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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

mythosaz Re:The last time that happened he wrecked it. (290 comments)

Great quote. :) Offtopic follows.

As much as I loved Joshua Malina, Rob Lowe was fantastic as Sam Seaborn.

This was probably due to Sorkin and Schlamme checking out for season 5 though. Malina could have had better dialog if Sorkin had written any of it...


"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

mythosaz FARTHER! FARTHER! (396 comments)

Boston may have been hit somewhat, but further South — NYC and Philadelphia — the snowfall was rather underwhelming.

Further South conceptually? Ideologically? Along a timeline?

3 days ago

Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

mythosaz Re:Who eats doughnuts with the doughnut men? (461 comments)

Perhaps the police should stop behaving in was that make non-criminals scared of them.


...but lets not pretend that the reason you identify police on Waze exists for any other reason but to let other speeding drivers know to slow down until they pass the cop and speed back up to well above the speed limit. The feature isn't in Waze so that patriots can champion our civil rights; it's there so speeders can speed.

I'm OK with this, but...lets be honest in our discussions.

4 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

mythosaz Re:No need (467 comments)

Windows? Use Security Essentials and practice safe surfing. No need for anything else.


about a week ago

Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

mythosaz Re:He's baaaaaack! (420 comments)

I was 8 when I stood in line with my family outside of the Cine Capri to watch Star Wars. I probably watched it 50 more times in the theaters over the next few years, mostly summer matinees. Eventually I got to watch it on ONTV - my family's first PPV of any sort - and then on 3rd generation Beta tapes after that. I still have the bedsheets somewhere :)


about a week ago

Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

mythosaz Re:No way! (512 comments)

It's perfectly reasonable to have a position on a subject and still posses common sense.

It's obvious to pretty much everyone that a fleet of off-shore or H1B programmers bill cheaper to your customer than supplying them with actual citizens who can do the same job.

That's common sense.

about a week ago

Adobe Patches One Flash Zero Day, Another Still Unfixed

mythosaz Re:Why use Flash? (47 comments)

Anything else that uses Flash is better served with an app.

While that might be true, everything that uses flash hasn't been converted to an app just quite yet.

about a week ago

New Advance Confines GMOs To the Lab Instead of Living In the Wild

mythosaz Re:Jurassic Park (130 comments)

The lysine contingency is intended to prevent the spread of the animals in case they ever get off the island. Dr. Wu inserted a gene that makes a single faulty enzyme in protein metabolism. The animals can't manufacture the amino acid lysine. Unless they're continually supplied with lysine by us, they'll slip into a coma and die.

about a week ago

Interior of Burnt Herculaneum Scroll Read For First Time

mythosaz Re:Primum scribee / first post (66 comments)

Odd. I thought the recovered text started Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

about two weeks ago

UK Suspect Arrested In Connection With PSN/XBL 'Lizard Squad' Attacks

mythosaz Re:good (55 comments)

While he certainly screwed up my after-Christmas plans, I'm not quite ready to have him test new lethal injection drugs in Florida yet...

An 18-year old non-violent offender should get an option to demonstrate the three R's of the criminal defense system. Remorse, recant, restitution.

He needs a felony charge (that matches his crimes) that, upon successful completion of jail/probation/community-service can be commuted to a misdemeanor.

about two weeks ago

UK Suspect Arrested In Connection With PSN/XBL 'Lizard Squad' Attacks

mythosaz SWATting... Swatting? Who knows... (55 comments)


Oh man, you guys really got me with this swatting at my house.

Wait, what?

about two weeks ago

Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

mythosaz For the sake of discussion... (316 comments)

Take a "clear cut" situation. During a border inspection a car is found heavily modified full of secret compartments. In the compartments the border agents discover a couple pounds of designer drugs, a Class-3/Tax Stamp worthy weapon of some sort, and $20,000 in cash.

What should they do with the X?
What should they do with the machine gun?
What should they do with the $20,000?
What should they do with the car?

I'm not advocating any position here - just asking the question.

about two weeks ago

The Anthropocene Epoch Began With 1945 Atomic Bomb Test, Scientists Say

mythosaz Re:Academic wankery at its finest (154 comments)

Yeah, it'd be like using Latin for scientific terminology today.

about two weeks ago

Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

mythosaz Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

The idea that parents are unanimously treated like villains is overplayed. Anyone fucks with your parenting, and you're probably not going to report it as a good experience.

Having rased one child with sever emotional difficulties to adulthood, we've had a couple run-ins with CPS.

The 6'4 200# 15-year-old kid got in a pushing match with his 6'4 300# biological father outside the school. A teacher saw it and was obligated to report it. CPS talked to my wife in person and made a round of phone calls to everyone else involved including myself (stepdad). The person who called me asked some fairly simple questions about what our home-life was like, and satisfied we weren't alcoholic abusers, they closed their investigation with a finding of what I can only describe as "shit happens, but this isn't a problem."

Once I separated the emotion and nanny-state second-guessing of my parenting (in a situation I was barely involved with) from the reality of the situation, all we ended up having was a quick phone call with a woman who wanted to make sure our kid wasn't in any sort of direct harm.

So, no, I don't believe that parents are assumed to be villains until proven good.

about two weeks ago

Silk Road Trial Defense: Mt. Gox CEO Was the Real Dread Pirate Roberts

mythosaz I miss Law and Order (119 comments)

You see, *this* would have been the Ripped from the Headlines story of the century.

I love, love, love this story. Murder for hire, drugs, computers, cryptocurrency, false identities, frame-ups, parallel construction. Oh man, I can't wait for the miniseries.

about two weeks ago

Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

mythosaz Re:My company bought a Google Glass (141 comments)

By your company and their failure to integrate it, or by Google?

I guess I can pick up a pain on eBay soon for cheap...

about two weeks ago


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