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World's Plant Life Far Less Diverse Than Thought

pgmrdlm Re:Another hypocrit liberal (338 comments)

What an asshole.

If you can't stand by your statements, which I took the time to look up to verify. Then shut the fuck up.

I never said the USA was the greatest nation. You assumed that was my position. Again, shut the fuck up. you have no idea what my feelings are on that subject. Especially sense you can't provide a link anywhere from ME stating my position on that subject.

Liberals are fucking pussies. Every time MY nation has fallen into shit, it has been because of liberal cunts. Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and now President Obama. All though, I don't find President Obama as much as a problem as I do the representatives in congress.

Fucking cunt Europeans should stay the fuck out my nations business. I don't give a fuck what you do with your nation other than you feel you have a right to tell us what the United States should do. Send money, just like we do to your nations. Or move here and vote. otherwise, shut the fuck up. Fucking cunt.

more than 3 years ago
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New Laser Makes Pirates Wish They Wore Eye-Patches

pgmrdlm Re:@nomadic (645 comments)

Mind showing me in a link where it shows these companies hire 'ex' military? Otherwise, I have to take your word for it. Not calling you a liar or anything. Just saying, you can't be trusted until you can prove your statement. Wait, that means I am calling you a liar.

kill -9 dave420

more than 3 years ago
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New Laser Makes Pirates Wish They Wore Eye-Patches

pgmrdlm @nomadic (645 comments)

I believe the ORIGINAL suggestion was to hire x military. NOT have the people from here do the sniping.

And the military DOES have a PROVEN history of being able to take out pirates from a moving ship.

Navy SEALs' Simultaneous Headshots on Somali Pirates Were Procedure

Taking this a step further, following the original suggestion of x military personnel being the snipers.

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Let's carry this further shall we? How many troops have served in Afghanistan and Iraq? Collation troops, not just American. Snipers are a very active part of that. You telling me nomadic that these shipping companies couldn't entice x military snipers to guard their ships?

So basically.

  • 1. Your reading comprehensive skills are shit.
  • 2. Your knowledge of current events are worse then your reading skills.

You really should take time to think about your posts

more than 3 years ago
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World's Plant Life Far Less Diverse Than Thought

pgmrdlm woosh (338 comments)

I ignored your attempt at sarcasim and gave you a history lesson in founding fathers and types of goverments.

By the way cunt. Read some history. Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton couldn't get along. They hated each other. So if you think this type of division in goverment is something new because of the republicans, your just proving my point of how fucking stupid liberals really are.

Again, thank god you fucking liberals are nothing but criminals and enjoy killing each other off. You save this nation a civil war.

Watch your back,. There is a fellow liberal voting gang member waiting to have a bad trip and go off on you pussies at one of your Black Panther protected voting districts.

more than 3 years ago
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World's Plant Life Far Less Diverse Than Thought

pgmrdlm Re:Another hypocrit liberal (338 comments)

however, the criminal can and have been reformed and that is a known fact.

Studies I have looked at say that rehabilitation works, if done outside of prison. Ok bussdriver, I'm all for rehabilitation. As long as its done in your neighborhood. You know. Where your family and children live.

Put up or shut up. Get out there and push for a rehab of first time offenders. Armed robbers, drug busts(crack, heroin, coke, pot, prescription drugs), gang busts, spousal abuse. You bring them to your neighborhood. Show us how much you stand by your convictions.

Otherwise, your just another liberal hypocrit.

more than 3 years ago
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World's Plant Life Far Less Diverse Than Thought

pgmrdlm Re:Another hypocrit liberal (338 comments)

When liberals learn not to be hypocrites, I'll listen to what then have to say. . Till then. fuck off and die.

Again, thank god you cunts are nothing but criminals. Your so busy killing each other off, this nation doesn't need another civil war.

more than 3 years ago
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World's Plant Life Far Less Diverse Than Thought

pgmrdlm Re:Another hypocrit liberal (338 comments)

The only good liberal is a dead one. Thank god liberals are mostly criminals. They kill each other off.

more than 3 years ago
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World's Plant Life Far Less Diverse Than Thought

pgmrdlm Re:Another hypocrit liberal (338 comments)

You cant convert the stupid and the criminal. Both definations of liberals.

