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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

isa-kuruption Slow clap (360 comments)

'Nuff said

about 3 months ago

Stem-Cell Research Funding Institute Is Shuttered

isa-kuruption So Obama canceled stem cell research? (86 comments)

I just want to make sure that's what you're saying... because you know, blame Bush.

about 4 months ago

How Ireland Got Apple's $9 Billion Australian Profit

isa-kuruption Happens here in the U.S. too.. (288 comments)

These companies have been doing this for years... Facebook, Apple, Google, etc. There has been news story after news story about this, and yet the same people who complain that the "super rich" and "big" corporations don't pay their fair share of taxes, are the same people who are shifting their tax burden outside of the United States to Ireland or Jamaica or wherever else they can get away with cheaper taxes.

And to make it even more silly, the people who do the biggest complaining about individuals and corporations not paying their fair share are either the Liberal-Progressive CEOs, COOs, and other executives at this big technology firms, or it's the minions that constantly and mindlessly buy their products or use their services which allows them to collect all this money to just shift their tax burden to another country.

about 5 months ago

Computing a Winner, Fusion a Loser In US Science Budget

isa-kuruption Re:Change department name (196 comments)

Oh yeah and let's not forget that it was OBAMA that cut NASA's budget and cancelled the shuttle program. You're worthless as a human being.

about 5 months ago

Computing a Winner, Fusion a Loser In US Science Budget

isa-kuruption Re:Change department name (196 comments)

Or let's look at a source that doesn't specialize in enema tasting.

25% federal budget goes to Medicare and Medicaid, 23% to Social Security (totalling 48%).

Defense spending is 18%.

I'm sure the numbers are skewed more towards Medicare/Medicaid and Social security for Obama's 2014 proposal.

Now go back to your hole and stop getting news from the biggest shitrag in the world.

about 5 months ago

Computing a Winner, Fusion a Loser In US Science Budget

isa-kuruption Change department name (196 comments)

... to "gotta-pay-for-those-social-welfare-benefits" dept.


about 5 months ago

Congressmen Say Clapper Lied To Congress, Ask Obama To Remove Him

isa-kuruption Re:Impeachment (383 comments)

Probably because bi-partisanship in Congress is non-existent... and whenever one party proposes a bill/amendment/impeachment/takeout menu, it's immediately rejected by the other party. So the only way for anyone to do anything is to put it on the shoulders of the *others* in a big PR stunt-type action that makes the 24 hour news cycle giddy.

about 5 months ago

Tracking Browsers Without Cookies Or IP Addresses?

isa-kuruption EFF's browser test isn't a browser test (265 comments)

When I went to their site to find out how "unique" I was, the site launched a java applet. This isn't tracking browsers at this point, it's tracking JVM's too. If you're allowed to have the browser launch a third party application, then might as well launch an .exe that scours your hard drive and does an HTTP call back to the EFF.... at that point, might as well just say every system is unique.

more than 4 years ago

Company Trains the Autistic To Test Software

isa-kuruption Since 2004? That's nothing. (419 comments)

Slashdot has been hiring mentally handicapped people as moderators since 1997. Now that's truly groundbreaking!

more than 4 years ago

Super Strength Substance Approaching Human Trials

isa-kuruption Re:Super Soldiers? (425 comments)

The military has been working on what I'd call troop supplement vehicles. Basically, they are small cart vehicles able to carry a couple thousand pounds. They can follow a soldier around, or manually controlled to perform delivery tasks during a fire fight. Beats a 40% increase in strength by far.

more than 4 years ago

New Research Forecasts Global 6C Increase By End of Century

isa-kuruption Re:How can they tell... (746 comments)

All of the graphs that I saw from your three sources, except for one, only date to 2000. How can you argue about post-2000 data by showing pre-2000 data? That doesn't make sense. Are you just ignoring the last 8 years because that data contradicts your false ideas about climate change? It sure seems that way to me.

