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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

cascadingstylesheet Re:Why the atheist mention? (317 comments)

The fact that he is atheist has nothing to do with the story. Why mention it?

Because this is Slashdot, and it makes him cool.

yesterday
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Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet

cascadingstylesheet Hi (140 comments)

Compuserv, is that you?

2 days ago
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How Do We Know the Timeline of the Universe?

cascadingstylesheet Re:We Really Don't (152 comments)

Early Universe ideas? Not fact. Not "well-known". Guesses.

That's... really selling science - and the scientific method - way short.

So, the problem with his pointing out the lack of "testing, reproduction of results" in prehistoric history tales is ... that it isn't good sales?

And that's your scientific objection? To his scientific objection?

2 days ago
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Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

cascadingstylesheet Re:Where Does He Stand On the Issues? (120 comments)

"No experiments. Leave people alone. And don't spend money that you don't have."

OK, so just that last part alone sounds a lot more like one party than the other. But we can't be uncool and admit that other people had ideas before us.

3 days ago
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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

cascadingstylesheet Re:I didn't even need HD ... (331 comments)

Not even making an argument; just relating what I actually thought.

While hardly ancient, I've experienced most of the major phases of TV, from a snowy black and white TV to cutting the cord with a Roku.

At no point (once past the snow, anyway) did I ever think "man, I wish the picture had more detail". Sure, it's nice, but not something I was ever clamoring for.

3 days ago
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By the Numbers: The Highest-Paying States For Tech Professionals

cascadingstylesheet Re:Flash? (136 comments)

And when you order something on Amazon or New Egg, they charge you less because you live in the mid-west?

If you buy all your food on Amazon, you are already paying too much.

Plus I don't think Amazon can deliver you a house, apartment, or cheap land yet, even with drones ...

4 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

cascadingstylesheet Re:I have an even better idea (304 comments)

It's not the "dangerous clunkers" here that are so much the problem as the uninsured, who cause accidents and cannot pay for what they've done to other people. I'm starting to think that automatic impoundment should be the default when certain kinds of paperwork are not in order, like no insurance and no or suspended license, and that the car cannot be gotten out of impound without proof that the paperwork has now been corrected, and if the paperwork condition was discovered as a result of an accident investigation, the victim (the other driver) can petition to be awarded the vehicle as compensation for the damage they received if there's no insurance and no forthcoming reimbursement.

The chance of that happening politically is zero.

"Yes, we can!" - drive without insurance, etc.

4 days ago
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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

cascadingstylesheet I didn't even need HD ... (331 comments)

... I've often thought "I wish the content/story were better", but never "I need to see more pores".

4 days ago
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Paris Terror Spurs Plan For Military Zones Around Nuclear Plants

cascadingstylesheet Re:Sounds about reasonable for once... (148 comments)

Right. Because there's no way an Islamic terror mob could overwhelm inadequately light defenses (cough Benghazi cough).

Interesting bit of logic there, because defenses aren't perfect you shouldn't have any ?

No, the opposite.

The person I was replying to seemed to think that there was no point in making the areas around reactors into military zones. Not me.

about a week ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

cascadingstylesheet While we're at it ... (666 comments)

... why don't we vote on the Heidelberg Catechism?

No matter what side you are on, this is stupid.

about a week ago
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Paris Terror Spurs Plan For Military Zones Around Nuclear Plants

cascadingstylesheet Re:Sounds about reasonable for once... (148 comments)

The same can be said for any measure. The area around nuclear plants is already highly controlled. So activists always get stopped within it, they don't make it to the actual nuclear reactor. Changing that area into a military area just means it becomes illegal to fly over it and allow them to shoot those drones down. And maybe the activists will get more severe punishments for trying to breach.

Right. Because there's no way an Islamic terror mob could overwhelm inadequately light defenses (cough Benghazi cough).

about a week ago
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Star Trek Continues Kickstarter 2.0

cascadingstylesheet hadn't seen these before (108 comments)

Halfway through the first episode, and it's really good! For fan-made, this is incredible.

about a week ago
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Cuba's Pending Tech Revolution

cascadingstylesheet Re: Did Congress pass a law? (122 comments)

Has anyone noticed that this was done by the executive branch all on its own, with no oversight?

No, the executive branch is the oversight. Congress wanted those people prosecuted, but the president acted as a check and prevented it from happening.

So, like he said, you think it's OK because you like the outcome.

about two weeks ago
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Cuba's Pending Tech Revolution

cascadingstylesheet Re:Toothpaste (122 comments)

Well, here in Venezuela we accept: USD, toothpaste, toilet paper, cooking oil, margarine/butter, diapers, coffee, sugar, flour, ketchup, shampoo, bath soap, detergent and quite a lot more, and that's with no embargo.

Yep, that's the beauty of socialism. Sure makes tipping and barter easier.

Oh wait, this is Slashdot. I should surround the word socialism with scare quotes, and act like it's crazy to believe that it even exists. Or has any negative effects.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Will Kibbitz With YouTube Stars

cascadingstylesheet I'm glad we have nothing else to worry about (105 comments)

Since it's not like an evil worldwide ideology is on the rampage or anything, plenty of time and resources for important things like this :)

about two weeks ago
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

cascadingstylesheet Re:it all works out (335 comments)

29% of the workforce by weight is female.

But how many football fields?

about two weeks ago
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Linus On Diversity and Niceness In Open Source

cascadingstylesheet Re:genitals don't code, and Linus doesn't know my (361 comments)

Rachel has helped solve some tough problems at work. She's never used her boobs to do so, meaning they just aren't relevant.

How do you know?

I hear that Lefty does a mean switch statement.

about two weeks ago
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Micromax Remotely Installing Unwanted Apps and Showing Ads

cascadingstylesheet Wow ... (50 comments)

... the only thing worse would be apps you don't want preinstalled, and no ability to uninstall them at all!

about two weeks ago
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European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism

cascadingstylesheet There's nothing irrational ... (219 comments)

... about responding to violent threats.

It's irrational not to respond to violent threats.

about two weeks ago
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Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

cascadingstylesheet Only? (313 comments)

but that accounts for only about 57% of the cash taken.

Ah, so "only" most of it?

BTW, Holder can't just change a law by fiat, so ... WTF? Either it wasn't law in the first place (bad), or he just changed a law by fiat (bad).

about two weeks ago

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