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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

ToddInSF Re:The Batman, Theater Attack Comparison (552 comments)


I watched The President today hold a conference on TV and say how disappointed he was in Sony's actions. Are we to believe that this President, a legal scholar, is oblivious as to Sony's potential liability and destruction to their reputation should something happen ?

It's the American public that needs to stand up to ALL form of terrorism, from our corporations, legislature, all the way up to the Presidency and Congress.

It's time they ALL stopped milking the terrorism cash-cow.

2 minutes ago

Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

ToddInSF Re:freedom 2 b a moron (1039 comments)

"Why? Excluding religion, there is no reason to believe that vaccines cause any harm: literally every study attempting to find otherwise has either failed or been proven fraudulent."

I'm as uncomfortable with this kind of statement being pawned-off as factual/"scientific" as I am with un-vaccinated kids going to school with my kids.

There are legitimate questions and issues with vaccines. Funny how they'll never be addressed so long as people lack any ability to think critically.

about a week ago

Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest

ToddInSF Tech people should be thoroughly famaliar (346 comments)

with the classic and pulp science fiction eras.

Because when they are, they realize that all bad things come from placing tech above people.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

ToddInSF Who wrote this article ? (488 comments)

NINE times in the past 3 years I've offered my services to various open source projects.

I was completely ignored 6 of those times, and the other 3 times was discouraged from participating at all and treated rudely.

Sorry, but the Open Source culture is the issue, not lack of people eager to participate in projects. It's kind of like the situation with Birkenstocks - useful, but at the same time also very good birth control.

about two weeks ago

Music Publishers Sue Cox Communications Over Piracy

ToddInSF What would happen if (187 comments)

people got together and downloaded only what they already own, to tie-up courts with those cases, and try and get judgments against these firms ?

about three weeks ago

Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

ToddInSF Re:Let me lend you a hand... (454 comments)

Your idiotic re-writing of the chronological history of Labor Unions in the US is wither the work of someone intent on spreading disinformation, or someone who's just plain stupid.

And THAT'S why you're AC.

about three weeks ago

Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

ToddInSF Funny (1128 comments)

When the grand jury verdict came in, I distinctly recall seeing and hearing the Brown father hollar :


about three weeks ago

Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

ToddInSF Geothermal is so easily dismissed... (652 comments)

The nuke people never bring it up, they're most afraid of it.

about three weeks ago

The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

ToddInSF Re:Be Gentle With Him (452 comments)

He must be white; nobody ever calls anybody else out for their racism, and insists that they should "expect negative consequences", and compares them to nazis.

about three weeks ago

LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

ToddInSF A LinkedIn study ? (338 comments)

I'd scrutinize very closely anything LinkedIn is pushing.

about three weeks ago

Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

ToddInSF Re:Bad bill. (445 comments)

Yes, that's how some "Progressives" are; they're just as horrible as the extremists on the far right.
"A provision to extend the controversial USA Patriot Act to 2017 was also appended by the House of Representatives."
No wonder people are disgusted with Congress, what a bunch of incompetent fools.

about a month ago

fMRI Data Reveals How Many Parallel Processes Run In the Brain

ToddInSF about 50 independent processes are (91 comments)

at work in human brains...

So the human brain runs Windows 8 ?

about a month ago

Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

ToddInSF Dingbat INTENTIONALLY incites (716 comments)

violent reactions to herself, then uses that to get all the attention her mental illness compels her to seek out.

"Media" promotes her mentally ill agenda because it gets clicks.

Nothing new here at all.

about a month and a half ago

Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

ToddInSF The author is entirely ignoring (594 comments)

the technological advances made in this entirely voluntary endeavor.
People like him have always been around.
Fortunately their stagnation is offset by people who are motivated to actually do something that means something.

about a month and a half ago

Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

ToddInSF Re:Oh yeah, that guy (289 comments)

We do "kill our problems" without any due process. We use drones and other people to do our dirty work for us.

about 2 months ago

Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

ToddInSF Re:Government Dictionary (239 comments)

People need to understand that the police can and do, as a matter of course, lie. They're liars. To do their job, they lie, and you have no recourse if you talk to them and respond to a lie with anything that can even remotely be used against you. You can't even be sure you are talking to an officer, they can lie about that too.

Which has the effect of making people have increasing contempt and distrust for law enforcement - because you SHOULD have contempt and distrust for them.

Oh and your little definition of "entrapment" is bullshit, BTW.

about 2 months ago

Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

ToddInSF Somethings defiantly wrong (398 comments)

People on cell phones run lights all the time...

about 2 months ago

The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

ToddInSF I haven't read anything here that convinces me (350 comments)

either way.

Given how little posters here seem to be aware of the history of technological development and science in general though, I'm leaning towards the E-Cat being legitimate.

It certainly wouldn't be the first time a major technological breakthrough in the material sciences left academics and technicians who are wanna be researchers and experimenters befuddled and expressing frustration at their own relative lack of success and impotence.

about 2 months ago

Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

ToddInSF Re:He tried patenting it... (986 comments)

No, you're wrong.

A recent example I recall would be the Japanese company that had a special capacitor electrolyte formula, which they kept as a trade secret. A competitor stole it, not aware that their internal documentation included intentional errors in that documentation.

When a competitor stole the documentation and produced millions of caps based on it, that had a high failure rate, we ended up with motherboards loaded with bad caps for years.

Patent protection doesn't make people rich beyond imagination - that's an idiotic assertion that only a fool would make. Patent protection works well for organization that have a fortune to spend on armies of lawyers. The lone inventor and most corporations have trade secrets to protect their investments in their research.

To claim trade secrets are akin to fraud is to be entirely unaware of reality.

about 2 months ago


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ToddInSF ToddInSF writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Particularly when they're popular with people that really should know better.

If you have data to discuss, present it, and talk about it.

If all you have is your faith and your conformity, I fart in your general direction.


My First Journal Entry

ToddInSF ToddInSF writes  |  more than 10 years ago So this is my first SlashDot journal entry... Yay ! Ok, I know, but better late then never, alright...

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