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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

halivar Not Ukraine, no. But Russia... (623 comments)

We have no interest in the Ukraine. This is true. We do, however, have interest the resurgence of Russia as an international antagonist. If we can stop Ukraine from entering into the Russian fold, we can put a kink in the establishment of the Eurasian Union (tentatively with Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan), which would otherwise negatively impact our economic clout.

Fact is, in an almost totally globalized economy, almost everyone has an interest (either direct or indirect) with every event in the world, whether you like or approve of it or not.

about 1 month ago
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Company That Made the First 3D Printed Metal Gun Is Selling Them For $11,900

halivar Re:WTF (182 comments)

What, exactly, is obsolete about the 1911? It's still one of the best, most reliable guns you can buy.

about 4 months ago
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Google Opens Asian Data Centers But Shuns China and India

halivar Not fair (75 comments)

How can I quote "Do no evil" sarcastically? I need a different headline.

about 4 months ago
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RMS On Why Free Software Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

halivar Re:at the mercy of the owners (319 comments)

The word "rabid" does come to mind, but not for GP.

about 7 months ago
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Reddit Bans Subreddit Dedicated To Finding Navy Yard Shooters

halivar Re:Please Leave the Gun Rights Debate Out Of This (159 comments)

This is getting tedious. America has had more guns than people since Euros first stepped foot on it 500 years ago. If guns haven't turned the US into a lawless Mad Max apocalyptic wasteland by now, chances are it isn't going to anytime soon.

Oh wait you mean the real solution is too hard so you have to have to run and hide under so called gun rights?

And WTF does it even mean to "run and hide" under gun rights? This is histrionic babble.

about 7 months ago
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Why One Woman Says Sending Your Kid To Private School Is Evil

halivar Re:For what I hope is the last time (1255 comments)

Fascism has a very specific meaning that excludes Stalin and Mao. It is not a general term meaning "autocratic assholes." We already have a term for that: autocratic assholes does pretty nicely. They were Big-C Communists. And they were autocratic assholes. The problem with /.'ers is they confuse communism on a whole with their own particular favorite flavor of anarcho-communism, and then pronounce the others No True Scotsmen.

about 7 months ago
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Why One Woman Says Sending Your Kid To Private School Is Evil

halivar Re: Amen (1255 comments)

Because in the military you get your ass chewed out for failure. In the public school you get a Participation Award.

about 7 months ago
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Syrian Rebels Claim Hundreds Killed By Poison-Gas Attack

halivar Re:The US should stay out of it (222 comments)

I understand what he meant. I was commenting because he was apparently ignoring the overwhelming weight of historical and archaeological evidence that says the Jews/Hebrews/Peoples-Front-Of-Whatever came from exactly where they said they were. This isn't a because-the-bible-or-torah-said-so thing.

about 8 months ago
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Syrian Rebels Claim Hundreds Killed By Poison-Gas Attack

halivar Re:The US should stay out of it (222 comments)

If you have new scholarship that presents a different ancestral homeland of the Jews, then by all means let's hear it.

about 8 months ago
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Canadian Couple Charged $5k For Finding 400-Year-Old Skeleton

halivar Re: Don't Do The Dig ... (601 comments)

Agreed. No one has spoken a word of Latin in common conversation almost 1600 years, and is ipso facto a dead language.

about 10 months ago
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Blizzard's Unannounced 'Titan' MMO Rebooted, Development Team Reduced

halivar Re:Really? (193 comments)

It was fun enough for me to play twice. I got to the highest difficulty, hit the brick wall, and called it quits. I definitely feel like I got my money's worth, though. And the gameplay was pretty frikkin' fun.

about a year ago
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Blizzard's Unannounced 'Titan' MMO Rebooted, Development Team Reduced

halivar Re:Cause and effect (193 comments)

2007 was well before their peak of 12 million subs during Wrath of the Lich King, so no, it wouldn't.

about a year ago
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Blizzard's Unannounced 'Titan' MMO Rebooted, Development Team Reduced

halivar Re:They need something to replace WOW (193 comments)

It was a perfectly serviceable KOTOR 3 single-player game. Then you got to level 50 and you were done. Not quite a replacement for WOW though.

about a year ago
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How LinkedIn's Project Inversion Saved the Company

halivar Re:decade's, eh? (92 comments)

Don't be a punctuation nazi if you can't properly use a comma. Secondly, properly use hyphens so I know you mean ten-year-old computers and not ten year-old computers.

about a year ago
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A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative

halivar Re: this was funny 10 years ago (261 comments)

There are two inviolable traditions on Slashdot: April Fools' articles, and incessant whining about them.

1 year,17 days
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A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative

halivar My favorite day of the year (261 comments)

I love reading the impotent rage in the comments. Keep whining; the April 1st articles will just keep rolling in.

1 year,17 days
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EA Building Microtransactions Into All of Its Future Games

halivar Re:RIP (303 comments)

They sucked from the moment they bought Origin and ruined it.

about a year ago
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China Tightens Internet Restrictions

halivar Re:Cue it up... (83 comments)

Conveniently left off the list of comparisons: "Things that get you put into prison."

about a year ago

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