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NASA Forgets How To Talk To ICE/ISEE-3 Spacecraft

redneckmother Re:They didn't "forget" (166 comments)

Nope. It's more like they lost the punchcards.

Nah, it's just in a Word 95 .doc file.

about 8 months ago

Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain

redneckmother Re:Engines (353 comments)

Relative to the logarithm of the drag, obviously.

Hey, leave my relatives out of this! ('specially my drag queen brother!)

about 8 months ago

Researchers Try To "Close the Nutrient Cycle" Through Better Waste Recycling

redneckmother Re:Makes Sense (112 comments)

Is a bear Catholic?

about 9 months ago

Fedora 21 Linux Will Be Nameless

redneckmother nameless (128 comments)

I, for one, welcome our unnamed overlords.

about 9 months ago

Samsung Ordered To Pay Apple $290M In Patent Case

redneckmother Re:Thermonuclear war (219 comments)

"Tim Cook: wears the turtleneck, but doesn't fill the shoes""

Oh. I thought that was a foreskin.

about 10 months ago

Galileo Navigation System Gets Go-Ahead From EU Parliament

redneckmother Re:To what end? (178 comments)

So, can I get +-3mm DGPS running for less than $200US? I have some long property lines traversing hills that I'd like to mark, and a survey is too expensive for my limited means.

about a year ago

BP Hired Company To Troll Users Who Left Critical Comments

redneckmother Re:They don't stay on facebook. (263 comments)

No kidding. Every time I post a comment here on /. voicing my opinion about nuclear power being inherently unsafe, two guys are on top of me, praising the virtues of nuclear energy and calling me out for the clueless hippie liberal that I am.

Try pointing out that wind farms are a sWindle, don't integrate well into a grid system, don't produce at the needed times, and that Ken Lay was the first to jump in with both feet. I agree with you about nuclear plants, as I read "Normal Accidents" many years ago.

about a year ago

Could Slashdot (Or Other Private Entity) Sue a Spy Agency Like GCHQ Or NSA?

redneckmother Re:A trademark claim might not be the best (188 comments)


Judgement in re: REDACTED v REDACTED:

The Court finds that REDACTED has no standing to sue REDACTED because REDACTED



about a year ago

Military Drone Lost Over Lake Ontario

redneckmother Re:Let me be the First to Say... (258 comments)

"... could save other drones ..."

I can only imagine what fun George Carlin could have with this...

about a year ago

Why Is Broadband More Expensive In the US Than Elsewhere?

redneckmother Re:Telco oligopoly (569 comments)

Except you can't blame municipalities for the cost when they're pretty much the only part of government that's been trying to provide low-cost access. Many municipal governments have tried to set up as ISPs for their citizens, and the costs are typically far lower than what you see from the cable/DSL duopoly. They've been lobbied and sued and otherwise lawyered to death for the effort, but at least they're trying.

And while you can't fix size, you don't really need to. Most of the long-distance fiber backbones have already been run, and most of the US population lives in urban or suburban areas. The bulk of the land area of the US is rural, and they may not get cheap broadband anytime soon (it literally took an act of Congress to get them electricity and telephone after all), but they're a pretty small minority.

Hmmm.. I have electricity, but no telephone. I wonder what happened to all the money I paid for "rural communication" when I lived in metro areas?

about a year ago

Obamacare Could Help Fuel a Tech Start-Up Boom

redneckmother Re:Doubtful.. (671 comments)

Ok, I almost need healthcare after trying to read this.

NO Shit ^Wstuff!

1 year,21 days

Judge Orders Patent Troll To Explain Its 'Mr. Sham' To Jury

redneckmother Re:/mourn Groklaw (117 comments)

It's cases like this that make me miss Groklaw even more. They'd have someone there in the court to report on all this, and explain the legal shenanigans going on, with links to prior cases of the people involved trying the same thing, and probably how Microsoft is funding them!

My Kingdom for mod points! (not saying that that I actually HAVE a Kingdom).

1 year,26 days

California Elementary Schools To Test Anti-Piracy Curriculum

redneckmother Re:School == Copying (356 comments)

Could California just slide into the ocean and disappear already?

