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Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress

Vermifax Re:Ok, they got ONE right... (257 comments)

Its not a loophole. Its explicitly prohibited.

The loophole is that states try to end run the prohibition by charging you a use tax.

They're not trying to close a loophole, they are trying to overturn existing law.

about a month ago

Car Thieves and Insurers Vote On Keyless Car Security

Vermifax Re:I wish I'd thought of that (221 comments)

Most of the key reset procedures I've seen require inside access to the car, and if the thieves already have that, slaving a new key to the car is mostly a moot point.

about 2 months ago

Blizzard Sues Starcraft II Cheat Creators

Vermifax Doesn't suprise me. (252 comments)

Doesn't surprise me at all, they already won this same type of lawsuit against cheat programmers for World of Warcraft.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

Vermifax Routine changes. (294 comments)

We got our CAB to agree to a certain class of routine changes that require minimum review. They don't need anymore detail than, Test servers updated on Tuesday, Production one week later per maintenance windows.

about 8 months ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Vermifax Re:really slashdot? (1633 comments)

The one thing I've learned over the years is:

If you every posted "not news for nerds" , or "not stuff that matters"

You're invariably wrong.

In this case you were wrong twice.

about 8 months ago

There Would Be No Iranian Nuclear Talks If Not For Fracking

Vermifax Re: Iran wants CHEAPER nuclear electricity (236 comments)

There has never been any indication that this is truth besides American and Israeli posturing. The UN inspectors said there is no nuclear weapons program and that Iran had complied fully with the NPT and their inspections.

about a year ago

US Postal Service To Make Sunday Deliveries For Amazon

Vermifax Re:So Saturday Bad, Sunday Good? (258 comments)

The senate refused them the ability to suspend saturday delivery.

And there is probably going to be a sunday delivery premium, either charged to the customer or absorbed by amazon.

about a year ago

US Postal Service To Make Sunday Deliveries For Amazon

Vermifax Re:Obligatory note: the USPS is intentionally brok (258 comments)

Well, while it was signed by a republican president and sponsored by a republican, it was cosponsored by 2 dems and a republican. It also passed house with a voice vote, and the senate with a unanimous vote.

This was a completely bipartisan bill that our whole government went in on.

Even the postal unions were for this (Why I have no idea).

about a year ago

Research Shows E-Cigs Might Be As Good For Quitting As Nicotine Patches

Vermifax Re:second hand e-smoke (314 comments)

Isn't that still tobacco though?

about a year ago

Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer: Build Your Own Pi-to-Go

Vermifax Re:Nice hobby project (97 comments)

The only thing that can reasonably be said about News for Nerds is that anyone who says "News for Nerds doesn't mean...."

Is always wrong.

about 2 years ago

All of Nate Silver's State-Level Polling Predictions Proved True

Vermifax Re:Good for him (576 comments)

It exactly represents the vote of the people state by state. As it is supposed to.

more than 2 years ago

The Shortage of Women In IT

Vermifax Errrr....Yeah I don't think so. (697 comments)

So basically she is upset that she has to compete with all the men owned companies instead of using federal money to underbid them because there isn't another female owned business that she could compete with to underbid the male owned companies.


more than 2 years ago

Apple Transfers Patents Through Shell Company To Sue All Phone Makers

Vermifax Time to change the law. (422 comments)

Who is all for making patents non transferable. No more of this here buy these patents from us and sue all the things.

about 3 years ago

Can a Monkey Get a Copyright & Issue a Takedown?

Vermifax Re:HEY hey (335 comments)

And people say we monkey around....

more than 3 years ago

Take-Two Faces $20 Million Settlement For "Hot Coffee" Scandal

Vermifax What was so crazy about this...God of War.. (124 comments)

God of war 1 and 2 were both rated the same as GTA: SA in the US that is M for Mature.

God of war 1 and 2 both had sex minigames with nudity leading up to them that you didn't need to hack your system to view/play.

more than 5 years ago

Alan Turing Apology Campaign Grows

Vermifax Re:To remind people that government is fallible (653 comments)

It does cost something, it costs time the government could have spent doing something to improve the lot of their citizens. Time sucked up in debate on whether to do it or not, time spent doing it, and the cost of the 'event' itself.

Regardless of whether they do it or not, its silly to think it costs nothing.

more than 5 years ago

Alan Turing Apology Campaign Grows

Vermifax Re:just Turing? (653 comments)

"Apologizing for a past mis-deed is taking responsibility for doing something that is wrong. "

Yes and nobody should be taking responsibility for doing something they didn't do. For example the current British government.

more than 5 years ago

Blizzard Confirms No LAN Support For Starcraft 2

Vermifax Re:I wouldn't have considered piracy (737 comments)

What makes you think they will constantly communicate back and forth. Game packets are going to be peer to peer with the players playing and never leave the LAN to hit the internet.

more than 5 years ago


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