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Man Arrested For Exploiting Error In Slot Machines

mellestad It should be: (611 comments)

Casino owners arrested for exploited known bug in human brain.

more than 3 years ago
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Alberta Scientists Discover Largest-Ever Cache of Dinosaur Bones

mellestad Re:They died in the great flood (154 comments)

So the world was flooded for months with over a mile of water, then all the bodies, still whole, settle in the same region, then they are trampled and eaten by dinosaur scavengers (presumably they just ran really fast from Noah's ark back to Alberta). Awesome, that explains everything.

more than 4 years ago
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Paper Manufacturer Launches "Print More" Campaign

mellestad It isn't about being green (446 comments)

Printing isn't on the decline because of environmental concerns, it is on the decline because you don't need it as much anymore, especially for the younger crowd. Who needs printouts when your phone can pull up Google docs, wikipedia and your pictures? Who needs printouts when so much is digitized? Who needs paper when all of your bills are paid electronically? When your books are on a e-reader? The paperless office and home are not here, and they might never be. But paper is certainly less relevant today than it was twenty years ago, and it will continue to become less relevant as time goes on.

more than 4 years ago
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Directed Energy Weapon Downs Mosquitos

mellestad Oh no! (428 comments)

Someone better call PETA!

more than 4 years ago
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Ireland's Blasphemy Law Goes Into Effect

mellestad Re:No, it's a stupid idea... (845 comments)

You are mis-informed. Atheists believe that since there is no reason to hold a positive belief in God, and the universe makes more sense without a God, it is best to proceed with the assumption that there is no God. Even Dawkins says his atheism is 6 out of 7, simply because it is not possible to prove a negative claim. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_of_theistic_probability I think you should do some more reading about what real atheists claim before you get on your soap box and tell everyone what you think we believe. And using caps does not PROVE your point.

more than 4 years ago
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French Branch of Scientology Is Convicted of Fraud

mellestad Re:Revoke The Tax-Free Status Of The Catholic Chur (622 comments)

And what percentage of the churches income does it use for social services, versus employee pay, non humanitarian admin and missions? Thought so.

more than 4 years ago
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Garlic Farmer Wards Off High-Speed Internet

mellestad Re:Wrong kind of radiation (475 comments)

Leave it to experts maybe...the slur that farmers are stupid is uncalled for.

more than 5 years ago
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Solar Roadways Get DoT Funding

mellestad Once again (484 comments)

The *brilliant* minds of Slashdot have come up with the questions that no-one would ever think to ask! I am *sure* the designers never thought of something like rain. Truly, this is the home of genius, and we should all be grateful that we can come here, and be saved from innovation! */sarcasm Maybe there might be answers to the obvious questions we are seeing. The guy at least wrote a proposal that convinced someone to give him 100,000k. Oh, right, everyone in the government is stupid, and can be easily conned.

more than 5 years ago
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Entanglement Could Be a Deterministic Phenomenon

mellestad Free will (259 comments)

The only reason we can say we have free will is because creating an exact model for human behavior is a practical impossibility.

more than 5 years ago
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Emergency Government Control of the Internet?

mellestad Christ (853 comments)

You know, this has got to be the most biased, mis-leading and inflammatory headline I have ever read on Slashdot. Fine, you are Libertarian, I get it. But things like this do *nothing* to help you, it just makes you look like conspiracy theory wackos. This is like saying: A) The government can deploy the National Guard in an emergency B) The army is going to rape your sister and kill your whole family!!!!!!!

more than 5 years ago
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Is Cataclysm the Next World of Warcraft Expansion?

mellestad Re:It has a story? (259 comments)

I think I agree. At least for me, WoW is just a time sink, and it is designed that way. I know lots of people love it, but it reminds me of TV sitcoms, it is just designed to be involving enough to keep you staring at the screen, but never deep enough to actually make you think enough to really become enjoyable. So in summary, WoW is like McDonalds.

more than 5 years ago
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Is Cataclysm the Next World of Warcraft Expansion?

mellestad Re:It has a story? (259 comments)

Yea, there is a lot of lore, but you could literally pick up all the interesting lore in a couple hours of reading, rather than play for a year to get it all in game. The gameplay is too drawn out and tedious. It was alright when I was younger and didn't have anything better to do, but now I just can't justify spending the amount of time WoW takes. If you can only play for an hour a day, WoW sucks. At least games like Warhammer online let you log in and have some fun, even if you only have half an hour.

more than 5 years ago
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Is Cataclysm the Next World of Warcraft Expansion?

mellestad Re:Will Interest Wane? (259 comments)

It did for me. Honestly, I lost interest before I came close to the first level cap. The expansions might be awesome, but there is no way I am going to waste months of my time grinding for levels just to get to the new content. If they let you start out now and pick a mid-range point for your character maybe I would consider it. People might say, hey it only takes a couple weeks to level up to 50! Well, yea, but some of us have jobs and families. If the gameplay was fun it might be different, but I get tired of playing about two days after I start. Just the same thing over and over and over and.....

more than 5 years ago
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US, Russia Reach Nuclear Arsenal Agreement

mellestad Re:Anyone know (413 comments)

You are going to have to cite this. Everything I have seen and read says the same exact thing: He was ousted at gunpoint. If they had impeached him (or whatever) no-one would be whining about it right now and everyone would move on. If a sitting president breaks the law you charge them and convict them, you don't point a gun at there head and install a new leader without a democratic process. Sheesh.

more than 5 years ago
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Senators Want To Punish Nokia, Siemens Over Iran

mellestad Two choices (392 comments)

America needs to decide a)Iran is a horrible regime and should be treated as such, which included cutting off any business or country that profits by selling to it, or b) leave them alone. This is all wishy-washy jerking off after the fact. None of this tech is classified or sensitive, so you can't say they were selling them weapons grade material or something. You can't punish a corporation after the fact when the did not break a single international law. These spineless half measures reek of hypocrisy.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Mistook Jackson Searches For Net Attack

mellestad Cripes (256 comments)

Sheeple? "The Masses"? If Gates or Linus croaked one day you would all be Googling the shit out of it, but when something happens outside of your comfort zone you mock and deride it. Sheeple indeed.

more than 5 years ago
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ASCAP Wants To Be Paid When Your Phone Rings

mellestad Just FYI (461 comments)

It sounds like they are suing because they think the providers should be paying them a fee, not the end user. At least that is what their website says about it.

more than 5 years ago
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Minn. Supreme Court Upholds City's Right To Build Own Network

mellestad Re:Wrong (252 comments)

Probably because Ron Paul said so! *ducks*

more than 5 years ago

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