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NASA Launches Satellite To Observe Soil Moisture

amightywind Why bother? (16 comments)

Why bother trying to understand climate change? The leftists should do what they really want, which is raise taxes.

8 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Engage 5th-8th Graders In Computing?

amightywind First (169 comments)

First, identify the whites and asian males. They are the most predisposed to learning computing.

2 days ago
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Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

amightywind Government 'action' (420 comments)

Action? What does that mean? Does government claim to be able to express favorable control (whatever that is) on climate? Where I work we labor to control simple engineering dynamical systems. Do these government charlatans claim to be able to control climate with political strictures? Ignore them. 6 billion people in the world seeking a better life will have an impact on the environment. Deal with it.

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

amightywind Congratulations Boeing (293 comments)

Congratulations to Boeing for being America's aircraft builder. The President has never flown on a foreign built aircraft, and Lord hope, he never will! However, the new 777X would have been a more future proof technology choice. Don't believe the crap about the power generation. The engines and APU's could easily be upgraded.

2 days ago
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Europe and China Will Team Up For a Robotic Space Mission

amightywind Re:Oh yes, "Chinese are thieves", right? (39 comments)

Equivocation is no argument. It is an admission of guilt. Thanks for making my point.

about a week ago
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Winklevoss Twins Plan Regulated Bitcoin Exchange

amightywind Tech world (79 comments)

Are there 2 people who have less to offer the tech world than the Winklevi?

about a week ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

amightywind Change the world (512 comments)

The GOP cavalry arrived just in time, it seems. Bad news for you third world wretches. You will have to change the world from over there.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Will Kibbitz With YouTube Stars

amightywind Re:Thank you, President Obama! (105 comments)

I am really looking forward to his NCAA tournament bracket. Will he have a pre-Superbowl interview? He is a total jerkoff.

about two weeks ago
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European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism

amightywind Re:To curb terrorism (219 comments)

The problem is we in the US don't test a person's character before they are admited. Only identity quotas. We let in friend and foe alike, and their immediate family. The practice is toxic. The west is a Judeo-Christian culture. Those who enter must embrace it. Even the left leaning Angela Merkel has admitted that multiculturalism has failed. To directly answer your question. Yes.

about two weeks ago
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European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism

amightywind To curb terrorism (219 comments)

Perhaps we in the west should start with curbing muslim immigration.

about two weeks ago
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To Avoid Detection, Terrorists Made Messages Seem Like Spam

amightywind I do the opposite (110 comments)

I use spook-mode in Emacs to greet the voyeurs at NSA all the time.

Kh-11 SSL FBI cypherpunk Attorney General HAMASMOIS Roswell Power Syria Food Poisoning cryptanalysis North Korea Verisign halcon Nuclear facility

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

amightywind Selling, not giving it away (441 comments)

The Rockefeller's are selling, not giving their stock away. They made a dirty profit! They will have carbon on their hands forever! I am happy to be a buyer. Stock prices are low. Dividends are solid. They are excellent investments. The benefits to the economy of cheap oil outweight the negatives 3 to 1. America loves cheap gas. We have all had $200 per month raise! I used it to buy a bigger car. You treehuggers can go bugger off.

about two weeks ago
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US Lawmakers Push For a Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes

amightywind Can you be more specific? (100 comments)

You should have written GOP lawmakers push for a permanent ban on internet taxes. But then again slashdot is just as politically biases against the right as the rest of the liberal media. The socialists who have run the country for the last 6 years wouldn't dream of it.

about three weeks ago
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SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn't

amightywind Re: No good video? (213 comments)

Upmodded for total lack of understanding of physics! They will never have enough fuel to pitch over fly 100 miles back up range. It is a fantasy propogated by the African Musk.

about three weeks ago
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Short-Term Exposure To Diesel Fumes Causes Changes In Gene Expression

amightywind Activists not scientists (132 comments)

Just more activist trying to cause an another unwarranted hullabaloo. Diesel engines are a blessing. I ought to know. I've owned Cummins stock for many years.

about three weeks ago
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SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn't

amightywind No good video? (213 comments)

No good video? In the era of rocket cam? He should say, no video he wishes to show. Elon Musk is a master propagandist.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

amightywind Who pays? (703 comments)

Great idea. The people who don't make good grades get to pay for it. Socialists like Obama have inflated higher education costs with subsidies and government loans for 30 years, and they're still at it. What it really is is a sop for his allies, for the liberal elites who teach in these schools. How about the government getting out of the business or providing education grants and loans? College costs will adjust to their real value to students.

about three weeks ago
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Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

amightywind Better her than me (463 comments)

Better her than me. What did she do before Tuesday? Click on that free offer link? That would be illuminating.

about a month ago
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If the Programmer Won't Go To Silicon Valley, Should SV Go To the Programmer?

amightywind Re:But the US Benefits by Their Spending Here!!! (294 comments)

Indeed. Let this whizkids change the world, over there! And keep their non-western values to themselves. I've see enough turbins at the airport, thank you.

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  |  about 8 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  |  more than 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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