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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

durin Re:This might alienate anti-ISI* Muslims. (225 comments)

I suppose you mean combatants who do not qualify for POW status, in which case you are wrong. GC art 3 states that they should be "treated humanely" and given sentences by a regularly constituted court.
Thus, you can't "do anything to them".

about two weeks ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

durin Re:Hollywood overlords (356 comments)

They never committed "international piracy" you dingbat. They created a search engine.

about a month and a half ago
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Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet's Surprisingly Tiny Nucleus

durin ½mile == 1km? (47 comments)

"about half a mile or one kilometer"? Could they make up their mind? Or are they actually suggesting that ½mile == 1km?

about 2 months ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

durin Re:How about protecting the public (302 comments)

Oh ffs. Why is this modded funny and not insightful?

about 3 months ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

durin Blatant slashvertisement (178 comments)

Is this what it's come to on Slashdot? Perhaps it's time to leave.

Anyone know any good alternatives?

about 3 months ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

durin How does that add up? (611 comments)

I pay >$500/yr today. For slow internet with ads.

Where do I sign up?

about 4 months ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

durin By all means (914 comments)

Let's fuck up already fucked-up persons more. Way to go civilized society.

Someone stop the world, I want to get off here.

about 9 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

durin Re:Duplicity. (983 comments)

I'm sure there must be something I'm missing in your reasoning.
How do you make sure that the files on the "other side" are not read by anyone? Sounds like you just transfer the files (presumably using rsync over ssh) and leave them plain on the remote server. With duplicity, the encryption and decryption is all handled on the client side.

about 9 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

durin Re:Duplicity. (983 comments)

Sounds nice. I'll have to try that.

about 9 months ago
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Another Possible Voynich Breakthrough

durin Re:Schizophrenia (160 comments)

Huh? The statement "Schizophrenia is not orthogonal to intelligence" does not say that schizophrenia == intelligence (while your own statement says that schizophrenia != intelligence), it says that just because someone is schizophrenic it does not mean that they're not intelligent.

about 10 months ago
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Assange's Lawyers: Follow Swedish Law, Interrogate Him In the UK

durin Re:If this argument had any legal standing (377 comments)

Why would they do that when it hasn't even come to the courts yet? This is about the prosecutor wanting to conduct an interview in Sweden, and refusing to go outside Sweden to do the interview.

about 10 months ago
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Assange's Lawyers: Follow Swedish Law, Interrogate Him In the UK

durin Re:Internal politics? (377 comments)

"Assange is avoiding ARREST"

Well, technically, he's avoiding a hearing on Swedish soil, which really isn't a criminal offense.

about 10 months ago
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Mozilla To Show Sponsored Links To First-Time Firefox Users

durin Re:Who cares? (182 comments)

I care.

Who's paying for the bandwidth the ads use up? Probably not Mozilla.
What if your connection has a bandwidth cap or you pay per MB for traffic?

about 10 months ago
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The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US

durin Re:They don't know if it wasn't there (274 comments)

You're absolutely right. I didn't really consider that they'd never actually seen it before.

Although one would think that people would think twice when picking and eating mushrooms they have never seen before...

Oh well, people have done things way more stupid than that before.

about 10 months ago
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Mozilla To Show Sponsored Links To First-Time Firefox Users

durin Re:RIP (182 comments)

Those ads have to come from somewhere not local to the workstation FF is running on. That means that they eat bandwidth. What if you have a bandwith cap? What if you have to pay for each MB of traffic?

If they do this, its bye-bye FF for me :(

about 10 months ago
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A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands

durin Re:Typo? (96 comments)

I really think it "glitch".

about 10 months ago
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The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US

durin People don't know this? (274 comments)

The Death Cap is something I learned as a child not to touch, and I teach my kids that too. It's pretty common where I live to learn which things in nature are edible and what to watch out for. I had the impression most people around the world had that kind of education "built in". Is that not the case in the US these days?

about 10 months ago

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