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The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

buck-yar Re:Who would have thought (193 comments)

Not quite. Chernobyl was caused by operators not understanding the reactor's function in low power situations which happened to be during a test to see if the cooling system would work in the time after the core shut down but before the diesel generators were back up. They brought the power levels too low to where the reactor was nearly shut down, then to raise it back up they brought the control rods all the way out creating hot spots. Then when the power came on too strong, the response was to lower the control rods, which in a very hot reactor actually does the opposite- causes a huge reaction.

5 days ago

L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

buck-yar USSR (188 comments)

At least the folks in the Soviet bloc knew the media was state controlled and was lying to them.

about two weeks ago

Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

buck-yar How about this (448 comments)

... Not giving them weapons? As an American Citizen, I'd be serving perhaps 10 years for possessing an M16 machine gun that we were just giving to the Iraqis. When 2nd amendment debates pop up, few people say citizens should be allowed to own tanks, MRAPS etc, but are ok with giving it to a 3rd world country (where many of the Iraqi Army soldiers turned on us as soon as we armed them).

about two weeks ago

NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

buck-yar Re:Why would anyone go willingly to the stadium? (216 comments)

Also there's people that don't like how cameramen video the event. Worst is the NBA. The camera gets caught following the ball around and its tough to see the other 9 players. Or when they zoom in on the ball at its being shot so it fills the screen, but the cameraman isn't good enough to keep it centered and it moves all over the screen.

about a month ago

40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

buck-yar Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

I bet half of is on that list.

about a month and a half ago

EFF: US Gov't Bid To Alter Court Record in Jewel v. NSA

buck-yar Re:Positive news (78 comments)

While that is true, the federal govt doesn't have police powers beyond regulating commerce among the states. General police powers are left to the state.

But NSA doesn't seem to abide by any law, according to this reddit article, they ran a child porn server for quite some time, to catch pedophiles.

about a month and a half ago

Microsoft Takes Down Domains

buck-yar Re:Sue them for all they're worth (495 comments)

He is correct, doesn't matter who appointed them. A liberal is a liberal. Right wing is quite disappointed in their picks.

about 3 months ago

Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

buck-yar Re:I think it's fine (219 comments)

I think they didn't go far enough, more experiments like this should be done. Never before has such a database been compiled (other than NSA). Much can be learned.

about 3 months ago

Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

buck-yar Pay for yourself (597 comments)

how about you pay for your own **** freeloaders. I worked 50hour weeks at a mail sorting facility to put myself through college. Through hard work and saving every penny I made, I paid off my loans in 3 years. Folks in this country.... always wanting someone else to pay for their crap

Govt isn't supposed to have any part in any of this

about 7 months ago

Up To a Quarter of California Smog Comes From China

buck-yar Re: The Price We Pay (259 comments)

We can't regulate China, but we can regulate the US companies that do business over there. My company does 80% of its sourcing from China. The companies that we do business with have zero regard for the environment. How come a company here can't pollute when making widget X, but they can buy that widget X from a company that pollutes up a storm (and that storm blows to California).

about 8 months ago

AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

buck-yar Re:Guilty... (1034 comments)

I hope you are trolling because this is standard interrogation technique used to put any one of the many thugs behind bars. You may think its no big deal to record a movie, but the law says differently. Up to a $250,000 fine, 5 years in prison and a felony. That means no voting for the rest of your life, and you can't own or buy guns.

about 8 months ago

Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

buck-yar Got a solution... (937 comments)

Maybe it should be like govt caused problems, where the taxpayers pay for all problems.

about 8 months ago

Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

buck-yar Re:"News for nerds??" (934 comments)

2nd Amendment and the bill of rights was a mistake, as many at the time stated. Codifying certain rights presupposes that the govt grants rights. Gun ownership, and self defense were common law, and it was argued that coding basic human rights into words would be counter to the notion of the founders of this federal govt had that rights were inherent in humans and govt didn't grant those rights.

about 8 months ago

Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

buck-yar Re:"News for nerds??" (934 comments)

No one believes? I guess you never read anything by James Madison, writer of the Constitution.

Go back to Eur-Asia with your statism please.

about 8 months ago

Researchers Develop "Narrative Authentication" System

buck-yar Re: B.S. For funding (117 comments)

The problem with this is its a weak system. Many accounts are already hacked via the security questions.

about 8 months ago

US Coast Guard Ship To Attempt Rescue of 2 Icebreakers In Antarctica

buck-yar Re:Where's the 1998 spike? (382 comments)

Kind of resembles the NASDAQ

about 8 months ago


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