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Navy Develops a Shark Drone For Surveillance

amightywind Just surveillance? (44 comments)

I doubt it is just for surveillance. Hopefully these devices can loiter for weeks and deliver ordinance to unsuspecting enemy vessels.

yesterday
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Dr. Dobb's 38-Year Run Comes To an End

amightywind ~Ok (152 comments)

Dobbs was ok, but it was mostly for shitty Windoze programmers. C++ Report was a little better. ACCU Overload is ok, if a little obscure. Most of the contributers of all of these pubs are lower tier.

2 days ago
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Want To Influence the World? Map Reveals the Best Languages To Speak

amightywind The world would be better off (142 comments)

The world would be a lot better off if everyone spoke English and wrote in ASCII, the way God intended.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

amightywind Re:Simplest is best (258 comments)

Busybox is simpler

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

amightywind Re:Simplest is best (258 comments)

Or you could just game the photo. -hot.jpg, or -bikini.jpg, the find is all you need.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

amightywind Simplest is best (258 comments)

mkdir, find.

4 days ago
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Attorney General Won't Force New York Times Reporter To Reveal Source

amightywind Civil rights are all fine and dandy (55 comments)

Civil rights are all fine and dandy, but in war if you capture the enemy you gotta make 'em talk! What's a little high colonic compared to war? Good for Bush and Cheney!

5 days ago
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U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fleet Dirtier After 2008 Recession

amightywind Third category (176 comments)

Given the way my woman purred this morning, must be a third category. Those who reject the leftist Malthusian environmental orthodoxy and seek to live the best life possible through technology and, yes, high energy consumption. If I need to haul rocks, I can do it. If I need to give 5 people a ride, and all their gear, that too. Try that with your Smart car!. Heck, I could put one of those in my truck's bed.

5 days ago
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U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fleet Dirtier After 2008 Recession

amightywind I have certainly done my part! (176 comments)

I drive a brand new F-150 to work alone every morning, and I feel like the king of the road!

about a week ago
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Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

amightywind It is inevitable (155 comments)

Eventually the Euros will tire of Putin's games and will yield to powerful American energy technology. It is inevitable. Death to Putin. Death to Russia.

about two weeks ago
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Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

amightywind Fry the traitor (388 comments)

Fry the traitor. Make an example out of him.

about two weeks ago
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Iranian Hackers Compromised Airlines, Critical Infrastructure Companies

amightywind Standing ready (61 comments)

My Fedora machine stands ready on Slashdot. Muslim trolling at 50 paces!

about two weeks ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

amightywind Re:nihilists? WTF? (454 comments)

In the meantime, I'll drive my F-150 crew cab alone to work. Damn thing is huge!

about three weeks ago
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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

amightywind Re:Perspective (338 comments)

Talk is cheap chump. You're still here. You can keep that socialist garbage at home. Beats walking behind a ox in a rice paddy, don't it?

about three weeks ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

amightywind Suplant these words? (454 comments)

"I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one — and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces." -- Henry Ford.

These words might have been written into the Constitution. Good luck to you nihilists who are trying to suplant them.

about three weeks ago
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Ukraine's IT Brigade Supports the Troops

amightywind Arm Ukraine (140 comments)

The US must arm Ukraine to the teeth. We could make it such that not a piece of Russian armor survives on Ukrainian soil, if that gutless coward Obama would back it of course. After the next collapse Russia will have to be dismembered.

about a month ago
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The Software Big Oil's PR Firm Uses To "Convert Average Citizens"

amightywind It worked on me (110 comments)

It worked on me.Or maybe it is the $$$$$ I have made in energy stocks. Are you all going to let your leftist teachers talk you out of a better future through fossil fuels? I don't see how you can stop us now that the liberals got their brains beat out in the elections.

about a month ago
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Intel Claims Chip Suppliers Will Flock To Its Mobile Tech

amightywind Re:INTC stock, a happy story (91 comments)

I have stocks up as little as 15% and as much as 70%. Stock picking still matters. My lower performers (T) do throw off some hefty dividends though. I'm am not wealthy, although I am much more so after this cycle. I am just greedy and willing to take advantage of other people's fear. I knew INTC, and T, and WMT would still be good businesses after the meltdown. If other people lose their long term focus that isn't my problem.

about a month ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

amightywind A blessing (554 comments)

