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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

nbritton This is just a ploy cooked up by sony. (556 comments)

This is just a ploy cooked up by sony to increase sales. You watch, after christmas the theaters will cave in and show it and then everyone will want to watch it to see what all the hoopla is about.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

nbritton Re:Can Actual Intelligence Solve This? (632 comments)

It doesn't have to be that complicated. Just tax businesses to the hilt and eliminate person income and sales tax, then give all citizens a monthly stipend.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

nbritton Change the misconception that welfare is bad. (632 comments)

We're all fucked unless we change are thinking that unemployment and welfare are bad. Whether we're working or not the corporations should have to support us. Tax them to the hilt and eliminate personal income tax. Provide a stipend to all citizens that covers the essentials of living; those who want to earn more money can choose to work.

yesterday
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

nbritton Re:Why is it there? (170 comments)

Evolution doesn't care if you get ugly, contract cancer and die in your 50s. If this thing doesn't make you less attractive or hurt your chances to make it into your teens and early 20s, evolution doesn't even notice it.

Yes it does care, children need parents to raise and protect them. Furthermore, grandparents can help raise and protect their grandchildren. Both of these increase the odds that their offspring will reproduce.

yesterday
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

nbritton Smart judge (263 comments)

This judge was smart, he probably knew his judgement will be reversed on appeal but he knew it would take at least a year to make it through the appeals process. Since the patents expire next year the company's plan is screwed. The judge's message to the company was a big fuck you.

3 days ago
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Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

nbritton Re: Helium and the density of the disc (219 comments)

No, straight Helium is a lower density medium than normal air. This means less atmospheric friction and less driver motor friction while spinning a platter.

Wouldn't it be better to just create a vacuum inside the drive? The vapor pressure of aluminum at 10^-10 torr is 600 C.

5 days ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

nbritton Re:Religious is better than philosophical? (1039 comments)

Here's my Philosophical objection: if people can be exempt based on religious beliefs I can be exempt because I feel vaccines are bad.

Speaking frankly, all of you people should be charged with child abuse, you should have to justify your objection to vaccination to a jury of your peers. Per the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C Chapter 67):

the term ‘child abuse and neglect’ means, at a minimum, any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm;"

5 days ago
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Fedora 21 Released

nbritton Re:It has systemd? (106 comments)

FreeBSD is moving to launchd, maybe you should try plan 9.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

nbritton Re:America, land of the free... (717 comments)

I've always wondered why minimum wage laws don't apply to forced prison labor?

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

nbritton Re:America, land of the free... (717 comments)

You don't have to disclose misdemeanors on a job application, because that's a question employers are prohibited from asking.

about a week ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

nbritton The White House lawn is a park? (333 comments)

Can you really call it a park when the public is not allowed to use it?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

nbritton girl code (720 comments)

She says the computer is loud, but you don't understand, in girl code what she means is that she want's you to stop gaming.

about two weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

nbritton Re:How is that startling? (413 comments)

It's true that a winner-take-all system essentially hands votes to the "opposing party" if you vote for a third party.

This is why we need move to a instant-runoff voting system.

about three weeks ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

nbritton Re:Education versus racism (481 comments)

Supreme Court has ruled that the cops DO have the right to question the man

And you have the right to have counsel present, always invoke your right to counsel when being questioned by the police. Do not lie to the police, it's against the law to do that, instead invoke your right to counsel.

about three weeks ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

nbritton Re:wont last (287 comments)

But its being misrepresented as real price, in a real offer to sell real playstations to the real public.

Assuming they sell you the ps4 on amazon for $100, if they put up on amazon that they'll sell you a ps4 for $100, then go buy it from walmart and sell it to you it's not fraud. Heck they could sell it to their friends, although that would probably be conspiracy.

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

nbritton Re:This is the same community (581 comments)

This is the same community that you can still start a street fight, or at least a troll war, by asking "Which is better: emacs or vi?"

I know right, vi is clearly the best choice.

about a month ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

nbritton Re:Opposition is from a small elite (550 comments)

If I'm running a server, I don't even care about boot time at all.

You've apparently never had to manage a server that took 10, 20, or 30 minutes to boot up, excessively long boot up times are a common occurrence in enterprise environments. After a system update/reboot I want to be able to ssh back into the box as soon as possible, if I can't ssh back into the box within five minutes I'll typically have to lunch a recovery console or submit tickets to have hands & eyes go look at the box for me... it's a major pain in the ass. If a watchdog timer bounces a box I want it to come back up as soon as possible so I and the other service delivery teams can start troubleshooting why it failed. Fast boot on servers is very important to administrators, we have SLAs, maintenance windows, managers, customers, and service delivery teams to deal with.

about a month ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

nbritton Re:Not resigning from Debian (550 comments)

In grub put: init=/bin/bash

about a month ago

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CentOS 7 is here!

nbritton nbritton writes  |  about 5 months ago

nbritton (823086) writes "The CentOS Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 7 for x86_64, including images for docker, and various cloud providers. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared to previous releases of CentOS. Notably the inclusion of Linux kernel 3.10, SystemD, Gnome3, and a default filesystem of XFS. You can read the official announcement here, read the release notes here, and download a copy here."
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Ask Slashdot: Trees for Carbon Sequestration?

nbritton nbritton writes  |  about a year ago

nbritton (823086) writes "I'm sure most know that sequoia trees can live for over three thousand years, but they can also store upwards of 2000 tons of carbon within their wood. Furthermore dead sequoias can take hundreds of years to decompose. If the wood was harvested, dry lumber could potentially last for thousands of years. Quite literally if you had an excess of lumber you could store it in a warehouse for another 3000 years. This would give us some breathing room to develop the tech we need to manage carbon. Apparently these things pump out oxygen too:

CO2(g) + Photosynthesis -> C(s) + O2(g)

The question simple, why don't we use trees for carbon capture and sequestration?"

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Ask Slashdot: Is Xen A Dead End, The Latest in Linux Virtualization Offerings?

nbritton nbritton writes  |  about a year ago

nbritton (823086) writes "In this day and age of cloud computing, is Xen still a viable technology? With KVM being integrated into the kernel, and capitalizing on all of Linux's offerings, in what areas does Xen still shine? If it were up to you, what server virtualization technology would you use on your box today? What products shine for basic server consolidation, particularly those that meet the needs of small and medium sizes businesses?"
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nbritton nbritton writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nbritton (823086) writes "As of version 1.8, the OMG!!! Ponies!!! style is available as an option in Slashdotter. For those not in the loop, Slashdotter is a Firefox extension that adds customization to the Slashdot website. Features include the ability to auto-add cache links after story links, a quick-reply feature that adds a 'Reply' option to the right-click menu when you select text in a comment, the option of styling all of Slashdot's pages like a chosen Slashdot section, links in the comment sections that allow you to toggle open/closed all of a comments replies, and more. All of Slashdotter's features are optional.

You can download Slashdotter here and here"

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