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Syria Completes Destruction of Chemical Weapon Producing Equipment

transami All part of the plan (97 comments)

From the looks of the comments, none of you have any clue whats really going on. This is all simply part of the run-up to the invasion of Iran. Timeline for the destruction of all chemical weapons in Syria is mid 2014, the same time the next phase our new missile defence system goes online in Israel (David's Sling). And by then Iran will be realling from a near 100% emargo on their oil exports --a bill currently making its way through Congress. Unless something very drastic changes, it looks like we will see war with Iran as early as 2014. Th only thing I can see delaying it is if poltically the powers that be would rather put the war under a new Republican president in 2017.

about 9 months ago
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Huffington: Trolls Uglier Than Ever, So We're Cutting Off Anonymous Commenting

transami If You Want Me To Visit Your Site (582 comments)

Just get rid of comments altogether and instead find a way to direct the conversion to other sites designed specifically for conversion about externally posted stories, e.g. Slashdot. I hate that I can't comment on a story if I want to, but I am not about to become a member of every website under the sun to do so. So in the end I just end up not reading stories on sites that don't support commenting without membership as much.

about a year ago
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Bipartisan Internet Sales Tax Bill Introduced

transami Tax where it is least burdensome (548 comments)

Let's assume for a moment that it is only fair that online retailers pay sales tax too. Put aside the fact that online sales of anything physical requires shipping. And shipping involves many other taxes, such as fuel taxes.

Now the problem that arises is not so much the tax in itself (that will just serve to raise consumer costs approx. 6%, but benefit state coffers). The real problem is in administration of that tax. Not only will it cost small retailers more to sell on the internet, it will be effectively IMPOSSIBLE to do it on one's own. It will simply be too burdensome to manage all the sales brackets and filings. So prices will rise even more cover the new administrative overhead. The inevitable result will be the erosion of small online retail companies and the loss of more high-tech jobs.

What's really sad about this, is that there is a simple solution to at least preventing the admin overhead cost.... have the shipping companies levy the tax. They are already fully equipped to levy charges per zip-code. There are only a handful of companies involved, and they are all large businesses. So the new overhead for them would be negligible.

more than 2 years ago
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Censored Religious Debate Video Released After Public Outrage

transami Re:Before all the little atheists celebrate... (717 comments)

Haught sounds reasonable? It's just a bunch of sophistry. He hardly makes a single concrete statement about anything.

Coyne is somewhat rude, and I think that isn't necessary. But he's rather unabashed about it and admits upfront he is going to be. Yet overall his argument makes a great deal more sense. However it is very much a rebuttal argument.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Touchscreen Device For the Elderly?

transami Viewsonic G Tablet (155 comments)

http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/viewsonic-g-tablet/4505-3126_7-34431221.html?tag=subnav

more than 2 years ago
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B&N Nook Tablet vs. Amazon Kindle Fire

transami Viewsonic G Tablet (138 comments)

You can get a Viewsonic g tablet for about the same price and it has more ports:

    http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/viewsonic-g-tablet/4507-3126_7-34431221.html?tag=mncol;subnav

more than 2 years ago
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HP Slate 2: Brilliant or Bust?

transami Re:Bust (235 comments)

You don't know? All those android tablets are not keeping their manufactures "afloat" either.

The death of TouchPad boils down to one single factor: Microsoft. If M$ says, "kill it or we'll pull your Windows licenses". What else is their to do? Leo, had an idea: Give up and focus on enterprise. Of course, that got him fired.

more than 2 years ago
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The White House Responds To We the People Petition

transami Democracy if for fools (920 comments)

All hail the King!

You eat what we let you eat.
smoke the cancer sticks we let you smoke.
see a doctor if have the right job
but we'll give you welfare if you have babies
b/c we need your babies to fight our future wars
against the food we won't let you eat
and the grass we wont let you smoke
and the hope we have dashed against the rocks
day after day after day.

All hail the King!

more than 2 years ago
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The White House Responds To We the People Petition

transami Re:I stopped reading the responses after... (920 comments)

I get bitchy when I run out of toilet paper. Am I addicted?

Marijuana is no more addictive then anything else you might *want* but no longer have. It just so happens that you tend to want it more than many other things b/ it's a lot better than many other things.

Ask a starving crack addict if they want food or crack. They take the crack. Ask as starving pot head if they want food or pot. They take the food.

more than 2 years ago
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HP Officially Out of TouchPads

transami Uh (127 comments)

That's not all they're out of!

