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Engineers Working On Swarm Of Laser Wielding Satellites To Deflect Asteroids

mywhitewolf Re:Government promises to only use them for astero (114 comments)

wouldn't it be more efficient to have the lasers ground based and just give them extra juice to overcome any losses in the atmosphere? Seems like it would be a lot cheaper and avoid that "militarization of space" problem.

about 2 years ago
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Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

mywhitewolf Re:There's Your Problem Right There (1108 comments)

yep, realized what you were saying 12 seconds after i posted my reply, sorry.

more than 2 years ago
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Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

mywhitewolf Re:There's Your Problem Right There (1108 comments)

did you even read the first 5 sentences?

The significant figures (also called significant digits) of a number are those digits that carry meaning contributing to its precision. This includes all digits except:
leading and trailing zeros which are merely placeholders to indicate the scale of the number.

more than 2 years ago
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Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

mywhitewolf Re:There's Your Problem Right There (1108 comments)

well, that just opens the argument of "i wonder what else is approximated in the bible" seems awfully vague for "the word of god"

more than 2 years ago
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Megaupload Founder Dodges Jail Again; Wife Under Investigation

mywhitewolf Re:Not as much as you think (175 comments)

he could have payed the fine, they are controlling his money so its very difficult for him to mount an effective defense.

more than 2 years ago
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Megaupload Founder Dodges Jail Again; Wife Under Investigation

mywhitewolf Re:Someone think of the child!!! (175 comments)

that, or excessive investigation by federal police could be traumatic to the mother which could cause problems with the baby.

more than 2 years ago
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Megaupload Founder Dodges Jail Again; Wife Under Investigation

mywhitewolf Re:It's a witch hunt (175 comments)

crimes which have a negative effect on society.

I think you're underestimating the consequences of the next Kardashian show getting canceled! lives are at stake people, this is serious business!

more than 2 years ago
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Megaupload Founder Dodges Jail Again; Wife Under Investigation

mywhitewolf Re:It's a witch hunt (175 comments)

also, there is a lot of water between the country who's laws he broke and where the server is and where he lives. i can understand the shutdown, but the arrest is a real stretch of jurisdiction.

more than 2 years ago
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Flatworms Defy Aging Through Cell Division Tricks

mywhitewolf Re:Trade off (106 comments)

"So it has come to this"

more than 2 years ago
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Santorum Calls Democrats 'Anti-Science'

mywhitewolf Re:So says the religious guy. (1237 comments)

but the order is wrong. grass is a relatively new evolution where as fish were around significantly longer.

more than 2 years ago
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Reddit Turning SOPA "Blackout" Into a "Learn-In"

mywhitewolf Re:When can we get Reddit's moderation system on / (241 comments)

this, although you get the occasional odd moderation, at least moderation on this website is done by someone who has earned their position in someway or another, on Reddit its just the unwashed masses voting away at whatever they think goes against their "idea"

more than 2 years ago
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Reddit Turning SOPA "Blackout" Into a "Learn-In"

mywhitewolf Re:When can we get Reddit's moderation system on / (241 comments)

What? that's just rubbish, the exact same problem happens on Reddit to a much worse extent.

at least on Slashdot if you disagree with the main point for a good reason you don't get modded into oblivion. on Reddit the voting system is just to mark how interesting something is, here its used to mark how relevant and accurate something is.

You're comparing news editorial site that discusses modern events, to an information dumping ground that's being bastardized into a "news" site.

more than 2 years ago
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Doctor Warns of the Hidden Danger of Touchscreens

mywhitewolf Re:Why is this crap even on Slashdot? (242 comments)

How hard to people press the screens on their touch devices? seriously you barely need to make contact?

more than 2 years ago
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Music Industry Sues Irish Government For Piracy

mywhitewolf Re:LOL (341 comments)

we do this in our country (plain packaging for cigarettes). its a slippery slope, now you're not even allowed to show clients the range of cigarettes they want to purchase.. outright banning isn't too far off IMO.

3 Australia, the nanny state. (at least nanny told us not to waste all our money on a dodgy market, so although we have problems they aren't anything compared to Americas)

more than 2 years ago
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Australian Deported From Bahrain Over Facebook Posts

mywhitewolf Re:When in Rome (188 comments)

Unless that risk is entirely at the disgression of a 3rd party.

more than 2 years ago
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Australian Deported From Bahrain Over Facebook Posts

mywhitewolf Re:But how can it be? (188 comments)

I checked, there isn't.. don't verify that though, you don't need to. I double checked.

more than 2 years ago

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AFACT v iiNet Appeal Handed Down

mywhitewolf mywhitewolf writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mywhitewolf (1923488) writes "The Federal Court has handed down its decision on AFACT's appeal this afternoon, and The Australian is reporting that Justice Cowdroy's original decision has been upheld — the precedent has been set and, in a sudden outbreak of common sense, it looks like Australian ISPs will not be able to be held liable for copyright infringement carried out by their customers.

It seems likely now that the decision will go to the High Court, but for now at least Australians can be happy that the courts are siding with logic and reason and not blindly bowing to pressure from the media industry to force Australian ISPs to police their own users — a move that would undoubtedly result in higher Internet prices for everyone.

Because I'm so interested in this case, I'm going to give the judgment a read when it is published online and update this post further."

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