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A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

finkployd Re:What a nonsense post... (1030 comments)

I'm all for nuclear, I guess the part I don't get is why solar has no part. Maybe not from an industrial power grid scenario but I know two people who are supplying most (in one case all) of their home's power via solar. Are they doing something wrong? Is this hurting the chance for nuclear somehow?

about 10 months ago
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A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

finkployd Re:What a nonsense post... (1030 comments)

Errrr, "youtube instead of slashot" rather.

about 10 months ago
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A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

finkployd Re:What a nonsense post... (1030 comments)

> But because of people like yourself--who are too lazy to figure this out for yourself

Ok, did I miss a declaration of a douchbag contest? Did I accidentally click on youtube instead of facebook? Get over yourself and participate in the conversation like an adult, all I did was ask some questions I'm not out on the street marching against your views.

Interesting information, a bit overshadowed by unnecessary dickishness.

about 10 months ago
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A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

finkployd Re:What a nonsense post... (1030 comments)

German might disagree, they are at 5% now and projecting to be at 25% by 2050.

Solar will never have a chance to become 20% of our power generation unless people try, you have kind of a chicken and egg problem there.

about 10 months ago
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Tor Now Comes In a Box

finkployd Additional comment (150 comments)

We now turn to Admiral Ackbar who I believe has a comment on this development....

about 10 months ago
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A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

finkployd Re:What a nonsense post... (1030 comments)

> Solar accounts for 0.17% of our electric production in this country, tripling it won't make any difference.

Is this counting only energy company production or people/companies reducing their consumption from the grid by augmenting it with solar? If so, how?

> The sooner environmentalists get off the solar kick and focus on reality, the sooner we can replace fossil fuels with something else. (Which in this case is nuclear, since it is the only option left)

There can be only one?

about 10 months ago
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SourceForge Appeals To Readers For Help Nixing Bad Ad Actors

finkployd Missing the point (198 comments)

I don't want useless add on application/browser extension/etc being installed when I chose to download something. No matter how much vetting and transparency, this is simply wrong.

about 10 months ago
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Oracle Attacks Open Source; Says Community-Developed Code Is Inferior

finkployd Re:Check their work (394 comments)

Of course, but I'm talking more about overall project structuring, not line by line minutia.

about a year ago
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Oracle Attacks Open Source; Says Community-Developed Code Is Inferior

finkployd Check their work (394 comments)

Go decompile some oracle fusion middleware java code sometime. I assure you that what you find will not inspire confidence.

about a year ago
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Why You Shouldn't Trust Internet Comments

finkployd Tell me about it (180 comments)

I've been here for over a decade and I STILL have yet to see Natalie Portman naked and petrified, despite all the hype.

Also, I miss OOG The Caveman.

about a year ago
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Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'

finkployd Re:Smart guns... (814 comments)

I agree with that. Once the police don't feel the need to carry guns I'll feel safe not having one.

about a year ago
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Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'

finkployd Re:Smart guns... (814 comments)

Your link is to a reddit run by gun nuts that links to various right-wing news agencies. How did it get modded "insightful"?

Well, let's take a look at these right-wing news agencies from the current front page of dgu.

myfox8.com, 9news.com, wbir.com, abc57.com, wsbt.com, abclocal.go.com, live5news.com, salisburypost.com, newyork.cbslocal.com, wsoctv.com.

Those look an awful lot like a bunch of links to local news station stories to me. The point of that subreddit is to bring those local news stories in one place because defensive gun use never makes national media.

But there was ONE link to freep.com, is that the only one you looked at then decided you had done enough research?

about a year ago
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Samsung Claims iPad Mini, iPad 4, New iPod Touch Also Infringe Patents

finkployd Re:And the winner is RIM (124 comments)

I think it is less "cool factor" and more "RIM devices are at best 5 years behind the tech curve in almost every way imaginable". Seriously, if you want security above usability and productivity, you need a mainframe with dumb terminals and motorola flip phones.

about 2 years ago
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GOP Brief Attacks Current Copyright Law

finkployd Re:If it's a GOP brief (296 comments)

> Your mistake is in believing I benefit from government services. I don't.

This is delusion on a level I was not even aware existed.

about 2 years ago
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Dice Buys Geeknet's Media Business, Including Slashdot, In $20M Deal

finkployd Who cares (466 comments)

This site jumped the shark when it was renamed Slashdot from Dips and Chips :P

about 2 years ago
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Y Combinator Wants To Kill Hollywood

finkployd Re:Godspeed to them (424 comments)

Intellectual Property is a legally meaningless term which encompasses copyrights, patents, trademark law, and trade secret law. If you object to the words themselves being used as a term to group these items together, you are free to try to introduce a new phrase into common usage, but until then I don't know of another phrase which has the same meaning and I don't really feel like typing out "copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret law" every time I want to refer to them as a group.

more than 2 years ago
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Y Combinator Wants To Kill Hollywood

finkployd Re:Copyright law has become delegitimized by abuse (424 comments)

> Millenarian exhortations of the revolution to come are millenarian. But yes, I'm sure the people will rise up and violently defend the rights of a Hong Kong server farm operator to sell you other people's movies, as long as they lies they're told are sufficient to the purpose.

Who said anything about violent? You seem to be doing some weird projection or something here. I'm talking about reversing the trend of adjusting laws constantly to benefit media conglomerates. It serves no purpose for society and and it is getting insane. 17+17 years for copyright is fine, this "forever" crap is partially what is leading to the universal lack of respect for copyrights.

more than 2 years ago
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Y Combinator Wants To Kill Hollywood

finkployd Re:Copyright law has become delegitimized by abuse (424 comments)

Intent is what needs to be proven, and all we have so far are accusations (most of which involve how much money was made rather than how and with what intent). I'm reserving judgement on this until facts come out but it certainly sounds ANY network community involving user contributed content would fall under the same axe.

I'm not convinced the way we are handling copyright these days is beneficial to society at all, I suspect a backlash is coming.

more than 2 years ago
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Y Combinator Wants To Kill Hollywood

finkployd Re:Copyright law has become delegitimized by abuse (424 comments)

How was their adherence to DMCA a sham? They adhered to it.

> you can only claim safe harbor from DMCA if and only if you do not profit from the sharing. The fact that they were able to profit from infringing content, despite abiding by the letter of the DMCA, indicates the fundamental weakness of the DMCA enforcement provisions.

Please tell me how this is in any way different from youtube?

> They made money, shitloads of money, literally a small studio's annual profit worth of money, off of other people's stuff, period.

Please tell me how this is in any way different from youtube?

more than 2 years ago
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Megaupload Shutdown: Should RapidShare and Dropbox Worry?

finkployd Re:It depends (428 comments)

Now you are getting it. The media conglomerates have long been going after the ability to take down websites regardless of copyright content (they took down megaupload's youtube video despite not having any copyright claim on it, they have that agreement with google and want it elsewhere).

more than 2 years ago

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