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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

andy_spoo Nobel peace prize (340 comments)

He got a nobel peace prize for what exactly? Sure presidents start with good intentions, but then find out the whole political system constraints them to a well defined path.

about a week ago
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It's Easy To Hack Traffic Lights

andy_spoo Re: Old news (144 comments)

The 'Italian Job' was the first thing I thought of when I read that as well. It's got to be done, sorry, but "You're only ment to blow the bloody doors off" :-)

about a month ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

andy_spoo Re: Every week there's a new explanation of the hi (465 comments)

people need to watch this on TED for the genersl idea of what's involved:-http://www.ted.com/talks/gavin_schmidt_the_emergent_patterns_of_climate_change

about a month ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

andy_spoo Re: Every week there's a new explanation of the hi (465 comments)

there are thousands & thousands of scientists who say we are contributing to global warming, and about two who say we aren't. TV news likes to show both sides, so on TV it looks like a 50/50 split. Just keep burying your head in the sand.

about a month ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

andy_spoo Re: god dammit. (521 comments)

Completely agree with you. If coal power and gas power keeps going, the CO2 and temperature change is going to kill a lot more birds..... and just about everything else on the planet. Makes you wonder how many dodgy handshakes and stuffed envelopes get exchanged in the background

about a month and a half ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

andy_spoo Re: Livin' in the USA (424 comments)

Seriously?? In a country where people plea-bargain to get a shorter sentence, even if they know they're innocent because they can't afford a descent lawyer, therefore leaving the real perp to go free and a 'magically solved' crime. A country that rich get off free, and the poor get sentenced. You can't even fly FPV now! No problem here in Europe.

about 2 months ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

andy_spoo Charge them (346 comments)

Personally I think Google should be able to charge them for wasting there time. How many people are they expected to employee to wipe up other peoples stupidity.

about 3 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution

andy_spoo If it was any other country. (276 comments)

The US government does behaive like a dictatorship on many occasions. It's easy. Either you have evidence, in which case charge them. Or you don't. I see little difference in a dodgy country that controls it's citizens at will and the US. Next they'll be locking people away for years without even a trial. And make them wear ugly orange suits....... oh.... hang-on......

about 3 months ago
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MIT Researchers Can Take Your Pulse, Right Through the Walls

andy_spoo Detection (125 comments)

So now robot killing machines can check to see how agitated they've made you, right before they kill you. Nice.

about 4 months ago
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New Tech Super PACs Could Tap Into Google Riches

andy_spoo American presidential campaigns are no different. (52 comments)

How do you think the president became the president? By lobbying and spending millions of dollars. He affects how you live and is still influenced by outside corporations. That's constitutionally fair, right? So another group are operating in the same way. It's part of American life. If th And to those who are going to reply with "but he was elected", well not by me or millions of other people he wasn't. But he still affects us all.

about 4 months ago
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London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

andy_spoo Protest over self drive taxis next (417 comments)

If they're worried about loosing jobs to an app, wait until they see the self drive taxis that are coming. Taxis are so expensive in London, they deserve to get competition.

about 5 months ago
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SpaceX Looking For Help With "Landing" Video

andy_spoo Stop landing over the sea. (110 comments)

Seriously, land in a desert or something similar. Much easier to recover protected data storage units. If you can't hit the landing spot of a massive dessert, theres no way anyones going to let them land on a landing pad.

about 5 months ago
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Proposed Indicator of Life On Alien Worlds May Be Bogus

andy_spoo Re: Nah (112 comments)

You've clearly evolved..... in to a muppet. species rarely make thremselves extinct.

about 5 months ago
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Aussie Attorney General's War On Encrypted Web Services

andy_spoo Just making it easier for China. (151 comments)

Every time a government forces a company to make or create a back door or hand over keys to them, it makes it easier for countries like China to hack the hell out of our companies. Utter stupidity.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

andy_spoo Hardware manufacturers need to design it in. (374 comments)

What we really need is a phone / ring combination. i. e. phone only works with the wearer of a ring. No need to use pins, works all the time for every app, quick and convenient.

about 7 months ago
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NASA Wants To Go To Europa

andy_spoo Re: There may well be life on Europa (216 comments)

the fact that water if regularly venting to the surface means that there are likely very thin areas of ice that can be utilised. Even on our planet life exists in very, VERY hot water that until recently we thought that life had no chance there. NASA had spent billions of dollars sending landers to Mars, a dusty boring planet. Once ok. Over and over.... a compete wase of money. Europa = a good chance we could actually find real living life. Way move exciting than Mars could ever be.

about 7 months ago
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Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams

andy_spoo He wouldn't be now. (431 comments)

He was then, because of the way he was brought up and the time he was living in. I bet he wouldn't be now. These days, science and religion are mutually exclusive. Unless you want to be labelled a 'crack pot'. People didn't know any better then. They do now. Religion has had it's day..... time to grow up and move on.

about 7 months ago
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ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy

andy_spoo Re: Driving is a privelege, not a right. (152 comments)

It already happens in the UK. I can't say it's ever bothered me. If you were a criminal, you'd likely have false plates anyway, so it's probably not that useful.

about 7 months ago
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Oregon Signs Up Just 44 People For Obamacare Despite Spending $300 Million

andy_spoo Re: News for Nerds? (586 comments)

I was tempted to flag this, as "unrealistic", or "created by a fantasist" :-) Your right, but if they were agreeable, they wouldn't be politicians. Politicians who probably got there by stabing at least one person in the back.

about 10 months ago
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YouTube Expands Live Streaming To All Channels

andy_spoo Re: There is likely to be an exodus of Youtube. (71 comments)

Very unlikely. YouTube is integrated in to most modern media products e.g. TV's, bluray players, consoles etc. On these, these is pretty much no alternative. And for most end users, it works well. And any alternative that exists, is likely to be sued out of existence by copywrite holders for using game content without permission etc. Google are just covering there arse. It's a business, with a product you've been happily using for free for years. If it were owned by Apple, trust me, it'd be way more limited and protective. You'd probably have to wait for months for your videos to be 'approved', before being listed.

about 10 months ago

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