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White House Explains Transport-Energy Future

jav1231 Re:The Wrong Plan (358 comments)

Actually, no it's not dishonest. You haven't given any data to prove that people will choose anything. Here in my town the transit system serves only a very small number of people. The reason is simple, it was poorly designed. But regardless, I'll not debate infrastructure. I wish there were more choices. Just don't make mine for me and don't lecture me about the choices I make.

more than 3 years ago
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New Malware Simulates Hard Drive Failure

jav1231 Ah (294 comments)

Windows...move along.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Banned From Working With China

jav1231 Re:ha ha ha (284 comments)

Start taxing imports from China at the rates we're taxed back. We could pay them back in no time, I imagine. China sucks, period. That we still do any business with them at all is in itself an atrocity.

Tienanmen Square meant nothing.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Banned From Working With China

jav1231 And? (284 comments)

This doesn't bother me at all. We should expand that to the rest of the government and the private sector. I'm a capitalist but I draw the line at dealing with nations whose systems of government are rife with human rights atrocities. And yes, I'd include many middle-eastern nations as well despite their oil.

We long lost the ball on the notion that exporting capitalism would induce democracy. The Chinese have done one thing too well, managing to hold capitalism in a box and make it produce nice things for it without having it overly-influence it's populace. The game's over. Stop doing business with them and have some ideological fortitude.

more than 3 years ago
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White House Explains Transport-Energy Future

jav1231 Re:The Wrong Plan (358 comments)

I don't want to ride the bus. I live in a free society. I can choose. And if I choose not to ride the bus, tough! If wind and solar are the answer they will/would already be pervasive. They're not. At this time they can at best be supplemental. Sure, we should use them but their not the answer yet. And I can't power by car with them. The salient point people seem to be missing is freedom. I'm all for conservation I'm all for alternatives. But not at the hand of a gun. The idea this can happen by next Wednesday is stupidity. Yet we have an administration that simply doesn't care about gas prices because it believes higher gas prices will push us to want something else. They're wrong. Proof of this will be when Obama starts campaigning for lower gas prices. Hey, he already is!

more than 3 years ago
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White House Explains Transport-Energy Future

jav1231 Of course (358 comments)

This was the president who said he wished gas prices had not risen to quickly. His energy secretary once lamented that we need European level gas prices in the United States. This is why. They want to push America to other sources as opposed to letting them come naturally. Get used to high prices and unemployment if you vote this mental dwarf back into office.

more than 3 years ago
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Iran Says It Has Detected Second Cyber Attack

jav1231 Re:Call me a jerk, but... (91 comments)

Which would be why we have them. FTW

more than 3 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

jav1231 Re:Not so bad to have different systems. (2288 comments)

It's arbitrary anyway. It reminds me of when Princess Di came to America and a wealthy business man asked her to dance at a gala. The rest of the world, particularly Britain, was aghast because it's considered a faux pas in their culture. Well, she came here. Sorry. America is the only nation that is expected to adhere to other culture's differences both when we're there and when they're here. Give 'em an inch, and they'll take a mile! Whatever that is in metric.

more than 3 years ago
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Skynet Becomes Aware, Launches Nuclear Attack

jav1231 Re:Skynet is yesterday (274 comments)

Climate Change worries are so 2009. We'll be too bankrupt to run the plants at the rate we're going. The real race is will Skynet become self-aware in time to run the plants without money!

more than 3 years ago
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Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?

jav1231 Re:Not bothered (1162 comments)

Someone told me once, "The best thing that ever happened to Voice of IP was cellphones." That can be debated but the premise was essentially the same. Once you get used to a lower quality, and I would add that quality becomes pervasive, then something better has an battle on it's hands. Blue-ray is more expensive and DVD's, streaming media, online movie rentals, and home delivery rentals are pervasively distributing DVD quality. Do I want to see the movie or do I want to see the movie on Blue-ray? I just want to see the movie. No one is going to ask you, "Did you see that movie on Blue-ray?"

more than 3 years ago
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Justices Question Microsoft's Vision of Patent Law

jav1231 Re:I'm confused (106 comments)

Pot, meet Kettle...

