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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

zoomshorts What is really needed (125 comments)

Is an ALLOW list, not a do not call list. People should be able to choose who calls them. Reject all other calls across the board.

about two weeks ago

French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

zoomshorts this was not the only bad review (424 comments)

Voila !!!

about two weeks ago

Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

zoomshorts Re:Moby Dick ain't got no Porta Potty (242 comments)

This is exactly why we treat water in the first place, to reuse it. Someone has their tin foil hat on too tightly.

about two weeks ago

A Brief History of Patenting the Wheel: What Goes Around Comes Around

zoomshorts What? (36 comments)

Marc Abrahams. LOL

about three weeks ago

A Tour of One of the World's Only Underwater Labs With Fabien Cousteau

zoomshorts What??? (30 comments)

"one of the world's only", what exactly does that mean??? Is it the world's only?

about three weeks ago

New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets

zoomshorts Re:What haven't they lied about? (201 comments)

Let's look on a brighter side. Maybe the NSA can find those lost IRS emails :P

about three weeks ago

Oil Man Proposes Increase In Oklahoma Oil-and-Gas Tax

zoomshorts Nothing in any TAX benefits education (182 comments)

The lottery claims to support education, the politicians claim their legeslation will benefit education, it is ALL lies. These people need to die. End of story.

about 2 months ago

Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

zoomshorts Re:seems like a back door (566 comments)

Not only NO, but HELL NO.

about 3 months ago

Controlling Fear By Modifying DNA

zoomshorts STUPIDITY (105 comments)

They need to get to work on STUPIDITY. Fear has it's uses.

about 3 months ago

Netflix Plans To Raise Prices By "$1 or $2 a Month"

zoomshorts Re:Milk that cow! (202 comments)

You are absolutely correct. Those channels you mentioned were my favorites, then the bullfeathers set in. Reality TV? The Loser Channel et al now suck so hard that golfball is sliding down the garden hose.

I am tired of midgets and bad relationship programs.
I am tired of Discovery playing crap like Swamp People, which are glorified poachers. The scene is shifting, but when enough people cut cable, it will be a win-win for all consumers. Celebrity crap? Kuntdashians? Worthless waste of electrons.

about 3 months ago

Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

zoomshorts CIA (207 comments)

Crime Instigation Agency.

about 4 months ago

Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

zoomshorts It is called a model release (149 comments)

If you take pictures that MAY be used in a commercial way, you need a release form from the model. Not people in a crowd, but a specific person. Deal with it.

about 4 months ago

Target Ignored Signs of Data Breach

zoomshorts Re:To be fair? (95 comments)


about 4 months ago

California District Launches Country's First All-Electric School Bus

zoomshorts LOL (94 comments)

SO??? BFD.

about 5 months ago

Oregon Withholding $25.6M From Oracle Over Health Website Woes

zoomshorts Re:Good if they succeed. (132 comments)

Can anyone explain exactly wh we had to build a health care systen from the ground up? Canada has a successful system, why could we not simply copy it and give proper attribution to Canada?

Use what works, and ObamaCare simply does not work. It will never work.

Reducing the military is a good idea, with smart munitions and rifles that can shoot accurately for 2000 yards, the saved money could be dumped into health care, without much fuss or muss.

The workers who used to admin the military, could be re-trained to do health care. I feel that one government employee with a computer can admin 500 citizens, and we have 4 million of those types, so re-task them.

about 5 months ago

US Carriers Said To Have Rejected Kill Switch Technology Last Year

zoomshorts Re:That's a great plan... (197 comments)

It is not about phone theft as it is about phone spying.

about 5 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

zoomshorts Re:Why? (2219 comments)

/delete /. How easy if that!!!

about 6 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

zoomshorts Re:Why? (2219 comments)

Why 'fix' what is not broken?

about 6 months ago



Not a story, just an observation for discussion

zoomshorts zoomshorts writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zoomshorts (137587) writes "Many ISP's are advertising "up to" speeds.
This is pure bullshit. Picture this :

You go into a bar and order a 16 ounce
glass of beer. The price is $1.50 for the
16 ounce beer, yet they bring you a 8 ounce
glass of beer and claim they can sell you
"up to" 16 ounces for the stated price.

Would you shoot these people? Sure you would,
because they lied. We expect right "up to"
what was promised, no less and we do not ever
complain about more than 16 ounces.

Have you figured this out yet? This is symantics
at it's worst. Advertisers are lying when they
use the phrase "up to" in any of their advertising.
It is fraud, plain and simple.


Where is this now?

zoomshorts zoomshorts writes  |  more than 3 years ago

zoomshorts (137587) writes "Many news sources, including Slashdot, about the GE Homegen 7000
fuel cell. It seemed to promise freedom from the grid. It has all
but disappeared. What is going on and is this a power industry
cover-up to hide technology that could reduce their profits?