So, why should I try

more than 3 years ago
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World's Plant Life Far Less Diverse Than Thought

pgmrdlm Re:Another hypocrit liberal (338 comments)

Besides, we're talking about FOX News. It's not a "conservative" source. It's a radical fringe right-wing extremist source.

And the fucking huffington post is better how?

Oh, I forgot. It's liberal. Of course its acceptable

more than 3 years ago
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World's Plant Life Far Less Diverse Than Thought

pgmrdlm Re:Another hypocrit liberal (338 comments)

Federalisim, as practiced by Alexandar Hamiloton? If that is the case, then yes. I do want federalisim back.

But then, that would be as a founding father wanted the country to be run. No liberal would ever agree with that.

more than 3 years ago
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World's Plant Life Far Less Diverse Than Thought

pgmrdlm Re:Another hypocrit liberal (338 comments)

Do a google asshole. Find any post I made using a conservitive web site. I have always tried to find credible web sites with no political ties for any link that I provided.

The only posts I have ever seen here blasting people for their sources were from liberals. And now you hypocrit liberals have the balls to do the same thing you complain about.

Again, the only good liberal is a fucking dead one.

more than 3 years ago
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World's Plant Life Far Less Diverse Than Thought

pgmrdlm Another hypocrit liberal (338 comments)

Conservitive sources are never to be beleived where liberal sources always should be.

And no you cunt, I do not read Fox news. But I fucking hate hypocrits like you. Your a primary example why I hate liberals. Your also a primary example why I feel the only good liberal is a dead one.

Can't wait till you become a good little liberal. I'll make sure I piss on your fucking grave when you do.

more than 3 years ago
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Corporations Hiring Hooky Hunters

pgmrdlm if you didn't call in b.s. sick days (610 comments)

There wouldn't be a problem, now would there be. What a concept, no shit.

These comments from people that claim the government is dishonest. Again, the double standards of /. Don't do as I do(being dishonest), do as I say(be honest).

more than 3 years ago
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Operation Payback Shuts Down IFPI Site

pgmrdlm Re:yeah (376 comments)

Thanks for the reply. And your correct, there is no such thing as a legal ddos attack.

Again, thanks for the clarification.

more than 3 years ago
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Operation Payback Shuts Down IFPI Site

pgmrdlm Re:yeah (376 comments)

Mind clarifying WHAT caused the shut down? Was it illegal tactics, which was the original posters point? You know, was the site ddos'd by the MMPA?

Anti-piracy misfire takes down online TV network INTERNET May 30, 2008|Joseph Menn | Times Staff Writer One of the most popular Internet-based television networks was shut down all weekend, a casualty in the entertainment industry's fight against pirated material. The outage at Revision3, which features shows such as "Diggnation" and others targeted at techies, highlighted the risks of serious collateral damage in the usually invisible but bare-knuckled technological war between copyright holders and pirates.

You link does not back up the original post in any way or form. We are talking about ILLEGAL tactics here. Stay on topic.

more than 3 years ago
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Operation Payback Shuts Down IFPI Site

pgmrdlm Re:yeah (376 comments)

Bull shit. You are stopping people from making a living. That is harm caused.

more than 3 years ago
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Operation Payback Shuts Down IFPI Site

pgmrdlm Re:yeah (376 comments)

Lets add Sweeden to another nation that considers ddos attacks illegal.

Hackers Given A Message: DoS is a Crime

From June 1, 2007, Sweden bans all website attacks, like DoS attacks. Sweden calls it a crime to program computers to automatically click on the same page thousands of times. This comes in response to the attacks on the Swedish national police website and other government websites. Attackers can be found guilty and receive up to 2 years in prison. The new law declares both automatic and manual DoS attacks illegal. Prosecutors will have to show the court that the attack was of criminal intent and that it was intended to damage a computer system. Simply trying to launch an attack is also to be considered criminal act.

more than 3 years ago
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Operation Payback Shuts Down IFPI Site

pgmrdlm Re:yeah (376 comments)

To bad your of the minority opinion and most law makers agree with my opinion.

