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U.S. House Wants 'Sustained Human Presence On the Moon and the Surface of Mars'

warGod3 Prism (285 comments)

So, is this going to be some kind of launchpad for a new NSA/Prism program to avoid jurisdiction/constitutionality? Kind of like Gitmo?

about a year ago

How Should the Law Think About Robots?

warGod3 Why Bother? (248 comments)

Humans in general, specifically lawmakers in regards to this article, tend to be reactive rather than proactive. So until a robot, on it's own, propels itself through the middle of downtown, USA with machine guns and laser beams hurting people, then it's a moot point to them.

about a year ago

French Intelligence Agency Forces Removal of Wikipedia Entry

warGod3 Re:Military intelligence (179 comments)

What is so secretive and important about a radio tower and roughly 20 personnel? Especially when they have three more of those.

Hell, there's more informative articles on Gitmo, Diego Garcia, and Area 51... and those are still up.

I think someone in the French military got their panties in a wad about nothing...

about a year ago

How That 'Extra .9%' Could Ward Off a Zombie Apocalypse

warGod3 News, what? (204 comments)

Let me make sure I have this correct, these guys wrote something to address 99% versus 99.9% applying it to a zombie apocalypse?

Are you kidding me?

Wow... so if I demonstrate 99.9% vs 99.99% vs 99.999% about the forthcoming alien invasion, would someone make a big deal out of that?

about a year ago

Should Congress Telecommute?

warGod3 Wait a minute! (213 comments)

You are talking about bringing an institution like Congress into the 21st century? WHOA!

Seriously though, first, that means all the lobbyists have to travel more because all the congresscritters are not located in the same general area. That means that Congressfolk will not need to maintain their residence in their home state and one in DC. That means that all that time that they schedule off during the course of the year, will no longer be required. That means that they will all be closer to their constituents...

They will never go for that, it means that they might actually have to work...

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: New To Linux; Which Distro?

warGod3 The correct answer is... (573 comments)

Go here:

Print out a section.
Put it on a wall.
Throw a dart.
Load that distro.
Post to Slashdot and you'll hear a bunch of good and a bunch of bad about the 'choice' you made.

Seriously though, research some of the mainstream ones (Fedora, OpenSuse, X/K/Ubuntu, etc.) and see what they say. Poke around on some of their forums. Ask the people (and trolls) residing on those forums why you should choose that particular distro. Just remind them that you are not trolling, just looking for honest input.

about a year ago

You Can Navigate Between Any Two Websites In 19 Clicks Or Fewer

warGod3 Duh (185 comments)

Isn't this a 'no shit' kind of article? Personally, I'm surprised it isn't fewer... My question is how much was the guy given in a grant to perform the research...

about a year and a half ago

The End Is Near for GameStop

warGod3 Re:Gamers tend to be... (393 comments)

I think it is hard to call a group of people "Idiots" when they encompass so many demographics. I consider myself a gamer (not console, just PC). However, I may spend a little money on my games, maybe purchasing one or two a year, and I have been screwed by a couple of companies, but to me it is no different than taking my wife to a movie that "looks great" in the previews, but then the previews were the best part of the movie... or worse, getting dragged to some romantic comedy or such crap to endure.

But then again, some people may enjoy their 'passive' entertainment. I enjoy a good movie or a great book, but I still spend money and the producer or publisher may screw me over, but that's just life.

Yeah, Game Stop and their ilk will probably go the way of other industries that specialize in commodities that come and go, but that is part of the business cycle.

about a year and a half ago

Security Firm Mandiant Says China's Army Runs Hacking Group APT1

warGod3 Re:Big Government (137 comments)

You make it sound like those campaign contributions don't do anything in order to get any kind of 'services'...

about a year and a half ago

Kevin Mitnick Helping Secure Presidential Elections In Ecuador

warGod3 Re:Mitnick is a script kiddie (85 comments)

Except he has been tried and served his time. There is such a thing as redemption.

about a year and a half ago

Publisher Sues University Librarian Over His Personal Blog Posts

warGod3 Right or wrong (126 comments)

Doesn't matter who is right or who is wrong... what matters is which lawyers can sway the judge/jury in their client's favor...

about a year and a half ago

Billionaires Secretly Fund Vast Climate Denial Network

warGod3 Re:Bad journalism (848 comments)

How is this different from millionaires in the entertainment industry contributing millions to issues like gun control while making millions off violent movies?

