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The SEC Is About To Make Crowdfunding More Expensive

tjstork Re:Uh, no... (366 comments)

Liz Warren must have missed the big bank bailouts of the early 1990s when the FSLIC was folded into the FDIC, the epic stock market crash of 1986, the inflation of the 1970s. Pretty much, we've had crashed every decade, regulation or no. Better to let people make their own decision than the government make them for them.

about 4 months ago
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US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month

tjstork The Problem With You Liberals (1146 comments)

Is, in a nutshell, that while you can rationalize banning smoking and mandate seatbelts and now health insurance, when you aren't doing it to just loot the country, and really are trying to be safe, is that, you don't recognize that we think it was your stupidity that made you need to get euthanized, aborted, or made you poor to begin with, and yet you call us dumb all the time, and we're the ones that have the money.

Once again, I'd say, sure, go ahead and do your euthanizations if you want to, but I don't need to buy health insurance when I'm young, or wear a seatbelt, and quick taxing smokes.

Liberals would never shut up enough about other people such that they would ever make that deal about government. Therefor, you have to stay alive and we don't want to pay your medical bills either.

about 4 months ago
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Officials Say HealthCare.gov Site Now Performing Well

tjstork Better still, just shut down the government (644 comments)

No, we have a democracy and we can change the rules of society. We can completely shut down the federal government and if you want to have single payer in your state, go ahead and have it, just don't foist it off on everyone else's so you can feel good about for yourself for wrecking the lives of those people that are managing their health risks in ways that makes more sense to them.

about 5 months ago
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Officials Say HealthCare.gov Site Now Performing Well

tjstork They don't want the coverage! (644 comments)

First off, let's establish that these 20% don't want the coverage. Otherwise, there would not be a law that forces them to buy it. So, why don't you rephrase your tragedy as "not everyone is paying for what I want.", which is more accurate.

about 5 months ago
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Officials Say HealthCare.gov Site Now Performing Well

tjstork Actually you are slaves (644 comments)

In the sense that, if your country was so voluntarily willing to pitch in for health care, then you wouldn't need taxes to make it compulsory, would you? Just saying. As it is, there is at least a credible minority of people in Canada who are essentially slaves - they are working for something they don't want, and, you don't speak for them....

about 5 months ago
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Officials Say HealthCare.gov Site Now Performing Well

tjstork There's no direct benefits (644 comments)

Let's cut to the chase and admit that the ACA is a moral argument. If there was a benefit to me, somehow, I'd have a check in the mailbox. There isn't one. The only reason that we put up with this federal slavery is to make a few people feel good about themselves, that, we're all pitching in for their causes because the people doing the most preaching don't really want to pay for their causes themselves.

The rest of us are just slaves to their dreams. No matter how good they are, they are still tyrants, and that must never be forgotten, and no man that preaches, should ever be trusted. Always remember that to make someone else's life better, government ruined yours.

about 5 months ago
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Computer Model Reveals Escape Plan From Poverty's Vicious Circle

tjstork Wrong (356 comments)

The US Health Care System would be fine for the middle class if states didn't screw it up with all these mandates for stupid stuff like birth control.

about 5 months ago
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Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...

tjstork I'm jumping for sure! (258 comments)

Facebook's down! Oh my gosh, I'm jumping off a bridge.

about 6 months ago
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British NHS May Soon No Longer Offer Free Care

tjstork There is no such thing as a social contract (634 comments)

Let's just get that out on the table. There's no such thing as a social contract in the United States and nor should their be. I would rather have an aircraft carrier battle group and the F-35 than someone else, but the preferred answer is to have that money back in my pocket. I earned it. It's mine. Like, yeah, I do have some social obligation but its only to people who are likewise productive or were productive. The permanent underclass of Federal Pets, is, in fact, just Federal Pets, and they should have about as much rights as Fido the family dog has.

about 6 months ago
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Charlie Stross: Why Microsoft Word Must Die

tjstork Re:Malice vs. Incompetence (479 comments)

The downside of that approach is probably more damaging to innovation than not. Basically, the problem is thus. You want smart people to work at designs, but a smart person will figure out that all of that criticism is a pain in the rear and not even bother with it. With a world full of opportunity everywhere, there's no need to prop up for further old stuff when you have to go through mazes of judges to do so. It's just not worth it, and that's why Office and other things really haven't changed.

