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Ask Slashdot: Which Google Project Didn't Deserve To Die?

ewoods Re:Google Groups (383 comments)

What got me away from Yahoo was IG - Interactive Google. I have a few widgets on my google.com/ig page and I use it as my home page. They're ditching IG and I am going back to Yahoo.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Often Do You Push To Production?

ewoods Hourly (182 comments)

Hourly. As soon as a feature is ready.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Cell Phone Carrier In the US?

ewoods Re:Is there one? (375 comments)

I had unlimited thru Verizon for $20/mo. Maybe it's a regional price.

about 2 years ago
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Florida Accused of Concealing Worst Tuberculosis Outbreak In 20 Years

ewoods Re:Political correctness in action (409 comments)

How about fuck you, anonymous. Too many people equate liberal with liberty when, in fact, the opposite is quite the case - they're a mutually exclusive arrangement. The more that people see this, the better off this country will be. Not that Repubs are much better, but they are. Libertarian is the way. Don't like my opinions or what I post, use your mod points or stfu.

more than 2 years ago
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Florida Accused of Concealing Worst Tuberculosis Outbreak In 20 Years

ewoods Re:Political correctness in action (409 comments)

Good post. Dems are twisted fucks. Just look at YRO section. The vast majority of posts about added restrictions of our rights come from the Dems. Fuck 'em.

more than 2 years ago
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How the GOP (and the Tea Party) Helped Kill SOPA

ewoods Re:Liberal != Liberty. (857 comments)

Lie? Citations proving it's a lie are required. Thought so. Truth.

more than 2 years ago
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How the GOP (and the Tea Party) Helped Kill SOPA

ewoods Liberal != Liberty. (857 comments)

Liberal != Liberty.

Step through the YRO section here - the vast majority of stories about liberties being screwed with are happening at the hand of democrats. Sad state of affairs.

more than 2 years ago
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Users Want Matte LCDs While Glossy Screens Dominate

ewoods Re:Couple other things too (666 comments)

"sole exception of Apple, they are all matte"

No. You are wrong. Go look on their site. MacBook Pro models are glossy - got to pay $150.00 extra to get matte on a 15" and $50.00 on the 17".

more than 2 years ago
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9 Features We May See In Ubuntu 11.10

ewoods The beginning of the end. (281 comments)

What a bunch of disorganized crap Ubuntu is becoming. On one hand, they're moving away from Evolution toward Mozilla Thunderbird (which I support), but on the other hand, they're moving away from Mozilla Firefox toward Google Chrome. They still haven't figured out what it's going to look like and, from the people I talk to, Unity has driven many away. Uncomplicate things and use the standard GNOME shell, dummies. Stop worrying about NIH. Swapping GDM for LightDM and justifying it by saying it has a smaller memory footprint? Has anyone verified this? I mean, loading up a full html engine is lighter than using a toolkit that will need to be loaded anyway? Seems like more NIH and arrogance. Everyone I know uses LibreOffice, whether on Windows or Linux, but Cononical wants to dump it? Morons, I say. Ubuntu seems to have no vision anymore. They throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. The determining factors in sticking are convoluted and nonsensical. As fast as they gained in market share, they can lose. And with these sorts of craptastic, random changes, they aren't going to get much business support. Yay.

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T Leaks Emails Addresses of 114,000 iPad Users

ewoods Goatse? Really? (284 comments)

Ok, "goatse" in a story, followed by a link... Is anyone really going to click it without hesitation?

more than 4 years ago
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Man Put On "No-Fly List" While In Air To NYC

ewoods Re:No fly list is a dumb idea (300 comments)

It is a privilege, not a right. Try driving drink and killing a few people and see how long you continue to have that "right". A right is something that cannot or should not be taken away. A privilege can be taken away and must in some circumstances.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Put On "No-Fly List" While In Air To NYC

ewoods Re:No fly list is a dumb idea (300 comments)

I'm not angry, just surprised.

Where is this "right to unrestricted travel" defined? It's not. You're attempting to make passengers of all vehicles equal and that's just not the case. A passenger on a scooter cannot do the damage to others that a passenger in a plane or bus can do.

I can restrict your ability and means of travel. If you want to cross my property, I can say no. Or I can say do it on foot, but not in a motor vehicle. The government can do the same in the public interest. Would you allow any average joe to drive a rocket-propelled car around? Seriously- people have put JDAMs on vehicles - should they be able to drive them down your street? How about when your kids are playing in the front yard? Consider that and then argue this non-existent right to travel and the means by which it's accomplished.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Put On "No-Fly List" While In Air To NYC

ewoods Re:No fly list is a dumb idea (300 comments)

Is there any doubt in your mind that a passenger on an airplane can do more damage than a passenger in a car? Come on! News for nerds? Y'all should be insightful and intelligent, but his post gets ridiculous rant modded insightful and I am modded as a troll? Seriously?

more than 3 years ago
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Man Put On "No-Fly List" While In Air To NYC

ewoods Re:No fly list is a dumb idea (300 comments)

In response, you're goddamned right they can be denied a privilege. Do you think a repeat-offender drunk driver who has killed should have the privilege to drive again? Not a chance.

Now, if you want to argue that they were denied the privilege to fly without due process, well, there's no due process for preemptively denying that privilege. The guy's name showed on a watch list - there's usually a reason for it and for those who shouldn't be there, they have legal recourse to get removed.

Your arguments are red herrings laden with a smattering of pure bullshit. This guy has a right to walk anywhere he wants, travel freely, until someone with more power gets in his way. Sucks to be him.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Put On "No-Fly List" While In Air To NYC

ewoods Re:No fly list is a dumb idea (300 comments)

Let me amend my previous remark - if the guy can strap on a pair of wings and flap his arms fast enough, then he might have some semblance of a right to travel through the air. Or maybe if he is shot out of a big cannon in the direction from whence he came... Although any form of air travel is trumped by public safety concerns.

Still, no "right to travel by air". I just love how people take random things (e.g. healthcare, social security, etc.) and start calling them rights. They're only rights if a greater majority is willing to give up something for someone else to have them. Or a gov't mandates it, usually against the will of that majority. That's taking away civil liberties.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Put On "No-Fly List" While In Air To NYC

ewoods Re:No fly list is a dumb idea (300 comments)

"Not to mention the civil liberties abuses that result when someone is denied the right to travel (by air) with due process, no notification, and no effective means of appeal."

That remark alone shows your ignorance. There is no "right to travel (by air)". It is a privilege for those who meet certain conditions. Having the money comes first. After that, keeping out of trouble, public safety concerns, all that comes next. If they cannot meet those conditions and, perhaps, more, then they cannot get on a plane.

more than 3 years ago

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