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In Mississippi, Gov't Text Messages Are Officially Public Records

geekoid Re:I find myself in agreement with the state of MS (33 comments)

If the work is done for the agency, then it's public record.
This is why I don't use my personal devices for any government business.

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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

geekoid we've solved the over heaqting issue (213 comments)

with modern design.
What about the issue of getting the electricity to shore.
Remember, when these reactors were design. plate tectonics was new.

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Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue

geekoid Re:Manage Your Likes (214 comments)

I fond not using facebook has worked best.

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Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue

geekoid Re:so? (214 comments)

A) It hasn't.
B) Prior expectations.

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Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue

geekoid so? (214 comments)

yeah, that will stand up in court. Really the people who put that in there should be fired. It will only end with a lawsuit and bad PR

2 days ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

geekoid Re:Leverage the dealer network? (350 comments)

I got one
"lets skip the prison rape ones."
oh, never mind.

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I expect to retire ...

geekoid Re:Too poor (246 comments)

A) SS isn't going anywhere, nor is it in fiscal jeopardy
B) You have no kids. You should the putting a hell of a lot more money away.
Talk to experts.

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I expect to retire ...

geekoid Nope (246 comments)

All that sows is that people are healthier from 56-76.
The average life expectancy for people who lived past 5 hasn't change much at all since 1930. People are healthier.
This whole people are living longer excuse to shove out the retirement age is nothing be a baseless attack on social security the pubs have been mindless jabbering about since SS inception.

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I expect to retire ...

geekoid Re:Too poor (246 comments)

To someone who understand how Social Security actually works, reading slashdot post form people who have no clue is like fingernails on a chalkboard.

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I expect to retire ...

geekoid Re:By choice, not by necessity... (246 comments)

well, by retiring I take it to mean not sitting at the stupid cube and being able to do what I want. whether that's surfing, or doing some fun consulting work.

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I expect to retire ...

geekoid umm (246 comments)

not Never! more like never :(

Stupid finance companies collapsing and taking my money.

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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

geekoid Re:The announcer's delivery! (146 comments)

I know, I saw that hair and I could here the Ozone weep!
EEEsh. I never understand why people wold spend that much time on hair.

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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

geekoid Re:Computers have not made the IRS more efficient. (146 comments)

"The amazing thing is that the IRS today is no more efficient then it was in the 1950s before any computerization."
false, by every measure.

I'm not sure what Australia has to do with the IRS.

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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

geekoid Re:I guess they were wrong (146 comments)

That software does not interpret tax code.
It is the implementation of the tax rules and written by people who need to understand the tax code.

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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

geekoid Re:I guess they were wrong (146 comments)

hahahahahahaha.. you should look at some of the tax laws prior to 1960.

"No human could ever interpret and correctly follow tax law as it sits right now."
humans do that now so they can write code to make filing easier.

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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

geekoid Re:Good ol' days (146 comments)

What are you going on about?

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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

geekoid Re:"Feel Like a Number" (146 comments)

Don't be so irrational.

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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

geekoid Re:Excuse me? (146 comments)

Actually we could work out ballistic trajectories just fine before automated computing.

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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

geekoid Re:Over 18 (630 comments)

Congress. If Congress had any integrity. Only that can change the rules and go after the free loading corporations.

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Truck carrying Cobalt-60 found in Mexico

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about 4 months ago

geekoid (135745) writes "The Truck carrying Cobalt 69 that had been stolen has been found in Mexico. The thieves opened up the containers and where exposed to the radiation. It is presumed they will die form the exposure. Mexican Authorities are currently undergoing recovery operation."
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Windows 8.1 to boot to desktop

geekoid geekoid writes  |  1 year,3 days

geekoid (135745) writes "According to the Verge, Windows 8.1 will have an option to boot directly to the desktop. In light of recent reporting about the general distaste and design flaws of windows 8 user interface, will MS's updates be dynamic enough to stop the current MS Exodus?"
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Voyager 1 may have past through the Heliopause

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Data beinr returned by the Voyager 1 indocates it ahs left the Heliopause, being the first machine ever to leave the protection of the Suns Solar winds.
Data: Energetic proton increase This is a monumental achievement for NASA, and a huge leap for all mankind. Showing once again that humans can do awe inspiring things."