about 6 months ago
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USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document

tjstork Re:Why were nukes making routine flights inside US (586 comments)

They knew about the dangers of radioactive contamination, and radiation in general. They just didn't care. That's the real story.

about 7 months ago
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USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document

tjstork Um, B-52s are subsonic... (586 comments)

"Hearing the sonic boom of the B-52s'" Those are subsonic jets. No sonic boom. But loud though.

about 7 months ago
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New Operating System Seeks To Replace Linux In the Cloud

tjstork The Lament of Smaller and Simpler Systems (335 comments)

The thing is, this new operating system will evolve like just about every other "we'll make it smaller and simpler" systems. If they are the next big thing, then sooner or later they'll go down the path of adding everything into their system that they ripped the other guys for having, then act like they invented it.

about 7 months ago
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Schneier: We Need To Relearn How To Accept Risk

tjstork The Rose Movement (478 comments)

I don't think there are too many people who are extremely violent because really orchids are the best kind of flower

You say that, and you know someone is out there building a bomb to rid the world of those fricking orchid bigots.... oh orchids and your superiority complex... you'll get what's coming....LOL.

about 8 months ago
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Why One Woman Says Sending Your Kid To Private School Is Evil

tjstork A Vicious Circle. (1255 comments)

Conservatives want to pass their values and culture and mythology on to their kids. But, for many of them, public schools are an obstacle to that. The key problem in the conservative mind with public schools is that the melting pot has given way to a multiculturalism that creates a climate of fear regarding ones own culture - exactly the opposite of what people want.

This isn't just public schools, and it isn't about religion, its everything conservative these days - lower taxes are just a form of saying, "I disagree with the public direction, so I want no public at all." They are allowed to say that, and when the liberals call them selfish for it, the end result will be a hastening to this trend of withdrawal. Why participate in something that is detrimental to you, and you don't believe is good for the public overall?

The ironic thing is that, even though liberals talk up a good game about the commons, you'll find they are withdrawing from the public as well. Of course, its long been known that rich people send their kids to private schools regardless of their political stripes, but you'll see it in their spheres.

about 8 months ago
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NJ Court: Sending a Text Message To a Driver Could Make You Liable For Crash

tjstork That is New Jersey in a Nutshell (628 comments)

First Mt. Laurel and Abbot decisions, then, massive property taxes, and now this. What was once the Garden State is turning itself into a wasteland.

about 8 months ago
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Dentist Who Used Copyright To Silence Her Patients Drops Out of Sight

tjstork Re:What's most surprising about this story. (260 comments)

Thank you for sharing that. That sort of pushback is the real way people as a whole can get ahead in this country. I'm going to try the same next time around.

about 9 months ago
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Dentist Who Used Copyright To Silence Her Patients Drops Out of Sight

tjstork Um, what's wrong with big breasts. (260 comments)

Just wondering. I mean, I always thought fixating on big breasts was a good thing. Or nice legs. Take your pick. If Europeans aren't fixating on that, I'd think it would be more of a knock on them, than on us.

about 9 months ago
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Visual Studio vs. Eclipse: a Programmer's Comparison

tjstork Embarcadero XE4? (543 comments)

I'm just throwing it out there, but I had a chance to play with Embarcadero XE3, and am going through the trial of XE4, and if you are looking to write native C++ windows apps, its hands down better than Visual Studio could dream of. It's faster, I prefer Firemonkey to WPF, and its also a bit more portable...can hit Mac desktops as well and there's an IOS version I guess in the works. Plus, if you want to write a standard Windows forms app, I think VCL and all the rich VCL controls is way better than using old resource editor and some hokey MFC.

