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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

kgamiel Don't half-ass it, go all the way (532 comments)

Turn away the diabetic fat asses that turn up at public hospitals and clinics, right? Why should the state all of a sudden be a nanny when we're sick, particularly due to our own bad decisions?

about 3 months ago
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Keeping in Contact With Family, From Afghanistan?

kgamiel Re:Ham radio (176 comments)

I recently acquired my (now deceased) grandparents home. He was a WWII veteran, radio man, who taught at the Coast Guard Academy and served in the Navy in communications. Until he died when I was 17, he had a 100' tower in his yard (many kid accidents caused by guy wires) and was a dedicated HAM, he hosted the repeater for the region. Among the many dusty certs on the wall of his small shop/office is a MARS cert. What a fantastic program and comradery. From what I can tell, that and like-minded groups of guys would hear the poster's question and move hell or high water to make it happen, that was their cause. Do we have such geeks today? I suspect we do and if so, we need to celebrate them with crusty-edged paper that bears their name and shows up on Slashdot decades later. If not....

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Campaign Seeks LAMP Developers

kgamiel Re:Why not? (488 comments)

Ding ding ding, that was the point, your last sentence sums it up perfectly, well put!

more than 6 years ago

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Obama Campaign Seeks LAMP Developers

kgamiel kgamiel writes  |  more than 6 years ago

kgamiel writes "The Obama campaign's CTO is hiring LAMP-biased geeks to help elect the Senator in the fall (geeks for hire). What if he instead announced a Source Forge project toward the same end? Anecdotally, it seems most folks in our respective fields support Obama over the remaining field and would be willing to help for free (i.e. massive free resources), but what would such a project look like? Tools that both sides could use "equally" would not achieve the desired end. Philosophically, could the Open Source community support one side in a competition such as this? What other issues does this raise?"
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