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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

ThatsNotPudding Puritanism (210 comments)

No one on the face of the planet does Puritanism better than Americans. From birth, we're close-order drilled that work is the *only* ethic, to the point that by the second week of vacation (if it exists), the average American worker starts to feel twitchy, as if they're 'cheating' by not working, or they won't be missed and thus discovered to be irrelevant by the queen and drones.

And this - with a little help from the One-Percenters - is why there will never be a Star Trek style future, where one works due to passion and not subsistence necessity.

yesterday
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The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

ThatsNotPudding Job Security (160 comments)

Working at Space X would be cool; just like Tesla, until you're part of the 6% summarily shit-canned and told it wasn't a layoff, you just suddenly weren't good enough anymore. I assume this would happen less often or at least far more slowly with far better protections at NASA.

about a week ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

ThatsNotPudding Trojan Horse (455 comments)

"To have a more civil society, we must destroy privacy and anonymity. Except, of course, for the wealthy and powerful."

about a week ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

ThatsNotPudding Blocktogether (299 comments)

There is apparently a new app (meaning only mobile?) called Blocktogether that auto-blocks any Twitter accounts that have been created within the last seven days. I'm sure it won't last, but it's a start.

about a week ago
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Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

ThatsNotPudding Pikers (158 comments)

I bet these rank amateurs don't shrink-wrap bales of hundreds onto pallets that then disappear as morning fog, like Bush / Cheney did.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania

ThatsNotPudding A message is being sent (353 comments)

A message is being sent to the American public: stay compliant and keep your mouth shut, or your dirty laundry is next. I'm no fan of pederasts as their damage propagates to their victims, carrying the misery forward, but they are being cynically used to tell the norms in no uncertain terms: we already know what you've done: step out of line and we'll destroy you. What a free country.

about two weeks ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

ThatsNotPudding Re:40% of 680,000 is useless (256 comments)

It wouldn't surprise me if a goodly chunk of those 'unaffiliated' are wanna-be morons that wouldn't ever do anything - except for the prodding by their FBI groomers.

about two weeks ago
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Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access

ThatsNotPudding Erin Edwards (120 comments)

I suspect they won't be getting an endorsement from Erin Edwards...

about three weeks ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

ThatsNotPudding J Edgar Hoover (266 comments)

There are now two J Edgar Hoovers (DNI & DCIA) that have far more power and intel than the original ever fantasized about.

Nothing will happen. Nothing, nothing, nothing.

about three weeks ago
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Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret

ThatsNotPudding Re:If true. If. (200 comments)

How many people support DUI checkpoints, free speech zones, unfettered border searches, constitution-free zones, the TSA, the NSA's mass surveillance, protest permits, stop-and-frisk-type policies, unwarranted surveillance in general, or assassination of citizens without trial?

Soccer Moms with Precious Snowflakes.

about three weeks ago
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Comcast Confessions

ThatsNotPudding Institutional Investors (234 comments)

They only way to combat Comcast would be the top ten institutional investors (public employee retirement accounts, etc.) threaten to drop Comcast from their portfolios due to their dickish behavior. This and only this (given that the FCC is already captured) would get the attention of the greed pigs at the top.

about three weeks ago
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UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

ThatsNotPudding Jezza (190 comments)

I fully expect the lads from Top Gear to seek them out for a little harassment - especially Clarkson.

about three weeks ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

ThatsNotPudding Land grab (868 comments)

I saw a map yesterday showing Israel's true intent: with the exception along the Egypt border, they've evenly shoved into the Gaza territory by three klicks. They will be adding that territory to Israel proper with a clear message sent: keep attacking us, and we'll slowly drive you into the sea. I'm just surprised it hasn't happened before now.

about three weeks ago
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Put Your Code in the SWAMP: DHS Sponsors Online Open Source Code Testing

ThatsNotPudding Metadata (67 comments)

It's about gathering even more metadata about the operators and rat lines within the most dangerous terrorist cell of all: F/OSS (It even *sounds* like ISIS!).

about three weeks ago
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UK Team Claims Breakthrough In Universal Cancer Test

ThatsNotPudding Progressive (63 comments)

Soon, health insurance will be like Progressive auto insurance; sure it's cheaper, you just have to plug yourself into this black box, so your rates and coverage can go up and down like a roller coaster car.

about three weeks ago
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Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

ThatsNotPudding Cities Rights (200 comments)

In the few enlightened enclaves in a blood red sea, they should invoke the idea of Cities' Rights, that the hoity-toity, high-falutin' 'State Government' can't tell us how to run our lives!

Local Control can cut both ways, oh Sons of the Confederacy.

about a month ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

ThatsNotPudding In other words (168 comments)

The cost of Prime will be going up. Again.

about a month ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

ThatsNotPudding Drainage! (377 comments)

"All night long, I drink the blood of the lamb."

about a month ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

ThatsNotPudding Sci-Fi Story (184 comments)

The main characters' name was Mingolla. He was in a war in the near future in Central America. The chopper pilots wore these helmets that they never took off; they claimed the helmets let them see the future, the helmets told them he would get wounded but in a good way - just enough to get sent home.

Can't recall the name of the story though.

about a month ago

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Wireless Meters Telex All Clear to Crims

ThatsNotPudding ThatsNotPudding writes  |  about 2 years ago

ThatsNotPudding writes "Wireless utility meters are rapidly being rolled out to make reading them easier / faster for the utility employees. Naturally, there is no encryption and the clear signals can be picked up at almost 500 meters away every 30 seconds, clearly showing ~=zero energy consumption = nobody home. Brilliant."
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Off-shoring getting much, much closer

ThatsNotPudding ThatsNotPudding writes  |  about 2 years ago

ThatsNotPudding writes "Business Plans Underway for a Visa-Free Floating Community off Half Moon Bay Coastline
The vessel will most likely be a used cruise ship for foreign entrepreneurs, converted into a co-working and co-living space where no visa would be required, just a passport.

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http://belmont-ca.patch.com/articles/plans-underway-for-a-visa-free-floating-community-off-half-moon-bay-coastline/media_attachments/edit?upload_started=1344471883asset%5Bnew_asset_attachment_attributes%5D%5Bto_id%5D2493494asset%5Bnew_asset_attachment_attributes%5D%5Bto_type%5DArticlearticle%5Bnew_asset_attachment_attributes%5D%5Buser_id%5Dnew_asset_attachment_attributesIn international waters just 12 nautical miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay, 1,000 foreign entrepreneurs are slated to live and work on an anchored converted cruise ship, providing Silicon Valley companies with what they need most: highly skilled programmers." I guess VCs have finally tamed hurricanes and tsunamis — along with any sense of decency."

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