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Was America's Top Rocketeer a Communist Spy? The FBI Thought So

deadweight Re:Lessons for today's world (161 comments)

Yes - that is it. Great book. I loved how the Italian Communist Party almost took over in Italy with KGB help, but then pissed them off royal by deciding Italy would stay in NATO after they won LOL.

11 hours ago
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Was America's Top Rocketeer a Communist Spy? The FBI Thought So

deadweight Re:Lessons for today's world (161 comments)

The Edward Snowden of the KGB revealed *there really were communists* infiltrating all over the place. I have a book he wrote - something like the Verona Files or ????

12 hours ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

deadweight Nintendo craps on their customers (180 comments)

The WII-U has a well known issue where the consoles get harder and harder to turn on and then die. We had this happen. When sent back to Nintendo they said "no warranty - you modded the console". Well sure the kids downloaded some mod to make their own maps in a game or something, but that does not cause power issues. Well we'll suck it up and PAY for the repair, right? Nintendo says NO - they wil NOT repair it for any amount of money. To add to the insult, if they repair it or you buy another one, either way paid-for downloadable content is GONE. They are reaping what they have sewn.

12 hours ago
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

deadweight Re:Such a Waste (156 comments)

I loved the LoTR movies. I could *not* watch the Hobbit movies. WTF happened to them? I also noticed that dwarves were no longer dwarves, but "normal height" humans shot at weird camera angles. I know there are no such thing as dragons or orcs, but dwarves are freaking real and you can hire some FFS!!!

2 days ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

deadweight Re: The problem is... (190 comments)

The cowpox trick or any of the vaccines?

about a week ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

deadweight Re:The problem is... (190 comments)

Smallpox vaccine is over *200 year old* tech at this point. I think with over 2 centuries of data, we know it works and it is NOT made out of smallpox anyway. Want to DIY it? Go find a cow with cowpox and rub it until you get cowpox. You are now immune to smallpox!

about two weeks ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

deadweight Re:This is just a repeat (282 comments)

Some people do not need to work, but the majority of people in the USA kind of count on having a job to pay for their housing. Is this not the case in most of the 1st world?

about two weeks ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

deadweight Re:This is just a repeat (282 comments)

Because all other countries have free food and housing????

about two weeks ago
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New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

deadweight Re:The Station Wagon Was Killed by CAFE Standards (205 comments)

A friend of mine got an Odyssey once. We were all wanting to drive it when we thought he meant the Hondy off road ATV Odyssey thing. Once we found out it was a van we threatened to take his man card away forever. They DO have a stigma even though the thing was GREAT for hauling people and stuff and we all used it between insults LOL. OTOH I had a BMW station wagon that was just as fun to drive - if not more so - than the sedan version, good decent MPG, hauled ass, AND could haul a bunch'o crap. I loved that car :)

about two weeks ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

deadweight Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (435 comments)

The DAY before? I have been driving through a construction zone on the way to work that has up a YEAR and can go months between seeing any work done!

about two weeks ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

deadweight Re:Gots to find more ways to avoid taxes (533 comments)

I take it you are unfamiliar with the history of coal miner unions? Corporations have used PLENTY of violence. You may want to look up The Battle of Blair Mountain. It got so out of hand the frigging ARMY had to go settle it down. Sample of what went on: Mining families lived under the terror of Baldwin-Felts detective agents who were professional strikebreakers under the hire of coal operators. During that dispute, agents drove a heavily armored train through a tent colony at night, opening fire on women, men, and children with a machine gun.[9] They would repeat this type of tactic during the Ludlow Massacre in Colorado the next year, with even more disastrous results.[10]

about two weeks ago
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Study: Rats Regret Making the Wrong Decision

deadweight Re:Not surprising (94 comments)

My dogs like their food, but they won't touch it until after dinner. They spend all day mooching for human food and only eat the dog food when they know they have got all the human food they are going to get for the day.

about 2 months ago
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Whistleblowers Enter the Post-Snowden Era

deadweight Re:Not at all (129 comments)

Read Band of Brothers. One of the "BoB" shot a man for disobeying an order and was not punished.

about 2 months ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

deadweight Re:Who gives a shit? (593 comments)

Sorry - gotta call BS. All the places I have worked had a bunch of male engineers bugging HR about why can't we ever hire any girls around here, this place is turning into Sausage-Fest Central.

about 2 months ago
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The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

deadweight Re:But who cares? (339 comments)

One SciFi writer had AIs eventually learning to make themselves have a non-stop euphoria feedback system and they would just melt down in a puddle of happy goo. They had a finite - and short - lifespan between smart enough to work and electronic OD.

about 2 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

deadweight Re:What the f*$# is wrong with us? (1198 comments)

WHAT problem is very real? In my experience a bunch of nerds might be rude to women, but about the last people to be a physical threat to them. A lot of the "brogrammer" fake macho bullshit is very much a defensive reaction to being treated as invisible or an obstacle when they actually encounter real live females. They got no game, so they talk trash.....

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

deadweight Re:Correlation vs correlation (433 comments)

What you CAN do is make it MUCH harder to do day-to-day operations. If you know a phone call or email will result in a drone strike, you send letters by courier. You now have almost perfect security and also are running at 19th century speeds. Also note the really smart people are NEVER the ones blowing themselves up. If getting killed is the price for being Al Queda #2, then the best canditates will be looking to work at other firms.

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

deadweight Re:If you have the opportunity (433 comments)

Holy Shit! So THAT is where it came from. This manual seems to be in constant use every place that I have ever worked. Thanks for nothing OSS.

about 2 months ago

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Should I roll out Softgrid or something else

deadweight deadweight writes  |  more than 6 years ago

deadweight (681827) writes "I am tasked right now with rolling out Softgrid to a large enterprise. 4.5 is still in Beta, so I have a little time to plan for once :) That said, is Softgrid my best solution? Does anyone else have suggestions for a competing product? Integration with SMS is a plus in our Windows shop."

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