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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

xski Re:Whatever (529 comments)

What? No link to the documentary on youtube?

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

xski Re:Apply to jobs (451 comments)

50%??

Bit optimistic, no?

about a month ago
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Safeway Suspends Worker For Sci-Fi Parody of His Firing

xski Fortunately, Safeway has an Ethics Hotline (191 comments)

Safeway strives to maintain the highest level of honesty and integrity in its dealing(s) with employees and vendors. If you have any questions, concerns or information regarding business ethics or integrity in your dealings with Safeway, please contact our confidential Business Ethics Hotline at 1-866-239-1376 or email us at business.ethics@safeway.com

Thar ya go.

about 4 months ago
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Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA

xski Re:"Why are you spying on grandma?" (841 comments)

So, essentially, the NSA is an industrial espionage agency and any government helping them is too dumb to notice it.

No, those other governments were already doing in with their own resources anyway. They were happy to have a new resource-rich partner.

Fuzzy recollection from my mid-to-late 90's Ecomonist-reading days: others (EU, Russia, China, Aus, SA, Japan, ok, pretty much everyone in the global economy) apparently had long made use of government intel assets for industrial/economic spying. There was a small stink when the US was caught doing similar things, except, it was only a small stink because the US was able to say "And here's what we saw while we were spying.. Here's the German spies, here's the UK spies, those are the French spies over there, let's see i know we have some Israeli's around here too, oh there they are discussing affairs with their Arab spy friends...." and so on, to which the collective response was something along the lines of "Oh. Yes, Well then..."

Or at least that was my take-away from the series of news articles and reports. There are no innocent parties.

about 4 months ago
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Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA

xski Re: All Feds. (841 comments)

Wait... you mean you didn't set that up on purpose?

about 4 months ago
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Just Thinking About Science Triggers Moral Behavior

xski Re:belief in science (347 comments)

The beauty of science is that you don't have to believe in it, in the sense of 'to believe' meaning 'to accept on someone else's authority.' ... the 'authority' of science derives from empirical testing and reason, not belief.

This should be burned into the minds of schoolchildren everywhere.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Donate Older Computers to Charity?

xski Re:I hope you plan on donating your tech support (260 comments)

I would hazard to say that if it has an Audio/Video Department it long ago made the transition from what I would call a Church into what I would call a Marketing Department.

about a year ago
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Facebook Knows If You're Gay, Use Drugs, Or Are a Republican

xski Re:Turns out (473 comments)

Why couldn't I have mod points today...

about a year ago
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Controversy Over Violet Blue's Harm Reduction Talk

xski Re:Rape trigger? (562 comments)

Yup, some folks simply don't want anyone to have the conversation at all. Be amazed.

about a year ago
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Missouri Legislation Redefines Science, Pushes Intelligent Design

xski Re:Freedom is good (813 comments)

If they want to ignore science, that's their choice. It just means their kids won't be able to find a job and my kids will have less competition. It's pretty clear there are many people in the US that don't get science and wish to deny their kids a proper education in the scientific method. The ultimate payback is when they're old and their kids can't take care of them. They have no one to blame except themselves.

Great, and then me, you and your kids will have to support these morons. Or pay for good security.

about a year ago
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Indiana Nurses Fired After Refusing Flu Shots On Religious Grounds

xski Re:Good (851 comments)

Funny, thats not the message I get from most Christians.

about a year ago
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Indiana Nurses Fired After Refusing Flu Shots On Religious Grounds

xski Re:Good (851 comments)

Frankly, this is a bit like pyromaniac trying to work as a fireman.

Since you mention... I've never met anyone who loooooves to play with fire more than firemen. Becoming a fireman (pardon, fire fighter) is, I've been told, the ultimate geek job for firebugs. First, they get to burn things. These guys train, and how do you think they do that? They set things ablaze. Large things when they can get them. Then they get to study and learn all about fire up close and in detail and, bonus, they get a socially useful outlet for their ... uhm... quirks.

about a year ago
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McAfee Is Doing a Live Broadcast Tonight

xski Re:thought experiment (201 comments)

You must be new. Stick around. It gets much, much better (or worse, depending on your perspective).

about a year ago
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Slashdot Asks: SATA DVD Drives That Don't Suck for CD Ripping?

xski Re:HP DVD Drives (330 comments)

And someone steps up to demonstrate the point. Thats why I keep coming back.

about a year ago

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