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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

drsmack1 Re:let me correct that for you. (617 comments)

>> The argument could also be made that it was the United States leading the persecution of Germany after WWI,

Excuse me? You have a source on that one?

about a week ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

drsmack1 Re:let me correct that for you. (617 comments)

>> There may be problems with socialism, but it's a better alternative than laissez faire capitalism.

Source? Because I don't see it based on the last 100 years. Can you point out positives that aren't just taking shots at whatever it is you don't like about the USA? Because I've noticed that most "socialists" are merely socially retarded individuals who have no concept of how normal people think and live their lives.

So, they decide FOR THEM how they should think and live their lives; then they urge them to do it. When that doesn't work they try to destroy the alternatives. When that doesn't work then they penalize the behavior they don't like. When that doesn't work, they coerce using the full weight of the government.

ALL liberal/socialist/communistic movements follow this same pattern.

about a week ago
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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

drsmack1 Re:But it wasn't for "national security" (353 comments)

>> who has lawfully arrested the person

So, who is it that doesn't think that you should be required to identify yourself once YOU'VE ALREADY BEEN ARRESTED FOR SOMETHING?

You guys make it sound like cops are just wandering the city asking people for their "papers" in a german accent.

And if you REALLY don't think that AFTER you've been ARRESTED for committing a crime that the police have no right in the interest of keeping the public safe to know that you have open felony warrants in ten states; well then - you are an extremist.

about three weeks ago
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Let's Call It 'Climate Disruption,' White House Science Adviser Suggests (Again)

drsmack1 Re:Eh? (568 comments)

So this is an evolving science? How can a evolving science still have consensus?

Do you see anything wrong with scientists making extraordinary claims of near-future disaster and strongly demanding DRASTIC and expensive changes in every facet of human existence based on immature science?

Or is this literally the only scientific theory in the history of man that is not required to have followed the scientific method?

Because when you are following the scientific method, there is no need for blacklisting and otherwise attempting to destroy the reputations of those who do not fully agree. Of course this sort of thing is completely commonplace when you are dealing with pseudosciences.

Only when the MMGW crowd actually starts acting like they have nothing to hide will they get any respect from those whose scientific beliefs are not filtered through a political lense.

Until then, it will remain what it is: Just another scare tactic to advance leftist causes.

about 3 months ago
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Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

drsmack1 Re:Obama leads from behind (312 comments)

Autistic spectrum people are incredibly easy to fool.

about 4 months ago
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IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages

drsmack1 Re:When do we reach ... (703 comments)

That does not change the fact that politics is the #1 factor for all of the nobels. Someone could discover the cure for cancer, but if they are a known opponent of man made global whateveritscalledthisweek, there is NO chance they could win. And yes, IN THE PAST there are a few winners with some warts, BUT THAT WAS IN THE PAST. Sorry for the all caps, but I'm am good at anticipating the argument style of autistic spectrum people.

about 4 months ago
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IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages

drsmack1 Re:When do we reach ... (703 comments)

You act like every scientist is capable of winning the nobel. Even in science, there are those who fill the fry cook and janitor jobs. Besides, the nobel seems to have turned into a political award. Before you retort, please explain the substantive contributions to the world that won President-elect Obama his nobel peace prize.

about 4 months ago
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IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages

drsmack1 Re:None of those links make your case (703 comments)

Maybe linking to a page with an incredibly hard political viewpoint is a bad idea?

about 4 months ago
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IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages

drsmack1 Re:Recency bias and global warming pause (703 comments)

You can always tell who bases their opinion on science: they use science to back up their opinions.

Faux science folks like to use name calling and character assassination.

Nowadays scientific method consists of making sure that your "research" ends up hitting a prearranged target. Only this will keep the funding coming.

about 4 months ago
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IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages

drsmack1 Re: Probably just more FAKED data.... (703 comments)

That's what you get when you make a science issue a political issue. Liberals, I'm looking at you.

Propaganda only works if you control access to opposing ideas. Thus since the left has *everything* invested in forcing global cooling/warming/change down everyone's throats, the only place you can get access to contrary ideas is on conservative sites.

If you compare the way *men of science* handle climate science with literally any other scientific idea, you'll see a massive difference in the conversation.

There is no conversation - because this is not about science. It's about damaging democracy and capitalism.

That's what you get when you politicize science. You get this.

about 4 months ago
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IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages

drsmack1 Re:When do we reach ... (703 comments)

You're not allowed to mention that here. Everyone knows that the scientific method is critical to the proper development of our world. So for you to bring up an idea that may confuse the masses is heretical. You might shake the faith of those weak-minded individuals who don't have kool-aid spewing from every orifice.

Remember that in science, extraordinary claims (like man made global cool .. I mean man made global warm . . I mean man made global climate change) require ordinary proof that cannot be challenged.

