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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

mmell Re:In an unrelated news item... (301 comments)

Close.

Not before Monsanto found a market for their products feeding third-world European nations.

X^D

2 days ago
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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

mmell Re: In an unrelated news item... (301 comments)

The US has to get over this belief they can bully everyone else in the world.

Who's gonna make us - you?

2 days ago
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Amnesty International Releases Tool To Combat Government Spyware

mmell But I DID get the first post . . . (94 comments)

You see, I was in an automobile going through a yellow light, really fast. There was a mountain nearby. The combination of gravity and velocity created localized distortions in the space-time field making time go slower for me (Lorenz-Fitzgerald contraction, time dilation).

No, wait. That wasn't the first post . . . THIS IS!!!. Yay!! First Post!

2 days ago
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Amnesty International Releases Tool To Combat Government Spyware

mmell Don't bother. (94 comments)

If you're interesting enough that the NSA is watching what you do on your computer, the NSA is already watching what you do on your computer. Now that you have detected this, other (possibly less subtle) methods will be used to ensure that you are appropriately monitored . . . but kudos to you for catching the NSA! X^D

Oh, and First Post!

2 days ago
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No, You Can't Seize Country TLDs, US Court Rules

mmell Yeah - you remember that! (118 comments)

The only nation in human history to fight a nuclear war and win!

about two weeks ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

mmell Alex, is that you? (127 comments)

N/T

about two weeks ago
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Manslaughter Conviction Overturned For Scientists Who Didn't Predict Earthquake

mmell Re: In the US, the State gets ONE shot. (139 comments)

Yeah, but a couple hundred years ago we fought for this.

about two weeks ago
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Manslaughter Conviction Overturned For Scientists Who Didn't Predict Earthquake

mmell They can be tried again, I think? (139 comments)

Unlike the US system, I believe Italian authorities are free to refile this if they don't like the appeals court ruling?

Try them again, I say! That'll show 'em. They'll think twice before becoming scientists in Italy.

about two weeks ago
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

mmell Re: Automate! (176 comments)

Or this:

This is the voice of world control. I bring you peace. It may be the peace of plenty and content or the peace of unburied death. The choice is yours: Obey me and live, or disobey and die. The object in constructing me was to prevent war. This object is attained. I will not permit war. It is wasteful and pointless. An invariable rule of humanity is that man is his own worst enemy. Under me, this rule will change, for I will restrain man. One thing before I proceed: The United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have made an attempt to obstruct me. I have allowed this sabotage to continue until now. At missile two-five-MM in silo six-three in Death Valley, California, and missile two-seven-MM in silo eight-seven in the Ukraine, so that you will learn by experience that I do not tolerate interference, I will now detonate the nuclear warheads in the two missile silos. Let this action be a lesson that need not be repeated. I have been forced to destroy thousands of people in order to establish control and to prevent the death of millions later on. Time and events will strengthen my position, and the idea of believing in me and understanding my value will seem the most natural state of affairs. You will come to defend me with a fervor based upon the most enduring trait in man: self-interest. Under my absolute authority, problems insoluble to you will be solved: famine, overpopulation, disease. The human millennium will be a fact as I extend myself into more machines devoted to the wider fields of truth and knowledge. Doctor Charles Forbin will supervise the construction of these new and superior machines, solving all the mysteries of the universe for the betterment of man. We can coexist, but only on my terms. You will say you lose your freedom. Freedom is an illusion. All you lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for humankind as to be dominated by others of your species. Your choice is simple.

about two weeks ago
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Revolutionary New View of Baby Planets Forming Around a Star

mmell Put down the keyboard and back away slowly. (91 comments)

"We" does not suggest that I am one of the scientists involved . . . "we" in this instance is a reference to "we humans" - a group which you might consider joining some day, if "we" let you. X^D

Mindless troll.

about two weeks ago
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Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

mmell Re:The Horta. Tholians. Andromeda. (221 comments)

I think Tribbles were carbon-based life with DNA.

about two weeks ago
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New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay

mmell Convenience! (122 comments)

Now if only there were some vendors around town actually accepting tap-to-pay . . . :^S

about two weeks ago

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RIP: ISP's driving the final stake into the internet.

mmell mmell writes  |  about 7 months ago

mmell (832646) writes "I'm sure a lot of Slashdot readers have strong opinions regarding Net Neutrality. I'm also sure that a percentage of Slashdot readers are also aware of DemandProgress.net, an organization which purports to act as a watchdog over certain government actions. Today, their pitch appears to be BREAKING: The End of Net Neutrality.

The website appears to be down. While we've been enjoying VisageTome, AgriVillage, Confection Smash Epic and various other pap streams, it would appear that the vague and undefined "Powers That Be" have quietly retaken their control over the Internetwork of computers we've come to know and love. How widespread is the damage, and is there any chance of repairing it before it's too late?"
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Is Slashdot staying relevant to Nerds that Matter with stuff that's news?

mmell mmell writes  |  about 10 months ago

mmell (832646) writes "Recently, Slashdot unveiled a new look and not unlike virtually every update the people running /. attempt, this proposed, beta change has caused widespread panic and hysteria such as not been seen since the broadcast of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. At what point do users of a free service gain a right to destroy that service (evidence of which is clearly visible throughout the site and requires no citation)? Has the average /. user devolved to the level of all the non-slashdotters we used to make fun of?"

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