Richard Stallman's Solution To 'Too Big To Fail'
He is a Socialist. I am a Capitalist. He wants to punish companies for being successful. I think that is a bad idea.
By the way, I have seen GNU software in HPUX and Solaris. We don't call them GNU/HPUX or GNU/Solaris. Linux is a Kernel. Ask anyone developing embedded systems. No GNU there, but it is still Linux. He gave his software away. Now he wants everyone to bow down because we used it. What happened to the HURD Kernel? Get over it.
Yeah I know. Call me a troll. It is a subject I am passionate about. Sorry if I offend, but I have a right to my opinion.
For personal printing, not work, I usually use ...
I print three or four times a year. When I need something printed, I email it to myself, go to FedEx/Kinko, and print it. Costs me about ten cents American. I usually have to send it somewhere, so I can take care of that at the same time. I call them "My Office When I Am Away From The Office."
Telepresence Robot Rundown
When I saw the headline I thought someone had hit a robot with a truck.
How To Make PC Gaming Better
I am sure this will be an unpopular idea, but there should be no fee to play an MMORPG. Instead potions should be things like "A nice refreshing Pepsi!"
My relationship to military service:
"Military family - grew up on and around bases, Father retired enlisted, majority of siblings served in one way or another. Me, they didn't need."
This was going to be my missing option as well. My father was a lifer, fought in Korea - actually a non-combat role. I have two brothers who served and a niece-in-law who is currently enlisted and stationed abroad.
What most people do not understand is that when one family member serves, the whole family serves. Most of my siblings were born abroad, as I was. My mother raised a family on a soldiers wages. When my family goes to war, we organize local efforts to send care packages and letters. It is a lifestyle.
Are You Prepared For the Zombie Apocalypse?
-You can't eat them.
I grew up hunting. I can kill game. However, in a post-apocalypse world I would do more trapping and fishing and save the ammunition.
-You can't drink them.
I can brew beer and make wine. Who wants to drink a weapon?
-They can't power your well, sump pump, freezer, or furnace
No, neither can a roof over your head, but that doesn't mean I would live in the open.
-A gun doesn't do a very good job of providing you information about the weather, news updates from the CDC, or other emergency management information.
No that is why I have an emergency radio. See my answer above.
-1000 rounds of ammunition == approximately 1000 dead zombies +/- your accuracy. This becomes a problem when the zombie population goes > 1000 zombies. A delta of zombies is a bad thing.
I have reloading equipment. Also I do know how to make gunpowder from sulfur, charcoal, and saltpeter, but god forbid it comes to that.
-Guns cannot process large game into juicy delicious steaks all by themselves.
No but I can! See my answer to number one above.
A lot of what you are saying is the equivalent of "A boat is not a car, so why would I want a boat?" My answer is when you NEED it you will WANT it.
I get most of my books...
By.... not depicting either? Sorry but I fail to see the specific issue. Illustrations could be used outside of the depiction of those two individuals, and if they needed to include visuals during those passages, let them be impressionistic representations or abstract patterns.
You know you may be right. I am / was probably letting my ignorance / prejudice reflect in my opinion.
I stand corrected.
I get most of my books...
"I hope one day books will be available as multimedia presentations with text, audio, illustration, glossaries, and in some cases video"
You know I have seen a lot of versions of the bible done this way. I think that at this time, you have to have a book that has a huge appeal to make it proffitable to do a book like this. The Bible is an obvious choice, but I honestly cannot think of any other book that warrants this treatment. I would say The Koran, but with Islam's restriction on depicting Allah and The Prophet Muhammad in human form, I am not sure how you would pull this off.
Scientists Breeding Super Bees
I for one welcome our new Super Bee overlords!
US Wants Drivers To Test Wireless Auto Safety Tech
Looks like we are one step closer to flying cars. We won't get flying cars until cars can fly themselves.
If I must read a bit of spam, I'd rather it be ...
It gets even better: I get auto-translated Greek spam!
Isn't Greek spam just gay porn spam?
If I must read a bit of spam, I'd rather it be ...
My Church recently created a facebook page. I find it funny that I see adds to "Meet sexy women in your area" when I am reading about church news.
Drawing the Line Between Android and Linux
"So the GNU/Linux arguments start making a lot more sense now, aren't they? Cause if you just call it Linux, Android seems perfectly "Linux" to me."
I just don't get this. The gas pump you use probably runs Linux. The cash register at the store probably runs Linux (OK I've seen a lot that run windows.) Tivo runs Linux. Linux is a very popular embedded operating system. Most embedded systems run little if any GNU software. That does not make them less Linux.
Mathematics Museum To Open In Manhattan
"If math gives you a raging brainer"
I must be getting old. I haven't had a raging brainer in years, unless you count that 'morning logarithm' a couple of weeks back...
$500,000 Worth of Bitcoins Stolen
Whatever happened to honor among thieves...err I mean dopers...err black marketeers?
What Cybercrime Stats Have In Common With Sexual Braggadocio
Yeah when I read the headline, "What Cybercrime Stats Have In Common With Sexual Braggadocio 25," I thought they were going to find a link between bragging about sex and committing Cybercrime.
Activists May Use Their Targets' Trademarks
I really thought that "The People VS Larry Flynt," had decided this.
From the article:
In 1988, Flynt won an important Supreme Court decision, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, after being sued by Reverend Jerry Falwell in 1983 over an offensive ad parody in Hustler that suggested that Falwell's first sexual encounter was with his mother in an out-house. Falwell sued Flynt, citing emotional distress caused by the ad. The decision clarified that public figures cannot recover damages for "intentional infliction of emotional distress" based on parodies.
Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?
"on the side of following HIPAA regulations and not being personally liable for million dollar lawsuits, fines, and criminal charges"
I think what is being overlooked here is the CRIMINAL charges. The company will pay millions. You will lose your job. I will go to PRISON. I am not willing to play pick up the soap with a 200 pound man called "Betty" just because you wanted to hang an unauthorized server on the network!
National Broadband Map Shows Digital Divide
I typed in my Mother's address. She lives 40 miles outside of Dallas, and can only get 3G wireless from a couple of providers. Even then she rarely gets faster than 720 Kbps. It listed two "Fixed Wireless" providers with speeds up to 6 Mbps. I went to their web sites and typed in her address. They say, correctly, that she is outside their coverage area.
Republicans Create Rider To Stop Net Neutrality
"Bullshit, I used to call all the time. Not letters call. You get some staffer who does not care and an email that says they agree with you and support $the_opposite_of_what_you_said 100%."
What did you expect. Do you want you senator answering the phone all day or do you want them to govern? Personally I send emails. I always get a policy paper back. Sometimes they support my viewpoint and sometimes they do not. What I do know, is that someone on the staff is keeping a record of the opinions that are coming in. That is what your congressman ultimately sees. the totals, not individual opinions.
Also, on occasion I bring up an issue that is completely off the radar of my representative. Sometimes that requires a few emails to school my elected official about why this issue is important. After all they are only human.
Finally, I would like to suggest that some creativity can be helpful. In this last election I sent my congressman a photocopy of the $25 cheque I sent to his opponent. I had warned him in an earlier email that failure to support a piece of legislation would result in my supporting his opponent. Idle threats are pointless. Follow through gets noticed.
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