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Indiana Man Gets 8 Months For Teaching How To Beat Polygraph Tests

johnny cashed Re:Tumbtack in your shoe, pressure when telling tr (356 comments)

I've paid for my own poly, just for practice lying with no consequences.

What are you, a lawyer or used car salesman?

1 year,22 days
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Unmanned NASA Rocket Lifts Off From Wallops Island, On Way To Moon

johnny cashed Re:A good use for a peacekeeper missile booster (56 comments)

You are correct. The peacekeeper needed it because of the mobile basing requirement. Most missiles would sit in a static silo, with the INS having a contant reference that doesn't move. Mobile basing required the need for a better INS system. AIRS is being moved to the Minuteman III for reasons I'm not quite sure, other than they had 50 of them for the MX program, now they built another 600 or so for the entire Minuteman program. Government welfare for the defense industries?

1 year,22 days
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Unmanned NASA Rocket Lifts Off From Wallops Island, On Way To Moon

johnny cashed A good use for a peacekeeper missile booster (56 comments)

They took the AIRS unit out, can't let NASA have those expensive DoD toys.

Once again, beating our swords into plowshares

1 year,23 days
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Why Internet Television Isn't Quite Ready To Save Us From Cable TV

johnny cashed Better headline: (304 comments)

Why cable TV isn't ready for the internet.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

johnny cashed It's ok under certain circumstances (892 comments)

Like when you are saying "fuck you guys" as you are walking out the door and don't expect any references from them ever. Not recommended, but sometimes cathartic. Would be considered "non professional"

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is There a Good Device Holster?

johnny cashed The gun holster guys need to get into the biz. (296 comments)

They are all about concealed carry. They should have a good opening into diversifying into the personal electronic device carry market.

Not that their business isn't already booming.

about a year ago
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Should the Next 'Doctor Who' Be a Woman?

johnny cashed Re:Really? Political correctness? (772 comments)

...strip to their undies and have sex/make out with other characters for no apparent reason.

You make that sound like a bad thing. Isn't 90% of sex/making out for no apparent reason? Other than it's fun and feels good?

about a year ago
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Man Builds Fully-Functional Boeing 737 Flight Simulator In His Son's Bedroom

johnny cashed No Stewart platform... (128 comments)

It doesn't even incorporate a Stewart platform in its implementation, lame.

about a year ago
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Indian Army Mistook Planets For Spy Drones

johnny cashed Re:What would have happened.. (143 comments)

Do they own binoculars? Even modest binoculars can resolve the disk of a planet.

about a year ago
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Psychopathic Criminals Have "Empathy Switch"

johnny cashed Re:Did they test lawyers? (347 comments)

Yeah, I was going to say that bank managers are good at this. They can not give a shit about your problems, but can't imagine their home life is the same.

about a year ago
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NSA Can't Search Its Own Email

johnny cashed Re:Maybe they know what they are doing (165 comments)

And this may yet expose a flaw in deep compartmentalization. Should there be a super-user who can do such searches? Maybe someone that has to get keys from other users to do such a search. I would assume every employee can search their own email. National Geo. could certainly know which employees exchanged email with the NSA, and narrow their request.

about a year ago
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NSA Can't Search Its Own Email

johnny cashed Re:Maybe they know what they are doing (165 comments)

As experts in security and infomration gathering, maybe the NSA knows how to keep their email compartmentalized and secure from being searched, even by their own people.

That is what I first thought. They want to compartmentalize internal emails to keep things compartmentalized. +1 indeed sir!

about a year ago
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NSA Can't Search Its Own Email

johnny cashed Re:NSA (165 comments)

NSA drug running? Really? I thought that is what the CIA does to top up the slush fund. That and arms trading. Who know how many Libyan small arms they've just acquired for future distribution when they need deniability.

about a year ago
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Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

johnny cashed Re:Overthinking Hollywood. (1029 comments)

Or it could be, yknow, people just don't want to get shot out for a night at the movies anymore.

I know! 12 people got killed going to a batman movie last year! WTF?

Too soon?

about a year ago
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Rise of the Warrior Cop: How America's Police Forces Became Militarized

johnny cashed And it's only going to get worse (835 comments)

Before things improve, they will get worse.

about a year ago
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San Onofre's Closure: What Was Missed

johnny cashed Re:Boobies (88 comments)

Guess they architects didn't see it like that, or did and had a massive laugh when they were built.

God, I hope no architects were involved. Hopefully it was designed by engineers. I can only imagine what a nuke plant would look like if Frank Gehry designed it.

about a year ago
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San Onofre's Closure: What Was Missed

johnny cashed Re:From the laundromat (88 comments)

I'm not sure exactly what you're implying about the warm water and sharks, but considering the rest of your post is about environmental effects you seem to be implying that the water is warm and therefore somehow irradiated?

No, I think he means the water is literally warmer around the plant. Was it not located on the beach to provide cooling water for the reactor? Thermal pollution is what that is called.

about a year ago
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Container Ship Breaks In Two, Sinks

johnny cashed Re:So do those containers sink or float? (361 comments)

They are not airtight. They have a vent so the container can "breathe". Otherwise it will do "oil canning" with atmospheric pressure changes.

They are gaskets at the doors, but there is a vent up high on the container.

There may be some specialty containers which are airtight, but the generic ones are not.

about a year ago
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State Dept. Bureau Spent $630k On Facebook 'Likes'

johnny cashed Re:not exactly a lot of money (99 comments)

Sure it may be a small expenditure in their overall budget, but what are they buying here? PR? Good or bad PR? I don't see the point in government agencies "buying" likes on FB. Are they insecure?

about a year ago
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WA Post Publishes 4 More Slides On Data Collection From Google, Et Al

johnny cashed Re:And how do we know these are legit? (180 comments)

Because Assange has it so good? This whole think will be a case study in how not to react to leaked information. It would be funny if it didn't feel so real. Keystone cops government reaction. Yeah, they are fake slides, whatever helps you sleep at night.

Personally, I think the declassification date is a nice touch.

about a year ago

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johnny cashed johnny cashed writes  |  about 8 years ago

johnny cashed (590023) writes "CNN reports: http://www.cnn.com/2006/AUTOS/09/14/nhtsa_esc/inde x.html
The NHTSA (Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is proposing that all passenger vehicles under 10,000lbs. have electronic stability controls starting in 2009. Great, now the average new car price will increase due to federal regulations. I can agree with safety features, but how will this affect the average car buyer? Is this really necessary? Shouldn't the federal government instead propose better driver education? Wouldn't that save more lives? The NHTSA is accepting pulblic and industry comments on the proposed rule for the next 60 days. They say it will add approximately $111 to cars that already have antilock brakes. What about cars that don't? Wouldn't it be better to just mandate antilock brakes on cars?"

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