×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

foofish Re:The new Hitlers (564 comments)

Apart from it being a Religious term (in the Bible, it mentions that marriage is between a husband and wife, being man and woman). That's part of the base scripture. Apparently the word of God.

In case you weren't aware, there have also been marriages outside of the influence of the Judeo-Christian tradition. While people in the Middle East were writing the Bible, there was still stuff going on in the entire rest of the world.

about two weeks ago
top

Programmer Privilege

foofish Re:More garbage (353 comments)

This is so true. It's easy for people to see their own hard work as justification for their position because they never see the hard work that others who never got a chance put in.

about 3 months ago
top

Extinct Species of Early Human Survived On Grass Bulbs, Not Meat

foofish Re:Tiger nuts? Not meat? (318 comments)

HFCS in your eyes and on your fingers is such a waste though. It was designed to be used in your digestive tract.

about 3 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Misdirected Email?

foofish Re: Get a real mail account (388 comments)

They don't. If you register a username, you also get all dotted variations of that user name.

about 3 months ago
top

What Is Your Favorite Polearm?

foofish Re:None of the Above (469 comments)

It's the obvious choice in the zombie apocalypse.

about a year ago
top

Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy

foofish Re:I'm not even a fan, but (1174 comments)

Wishing I had some mod points...

about a year ago
top

Controversy Over Violet Blue's Harm Reduction Talk

foofish Re:What? (562 comments)

Well, they used the line "vulnerabilities and exploits" in Violet Blue's abstract to suggest that the talk would be about how to exploit vulnerable people (Seriously? For a phrase that is THAT common in security circles?).

Even if that had been the topic of her talk, we all know that the best way to defend against an exploit is to just keep it a secret and hope that no one else knows about it.

about a year ago
top

Controversy Over Violet Blue's Harm Reduction Talk

foofish Re:What? (562 comments)

Except - this story in no way suggests anything that remotely resembles "sane conference policies".

This zany bitch threatened that she would be "triggered" by the lady if she spoke. "Triggered". That is an aggressive word, not a defensive word. She threatened to go postal, if she didn't get her way. She committed an assault on the freedom of speech.

Fixed. The talk was actually being given by a woman, and according to her blog, the only mention of rape was a section on avoiding date rape drugs. So really, by blocking this talk, they kept rape prevention information out of the hands of potential victims.

about a year ago
top

Lew Rockwell: Ron Paul Not Using the State or UN to Control RonPaul.Com

foofish Re:Not enough Libertopian novels for you! (232 comments)

If you read the SF novels detailing life in Libertopia, you'll find that...

And if you read the science fiction novels depicting life on the planet Arrakis, you'll find that people can rapidly travel through space and see the future by doing drugs. There are also enormous worms that live in the desert and produce said drugs. Some people have also developed an economy based on water. There is a quasi religious order who has an intricate breeding program and can control all of their bodily functions. Sci fi is so crazy, right?

(PS, I am unfamiliar with "Libertopia", but it sounds like something Stephen Colbert would make up.)

about a year ago
top

DHS Can Seize Your Electronics Within 100 Mi.of US Border, Says DHS

foofish Re:San Diego (597 comments)

As a resident of Tucson, this is alarming. If I lived farther north I'd be used to it, as Sheriff Arpaio has already made Phoenix a Fourth Amendment Free Zone.

about a year ago
top

Anti-GMO Activist Recants

foofish Re:This is a rare breed of human. (758 comments)

So buy stuff that does tell you. Problem solved.

The FDA is making it increasingly hard for companies to label product as NOT having GMOs as well (Source).

about a year ago
top

Anti-GMO Activist Recants

foofish Re:This is a rare breed of human. (758 comments)

Newsflash: Millions of people are going to starve to death with or without GMO crops. It's not like Monsanto or ADM is just going to magnanimously ship all this extra food to Africa out of the goodness of their hearts. Producing more food does absolutely nothing to ensure that the surplus actually gets to the people who need it. One study claims that 40% of food in the US goes to waste (Link). A good chunk of this hypothetical extra GM food will probably just add to that.

about a year ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?

foofish Re:why (447 comments)

I'm going to operate on the assumption that furries can also be into cold blooded animals. If I'm wrong, please, let me live in ignorance.

That said: the "turkey" is actually a person in a feather costume, and the preparation involves the cutting of strategic holes and generous application of lubricant.

about a year ago
top

Google Wallet May End Up Inside Your Actual Wallet

foofish Re:Here's a radical idea: (190 comments)

Gold? Enjoy your totalitarian future! Real Luddites barter.

about a year and a half ago
top

Google Wallet May End Up Inside Your Actual Wallet

foofish Re:Cash is expensive to handle (190 comments)

Cash takes extra record keeping. Cash takes somebody counting the drawer. Cash requires somebody to drive the deposit to the bank (or an armored car staff to pick it up). These may not be charges per transaction, but they're still things you'll have to pay someone to do when handling cash.

about a year and a half ago
top

Google Wallet May End Up Inside Your Actual Wallet

foofish Re:Around your ass... (190 comments)

Have you ever had refuse-smoked pigeon? Cook it low and slow, so the beer-soaked newspaper smoke can really get into the meat... nothing like it.

about a year and a half ago
top

Google Wallet May End Up Inside Your Actual Wallet

foofish Re:Around your ass... (190 comments)

I don't think that there is a clause with Google Wallets (or with any credit/debit/whatever card) that you have to use that form of payment for ALL of your purchases. If he has a transaction he doesn't want recorded, he is perfectly free and able to pay for that transaction with cash.

I like the record keeping functions of my debit card, but there are some things that I still pay for in cash. You don't have to make one or the other a way of life.

about a year and a half ago
top

Seattle's Creepy Cameraman Pushes Public Surveillance Buttons

foofish Re:Need to take great caution with this (387 comments)

There is an extra annoyance factor of having something (or this guy) IN YOUR FACE though. Would you say that a fly buzzing around across the street is just as annoying as a fly buzzing around your face?

about a year and a half ago
top

Journalist Arrested In Greece For Publishing List of Possible Tax-Evaders

foofish Re:Tax records (344 comments)

To me the very concept of collectivism is as repulsive as for example the idea of murdering 100,000,000 newborn by drowning them all in a tub filled with H2SO4. Do you know what I mean? And that is much fewer deaths and suffering than collectivism actually caused.

It's like one of Ayn Rand's crazy fictional characters came to life!

about a year and a half ago
top

Journalist Arrested In Greece For Publishing List of Possible Tax-Evaders

foofish Re:Tax records (344 comments)

It sounds to me like the laws do apply pretty equally in Scandinavia. You can ask any number of minorities how equally the law applies in the US and will undoubtedly get a different picture.

about a year and a half ago

Submissions

foofish hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

foofish has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Sign up for Slashdot Newsletters
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...