I drive an F-150 crew cab with extended bad alone to work every morning. Its like driving to work in my living room. It is pretty economical though. It gets 17 mpg in 2 wheel drive. About 14 in 4 wheel. Cheap gas is America's birthright and one of the great blessings of this nations. I'm glad the leftists can't mess that up.

about a month ago
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Intel Claims Chip Suppliers Will Flock To Its Mobile Tech

amightywind INTC stock, a happy story (91 comments)

I bought INTC at 15 after the market melted down. It was a great investment based on yield alone not to mention that they are a chip fab without peer. The P/E ws 8. While grandma liquidated her 401K and bought gold. I bought in at a once in a lifetime level. I figured INTC would counter ARM and I was right, all the way to the bank. Suckas.

about a month ago

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NASA Considers 'Plan B' for Project Constellation

amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 4 years ago

amightywind (691887) writes "NASA Administrator Charles Bolden ran into a congressional buzz saw last month when he presented the Obama Administration plan to cancel the Constellation Program in favor of outsourcing NASA's human spaceflight program. That plan may now be on its way out."
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amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 7 years ago

amightywind (691887) writes "A commercial Zenit 3SL rocket blew up on the launch pad Tuesday on would have been its 24th flight. The Sea Launch platform is towed from its port in Long Beach to the equatorial Pacific where satellite launches can take full advantage of the Earth's rotation. Sea Launch is a consortium of 4 companies from the Norway, Russia, Ukraine, and the US."

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Moderation

amightywind amightywind writes  |  about 8 years ago

Having burned karma in the past few months in defending my views on President Bush, the war in Iraq, global warming, stem cell research, and other subjects on which I hold minority opinions, I got discouraged and moved over to digg.com. There are many features about the slashdot system I miss. Direct links to all comments, friends and foes, and even this journal. What I despise are the story submission process and the moderation system, both for the same reason. Slashdot is run by an unaccountable elite. I assume it is the folks in the "Hall of Fame" and a few hundred of their fascist friends. The quality of story selection and editing has declined dramatically in the past 5 years, and a liberal group think has come to dominate the moderation system. I can't say what it takes to get mod points but I haven't gotten any in 6 years, even with an excellent karma. All I know is if you are the wrong side of the issue and get modded into oblivion without having your postings be fairly judged by a wider audience. And there is nothing you can do about it.

Things are refreshingly different on digg. The open moderation system gets rid of the elites. The moderation system allows your comments to reflect their true value to interested readers, not just the aristocracy. Moderate all you like, but once per comment. Also, there are a lot more submissions so the site is a more useful summary of the news that matters. (How often have you shook your head at the eclectic trash that appeals to the Slashdot junta.) So visit digg.com and create an account. I will be happy to refute my foes there openly and fairly.

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Not again!

amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 8 years ago

The slashdot junta as taken a page from the islamist fascists and put me in the penalty box again for conservative thought crimes. If I have offended anyone...good!

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In the penalty box again!

amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 8 years ago

My viewpoints tend to be right of center. I present them with seriousness, crystaline clarity, and brutal honesty. For this the leftie poo-bahs who mismanage this site have revoked my posting privileges. I'll be back soon, so don't grow complacent!

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Russian Roulette

amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 8 years ago

July 1 the Space Shuttle Discovery will lift off to the International Space Station, the beginning of a 17 flight series to finish the station and to retire, we hope.

By NASA manager's own admission the shuttle has a 1 in 100 chance of catastrophic failure and loss of crew. The odds are about 1 in 60 if you consider past performance. In 17 flights there is a 17-25% chance of losing the shuttle and an abrupt end to 7 astronauts shuttle program, as well as space station construction. For what is supposed to be a safety driven program after Challenger and Columbia I would expect better odds than Russian Roulette.

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amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, comment posting has temporarily been disabled. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "aea3ad606f964cb4b710951d75318d6a" and "1891c2a094156c527212d3a9f7ea37a4" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "132.189.76.18" and your username "amightywind".

The jackasses that moderate this site have suspended me again. This time for expressing an opinion that 67% of US citizens have: supporting government international phone record data analysis. By supressing serious dissenting opinion over the years Slashdot has become a slimy orgy of discredited liberalism accented by Microsoft servitude. Why are you afraid serious opposition?

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Mod points

amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Seems the slashdot priesthood has decided to drastically reduce mod points on the site. Yay! This is a big improvement given the extreme volatility of the previous system and the tendency to have serious, but edgy commentary downmodded by those enemies of free speech with too many extra points to spend. Amightywind is pleased because he will be suspended from posting less often and his important message will be read more often.

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