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Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

marcgvky Re:No (264 comments)

Wrong, they generally find rioting idiots to put down. By the way, the people you have to worry about, are not the people in uniforms. Generally, it's the dirt bags with no morals or ethics... aka the rioters in Furgeson. When's the last time you saw a bunch of white people rioting and destroying their own neighborhoods.... tick tock tick tock tick tock..... NHHHHHHHHH never.

about a month ago
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Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

marcgvky Re:No (264 comments)

Go fuck yourself, liberal loser. No translator required.

about a month ago
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Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

marcgvky Re:No (264 comments)

You're a complete retard and have not studied the History of Nazi Germany. The citizens where systematically disarmed, so that they could pose no credible threat to the Reich. The ONLY time that citizens were armed was during the pinch on Berlin, at which time anyone who could carry a Panzerfaust or rifle was pressed into service (at gunpoint) to serve until death or victory. Go crawl under your rock, liberal loser.

about a month ago
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NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

marcgvky Stadiums are massively expensive (216 comments)

Ticket revenue probably goes to maintaining those monstrous stadiums and huge salaries. If you take away their ability to control WHO sees the content and WHEN they see it, they couldn't rape fans for $100-$2000 per ticket. If there is only one local source to view the LIVE content (read: go to the game), the NBA can continue to charge OBSCENE fees for the tickets and morons will continue to pay those fees for the privileged of viewing the LIVE content.

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Personally, I am a free market person. If fans weren't so rabidly willing to pay the OBSCENE ticket prices, the market would correct downward. However, it would seem that the market is willing to support these OBSCENE ticket prices, so game on!!

about a month and a half ago
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Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives

marcgvky Never seen a conservative position on Slashdot (409 comments)

It's interesting to me that, when someone publishes a study that might not support the liberal template of "renewables and sustainables rock", the moderators also publish a rebuttal. In fact, I have never seen a Climate Change article with a rebuttal attached EVER. Slashdot slanted, oh hell yes they are.... come on guys. Let ALL of the members in the forum speak.

about a month and a half ago
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The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police

marcgvky Re:Heck, we probably already fund them (125 comments)

Saudi? Hey! And Israel! Don't forget NSA and Israel - the most moral military on earth! They bomb hospitals under UN protection with the morality of the old testament!

Troll. Can't mod you. Moron. Jihadi's are homosexuals and pork eating cowards.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Global Warming Solvable If Fossil Fuel Subsidies Given To Clean Energy

marcgvky According to my reading.... (385 comments)

The bulk what can be consider "subsidies", under any reasonable definition, are targeted at renewables. In fact, 2/3 of energy "subsidies" are artificially sustaining the renewables market: http://cornerstonemag.net/u-s-...

about 2 months ago
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Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

marcgvky You don't know the half of it (353 comments)

Health Insurance companies are "sharing" prescription and condition history with "partners" that are paying them to... yes your PHI too. And, because they are first-parties (aka "partners") you aren't told about these data-sharing agreements, and you aren't given the ability to opt-out. The problem with this is that the other insurers (life, health, auto, etc.) and pharma companies subscribe to these data clearinghouses as "partners," allowing them all to circumvent HIPPA in-spirit, but remain within the letter. You may be no risk at all, taking an anti-depressant, however, the life insurer will rate you as a suicide / high risker.... see where I am going with this?

The spirit of HIPPA was to keep the fact that you are a pot smoking, HIV infected (but otherwise productive and high-functioning) person out of the hands of anyone THAT YOU DONT WANT TO HAVE IT.

Guess what, I work in healthcare and have 10 more storied like this.... if you think your health insurance and healthcare providers are vangaurds of privacy.... ROTFLMAO... you have no idea.

That's why the wealthy and famous are always admitted under pseudonyms and pay cash, but only to the Director of Account Payable.... LOL we normal people are fucked.

Also, Soulskill is a douchebag.

about 2 months ago
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Nest Announces New Smart Home API

marcgvky Big data, getting into your world? (38 comments)

People, please think before you rush to buy this stuff. I can assure you that your data WILL BE SOLD to the utilities and by government agencies to regulate you into the stone age... or the EPA will reach into your living room and "help you green the house" by switching your HVAC off. It's really dumb.

about 3 months ago
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Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit

marcgvky Another "who cares" article (268 comments)

Greate pick Soulskill... a real yawner.

about 3 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution

marcgvky Re:Awesome! (276 comments)

Wow, a liberal article published by Soulskill, the editorial leftie overlord... shocking.

about 3 months ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

marcgvky I've quit two jobs, due to overwork (710 comments)

They lie to you in the interview, "oh, it's rare, but there are a couples of weeks here and there, that we burn the midnight oil." Yeah, bullshit. 50-hours minimum, and everyone gives you the stink-eye, if you head for the door before 6PM. Suck it, corporate America. Sell your soul to the corporate idol for NOTHING in return. Once again, suck it.

