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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

ThatsNotPudding Oklahoma (832 comments)

They don't have taxes.

They just have 'fees' for everything. So the rich stay rich and the poor are nibbled to death by ducks.

5 days ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

ThatsNotPudding Re:Why..... (259 comments)

Not to mention that it gives those same companies huge incentives to medal in politics.

Well that's unintentionally true - especially for assholes like the Kochs that are awarding gold medals to lapdog morons across the US.

about a week ago
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Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Says FBI's Hack of Silk Road Was "Criminal"

ThatsNotPudding Re:Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis (208 comments)

Brandeis would have had the entire notion of 'Parallel Construction' thrown up against a dirty brick wall, then gut-shot. And rightly so.

It must have been great to have a Supreme Court not packed with partisan, corporate / police state lapdogs.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs?

ThatsNotPudding Bugzilla (204 comments)

Simple: file a Bugzilla report on them: that will definitely get the word out!

about two weeks ago
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US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warrants

ThatsNotPudding Sue? (335 comments)

point being, they're breaking the law in the country where the servers were in... they're going to slip up some day and hack someone that sues them abroad and in usa...

Sue? Nah, I want the offended country to consider the hacking as an act of war, justifying the seizing of assets and jailing of US government officials on charges of espionage. And a big country; too big to drone / carpet bomb. I'd advise Brazil to conduct a test case.

about two weeks ago
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Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

ThatsNotPudding The War on Drugs (TM) (191 comments)

The first fatal casualty in The War on Drugs (TM) was an honest justice system, with someone in the back screaming 'She's got a gun!' while bursting through the front door of a knock and announce.

about three weeks ago
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UK Government Tax Disc Renewal Website Buckles Under Pressure

ThatsNotPudding Three times fast (145 comments)

Just try saying that fast three times: tax disk; tax disk; tax disk.

I hear they're also available where they sell seashells by the seashore.

about three weeks ago
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Leaked Docs Reveal List of 30 Countries Hacked On Orders of FBI Informant Sabu

ThatsNotPudding Funny Stuff! (78 comments)

that means members of the FBI should be subject to extradition and trial in those other countries just as they would be if they had been caught (and prosecuted) for breaking American law.

Oh, my aching sides! Are you here all week?

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

ThatsNotPudding Re: Application sandboxing (577 comments)

Each app gets a separate Linux user, so it's data is separate and inaccessible to other apps.

Ignoring the endless screens of permission requests with each update, including your mothers maiden name and bra size. But yeah, sandboxes are great.

about three weeks ago
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Factory IoT Saves Intel $9 Million

ThatsNotPudding Wrong name (50 comments)

It shouldn't be called the Internet of Things; it should be honestly called the Panopticon of Things.

But expecting honesty from the largest tech company is like expecting the DOJ to prosecute bankers.

about three weeks ago
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The "Man In the Moon" Was Created By Mega Volcano

ThatsNotPudding Nope (33 comments)

Whenever you look up at the near side of the moon, you see a face looking back at you.

Nope. Never.

about three weeks ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

ThatsNotPudding Walmart (651 comments)

I saw my first gun-packing meathead in Walmart last week end (why, he was White - how did you guess?). I was very tempted to go up to him and ask :"What are you so scared of, that you have to carry a gun in public?" We all should, every time.

Unless you're living in Beirut, the real reason for 'packing' is race-based fear and / or small, limp junk.

about three weeks ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

ThatsNotPudding Re:Space Trilogy (534 comments)

I first read the trilogy when I was an atheist, and it helped remove that particular hurdle in my later study of the world religions that lead to my conversion to Catholicism.

So you highest belief set is Empire.

about three weeks ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

ThatsNotPudding Whole house filter (602 comments)

Just like having a water filter and/or softener at the entrance of a house's service, LED bullbs (and other electronics) might live up to their projected lifetimes if they were fed with filtered, rock-solid power, free of spikes and sags.

about three weeks ago
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Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

ThatsNotPudding Re:So offer a cost effective replacement (185 comments)

...the best approach is to continue and fix the flaws as they are found.

You mean *after* they've been known about for years by blackhats - or far more likely and terrifying - the TLAs.

about three weeks ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

ThatsNotPudding Just one more step (308 comments)

Coming soon: Roundup-ready bacteria!!

about a month ago
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Device Allows Paralyzed Rats To Walk, Human Trials Scheduled Next Summer

ThatsNotPudding Accidental (85 comments)

"The rat has no voluntary control of its limbs, but the severed spinal cord can be reactivated and stimulated to perform natural walking. We can control in real-time how the rat moves forward and how high it lifts its legs."

This also accidentally describes the nearly-attained goals of the US state security organs (with assists from the POTUS and the Supremes).

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  |  more than 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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