Denial-of-service attacks and the law

Denial-of-service attacks and the law In the Police and Justice Act 2006, the United Kingdom specifically outlawed denial-of-service attacks and set a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.[40] In the US, they can be a serious federal crime under the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 with penalties that include years of imprisonment, and many countries have similar laws.[citation needed]

more than 3 years ago
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Operation Payback Shuts Down IFPI Site

pgmrdlm Re:yeah (376 comments)

screw the mpaa. they've been shown to ddos torrent sites, spam them, use quasi legal methods via companies like mediadefender.

citation needed. And please. Not some blog by a torrent hoster that he got ddosed. Fuck, he could have been dossed by his competition.

more than 3 years ago
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Operation Payback Shuts Down IFPI Site

pgmrdlm Re:yeah (376 comments)

Ok, you take your toys and go home. You offered nothing to the conversation.

more than 3 years ago

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Shuttle drops a nut

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pgmrdlm (1642279) writes "Ok, how many of you looked at this title and just laughed.


While hoisted into a vertical position in NASA's Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building to "mate" the orbiter with the orange external tank on Friday, a nut that was being attached to a tank separation bolt came loose and dropped into the aft compartment.

"

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Web devices accessible to disabled users.

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pgmrdlm (1642279) writes "In an effort to make web devices accessible to the disabled, 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (H.R. 3101), submitted by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 348 to 23. The senate related bill 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (H.R. 3101),(.3304) has been introduced by Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR). From Representative Edward J. Markey's web site

“We’ve moved from Braille to Broadcast, from Broadband to the Blackberry. We’ve moved from spelling letters in someone’s palm to the Palm Pilot. And we must make all of these devices accessible.”

From the Washington post article:

Apple's iPhone has built-in speech software for the blind, but other smartphones require users to buy costly programs for the same functions. Some broadcasters put videos on the Internet with captions, but not all. That can make inaccessible everything from the political videos that are now common on the Web to pop culture clips that turn viral. This past week, for instance, the "White Board Girl" clip of a fictitious employee quitting on a dry erase board or JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater's comments fresh out of prison didn't have closed-captioning for the deaf or hard of hearing.

As someone who has 20/200 vision with my glass's on, I completely agree that the web has not been kind to individuals with various disabilities. Everything from small fonts on backgrounds which mask the text to web devices which do not come with accessible software.

But due to the size of the web, and the large number of different devices that access it. Is it even possible to leglislate something of this nature? Or is the best possible solution education and peer pressure on the various manufacturers?"

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And you thought only earthlings wasted natural res

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pgmrdlm (1642279) writes "http://www.slate.com/id/2260628?nav=wp
If Mars Attacks
Do we have an alien-contact contingency plan?

The guts of this article is what are we going to do if we are contacted by aliens from another world.


What if aliens were to make contact—do we have an E.T. contingency plan?

Kinda? Maybe? Could be? Never know?
Officially, the answer is no. What the pentagon has drawn up, is possibly another story. Who knows what secret contigency plans the pentagon has.

What I find interesting are the comments from Stephen Hawking:

believe that contact with intelligent aliens would end badly for us—we'd be the Native Americans to the alien Europeans. "I imagine they might exist in massive ships," Hawking said recently,

  • "having used up all the resources from their home planet.

Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach."

I know that the romantics that think that aliens would have no evil intentions in contacting us, but get real people. The only reason you explore the unknown is to expand what you do own. Be it knowledge, resources, or slave labor."
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Where's the map to where UFO's come from?

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pgmrdlm (1642279) writes "Today is the 63rd anniversary of the so-called Roswell UFO Incident which has brought the author to the question of? Where do UFO's come from? He makes the point that out of all the UFO sightings, there has only been once case where someone has decoded or seen a UFO star map.

A search on the Internet comes up with one particularly legendary place, the double star system Zeta Reticuli. It's nearby, only 39 light-years away in the southern sky.

The naked-eye double star burst into UFO culture in the mid -1970s. An Ohio school teacher, Marjorie Fish, claimed to have decoded a star map from a 1961 UFO abduction case. It pointed to Zeta Reticuli as the aliens' place of origin.

The alleged extraterrestrial kidnapping, described in journalist John Fuller’s book “Incident at Exeter: The Interrupted Journey,” tells how a New England couple was taken aboard a flying saucer and medically examined. Under hypnotic regression the wife, Betty Hill, sketched a star map she said she saw while inside the spaceship.

The author then goes on to debunk this decoded map based on a number of claims and references that Mrs. Fish makes.

This map is legendary but meaningless. First, the Hill drawing contains 25 dots for stars. If you flew around a computer database of the local stellar neighborhood you’d come up with more than one match that roughly “looked” similar to her sketch.

