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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

zoomshorts CIA (207 comments)

Crime Instigation Agency.

about two weeks ago
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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 a month ago
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Target Ignored Signs of Data Breach

zoomshorts Re:To be fair? (95 comments)

Correct!

about a month ago
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California District Launches Country's First All-Electric School Bus

zoomshorts LOL (94 comments)

SO??? BFD.

about a month and a half ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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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 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

zoomshorts Re:Why? (2219 comments)

/delete /. How easy if that!!!

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

zoomshorts Re:Why? (2219 comments)

Why 'fix' what is not broken?

about 2 months ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

zoomshorts Re:Well if HP didn't already have a terrible rep.. (385 comments)

HP = Horrible Product = Hardly Profitable what else is NEW? Yes, there was a time, but that died long ago. Do you want to buy a refurbished product?

about 2 months ago
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Reports Say Satya Nadella Is Microsoft's Next CEO

zoomshorts Re:I'll vote for him (177 comments)

Tim Cook, the asshole that ran Intelligent Electronics into the ground at the behest of Richatd douchebag?
Fuck him hard until the hatchet man dies!!!

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Mocks 'Infection' Study, Predicts Princeton's Demise

zoomshorts Re:Pseudoscience (193 comments)

Lies, damned lies and statistics. "Samuel Clemmons"

about 3 months ago
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FreeBSD 10.0 Released

zoomshorts Well (136 comments)

So who actually cares?

about 3 months ago
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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

zoomshorts Re: It's about time! (1431 comments)

And a three year old is TEXTING? Even an advanced 3 year old, has NO BUSINESS TEXTING. But the RETIRED cop probably needs to be executed for general princibles(principals, whatever).

about 3 months ago
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Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows

zoomshorts Re:oh duh (301 comments)

Why would anyone go to the trouble to even think that analyzing "source code" posted in movies is a useful endeavor? YAWN.

about 3 months ago
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Experiment Shows Caffeine Boosts Long Term Memory

zoomshorts Re:do be a do bee (123 comments)

Thinking boosts long term memory, and anything that helps ... well.

about 3 months ago
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Bill Nye To Debate Creationist Museum Founder Ken Ham

zoomshorts Re:Bad call (611 comments)

LOL NIGGER

about 4 months ago
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Helicopter Rescue For All Passengers Aboard Antarctic Research Ship

zoomshorts Re:Global warming. (168 comments)

As if the heliocopter was not a possibility. Douche bags !!!

about 4 months ago

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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.

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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?

http://www.ctdata.com/articles/2000/09/19/1052244.html
http://lists.sculptors.com/pipermail/fuel-cells/1999-October/msg00005.html
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-57879088.html
http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-28147368_ITM

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."
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No Story, just a question : Is pedophila Genetic?

zoomshorts zoomshorts writes  |  more than 5 years ago

zoomshorts writes "Life span of humans : An overview http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_expectancy#Timeline_for_humans 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!!!"
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29000 Sex offenders ousted from MySpace

zoomshorts zoomshorts writes  |  more than 6 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."
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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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