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Navy Tests Unpowered Exoskeleton

funwithBSD Popeye... (79 comments)

Hardest hit.

5 days ago
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Antiperspirants Could Contribute to Particulate Pollution

funwithBSD Re:Your OWN air quality (70 comments)

Better than ME evaporating off into the air!

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

funwithBSD Re:What was automated? (236 comments)

IBM cuts are about shifting technologies and not needing staff in those areas. Those like my self that have taken on new job roles and not let myself be stagnant are keeping ahead of the curve.

  OTOH, I do work on some of the job costing. We put modifiers in to account for the difference in productivity for each of the Geo regions. Once you do that, there is only about a 20% savings over US labor.

Used to be much higher, say 50%, but rising wages in many areas are closing the gap. The GDF initiative has kept jobs in the US as the savings from putting service centers in lower wage areas of the US (Think Dubuque Iowa) has closed that gap significantly.

about two weeks ago
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Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

funwithBSD Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (392 comments)

My point is that Government doesn't put competent people in charge most of the time. That's just the nature of the beast.

FTFY

about a month ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

funwithBSD Re:Garbage Disposal (165 comments)

I got a better idea:

Let's get off oil, then they will have no power, no funding, and thus, no threat.

They can go back to pounding sand like they were 100 years ago.

about a month ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

funwithBSD Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

if not, we will staple his eyes open and make him watch Hockey, Strange Brew, and drink Canadian beer until he can only say "Eh" and "Hoser".

about a month ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

funwithBSD Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

Except this appears to be case of using regulatory power grab to do something that is probably not within the regulatory statute i.e. having to identify users. Does any other regulated service have to do so? cable? Broadcast?

Since they can't just order it via a judge or some other method apparently, they are trying to strong arm by threatening with an unrelated to the issue regulation they CAN control.

about a month ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

funwithBSD Re:Garbage Disposal (165 comments)

Why would you think that they could not twist being treated like "normal" criminals as something special? In the US, Muslim recruiting is prisons is very effective.

Liars are gonna lie, nothing you do is going stop that.

about a month ago
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The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission

funwithBSD Re:Statists gonna State (70 comments)

You statement does not apply to the OP context, the US and the US Federal Government.

Nice try tho. Maybe next time?

about a month ago
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The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission

funwithBSD Re:Statists gonna State (70 comments)

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.”

about a month ago
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A DC-10 Passenger Plane Is Perfect At Fighting Wildfires

funwithBSD Re:So...what's the news? (112 comments)

Fool me 16384 times, shame on you, fool me 0 times, shame on me.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

funwithBSD Re:Offsite. (268 comments)

and at the reasonable rates they offer for backups, split the cost of a backup license and backup to their cloud.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

funwithBSD Re:Ads (330 comments)

Even Lego sets.

about a month ago
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The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

funwithBSD Not with a bang.. (196 comments)

but with a whimper.

about a month ago
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X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

funwithBSD Re:Wooo! (145 comments)

How do you know they are not on a boat and unlicensed radio is often referred to as pirate radio.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

in case you are just uninformed and not being an anonymous ass.

about a month ago
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X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

funwithBSD Re:Wooo! (145 comments)

I can't tune to 666Mhz.

about a month ago
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X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

funwithBSD Re:Wooo! (145 comments)

Yep. HAM is not anonymous, so people tend to behave themselves.

20m has some issues with radio pirates spewing hate speech, but mostly it is very civil.

about a month ago
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X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

funwithBSD Re:Wooo! (145 comments)

For HAM, 10m is edge of VHF

about a month ago

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Whedon on the Election, SPAM, Zombies, Ayn Rand and so much more.

funwithBSD funwithBSD writes  |  about 2 years ago

funwithBSD (245349) writes "In a stunning Trifecta of Geekdom, Joss Whedon expounds on the outcome of the election and how it will bring about the Zombie Apocolypse, why to avoid fans of Ayn Rand, and how to allocate your shelves in the canned goods cabinet.

So far, this is the most coherent argument I have heard so far from either campaign."
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Climate Scientist Refutes AGW

funwithBSD funwithBSD writes  |  more than 3 years ago

funwithBSD (245349) writes "Scientist David Evans exposes the false assumption in the current models. Current model assumes increases in CO2 will increase the depth of the "moist air" layer.

Weather balloon evidence available since the mid 1990's has show that the increase never happened and yet the assumption remains in the models."

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