Either the product worked and was killed by big business or it
failed to function at all. What is the truth?

What can Slashdot readers uncover about this promising technology?
It seemed to me that I would have liked to have given this device
a test drive, but it is nowhere to be found."

No Story, just a question : Is pedophila Genetic?

zoomshorts zoomshorts writes  |  more than 5 years ago

zoomshorts writes "Life span of humans : An overview Using this as a basis for analysis we can make some predictions and conclusions. These may or may not be accurate, but we have compelling data to make the case that Pedophilia is genetic in origin. Up until the early 20th century, the average lifespan of humans was 30 years of age, plus or minus 7 years. Worldwide. IF the human race was to survive, reproduce and train our children to be self-sufficient, we needed to start breeding at the earliest possible time in our existance. We, as adults had limited time left in out lives. Assuming that 35 years is the norm for human life , we would have to start families as soom as a relatively healthy female was able to have children IF we were to raise the children to be able to survive. I am assuming that survival is a base instinct. People, whether agricultural (a relatively recent development) or hunters, wish to survive. What better way to survive than have progeny who can help the parents survive in their old age? This old age would be around 30 years. Children could help increase the available food supply for all. The children would benefit from the knowledge of their elders and as a side-effect, elders would live longer, since they had to do less work for more gain. Picture this : You live 30 years and struggle to survive on a daily basis. You hunt and gather for your needs. You are basically nomads, going where food can be found or hunted. You, as an individual are dying from birth onwards. Religion has no place in this pre-history time. That will come later. The adults who are reproducing, need time to teach their children survival skills PLUS need to be brought into full 'production' if the parents are to benefit from the youthful energies and abilities of their progeny. Children are additional community workers, basically bound to family/social groups by association. Adults are getting older, slower and less strong. The mind is all many adults have to keep them alive once their physical abilities are compromised. Thinking and knowledge was becomming paramount. This is not alturistic, it is practical. Family groups, related people, grouped together for many common reasons. Survival, a common language (perhaps just signs and grunts) that conveyed meaning to other people within the group. This enabled knowledge to be passed on to the family and next generation. Is this hard to belive? I think not, but many modern people fail to see what was needed for their situation to improve over the years to the point we are at today. Remember, language is a recent development and written and mass produced language is even newer. Teaching children was a secondary thing early on in our existance. Merely having people (children) who could help us hunt or raise crops was important to us as a people. The secondary effects simply came about by default. The children provided us with more labor to accomplish our 'goals'. The goals being more food and an easier life. People, whether through genetics or accident, began to pass down ideas and concepts that enabled us to proliferate and prosper. I believe that the early mating with conducive mates, allowed us as a people, to become what we are today. I think that the need to mate, coupled with percieved strengths in our mates, has given us an advantage over other species. I think that early mating, with percieved 'better quality' spouses, has made the human race the best on the planet. The real reason for early mating was to get the best traits in our progeny at an earlier time than our contemporaries, thereby allowing 'our' tribe to prosper. THIS is why I think our so-called Pedophilia, is a natural selection trait. I believe it is all genetic and hard-wired into people worldwide. I can see why, in the modern 'thinking' world, why this may be deemed bad. I assert that this is a biological advantage, and nothing more. I can also see how the 'We are smarter than that' type of mentality can prevail. We SHOULD be smarter than to take advantage of children, when the biological 'need' is not needed. I am sure that this 'Pedophila' is just a left-over cultural urge, based upon genetic imperatives. People who are not smart enough to realize how far we have advanced as a people or race, need to be removed from society, basically due to their inability to think. Pedophiles, I am NOT excusing your behavior!!! Anyone have a similar view? I have no evidence, I am just looking for answers. Booya!!!"

29000 Sex offenders ousted from MySpace

zoomshorts zoomshorts writes  |  about 7 years ago

zoomshorts (137587) writes "Looks like My Space was not as safe as they once touted themselves. The social network MySpace revealed they had identified and removed profiles belonging to sexual offenders from their service. Think of the children."
Link to Original Source

zoomshorts zoomshorts writes  |  more than 7 years ago

zoomshorts writes "How many times has THIS happened to you? You arrange a RMA for some obviously defective product you have purchased, and the manufacturer tries to stick you with a restocking fee? Do they really expect you to think that they RESTOCK DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS? How do you deal with this obvious scam? Buyer remorse, deserves a restock fee, but DEFECTIVE product??? Let's Cuss and Discuss this. I know a lady who purchased an Alienware laptop during the buyout period when they were purchased by DELL. She was hit with restocking fees for a unit that did not boot. What say you all? She was charged a "re-stock" fee. Grrrrrr."


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