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DSL Installation Fail

glowworm Re:Why submit anonymously? (371 comments)

Krell Institute. Hmm

Institute for the promotion of computational science, 1609 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101. Ames, IA 50010

Sort of sounds like a place that a /. reader might work at.

Let's hope there isn't a rash of pizza deliveries.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Announces Discovery of 30-Year-Old Black Hole

glowworm Stop with all the 50,000,030 stuff! (195 comments)

Let's just leave it as "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." and trust that what we can "see" now is how it looked when it was/is 30 years old.

more than 3 years ago
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Conroy Still Hell-Bent On Internet Filter

glowworm Re:Not really unexpected (254 comments)

Yes tries, but Labor is the only one where the members need to agree to always support the caucus decision upon joining.

The Liberals and Greens and of course the independents are able to step outside the party line if they really need to, when they do this it is called crossing the floor.

Quite recently Liberals have been crossing the floor to vote for climate change laws.

http://www.google.com.au/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&=&q=liberal+cross+the+floor

No matter matter what the issue a Labor MP is not allowed to cross the floor unless he has been given a conscience vote. He must vote as caucus directs or lose membership.

about 4 years ago
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Conroy Still Hell-Bent On Internet Filter

glowworm Not really unexpected (254 comments)

It has always been the case where Senator Conroy has desired this filter, he has long been a pawn of the Australian Christian Lobby. Before the recent elections the party he belongs to, Labor (a middle left party), could have passed it on their numbers alone, however the recent election puts Labor into a minority government position. Even with the Labor parties internal rules saying that all members must vote to the party line they are simply outnumbered, everyone else in government is on record as being against the plan. Now there is nothing to say that Labor can't strike a deal with the opposition party and the independents who make up the majority of the government, say tie it being passed to not putting a price on carbon, but I think the chances of that are slim. A minority government is a very tenuous hold on power. As far as a conscience vote, all other parties are free to vote how they like, members of the Labor party are the only ones tied to the official party line, however for things like Gay Adoption (recently passed) and Abortion (passed quite a few years ago) those rules are relaxed.

about 4 years ago
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Market Data Firm Spots the Tracks of Bizarre Robot Trading

glowworm Steganography (483 comments)

Sure there will be some robot bidders but also in all that noise, in that huge volume of data, with world wide access, just how difficult could it be to place therein a modulated communications channel. Now I am not saying that any of those signals currently are, but it is an interesting thought to me on yet another way to send a disguised message.

more than 4 years ago
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Cuba Jails US Worker Handing Out Laptops, Cellphones

glowworm Re:Normalize with these animals? (400 comments)

As opposed to barbarians who lock up and torture people in Guantanamo and CIA prisons for years without trial for doing the same thing in other countries? mhmm.

more than 4 years ago
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Cuba Jails US Worker Handing Out Laptops, Cellphones

glowworm Dual Standards (400 comments)

So here he was, an American in a foreign country who was providing material means for people to rebel, overthrow, dissent, terrorise their legal government. One does wonder what would happen if an Iranian or Iraqi came into America and provided material means for people to rebel, overthrow, dissent terrorise the American government? Maybe a book on how to achieve things? Would said Iranian or Iraqi have been imprisoned under American laws? Maybe even sent to a place where torture was the norm like Guantanamo or one of the secret CIA prison camps on European soil?

more than 4 years ago
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Fly An R/C Plane With an iPhone

glowworm Re:Yeah that's cool! (105 comments)

No, it's down again Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 8388608) (tried to allocate 4864 bytes) in /home/myaunt/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php(1005) : runtime-created function on line 1

more than 5 years ago
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Social Networking Sites Getting Risky For Recruiting

glowworm Re:That's why you make your facebook... (227 comments)

Hobbies and Interests:

- feeding my cocaine addiction - leather and bondage fetish - reading slashdot

Congratulations, you have the job, can you wear this collar and gimp mask and head on down to the broom closet, ummm, computer room. I will be down to join you momentarily.

more than 5 years ago
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Man Burgled After Being Banned From Using Giant Ballista

glowworm An Man? (12 comments)

Is an "an man" like an "an hero"?

more than 5 years ago
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South Park Creators Given Signed Photo of Saddam Hussein

glowworm Re:hilarious (1297 comments)

He employed an industrial plastic shredder to shred alive anyone who spoke out after having the wife raped... Hated people were fed in head first, really hated people were fed in feet first.

Wow, are you really so gullible to believe the propganda the American media spout as truth? This story is so very false. As false in fact as the WMDs America used as justification to start a war.

and nobody is fooled except the usual fools

I have rarely seen a more apt signature.

more than 5 years ago
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South Park Creators Given Signed Photo of Saddam Hussein

glowworm Re:Huh. (1297 comments)

The saddest bit is that there are lots of Americans who like it that way. So much for justice and democracy in Iraq.

That there are lots of Americans who like it that way is sad and alarming, so maybe we should re-phrase your statement to "So much for justice and democracy in the USA"

more than 5 years ago
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South Park Creators Given Signed Photo of Saddam Hussein

glowworm Re:Fucking Americans (1297 comments)

The parent has sort of a point apart from expressing disgust in an innapropriate manner, it is a little lame that Americans are proclaiming with glee how they insulted a foreign leader to his face before hanging him.

"Nya nya nya nya nya, you are a fag and the devil's butt monkey" - It's not really adult behaviour is it, and certainly not the behavior of a country that likes to think they are a world leader.

Take the high moral ground guys, don't play childish games like this and maybe the rest of the world might respect you.

Let's hope that the soldiers who did this are brought up on disciplinary charges.

more than 5 years ago
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Finally, Sadomasochism Gets Its Own Scientific Study

glowworm Re:What? (3 comments)

Looks like it. Read TFA.

more than 5 years ago
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Google's Information On DMCA Takedown Abuse

glowworm Re:Note to summary writer... (217 comments)

Now show me one sentence where the meaning becomes different depending on which way you spell it(')s.

Never drink wine before its time. (Don't drink pre-vintage wine)
Never drink wine before it's time. (Don't drink before 12pm)

more than 5 years ago

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glowworm glowworm writes  |  more than 8 years ago Nostradamus writes:

The blood of the just will make complaint to London,
Burnt by fireballs in twenty-three the sixes;
The antique dame will fall from the high place,
Of the same sect many will be destroyed.


Many sceptics have said, why don't those who read things into Nostradamus ever come out before the event. Well, I will come out before the event.

The blood of the just - Religious figures?
will make complaint to London - Protest?
Burnt by fireballs - Bomb?
Twenty-three the sixes - 6th June 2006 (2006-6-6)
The antique dame - The Queen
fall from the high place - Dies or abdicates
Of the same sect many will be destroyed - Many Londoner's will die or many people protesting will die.

Now to wait, just over a month to see!

Cite: Quatrain 51, Century 2

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glowworm glowworm writes  |  more than 8 years ago http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=184949&cid=15267728 raises a very valid point in my eyes.

It is great to see that some Americans *do* recognise the issue. It has certainly corrected a misconception of mine that they are all spineless sheep.

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Big Words!

glowworm glowworm writes  |  more than 8 years ago My god! While meta-moderating I came across a post that scared the willies out of me. I have never in my life seen so many big words! (Especially as I only passed year 11 English)

This was one I could not just rely on "is it decent moderation" or "that moderator was on crack". I had to research some of the words... then look at it in context and so on. In the end I decided to look at the posters history and... It's GNAA phhht.

So yes, the offtopic was fair - although I would have given it Troll instead.

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