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Betty Boop and Indefinite Copyright

sjs132 Re:Weird decision (249 comments)

Micky Mouse Club house is the modern version... Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Pete, Daisy, professor, etc.. etc.. All show up on the tube and make the little kids dance and sing and generally happy. So if they are doing just to extend various rights to the franchise, at least they are doing it with some style.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Crash the Internet

sjs132 Re:n00bs (166 comments)

I just create a loop back on my cable modem... Ha! Take that, no more tubes!

more than 3 years ago
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Cosmological Constant Not Fine Tuned For Life

sjs132 Re:Irrelevant .... (536 comments)

Nicely put....

more than 3 years ago
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Internet ID for all?

sjs132 No thanks... (1 comments)

No thanks, All Americans already have an ID, it is a soc... I can't keep that one straight, now they want us to have two!? So thats another 10$/month for ID theft prevention I'd have to shell out, and for my wife and kids.... Where does it end?!

more than 3 years ago
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Hidden Backdoor Discovered On HP MSA2000 Arrays

sjs132 Re:Wow... (197 comments)

A login/password worthy of the emperor would be: biggus dickus

about 4 years ago
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Annual power consumption at your residence?

sjs132 Re:Missing Option (507 comments)

how about none of your business?? I pay for it, so nobody should care. Besides, where is the 1.21 gigawatts option? It's almost Christmas time, I've got to keep the lights going to annoy the neighbors!

about 4 years ago
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Kentucky Announces Creationism Theme Park

sjs132 Re:yay! (648 comments)

Argue as you must... Your Wiki holds no water. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ...." Everything else is just inference about "what the definition of is, is.", etc...

"PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF..."

So AT MOST you could say that she was practicing a religion. At that point then they should NOT be trying to use her speech at all. But she was NOT practicing a religion. They wanted it removed for FEAR. FEAR OF OFFENDING SOMEONE OF ANOTHER RELIGION! If they like the speech so much, then they should of ASKED her to come IN PERSON AND GIVE THE SPEECH. Then she could of delivered it if she choose, without the God or Jesus. Short of that, it was an abuse of HER SPEECH. IT DESTROYED HER RIGHTS.

THAT is what I'm talking about.... Look, Take the religion out... She spoke, they wanted to play parts of it because they didn't like others. They wanted to "CLEANSE" the speech. JUST like CHINA and other repressive governments do to their citizenry.

WHY? Because we have to assume that they know better and can protect us from ourselves because we are too stupid to decide if we can handle when we hear something? This is a PC Bullshit that STOMPS on our free speech...

I am offended EVERYDAY by when I see people crumble to the PC establishment... YOU offend me. What if I asked for all your comments to be stricken from slashdot because you offended me?!?!? I would hope you would be abhorred at the very thought that it could happen, but at the same time you are suggesting that it should.

Instead, I won't ask for your offending comments to be removed. No, I'd rather buy you a beer and continue to have a civilized argument like we can because we have this free speech! THAT is how it should work.

about 4 years ago
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Kentucky Announces Creationism Theme Park

sjs132 Re:yay! (648 comments)

My whole point was that they used religion to limit the free speech of an individual. The religious issue is an aside. Yes it was emotional, but more because they felt they had the RIGHT to remove the speech of a fellow citizen in the United States. The fact that it was religious or not was secondary.

Insubordinate? Would I be Insubordinate if I was asked to kill someone and refused? My contract was not to EDIT video. My contract was to maintain and control the users on the network. I was a network tech. The fact that I had the video editing software on my computer was from a completely different thing when I was testing the installs over the network. Other than that, I did not do editing, and the only reason they felt they could push the "contract" button was there was a clause that read something to the effect "and other duties as assigned..." Again, would raping someone fall under that? How about editing grades for the boss's kids? Yep, those are crimes... Why is violating someones speech NOT a crime? It is, so I refused. Insubordinate? Don't think so.

Separation of church and state... Nonexistent. It was inferred from letters by TJ and never made law. Trust me, I asked to see the LAW that said there had to be a separation of church and state and that this school sanctioned speech somehow then violated because she mentioned Jesus and GOD. They could not show me, just stammered about how they were "advised..." She did not PREACH that we would die if we didn't believe... or that her religion was better.. No, she THANKED her assumed Deity. How is that in need of removal? It happens on TV award shows and NFL games, etc... But COWARDS and ATHEISTS use the "Separation of church and state" as a test for EVERY REASON why you should not be allowed to express any religious thought in public. COWARDS.

about 4 years ago
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Kentucky Announces Creationism Theme Park

sjs132 Re:yay! (648 comments)

In my previous employment, I was asked to edit the graduation speech of a young women, who in the middle of the speech thanked God and Jesus for her success. Rambled about couldn't have made it through the neighborhood without her faith, etc. Then went on to thank teachers, parents, etc... I was asked to remove ALL the religious comments because it was "FEARED" that it would offend someone of another faith. A specific faith was mentioned, but I'll let you jump to your own conclusions so people don't call ME the hatemonger.

