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Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'

will_die Re:We have had OSS (Open Source Seeds) for years. (136 comments)

Please show a single instance where Monsanto has gone after a seed cleaner who has not specificlly targeted non-monsanto to be removed; meaning they were cleaning to ensure they got round-up resistant seed.
You really need to educate yourself on this topic, the idiot sites that are you telling you that monsanto is going after "ANY farmer that does not buy their product" or everything is "now the property of Monsanto" or making seed cleaner illegal are just lieing to you.

yesterday
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Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'

will_die Re:Shame this happened (136 comments)

Nope that is not the case. What happened is the farmer found some plants that were resistanct to Round-up and had knowledge that the other farmers around him were using the round-up resistant seed.
He then went and did some additional testing to verify the plants. He then went out and collect the seed from the resistant and did additional seed cleaning to remove plant seed that were not resistant. Once he had a high percent of seed he was sure were round-up resistant he proceed to use that and also to sell it.
If they had just been seeds he harvested and had not tried to make special use of the round-up resistant nature he would of been ok. That he made special effort to use the round-up resistance nature of the seed he got into trouble.

2 days ago
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Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'

will_die Re:Uh oh (136 comments)

Why?
Because guy/company that is donating some of them have them marked are garbage variations that normally would of never seen the light of day outside of his lab?
I guess they would not like the free publicity that is going to that lab for the variations that are actually of value and that they will continue to sell the same way as Monsanto.

2 days ago
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Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'

will_die Re:The wrong license (136 comments)

So you are going to start doing what people claim Monsanto is doing but that Monsanto has never done?
Good job at beating at them at their own game, except only you are playing that game.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

will_die Setup a WSUS server (287 comments)

Setup a WSUS server, you probably already have the licenses. From there you can pull the patches to it and then push it to needed servers as approved.
There are commercial products that can also this in a nicer manner but they cost money.

2 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

will_die Re:The Canadian Exodus.... (1574 comments)

What scared Hitler and the Germans about Switzerland was not the armed citizens. It was that the place is a bunch of valleys connected by bridges and tunnels and Switzerland use to keep those mined.Germany needed to keep the trains/transportation running between them and Italy.
So you attack them and it is a fight from valley and no more trains or truck transportation.
Germany was planning to attack and take over Switzerland they are even propaganda posters about how they will pick up the small ones on the way home and plans for the German ruling of Switzerland.

3 days ago
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Japan surpasses Kyoto Protocol emission target

will_die Check the data behind the numbers (1 comments)

This report only goes through part of 2012, since then the release emissions of green house gas has been really increasing. The increase is for a couple of reason, first was the global recession which was probably the cause of the greatest green house emissions reduction in recorded history the second is Japan has switch to power generation with a high greenhouse gas generation. With an increase already from power generation switch and with the economy now coming back the minor decrease they made will soon be gone.
However the main method that Japan reduced the Kyoto number was by paying off organizations and groups in the form of carbon credits and by planting trees. Alot of the trees being planted are in places destroyed by natural disasters so a big bonus for them.

4 days ago
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Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

will_die Re:She is correct (586 comments)

Actually she has mentioned some vaccine method that were safe.
Poeple against her have come out and said those vaccine distribution methods were safer however they cost most and would make distribution harder.

5 days ago
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Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

will_die Fear of autism not that high on survey. (586 comments)

There was a recent survey among people who do not vacinate their kids and fear of autism was not high.
Top reasons given were:
Would prefer more organic items in the vaccine; or prefer a more natural method of having the kid catch the disease and natural immunization.
That they were in a good area so the kids would not catch anything.
Feat of what "big pharma" is doing, how they are misleading people, and cannot be trusted.

5 days ago
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Crowd Wisdom Better At Predictions Than Top CIA Analysts

will_die Remember when the government attempted this (136 comments)

The US Government came out with an idea to do this for terrorist attacks after 9/11 where people with knowledge in the areas of the middle east, various groups and other specialties would be invited to a program they could make forecasts. Those that were correct would have money donated to their university or another organization of their choice.
Liberals came out and called it the idea of a bunch of crazies.

about a week ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

will_die Re:Fuck Obamacare (722 comments)

Besides the other false things you have said when did the US Federal Government start requiring car insurance?

about two weeks ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

will_die Re:Fuck Obamacare (722 comments)

The discussion on how it would be allowed by the constitution was a big thing when it was first past. If Obama had followed what is allowed by the Constitution he would not of had the problem he is currently having with it.

about two weeks ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

will_die Re:Mission Accomplished (722 comments)

Your right because they know what actually happened and the truth behind the banner.

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

will_die Re:If ur not coding because you like it . . . (673 comments)

They are kids and this something to get the teachers to spend some time on it verses something like math, reading or spelling.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

will_die Re:Seems dubious to me. (195 comments)

Name one lawsuit of them goin after a person who had accidental cross pollination and that person did not go out of their way to make use of that fact.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

will_die Re:Seems dubious to me. (195 comments)

And the majority of those people are part of the idiot, anti-science problem.
take for example a bunch of stupid anti-Monsanto slides that have come out in the past few weeks about how another country banned all of their products. If you go read the real reason you find it was only banned in one portion of th country and only certain products and the reason was that country was afraid of uprising and the products chemicals could be used to make explosives.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

will_die Re:I actually like Comcast... (195 comments)

This survey has no reflect to the truth it is based on how many false slides got sent around on facebook against the company.

about two weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Rule On Constitutionality of Bulk Surveillance

will_die Re:Please NOTE... (141 comments)

Considering how good Molotov cocktail worked on WW 2 tanks would be interesting to see how they do on a modern tank. So if anyone wants to try please do it on an un maned tank and you tube it.

about two weeks ago
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SF Evictions Surging From Crackdown On Airbnb Rentals

will_die Re:benevolent dictator. (319 comments)

After multiple warning, and then court proceeding it will be seized for failure to pay taxes and then sold. THe amount of money owned will be kept and the rest given to the previous owner.
If you don't own any land you will not have to worry about paying taxes on it.

about two weeks ago

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The C-64 turns 30.

will_die will_die writes  |  about a year and a half 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  |  about 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 4 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  |  more than 5 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 5 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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