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Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

will_die Re:Predatory? (132 comments)

It does not sound like the prey are those that write the documents but those people the authors are using the published articles for some form of benefit.

2 days ago
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US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

will_die Re:But the case hasn't even started! (119 comments)

And then there are people who don't understand or want to understand what is happening.
This sale was agreed upon by both parties. The proceeds from the sales will be placed in a fund and will go to whomever proves themselves in court.

5 days ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

will_die Good, get that Ms. Pacman (635 comments)

Time to get that dot eatting trollop. Running around with none thing else but a pink bow tie, not even strategically placed.
Not to mention the various displays she allowed of herself on the arcade cabinet.

about a week ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

will_die Re:An Illiberal's solution to every problem - taxe (554 comments)

Based on facts you don't know why the USPS is broke.
Congress want to protect the taxpayer from having to take over the duties that the USPS said they would do,back in the 70s, the postmaster general and the postal unions want to make the taxpayers pay for their poor management and keep things as they are.
The postal accountability law,2006, requires the USPS to actually do some proper financial management and dropping it would not make them competitive again; even ignore the money they owe for this they would of lost money for the last couple of years. Without the money set aside they would not be able the meet the obligations they agreed to back in the 1970s and the people who retiring now would not have the monies that they are suppose to get. Privatization would solve nothing of this since the obligations would follow the company who purchased the USPS.
BTW the 75 years is number of years that is for ACCOUNTING purposes they have to figure future liabilities. It is NOT how long they have to fund benefits. That 75 years of accounting is followed by the DoD, social security, department of Housing, etc.

about a week ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

will_die Re:You know they'll botch it (704 comments)

You are using a non-standard definition of net neutrality, one that is used by previous bills or what President Obama used.
Net Neutrality was defined by Obama and would be under his proposal would treat VOIP the same as HTTP the same as video the same as QoS traffic from any source.

about two weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

will_die Re:net neutrality isn't protocol agnosticism (200 comments)

No it does not! Read the various bills that have come out and you see that your definition does not apply.
Net Neutrality would mean that my ISP can no longer setup a spam email filter, it would mean school ISP can no longer block access to various sites(reason why some groups have been supporting net neutrality), it would mean my ISP cannot block traffic on various ports know for various security attacks and with no common usage.
What you are defining goes under the term application neutrality.

about three weeks ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

will_die Re:This is what the polls say (739 comments)

So if you ask them about the item they know they hate it but if you hide it under a nice sounding name that everyone is trying to get they don't know about they like it? Sounds right to me.

about three weeks ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

will_die Interesting numbers. (739 comments)

So we now have around 13% of people without insurance or around 1-2% below what we before. However around 70% of those have been into Medicaid; which has alot of problems because of the way that is paid for not to mention the increasly few doctors that are accepting it; it does give the liberals their single payer system.
According to the numbers insurance for young men has gone up close to 80% yet they said it has gone down, they need to look at the numbers vs what they put in words; they do cover that by saving prices will go down in the future.
This are still parts of the web sites that are not working or have been implemented, according to the governments own reports, yet according to the article everything is great.
However at least with from the article insurance cost for company provide insurance plans have leveled off and not increased. Then you see they ignored the past couple of months, focusing only the times of economic recession and the costs that people will have to pay for insurance next year.
How about some real number like the percent of people who got âoeif you like your policy, you can keep your policyâ or those on Obamacare who had "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." work for them?

about three weeks ago
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The Most Highly Cited Scientific Papers of All Time

will_die Re:Link to #1 (81 comments)

That all well and good but what is Lowry ErdÅ's number?

about three weeks ago
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A Library For Survival Knowledge

will_die Re:Wishful thinking (272 comments)

There are plenty of old mines load with raw materials that are easy to get to. The reason no one currently cares about them is that the amount of money and time it would take to extract can be invested into places that would yield a higher return.
Switch the situation around and if you are back to hand tools and older style explosives and those mines are of use again.
Looking at current problems with wild boars and deer, hunting would not be a problem, it might harder for the first couple of years (there goes the canned goods that you can find) but after that you would probably be killing just to protect your farming.

about a month ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

will_die Re:die by taser or gas? (152 comments)

In fact Foxnews uses the federal definition of terrorist. The exceptions are when they are quoting or taling with people who don't.
However thanks for sharing your hate and ignorance.

about 1 month ago
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Oracle Database Certifications Are No Longer Permanent

will_die Re:Not a great loss... (108 comments)

Oracle already has the version in the name of the certificaton.
That certification is good for the lifeof the product what is changed with the time limit is that with an active Oracle certification you get access to software and some other services. If you don't keep the certification active you lose that access.
So my old Oracle DBA certification of Oracle 7 (15+ years old???) will no longer give me access to the web site and software unless I upgrade the cert however I am still certificated as an Oracle 7 DBA for as long as I want to claim it.

about a month ago
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Oracle Database Certifications Are No Longer Permanent

will_die Re:Same as everyone else (108 comments)

That is the case but I have been skating on my Oracle DBA certification from Oracle v7 for years now.

about a month ago
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Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

will_die Re:Robots? (421 comments)

Can we please drop the widow corpse washing it is something that had a very small following in Nigeria and has been made illegal years ago. And in the region it was known to be practiced the ebola spread has been stopped.

about a month and a half ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

will_die Re:Am I the only one? (478 comments)

This strain of ebola has not demonstrated transmitting through the air. Canada, USA and Russia have had scientist publish papers on strains that have.

about a month and a half ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

will_die Re:So the Italians win the latest round ... (276 comments)

The problem with that is the indigenous population you are thinking of most likely killed off another group of people before Columbus got there.