That would be great! It's a much shorter drive to Albuquerque for me, and I'd love to swim in the Pacific.

1 year,27 days

Linking Mass Extinctions To the Sun's Journey In the Milky Way

redneckmother Re:Rubish (199 comments)

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" -- George Santayana

about a year ago

Yahoo and Facebook Join Google In FISC Petition After Government Talks Fail

redneckmother Re:Constitution ? What "constitution" ? (114 comments)

There's no constitutional or legal basis for them not releasing it

I am afraid that we are living in a world where the CONSTITUTION ain't worth a shit to those in power.

To us, the powerless the CONSTITUTION still means something - because it serves as a shield against abuse.

But to those living and working inside Washington D.C., the CONSTITUTION is anything but a mere piece of paper, as for them, POWER IS EVERYTHING.

Their subjugation of their subjects (aka, people like you and me) did not start yesterday. It started DECADES AGO, it's only now that they have gained so much power that they have become SO EMBOLDEN that they dare to publicly dis-regard the Constitution and everything that was stated inside the Constitution.

Who is to blame for it ? Them in Washington, D.C., or us, the voters who voted them in, every fucking four years, without fail ?

We (US citizens) are now beholden to and RULED by persons who have broken their oaths to uphold the Constitution. I am appalled at the brazen and callous attitudes of our elected AND appointed "leaders". This callousness first caught my attention while I watched Oliver North, a sworn officer in the US Military, brazenly challenge the very precepts he was supposed to uphold. My impression of him is that he is a traitor, a coward, and a war criminal, and should have been prosecuted as such.

While I wholeheartedly agree with your statements and sentiments, I must ask this of your last sentence (specifically, "the voters who voted them in, every fucking four years, without fail?"): What choices do we truly have in a rigged system? How can "we" correct the situation? I am convinced that the US (as a Constitutional Republic) is in the throes of failure, akin to the "bread and circuses" phase of the Roman Empire (or, the Roaming Umpire, for Firesign Theatre fans). All hail Caliuga (sp?). Let's trump the Ump!

about a year ago

Man Killed By His Own Radio-Controlled Helicopter In Brooklyn

redneckmother Re:OUCH (479 comments)

We have jokes like What is a Rednecks last word "Hey Billy Bob!, Watch This!"...

I resemble that remark, you insensitive clod!

about a year ago

Man Killed By His Own Radio-Controlled Helicopter In Brooklyn

redneckmother Re:Toy? (479 comments)

No, they were designed and built for the purpose of killing and destroying. Honestly, that apologistics makes me sick.

The devices were invented for the express purpose of killing things, nobody would have invented such an expensive device otherwise. And yes the intent of the action has everything to do with it, why else would they have invented the things in the first place? Target practice as a sport didn't exist until well after the invention of the firearm, it was not the cause of the invention of the firearm.

Please pardon me if I am making an untoward assumption about your perception of carrying firearms. For some people, firearms are necessary tools. When one lives in a remote area, carrying firearms is normal. One's choice of properly carried firearm(s) is dictated by local threats. I usually carry small caliber weapons (to deal with small threats, such as rabid skunks and raccoons, or the occasional rattlesnake), a shotgun, and a high- capacity rifle (to deal with packs of javelina, which have attacked me in the recent past). YMMV.

about a year ago

Man Killed By His Own Radio-Controlled Helicopter In Brooklyn

redneckmother Re:Toy? (479 comments)

Play with a M1 rifle? No. Fire with supervision? As soon as they are big enough the kick won't knock them over.

+ 1^1000

about a year ago

Man Killed By His Own Radio-Controlled Helicopter In Brooklyn

redneckmother Re:In Limerick Form (479 comments)

Oops - sorry - should have refreshed before posting BURMA SHAVE...

about a year ago


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distopia lives

redneckmother redneckmother writes  |  about 8 months ago

Well, I guess I am not /. "material". I've read and enjoyed the site for many, many years, and actually registered "recently"... but (I am sorry to say) the site has declined below my threshold of interest / tolerance. Too bad, so sad... I wish you all well. I'll probably check back from time to time.

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