I asked to refuse based on MY faith and my disbelief in the "separation of church and state" crap. My argument was that if the speech was that inspiring that the school wanted to play it in front of incoming class, that it should be played in the entirety and we had no right to edit the speech without her permission. It was my first REAL exposure to a "progressive" agenda. Usually I gave the benefit of the doubt, when I heard about stuff like this happening. But here I was, being told to remove these comments from her speech. I was abhorred to the idea of doing such an edit. I was practically in tears while I explained WHY I could not do this.

I told the boss he can use my computer because that is where the editing software was, but I refused to do it myself. He told me to leave and complete other work while he did it. I left to putz around, but couldn't keep a clear head after all of this. The rest of the day was shot.

Later I was told in an "unofficial" meeting of just me and the boss (no witnesses, He just came in to the office the next morning and sat down) that I was being insubordinate. That it was in my contract I had to do the job appointed to me and if I had problems to bring up a complaint about it later. I was then told that would be the expected results if it ever happened again that I had no other choice. I then told my boss that I DID have another choice, that was to NOT do it, and QUIT my job. He said that wasn't a choice and besides; was I ready, with two toddlers at home, to take that action based on the current economic conditions that I might not find a replacement job.

What he didn't know was that since my kid had started Kindergarten in our school district that I lived in (not the the one I worked for) and we were already contemplating one of the parents quitting a job to deal with the school issues and the two kids. I was drawing the short end of the straw because of my pay being less than the wife's.

So I quit my job later that week because of "the kids" but for me it was the this last straw that lead me to do it. Do I regret it... Nope. The only thing I regret is that I should of raised more of a ruckus about it. I should of brought it up in public and made them contact the girl who made the speech. But I was just happy to leave and not have anything added to my "file". Oh, He quit a few months after I did because I was carrying his butt and without me around to run stuff, he was slowly being exposed... But that is little consolation to the fact that they still have the video that was edited to take out Jesus. Yep, for some reason GOD was "ok" as it was a general acknowledgment to a supreme deity that is common in most faiths, but the JESUS part had to go. I'm actually glad I'm not in that boat anymore.

So, Yes, it is out there... There are people who are in a minority that have majority power to effect the rights of others. Simply because they are in a position of power and they abuse it.

about 4 years ago
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Scholars Say ACTA Needs Senate Approval

sjs132 Re:We need scholars to tell us that? (204 comments)

No, the real reason is they are all on the same team, they just switch shirts occasionally to confuse us. In reality, what one starts, the other will finish because it is still a power for the puppet masters that are really in charge. WAKE UP SHEEPEOPLE! I wish it was as easy as putting on a pair of cool sunglasses, but you have to PAY ATTENTION!

more than 4 years ago
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IT Security Salaries Expected To Rise In 2011

sjs132 Re:Get in line... (60 comments)

There may be 9-10% people who already have a degree looking for the same job you are. You picked a lousy time to graduate. Go back in for a masters, you can get four more years of beer drinking and racking up the loans.

more than 4 years ago
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Robots Guarding US Nuclear Stockpiles In Nevada

sjs132 Re:Nice Testing Ground (128 comments)

I was going for funny but got troll... Oh well, life goes on.

more than 4 years ago
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Robots Guarding US Nuclear Stockpiles In Nevada

sjs132 Re:Nice Testing Ground (128 comments)

Yes because once they find the undocumented workers, they could use it to guide them to water, weapons caches and drop off points. Sounds like a plan to me... Must guarantee the flow of blow to Whitehouse parties...

more than 4 years ago
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Robots Guarding US Nuclear Stockpiles In Nevada

sjs132 Re:Reminds me of this slashdot story (128 comments)

Spoiler... It points to a story about 60% of countries being in debt, etc...
BUT, HU are they in debt to? YES... This could make a great comedy routine.

