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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

p51d007 the climate change boogie man (227 comments)

Climate change is just another attempt to dissolve nations, cause the industrialized ones to give money to the U.N. (useless nations) Climate change is called SEASONS for most INTELLIGENT people. The SUN controls our climate, not man, but, the "scientist" and pinheads in academia who couldn't hold a job in private industry, so they just "teach" (those than can do, those that can't, teach) only know what is in a book, and most of them are non believers in God, so they just spout their garbage.

about a week ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

p51d007 not buying the report (607 comments)

Nope, not buying it. With the subsidies, tax breaks, under the table deals, the PART TIME that the wind blows, the amount of birds killed, the disruption to the wind patterns around or near a wind "farm", wind is NOT cheaper than coal, gas or oil.

about a week ago
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Liking Analog Meters Doesn't Make You a Luddite (Video)

p51d007 Simpson 260 (155 comments)

Best meter I ever used, was back in the 70's...good ole Simpson 260. Built like a tank!

about a week ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

p51d007 Bash Bush in 3...2...1... (424 comments)

Come on slashdot libs, don't let me down ;)

about two weeks ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

p51d007 Looney Tunes (320 comments)

Looney Tunes, Bugs, Elmer Road Runner etc...THOSE were cartoons. What happened is the political correctness destroyed them. Speedy Gonzales, nope, making fun of Mexicans, Sylvester, Elmer, nope, makes fun of someone with a speech problem. Then you run into the whole "too violent" problem. Daffy walks into a shotgun blast from Elmer, the Coyote falls off a cliff, hits the ground and an Acme safe falls on him, too violent. Even the reruns the cartoon network use to show have been butchered. They show the coyote at the edge of a cliff, then on the ground a few seconds later. Oh yeah and the video games, crap on tv isn't violent? Political correctness destroyed the Saturday morning cartoon along with instant access streaming, and political correctness is destroying America and the rest of western civilization along with multiculturalism.

about two weeks ago
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Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

p51d007 Re:Antique technology, time for it to go! (240 comments)

The "innards" are digital. Once it hits the MODEM, and goes out over the PHONE line, it's ANALOG.

about three weeks ago
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Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

p51d007 Antique technology, time for it to go! (240 comments)

I've been working on office machines, printers and the like for over 30 years. I never knew that I would have to learn so much about the inner working of the (U.S.) phone system that I have had to learn. With the break up of the phone company, VoIp, and the like, it is a PITA to figure out sometimes, why a fax cannot transmit from certain numbers, or receive from certain numbers. Fax machines are analog, and the internet, well is obviously digital. It's like mixing oil & water, and forcing it to mix! Then you have the problem of the ATA adapter, that converts the digital VoIP signal, back into an analog modem signal. For obvious reasons, network techs try to plant all equipment in a central location. Do that with an ATA box and run a (usually) unshielded phone line several hundred feet to a fax machine and you'll be lucky to even have a dial tone, not to mention enough loop current or ring voltage for the fax to even work. Then, even if they do mount the ATA box close to the fax, if it doesn't have the T.38 firmware, don't even bother turning on the V.38 modem features, or some of the MMR/jbig compression features. Sad, that even here it is, 2014, and we are still using technology that was technically patented in 1843, became somewhat usable in the 60's. Time to move on!

about three weeks ago
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Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry

p51d007 what, no man made global warming? (151 comments)

The Russians diverted the water. Also, some lakes dry up. Rogers Dry Lake (Edwards AFB) use to be a lake, but isn't any more.

about three weeks ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

p51d007 Boo Hoooo! (907 comments)

Oh give me a break! This will play up to the idiot morons out there, brainwashed through 30 years of capitalism bad, socialism good. You have people who are IRRESPONSIBLE with money, can't/won't get a job, can't keep a job, no skills, can't afford anything (except they have money for tattoos, piercings, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, 2-3-4 children) and they want a car with a piss-poor credit score. So, they are given the opportunity to prove themselves, but, there is a clause...you don't pay, you don't drive, and they have the GALL to act surprised when they forget/stop/refuse to make the payments, THAT YOU SIGNED ON A CONTRACT, the company makes it where they cannot use the car? I have worked hard all of my life, made payments on time, sacrificed not buying "things" because of other obligations, kept credit card bills in line and paid them off and that is why my credit score is in the low 800's and I pretty much can buy any house, car or something on credit with a good rating. Once again, the morons out there who live with no regard to personal responsibility want ME to be the bad guy and once again, give THEM a break. Screw that! Life is hard, and the quicker you LEARN that, the better off everyone will be!

