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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

shiftless Re:A solution in search of a problem... (324 comments)

"As a frequent pedestrian and bicyclist, I am disgusted by your logic."

As a patriot, I'd disgusted by your cowardice.

"Next you'll argue that the penalties for DUI are too strict."

Driving a vehicle after drinking a beer or two should not be a crime. And wasn't really a crime, back when this country used to be great. Unfortunately it's been overrun by sissies like you who expect to remain perfectly safe and secure at all times.

3 days ago

Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

shiftless Re:Has too many problems (363 comments)

No, the first offense should be a $5000.00 fine, the second offense should be a $10000.00 fine and loss of your license for one year, third offense should be $10000.00 fine, 6 months in jail, and permanent loss of your license.

That's all fucktards such as yourself understand, isn't it? Crime and punishment. There isn't a problem in America today that excessively large fines and/or lifetime imprisonment won't fix, amirite?

Look in the mirror: YOU are what's wrong with this country.

I am forced by circumstances to commute 100 miles a day,

No you aren't, shit for brains. You CHOSE to drive so much. News flash: DRIVING IS DANGEROUS. If you don't like it, stop driving. Those are your options. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure YOUR safety on the road.

about a week ago

Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

shiftless Re:Do you REALLY need that text message? (363 comments)

Because you almost certainly don't need the information that moment and too many people can't resist the temptation to text while driving.

It's not your job to tell me what I "need" or don't need. I will decide that for myself.

You'll survive without the text and as a result so will some other people.

No, I will survive with the text, and so will you and everyone else, as much as it might make your pussy hurt.

Good for you but that doesn't establish any compelling need for you to receive or send a text message while driving.

I do not have to explain or justify my actions to you or to anyone else.

I'm willing to be convinced but "because I want to" isn't a good enough argument for me given the safety issues involved.

Nobody is interested in trying to convince you of anything. Your opinion is irrelevant.

Do you stop at stop lights even when there is no traffic?


Sometimes part of living in a civil society is dealing with a little personal inconvenience to ensure safety and order.

Fuck you and fuck your "civil" society. If you are too much of an irresponsible coward to live your life without Big Brother holding your hand every step of the way, that's YOUR problem...not mine.

Maybe you are the responsible one (I have not reason to doubt it) but since the rest of us have no way to be sure of that you might have to deal with having to wait for that text message to arrive.

Nope. I will continue texting and there is nothing you can do about it, pussy.

People who text while driving are every bit as dangerous as people who drink and drive.

You are a moron.

There are plenty of studies that support this.

Yes, there are studies out there which will support any conclusion that a useful idiot such as yourself wishes to reach.

While anecdotal, I actually know more people who have been in accidents caused by distracted (texting) driving than by drunk drivers.

Maybe you should spend more time practicing defensive driving techniques, and/or move out of whatever shithole you reside in.

Texting is the leading cause of death for teen drivers.

Bullshit. The leading cause of death for teen drivers is being a teen driver.

about a week ago

Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

shiftless Re:Anti-competitive behavior is a big deal (312 comments)

No, dumb ass.

Keep in mind they would not be facing these injunctions if they were playing by the same rules as the competition.

Keep in mind that the world would be 10,000,000x better place if these FUCKING STUPID "RULES", and the dumb asses who cheer for them, did not exist.

It is kinda like a street vender skipping on sales tax, of course they can offer lower prices if they do not have to pay taxes, but that is pretty unfair to the stores that are collecting it.

You know what's really unfair? TAXATION. It's equivalent to armed robbery. Only the stupid pay taxes.

about two weeks ago

The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

shiftless Fuck these hypocrites (322 comments)

This is all noise, signifying nothing. Russia and China have already developed potent supersonic missiles. As a result, most of the U.S. fleet will be sitting on the ocean floor within 2-3 years of our aggressive provocation of World War 3. As it should be. Weapons testing bans are for fags.

about two weeks ago

Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

shiftless So fucking what? (300 comments)

Why does this belong on Slashdot?

Because it's important, imbecile. If you don't like it, LEAVE.


Obviously this reduces the incentive for terrorist groups to post such content, by shrinking their audience,

It "obviously" does no such thing, fucktard, and that you are sure it "obviously" does is why you are stupid.

about three weeks ago

FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

shiftless Here's a free clue (338 comments)

nd don't even try to guess how I vote. OTOH, I actual watch CSPAN, read bills, and find the context for any statement a politician make that is reported in the media.

