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Trojan-Infected Computer Linked To 2008 Spanair Crash

ground.zero.612 Re:and they want to have networked auto drive cars (324 comments)

and they want to have networked auto drive cars some day as well.

I hope that the windows based car navigation and sound system is not hooked to the drive part at all or even better no windows at all.

I would find it very difficult to navigate in a car lacking windows.

more than 3 years ago
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Marijuana Growers Use Wild Bears to Guard Pot

ground.zero.612 Hey Boo-Boo... (75 comments)

This is no ordinary pic-a-nic basket!

more than 3 years ago
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Larry Ellison Rips HP Board a New One

ground.zero.612 Re:Question: (326 comments)

Oh, and another reason: if you make 1000 times what the average middle class worker makes, you're alright when you're let go. I could make it 6 months without dipping into retirement, probably. If you can get fired from your job and say "eh, I'll go out on my sailboat for awhile" it's a very different experience, I'd say, even if it were embarrassing.

I think you've made several mistakes in attempting to reason away your callousness. For starters, you seem to lack the comprehension that middle class income can't even afford the property tax on upper class homes; let alone other bills such as utilities, communications, and travel expenses. I know people that earn so much more than me, that they pay more in taxes than I actually earn. However, I don't pretend that these people can afford not to work (or lose their jobs).

Now, maybe you think everyone should be forced to live on middle class wages, and never acquire more than middle class homes, cars, lives. I'm sure glad I've had the opportunity to Baron Von Munchausen myself out of the swamp of poverty and earn enough success to pay for some luxuries.

more than 3 years ago
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SMS Trojan Steals From Android Owners

ground.zero.612 Re:So... (168 comments)

You're the one that attempted to deflect his argument with a personal attack. If you're going to accuse someone else of ignorance, try not to expose your own in the process.

You're the one that answered an obvious rhetorical question, and then got modded up... I didn't realize +Obvious was an option.

more than 3 years ago
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SMS Trojan Steals From Android Owners

ground.zero.612 Re:So... (168 comments)

Plus, if there are any problems that violence didn't solve, that is just evidence that not enough violence was used.

more than 3 years ago
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SMS Trojan Steals From Android Owners

ground.zero.612 Re:So... (168 comments)

"Oh and why do you capitalize the 'middle east'? Is it a country now, worthy of promotion to a proper noun?"

Doesn't need to be a country. Region names are capitalized when they stand alone and are widely understood to designate a specific geographic (or geopolitical) area. e.g. Southern California, the Bay Area, the Middle East.

http://www.utexas.edu/visualguidelines/capitalization.html

Should have been modded +4 Whoosh

more than 3 years ago
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SMS Trojan Steals From Android Owners

ground.zero.612 Re:So... (168 comments)

If mercenaries can find work in the middle east, why can't we hire them to find and dispose of the people making withdrawals from the bank accounts of the "premium rate" numbers?

At a guess, either because you are not looking in the right places or because you are not offering enough money. What have you tried so far?

This just really seems like one of those problems that some good old fashioned violence would be great for solving/deterring.

Right. After all, it's working so well in the Middle East, and it's not like your "mercenaries" have a record of killing the wrong people or anything.

Wait, what? You answer a rhetorical question by telling me that the mercenaries are mine? And that you have a record of their kill statistics?

Oh and why do you capitalize the 'middle east'? Is it a country now, worthy of promotion to a proper noun?

If you could just open your mouth for a second, I'd like to introduce it to your foot. :)

more than 3 years ago
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Senate Approves the ______Act Of____

ground.zero.612 Re:o rly? (571 comments)

So the people are left with one choice, the ballot box.

Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soapbox, ballot box, jury box, ammo box - use in that order.

We have 2 left to use....

Whoever modded you troll is a fucking liberty troll.

more than 3 years ago
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SMS Trojan Steals From Android Owners

ground.zero.612 So... (168 comments)

If mercenaries can find work in the middle east, why can't we hire them to find and dispose of the people making withdrawals from the bank accounts of the "premium rate" numbers?

This just really seems like one of those problems that some good old fashioned violence would be great for solving/deterring.

more than 3 years ago
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Larry Ellison Rips HP Board a New One

ground.zero.612 Re:Question: (326 comments)

There's no reason to emphasize.