about 3 months ago
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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

marcgvky This is Awesome (218 comments)

Does it come with air conditioning? Wonder if you could have a two-seater?

about 3 months ago
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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

marcgvky They should have copied the 3DES keys (378 comments)

And posted them onto the Internet. There's your proof. Now go re-inject every device on your bank network LOL

about 3 months ago
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Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California

marcgvky You job should be no more secure than anyone else (519 comments)

This is great.... it's time to make everyone equal. I am a Marxist and don't understand why education is some type of protected class.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

marcgvky Even if model broken is broken.... (343 comments)

I don't need the government "fixing" it with additional artificial and damaging influence. There was a time when copper was expensive and small coal-towns weren't going to get dial-tone. Those days are long gone. Let's back out of the telecom market slowly and rely upon (well litigated and settles) anti-trust laws to ensure we don't get hosed.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

marcgvky The last mile isn't expensive (343 comments)

The cost of outside plant is amortized over 20 or 30 years.... and banks line up to underwrite large installations for established publicly owned companies.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

marcgvky This is what the Cable Companies did in the 90's (343 comments)

Please mod this way up. The "new cable mafia" is the ISP. This North Jersey mafia-style business, with their willing lemmings on the FCC amounts to nothing but CRONY CAPITALISM. It has to stop.

Remember when cable was relatively inexpensive, back in the 80's and part of the 90's? Back then, the cable company provided clear reception (read: bandwidth) and access to several dozen channels (read: content providers). The "cable business" was aggressively seeking content, because that's why people subscribed to cable. In those days, cable providers PAID CONTENT PROVIDERS

Roll the clock forward to the later-90's, the infrastructure boom was over and the local cable provider OWNS the last mile. Revenue growth from new subscribers stagnates. So, in true "pipe-to-the-knee-caps mafia style", cable providers turned to the content providers and said, "we own the 'last mile', NOW YOU HAVE TO PAY US, or we will not carry your channel/signal." Back then, they gave the SAME LAME-ASS EXCUSE: "channel-space (read: bandwidth) is getting scarce and we need money to expand our channel-space (bandwidth), otherwise we may have to cut you [content provider] out of the channel-line-up." (FLASH BACK: Remember the commercials from the "stations" like saying, "keep this channel as part of your basic package, call your cable company and bitch them out."?)

Shift your perspective just a little, do you think any of this would be happening if Netflix were a subscription service via the Cable Provider.... nope. Cause the troll would already be extracting the toll.

about 3 months ago
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HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs

marcgvky Re:Tautology (288 comments)

Firing the right people, increase profitability...

about 4 months ago
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UPS Denies Helping the NSA 'Interdict' Packages

marcgvky BINGO! (207 comments)

You nailed it. UPS is scott-free. All UPS have secured federal facilities into which all cross-boarder shipment pass and "you don't need to know whats going on in there." Bahhhhh, don't piss on us and call it rain, we know better.

about 4 months ago

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Stunning Satellite Images of Artic Ice Show Largest/Thickest Ice Pack in Years

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about three weeks ago

marcgvky (949079) writes "For years, many people in the scientific community and our favorite apocalyptic horseman: Al Gore, have been claiming that the Arctic is in an ‘irrevocable death spiral’. with imminent ice-free summers bound to trigger further disasters. According to this article in the Daily Mail, the summer ice pack is thicker and larger than it has ever been; spanning an area of ocean twice the size of the state of Alaska...

Along with locusts and plague, Gore, et. al., told us to expect gigantic releases of methane into the atmosphere from frozen Arctic deposits, and accelerated global warming caused by the fact that heat from the sun will no longer be reflected back by the ice into space.

And then there is the Polar Bear... predications of declines in population were wrong. The bear population continues to increase, forcing the main international bear science body, the Polar Bear Specialist Group, to admit that it has no reliable data from almost half of the Arctic, so cannot say whether numbers are falling or rising."

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Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning images show summer ice cap thicker

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about three weeks ago

marcgvky (949079) writes "For years, many people in the scientific community and our favorite apocalyptic horseman: Al Gore, have been claiming that the Arctic is in an ‘irrevocable death spiral’. with imminent ice-free summers bound to trigger further disasters. According to this article in the Daily Mail, the summer ice pack is thicker and larger than it has ever been; spanning an area of ocean twice the size of the state of Alaska...

Along with locusts and plague, Gore, et. al., told us to expect gigantic releases of methane into the atmosphere from frozen Arctic deposits, and accelerated global warming caused by the fact that heat from the sun will no longer be reflected back by the ice into space.

Of course, when people are (naturally and wisely) skeptical of these prediction (that are simply meant to incite people to donate their cash or give up their rights), politicians such as Al Gore, John Kerry, Barrack "Millhouse" Obama, continue to insist that climate science is ‘settled’ and have accused those who question their forecasts of being climate change ‘deniers’. It would appear that the real "deniers" are the people that keep promoting the impending apocalypse..... that never happens."