about a month and a half ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

will_die Re:It's like the metric system... (276 comments)

You can always find a few flat world, even today, however the widespread myth of the Christians believing the earth was flat is a creation of two atheists (White and Draper) who pushed this.
Easy way to see that Christians did not believe this is look at the art they created, from the 300s, you will find various art works of the Christ where he is holding a representation of the earth with a cross over it and that representation is a round sphere.

about a month and a half ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

will_die Re:Native Americans anyone? (276 comments)

If from that persons discovery set in motion a long string of event eventually ending with the people that the uneducated man informed, and if they did not know about America, being the predominate civilization then yes he would have a right to be proclaimed the discoverer.

about a month and a half ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

will_die evens out (481 comments)

Just eat with a marinara sauce and the stupidity of the tomato will even it out.

about a month and a half ago

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The C-64 turns 30.

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 2 years ago

will_die writes "The Commodore 64 came out 30 years ago and to celebrate this the BBC went and got two groups of kids to try out an old system, complete with tape drive.
Sure to bring a few grins to people who had one of theses old systems."

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Finland trail to try scanning snail mail.

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 4 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "In an effort to cut carbon emissions, and reduce costs, Finland's postal company, Itella, has begun a pilot program wherein snail-mail letters are converted into PDFs and made viewable online by their addressees, instead or in advance of physical delivery. The effort is volunteer only, a little over 100 people and around 20 business as of last month, but it has already sparked concerns in Finland about privacy and government overreach.
The volunteers will have images of all their letters viewable on a computer or phone. The postman will still arrive twice a week to deliver the scanned letters, as well as any packages or attachments. Additionally, the postal service will filter out junk mail."

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Buy Thor for $10,000 and the Ark of Truth for $5K

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 4 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "Propworx after all the recent auctions for their Battlestar Galactica props are now selling off 15 years of Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis props. Over the next couple of months minor items will be sold off on ebay and the major items will be sold off in two live auctions.
Ebay auctions will consist of smaller props, most costumes, drawing and even parts of stargates. The live auctions will contain items such as the Thor puppet, The Ark of Truth and the only fully working Stargate*.

*Multiple Stargates needed for travel."

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Wrong Region DVDs create a political problem.

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 5 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "During a recent visit to the Whitehouse American President, Barak Obama, gave the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, a present of 25 DVDs. It now turns out that those DVD were encoded as Region 1 and the UK uses Region 2, causing the works "Wrong Region" to appear when the PM tried to use his gift. Questions about the technical solution have been directed to the White House.
Hopefully Gordon Brown gift of a pen holder made of the timbers of an anti-slave ship and the sister ship to a ship whose timbers were used to make a desk that has sat in the Oval Room since 1880 came with a pen that does not run out of ink after one use."
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Death of one of major singers in Schoolhouse Rock

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 5 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "Since Slashdot has a long history of article and comments about Schoolhouse Rock! I figured it should be noted that one of the most famous singers died this week.Blossom Dearie sang many of song for that series, including "Mother Necessity," "Figure Eight" and "Unpack Your Adjectives."

Besides Schoolhouse Rock! she sang in her girlish voice for over 50 years primarily in jazz and cabaret. In addition to singing she played the piano and wrote various songs. However the songs she sung for Schoolhouse Rock! were written, composed and played by Bob Dorough, who is still alive.
She died of natural causes after many years of failing health."
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Breakdown cost of a PS3.

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 5 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "The people at iSuppli have taken apart an October 2008 version and create a build of materials, along with providing a comparison to original PS3.
The article provides information about the changes Sony has made. Some of the big ones are the hardware has gone from costing $690.23 to the current price of $448.73. This was done using a combination of removing parts currently 2,820 vs the original 4,048, cutting the cost of the CPU $46.46 vs $64.40, and cutting the cost of the graphic processor to $46.46 from $64.40.

The PS3 accounted for 16.4 percent of global video game unit shipments in the second quarter of 2008, second only to the Nintendo Wii, which accounted for 54.2 percent of the market."
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Battlestar Galactica for sale. Frak, just props.

will_die will_die writes  |  about 6 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "Battlestar Galactica, the SciFi channel one, will be holding multiple auctions to sell off props and costumes. The first auction will be Jan 16-18 with a print and on-line catalog coming out in December; the second auction will be in April catalog at a future date. Auction site is the Pasadena Convention Center but they will be offering internet live bidding, with live internet broadcasting, and will handle world-wide shipping, cost extra.
These auction are for the expensive and key items of the show such as Adama's lighter, Arrow of Athena, and maybe even a Viper. During the final 10 weeks of the show they will be holding Internet auctions on lesser price items.
Until the auction they are high lighting items as they catalog them and posting them on the web site where you can subscribe to the RSS feed, or email to receive notification. So far the post have been interesting with pictures of the items, screen shots of the item in the show, a history of the item and how it was made."
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Microsoft makes jQuery part of dev platform.

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 6 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "Over the weekend it was announced that Microsoft is making jQuery a part of Microsoft development platform aka Visual Studio. Future versions of Visual Studio, and VS2008 by way of a patch in a few weeks, will ship with jQuery and be modified to include examples, documentation and intellisense support.
The version shipped will be unmodified from the official version but Microsoft plans to change asp.net AJAX to provide additional capabilies based on jQuery, along with controls to provide new functionality.
Any bug fixes or changes that Microsoft wants in the jQuery library will be processed through the normal jQuery process; in the words of the jQuery team "no free ride will be given."

Announcement from Microsoft
Announcement from the jQuery team

At the same time Nokia has announced they will be shipping jQuery as part of the Symbian OS development kit."

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