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FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

amightywind They know (338 comments)

They know. The dem commies are about to lose big. A GOP Senate can't wait to try these no filibuster rules.

about a week ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

amightywind Not realistic (305 comments)

What about fusion has ever been quick? Better to make use of what we have. Build Keystone XL!

about a week ago
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ISS Earth at Night Photos Crowdsourced For Science

amightywind ISS and Russia (13 comments)

Cities at night has helped the stickin' Ruskies inflitrate on Donetsk and Luhansk. End the ISS program now!

about two weeks ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

amightywind Of couse they will (327 comments)

Of course they will. Tesla and Elon Musk have always been Cali's crony friend. This country is headed downhill fast.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

amightywind A crony (262 comments)

Oh no, not another Elon Musk bukkakefest. Elon Musk has gotten rich getting his friends in government back his ventures. All three of his 'companies'. Congratulations Elon. You are a great crony.

about two weeks ago
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Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives

amightywind Re:crock of shit analysis (409 comments)

Seems to me no long term came from Fukishima. Waste just isn't a problem

about three weeks ago
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How Facebook Is Saving Power By 10-15% Through Better Load Balancing

amightywind What's the point? (54 comments)

What's the point? Power is cheap.

about three weeks ago
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Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia

amightywind Re:You know what? Screw them. (254 comments)

Yeah, you're right. Let's hand over the Baltics and Finland to Putin while we're at it. That should satisfiy them. The French can offer their ani.

about three weeks ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

amightywind Zero sum game (570 comments)

For every fool in debt collection there is some happy person who made money. Choose to be the predator or the prey.

about a month ago
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AP Computer Science Test Takers Up 8,000; Pass Rate Down 6.8%

amightywind Re:Guess what you cunts! (119 comments)

What Jews are a target for such garbage I'll never know. Throughout history Jews have been people of great accomplishment. Throw on top of that that modern day Israelis are nothing more than heroic in keeping the barbarism that surrounds them at bay.

about 1 month ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

amightywind Ya think? (175 comments)

The mofo has friggin' pogo sticks for legs. He shouldn't compete with the able bodied unless he does it on his stumps.

about 1 month ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

amightywind Political diatribes (342 comments)

Is this the same Lawrence Krauss who polluted the Scientific American for years with his leftist political diatribes? I have no problem with Comgress cutting the political dead wood from the Energy Department or any other department of government. There are enough activists in the bureaucracy.

about a month ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

amightywind Waited 50 years (752 comments)

I've waited 50 years for the right pretext for the US to attack Russia. Now they have killed 23 Americans in an act of terror. Now's them time to finish the job that should have been done in 1945. Dismember Russia. But do we have a President with the stones to do it?

about a month ago
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Blasts Off From Florida

amightywind Re:So was the landing successful? (112 comments)

Spaceflight now said this:

An update on the Falcon 9 first stage recovery via Twitter from Elon Musk: "Rocket booster reentry, landing burn & leg deploy were good, but lost hull integrity right after splashdown (aka kaboom)."

Looks like Musk fucked it up again. But that would never discourage you idiots.

about a month and a half ago
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Fighting Climate Change With Trade

amightywind What doesn fighting climate change mean? (155 comments)

What does 'fighting climate change' mean? Do they want warmer or colder global temperatures? How do these governments hope to manipulate climate by granting favors to their cronies?

about a month and a half ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

amightywind You are in the right (379 comments)

Fight on. You are in the right. The Arab savages need to go, all of them.

about a month and a half ago
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Senator Al Franken Accuses AT&T of "Skirting" Net Neutrality Rules

amightywind Margin of victory (81 comments)

Good old weird Al whose margin of victory in the last election was serial voters bused in from Sconi. He really picks the tough issues. Get your cock out of your mouth Al!

about a month and a half ago
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SpaceX Wins FAA Permission To Build a Spaceport In Texas

amightywind Ideal location (80 comments)

There should be no shortage labor to do the landscaping. Perhaps Musk should ask Obama for a contract to launch them back to Guatamala.

about a month and a half ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

amightywind Give him a fair trial (176 comments)

Let's give him a fair trial aboard ship, followed by a first class navy hangin'!

about a month and a half 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 7 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  |  about 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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