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

SocietyoftheFist The corruption is amazing (372 comments)

Everybody should be depressed and angry but they are complacent. New chief executive, same ole shit. Corruption and lies.

about 4 months ago
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Trillions of Plastic Pieces May Be Trapped In Arctic Ice

SocietyoftheFist Re:I'm more worried about pollution than climate (136 comments)

You couldn't address any points could you? Did you know before photographs existed we have evidence of glaciers covering the northern US? Due to climate change glaciers advanced and retreated. Our current observations line up nicely with the Vostok ice core. You know that during the little ice age in Europe glaciers advanced and then retreated after it warmed? Tell me about the humidity and it making winters colder again.

about 5 months ago
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Trillions of Plastic Pieces May Be Trapped In Arctic Ice

SocietyoftheFist Re:I'm more worried about pollution than climate (136 comments)

I think we are at an inflection point. So it is your thesis that higher humidity has led to higher snow packs in the Colorado river basin and temperature has no effect on that? Why is the runoff just staring now? Go to http://lakepowell.water-data.c... and see that due to the cool spring runoff is just starting and the lake is 2-4 degrees cooler than it usually is this time of year. I suppose higher humidty caused the long winter in the North Eastern US this winter as well? It caused the unusually cool weather in the south? High humdity from global warming made it a cooler than normal winter?

about 5 months ago
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Trillions of Plastic Pieces May Be Trapped In Arctic Ice

SocietyoftheFist Re:I'm more worried about pollution than climate (136 comments)

We aren't even nearly as warm as we've been in the past via the flora and fauna record and we've stalled for the past 6 years, actually cooled the last couple of years, which no models predicted. It's theory, not fact because there are holes that can't be explained in the theory. Societies have grown and collapsed due to climate change in the past so what we need to focus on is dealing with climate variation. Check out the snow pack in the Colorado Rockies right now, runoff hasn't even taken off yet due to cold and snow, it is just starting to build now, in late May. Arapahoe Basin ski area is still open with a 73" base. It stays open until early May through early June usually but might even make it to July 4th this year like it did in 2011 when the base was in the 90" range in May. So twice in four years the snow pack is well above median and average.

about 5 months ago
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Trillions of Plastic Pieces May Be Trapped In Arctic Ice

SocietyoftheFist I'm more worried about pollution than climate (136 comments)

It is stuff like this that bums me out, not the fact that we are so young on this planet that we are surprised that climate isn't stable.

about 5 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

SocietyoftheFist Re:Every governement spies on its people (284 comments)

When does observation become spying?

You assume they are different? If I'm spying on you I'm observing you. Spying is just covert observation.

about 5 months ago
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Richard Stallman Answers Your Questions

SocietyoftheFist Re:Can we just ignore him please (394 comments)

I do understand what it is. It is a right and a privilege. I have the freedom to use this site. I don't have a firewall blocking me. The gestapo will not take me in the night for using it. The black helicopters are coming for you.

about 5 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

SocietyoftheFist Re:Russia you were so close (284 comments)

It does seem that there are cultures out there that like that kind of rule.

about 5 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

SocietyoftheFist Re:Russia you were so close (284 comments)

The US is more capable but we have a long history of voting out that which we don't like. So is your day to day life really changing? Black helicopters. Black suited men at the hipster coffee shop checking you out?

about 5 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

SocietyoftheFist Tell me in what country do the rich not control ca (284 comments)

The very computer you are typing on would not exist if not for capitalism. Profit drives all and makes us better off. Resources are finite and those that work for them will get them. Being tired at the end of the day doesn't make you a hard worker.

about 5 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

SocietyoftheFist Every governement spies on its people (284 comments)

That doesn't make it right. I'd rather live in the US with our freedoms and if there are people living here that really find it so oppresive they should take every opportunity afforded them to move to some other utopia. I'm a libertarian and while I find our government too big and overreaching, at the end of the day I'm not denied my life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

about 5 months ago
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Richard Stallman Answers Your Questions

SocietyoftheFist Re:Can we just ignore him please (394 comments)

I'm not drawing attention to him, I'm making a statement on attention being drawn to him, asking Slashdot if they can just ignore him.

about 5 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

SocietyoftheFist Russia you were so close (284 comments)

Enjoy your slide back in to totalitarianism.

about 5 months ago

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MS Works demo uses Mac for establishing shot

SocietyoftheFist SocietyoftheFist writes  |  more than 4 years ago

SocietyoftheFist (316444) writes "Apparently Microsoft Works is available for the Mac if you believe the stock photo used in the demo for Works. Watch the demo and about 10 seconds in you will see an old PowerBook in use on the desktop. Due to screen glare you can't tell if OS 9 or OS X is running on it."
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DMCA charges for soliciting to hack Dish Network

SocietyoftheFist SocietyoftheFist writes  |  more than 5 years ago

SocietyoftheFist (316444) writes "A California man and a couple of Florida men are charged with numerous crimes including violation of the DMCA over attempting to defeat the new Dish Network encryption."
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Basic Cable and HDTV

SocietyoftheFist SocietyoftheFist writes  |  more than 6 years ago

SocietyoftheFist (316444) writes "As we all know, except for those that don't watch TV and those that live under rocks, analog OTA transmissions will cease early next year. Currently most municipalities require the cable companies carry all the free OTA analog content as part of their basic packages. This requirement of course allows those that live in areas with poor local reception to get the locally broadcast channels clearly. My question for the TV hackers in the Slashdot crowd is this, coming next February will the cable companies be required to carry the OTA DTV/HDTV local channels? I know they are required to continue sending Analog signals for the next several years. I ask because although I find most of TV useless, I don't want to be completely without it. Frankly the local analog and DTV reception in my areas sucks and I do have an HDTV that I would want to use for more than displaying DVDs and SD TV. Frankly it seems to me that all Cable companies should be allowed to go all digital in February as well. Rent a digital converter or else buy a digital to analog converter box and go to over the air if you don't want to rent/buy a converter box from you cable company. For those that are more in the know, why haven't the cable companies pushed harder to move basic customers to converter boxes?"

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