.

Poverty is when people are starving, and freezing to death because they can't find a place.

That describes few, if any, places in America. . .

about 6 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

Salgak1 Re:Dont do anyone any favors (644 comments)

Note to lesbians desiring children in the future, and not wanting to pay: use the old-fashioned method: when fertile, go to a singles bar, and get drunk.

Voila !! Free, anonymous fertilization !!!

about 6 months ago
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Thousands of Gas Leaks Discovered Under Streets of Washington DC

Salgak1 Re:Private enterprise to the rescue (292 comments)

Come now, they don't use the magic hand. They've got automated machinery for that, AND the depreciation on it is a deductible business expense. . .

about 6 months ago
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Thousands of Gas Leaks Discovered Under Streets of Washington DC

Salgak1 Am I a bad person. . . (292 comments)

. . . .for wanting several thousand lit matches in JUST the right spots, all around DC ???

Of course, one DOES have to worry about the massive wind from all the politicians, blowing them out, which may explain why DC is still on the map. . . .

about 6 months ago
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Incandescent Bulbs Get a Reprieve

Salgak1 Re:Freakin' Riders. (767 comments)

Hmm. That makes it Bush's Fault, and therefore OK to repeal . . . . (evil grin)

about 6 months ago

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The Next Doctor Announced Tomorrow

Salgak1 Salgak1 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Salgak1 writes "It's been known for a while that David Tennant is leaving the role of the Doctor in "Doctor Who". But we finally find out who the NEW Who is on January 3rd, according to the BBC. The January 3rd Broadcast of "Doctor Who Confidential" at 1735 GMT on BBC One will include a segment introducing the next occupant of the TARDIS. Current frontrunners include:

James Nesbitt

Paterson Joseph

John Simm, who has already appeared as The Master

and

David Morrissey who just appeared in the 2008 Doctor Who Christmas Special

Who WILL be the 11th Doctor ????"

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