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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

sunking2 No. (448 comments)

No one is going to buy your exported arms if they know you can disable them at any moment.

about two weeks ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

sunking2 Oh please (300 comments)

The real question is why do we live in a society that thinks they need actually see this as opposed to reading. I didn't need to to go search out the video to understand the significance of what happened. I think the fact we live in a society that seems to "need" to see such is very telling. Whether you've seen it or not changes none of the facts, and in no way should influence how you feel about such matters.

about three weeks ago
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The Billion-Dollar Website

sunking2 Re:Technical People (194 comments)

Oh please. It's just another example of fleecing a government contract. This one being a no brainer to do on given it's importance.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Login and Resource Management In a Computer Lab?

sunking2 Good grief (98 comments)

Is this 1988? The easiest/cheapest solution is spend a couple bucks on decent machines.

about 2 months ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

sunking2 Wow (354 comments)

1st world problems.

about 2 months ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

sunking2 Re:What? (382 comments)

The Death Star proved that. Overwhelming support. Brushed under the rug. This administration is a joke.

about a month ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

sunking2 Re:Devils advocate (214 comments)

Doesn't matter if they are losing money or not. It is their product and thus have the right to determine how it is consumed. Stay in business or go under has no bearing on the rights of the copyright holder who whether you agree or not legally dictates how they want it to be consumed.

about 2 months ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

sunking2 Devils advocate (214 comments)

The money spent trying to stop piracy is a direct result of piracy. So you can take that money spent right off the bottom line and attribute it to piracy. The fact is people do receive a service without paying for it. All you have to do is find one person who has downloaded a movie instead of going to see it in the theaters to prove this. Let's be honest here and compare the number of people who download movies so they don't have to spend money to see it to those who download them to see if they want to spend money. We all know how that number looks.

about 2 months ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

sunking2 Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

Don't need a warrant, just permission of the owner.

about 2 months ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

sunking2 Re:simple fix (221 comments)

Apparently something where men and women perform differently.

about 2 months ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

sunking2 simple fix (221 comments)

Stop pretending video gaming is a real sport.

about 2 months ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

sunking2 What's with the outrage? (346 comments)

They asked google to do something, google said they can't without a court order, and now they seem to be getting one.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

sunking2 Re:Wrong decision (484 comments)

My understanding was 1 antennae per customer.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Ensure Creative Commons Compliance At Your Company?

sunking2 Spend money. (64 comments)

It's why money exists in the first place. To make life easier for you by exchanging it for things that are more difficult to acquire.

about 3 months ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

sunking2 Re:Not the answer to the problem (619 comments)

Since UPS and Fedex deliver to any address and carry interstate commerce your argument isn't very valid.

about 3 months ago
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Priceline To Buy OpenTable For $2.6 Billion

sunking2 Re:What "ass"tounding value (43 comments)

Not exploring a city and relying on anonymous reviews to plan your entire experience sounds really fun.

about 3 months ago
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ISS-Above Tells You When the International Space Station is Overhead (Video)

sunking2 The problem with kickstarter (59 comments)

There's only so much disposable income to go around. And then some of it gets wasted on stuff like this.

about 3 months ago
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Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

sunking2 Re:Maybe it doesn't measure science literacy (772 comments)

That's overly simplistic. The vast majority of people have a certain belief system, but that doesn't mean they let it govern their lives. Most do believe in evolution. Most don't believe the Earth is 4000 years old. Is it contradictory? Of course, but so what. It doesn't matter if it is because it fills the gap for the only real question that matters for many people. What happens when you die.

about 4 months ago
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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

sunking2 Own advice (409 comments)

Maybe he should stop hugging the twinkies.

about 3 months ago

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