Just saying. Everyone is talking Eclipse vs Visual Studio, but honestly, Embarcadero is really worth a serious look.

about 9 months ago

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PETITION: Conservatives and Liberals United Against the War

tjstork tjstork writes  |  about 8 months ago

tjstork (137384) writes "I'm normally a political troll, but in my trolling I've noticed that, despite our vast political differences, there are a great many hard to the right conservatives and libertarians, and hard to the left liberals and greens, that are basically united against the United States picking a war with Syria. So I've created a petition for like minded political foes to come together on one issue and that is, let's not have this war? I'd much rather argue over all the stuff we conservatives and liberals do, in peace, than in war. Please sign."
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Linux, First Successful Drive Transplant

tjstork tjstork writes  |  more than 4 years ago

tjstork writes "I think my new Linux box must be among the proud recipient of one of the first successful total hard drive transplants in the modern world. By hard drive transplant, I mean, you take an old computer,rip out the old hard drive, and drop it into the new computer, and boot with that same transplanted hard drive.

The donor computer consisted of two dual core Opteron 270s based machine running on a Tyan S2885 motherboard. The recipient computer consisted of a single Intel Xeon 5520 on a dual socket Asus Z8PE-D12. There was some trouble going from the old GeForce 6200 AGP card to the new GeForce GT250 PCI-Express board but even that was resolved within a few minutes.

Sure, I might have gotten lucky, but it seems to me that being able to transplant hard drives is a huge, huge feature win for Linux if it could be made workable on a consistent basis. This sort of thing just breaks Windows model altogether. I can't say how many hours being able to plop a drive in and have a working system saved me, and I just dread doing the same thing for Windows, even Windows 7. Within a few minutes of a new system build, I'm up and rolling with Linux, I'd still have stuff to do."
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Iraqi Shoe Thrower Gets THREE YEARS

tjstork tjstork writes  |  more than 5 years ago

tjstork writes "It's pretty simple. The enraged reporter that through a shoe at President Bush was just sentenced to three years in prison for the crime of "assaulting a visiting head of state." Now, I'm one of the 20% that still has a soft spot for the old W, but even his fiercest critics have to concede that on that day he was at least a good flying shoe ducker. I would think we would all agree: no harm, no foul. Right or wrong, the whole point of the Iraq invasion and occupation was to instill American Democracy into that country, and among our most deeply cherished values is the right of free speech. It just seems wrong that this guy is in jail. Americans of all political stripes should demand that the shoe thrower be released. The guy is a hero to half the country, and proves the worthiness of democracy in Iraq to the other."
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House Kills Nuclear Power

tjstork tjstork writes  |  more than 5 years ago

tjstork writes "Buried in the latest 410 billion dollar bill to pass the House of Representatives is an item that zeros out funding for reprocessing spent nuclear rods for re-use. This dramatically increases the amount of nuclear waste that must be stored, and undermines the ability of the country to develop nuclear power plants. So essentially, Democrats are taking the first steps for the United States to bail on nuclear power."
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I think I just modded myself up.

tjstork tjstork writes  |  more than 4 years ago

tjstork writes "There seems to be some kind of a bug or something in slashdot where I was able to mod up my own thread. When I log into "my page" to marvel at my bad karma, I can mod my own articles up, and I swear I even got a karma boost for modding up a rejected submission. Can you please fix this and bring back the old page? I worked hard to get my bad karma, and I didn't mean to screw it up so capriciously."
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Tesla Motors About to Go Belly Up?

tjstork tjstork writes  |  more than 5 years ago

tjstork writes "Tesla Motors, the darling of technorati for its high performance electric car, looks about to go belly up. Venture capital is cut off, layoffs are under way, and construction plans are being canceled."
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US Government Wants Your Fingerprints, Again

tjstork tjstork writes  |  more than 5 years ago

tjstork writes "Never put it past the government to use any crisis to try and get more power. Just like the previously conjured crises of the Red Scare, Civil Rights Protests, the War on Drugs, the Environment, the War on Terror, the first signs are coming that the US Mortgage crisis is being used as another way to smash the rights of the people of the people be secure in their freedom. The US Senate has just passed through committee a provision which would require everyone connected with the housing industry to be fingerprinted.

Read the article here

Spare your political thunder — this is a bipartisan move. The introduced law passed nearly unanimously. America has to be safe from evil people in the housing market, at any price, and your friends in the government are going to protect you from everyone, just as much as it will protect everyone from you!"

