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Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

voss Re:Journalists are fair game (197 comments)

I suppose the answer is if you get paid or otherwise earn money to gather and/or present news and information then you would qualify,
A journalist can be a blogger but not all bloggers are journalists.

about two weeks ago
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Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

voss Journalists are fair game (197 comments)

When a journalist writes a bulls--t story about you ought to know whos paying their bills and who their friends are. The Linux community had to deal with that for years
when "journalists" would write hit pieces on linux during the SCO trials. Does that mean they ought to be Doxxed and harassed at home? Hell no but knowing if they are getting paid by rivals and are friends of your enemies is damn useful.

about two weeks ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

voss Re:Why not Florida? (588 comments)

Florida requires 60% for an initiative to pass. Thank Jeb Bush.

about three weeks ago
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Power and Free Broadband To the People

voss Free housing could work (262 comments)

The problem is in the US working poor didnt qualify for free housing so basically what happened is you concentrated utter poverty in a small area.
Combine that with inadequate security, poor maintenance and shoddy construction you have a recipe for disaster. So right now
working poor pay well over 30% of their salary for rent. What would they do if they didnt have the heavy rent loads? They would spend it on consumer goods like washers and dryers and cars and perhaps even save for the down payment for a house. So an argument could be made that public housing might
in the long run stabilize home prices and improve the economy.

In Europe mainstream families live in public housing so public housing doesnt have the stigma that it has in the US so economic activity is maintained
near public housing in europe because you have working families who spend money not just welfare recipients. Also because working families
vote political interests have a vested interest in maintaining the quality of public housing.

about a month ago
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Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure

voss Re:Pixie Dust (252 comments)

Maybe greenpeace has enough good sense not to target one of the most popular toys in the world
when there are much easier polluter targets like shell

about a month and a half ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

voss So what? (201 comments)

Russians dont have more oil...no problem with that.The nice thing about that oil is that it will still be there 5 years from now.

"This is our united victory - it was achieved thanks to our friends and partners from Exxon Mobil, Nord Atlantic Drilling, Schlumberger, Halliburton..."

Time until Republicans start saying "Lift sanctions" 5...4..3..2...1

about 2 months ago
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DHL Goes Live With 'Parcelcopter' Drone Delivery Service

voss Me too... (92 comments)

I had the funny HK shirts I ordered secretly replaced with expensive electronics...what would I do with expensive electronics???

about 2 months ago
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DHL Goes Live With 'Parcelcopter' Drone Delivery Service

voss 1.2kg = 2.64 pounds (92 comments)

I dont know about you but you could easily carry emergency medications in a 2 1/2 pound payload. There are a lot of extremely valuable things you can fit in a 2 1/2 pounds payload. Now im not sure id want to be the 1st or even 100th customer. Give it a year or two prove reliability then id be okay with it.

about 2 months ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

voss Study evaluated sacharin vs glucose (294 comments)

Saccharin isnt used in diet drinks anymore for the most part
and who consumes pure gluecose in any quantity?

They should have tested sugar vs hfcs vs Aspartame vs Sucralose

about 2 months ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

voss Dont cancel by phone (418 comments)

Turn in your equipment and cancel in person. Comcast has figured out if your willing to sit in their DMV like customer service center for 30-45 minutes they aint gonna keep you. Id rather sit quietly at a customer service center than try to argue with the phone guys who get paid to keep you.

about 2 months ago
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Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

voss I dont think people understand whats going on (78 comments)

China of 2014 is not the same as China of 1974.

Will his lawsuit win...uh probably not but hes following legal channels and not publicly protesting. In theory hes not suing the government
hes suing his cell phone company.

about 3 months ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

voss Re:About things "accidentally breaking" (455 comments)

Its not a matter whether public servants lie, they can lie but sometimes they are just mistaken in the heat of the moment, but members of the public can also lie, remember things wrong,etc.

The cameras cut both ways but they do so fairly.

about 3 months ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

voss This has nothing to do with privacy (455 comments)

police officers have no right to privacy while performing official duties and the public has no expectation of privacy on a public street.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

voss Asrock is the same (294 comments)

I have 3 asrock based computers...two of them 970 extreme 3 mobos running Linux Mint debian. Bios upgrade from the bios menu is easy and quick.

about 3 months ago
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IBM Creates Custom-Made Brain-Like Chip

voss Actually... (105 comments)

A commodore 64 running NATO COMMANDER on a datasette could run the George W Bush thought process.

about 4 months ago
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Japan To Launch a Military Space Force In 2019

voss Re:Mech fighters (150 comments)

Gundams are easy. Breeding Tsundere girls with naturally pink and blue hair...a bit harder.

about 4 months ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

voss He did NOT admit he was lying (266 comments)

There is a difference between making a false statement to congress and lying to congress.
The difference is intent. You can unknowingly make a false statement based on lack of information.

There is nothing in any article about this about attempt to cover up or lie. It seems like he been misinformed by his own subordinates
and after Brennan was briefed by the inspector general he went to congress and told them the truth.

"“Recognizing the importance of this matter and the need to resolve it in a way that preserved the crucial equities of both branches,
  Director Brennan asked the CIA Office of Inspector General to examine the actions of CIA personnel,” Boyd said."

about 4 months ago

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Nigerian kids use OLPC laptops to find porn!

voss voss writes  |  more than 7 years ago

voss (52565) writes "Apparently MSNBC is reporting that reporters from Nigeria had spotted school children using their laptops which had been donated by the One Laptop Per Child program to surf for porn. Yes and these laptops do run linux! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19871792/"

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