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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

similar_name Re:Meh (224 comments)

You didn't even skim it?

about two weeks ago
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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

similar_name Re:Its called evolution.. (224 comments)

Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Feline Brain

Better title.

about two weeks ago
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The Ultimate Hopes For the New Cosmos Series

similar_name Re:Just got here (183 comments)

Try Soylent News
... is people!

I believe it has more nerd, which is kind of like veal.

about 2 months ago
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Psychologists: Internet Trolls Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

similar_name Going for one sentence (293 comments)

Internet trolls are narcissistic, psychopathic and sadistic

Watch me watching myself dancing to Justin Bieber.

about 2 months ago
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Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

similar_name Re:American poor (717 comments)

In order of status/pay and words like that it probably goes something like*

hourly (black market worker)
daily (gray market worker)
weekly (working poor)
bi-weekly (working poor leads)
monthly (working supervisors)
quarterly (management)
whenever (masters of the universe)

*List was hastily made and likely contains hyperbole, generalizations, logical fallacies, and jest.

about 2 months ago
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Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

similar_name Re:Can't say I didn't see this one coming. (152 comments)

Apologies, my tone was a little off-key, not trying to attack and I could have left out that last line. I was just wondering whether it is ever the case that the government cannot seize property and assets. Ultimately, I suppose those in power can always exercise that power until the people get fed up and replace it with another power. Take it as a random rant that those with more power can ultimately take what one has. I shouldn't have directed it towards you.

about 2 months ago
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Psychologists: Internet Trolls Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

similar_name Re:Happy Saturday from The Golden Girls! (293 comments)

For once, this may actually be on topic. Still a troll, but not off topic.

about 2 months ago
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Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

similar_name Re:Can't say I didn't see this one coming. (152 comments)

Once the government can start ceasing[SIC] private assets "for the greater good,"

Apparently in America, football is for the greater good. Good luck keeping your home or business if an NFL franchise decides it's a good place to put a stadium. Oh and you'll get to help pay for the stadium through your local taxes too. You might be compensated but you don't get to set the price. Ask a business owner who's been displaced if he was fairly compensated for the business that's been his family 50 years. Ask the 70 year old couple that lived in the same house their whole lives if there is any compensation worth moving in their twilight years. If you think you truly own anything, you're deluding yourself.

about 2 months ago
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South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

similar_name Re:who cares? (665 comments)

Apart from reading that could be said of most subjects.

about 2 months ago
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South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

similar_name Re:How is presenting all theories a problem? (665 comments)

There are probably well over 10000 creation myths. How exactly do you picture this class that teaches all sides without regard to scientific merit? How much time do you give to the 'earth sits on a giant turtle' theory? How much time do you give to the creation myths of the Cherokee, the Choctaw, Creek, Australian aborigines? And at the end of the day, all you have is 10,000 stories and 1 scientific theory. Let's skip the stories and just teach the science.

about 2 months ago
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Can Commercial Storage Services Handle the NSA's Metadata?

similar_name Re:And? (67 comments)

If you can't trust an NSA contractor, who can you trust?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Building an 'Xbox Reading' App For Windows 8

similar_name Re: Shutup about the beta already! (52 comments)

/. has had changes in the past. And in the past, people protested and complained. I would think, let them try something new. /. should like updates.

I think differently about this one. /. has changed over the years but it has always been about the comments. Lots of people like to monetize things, hence why Dice now owns /. But in the years I've been on /. it was always about the community. This time it's about the audience.

If comments are destroyed, that will ruin /. The BETA protest will do no more harm than the GNAA, APK or any other troll. It's been a while since there was a good one anyway.

I'm still using Classic as well, but *why* BETA sucks does not bode well for /.

about 2 months ago
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US Democrats Introduce Bill To Restore Net Neutrality

similar_name Re:It's incredibly frustrating... (535 comments)

Wouldn't it largely be huge corporations benefiting from so-called 'net neutrality'? If it is going to be required that owners of private property charge the same price to all-comers, then it is going to be more difficult for small businesses to compete with large businesses, no? It seems true net neutrality would be allow anyone to compete as they see fit - if a company is going to 'over charge', then another company should be allowed to come in and 'under charge'.

The size of the company would make no difference. Bits should be charged by quantity not content. It really only affects you if you sell content and bandwidth and want to use the bandwidth as a competitive advantage for your content.

about 2 months ago
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Anonymous Slovenia Claims To Have Hacked the FBI and Posted Emails To Pastebin

similar_name Re:Sensitive information? (152 comments)

If budgets come in to play at all, it might be a close one.

about 3 months ago
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Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?

similar_name Re:slashdot... (347 comments)

I hate commercials, I change the channel or pick up my phone when the commercials come on.

I don't care for commercials but I don't get the active hate. Commercials are just basically 30 seconds of entertainment with product placement. Given so many shows and movies have product placement and tie-ins now, almost everything is one big commercial.

about 3 months ago
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Congressmen Say Clapper Lied To Congress, Ask Obama To Remove Him

similar_name Re:lol Bush.Lincoln, Roosevelt. Obama unilaterally (383 comments)

One thing is new - presidents in the past have left Congress out of the decision making, but the didn't tend to flatly defy Congress, declaring that they have chosen to ignore the law and write their own.

I don't think ignoring Congress is new. This quote may be apocryphal but Jackson's actions, or lack of, aren't. "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!". An easy recent target is this. Personally, my humble opinion is that the Executive Branch does have the authority to not enforce a law. However, I do not believe the Executive Branch has the authority to enforce a law that doesn't exist. I say this with trepidation but I think the Executive Branch should only act under approval from Congress (and presumably the Supreme Court), but inaction should ultimately be at the discretion of the Executive Branch. It's one thing for the President not to choose to invade Colorado over Federal drug laws and another to invade Colorado and bust up Coors because the Executive Branch decides alcohol should be banned.

about 3 months ago

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Cabinet Office publishes open source procurement t

similar_name similar_name writes  |  more than 2 years ago

similar_name (1164087) writes "From the Register "The Cabinet Office has published an open source procurement toolkit for the public sector on its website.

It said the purpose is to ensure that there is a level playing field for open source and proprietary software and that some of the myths associated with open source are dispelled. The toolkit includes six documents:
  • All About Open Source – including FAQs;
  • ICT Advice Note — Procurement of Open Source;
  • Procurement Policy Note on Open Source;
  • OSS Options; Total Cost of Ownership;
  • CESG Guidance on Open Source (this site will only open for users who have previously registered with a .gsi.gov.uk email address).
    • "
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Ubuntu pre-installed in non-english

similar_name similar_name writes  |  more than 5 years ago

similar_name writes "I live in North Texas and I want to start selling used computers with Ubuntu pre-installed non-English. I've already set one up and Google easily translates web pages. I need hardware. Where can I find parts as well as complete systems in bulk? A few years old is no problem (and actually preferable) as well as buying parts a la pallet and putting them together. Best suggestions, keeping Linux compatibility in mind?"
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