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The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

sasquatch989 Re:Different era (179 comments)

I have to work with unions (telecom). The sooner they die off the better


Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

sasquatch989 Its your network (265 comments)

I think automating maintenance is a smart move but still requires you be awake and available for it. The question is do you want to be awake at work for 10 minutes or 2 hours? Plan accordingly.

about a month and a half ago

AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

sasquatch989 Liberals and Math (466 comments)

They think they know it. The truth is this....Telecoms and ISP's cannot keep up with the demand of content providers, especially when any yocal with a celly can now be a content provider. It takes years and gobs of cash to upgrade a network, and before you finish upgrading the network you have to start upgrading the network AGAIN. It never ends. The networks in many cases cannot handle the spike in capacity that we've seen in the past few years which is why now Net Neutrality is a talking point. The pressure is on the telcos to get networks on pace and they cannot do it without more money. Otherwise, everyone will have to wait There is nothing Neutral about Net Neutrality. Just like 'Climate Change' its a bunch of Orwellian garbage

about 5 months ago

Austin Has Highest Salaries For Tech Workers, After Factoring In Cost of Living

sasquatch989 No water (285 comments)

I believe Austin is ground-zero for worsening water shortages year to year, so if you dont mind having water restrictions and the possibility of water-armageddon, then Austin sounds like a great place to live

about 6 months ago

What Killed the Great Beasts of North America?

sasquatch989 Re:It's the orbit, stupid (214 comments)

My personal theory is that the pleistocene has been so cold because of the historically (4 billion years) high oxygen levels and the significant amount of historical carbon that has been sequestered underground.

Humans are changing that, we're sucking all the sequestered carbon out and putting it into the atmosphere where it hasn't been since the dinosaurs. Before all the science deniers reply....

I wasn't aware that personal theory counts as science

about 7 months ago

Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High

sasquatch989 Re:This isn't helping... (846 comments)

"She made the rather obvious point that communist states find it easier to act for the collective good, while in democracies people tend to act in their own interests." Delusional +1

about 7 months ago

Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High

sasquatch989 Climate Change is real (846 comments)

And it's been happening for billions of years. Nothing we have done or want to to do will ever stop Earth from doing whatever the hell it wants to.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

sasquatch989 FreeNAS (420 comments)

I use it for all my files, media or otherwise. I can go on and on but this works for me. Run it as a VM if you have no extra hardware layin around.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

sasquatch989 Re:"The only things (sic) unions do..." (308 comments)

And unions aren't organized like corporate structures? Immune to corruption? Loaded at the top and crumbs for the bottom? Sorry, unions skew the labor market with unsustainable mandates, rigid power structures, perverse incentives, and in my experience, unions enable shitbags to continue to be shitbags

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

sasquatch989 Re:Next job? (308 comments)

You're a tard. A tired ideology that has only existed as a recognized American polity for 30 years? Sheeit, DEMOCRACY itself must then be a tired ideology x 1000. What is tired is the concept of nation-states and the dominion of sovereignty by rulers to do whatever the hell they want to their people by any decree. Namely, THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF INDIVIDUALISM America has it's streaks of individualism but even then you cannot just roll together the idea that individualists and libertarians are one in the same, unless you are accept the conclusion that all conservatives are cult-driven eugenicists and all liberals are drug-addled pedophiles. Stop jerking off to DailyKos and employ some critical thinking.

about 8 months ago

Venezuela: Cheap Television Sets For All!

sasquatch989 Re:And people called Atlas Shrugged Fiction.... (702 comments)

"Sure enough when you look into it you see that this shop was basically fleecing people, only making sales because they couldn't get to the state run shops. People don't like getting ripped off because they have no choice, and their government acted on their behalf to put an end to it." Because owning an LCD TV in a shit hole like Venezuela is a human right.

about 9 months ago

Finnish Doctors Are Prescribing Video Games For ADHD

sasquatch989 Re:Finland (76 comments)

Yep, this really does demonstrate what to expect from socialized medicine....mainstream doctors using bullshit as medicine. Is working memory training effective? A meta-analytic review.

about a year ago

US Adults Score Poorly On Worldwide Test

sasquatch989 Re:Charles Darwin Wrote (745 comments)

A limit in the number, option, or variety of choices does not negate the fact that it is still an exercise of free will to commit a crime when you know it is illegal. Dunno if you heard but it's not all murder, crack rocks, and hookers in the hood. Until that is the case there will always be daily life choices that don't include breaking the law ;-)

about a year ago

HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You

sasquatch989 Re:Thank You NSA (477 comments)

Yeah, but SSL is probably compromised and many businesses use web portals to do things like build vpn tunnels and access resources. I agree that spying on you at work is more likely than not as compared to home, all things considered.

about a year ago

Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

sasquatch989 Don't hire this guy as your lawyer (871 comments)

The author of this hasnt thought out the position very well. He forgets 2 crucial facts. 1. The advice is to never talk to the cops WITHOUT A LAWYER. It's not the talking to the cops part that has Prof Duane suggests, it's talking to the cops without legal representation, esp'y bc the police are always looking for probable cause for everything all the time, and secondly b/c the police always have defacto legal representation 2. Cops are assholes. Give them an inch and they shove the whole baton in your ass. But prosecutors are a whole different breed of asshole. The cop is at the end of the day nothing more than an on-the-scene stenographer. It's the prosecutor that uses the statements against you. It;s the AG that builds a case when there isnt one there. It;s the government welfare-queen lawyer that uses their track record to (you going to jail) to pad their resume (get elected to the next office to dick you over). Btw, if you are poor it;s his under-achieving college roommate that gets to defend you for free. hedge your bets in your favor....never talk to the cops. Its a rule so important it gets it's own Commandment (9) AND it's own Amendment (5).

about a year ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

sasquatch989 Do not like it (1191 comments)

I normally embrace change, but not this

about a year ago

U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

sasquatch989 Re:It's all about (1532 comments)

How exactly do the rich get richer by shutting down tours of Mt Rushmore?

about a year ago

How Car Dealership Lobbyists Successfully Banned Tesla Motors From Texas

sasquatch989 Re:Wrong party (688 comments)

The problem is that you havent thought it through and would prefer to regurgitate the talking points of Maddow and Corporations exist because of big government, not in spite of it

about a year ago

How Car Dealership Lobbyists Successfully Banned Tesla Motors From Texas

sasquatch989 It's not Capitalism to blame (688 comments)

The issue is that Republicans are liars and at the end of the day are all just homophobic Democrats. Bush was not a conservative, not by any real economic measure, but that is Rove and Ailes fault. Of course when you look at the war-agitprop and unapologetic positions of Democrat leadership then you sson realize that democrats are just hedonist war-mongers. Their common fault is that they all believe that their party can fix what the other party has broken. I always refer to politics with the same analogy: It is just like professional wrestling. When the cameras are on and the stage is set they are bitter enemies, smashing each with rhetorical chairs and over-the-top storylines. When the lights are turned down and the crowd goes home, they are all backstage drinking beers and swapping wives. In the end its because the biggest corporatist-whores are the media themselves, the media that has never known a war that it at first didnt love and cheer-lead for, the media that always implicilty calls for legislative action, the same media that can get caught red-handed in a lie but never apologize or be punished. #CNNMakesYouDumb

about a year ago


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