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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 a week ago
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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 1 month ago
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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 1 month ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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Perl 5.20 Released, and Mojolicious 5.0: the Very Modern Perl Web Framework

shiftless That's not it (126 comments)

UTF-8 support doesn't mean what the XML/HTML contains. It means what characters can you post on here without it getting fucked up by slashdot. So those of you whose eyes were plucked out by ravens and now use a text-to-speech interpreter to use the Beta site--do you see this? UTF-8 characters follow:

about 2 months ago
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FCC Gets Go-Ahead For Plan To Expand Rural Internet Access

shiftless Re:That means some theft is justifiable (156 comments)

Oh, BTW, Putin has some taxes for your to pay him.

Right, because taxation is the only thing stopping Putin from taking over America.

Lowering taxes didn't supercharge the economy in the year 2000, now. Did it?

Unless and until your understanding of the world stretches back at the very least a couple hundred years, then you understand nothing.

Taxation in this country has been steadily increasing ever since it was founded, and especially since Lincoln's war of aggression on the Southern states destroyed the original Republic and replaced it with an Empire.

What happened in 2000 is irrelevant. The country was already on the ropes back then, due to excessive government, and nothing has improved over the past 15 years.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Gets Go-Ahead For Plan To Expand Rural Internet Access

shiftless Re:That means some theft is justifiable (156 comments)

most adults would agree with the statement "some theft is justifiable"

Most adults are also brainwashed, clueless jackasses. Your point being?

about 2 months ago
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German Court Rules That You Can't Keep Compromising Photos After a Break-Up

shiftless Bzzt....wrong (334 comments)

. When you take your clothes off in front of a camera, there should not be consequences beyond your partner being aroused. That the woman in the article has to worry about her "reputation" is what is wrong

Sorry, no. This is delusional thinking; the sort of thing that's common in a society that absolutely zero fucking clue what personal responsibility is. If your dumb ass allows your boyfriend to jizz in your face on camera, and he later posts it on the internet, thats your fault for being a foolish dumb ass. Next time don't be a dumb ass.

about 2 months ago
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German Court Rules That You Can't Keep Compromising Photos After a Break-Up

shiftless Wrong, asshole (334 comments)

You did enter a contract when taking the pictures, and the contract was that the images were intended was for mutual enjoyment. When the romantic relation is over, this contract is broken, therefore in principle you lose the right to use the images.

You do not have the right to tell me who or what I'm allowed to take a picture of, and share with whomever I please.

No, I don't give a fuck what your corrupt government claims. It's immoral. If I take a picture, I own it, and there is nothing you can do about it.

If you don't want someone taking a picture of you naked and sharing it with the world, then the solution is simple: don't date somebody who would do such a thing.

about 2 months ago
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Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change

shiftless Re:How About... (661 comments)

You also think it's something Extremely Controversial?

Sadly, yes it is.

Because people are fucking stupid.

Seriously--there are certain people who will go apeshit if you try to tell them men and women are different, that intelligent is inherited, or that different races of people have different characteristics.

about 3 months ago
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Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change

shiftless You are a dumb ass (661 comments)

Must be a conservative state, because this peculiar strain of stupidity is generally right-wing in nature.

Look in the mirror: the dumb ass is you.

'Global warming' nee 'Climate change' nee 'Climate disruption' is A FUCKING SCAM. And people like you--useful idiot that you are--are too stupid to see through it.

I fully agree that man's activities are having an effect on the environment. And just how in the fucking world do you propose to stop it? Just when is the world going to completely stop burning oil? When are we going to stop burning coal and natural gas? When will cows stop farting, and will you give up your carbonated soft drinks in the name of "saving the environment", fool? Of course not. But you'll God damned surely fork over all your money to the government and chastise everyone else for not jumping on the bandwagon. You stupid fucking imbecile.

Grow a brain.

about 3 months ago
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Rand Paul Starts New Drone War In Congress

shiftless For Fuck's Sake (272 comments)

Hey APK: you're dumber than a fucking brick. Stop being a petulant child. Shut the hell up and stop flooding bullshit with your dumbassery, asshole.

about 3 months ago
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Algorithm Distinguishes Memes From Ordinary Information

shiftless Monkey wrench in the gears (38 comments)

Yeah, your dumb AI works great, until it meets a human with an ulterior motive.

about 3 months ago
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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

shiftless Re:re; You Should? (600 comments)

They doubt it because they can't imagine the terms involved, because a religious book says it isn't true, or mainly just because they don't want to think about it.

But on the contrary, if they believe in evolution or some other pet theory of yours just because "science says so", that's fine.

about 3 months ago
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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

shiftless Re:It's not a doll (342 comments)

That's because you're dumber than a fucking brick. FYI

about 3 months ago
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Land Rover Demos "Transparent Hood"

shiftless Re:More problems. (172 comments)

There's tons of shit you can't legally do a car (both modification and maintenance) without certification depending on where you're from. The simplest and most routine example would be a smog check. In California you need an official smog check to register your vehicle. Repairs can only be performed by specially (and separately) licensed shops. Plenty of other states have similar regulations.

Not everyone lives in a communist shithole like California, simpleton.

Taking your hazardous material to a disposal place and paying a fee? Let's be honest - no one fucking does that. Not for cooking oil, not for batteries, not for anything.

Let's be honest: you're a dumb ass who doesn't have the faintest clue. Used oil and other automotive chemicals are easily disposed of at any auto parts store.

A lift would be the most obvious, then there's the equipment to properly read and reset the proprietary computers in the car which refuse to adhere to an industry standard for diagnostic codes

Ever heard of ODB-2, dumb ass? That's one of those "industry standards" you are completely ignorant of.

if you ever need to take the engine out you'll need a hoist

Only if you're a dumb ass.

then there's the equipment needed to properly flush and fill various fluid lines, and I doubt you're installing tires and balancing your wheels by hand, you'll need a cheap ($$ - $$$) but unique tool just to be able to replace other parts - a compressor for work on shocks/struts, various long-head wrenches or security drivers, etc. That's ignoring any body or electrical work.

Dumb ass.

You can change your own oil and belts, but you're not the family mechanic anymore than you're the family lawyer, family doctor, etc. It's not affordable, not practical, and unless you're an ACTUAL mechanic, some of what the OP claimed to do (which is EVERYTHING) is not legal.

Fuck you and fuck your laws, you pathetic worm. If you aren't the family mechanic, then what the good are you, shit for brains? Working on a car isn't rocket science, dumb ass. And again, not all of us live in socialist shitholes like you do. Some of us live in places where men actually have the brains to turn their own fucking wrenches and maintain their own fucking belongings--which they paid for with cash. Imagine that, if you can successfully do so without your head exploding....dipshit.

about 4 months ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

shiftless Look in the mirror (269 comments)

You are obviously dumber than a fucking brick, to defend such a worthless comment. Die in a fire.

about 4 months ago

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

shiftless shiftless writes  |  about 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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