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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

reboot246 Re:It's obvious. (500 comments)

Wow! How could one person get so many things wrong? Go back to history class and this time pay attention.

Let me guess. You're either a Muslim or just an ignorant atheist.

3 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

reboot246 Just a reminder (292 comments)

Congress consists of the House of Representatives AND the Senate.

Most people (even the politicians) have a habit of calling the House of Representatives "the Congress", but it's not. It's only half of Congress.

Right now we have different parties controlling the two halves. I kinda like it when they don't get much done. It's better to have no laws passed than bad laws getting passed.

So, when the House passes something nowadays, you can bet that the Senate won't pass it, nor will the President sign it.

5 days ago
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Cosmologists Show Negative Mass Could Exist In Our Universe

reboot246 He ain't heavy (214 comments)

He's my negative mass brother!

about two weeks ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

reboot246 Re:"Thus ends "Climategate." Hopefully." (497 comments)

Are they taking the carbon dioxide emitted by underwater volcanoes seriously yet? Get back to me when they do.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

reboot246 Re:So now that the UN said it, (261 comments)

You're an extremist if you think your rights supersede the purposes and principles of the U.N..

From the United Nations charter:
"These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations."

What are their purposes and principles? Only the U.N. knows for sure, but my observations have indicated that they're in favor of whatever the U.S. is against (and vice versa). I think the U.N. would be more believable if they located their headquarters in some place like Syria or China.

There's no doubt that the NSA has violated nearly everybody's rights, but don't rely on the U.N. to do anything about it.

about two weeks ago
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Time Warner Turns Down Takeover Bid From Rupert Murdoch

reboot246 It would have been funny (70 comments)

Fox would have owned CNN.

Of course, FoxNews owns CNN's ass already.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

reboot246 No, no, (381 comments)

and hell no.

Is that clear enough?

about three weeks ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

reboot246 Re:Yay big government! (310 comments)

Then the perfect party for you is the Tea Party. Check them out. They're not the right-wing nutjobs you believe them to be. There are plenty of libertarians (and even some Democrats!) to be found among their ranks.

about three weeks ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

reboot246 Re: Failsafe? (468 comments)

And how long before a plane crashes because the pilots were watching 3-D porn?

about three weeks ago
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Study: Global Warming Solvable If Fossil Fuel Subsidies Given To Clean Energy

reboot246 Re:You think? (385 comments)

You'll get nowhere with the average slashdotter, felrom, but thanks for trying. Few, if any of them, have even taken a course in economics. All they're capable of is spewing what they've been told by equally ignorant people.

They have no idea how business actually works. Hell, my guess is that none of them can even tell you the difference between "profit" and "profit margin"!

All they know is that corporation = evil, and that the most evil corporations are oil companies.

about three weeks ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

reboot246 'Tis better to be thought a terrorist (361 comments)

than a jack-booted thug trampling everyone's God given rights. Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for an NSA employee to enter the kingdom of God.

about a month ago
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The Internet of Things Comes To Your Garden

reboot246 Gardeners appear to be against it (66 comments)

I just read every post (up to this point), and it's the real gardeners who are opposed to the tech solutions.

That's not what gardening is about. You have to get out there and get your hands dirty to enjoy it. I was born with a "green thumb" and can grow almost anything, even plants that are supposed to be outside of my growing zone. But you gotta be out there with 'em to know what they need and when they need it. Too many people over-water, plant in the wrong place, or over-fertilize and then wonder what went wrong.

I even like my weeds. Many of them are edible!

about a month ago
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What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

reboot246 Re:Nothing (286 comments)

Yes, sue them under Section 1983, Title 42 of the United States Code. Even individual officers can be sued for violating your rights. LEOs should think long and hard about violating a person's rights, because you can sue them for their money, belongings, house, retirement, whatever it takes to pay you when you win. And you may just win if you have the right lawyer.

In part Section 1983, Title 42 states -- any person who "under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State . . . subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States . . . to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law."

about a month ago
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Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients

reboot246 Re:Doesn't give warm fuzzies (162 comments)

It may be innocent enough when it's just hospitals and doctors that are mining the data about you, but what happens when this country gets to a single-payer system? Then it's the government making the decisions and while a doctor or hospital can "advise" you about how you need to exercise and eat right, the government has the power to force you to do it.

Think about it seriously. Everything you do in life somehow can be a health or wellness issue. Like to skydive or race motorcycles or rock climb or target shoot or any number of other perfectly normal activities? Well, you may or may not be able to enjoy some of those in the future. It's all up to some un-elected bureaucrat to decide. Oh, and they will probably be an IRS employee; we know how caring they are and how careful they are with your data.

about a month ago
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Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond

reboot246 Re:Just don't tell De Beers (112 comments)

De Beers? I don't care if you tell them, but whatever you do, don't tell my girlfriend.

about a month ago
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China Starts Outsourcing From ... the US

reboot246 Re:oh boy (274 comments)

Ma can't answer you. She's taking her mandatory union break. She'll get back to you some time tomorrow.

about a month ago
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US Marshals Accidentally Reveal Potential Bidders For Gov't-Seized Bitcoin

reboot246 Are the Marshalls my relatives? (101 comments)

Because my relatives always use CC instead of BCC, especially when they're forwarding some lame-ass joke to me. There are dozens of recipients!

about a month ago
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Scientists Successfully Grow Full Head of Hair On Bald Man

reboot246 Re:Ecological problem? (109 comments)

How much carbon dioxide do you exhale, CR? Stop that right now! Your insane obsession with the environment is taking its toll on the rest of us.

about a month ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

reboot246 Big fuss over nothing (646 comments)

I'm part "Native American", enough to join the tribe if I wanted. But I refuse to be associated with a people who are so thin-skinned that they get offended at the drop of a hat. Yes, "redskin" WAS a term of derision, but it's been turned into a better word, a word to be proud of, a word of honor.

If we have to change the name of the Washington Redskins, I say we change all the names of things in this country that have native origins. Just think of how many states, cities, counties, rivers, mountains and such have native-derived names. Fuck it! Change ALL of them!

about a month and a half ago

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