And you're wasting your time with all of that bullshit, because VOTING DOES NOT WORK.

If you think voting changes anything, you're clueless. But then again we already knew that from reading your "Republican vs Democrats" bullshit. Fact: BOTH RED AND BLUE TEAMS ARE WORKING AGAINST YOU.

about three weeks ago

Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

shiftless Re:Let's face it: desktop Linux is a piece of shit (727 comments)

I'm not mocking, but people's reaction depends on how you phrase your argument.

There is not an argument I can phrase in any way which will result in Linux Mint, Ubuntu, or any of these other idiots pulling their heads out of their assholes. They are determinated to be mediocre dipshits.

Yours looked reasonable until the third paragraph, but turned into a flame itself after that.

So fucking what? If these fucktards can't figure out how to do a good job, they deserved to get flamed every day until they give up programming and go back to mopping floors.

I am always complaining about certain Linux issues on more technical forums than this one, but I think I am nevertheless respected for making my points effectively.

What I want is excellence, not "respect", from some useless dipshits who don't understand what either of those words even mean. What the fuck good is it to be "respected" for your opinions, if nothing ever changes?

There is indeed a lot wrong with Linux (it's certainly not "gold"); but I use it because the alternatives are even worse IMHO.

So do I. I use Linux only because the alternatives are worse. Pretty sad statement about the current pathetic state of computing, isn't it?

about a month ago

Scientists Who Smuggle Radioactive Materials

shiftless Re:Fear Mongering continued (66 comments)

very strange and outright deranged opinion

What I just told you is the truth. If your head is shoved too far up your own asshole to understand it, that is a sign you are delusional, not mine.

Anyone who trust the U.S. government's side of the story is a fucking idiot. Full stop.

I'm sure there's plenty of footage on the net of building fires if you want to apply some reality instead of making shit up.

Show me a video of ONE building which collapsed like WTC7, because of an out of control fire.

about a month ago

Scientists Who Smuggle Radioactive Materials

shiftless Re:Fear Mongering continued (66 comments)

Buildings do not fall at free fall speed into their own footprint because of a "fire." It does not happen, ever. And furthermore, news organizations do not announce the collapse of said building 20 minutes in advance, unless they already planned for it to fall. Pull your head out of your asshole and stop being a useful idiot. 9/11 was perpetrated by the U.S. Government. Failing to realize this FACT does not make you smart, it makes you a naive fool.

I notice you didn't mention the "aircraft" in Pennsylvania, did you? The one that supposedly hit the ground so fast all it left was a smoking crater, with no wreckage because it all vaporized on impact? Only a clueless, naive shit like yourself (the average idiot American) would believe such an obvious lie.

about a month ago

Scientists Who Smuggle Radioactive Materials

shiftless Re:Fear Mongering continued (66 comments)

Why would he do that? Those theories are correct.

Have you given up on your idiotic "Flight 93 crashed in a Pennsylvania field" or "Building 7 collapsed at free fall speed due to fire damage" conspiracy theories?

about a month ago

Hemp Fibers Make Better Supercapacitors Than Graphene

shiftless The wonders of hemp (178 comments)

What doesn't this plant do? Besides give up and die?

about a month ago

New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

shiftless Amazing (161 comments)

you can ask questions like "Where was Abraham Lincoln born?" And it can name the city. You can also say, "What is the population?" of a city and itâ(TM)ll bring up a chart and answer.

Wow!'s like Google?

about a month ago

Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

shiftless Re: Send a robot (84 comments)

OK, fine, but how does that change the fact that no one will ever colonize the Moon or have a vacation condo on Mars or mine an asteroid?

That isn't a "fact." That's an idiotic belief.

At least my life is *real*

Your life is pathetic, and a disgrace to humanity. Do the world a favor: dig a big hole, then climb in and pull the dirt in behind you.

about a month and a half ago

States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

shiftless Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

Gotta love libertarian logically fallacious reasoning. Calling something a name constitutes an argument, apparently.

I can't believe your idiotic post got modded +5 Informative. Just goes to show how ignorant most Slashdotters are of economics.

Can you decline to use the service?

