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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Left-Wing Propoganda (236 comments)

You've basically just made a "my dad can beat up your dad" argument. I'm leaving this dick-waving discussion.

4 hours ago
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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

operagost Re:do they have a progressive view? (273 comments)

I would expect that 50 years of one-party rule would show progress. No, clearly it is getting worse every day. So how many decades before you think it will get better? Maybe another 50 will do it? If what we're doing isn't working, just try more of it?

4 hours ago
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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

operagost Re:do they have a progressive view? (273 comments)

its the fact they have no zoning laws

Slashdot, why is this modded insightful? Really-- why? HOUSTON is notable for having no zoning laws. Apparently, the town of West doesn't either, because it appears to be the town with the exploding fertilizer plant that alen is referring to. Zoning is not generally the duty of the state, but of the local governments. Do you really want the state telling you how your town must be laid out? Why do you, as a citizen, want some bureaucrats far away making blind decisions instead of being able to go to a town meeting and actually influence the decisions?

5 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

operagost Re:LaserJet II and LaserJet 3 (479 comments)

LJIIs probably smell like that because their corona wires are quite exposed to dust. Have to love being able to open the unit like a clamshell and see most of the guts right there.

5 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

operagost Re:Commodore Amiga 3000T (479 comments)

My Realistic (Radio Shack) clock radio, with battery backup, vinyl "wood" and aluminum trim, has been working for 30 years. I carried it with me back and forth to college and through multiple moves. It works perfectly and only has a small crack on the plastic covering the radio dial to show for it.

5 hours ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Left-Wing Propoganda (236 comments)

Nice straw man.

-Defusing bad moderation since 1999.

10 hours ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Which is why the smart grow underground (236 comments)

Maybe this is why the hypocrite Democrats aren't legalizing cannabis-- they're hoping the illegal growers will drive adoption of green energy to hide their energy usage.

-Defusing bad moderation since 1999.

10 hours ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Which is why the smart grow underground (236 comments)

Maybe this is why the hypocrite Democrats aren't legalizing cannabis-- they're hoping the illegal growers will drive adoption of green energy to hide their energy usage.

11 hours ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Left-Wing Propoganda (236 comments)

Nice straw man.

11 hours ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Left-Wing Propoganda (236 comments)

Well, then it's about time the UK starts allowing their citizens to arm themselves, stop being monitored in public, and paying for stupid TV licenses. While we're at it, the French need to work longer hours and wear deodorant, and the Germans need to have the sticks up their asses surgically removed.

Comfy?

11 hours ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Left-Wing Propoganda (236 comments)

Appeal to popularity, right? I'm pretty sure the USA is quite leftist compared to the entire Middle East and much of Africa, regardless. So by "The Rest of the World", what an elitist like you means is, "Western Europe".

11 hours ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Just one more reason (236 comments)

Not only is the smell of cat pee the least of my concerns, but if some guy was burning trash and stinking up the neighborhood, I'd have reason to complain. Likewise, if his cannabis smoke is wafting around my house. I guess he'll have to run the A/C while he's tokin'.

11 hours ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

operagost Re:RAID? (247 comments)

RAID 10 and RAID 0+1 shouldn't be used interchangeably. RAID 10 is striped mirrors, and 0+1 is mirrored stripes. Both fail if all copies of mirrored data are lost, but with RAID 10 that's only 1 disk to worry about after the first failure while with RAID 0+1 it could be any of the disks in the remaining stripe set, which is at least 2.

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I expect to retire ...

operagost Re:Too poor (213 comments)

No matter-- what? Until Congress decides to take it.

yesterday
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I expect to retire ...

operagost Re:how many of these people don't want to retire? (213 comments)

About 1 million dollars.

Seriously, I have seen the numbers from multiple advisers. If you expect SS to be available when you retire, or you are OK with being poor in your retirement, you can save less. At least make sure your mortgage is paid off by retirement age. That's another way people prepare-- they pay off their mortgage, sell the house, downsize, and have a nice $50,000-200,000 fund in addition to a smaller house that's easier to take care of. Of course, the housing market is volatile, too...

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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

operagost Re:Gentrification? (355 comments)

The national average for gasoline was over $3/gallon for 10 months under Bush.

The national average for gasoline has been over $3/gallon for 3.5 years under Obama.

The dive well below $2 in 2008 was anomalous due to the shrinking economy. Likewise, however, was the anomalous rise over $4 for three months before that crash. The recovery point around $2.61, before the Democrats' crony-enriching "stimulus", was more reflective of the real value. Today's is partially a reflection of Obama's misguided economic policies.

2 days ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

operagost Re:china has smog, so its clearly chinas fault. (156 comments)

Um, we also have regulations on efficiency here. Not everyone is going to go so far as to sacrifice quality of life and freedom just to make the greens happy. The USA falls somewhere between you and France, which indeed has wasteful homes.

2 days ago

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