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Osama Bin Laden Reported Dead, Body In US Hands

vxice Re:A few details (1855 comments)

Because everyone wearing tinfoil hats is a terrorist these days right? How do you prove who the guy is? He might be just another paranoid who moved into the neighbor hood, there are plenty of those especially with the wonderfully stable state Pakistan is in right now.

more than 3 years ago
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For Security, My Wi-Fi Access Point Relies On:

vxice What about my neighbor's? (458 comments)

I rely on YOUR unencrypted wifi signal for security. feds are knocking on his door right now.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon To Let Libraries Lend Kindle Books

vxice Re:book prices too high (135 comments)

There are plenty of works of fiction, not as many as there should be, that are below $5. Most are indie but they are still pretty good and it is about time indie books became big. The problem is most 'published' books. It kind of disappointed me that more research based books aren't cheaper but I kind of understand it. Unfortunately I am not really a avid fan of fiction.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon To Let Libraries Lend Kindle Books

vxice book prices too high (135 comments)

They really need to reduce prices on ebooks. high price on new books is ok but if they don't drop the price it is not like they are getting part of used book sales. that or they need to enable ebook resale. preferably both. I love my kindle and this is pretty much its only down side that I really have a problem with.

more than 3 years ago
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Iran Says Siemens Helped US, Israel Build Stuxnet

vxice Re:Whose enemies? (300 comments)

I'm surprised you had time to come out and reply, shouldn't you be looking for that smoking gun in Iraq? You can not go around assuming the worst, it ends up wasting a lot of time and resources.

more than 3 years ago
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Iran Says Siemens Helped US, Israel Build Stuxnet

vxice Re:Whose enemies? (300 comments)

"Siemens should explain why and how it provided the enemy with equipment that could be used to make nuclear weapons" citation please. According to numerous reports by the IAEA there is no evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons.

more than 3 years ago
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My computer desktop, vs. my real-life desktop:

vxice unfair advantage (210 comments)

Computer desktops are a lot easier to organize. While you can put folders in other folders they can't be accessed without taking the parent directory out. My desktop has many layers of subfolders to organize and if all the data were included in a similar fashion to a 'real' desktop it would be much messier.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Schools Consider Searching Pupils' Smartphones

vxice Re:easy and necessary fix. (283 comments)

How about no phones during class time period? Do children not have ANY reason to have a phone? It is only when it is used during class time that it interferes. And the phone ringing counts as using. So a confiscate any found phones might keep them off or at least on silent when they can be disruptive but not removing them completely, i.e. no random searches.

more than 3 years ago
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William Shatner Wakes Up Crew for Final Discovery Mission

vxice Re:WoW (185 comments)

"Shatner said in a prerecorded message." Historic event, he almost considered waking up for it.

more than 3 years ago
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Linus Goes Hollywood At Pre-Oscars Party

vxice News that matters? Really? (131 comments)

or is this an accidental repeat from the April fools day prank a few years ago with an attempt to widen slashdot's appeal by adding "omg ponies" signs and pink color scheme now we add celebrity gossip?

more than 3 years ago
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Wikileaks Opens Official Online Store

vxice Re:Sell Out. (142 comments)

The rich and powerful he is trying to out are large multi national corporations, large governments and the like. Not people selling t-shirts with their face on them. Your analogy would be like saying anyone trying to stop drunk driving should not consume any liquid.

more than 3 years ago
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Alcatel-Lucent Shrinks Mobile Cell Tower To Small Cube

vxice reduces co2 (113 comments)

What doesn't these days?

more than 3 years ago
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I'd rather my paycheck be denominated in ...

vxice Re:Obvious Missing - GOLD (868 comments)

Why is check on this list? Last I checked a check only told you how much money was to be paid, now it might tell you the type of currency but I can't say I owe you 5 checks. Blank checks maybe.

more than 3 years ago
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I'd rather my paycheck be denominated in ...

vxice Re:€ (euro) (868 comments)