more than 3 years ago
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Justices Question Microsoft's Vision of Patent Law

jav1231 Re:... and Microsoft will pay for its own success (106 comments)

Well it used to fit. It's nice to see M$...er...Microsoft no longer ruling the known universe. The irony of this whole suit is delectable, though the outcome might set a bad precedent. It's still just hard to not enjoy them getting their comeuppance.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

jav1231 Hmm (1307 comments)

Let me tell you how this goes down in most corporations. If you don't, their security dept. simply won't give you what you want. They're likely to shut you out anyway. If you take it up the chain then you're calling attention to the fact that you have a non-hospital entity on the company network. This is/was a bad career move. You might get away with it and many do for some time. Given that you're running BSD is a plus as you're not as likely to propagate a virus. Unfortunately for you, IT already knows. So if you choose not to give them a login you might find yourself without an IP address. Or worse, without a job.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 5 Scheduled For June 21 Release

jav1231 Re:High version numbers (266 comments)

Maybe all the features they took out of it from 3.6 to 4 they're putting back and calling 5.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 5 Scheduled For June 21 Release

jav1231 Well (266 comments)

I hope it's better than 4.

more than 3 years ago
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Crack In Fukushima Structure May Be Leaking Radiation

jav1231 Wha? (280 comments)

Welcome to last week.

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Overwhelmed With 'Solutions' To Encrypted Note

jav1231 Re:Very Reliable (137 comments)

Yeah, because this is JUST the kind of story one would use to discredit the Obama administration. Idiot.

more than 3 years ago
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Using the Open Records Law To Intimidate Critics

jav1231 Re:Uh (369 comments)

First of all, "dirty" comes from the accounts of people who have been in the capitol building and described it as such. Second, I don't think the Democrat party has that kinda money but you can bet unions do and that together they could and are doing this. Third, the fact that people are coming in from out of state is apparent. I never said people weren't coming from around the state but to say that there aren't people coming from out of state is patently false and has been widely reported.

"Trying to silence this one man isn't going to accomplish anything except to perhaps reinforce to the people how much he resembles other dictators and fascists leaders."
Then I assume you'd condemn this: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2011/03/waiting-for-joe-and-bill.html
And you have to condemn Biden for it to be fair. Just like every Republican is responsible for what just one Republican does.

more than 3 years ago
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Using the Open Records Law To Intimidate Critics

jav1231 Re:Wow (369 comments)

"Smattering of liberals"

D00d! How new are you?

more than 3 years ago
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Using the Open Records Law To Intimidate Critics

jav1231 Uh (369 comments)

"emanding copies of e-mails and other documents is the latest technique used politically to silence critics"

Oh and hiring people to fly to another state to sit in the capitol building, yell about stuff many know nothing about (because they were hired), and smell up the place by refusing to leave long enough to bathe isn't another "latest tactic?" And this professor titles his post "Who’s Really Behind Recent Republican Legislation in Wisconsin and Elsewhere?" So it's okay for him to post "with no effort to obscure the political motivations" and ask who's behind what but it's somehow a anathema to be asked the same question. This is hypocrisy. You'd think being a professor...you know what, tell me you're a professor and you start at idiot. The rest of the conversation I'm thinking to myself, "Will this guy be able to convince me his doctorate is anything more than a piece of paper?"

more than 3 years ago

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Tungsten-lined, TSA-proof Undies

jav1231 jav1231 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jav1231 (539129) writes "A Colorado man, Jeff Buske, and former X-ray device designer for General Electric Co. has been selling his tunsten-lined underwear that he says will repel TSA scanning machines away from your privates. Modest sales at street fairs has now boomed to thousands of orders. The TSA, of course, reminds us that any anomaly would incur a pat-down."
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jav1231 jav1231 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jav1231 writes "Given the idea that there is a competition between Digg and Slashdot, does it seem that the average response on Slashdot has gotten better? I'm seeing far less flamebait-like responses. Furthermore, even controversial posts that have some point and reason to them are given opportunities that before would have been vehemently (and dare I say childishly) buried and modded down. Has Digg served Slashdot well by funneling off the less mature among us?"

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