I don't think that you can look at Roswell as either evidence or lack of evidence of UFO's. If you can answer how various ancient civilizations reached the knowledge they did in mathematics, engineering, and celestial would go much further to disprove or prove tge existence of UFO's. There are to many unanswered questions about our own history which could also answer the question about UFO's."
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Night flight using solar energy

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pgmrdlm (1642279) writes "A swiss team is attempting to fly around the world using only solar energy. As part of their testing and preparation, they are attempting to make a night flight on solar energy only. What comes to mind about this attempt is the significance that a light weigh plane is able to store enough energy to continue operation over the course of the nighttime with no other power source.

The single-seater Solar Impulse aircraft, which boasts the 208-foot wingspan of a large Airbus A340 jet but weighs only 3,500 pounds

Does this 3,500 pounds include the weight of the storage batteries?

Team members have said they require a 25-hour window of clear and calm summer weather before attempting the pioneering, non-stop flight above Switzerland and eastern France.

Are they going to fly east fir the around the world attempt so that they are in the sun light as much as possible?

We're not sure to make it at the first try, let's be clear about this," said Solar Impulse president and founder Bertrand Piccard.

Thank you, honesty for a change."
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Mac spyware in the wild

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pgmrdlm (1642279) writes "The myth, for that is exactly what it is what it always was, that Mac's were not vulnerable to spy ware/virus's is finally put to rest. From the anti-virus company intego:

Description: Intego has discovered a spyware application that is installed by a number of freely distributed Mac applications and screen savers found on a variety of websites. This spyware, OSX/OpinionSpy, performs a number of malicious actions, from scanning files to recording user activity, as well as sending information about this activity to remote servers and opening a backdoor on infected Macs. OSX/OpinionSpy is installed by a number of applications and screen savers that are distributed on sites such as MacUpdate, VersionTracker and Softpedia. The spyware itself is not contained in these applications, but is downloaded during the installation process. This shows the need for an up-to-date anti-malware program with a real-time scanner that can detect this malware when it is downloaded by the original application’s installer.

You will note that this is distributed the same way that most Windows virus's are distributed, by the user clicking on a free download. This also puts to rest that Mac users are more intelligent when it comes to security then Windows users. The issue here is that they feel because they own a Mac that they can do what ever they want,"
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iTunes accounts easily broken into

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pgmrdlm (1642279) writes "While the headline of this story is about the ease that iTune accounts can be broken into, the true value of this story is about how fraudsters are using social networks to determine the answers to the secret questions that are asked when you forget your password.
"As with many websites, iTunes tells users to select a so called 'security question' from a list of options when they first set up their account.
.
.
Hackers simply pretend they are a customer who has forgotten their password and can easily work out the answer to the personal question using information that users have posted on social-networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter."

iTunes is just one of many in a long list of retail websites that use this technique to reclaim your lost password. This article points out two glaring facts. 1). The current retrieval process for forgotten passwords at retail websites is extremely lax, and 2). Another glaring example of why social networks should be avoided like the plague."

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Stealing Electricity from Algae

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  about 4 years ago

pgmrdlm (1642279) writes "THE GIST:

        * Rather than harvesting electricity from algae, scientists are now able to outright steal it.
        * Creatures have been stealing energy from algae for nearly as long as algae have been around.
        * The energy generated from the process isn't yet powerful enough for modern gadgets.

---------
I have been reading about the benefits of Algae for renewable energy now for a couple years. And it never pans out. Is this just another promise of great things to come which never do?"

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Journals

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Updating FreeBSD ports on a p4 sucks

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago Evan though KDE runs just fine on the p4, anytime I have to perform major port updates. ITS SUCKS. It takes days. in this case, its the upgrade of Perl 5.10 to 5.12, and than the recursive update. God, this blows chunks.

All though, portmaster makes it much more bearable. At least when an error occurs, the updates do not continue. This way I know exactly where I am at and how much more has to be done. Unlike portupdate

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Jailbreaking iPhone to become legal

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128772296
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38413597/ns/technology_and_science-wireless/ From NPR

The decision to allow the practice commonly known as "jailbreaking" is one of a handful of new exemptions from a federal law that prohibits the circumvention of technical measures that control access to copyrighted works. Every three years, the Library of Congress authorizes such exemptions to ensure that existing law does not prevent non-infringing use of copyrighted material.

Both previous and current such rulings can be found here. U.S. Copyright Office
With the following being the exemption noted on MSNBC and NPR.

