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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

tekrat "Assuming you're not a felon..." (1250 comments)

But *you* are. And so is practically every American. Unknowingly, you have committed crimes, and you have been found guilty. Why else would the NSA be spying on you? You are a criminal sir, in the eyes of the government.

If you're going to make the distinction, then NO american can have a gun, because we are all guilty according to various state and federal laws.

yesterday
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

tekrat I looked into doing these projects too... (93 comments)

I looked into doing these projects too..., but decided I was far too lazy to accomplish any of them. Instead, I'll start a ponzi scheme on kickstarter for a flying car, paid with bitcoin.

yesterday
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

tekrat Re:Fly your plane into the IRS bldg? (615 comments)

That *did* happen to me. I owed the IRS $40,000 on taxes where I hadn't even made $40k in my life thus far. It was for taxes when I was working as a freelancer right out of college and was making less than $16,000 per year, and living out of my parents house.

I could not get it settled with them until I refinanced my mortgage 10 years later and added what I owed on my mortgage to what I owed the IRS and essentially folded that debt into the mortgage. While it worked out for me in the end because I was able to sell my condo at the height of the real-estate boom, it still smarts that I owed the IRS more than I ever made during that period.

2 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

tekrat Fly your plane into the IRS bldg? (615 comments)

And then we wondered a few years back why that dude flew his airplane right into the IRS building after having an argument with them over taxes.

Seriously, if a lot more people were willing to do that, we might have some change for the better in this country -- except that the usual response is to clamp down even harder on the people.

Same old same old, the banksters get away with stealing billions on a daily basis, Occupy Wall Street did zero to change things, even the outrage after the financial crisis did zero to change things -- wall street is back to the same old tricks with no oversight that caused the last collapse, and we are swiftly headed for another.

Meanwhile our rights are stripped away bit by bit, and we're too sheeple to care. But hey, as long as Kim Kardashian gets in a tabloid this week, we're fine with whatever happens. Americans get what they deserve.

2 days ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

tekrat Just think, you could have had universal healthcar (721 comments)

Just think, you could have had universal healthcare, single payer, provided by the government, like Canada and every other industrialized nation on earth, but the moment that was proposed by Obama, the GOP had a cow, the Tea Party starting bringing guns to Town Hall meetings and Fox News screamed bloody murder that Obama was denying insurance companies their god-given right to make a profit at the expense of the American people, and the democrats caved in and let the heritage foundation proposed Romney-Care become the model for Obamacare. Wow that was a long sentence.

So you can thank Republicans for the current state of Obamacare, a plan they championed as a replacement for the original proposal, and then right after it passed into law, attempted to repeal it 51 times.

about a week ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

tekrat Mission Accomplished (721 comments)

Obama needed to land on an aircraft carrier to celebrate the 7 million signups, with a big banner reading "7.1 Million", but I guess the GOP wouldn't get the irony.

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

tekrat Re:Fox News Style Outrage (673 comments)

Wow... have we fallen that far? I thought that when I wrote "Where in the Bible does it say that Girls should code?", I thought it was *obvious* it was satire, but I guess thanks to Colbert, there are people who really do believe he's a right wing-nut.

Either that or the conversation has become so extreme that writing anything, even *UFO aliens did it*, is considered legitimate debate from a CNN contributor. Wow. Seriously Wow.

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

tekrat Fox News Style Outrage (673 comments)

What is this "War on Boys" started by Google? Between President Obama (who has not yet proven he's even an *american*), pushing for equal pay for women and now this sort of blatent sexism that ostracizes males from even getting a decent education, our country is going downhill.

Where in the Bible does it say that girls must code? Our country was founded by Christian Males, and males are now under attack by the socialist liberal forces now prevalent in government!

about a week ago
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Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

tekrat Re:Grotesque talk about sex slaves... (124 comments)

And then there are those of us in the market for sex slaves, but don't know who to turn to in order to make such a purchase. I for one, would like to subscribe to his newsletter in these matters.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Laying Foundation For Jupiter Moon Space Mission

tekrat Didn't you guys get the message?? (100 comments)

All these worlds are yours
EXCEPT EUROPA.
Use them together.
Use them in peace.

about two weeks ago
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Fifty Years Ago IBM 'Bet the Company' On the 360 Series Mainframe

tekrat Still working on one... (169 comments)

Although these days the hardware is System 390/Z-series, but I still login via TSO, I review COBOL code with comments going into 1980 (and yes, they all have Y2K patches)... The financial industry *never* throws anything away (especially if it's still making them money). Except programmers. Those they throw away.

about two weeks ago
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How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?

tekrat Quatermass and the Pit (392 comments)

5 Million Years to Earth.
We are the Martians.

about two weeks ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

tekrat Re:Cosmos (509 comments)

The other reply you are castigating has a point, and I'm open to his suggestion that we keep our minds open. As soon as they provide CONCRETE EVIDENCE of such a "magic man in the sky", then I can be turned to their postulation.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and so far they haven't provided much. When there's proof of god published in a scientific journal, along with repeatable experiments garnering repeatable results, then I'm ready to accept that as theory.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

tekrat So that would include President Obama, right? (274 comments)

After all, he was palling around with a known terrorist.