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Australian Bureau of Meteorology accused of Criminally Adjusted Global Warming

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about a month ago

marcgvky (949079) writes "The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been caught red-handed manipulating temperature data to show "global warming" where none actually exists.

At Amberley, Queensland, for example, the data at a weather station showing 1 degree Celsius cooling per century was "homogenized" (adjusted) by the Bureau so that it instead showed a 2.5 degrees warming per century."

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Are all Slashdot editors Climate Change coolaid drinkers?

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about 4 months ago

marcgvky (949079) writes "A couple of my recent posts have covered stories that bring a different light to the Climate war. But they never get published. So, are there any readers out there that have studied the issue by reading the papers and doing the math... and have come to the conclusion that "climate change" isn't a science, but an ideology or faith?"
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The Myth of the Climate Change '97%'

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about 4 months ago

marcgvky (949079) writes "According to the WSJ research of the "well known 97% study, they received responses from 3,146 people, of which only 5 percent selfidentified as climate scientists. To get to the magic 97 percent in the affirmative to both questions — in the answers to questions even many skeptics would answer “yes” — the study’s authors had to whittle down the survey to a paltry 79 “climate scientists,” defined as those who also have “published more than 50 percent of their recent peerreviewed papers on the subject of climate change.” The National Academy of Sciences survey is similarly skewed.

According to Jim Lakely's blog post, "[the] bottom line: A handful of “qualified” scientists asserting “fact” is not what it seems. Yet the enviro-left still clings to this fraudulent “argument by authority” nonsense." Paywall alert: the "original article" link hits the WSJ paywall."

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Is Spotify Spamming You, Recently?

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about 5 months ago

marcgvky (949079) writes "I hate spam. Recently, I noticed that my email addressed was "signed-up" for spotify and started getting their "marketing vomit". Wondering if they purchased a list of email addresses and "opened accounts" for us?"
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American Physical Society may be turning away from Climate Change mythology

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about 6 months ago

marcgvky (949079) writes "It would appear that the American Physical Society is attempting to reach an honest scientific balance via the appointment three renowned scientist to their Public Relations board; all of whom are outspoken critics of climate change absolutist faith. One recent appointee, John Christy (Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville) has written: “I’m sure the majority (but not all) of my IPCC colleagues cringe when I say this, but I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the warming we see.”

I will be shocked if my post appears on the main board for Slashdot. I want people whom claim to be strong minded academics to spend a moment of introspection, today; belief in forces that cannot be explained, observed, and tested to be empirically true is, by definition, faith. Do you have faith? Or have you read the journals and come to an honest conclusion, using your own intellect? Most people are just attempting to appear savvy and hip.

Blind faith often leads to deep disservice to humanity and damage to humans. Bet that readers will agree with the previous statement, but will struggle with everything else, herein. That's called dissonance. Enjoy your introspection moment."

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Solopower pushes production facility to short-notice Auction: Solyndra 2.0

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about 7 months ago

marcgvky (949079) writes "Solopower received lot of government-backed loans from the same DoE program as the infamous Solyndra. They announced their launch, at about the same time that Solyndra's epic fail become the top news story in the U.S. Now, it appears that their San Jose, CA is now on the auction-block, as part of a (super) short-notice sale. Why does the DoE have such broad discretion with taxpayer money, such that they can act as a foolish venture capitalist... with no accountability for 100's of billions of dollars lost? I want that job!!"
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Home Button fails on Apple devices running iOS 6.0.x

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about a year and a half ago

marcgvky writes "Unfortunately, it also came with a serious flaw in the OS/Software; the home button would not function in certain (necessary) scenarios. A little research on the Apple User Forums reveals an avalanche of similar issues from users of iPads and iPods. Some where upgraders, while many were New In Box folks (like me).
The only common theme is that users are running Apple iOS 6.0.x. While impossible to discern the root cause of the home button fail, one might speculate that this is an issue in iOS as it relates to capturing the button-press event and how the OS handles that event (i.e. to which program(s) do I communicate/raise that event).
This could be pretty darn embarrassing for the iOS team, if it turns out NOT to be a hardware issue and this bug made it into the iOS release build. Just saying :-) If it turns out to be a hardware issue, my apologies to the iOS team..... and please flog the hardware Q/A folks ;)"

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Journals

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"girlfirend" for $75K per year as my concubine, totally wrong?

marcgvky marcgvky writes  |  about 5 months ago

Based on my current income and utter lack of interest in the cult of hetero marriage, is it so bad that I would offer an exceptionally attractive woman a retainer salary and 401k for providing me with my nerdy and co-beneficial physical needs? I mean seriously, cant we just be best friends with benefits and make those benefits realistic, given our current economy?

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