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FISC Chief Judge: We Can't Effectively Oversee the NSA

balise No kidding .. (185 comments)

.. because Americans do not protest enough, despite the
effective monitoring and guidance being almost nil - of course,
it will continue. What will happen is that it will drag America down.

In particular, Germany is already adding ISP customers. But
it is more general than that. America used to be 'the best town'.

If that perception is no longer true, and, for instance, the
dollar goes down, there happens to be
a wider world ...

about a year and a half ago

Is 'Fair Use' Unfair To Humans?

balise DCMA .. (259 comments)

Everyone was warned by folks like me that it was the dumbest idea of
all time. Now people seem to be entrammeled by the implications ...

[ And don't really notice that it was lawyers at
      Adobe et Al that did this to them. ]

EDUCATION. What the USA lacks ... plus, the inclination
to reward monopolization and big business. Jeez.

about a year and a half ago

WA Post Publishes 4 More Slides On Data Collection From Google, Et Al

balise NSA / USA bad thing to do (180 comments)

WaPo is undermined by being American. On The other hand,
we now have the Germans and the French being "really fcuking angry"
which is ... about time.

about a year and a half ago

The Aging of Our Nuclear Power Plants Is Not So Graceful

balise Re:NIMBY (436 comments)

You use the waste in what they call a Fast Reactor. http://is.gd/Vc1noJ That's what we have to be building. In addition to renewable building, we must do something about the waste. Hanford WA is leaking right now.

about a year and a half ago

US Charges Edward Snowden With Espionage

balise Secret .. (442 comments)

.. because WRONG.

about a year and a half ago

Ancient Roman Concrete Is About To Revolutionize Modern Architecture

balise Re:Ancient Romans (322 comments)

Like the NSA

about a year and a half ago

The Trajectory of Television: A Big History of the Small Screen.

balise Re:I remember when... (134 comments)

I'm as old as this guy I'm sure. And he's right but the thing isn't the TV, it's the economy, and the way people move in, and geography, and every other damn thing. Actually, although he elects to, there is NO possibility of avoiding the advance of technology. Other hand, we're all going to broil to death unless we start facing up to things as connected adults.

about a year and a half ago

3D Printers For Peace Contest

balise Re:Teeth. (273 comments)

Good answer!

about a year and a half ago

"Dramatic Decline" Warning For Plants and Animals

balise Global Warming is true, and deadly .. (696 comments)

for your Grandchildren. Those ignoring or making fun of it don't care about their
descendants. I guess Slashdotters may be clever, but not very respectful of science
itself. Very sad indeed !

about a year and a half ago

Texas Company's Antique Computers Are For Production, Not Display

balise Re:If it ain't broke... (289 comments)

"Oracle" *would* write this. Answer is, as one of previous posters indicates, it's *EASIER* to debug the wiring than it is to debug masses of code. I have breadboards still in my office, to prove.

about 2 years ago

China Leads in "Clean" Energy Investment

balise Re:Clean Energy = Scam (313 comments)

Absolute rot fellow. Do you not see that the atmosphere skin of the planet is basketball-skin thin? Do you not understand that we have studied this? Do you not see that for whatever reason, that China is now GOOD compared to an America that is plainly BAD???

about 2 years ago

Police Capture Second Marathon Bombing Suspect in Watertown, Mass.

balise Re:Bravo to catching him alive (773 comments)

Right on. What I was thinking. MA is a little more civilized.

about 2 years ago

9th Circuit Affirms IsoHunt Decision; No DMCA Safe Harbor

balise DCMA (Adobe's song) SUCKS SO BAD .. (211 comments)

Why was there no thought applied here? Why should we make
suckiwood wealthy? What is the moral rule that applies? Why make
a game of intersecuring knowledge with one another? Why would
this still be a world of pirates (DCMA) versus us when we could
actually have had a new world ?

I am an artist, by the way. There is no defense here,
except of Capitalist (valueless, useless) "values". Up until
now, we have prospered by keeping intelligence open
and online. THIS IS STUPID.

DCMA => downfall of America.

about 2 years ago

RIAA: Google Failing To Demote Pirate Websites

balise RIAA (165 comments)

Poor babies.

about 2 years ago

Does the Higgs Boson Reveal Our Universe's Doomsday?

balise Re:Nay doomsayer... (421 comments)

Wrong again. Mankind is worthless. Life, by contrast, is a most interesting phenomenon, and we don't know yet about whether or if any damn thing has existence as a reproducing self-centred beingness beyond what we know. Most interesting. The more we know, the less certain we are and the value of life in my eyes, escalates. F. U. It's a very long game.

about 2 years ago

Missouri Legislation Redefines Science, Pushes Intelligent Design

balise Re:Treason (813 comments)


about 2 years ago


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