about three weeks ago
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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

p51d007 Private is usually better (167 comments)

When you don't have bean counters & stock holders looking over your shoulder, you usually can cater to whomever you desire. I've had Dell laptops for the past 6-7 years. My latest is a Inspiron 15 7000 series and I love it.

about three weeks ago
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South Australia Hits 33% Renewal Energy Target 6 Years Early

p51d007 So what? (169 comments)

This would be like saying South Korea has faster internet than the USA. The population of Australia is mainly around the edges of the continent. The interior of the continent is pretty sparse. Their population, compared to other countries is less also.

about three weeks ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

p51d007 So what? (421 comments)

I bet if you put any 6" screen device in your pocket and sit down, it will either bend or crack. I've had 3 phablets. Dell Streak5, Note1 & now a Huawei Ascend Mate2. I have always carried them on a pouch belt case because they are safer inside a padded case & easier to extract.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

p51d007 Wait for 8.01? (504 comments)

I try to stay away from .0 releases, opting to wait a few weeks to see how it pans out. Other than Dos 6.0, I've held off on .0 releases on phones. My old Note1, never had an "official" kit kat release, and I left it at 4.1.2 from April '13 until I retired it in July of this year. I'm sure the same thing with 8.0 is that after it's been in the wild a while, Apple will release a dot one release to clear some early problems and a dot two release to make it a bit snappier. I'm FAR from an apple fanboy, other than a VM of Mac on my laptop, I don't own anything from Apple, but early adopters usually pay the price, for being an early adopter.

about a month ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

p51d007 photographer (97 comments)

smartphones & photographer don't belong in the same sentence. smartphones & SNAPSHOTS might work in the same sentence, but not photographer. "Selfies" are not the art form, like photographs are.

about a month ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

p51d007 meaningful tax reform (324 comments)

Not sure how it works in other countries, but if you REALLY want a true tax reform, in the USA, outlaw the FICA taxes. Give everyone their paycheck, and FORCE them to give it to the government each month. Once they find out 1/3 or more of their paycheck goes to the government, they would be standing outside of DC with pitchforks and torches. Always bugs me when I hear someone say how much they earn by saying my "take home pay" is xxxxxx. No, your SALARY is MORE, but the government STEALS a set amount. And, with more and more people on the government take, they will have to confinscate more and more from the producers, to give to the takers to ensure they are elected again and again. Socialism in the USA will end, when those elected, run out of other peoples money to spend!

about a month ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

p51d007 Generic term (405 comments)

iPad, has become a generic term, similar to Xerox = copy machines Q-Tip = cotton swabs Charmin = toilet paper Coke = soda pop

about a month ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

p51d007 M-O-D-E-R-A-T-I-O-N (291 comments)

Funny that little word moderation always seems to pop up from time to time. Genetics, being a deciding factor in health, along with weight, you can pretty much eat anything you want, IN MODERATION, and it not cause an issue. When you see these telletubies running around on the scooters in the stores, with 3 & 4 folds of flab hanging off their bodies, a clear tube of oxygen shoved up their nose and they are in the cookie, cake & salty items section of a grocery store, it's not hard to figure out why they have health issues.

about a month ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

p51d007 Bunch of BS from the Useless Nations (427 comments)

So basically, what they want is the human race (except for the pointy head intellects) to just die off. What these morons fail to understand, is plants need Co2.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?

p51d007 Radio Shack and Heathkit (115 comments)

When I was a kid growing up in the 60's 70's, you could get a heathkit or radio shack P-box kit for not much money to play & learn electronics, but today, I don't know where you go, maybe do some searching on Amazon, ebay and the like. See if you can find an amateur radio operator nearby, GOOD source of information about such things.

about a month and a half ago

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