Is it that scientists don't take money and make claims based on donations received? Hell, doctors have been doing this for years... remember the cigarette commercials with doctors promoting the 'benefits' of cigarettes?

It is an easy concept: money talks.

about a year and a half ago

Billionaires Secretly Fund Vast Climate Denial Network

warGod3 Fair and equitable (848 comments)

So, $120 million to over 100 groups over the course of eight years? Really? That works out to less than $15k per group, per year? WHOA!!! Call the media!

Oh wait, I see the problems... first someone is bitching about people exercising free speech in what they donate to. Second, they are worried that the donors may receive tax breaks for their donations. Third because conservatives do something like this MUST mean that liberals WOULD NEVER do anything of the ilk...

I'm going to get more coffee and go back to bed...

about a year and a half ago

Israeli Infrastructure Proves Too Strong For Anonymous

warGod3 Re:did the count every single DDos-packet (569 comments)

That's along the same line I was thinking. I kind of think that someone may be either overstating numbers or just full of shit. Of course, 44,000,000 attacks could be done easily... depending on the definition of "attack". But what about researching those "attacks"? I'm sure that is taking some time and effort.

So the government states that they have fended off all of these attacks... like anything else, that just means that they'll probably receive more of the same.

In other words, the article is great for inciting further attacks against the Israelis, a fluff piece for their government, or a way of insuring job security.

about a year and a half ago

'Ban Killer Bots,' Urges Human Rights Watch

warGod3 Childhood flashback... (297 comments)

So I'm now remembering watching Wargames back in 1983... and it makes me remember that I thought it odd that no one would have any kind of overrides in place, human or otherwise...

The article does stipulate that we should ban killer robots now, even though that no one has one or has stated what kind of timeline we can expect for the emergence of these 'killer robots'. To be quite honest, it will take one hell of a long time to get one deployed. Look at how long it takes for the military (specifically the US) to even get aircraft fielded...

I think that this is more of a "Hey, we need to scare people a little so we can get some attention..." than anything else...

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

warGod3 In my case... (951 comments)

It really isn't the games which I can not live without, it's the fact that when I get drawn into a game, then I don't want to have to wait until I can get it to work with WINE. Normally, I'm one of the people that are in pre-release and enjoying the game. Granted, I would love to be able to run it on Linux, but my game time is limited (work, family, sleep, etc.) So when I get a game, I want to be able to just play it. The last game I played was GW2 and I'm just so in the mentality of "play video game" = boot to Windows...

about a year and a half ago

Researchers Push Implanted User Interfaces

warGod3 Even better (84 comments)

Is the Orwellian aspect where we could have mandatory health care which requires sensors for 'health monitoring' reasons...

more than 2 years ago

Congress Capitulates To TSA; Refuses To Let Bruce Schneier Testify

warGod3 Re:What kind of congress is that? (435 comments)

That air travel... does that fall under the Essential Air Service program?

more than 2 years ago

Congress Capitulates To TSA; Refuses To Let Bruce Schneier Testify

warGod3 Re:What kind of congress is that? (435 comments)

Actually the Executive Branch controls flying in the USA since 1958. The FAA can regulate, in the name of safety, air travel. They started in the security aspect in 60s and 70s due to highjackings. The security aspect transferred over to DHS and TSA after 9/11.

more than 2 years ago

Congress Capitulates To TSA; Refuses To Let Bruce Schneier Testify

warGod3 Re:What kind of congress is that? (435 comments)

Just remember that the constitution does not grant you the right to fly either.

more than 2 years ago


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