 

more than 4 years ago
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Robots Guarding US Nuclear Stockpiles In Nevada

sjs132 Re:Things that shouldn't be there (128 comments)

If I worked on this project and wrote code for it, I'd put lots of John Connor / Terminator comments in the code documentation. It would be so much fun for future coders that try and fix a bug and have to read those comments.

more than 4 years ago
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China Blanks Nobel Peace Prize Searches

sjs132 Re:But, but... (326 comments)

(Because we've had just as many terrorists of domestic extraction as we've had foreign ones. Turns out there's nuts willing to blow themselves up for a cause in every country...) Citation needed...

more than 4 years ago

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Karma strike against prankdial.com

sjs132 sjs132 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

sjs132 (631745) writes "Ever get a call by prankdial.com and want to get revenge on the folks that did it? Well This guy did too. But they wouldn't give up who initiated the prank, so some pubilc digging and basic internet sleuthing reveals the owner of prankdail and his phone number. Time for Karma to come a calling...."

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If a NutJob makes sense, then am I a NUT also for agreeing?

sjs132 sjs132 writes  |  about 6 years ago

When someone interprets as derogatory almost anything that is said
      about him (or about groups with whom he identifies) we conclude that
      he has inferiority feelings or low self-esteem. This tendency is
      pronounced among minority rights advocates, whether or not they belong
      to the minority groups whose rights they defend. They are
      hypersensitive about the words used to designate minorities. The terms
      "negro," "oriental," "handicapped" or "chick" for an African, an
      Asian, a disabled person or a woman originally had no derogatory
      connotation. "Broad" and "chick" were merely the feminine equivalents
      of "guy," "dude" or "fellow." The negative connotations have been
      attached to these terms by the activists themselves. Some animal
      rights advocates have gone so far as to reject the word "pet" and
      insist on its replacement by "animal companion." Leftist
      anthropologists go to great lengths to avoid saying anything about
      primitive peoples that could conceivably be interpreted as negative.
      They want to replace the word "primitive" by "nonliterate." They seem
      almost paranoid about anything that might suggest that any primitive
      culture is inferior to our own. (We do not mean to imply that
      primitive cultures ARE inferior to ours. We merely point out the
      hypersensitivity of leftish anthropologists.)

Those who are most sensitive about "politically incorrect"
      terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant,
      abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of
      whom do not even belong to any "oppressed" group but come from
      privileged strata of society. Political correctness has its stronghold
      among university professors, who have secure employment with
      comfortable salaries, and the majority of whom are heterosexual, white
      males from middle-class families.

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I wrote it, I own it, but I don't know where it came from.

sjs132 sjs132 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Sitting at the beach with bucket and pail in hand... Wondering where the water goes after it falls off the edge, and why the water is suddenly attacking my sand castle. I BUILT WALLS TO KEEP THE WATER OUT! But it managed to just keep me in. The sun was setting that day as I franticaly bailed out my moat. Setting on the castle that slowly crumpled back into the lovely rippled surface from where it came. It was there that I was comprehending my theory on gravity and the massive amounts of energy that must be released by friction to overcome the incomprehensable pull of one grain to the other. The bond that holds all things together was not strong enough to save my childhood or my castle. Slowly time errodes me still, one grain at a time as I edge towards my eventual demise. Worn by water and defeated by the most powerful of all forces, Gravity in the third dimension, Time.

I was pulled to the ground in ways unknown to a child at that time, my feet leaving the impressions of life that would vanish all to soon if left on their own. The world could continue to turn yet my impact would slowly be erased. As I came to this briefest of realizations, I blinked and it was gone. My sand castle had suddenly sucomed to the tides that drive the most primal of systems, the sea. Here I again sit at the shore, listening to the music of this world. One World once populated by a simple species. But like all things that rise, so shall they fall. This ocean pristine again and cleansed of this briefest of moments when we as a species built our buildings of sand. Only to be eventually torn down by that most powerful of all the forces, Gravity in the third dimension, Time. Stripped of their raw materials, even the mightiest of dwellings returned to the land and await reconstruction by the next species that may arise from the ashes. And as I blinked in the blinding light, it was made clear to me that these castles will always be destined to fall as long as we build them from the sands of this world.

-2008

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sjs132 sjs132 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Day 3 of spreading mulch... I wish the wife was back home to do some of the work herself! Oh well, life goes on... But you just get soooo Sore from shoveling mulch and dumping and spreading and shoveling, repeat ad infinium...

Thank goodness tomorrow is a workday. (thought I'd never say that! )

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sjs132 sjs132 writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I don't get it... I write a response, add a witty ending... I think it was funny and insightfull at the same time... LOTS of folks reply underneath the thread and it has like a gazillion messages below it, but I get rated as Flamebait...

I just don't get it... Next time try funny... Thats what I was after... oh well, at least it wasn't Troll...

Ok, hissy fit over..

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