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Congressmen want to remove propaganda ban

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Rep. Mark Thornberry from Texas and Rep. Adam Smith from Washington State have created an admendment the would remove the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987. Those acts were created to protect the people from the government propaganda. Call you representative about this today. Find them here"
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Ada Lovelace day

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Today is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_lovelace> Ada Lovelace day. "The Right Honourable the Countess of Lovelace" was a mathematician, translator, and the first computer programmer. tragically she died from bloodletting. So, today is a good opportunity to remember women's accomplishments in technology."
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SEtI Allen Array shutdown

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geekoid writes "On April 15th, the Allen Telescope Array was shutdown. California's panic to 'save' money mean the the NSF funding for the operations of the Array has dried up. This is just one example of research and science getting slashed. Science is the very thing that gives us the tools we use, and drives the economy; but it's one of the first things to get cut. Why aren't we angered by this? Where is the 'Science, Research, and experimentation lobby?"
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Mandatory Health care fine by founding fathers

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Most people against mandatory health care say "The Founding Fathers" would not want it, and that it's against the intent of the constitution. Not only is the 'founding fathers' claim a logical fallacy trying to gain some sense of false authority and appeal to emotion, it is also wrong. As it turns out the founding fathers actually created a mandatory health care act, and it was signed by John Adams. I suspect John Adams knew more about the constitution and it's intent then pretty much any Pseudo republican Tea Party member."
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Wikileaks shows the US is doing a pretty good job.

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Wikileaks release of secret cables shows the Obama administration has a realistic view of world events, and is handling them very well.
From the article: "One thing that is helpful is that it shows that the U.S. government is basically trying to put in place good policies, that it has a good idea of what's happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan and has a pretty good analysis of the situation of Russia,"

IT also shows the US is viewed fairly well in the Arab world. My favorite quote:
The silver lining really is that the U.S. doesn’t come across as a gunslinger, at least in the Middle East.
- Fariborz Ghadar, foreign policy analyst.
As an American, I'm pretty happy with the way things are actually being handled in the mid-east."

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Sony halts Walkman.

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "After 30 years, Sony has pulled the plug on the Walkman. The Walkman was a portable cassette player. The first practical way to take the music you wan't where ever you go. Including shared tapes and copies of friends tapes. I had one and loved it. Even though they held less music then the Nomad, they weren't lame."
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A humorous view of the history of media piracy

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Everyone on slashdot is familiar with the media's attempt to thwart people from copying their content. Over at cracked they have a humorous article looking at the media corporations history of piracy FUD."
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Video Games designed to be addictive?

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "Microsoft games researcher intentionally designs games to be addictive:
http://www.cracked.com/article_18461_5-creepy-ways-video-games-are-trying-to-get-you-addicted.html

The idea of game addiction has always been a solid foundation for a heated debate on Slashdot. When behavioral scientists are consulted to create the pattern of behaviors the game designers want, isn't that intentionally creating addictive behaviors? Should people be warned that a game has been designed to make them addicted?"
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Correlation and causation, and overview

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "So many people who post on Slashdot fall in to the causation is not correlation logical fallacy. I thought an article that discuss this logical fallacy, both it's use and abuse."
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geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 6 years ago

geekoid writes "Boing Boing has posted a story anout a person who was fired about talking about a gun, and then visited by the police for making a web comic about it: Boing Boing Link The police called it a borderline "terroristic" threat. The comic in question is here : Comic"
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geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 7 years ago

geekoid writes "Apple has announced there iPhone: http://www.apple.com/iphone/ I guess it's time to say I told you so... I told you so. It has a beautiful interface, but without buttuns I'm not sure how I will be able to dial without looking. Finally, the single device with all the functionality I want at a reasonable size. The price is a little steep, but that's what they said about the iPod."

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Cool

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Even though I've been reading slashdot for quite some time, I jusr recently started poking around to see whats what.
Obviously, I found out about the Journal.

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