In fact, given the 6 degrees of separation factor, almost *every* American has an association with a terrorist, and even if not, the definition of terrorist can be widely expanded to make sure that you're an associate of a terrorist. Think about how many names are on that no-fly list...

about two weeks ago
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CISPA's Author Has Another Privacy-Killing Bill To Pass Before He Retires

tekrat Rebublican Conservative?? (138 comments)

Why does every one of these people campaign on a platform of "government is the problem, reduce the size of the government!", and then once in office, immediately create bills that INCREASE the size of government, pry into your personal life such as who you sleep with, and if you're a woman, even when you can have sex, and generally make it so that government *is* indeed the problem because *they* made it so?

about three weeks ago
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Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

tekrat This is new economy (455 comments)

Since the middle class has been decimated, this is how business of the future will run... now that they've fleeced the rest of us, big companies will sue other big companies and that's their ticket to profitability and stock price rises.

about three weeks ago
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Interview: Ask John McAfee What You Will

tekrat Re:"Buy Belize" ads. (172 comments)

What I'd rather know about that ad, is that him walking along the beach with the girl in the blue bikini with the really nice ass?

about three weeks ago
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Weev's Attorney Says FBI Is Intercepting His Client's Mail

tekrat Copyright your mail (109 comments)

And then sue anyone who reads it without the license fee being paid. Could be worth a million dollars per letter if you follow the RIAA enough. Just to be sure though, make up some song lyrics as part of the letter and you could at least get ASCAP to sue on your behalf.

about three weeks ago

Submissions

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Facebook IOS latest update broken

tekrat tekrat writes  |  about a year ago

tekrat (242117) writes "If you're thinking of downloading the latest update to the Facebook App for your Apple IOS device, don't! Although the new "chat heads" feature sounds appealing, the newsfeed is completely broken, resulting in a grey screen with the "rotating flower" indicating it's trying to load the newsfeed, but never actually does. Nice job beta-testing there, facebook."
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Paul Allen Sues Apple, Google, YouTube, eBay

tekrat tekrat writes  |  more than 3 years ago

tekrat (242117) writes "A business controlled by Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft Corp., sued 11 companies including Google Inc., Apple Inc. and EBay Inc., saying they infringed patents on Web-based technology. AOL Inc., Facebook Inc., Netflix Inc., Office Depot Inc., OfficeMax Inc., Staples Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and Google’s YouTube were also named, according to a statement today from Allen’s Interval Licensing LLC. Interval Licensing owns the patents of a defunct computer science and communications research company Allen and David Liddle founded in 1992, according to the statement."
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Anime master Satoshi Kon passes away

tekrat tekrat writes  |  more than 3 years ago

tekrat (242117) writes "Yesterday, news of master Japanese animator Satoshi Kon's death started circulating wildly. It came as a shock because, first, Kon was only 47 years old and, secondly, because nobody could confirm what was then thought to be a rumor. The news started after two people had mentioned Kon's passing, though those two people are trustworthy members of the anime industry: the President of Madhouse Studios (Mindgame) and one of the founding members of Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion). Now it has been confirmed that Kon has passed away. He died of cancer."
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tekrat tekrat writes  |  more than 7 years ago

tekrat writes "We've had PC case mods aplenty. They are now boring unless they are really off the wall, but hey, what about your PC's accessories? Here's a guy that decided to modify the case to his new bluetooth optical mouse, and house it in something much more classy — a SUN type 3 optical mouse. Now all he needs to do is modify the keyboard as well. Not only is the link a decent hardware hack, it shows a bit of computing history as well. That optical mouse with the bright red LED in it you're using right now was invented before most of the people reading this story were born!"
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tekrat tekrat writes  |  more than 7 years ago

tekrat writes "The ZENN all-electric car, manufactured by a Canadian company is going to be powered, not by batteries, but by a new type of ultracapacitor created by EEStor of Austin Texas. What's unique about this is that their claims about the storage capacity and the recharge ability of their product could make regular batteries obsolete (9 minute recharge time, provides 52 kilowatt-hours, sustaining a million charge/discharge cycles before needing replacement). Although the ZENN (Zero Emission No Noise) car is a low-speed neighborbood grocery-getter, it's obvious that EEStor is looking to create a storage system using their technology (patent application US 20040071944A1) for an all-electric high-speed car that could free many economies from fossil fuels. EEStor seems to be on to something here — even if their product does 50% of what they claim, it's pretty revolutionary and could potentially change the world."

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Anybody know how to use this thing

tekrat tekrat writes  |  more than 9 years ago

What the hell is the Journal for anyhow? What are we supposed to do with it? Write funny letters to each other?

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