"the vast majority are swayed by the hundreds of millions/billions of dollars the corporations pour into elections..." So what you are saying is that broken voters get a broken system? Followed by "The issue is that it will take people voting in politicians who want to fix that" reads as voters doing their job will fix the situation not removal of the money. The only other option is to tell some people they aren't 'special' enough to vote, what exactly is the criteria for that? Yeah it sucks for the rest of us but banning money doesn't solve the real problem, voters aren't paying attention you've confused the symptom and cause.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Wikipedia Just Accept Ads Already?

vxice Re:losing opportunities to involve qualified profe (608 comments)

I would argue that many people do think about the money. The money it would cost them to buy an equivalent encyclopedia, or contribute a fraction of their time in an area they are good at to gain access. Or more likely to just read and not contribute anything.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Wikipedia Just Accept Ads Already?

vxice Re:Yo, Jimmy, I've got an idea: (608 comments)

Well google still provides a useful service while using ads and paid staff. Maybe the shitty websites are made by shitty organizations and the amount of advertising is only incidental. I could easily imagine a situation where google had flashy intrusive ads and while providing an amazing service no one wanted to use it because of the ads. maybe two or three little goodle context ads would provide the money they need while not intruding. hell make it optional, and if you opt in you aren't bombarded by requests for donations. it is not like they are paying for their content.

more than 3 years ago
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Stuxnet Virus Set Back Iran’s Nuclear Program by 2 Years

vxice Re:How wasteful we humans are. (349 comments)

"I hope you're not in the US, otherwise you should get out of there, since if you are, you took the lands of native people forcibly as well." Sorry that wasn't me. That was my great great great... grandpa. Are you suggesting that I am eternally less of a person for something I didn't, by my race did? What I am doing now is living in a country that is supporting genocide RIGHT NOW, 1/3 of Israel's military budget comes from the U.S. We shield them from any UN resolution. I can't do anything about what my country did well before I was born, but I can do something about what they are doing now.

more than 3 years ago
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Stuxnet Virus Set Back Iran’s Nuclear Program by 2 Years

vxice Re:How wasteful we humans are. (349 comments)

"Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group." From wikipedia. It includes any attempt to destroy their future or the demographics. That includes the destruction of workshops and factories even water sanitation facilities in the Gaza strip then refusing to allow the materials to repair them. You can't fish legally fish more than 3 miles off the coast and in practice you are often shot at even as close as on shore. Israel has admitted they are attempting to punish all Gazans to root out Hamas. They will suffer for years the affects of malnutrition. Government Rabbis the other day stated that it was immoral to give housing to Israeli Arabs. 1/3 of Gazan farmland is within the 'security zone' of the Gaza boarder and thus farmers are shot at for attempting to farm. Jerusalem is majority Arab and Israel is attempting to change it. Jews learned quickly that people don't like gas chambers but other methods were equally effective for genocide that wouldn't attract attention. On top of all that their entire justification for removing the Palestinians is a dusty old scroll says they above all other humans have the exclusive right based on ethnicity and religion to occupy the land.

more than 3 years ago
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Today's WikiLeaks News

vxice Re:Bradley Manning (312 comments)

"People making a hero of him are ignorant of the law and naive about the need for security." If you are American tell it to our founding fathers. Heroes aren't heroes because they do the easy thing. Hopefully it will be worth it for him.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Anonymous Can't Take Down Amazon.com

vxice Re:misguided attack (392 comments)

You could have asked the same of civil rights sit ins. Why not just go somewhere where you are wanted. Also and it is unfortunate, try to get the average person to care about the freedom of any information besides the latest E! hair styles. Also you don't have to completely inhibit business to make an impact, the question should be why they didn't keep going. But they are breaking the law with this, the question is, is it worth breaking the law for. I hope everyone has throughly thought that out for themselves before participating in this some things are worth it others aren't.

more than 3 years ago

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Have you ever bought an international plane ticket

vxice vxice writes  |  more than 4 years ago

vxice (1690200) writes "a)one way
b)with cash
c)while on a watch list (someone else with same name of course)
d)one or more of these(please list)"

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