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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Smallpond Re:Terrorists Win (489 comments)

In the case of AQ / ISIS / others, it's because they will never give up and we never "finish the job" in the way Churchill, Stalin, Caesar, Ganghis Khan, early Americans, etc, would have done..

But, in this particular of Sony vs. North Korea, it's pretty hard to blame a private company that's under attack from a military totalitarian state. Especially one that's used to always bullying its way in every possible manner for every possible topic.

It's pretty hard to blame a private company that made a movie about killing a current head of state?

yesterday
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Smallpond Re:Despicable Greenpeace (464 comments)

The red cross also advertises. Does that mean that they are only self-interested, exclusively acting on behalf of themselves and no-one else?

It would if they carved their name in your chest when you donated blood.

4 days ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Smallpond Re:Despicable Greenpeace (464 comments)

Greenpeace has been, for quite some time now, nothing but a group lobbying for its self-interest...

Really? What interest is that? Please be specific. You really need to stop parroting Fox news talking points and thinking for yourself. While this stunt is nothing, if not stupid, Greenpeace's stated mission can hardly be described as "self interest".

Were they planting trees on the Nazca plains? No? Were they advertising themselves? Yes!

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Smallpond Re:It depends (717 comments)

Lying is a felony? Why aren't any politicians in jail?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Smallpond It depends (717 comments)

Drugs you can show completion of a program, swear you've been clean for two years, have testimonials from your preacher, rabbi and yoga instructor.

Theft is tougher and would probably be a bar for any financial company (except apparently at the top executive levels). Might be better to lie or not check either "Do you have a criminal record" checkbox and hope they don't do the background check.

Violent crime, property damage stuff you can just give your side and claim that it was a minor offense and the other party was out to get you. Doesn't look good if you have multiple offenses, though.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Government Moves To Crack Down On Puns

Smallpond Re:Good (156 comments)

We should outlaw puns. If you want to tell a pun to Princess Leia, you should have a Permit to Carrie.

about two weeks ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

Smallpond Re:I have nothing better to do... (545 comments)

Jesus, if I ever look at my life and think I have nothing better to do than be in work then I'm jumping off a cliff.

You need to try base jumping.

about two weeks ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Might Be Dismissed: Plaintiffs Didn't Own Affected iPods

Smallpond Re:when have icrap supported non-apple DRM? (141 comments)

It's a shit acronym and using it makes one a dick. ;) Where are the impersonal Music Players?

Windows Media Player?

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

Smallpond Re:These are real engineers, you Ruby weenies. (197 comments)

What engineering field is using differential equation, which don't already have computer model, on a daily basis ?

But my computer is 12 years old!

about two weeks ago
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FAA Report Says Near Collisions With Drones On the Rise

Smallpond Re:The FAA isn't doing jack (115 comments)

Actually, small surface-to-air missiles should be the all-American response to drones encroaching on flight paths. Has anybody looked into this yet?

about two weeks ago
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The Driverless Future: Buses, Not Taxis

Smallpond Re:Again... (257 comments)

BART has had automatic controls since it opened in the 70's. However they still have a driver on every train, except when some guy gets off and doesn't make it back on before the train leaves. Making the trains fully automated is estimated to save 10-20% of the operating costs.

about two weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

Smallpond Re:If... (329 comments)

okee

about three weeks ago
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Gilbert, AZ Censors Biology Books the Old-Fashioned Way

Smallpond Re:Ahh yes... (289 comments)

Please cite an example of "removing" any science that disputes AGW. In fact, they tend to be pointed out, along with their serious flaws:

https://agwobserver.wordpress....

about three weeks ago
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Gilbert, AZ Censors Biology Books the Old-Fashioned Way

Smallpond Re:Under the guise of loophole and law. (289 comments)

No censoring is happening. By doing this they have ensured that every student in that class will go find the missing page and read it. The point is that we are in the internet age, not the dark ages. You can't hide information.

about three weeks ago
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In UK Study, Girls Best Boys At Making Computer Games

Smallpond Re:This is blatantly sexist (312 comments)

Why did the editors let this crap through?

YMBNH

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Develop "Paint" To Help Cool the Planet

Smallpond Re:Yes... (145 comments)

Is it ok if I keep my slate roof instead which has lasted about 100 years?

about three weeks ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

Smallpond Downtown to downtown (419 comments)

Washintgton to Boston

Metro 30 minutes
Wait in lines for baggage check & security 60 minutes
Flight 90 minutes
Baggage 30 minutes
Silver line 30 minutes
Total 4 hours

Tokyo to Kyoto
Total 2 hours 12 minutes

about a month ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

Smallpond Re:Gerald Bull was an amateur. (337 comments)

What a nitpicker. A shock absorber was specified. Just add a 100m layer of marshmallow peeps and it should be fine.

about a month ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

Smallpond Re:What the goverment does should be public (461 comments)

Selling the driver's license information and cat registration information is considered a revenue opportunity for states.

about a month ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

Smallpond Re:In the uk (461 comments)

Under federal law it could be denied on grounds of national security with no other reason needed. There is no penalty on the federal level for needlessly classifying information.

about a month ago

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Smallpond Smallpond writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Which is your favorite Pittsburgh movie?

  • Dawn of the dead - Your blood pressure: 0.0
  • Innocent Blood - "Where ze hell is Shadyside?"
  • The Deer Hunter - Does anyone else find Christopher Walken kind of
          creepy?
  • Dogma - I bet they got them "Buddy Christs" at the Giant Eagle.
  • Robocop - Because filming in Detroit was a little TOO scary.
  • Flashdance - I worked in a mill and never saw a welder that looked
          like Jennifer Beals.
  • The Silence of the Lambs - Forget Chianti, I'll have an Iron City
          with that.
  • Groundhog Day - Most days feel the same as yesterday.

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