Also, you are safe espousing *any* idea as long as you say it is an consensus amongst scientists who only receive funding if their theories match the consensus. That is how science works.

Nowadays a scientist who shouts "eureka" has just discovered that their results closely match the demanded result. Thus the money train continues.

about 4 months ago
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French, Chinese Satellite Images May Show Malaysian Jet Debris

drsmack1 Re: kilometers? (103 comments)

If you thought people would agree with you, why didn't you post under your own account to reap the sweet, sweet karma?

about 4 months ago
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It Was the Worst Industrial Disaster In US History, and We Learned Nothing

drsmack1 Re:Not even close to the worst. (290 comments)

Is this a bot? And by bot, I mean a complete idiot spewing kool-aid with no more self-awareness than an inanimate object.

about 4 months ago
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It Was the Worst Industrial Disaster In US History, and We Learned Nothing

drsmack1 There real reason ... (290 comments)

Is that the media decided not to cover it because it was not on either coast and they didn't have a clear way to blame it on the Bush administration.

about 4 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

drsmack1 Re:Just be honest - it's not for *US* (2219 comments)

The pointy headed suits at dice want to make *more* money from slashdot. These changes are designed to give them better analytics to sell to others. They could give a fuck about our community. It won't even be a big deal to them if this destroys slashdot - they have other toys to play with.

about 6 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

drsmack1 Just be honest - it's not for *US* (2219 comments)

It seems to me that the one unifying opinion of those critical of the changes is that *no changes are necessary*. So, clearly this is NOT something that is meant to benefit the users - it's more likely part of some monetization plan.

Just admit it and move on - stop blowing smoke up our asses like our opinion actually matters. Maybe it did once, but that hasn't been the case for quite a while now.

about 6 months ago
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Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

drsmack1 Re:What about the Little Ice Age? (552 comments)

I'm pretty sure that the consensus opinion of scientists is that they cannot and never will be wrong. So by definition, you are a religious zealot (or whatever label would be most damaging to your reputation).

It's science!

about 7 months ago
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Sen. Chuck Schumer Seeks To Extend Ban On 'Undetectable' 3D-Printed Guns

drsmack1 Re:Liberty is the only thing in danger here. (550 comments)

Why do you waste your time? This country is going right down the tubes, and arguing with these mind-numbed robots is not going to accomplish anything. There can be no agreement between two parties with mutually exclusive goals.

Your goal seems to be wanting to be left alone - and their goal requires you to tow the line and dance to their tune. No agreement is possible.

about 8 months ago

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Google Pulls Access to Unsupported but Popular Weather API

drsmack1 drsmack1 writes  |  about 2 years ago

drsmack1 writes "The curious popularity of the Google Weather API appears to be coming to a close. The search giant never officially supported the feature, but developers have used the unofficial feed available from the iGoogle homepage. With iGoogle now set for deprecation in November, developers are reporting that the once simple weather API is no longer returning data."
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Selling a small IT company - what to do?

drsmack1 drsmack1 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

drsmack1 (698392) writes "I have a eight year old IT company, a one man shop, and I am looking to sell it and return to the corporate IT world. I'm torn between trying to do both jobs, selling my business to a competitor, or hiring someone to run it.

I run the company from home, and as such there are no assets involved. Just my lengthy customer list. I would be motivated to provide a pathway into these residential and small business, as I don't wish for there to be a major drop-off in the level of service.

If I sell, should I ask for a lump sum? Or maybe a percentage of income derived from these customers?

What say you slashdot?"
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Best software for monitoring internet connection?

drsmack1 drsmack1 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

drsmack1 (698392) writes "I have a problem with my ISP where for periods of time my ping time will go consistently high for minutes or even hours. I generally have a 18 ms ping time to most nearby servers (both on the same ISP and otherwise). When the problem is occurring it goes to a consistent 180-220 ms ping. I have of course verified that this is not a problem on my LAN. Obviously this plays havoc with latency-sensitive applications.

Basically what I need is a piece of software that will test my ping to various servers that I define and compile that information into a graph with time stamping. The ability to alert me via a audible alarm or e-mail if the ping averages over a set amount for over a minute or so would be a big plus.

Is there something out there that will do this for me? Free is better than non-free, and the platform can be Linux, XP, or Vista."
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Global cooling since 1998, plateaued since 2002

drsmack1 drsmack1 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

drsmack1 (698392) writes "While open discussion of Climate change in the United States has degenerated in name calling and repeated dire warnings; other countries like Austrailia are able to have frank and open discussions on the actual state of the Planet.

"Well-meaning intellectual movements, from communism to post-structuralism, have a poor history of absorbing inconvenient fact or challenges to fundamental precepts. We should not ignore or suppress good indicators on the environment, though they have become extremely rare now. It is tempting to the layman to embrace with enthusiasm the latest bleak scenario because it fits the darkness of our soul, the prevailing cultural pessimism."

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