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Senators introduce legislation to drill ANWR

tjstork tjstork writes  |  about 6 years ago

tjstork writes "If the price of oil hits $125 a barrel and stays there for 5 days, then ANWR would be opened up for additional drilling under legislation sponsored by Sens Ted Stevens and Diane Murkowski. With a total estimated value of well over a trillion dollars, drilling ANWR, under various proposals floated, would bring in nearly 250 billion dollars of tax revenue to a cash strapped government and would create a powerful shot in the arm with the addition of almost 100,000 jobs. Tax revenues from ANWR leases would be used to fund heating assistance programs and develop alternative energy technologies needed to help the United States be more fuel efficient.

So, the country is broke and teetering on financial collapse, and we have a trillion dollars in the "Bank of Alaska". Let's go get it!"

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Steam Tech!

tjstork tjstork writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tjstork writes "What has increased in power 10,000 times within the lifetime of its inventor. Today, you might be talking about CPUs, but, 100 years ago, one of the technological revolutions in place was the use of steam turbines! The Parson's steam turbine was invented in 1888, but, the steam turbine transformed the world. On land, increased power output and efficiency would lead to more electrical generating stations. At sea, ships were not only more efficient and faster, but, more reliable as well...militaries in pursuit of speed, were quick to adopt the new technology. Suddenly, a steamer could make 20+ knots. Parson's 1911 article is thus an interesting glimpse into a technical revolution that mirrors some of our own, from a leader of it. As the article points out, steam turbines gained rapidly in power in Parson's own lifetime, as much as CPUS gained in power in ours. But what's also different is an overall transformation to a science based industry. Its evident that calculus based engineering really took root with the steam turbine. Parsons, in his paper, isn't just describing the design of a steam turbine with rote examples, he's discussing the viscosity of water as steam or water, includes, early pictures of screw cavitation, and more. Of special note is the plug about how his new steam turbine will be fitted out into a new monster ships, the Titanic."
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Bush Officially Biggest Spender

tjstork tjstork writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tjstork writes "Take that you Democrats that talk about Bush being some tight fisted demon! Take that you, Republicans that bash the supposed free spending ways of the Democrats! Bush is the biggest spender since LBJ! And, depending on how you look at it, no one has expanded the government MORE THAN GEORGE W BUSH. Let's talk about THAT! The only stereotype that remains, it seems, is, if you want fiscally responsible government, don't elect anyone from Texas!"
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FastCGI + CGICC for Visual Studio 2005

tjstork tjstork writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tjstork writes "A few days ago, there was a story about Microsoft making a driver for IIS for FastCGI. They did it to get php rolling, but, I took a look at this and fell in love with the technology immediately. I really like C++, but, didn't like that there wasn't a good universal API for server side stuff that was simple and common to both IIS and Apache. FastCGI fits the bill perfectly. So, now, with FastCGI, I could amuse myself with the heady though of writing my own kinds of database servers, game servers, map servers, whatever will keep me writing code until my hands rot off. I had to do something in FastCGI in C++. Now, what to do? C++ for Windows has been abandoned by Microsoft for the most part and I do want to ultimately have my servers ported to Linux. I went and grabbed a copy of the FastCGI API, and a copy of the CGICC. I found though, that from a Windows perspective, getting both together is a bit of a pain, and so, I went and grabbed both, stripped out a bunch of stuff, and put it into a Windows Visual Studio 2005 project. All of the porting work had already been done. The one thing I did was to put fastcgi and cgicc into the same project, making it easy to build off, and also, change it from producing a DLL to producing a static library. I tend to like to avoid introducing new DLLs on Windows... You can get it from my blog. http://www.storkyak.com./ Or, if I'm slashdotted, I'd be happy to email it to you."
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Best 64 bit Linux dedicated hosting?

tjstork tjstork writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I am rewriting my website as a 64bit C++ FastCGI. I know I should probably use a higher level language or a more a conventional approach, but I am crazy and hoping that somehow my mad plan will work.

Question is, who out there might be good to host this monster? I'm assuming most shared hosting solutions would probably not let me run random C++ with some Apache configuration changes, so therefor, I need at least a virtual or shared Linux host. I see a lot of choices out there, but most don't say if they are 64 or 32 bit and I'm figuring that they are 32 bit, if nothing is said (Godaddy, that's -you-).

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