According to reputable news sources like the BBC (they are reputable, right?)... their chart shows a 0.2C difference between 1998 (hottest on record) and 2008. This shows a definite trend towards cooler temperatures.

more than 4 years ago

German Killers Sue Wikipedia To Remove Their Names

isa-kuruption Re:Freedom of Speech (859 comments)

No... I don't agree. I'm not going to bash the United States like the other replies, but I will give a more rounded answer.

Government is always BAD. Whether it's German, American or Martian. I would rather GOVERNMENT not have control of ANYTHING. That's the only way we can remain free.

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. -- George Washington

more than 4 years ago

FCC Begins Crafting Net Neutrality Regulations

isa-kuruption Re:McCain is right, which is surprising. (297 comments)

But didn't you sign the 1 year contract along with the agreement saying they could change the terms whenever they wanted? So, wouldn't that have been YOUR mistake... for being an ill-informed broadband consumer without any recourse when the provider changed the terms beyond your liking?

BUT WAIT... the government is here to protect you from your own stupid mistakes. YAY the govenrment!

more than 4 years ago

Democrats, Minority Groups Question Net Neutrality Push

isa-kuruption Re:Government parties against neutrality (200 comments)

Let's use a comparative example:

There have only been a "few examples" of people buying fertilizer to make bombs, so the gov't is going to pass regulation to make sure fertilizer can no longer be purchased.

Is that enough of a reason for ya?

more than 4 years ago

Blogger Loses Unemployment Check Because of Ads

isa-kuruption Big Government (554 comments)

This is simply the result of big government in our lives. It's the bureaucratic mess that occurs when government is given too much power over our lives; when we let them have that much power over our lives. They decided, for her, that the money she was collecting was sufficient to live on... not that the decision made sense, it doesn't, but bureaucratic decisions tend not to make sense.

It will be worse when the government passes universal healthcare coverage. Under the current proposals, they will tell you whether you're insurance is sufficient, and if not, will fine you for not having the proper coverage. Eventually, as government continues it's reckless spending, more and more people will be told their coverage is insufficient as they try to cover the increasing debt. Then, you will decide to get the best coverage available so you won't be fined, and that will result in being taxed for having a "luxury" plan.

more than 4 years ago

Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

isa-kuruption Re:Reminds me of Team America (1032 comments)

LOL was just thinking about that line when I stumbled across your post. Seriously, if you don't laugh, you'll cry because that's exactly what will happen.

more than 3 years ago

What the DHS Knows About You

isa-kuruption Re:PCI Compliance? (402 comments)

Chances are that Visa-Mastercard know these numbers exist in the US government system, but do not care. You really only need to be compliant if Visa-Mastercard enforces the compliance with fines... but then again, the fine is $25,000... so to the US government, they may just pay the non-compliance fine to get VM off the government's back.

more than 4 years ago

What the DHS Knows About You

isa-kuruption Re:Hush, citizen. (402 comments)

Your credit card number isn't your property.. it's the property of the credit card company that issued the card. Therefore, they can distribute the number to whoever they want, including the US government. If you don't like them doing this, then protest and possibly stop using credit cards altogether.

more than 4 years ago

Military Helmet Design Contributes To Brain Damage

isa-kuruption Evolution of head protection (294 comments)

It's kind of interesting to see a story like this. Helmets were once made out of copper or leather or other soft materials leading to extremely strong steel helmets and now composite (almost brittle) helmets that absorb impact. Why? Because in the previous designs, they were found faulty, and someone ingeniously improved upon the old design.

Can we expect helmets to protect against everything? Let's say that helmets did protect well against the shockwaves of blasts, then the article author would be complaining that helmets do not protect soldiers from a chance encounter with another planet or some other random scenario.

Obviously there are still improvements to be made, but to make a silly comment that helmets cause brain damage is misleading. As the threat changes and issues are discovered, new equipment will be designed to combat those new conditions. After all is said and done, the helmets used today are far better than they were even a single generation ago.

more than 4 years ago


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