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Fields Medal Winner Manjul Bhargava On the Pythagorean Theorem Controversy

basecastula Re: Divergent creation theory (187 comments)

Informative article there.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Distro For Hybrid Laptop?

basecastula Re:Or just leave Windows on it (210 comments)

What the fuck are ypu talking about? Have you install any linux distr other than Ubuntu on low power hardware lately?

about three weeks ago
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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

basecastula Re:Insanity (412 comments)

I think you have the interpretation wrong. "On May 6, 1933, students led by Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung; SA) broke into the Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin and confiscated its unique library. Four days later, most of this collection of over 12,000 books and 35,000 irreplaceable pictures was destroyed along with thousands of other "degenerate" works of literature in the book burning in Berlin's city center. The remaining materials were never recovered. Magnus Hirschfeld, the founder of the Institute and a pioneer in the scientific study of human sexuality, was lecturing in France at the time and chose not to return to Germany. The destruction of the Institute was a first step toward eradicating an openly gay or lesbian culture from Germany. Police closed bars and clubs such as the "Eldorado" and banned publications such as Die Freundschaft (Friendship). In this early stage the Nazis drove homosexuals underground, destroying their networks of support. In 1934, the Gestapo (secret state police) instructed local police forces to keep lists of all men engaged in homosexual activities. Police in many parts of Germany had in fact been doing this for years. The Nazis used these "pink lists" to hunt down individual homosexuals during police actions. On June 28, 1935, the Ministry of Justice revised Paragraph 175. The revisions provided a legal basis for extending Nazi persecution of homosexuals. Ministry officials expanded the category of "criminally indecent activities between men" to include any act that could be construed as homosexual. The courts later decided that even intent or thought sufficed. On October 26, 1936, Himmler formed within the Security Police the Reich Central Office for Combating Abortion and Homosexuality." www.ushmm.org/wlc/mobile/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005261 The removal of the word unnatural broadened the definition of homesexual acts. The wiki says the same thing about the 1935 changes. It went from unnatural lewdness (anal sex) to plain lewdness. In the little bit of history included, you will notice how the nationalists also banned homesexual studies and literature. Does that sound like Putin's laws regarding homosexual propaganda?

about three weeks ago
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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

basecastula Insanity (412 comments)

The Russian government has gone off the deep end. I guess they read Hitler's playbook.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Hack Reveals MPAA's Big '$80 Million' Settlement With Hotfile Was a Lie

basecastula Defrauding shareholders? (117 comments)

When will the lawsuits roll into court?

about a month ago
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Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'

basecastula Linux support for youtube rentals (148 comments)

Anybody else notice how you cannot watch the rental from a linux browser(chromium, opera, firefox)?

about a month ago
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The Open Bay Helps Launch 372 'Copies' of the Pirate Bay In a Week

basecastula Torrent database dump (63 comments)

So with database available, can I finally make my reseeder utility that connects all my previously downloaded content with the torrent it came from? Does anybody else have the desire for such a tool? It would save me soo much time not searching and reconnecting torrents to folders.

about a month ago
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Tesla Roadster Update Extends Range

basecastula Re:Call me when.. (128 comments)

What about a motorcycle's range? Are these vehicles not ready for prime time?

about a month ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

basecastula Re:stolen (269 comments)

*120gb

about a month and a half ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

basecastula stolen (269 comments)

I still wish I had my stolen 12gb classic. That shit was the shit. No iTunes needed.

about a month and a half ago
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Sony Reportedly Is Using Cyber-Attacks To Keep Leaked Files From Spreading

basecastula Re:I didn't care before (190 comments)

Don't matter if nobody seeds.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

basecastula mod up please. (720 comments)

That's because Norway (and many European countries) is run by competent people, who care about their country. America is run by greedy and amoral corporations who view their country as a feedlot and a labor camp. Fatten them up by selling them shitty food and sedentary entertainment so you can keep them barely working and dependent upon expensive drugs, and keep them working all the time so they only have time to buy and eat the shitty food and expensive drugs, never time to get a real fucking education that would mean true freedom. America is a shame, I would leave without a second thought if I had the means. This man probably has a felony because he rebelled against this system out of some misunderstood desperation, many Americans do. Whether it's drug abuse, petty theft, or shoplifting, many people desperate to wake up from this consumer shithole paradigm lash-out. After which, of course, the system now knows that they can't be trusted to be mindless fucktard shoppers and slaves any longer. So they get the permanent 'F stamp' which means for the REST OF THEIR LIFE, they will have to beg people to trust them enough to give them shitty jobs, substandard housing rentals, will never be able to possess firearms, will always be treated with suspicion right out of the gate with police and 'law enforcement' gang members. We have an invisible caste system in America, and having a felony for anything (even as minor as getting caught with less than a few grains (as in dust particles) of cocaine can relegate you to the bottom of the caste system for the rest of your life.

You nailed it.

about 2 months ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

basecastula Dubious Sample Size (619 comments)

How can one make any conclusion with a sample size that small?

about 6 months ago
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Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

basecastula Re:Busybox (281 comments)

Thank you for some sanity

about 7 months ago
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Sparse's Story Illustrates the Potholes Faced By Hardware Start-Ups

basecastula Re:That's not hardware (103 comments)

What about those who get off of work after the sun goes down? Should they not be allowed to ride to work? That's is exactly what I did today. I work from 4pm to 1am. It is nice to ride home when it's nice and cool.

about 8 months ago
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TechCrunch and Others On the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

basecastula Press release. (136 comments)

Carry on. Don't forget about the numerous /. forks.

about 8 months ago
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NASA Money Crunch Means Trouble For Spitzer Space Telescope

basecastula Re:Of course (107 comments)

"space exploration just seems to drop right out of the equation, doesn't it?" That is the crux of the argument. At this point in time, large portions of the population just do not care about space exploration or research because there are more tangible topics that dominate their thinking.

about 8 months ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

basecastula Re:The bay area used to have affordable housing (359 comments)

You coming to the Folsom Street fair In a couple months? It is the wildest thing you will ever see in the city. Everyone is really nice too.

about 9 months ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

basecastula Re:Gentrification? (359 comments)

Mission pricing actually isn't to bad. $500 a room.

about 9 months ago

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