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Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund

davmoo What uncertainty (410 comments)

From the summary: "The prospects for the climate fund are uncertain in a Republican-controlled House".

There's no uncertainty about it. Anyone with five or more brain cells to rub together can tell you that this will never pass in the House. In fact, I doubt it will even get out of committee to be debated on the floor, much less come up for a House vote.

about 2 months ago
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'The Color Run' Violates Agreement With College Photographer, Then Sues Him

davmoo Re:Wow.... (218 comments)

But...if he did not register the copyrighted photos, he can only go for actual damages. He cannot get anything "punitive".

about 2 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

davmoo Re:Who else though it was. (104 comments)

You might be making a joke. But I'll step up and admit that when I first saw "gTar", that's exactly what I thought it would be.

about 3 months ago
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CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video)

davmoo First...how? (104 comments)

Other than maybe the part where it connects to a smartphone instead of a computer, this is certainly not the first, and not even new. Fretlight ( http://fretlight.com/ ) has been doing it for years. The only place this is anything new is in gTar's imagination.

about 2 months ago
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Antigua Looks Closer To Legal "Piracy" of US-Copyrighted Works

davmoo Re:Time to shut down the WTO (327 comments)

Right now the members of Congress could not agree that the earth is round, the sky is blue, and the sun is the center of the solar system.

about 6 months ago
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Google Wants To Help You Tiptoe Around the NSA & the Great Firewall of China

davmoo The 12th of Never (140 comments)

"when will the public finally demand that communications which pass encrypted through a third party still retain an reasonable expectation of privacy (rendering them pen register order-resistant)?"

As soon as NSA spying prevents them from watching "Dancing With the Stars" and "Honey Boo Boo".

about 6 months ago
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Yahoo CEO Says It Would Be Treason To Decline To Cooperate With the NSA

davmoo Its fun to read comments on this kind of topics (524 comments)

I hear a lot of tough talk in here. And in theory, I agree with a some of it. But in reality, I have to wonder how many of you would continue that tough talk if it were YOU being questioned or served with a secret warrant by the NSA or any other federal three-letter organization. I'd be willing to bet money that 90 percent of you would wilt like a daisy dropped in Death Valley.

about 7 months ago
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According To YouGov Poll, Snowden Support Declining Among Americans

davmoo Re:My opinion shifted also (658 comments)

And I think what you mean is you were unaware that the United States was practicing espionage against other countries even before it was the "United States" during the Revolutionary War. There has never been a time that this country hasn't been spying on others. And the same goes for European countries.

And I would make the same statements regarding spying on its own citizens.

about 9 months ago
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According To YouGov Poll, Snowden Support Declining Among Americans

davmoo Welcome to the real world (658 comments)

Joe Average American simply does not give a shit. This was obvious to anyone who was watching during the Bush regime. Americans are more interested in who's on Dancing With The Stars.

about 9 months ago
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Revelations On the French Big Brother

davmoo Show me show you (98 comments)

You show me someone who says their country does not spy on its citizens, and I'll show you a fool. And you show me someone who says their country does not spy on other countries, and I'll show you another fool.

Governments have been spying on their own citizens since the day "governments" were born. And that first government started spying on other governments the day the second one was born nearby.

Does this make it right? No, of course not. Two wrongs, as they say, do not make a right (but three rights make a left). But I'm getting a bit tired of all this "My country is better than yours because it doesn't spy" bullshit. Grow up. Your country spies just like mine does.

about 10 months ago
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Snowden: NSA Spying On EU Diplomats and Administrators

davmoo Why is anyone surprised? (417 comments)

This shouldn't be at all surprising to anyone. Countries have been spying on each other and their own citizens since the dawn of civilization. And anyone here who thinks only the US does this and their country doesn't spy on its citizens is living in a dream world.

about 10 months ago
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Nook Failure, Lack of Foot Traffic Could Spell Doom For Barnes & Noble

davmoo It isn't just the Nook (330 comments)

The main reason I quit shopping at B&N? Because their in-store stock SUCKS. The whole reason I shop at B&N is because *I want it now*. In many instances I've even been willing to pay a slightly higher store price for that. Almost without fail, even popular books and DVDs/Blu-Rays are not in stock in any store in the Indianapolis area. Its just as bad at the Bloomington store, which you think would be a bit better stocked because its a college town. And considering that the closest B&N to me is about 50 miles one way, I don't go there just to browse.

I prefer to support brick-and-mortar stores when I can. But I can't do that if they don't have a decent amount of stock.

And for something that can be blamed on the Nook, have you ever noticed that their online coupons and such do not apply to Nook Books?

I just bought two Nook HD+ devices during their blowout sale. And the first thing I will do to both of them is turn them in to unadulterated Android tablets.

about 10 months ago
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Texas Physicists Create Tabletop Particle Accelerator

davmoo So... (89 comments)

Where do I sign up for the kit? Will it be a Kickstarter project? :)

about 10 months ago
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TiVo Series 5 Coming This Fall

davmoo Re:this just in (178 comments)

This just in: MythTV can still be a pain in the ass to work with.

I've tried it multiple times, I've gone back to my TiVo Premiere every time. I work on computers and build servers for a living. I'm used to banging on computers to get them to work. But that doesn't mean I want to do it just to watch some TV when I get home. I don't give a crap about games, because I'm not a gamer. I don't give a crap about networking to other TVs, because I live alone and only own one. I don't give a rat's ass about OTA because I live in the country.

I bought the TiVo, drove over to my cable office and got a M-card, brought it home, took the TiVo out of the box, plugged in the M-card, hooked up the cable, powered it up, went through the initial setup, and its worked flawlessly since Day 1.

about 10 months ago
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PayPal Reviewing Qualifying Age For Vulnerability Rewards

davmoo Re:Award scholarships for under-aged people (95 comments)

Mozilla is not a publicly traded corporation and all profits are plowed back in to Mozilla.

PayPal's parent eBay, on the other hand, is a publicly traded corporation who's goal is to make a profit for stock holders. Thus laws for it are very different.

Comparing a Mozilla bug payment to a PayPal bug payment is a very apples to oranges comparison.

And you need to learn how to debate an issue without attacking others by calling them "dumbass".

about a year ago
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PETA Wants To Sue Anonymous HuffPo Commenters

davmoo Re:hypocrisy (590 comments)

I hear they taste like chicken.

about a year ago
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PETA Wants To Sue Anonymous HuffPo Commenters

davmoo Re:And with this move... (590 comments)

According to Alexa, Huffington Post is ranked 21st in the US for visitors and page views. And the Washington Post, where the story of PETA's lawsuit adventures originated, is ranked 86th. I think there's a bit more Streisand Effect with this than you think.

about a year ago
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PETA Wants To Sue Anonymous HuffPo Commenters

davmoo Re:hypocrisy (590 comments)

If God didn't want us to eat animals, He shouldn't have made them out of meat.

If PETA leadership would spend as much time learning basic animal science as they spend on stupidity and lawsuits, Maybe they wouldn't be such a bad organization.

about a year ago
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John McAfee's Belize Home Burns To Ground

davmoo Yeah, its not a coincidence (131 comments)

I'd be willing to bet that McAfee had it burnt down himself to add to his story and keep his name in the press.

about a year ago
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Of 1000 Americans Polled, Most Would Ban Home Printing of Guns

davmoo Re:Machine shop, anyone? (578 comments)

You're guessing wrong. Provided you are legally able to own a firearm, federal law does not prohibit you from making your own gun. You do, however, require a permit to sell it.

about a year ago

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