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Now Collects Royalties From Over Half of All Android Devices

transami The Great America Duopoly (241 comments)

Does anyone else find it ironic that the broken U.S. patent system, and by extension, the broken U.S. government, along with some good-old boy corporate nepotism, is leading us right back to the old Microsoft/Apple duopoly? No more webOS, no more Meego, RIM is on the ropes and Android looks to be next.

Who looses? The customer.

more than 2 years ago
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Using Fuel Depots Instead of Giant Rockets

transami Re:Let's have both. (202 comments)

Oh, so you actually think THEY want to go to mars? Or any such thing.

The problem is that the people that tend to rise to power are megalomaniacs and control freaks. All they care about is maintaining power and exerting their ego on others. The have no vision beyond that. And worse still, most of them are just as happy to murder people in unjust wars as to do something good for humanity. And the murder thing pays better $, so there you are.

more than 2 years ago
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A Digital Direct Democracy For the Modern Age

transami Petition for Direct Democracy (308 comments)

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/%21/petition/develop-system-which-we-people-petitions-can-become-law-directly/PPvS53y2?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

more than 2 years ago
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TSA Doing Random Truck Searches On Tennessee Highway

transami Re:What happened to the constitution? (578 comments)

Bullshit answer. When society chops up world into roads, making it almost impossible to get any where accept by those roads. (and yes, it is illegal to walk along an interstate), then things are way past any argument of privilege. It's bordering on necessity. Saying that driving is a privilege, is paramount to accepting a police state.

more than 2 years ago
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Wiki Editor Helps Reveal Pre-9/11 CIA Mistakes

transami Re:So what is new? (176 comments)

There's plenty, if you know where to look and how to interpret the information. Probably the most important thing to understand is that there are always two sides to a coin.

more than 2 years ago
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IBM Launches Parking Meter Analytics System

transami Re:Spending 20 to save 10, my experience (111 comments)

Get rid of the meters, they deter business. Ask local business, which need parking, to take on a local 1% sales tax and use the money to improve the area including the addition of parking lots.

more than 2 years ago
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Yahoo Blocked Emails About Wall Street Protests

transami THE REAL ISSUE (311 comments)

People who just dismiss this as unimportant "spam trapping" miss the larger picture. WHAT A PERFECT COVER FOR CENSORSHIP!!!

What this really highlights is that email provides have refused to fix email and rid us of real spam once and for all. It's not that hard. There are two ways the problem can be solved.

1) When you receive an email from an address that you have never received email from before they are automatically sent a response that requires them to verify they are human Using a captcha or some such verification. By doing so their original email will be passed on, otherwise it goes in the spam basket.

2) Penny exchange. It costs a penny to send an email, and the penny is given to the person receiving the email. So we all have plenty of pennies to use for our everyday emails, but it would cost mass spammers a lot of money.

more than 2 years ago
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Sources Say Meg Whitman To Become HP CEO

transami FOOLS RUN THE WORLD (277 comments)

Why is American business dying? Because our stinking rich business leaders are now a bunch of incestuousness nepotistic numb-nuts. Hiring Meg Whitman is such a bad idea that I half expect Mr. Packard himself to rise up out the grave and eat the board's brains (as little as they have between them).

HP is all but dead. Tablets are going to eat PC and printer sales and that will be that.

But what bothers me most is that HP is taking webOS, arguably the best platform out there, down with it.

more than 2 years ago

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transami transami writes  |  more than 2 years ago

transami writes "In a matter of week Russia's Mars Probe will come crashing back to Earth and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of scientific effort will go up in smoke. Russia has had bad luck on Mars missions, going 1 for 19 in past efforts. That level of failure, in contrast to their unrivaled success at getting men into orbit, is at the very least a crying shame, if not outright suspect. Is there anything that can be done to save the mission? Turns out the U.S. Air Force presently has an X-37B space plane in orbit running test flights. Why not put that puppy to test on something truly useful and nudge the Mars probe to higher orbit. Can it be done? And why hasn't any one in the main stream suggested it? Maybe the president can do something about it, if enough people nudge him."
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Worst Patent Ever?

transami transami writes  |  more than 2 years ago

transami writes "Worst patent ever? It would appear that spell-check, drop-down selection and bash pattern matching were patented in 2004 by Tegic Communications, Inc. Can the U.S. Patent System get any more ludicrous? Honestly, what can be done to stop this madness?"
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