Computer programs that enable wireless telephone handsets to execute software applications, where circumvention is accomplished for the sole purpose of enabling interoperability of such applications, when they have been lawfully obtained, with computer programs on the telephone handset.

http://www.copyright.gov/1201/

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Upgrading to FreeBSD 8.1

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago In the middle of the CVS update right now. Considering I already have 8.1 pre release, this is taking longer than I thought it would. Will let this run all night, and than upgrade tomorrow.

Should have done a backup prior to this. But, this is a desktop that is being updated and the last major port install had a backup done afterward. Nothing lost if I have to go to that backup to fix.

Update: 2010/07/25 - I had previously installed pidgin and the mbpidgin add on. There were issues where every time I tried to log into twitter, it would crash pidgin. Funny thing is, I have the latest version on windows and this is not an issue. What ever. But, when rebooting I started hanging up in the log in process.

  • Restored back to previous backup from 2010/07/08
  • Upgrade to 8.1 current complete
  • New backup being performed

Port upgrade and subsequent backup may not occur. This is an upgrade from 8.1 pre, and I have been upgrading the ports as I go.

  • Will check ports to see if any need updating after backup
  • New backup will be performed after port upgrades are complete.

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FreeBSD 8.1 release

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago July 23, 2010 - FreeBSD 8.1 was released.
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.1R/announce.html

Some of the highlights from this release are as follows:

  • zfsloader added
  • zpool version of ZFS subsystem updated to version 14
  • NFSv4 ACL support in UFS and ZFS; support added to cp(1), find(1), getfacl(1), mv(1), and setfacl(1) utilities
  • UltraSPARC IV/IV+, SPARC64 V support
  • SMP support in PowerPC G5
  • BIND 9.6.2-P2
  • sendmail updated to 8.14.4
  • OpenSSH updated to 5.4p1
  • GNOME 2.30.1, KDE 4.4.5

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So much for hosting blogs that use wordpress

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/07/22/1935248
WordPress Creator GPL Says WP Template Must Be GPL'd

This is all about various themes that have been developed for WordPress which are not of GPL license.

If I host a blog web site, and the client uses one of these themes that are not GPL licensed, am I liable to be sued by the wordpress creator?

Simple answer to this, if I host blogs. It will not be with word press.

Another reason that I think the BSD license is much better for promoting open source than GPL ever will be. Nazi's versus the true open source.

Posting here because I moderated that story.

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Possible future reference sites, at least read article linke

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago Possibilities for Small Modular Nuclear Reactors?
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6751

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And you thought only earthlings wasted natural resources.

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago http://www.slate.com/id/2260628?nav=wp
If Mars Attacks â¦
Do we have an alien-contact contingency plan?

The guts of this article is what are we going to do if we are contacted by aliens from another world.

What if aliens were to make contactâ"do we have an E.T. contingency plan?

Kinda? Maybe? Could be? Never know?
Officially, the answer is no. What the pentagon has drawn up, is possibly another story. Who knows what secret contigency plans the pentagon has.

What I find interesting are the comments from Stephen Hawking:

believe that contact with intelligent aliens would end badly for usâ"we'd be the Native Americans to the alien Europeans. "I imagine they might exist in massive ships," Hawking said recently,

  • "having used up all the resources from their home planet.

Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach."

I know that the romantics that think that aliens would have no evil intentions in contacting us, but get real people. The only reason you explore the unknown is to expand what you do own. Be it knowledge, resources, or slave labor.

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Accurate website on money's influence on US elections and public policy.

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago Open Secrets.org - Center for Responsible Politics
References are government web sites where elected officials must report this income.

Federation of American Scientists
Publications and Reports
- Arms Sales Monitoring Project
- Biosecurity Fact Sheets
- Building Technologies
- Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
- Learning Science and Technologies Roadmaps
- Learning Technologies White Papers
- Nuclear Information Project
- Summit on Educational Games Report

U.S. Copyright Office

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What should be the punishment for illegal downloaders

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago

MD5 ("Repeated illegal downloading should be punishable by amputation of the right hand") = 378f8231d943873984c83142ac718eab

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hu?

pgmrdlm pgmrdlm writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Found I have 15 moderator points, haven't a fucking clue where that came from. There has been more than once that I wished I had more moderator points to highlight addional comments, now I do.

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