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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

amightywind Re:nihilists? WTF? (453 comments)

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

3 days ago
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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

amightywind Re:Perspective (323 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?

3 days ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

amightywind Suplant these words? (453 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.

4 days 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.

5 days ago
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The Software Big Oil's PR Firm Uses To "Convert Average Citizens"

amightywind It worked on me (108 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 week 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

amightywind An idea (176 comments)

We should let them fire a few at Russia and let them blow off some steam.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Minimizing Oil and Gas Dependency In a Central European City?

amightywind Re:Buy gas from the US (250 comments)

True, it is more expensive. However because Gazprom is no longer in a monopoly position the Ruskies will be far less able to use natgas as a political weapon. Or perhaps you like that Putin feels emboldened to turn off the gas in January. Use your head. LNG provides great leverage against Russia.

about three weeks ago
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Elon Musk's Next Mission: Internet Satellites

amightywind 90's are calling (74 comments)

The 90's are calling. They want their failed ideas back. Did anyone ever tell Musk that the only reason that Iridium operates at all is because the assets were bought out of bankrupcy for pennies on the dollar? It wasn't so good for Motorola Space, which no longer exists. Still, it might be a good way for Musk to get more government subsidies.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Minimizing Oil and Gas Dependency In a Central European City?

amightywind Buy gas from the US (250 comments)

You should buy LNG from the United States. My gas bill is super cheap because of frack-gas in North Dakota. By all accounts we are better to do business with than that jerkoff Putin.. Oh, but I forgot. We have a leftist muslim nutjob for a President who stonewalls attempts to export LNG. Hopefully the new GOP majority will soon do something about that.

about three weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

amightywind Fradulent vote (388 comments)

Yeah, it gives the Mexican's a fradulent vote. Democrat attempts at cheating aside, the GOP is gonna pecker slap Obama tonight!

about three weeks ago
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Gates Donates $500M+ To Fight Malaria and Other Diseases

amightywind Re:How long will it take slashdot to spin this? (106 comments)

and $29 million to the Clinton Health Access Initiative

Knowing how corrupt the Clinton Foundation is, expect the $29 million to buy plenty of charter jets and 5 star hotel time for Hillary. Go away Bill Gates.

about three weeks ago
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Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

amightywind The inevitable trainwreck (594 comments)

Obviously, it is not worth human lives to build Branson's next business venture. But it is fun to watch the inevitable trainwreck.

about three weeks ago
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Video Raises Doubts About Attkisson's Claims of Malicious Hacking

amightywind Slashdot bias (105 comments)

Slashdot has always carried water for the leftist democrats. Attkission has only added another data point to the dozens of examples of disease and corruption of the Obama administration. Slashdot can only offer lame exuses. What about the rest? It will be fun to see Obama's cover completely stripped away on Tuesday, and to see this country get back to traditional American values.

about three weeks ago
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Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You

amightywind Mostly a desperation tactic (468 comments)

Mostly a desperation tactic by the leftists. They know they are about to get crushed. If someone tried to contact me about voting from the demonrats, I'd tell them to go f*ck themselves. It will be good for this nation to get back to traditional American values.

about a month ago
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Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group

amightywind Honey Pot? (63 comments)

It would be nicer to hear about a creatively destructive honey pot to sting the Chicoms.

about a month ago
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Google Developing a Pill To Detect Cancer

amightywind If I were a Google investor (58 comments)

If I were an investor in Google, and I'm glad I'm not, I'd be demanding they return more profits to shareholders instead of setting them on fire with moronic research like this. The only thing they will ever make big money doing is web search based advertising. Behind the curtains they are a one trick pony like Microsoft.

about a month ago
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Location of Spilled Oil From 2010 Deepwater Horizon Event Found

amightywind Should be enough (73 comments)

Should be enough for some environmental wacko to sue BP somemore. What a scam. News flash. Oil seeps in the ocean all the time.

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  |  more than 7 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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