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Earth-buzzing Asteroid Would Be Worth $195B If We Could Catch It

buckadude Re:Who owns the asteroid? (265 comments)

Whoever can land on it. Possession being 9/10s of the law and all that.

Not true at all.... possession != ownership I am so tired of people parroting this crap fact. Someone mod parent down... There is zero insight here, just a typical Law and Order viewer who thinks they know what the Law is.

about a year and a half ago
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Slashdot Asks: Are You Preparing For Hurricane Sandy?

buckadude Tuesday of DOOOOOOOOM! (232 comments)

I hear it should hit us on Tuesday, as I reside near Worcester, MA. Currently I have taken care of my barn yard and two greenhouses with my brother. We intended to get a jump start on the "action". Tomorrow we will split wood (which has to happen regardless) then get gas for the generator, check and run the generator, prep the chainsaws, gas the trucks, fuel the tractor, field-strip/clean/oil our firearms, get beer, get scotch, cook dinner, yada yada. Then do whatever else is required (I think shower, but my girlfriend is currently not around... sooo if a tree falls, right?) but that really isn't much of a change of habit. I just hope my chickens and crops do ok with the 6-10 inches of rain predicted to hit.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Richard Dawkins About Evolution, Religion, and Science Education

buckadude Why does Science need Religion? (1142 comments)

My question is as follows: Agnostic vs Atheist; does one need to have a stance on god? I understand the war on science as I do see it often. I also understand your points about making a stand for science... but is it really needed to promote science? That is, why/does science need religion in someways to make distinctions between reality and fantasy? Thank you and I will take my question off-air.

about 2 years ago
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Cocaine Found At Kennedy Space Center

buckadude The Right Stuff (276 comments)

It seems that "The Right Stuff" is actually cocaine.

more than 3 years ago
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EFF Uncovers Widespread FBI Intelligence Violations

buckadude wow (268 comments)

that's close to 13 or so violations a day... which is a lot or surprisingly few, depending on how you look at it.

more than 3 years ago
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Worker Rights Extend To Facebook, Says NLRB

buckadude Re:It Depends on the Forum (340 comments)

that is exactly correct. it is called a concerted protected activity!

more than 3 years ago
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Worker Rights Extend To Facebook, Says NLRB

buckadude Re:It Depends on the Forum (340 comments)

I believe one of the aspects the NLRB is protecting here is the right to complain and collaborate via email or other electronic means. collaboration is key here. You would not be protected in speech based on saying something like "My boss John Doe is an incompetent asshole" because there is no collaboration there... its just a statement. I could be wrong here, but as I understand it, you would need to add in something to the effect of " my boss john doe is an incompetent asshole and would anyone like to start a group or get together and talk about it?" The reason goes back to some basic things like the right to form unions with out being fired, threatened or physically stopped (this used to be very common (Pinkertons)). This is not a groundbreaking decision here... any labor lawyer could tell you that... the real headline here is that this is how it should be and soon the Congress will most assuredly do everything they can (short of blowing up the NLRB) to stomp this out of existence.

more than 3 years ago
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BP Buys "Oil Spill" Search Term

buckadude I'm feeling lucky (439 comments)

"I'm feeling lucky" sends me to the wiki for oil spill. USA dude here.

more than 4 years ago
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Spam Hits Google Buzz Already

buckadude Reporting in (135 comments)

No spam in my buzz box... also I would add that buzz imho is great.

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Blocking 4chan

buckadude Blocked on the droid? (677 comments)

I'm not blocked from going to 4chan on my droid... so whats this all about?

more than 4 years ago
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Dell Defect Turning 2.2GHz CPU Into 100MHz CPU?

buckadude throttle throat? (314 comments)

was there an anon tip dropped by a person only known as throttle throat?

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Sticking To Imperial Units For Shuttle Replacement

buckadude Re:really? (901 comments)

fair enough. thanks for the info.

more than 5 years ago
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NASA Sticking To Imperial Units For Shuttle Replacement

buckadude really? (901 comments)

I'm sure it would cost alot, but really. WTF 370 million? wow. I can only hope that we get away from the Imperial action sometime.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Voice Grabs 1 Million Phone Numbers

buckadude Re:I want Jenny's number... (198 comments)

at my college 360-867-5309 called the media lab. the jenny joke there is oooooold.

more than 5 years ago
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Hundreds of Black Holes Roam Loose In Milky Way

buckadude Re:First swine flu, now loose-roaming black holes? (254 comments)

yep, that happened to my friend just yesterday. I'm sure it will cheer him up to hear that he could have been hit by a black hole.... i'll make sure to tell him when he is conscious.

more than 5 years ago
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AMD Overclocks New Phenom II X4 To 7 GHz

buckadude Re:that is not safe at home (288 comments)

Well, not exactly... FTA - "Key to achieving such speeds is the use of exotic cooling materials, primarily liquid nitrogen and liquid helium" But your point remains valid.

more than 5 years ago
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Which Fanboys Make You Cringe the Most?

buckadude Missing Option (1136 comments)

People that complain about missing options... you know the rest-

more than 5 years ago

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