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Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room

VendettaMF Ageless Wisdom (393 comments)

"It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants"

Never make a job of what you love.
In the end it's still just a job, and you've ruined your hobby.

about 7 months ago
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Is Earth Weighed Down By Dark Matter?

VendettaMF If the headline is a question... (247 comments)

If the headline is a question the en answer is almost certainly "No", and the reporter unqualified for the topic.

about 8 months ago
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George Zimmerman Acquitted In Death of Trayvon Martin

VendettaMF Re:I'm amazed... (1737 comments)

Nonsense,
Killing may have be justified, but if the person holding the gun is a decent human being they will still seek a non-lethal outcome.

about a year ago
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The End Is Near for GameStop

VendettaMF Re:except..... (393 comments)

That would be a clear and definite restriction on the right to resell (Specifically, the deliberate crippling of products to disrupt the standard commercial rights of the purchasers) which would near certainly be a case rapidly lost by the crippling companies in the EU.

American courts, somewhat trickier to call. Precedent, law and logic all say this is unacceptable behaviour, but it's unacceptable behaviour by a rich corporation, so...

about a year and a half ago
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New Medal Designed To Honor Cyber Soldiers

VendettaMF Re:Err ... (230 comments)

Ah, along the lines of "Dutch [x]" then?
(x being any element of a sizable array including "Wife", "Courage" and "Oven")

about a year and a half ago
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Missouri Legislation Redefines Science, Pushes Intelligent Design

VendettaMF Re:Sir Isaac Newton Was a True Blue Christian (813 comments)

Most American Christians think of Catholicism as a totally different (i.e. fundamentally non-Christian) religion

Except, of course, when wanting big numbers to claim the moral right of majority.

about a year and a half ago
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Man Fired For His Online Customer Service Game

VendettaMF We're with the government... (210 comments)

We're with the government. We don't have a sense of humor.

about a year and a half ago
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How Much Beef Is In Your Burger?

VendettaMF Re:Actually (709 comments)

Probably. As I understand it, the test only reveals that it was 29% horse DNA, not 29% horse meat.

Actually, it was 29% of the burger patty, by weight, determined to consist of meat containing horse DNA rather than the expected cow DNA.

about a year and a half ago
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How Much Beef Is In Your Burger?

VendettaMF Idiotic Yanks... (709 comments)

Hey, Samzenpus, plus editors!

Ireland is not part of the UK. Unless you lot want to go back to being good little colonists too?

about a year and a half ago
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We The People Petition Signature Requirement Bumped To 100,000

VendettaMF Re:IOW, we're making it harder get a response... (337 comments)

I've been meaning to look this up for a while, but is there a proper term for the act of applying logic to a nonsensical proposal?

I believe that would be "Nerd Humor".

It was discussed in about 2 pages worth of detail in the Yellow Book.

about a year and a half ago
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Saudi Arabia Implements Electronic Tracking System For Women

VendettaMF Re:Apartheid (591 comments)

In China right now.
Chinese nationals require a visa to exit the country, unless willing to take the cargo container trip out of Wenzhou.
This visa can be obtained by legitimate means only in rare circumstances.
If you actually want to get it you need legitimate reasons and a moderate bribe (8 to 12 thousand yuan) or a major bribe (20 to 50 thousand yuan) and suitable connections.

Us foreign types are thankfully able to leave at will.

about 2 years ago
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Saudi Arabia Implements Electronic Tracking System For Women

VendettaMF Re:Apartheid (591 comments)

>> back then the average life expectancy was about 35. So if you didn't have kids young, you wouldn't be around to raise them for long.

Slight side note there. The average life expectancy may have been 35, but remove all the infant deaths (those dying aged 0-2 years old) and the average bounces way up into the mid-60's, not so massively different to today's.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Collecting and Storing User Information?

VendettaMF You can't afford it, by your own admission. (120 comments)

If you can't afford the expert then you can't afford to collect such data. Move away from this project to something you have the ability to do.

about 2 years ago
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Study Finds Unvaccinated Students Putting Other Students At Risk

VendettaMF How is this news now? (1025 comments)

Every reputable medical doctor, along with every pundit even slightly knowledgable about medicine or even basic biology has been warning of this issue ever since the antivaxxer morons got their idiotic campaign going.

about 2 years ago
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Software Engineering Has Its Own Political Axis From Conservative To Liberal

VendettaMF Cat Tongue Denying Text Here. (283 comments)

So, the main message from the article (Despite the "Author"'s efforts to slant it othewise) is that bad design and programming practises should be called "liberal" as opposed to simply ignorant?

about 2 years ago
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How Madefire Is Changing the Visual Grammar of Comics

VendettaMF Re:Amazing! (74 comments)

More like "Powerpoint" really.

more than 2 years ago
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Chinese Censors Accidentally Block Shanghai Index

VendettaMF Re:Counterespionage (345 comments)

Speaking from China, unproxied, I think I can safely answer that with "Nope".

more than 2 years ago

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