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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

zieroh Re:As soon as greenpeace touches it (285 comments)

So you support state sponsored terrorism. Tyranny, fun for the whole country....

If the state-sponsored terrorism is applied to Greenpeace, then yes. Yes I do. Wholeheartedly and enthusiastically. I think someone ought to sink another one of their boats, just so they get the fucking message.

3 days ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

zieroh Re:It's a shame (285 comments)

The solution to the tragedy of the commons is private ownership and liability in order to change the incentives, not more government government regulations.

Just because you say it doesn't make it so. Government regulations on energy production are the only thing that's keeping the US from looking like China.

3 days ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

zieroh Re: Clever editors. (285 comments)

See, like most liberal assholes, it is do as i say not as I do. Anyone who give Greenpeace another nickel is a fool.

I think you will find that most liberal assholes (myself included) happen to hold a very dim view of Greenpeace.

Also, fuck you.

3 days ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

zieroh Re:Dilbert words: Can anything be as demoralizing? (383 comments)

You are no more equipped to understand their job than they are to understand yours. Dilbert does a great job lampooning the aspects that are visible to you, but a poor job of explaining the aspects that are not. You won't get this until you become a manager, I'm afraid.

Speaking as a manager, you're completely full of shit.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

zieroh Re:Buzzword speak (383 comments)

The nineties called. They want their buzzwords back.

about two weeks ago
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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

zieroh Re:Et tu, Lenovo? (126 comments)

The fact that IBM chose not to partner with Lenovo for developing all these apps and services for Lenovo's Windows and Android tablets and smartphones is downright bizarre.

Indeed. It's utterly bizarre that IBM would choose to partner with a US company that has a successful product with good market penetration, rather than a Chinese company with products that have yet to gain any traction.

Oh, wait...

about two weeks ago
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"Internet's Own Boy" Briefly Knocked Off YouTube With Bogus DMCA Claim

zieroh Re: Will we ever stop celebrating Jesus? (157 comments)

That's right. God planned for Jesus (god) to be crucified. So in effect, god sacrificed himself to himself to atone for the things he finds offensive according to his divine rules, so that he can judge you when he checks whether you complied with his rules.

So what you're saying is that god was a narcissist.

about three weeks ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

zieroh Re:Flaimbate (364 comments)

It's hardly "evil" for them to provide a free platform for independent artists, just because they're independent artists.

You mean the free platform that they provide to everyone else without discrimination or contractual obligations?

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion

zieroh Re:Beats? BEATS? (188 comments)

Beats takes analog audio hardware that hasn't changed since the 70s, sprinkles fairy design dust on it, and sells it for big money. What better model for Apple's transistor & software business?

I was going to object to your outright dismissal of design and how important it is to good (or sometimes just popular) products. But then I remembered that this is slashdot.

Hint: The failure of Linux to make inroads on the desktop is due to the exact same reason: the elevation of engineering above everything else.

(And yes, I too am an engineer).

about 2 months ago
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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

zieroh Re:Raise the Price (462 comments)

I personally don't want you breathing any of the air I've ever breathed, or might breathe in the future.

God DAMN I need me some mod points. +1 Fuck Yeah!

about 2 months ago
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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

zieroh Re:I propose a test ... (167 comments)

Screw passive cloaking, lets see how well that self driving sensor package works when getting hit full in the face with some broad spectrum jamming.

Oh, it's a lot easier than that. I anticipate that we'll see exploits right off the bat that are based solely on specific behaviors next to / in front of / around an autonomous vehicle. It probably won't be hard to force one off the road just by aggressively encroaching into their lane and matching their rate of deceleration.

Dangerous, sure. Irresponsible, absolutely. But inevitable just the same.

about 2 months ago
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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

zieroh Re:Why not? (167 comments)

Understandable reaction, but you're wrong.

The AC was presenting his personal opinion -- that if he has to pay attention, he's not interested. Technically speaking, one cannot be "wrong" about whether he is interested in it or not. He's either interested, or he's not, and there's only one person on the entire planet that actually has a say in that.

about 2 months ago
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Could High Bay-Area Prices Make Sacramento the Next Big Startup Hub?

zieroh Not NorCal (190 comments)

Sacramento isn't in Northern California. Well, okay, geographically speaking it is in the Northern half of the state. But I refuse to acknowledge Sac as part of NorCal in all the ways that actually matter.

about 2 months ago
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Could High Bay-Area Prices Make Sacramento the Next Big Startup Hub?

zieroh Re:Yes, but Austin is not in California (190 comments)

California govt & regulations suck.

And yet it's the most populous state in the nation.

about 2 months ago
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In SF: an App For Auctioning Off Your Public Parking Spot

zieroh Re:how is it hoarding or scalping? (427 comments)

it's public parking, so you have no right to keep someone from parking in it.

Conversely, nobody has a right to take it from you, either. You have as much right to sit there -- within any relevant time limits -- as anyone else. Delaying your exit for a winning bidder may not be the most civic-minded action you can take, but it's certainly not illegal.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Communicate Security Alerts?

zieroh Meaningless Goal (84 comments)

Assuming that you find a way to communicate these alerts without freaking everyone out (which is a tall order to start with) I think your goal -- of having people "take extra care until it is fixed" is so completely vague an inactionable as to be completely meaningless.

about 3 months ago
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Rand Paul Suggests Backing Bitcoin With Stocks

zieroh Re:Stocks? (404 comments)

Nothing has "intrinsic value".

It is my personal observation that the phrase "intrinsic value" is essentially meaningless. Ask three people what "intrinsic value" means and you'll get five answers. This makes it a phrase worth avoiding. If your argument rests upon the claim that something has "intrinsic value", you've lost.

about 3 months ago
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Rand Paul Suggests Backing Bitcoin With Stocks

zieroh Re:Breaking News: Rand Paul Invents... (404 comments)

Another person that doesn't understand Libertarian ideals. What a surprise. Libertarians do not believe markets should be totally unregulated.

Another person that doesn't understand that Libertarians (or people claiming to be Libertarians) endlessly spout a bunch of insane rhetoric to anyone that will listen, up to and including the ideal that markets should be totally unregulated.

You may not believe markets should be totally unregulated, but my personal observation is that among people who claim to speak for the Libertarian cause, you're in a very very small minority.

And as a side note: if Libertarians ever want to be taken seriously, you're going to have to weed out the crackpots from among your ranks, or at least get them to stop posting their insane rhetoric on every crackpot-friendly forum (i.e. Slashdot) on the interwebs. Y'all sound pretty nuts to the rest of us standing in the middle of the political spectrum.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Professional Journaling/Notes Software?

zieroh TaskPaper (170 comments)

I use TaskPaper. It's just slightly more than plain text, offering some automatic (and fairly unobtrusive) organization. I keep one text file for one year, and then start a new one.

about 3 months ago

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