If I can't, then it's slavery. Full stop.

Can you decline to use the economic benefits from having interstate highways?

You mean the interstate highway system that was built and designed in a period of cheap oil, surrounded by a thousand other government projects designed around the idea of having a cheap oil, which handicap America now that oil isn't so cheap any more?

How does that benefit me, exactly, with oil being $100+ a barrel and no chance of it ever being cheap again?

Can you decline to benefit from having clean water and safe food?

Clean water and safe food are not the product of government. The product of government is organizations like the EPA and FDA, who are parasites serving no other purpose than to continually suck dollars from the average Joe's pocket, while enacting countless rules and regulations to tell him what to do.

Can you decline to benefit economically from a nationally enforced currency and social stability from a commonly applied law?

Except that the nationally enforced currency you're so in love with, the U.S. Dollar, is a scam. The Federal Reserve system that you're so in love with are master scam artists, who are robbing this country blind through inflation and other financial trickery.

Social stability....are you fucking stupid? Take a good look around, asshat. What's so "stable" about a country that is now six years into the Great Depression 2.0, and is tearing itself apart at the seams because certain groups of people in this country (including me and all my friends) and sick and fucking tired of idiots like yourself constantly burying us in your economic horseshit? We are less than 5 years out from a Revolution. Pull your head out of your own asshole.

Actually, yes you can. You decline to use the service by leaving society. Don't like it? Tough. You can actually leave, and you won't pay taxes.

My people have been in this land since long before your pissant ancestors decided to move here. I'm not going anywhere. It is YOU and YOUR ilk who will leave MY land and stop trying to enslave my people.. Or die. It's your choice.

Like I said, your ilk's systems are self-defeating.

Look in the mirror: you are a relic of the past. You have already been defeated, but you're too fucking stupid to see it.

about 2 months ago

NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

shiftless Re:failure of scope... (136 comments)

The events described happened in the second tour, you fucking idiot. Which is a large reason why I didn't go back for a third.

Go fuck yourself with a sword.

about 3 months ago

NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

shiftless Re:failure of scope... (136 comments)

Said action was approved by the FOB commander, idiot. Who didn't see what his troops saw, and therefore may have made (did make) a bad call due to bad information, idiot. Which happens all the time in a war zone, you fucking idiot.

about 3 months ago

NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

shiftless Re:failure of scope... (136 comments)

What an idiotic statement. I am a veteran of the US Air Force who did two tours in Afghanistan. One time I personally helped fire a rocket at a truck of "suspected insurgents" (read: some guys we just targeted because we were pissed off at getting mortared every day) with a Javelin missile, blowing it to pieces....sending half the flaming wreckage rolling down into a nearby orchard, killing an old man. His granddaughter was not so lucky; she lost an arm and an eye. You should have heard the whooping and cheering when we saw that big ass explosion. It was really cool! The only other person I met who seemed to show any doubt about what we'd done was the young (20-22 year old) combat medic who had to patch her up.

War is hell. Get a clue, you fucking useful idiot.

about 4 months ago

Become a Linux Kernel Hacker and Write Your Own Module

shiftless Re:Umm (143 comments)

That's probably a feature not a defect if it discourages people from writing kernel code which doesn't need to be kernel code (for example drivers for USB devices).

Look in the mirror: you are the problem. Stop apologizing for idiocy.

about 4 months ago

UPS Denies Helping the NSA 'Interdict' Packages

shiftless Re:Guilty (207 comments)

It goes back further than that. Look at Lincoln, and his war of aggression on the Southern states, followed by the establishment of an American Empire.

about 4 months ago



Jeff Bezos finds Apollo 11 engines on seabed; plans to recover

shiftless shiftless writes  |  more than 2 years ago

shiftless (410350) writes "From the story:

Jeff Bezos, Amazon's adventurous CEO, says his organization has found the F-1 rockets used briefly by Apollo 11 and he wants to salvage them for American museums.

"A year or so ago, I started to wonder, with the right team of undersea pros, could we find and potentially recover the F-1 engines that started mankind's mission to the moon?" he said in a statement. "I'm excited to report that, using state-of-the-art deep sea sonar, the team has found the Apollo 11 engines lying 14,000 feet below the surface, and we're making plans to attempt to raise one or more of them from the ocean floor.""

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