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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

mythosaz NIMBO! (213 comments)

Not in my back ocean!

2 days ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

mythosaz Re:Which "Homeless?" (318 comments)

Well sure. There are some great corners out there, but those panhandlers are the top of the panhandling food chain. We've all seen that expose where they follow a panhandler home in his BMW to the suburbs.

Most though... ...they make about $8/hr (tax free - or at least unreported). That's enough to score a room to share with your other gutterpunk friends and score some more heroin.

2 days ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

mythosaz Re:Spare Change (318 comments)

...and in a couple more decades, we'll be done decriminalizing it.

Except in Alabama, because Jesus.

2 days ago
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FBI Drone Deployment Timeline

mythosaz Re:Ron Paul was never a Senator (33 comments)

Give samzenpus a break. It's not like he's an editor of a large new aggregation site or anything.

2 days ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

mythosaz Re:Strange.. (318 comments)

An open letter to you and the smoking homeless:

Stop smoking, idiot.

Yours in FSM,
mythosaz

3 days ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

mythosaz Re:Strange.. (318 comments)

Actually nothing says, "I'm stupid" like smoking.

I've never, ever, been shocked to see a homeless man smoking a cigarette. No money for a razor and shampoo again today, but hey, American Spirit!

Heroin I understand. :/

3 days ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

mythosaz Re:Another city, perhaps? (318 comments)

That headline and your a ref= are astonishingly sensationalist.

..the Sacramento Bee newspaper reported that hospital staff had given as many as 1,500 patients one-way bus tickets to California and 46 other states between 2008 and 2013.

Over 5-6 years, Nevada offered bus tickets (home?) to former mental patients without providing good enough post-care documentation for them. They went to 47 of the 47 possible states you can take a bus to without a passport. They went at a rate of 250 a year, and, in total 24 of them ended up in SF over those 5-6 years.

There's no direct evidence that those 24 ended up homeless, or were even homeless! ...just that the some of them then availed themselves of state medical care and shelter.

In summary -- liar, liar, pants on fire.

3 days ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

mythosaz Re:Strange.. (318 comments)

When I give change to a homeless guy, i know that 100% of my money is going to do that homeless guy some good...

Well, 100% of it goes to the homeless guy, but based on your own description, it sounds like none of it does any good.

At least the 30% in the collection box might go to permanent solutions, halfway houses, transition solutions, job training and education, etc.

3 days ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

mythosaz Re:plastic (318 comments)

Also fewer and fewer people know the difference between less and fewer.

3 days ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

mythosaz Re:Um no (318 comments)

...but you see, I'm an honest working man, driving home to see my family, and I only need 73 more cents to buy the part I need for my car, and I'll be on my way.

3 days ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

mythosaz Which "Homeless?" (318 comments)

Will it be one of the part-time homeless who make a full days' wage standing a few hours on the corner and then retreating to their suburban home because they have a juicy location?

Will it be a "gutterpunk" who has chosen homelessness as his lifestyle - playing the ukulele on "college" street between heroin injections?

[Panhandling, apparently, nets about $8/hour, depending on where you live -- more than enough if you aspire to only shoot up and go back to your crappy hotel after a few hours.]

...or will it be the genuinely if-only-I-could-bootstrap-myself homeless, the mentally ill, or someone who's on the streets because they're out of options?

3 days ago
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

mythosaz Re:Android ... (193 comments)

Yes. I'd love to hear an unbiased review from a site that doesn't sell them. ...bought myself a WiFi hotspot and a cheap service plan (FreedomPop) today to start down this path.

3 days ago
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

mythosaz Android Head Units (193 comments)

As a counter to this, a number of Android head units based on versions >4 started showing up about a year ago.

For me, it was a decision about getting WiFi for them in the car - and figuring out how much bandwidth I'd want to use to have XM still available to me - as despite there being a number of other streaming options, live uncensored talk is a sticking point for my daily commutes. This lead down a crazy rabbit hole of WiFi devices from FreedomPop and others.

...because fuck the walled Apple garden.

4 days ago
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Saturn May Have Given Birth To a Baby Moon

mythosaz Re:That's no moon! (71 comments)

Republic credits? Republic credits are no good out here. I need something more real.

4 days ago
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Ubisoft Hands Out Nexus 7 Tablets At a Game's Press Event

mythosaz More Shocking... (43 comments)

...it would have been more shocking if they hadn't been doling out swag bags to their press events.

This is news?

4 days ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

mythosaz The NSA is becoming a new God for "True Believers" (170 comments)

What's that? Have any unknown in your life? Just insert the NSA?

Don't have the source code? The NSA must be behind it.
Don't know who spread a worm? Must be the NSA.
Don't know who authored BitCoin? NSA.
Don't know who packaged up TAILS? NSA.

The NSA sent his heavenly son to die for our sins.

4 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

mythosaz Re:Paper and US Postal Service (385 comments)

My yearly K1 is one of the things that, for whatever this is worth, TurboTax handles without so much as batting an eye.

4 days ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

mythosaz Re:PBA Cards (325 comments)

Then perhaps your particular hotel has a policy different than the reports of hundreds of other people on that site.

Here's more - since obviously you're in denial:

http://forumserver.twoplustwo....

Plenty of failures in that 1,300+ post thread, but also plenty of successes - and it mostly varies by property. Posts below are cherry-picked from the last two weeks.

$20 tip at TI. got me 34th floor, corner room strip view south tower and resort fees waived. Suite wasn't happening given march madness weekend. Always try...but I thought it was great for 4 night stay

Checked-in yesterday for a 5-day stay at the Luxor & got upgraded from a 'Pyramid Deluxe' to a 'Tower Suite'. (MLife Gold card, so that may have helped(?)).

2 for 2 with $20 trick. PH and Paris, both within last year, both were very nice room upgrades with views

Just keep pretending that it doesn't work.

4 days ago

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