Ok, well as long as we agree that it's in human nature to empathize with other humans...

more than 3 years ago
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Senate Approves the ______Act Of____

ground.zero.612 Re:Decades of Govt Corruption Uncovered, News at 1 (571 comments)

Vote the fuckers out.

Sorry to undo all my mods to this topic, but when I saw this blurb of naivety I had to respond.

Votes no longer work in the USA. Votes quit working when JFK was assassinated. From that very moment onward, bullets are worth more than ballots.

The monster's claws/roots now run too deep in the system to be dethroned by simply being out-voted. I've labeled my government officials as tyrants, IMHO, rightfully so. I've told my friends and family my new mantra: "Bullets > Ballots". I am biding my time until I and my fellow Americans can bring arms against the tyrants and fight the GOOD fight.

more than 3 years ago
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Larry Ellison Rips HP Board a New One

ground.zero.612 Re:Question: (326 comments)

Oh I'm very jealous. I'd like to know what to put in my contracts so that I get a bonus when I resign.

I do agree with the parent's original premise that no one should be treated as a criminal until proven guilty of a crime. Its just really hard to feel sorry for someone who makes more than I will in my working career just for quitting his job.

This isn't exactly the same as the manager that had his reputation ruined because of planted kiddie porn, but it is in the same vein.

I think you are misled in thinking that he received a bonus for his resignation. Either that, or you believe that the contracts that established ownership of his stock options should, for whatever your reasoning, be null and void.

I am getting a sense of entitlement coming from you. In the form of jealously and resentment towards those who find more success than yourself. The reason you find it hard to empathize with your fellow man is that you feel entitled to his successes. Not only have you made that clear, but you've also managed to place yourself on a pedestal above Hurd such that you can explain away your statements as taking the Moral Highground.

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Larry Ellison Rips HP Board a New One

ground.zero.612 Re:Question: (326 comments)

However I find it VERY hard to feel bad for someone that makes over 1000 times what the average middle class salaried worker makes.

Why? Are you a bigot toward people with better advantage in life than yourself? Perhaps you are jealous? Why does ones monetary worth make on iota of difference in your ability to empathize; feel human compassion? He is no Bernie Madoff or Tom Petters...

more than 3 years ago
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China To Close 2,000 Factories In Energy Crackdown

ground.zero.612 Re:Meanwhile, here in the West... (242 comments)

Any guesses why I was granted that right?

Because it's in the Constitution?

That would be how, I was fishing for why.

more than 3 years ago
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China To Close 2,000 Factories In Energy Crackdown

ground.zero.612 Re:Meanwhile, here in the West... (242 comments)

Meanwhile, here in the west the constitution is still king. You know, that little thing that protects you against random acts from the government

I find it a sad state of affairs when the general consensus is that I need protection from my government. It should be that the government needs protection from us, the people. I'm the one with the right to bear arms. Any guesses why I was granted that right?

more than 3 years ago
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China To Close 2,000 Factories In Energy Crackdown

ground.zero.612 Re:Meanwhile, here in the West... (242 comments)

We do not seem to have any vision when it comes to things like alternative energy, reducing our energy consumption, and industrial efficiency.

Yeah. We also don't seem to even have much heavy industry. That's where all the Once-American-Now-Multi-National-Corporations took the jobs to. So why worry about something that doesn't pertain to us?

more than 3 years ago
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Gamer Plays Doom For the First Time

ground.zero.612 Re:"The shotgun is mighty" (362 comments)

You want Jdoom or Zdoom, and the quake2 models. The newer Doom engines went full 3D and added proper perspective, jump, 3D models, etc...

more than 3 years ago
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Saudi Says RIM Deal Reached; BlackBerry OK, If We Can Read the Messages

ground.zero.612 Privacy (185 comments)

I'm glad I have it.

(At least for now... my fellow US citizens seem to be completely blind to the forces at work to destroy our privacy.)

more than 3 years ago
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Gasoline From Thin Air

ground.zero.612 Re:Vapor? (283 comments)

You'd be better off just making the car completely burn the fuel in the first place.

I forget the name, but I'm pretty sure I've read an article linked from /. about a ceramic engine block prototype that was being designed to promote a more complete combustion in the cylinders. The only thing I can remember from it was that it was using the exhaust gas as a replacement for oil lubrication.

more than 3 years ago

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