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Tooled-up Ryobi girl takes nine-inch grinder to Asus beach babe

johnwerneken

Go Grinder Girl Go! Grind away!

New definition of the old bump - n - grind huh.

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Apple has THREE TIMES as much cash as US govt, TWICE the UK

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typical of mobs

USA got mobs and interests now, not voters...most anything to do with the public's support is corrupt, by the public unfortunately. So we have an allegedly peaceful and egalitarian and rights-respecting government spreading poveryy, was, assassination, and espioage. Oh yea the tax system is ass-backwards as well.

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Patch Tuesday brings Microsoft fixes and Adobe Shockwave update

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What exactly does Flash consist of

besides flaws and exploits waiting to happen?

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Microsoft's new CEO: The technology isn't his problem

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Hope he makes it happen

Microsoft has always done well at several things. The third party developer environment. The packaging of software for diverse but actually quite related purposes. The proliferation of ways of doing one thing and the backward compatibility, as well as the semi-consistency of user presentation. Productivity tools for individuals, for firms, and for developers.

They've never been great at design per se. Nor have they been innovators, any more than Apple has been.

The thought that diverse platforms and form factors might present a unified experience is a good one, although I suspect unrealizable as long as physical screens and keyboards and pointing devices remain the main interfaces. But nobody likes any of those things anyway. Humans on their own don't communicate that way!

Perhaps our contraptions ought not to either.

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Classy Oregon diners tipped waitress with 'crystal meth' – cops

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from oregon, lived in Beaverton

Typical of my former community!

Arrogant, stupid, and stoned.

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OMG, Andrex KILLED the PUPPY! Not quilty, exclaim bog roll boys

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That's ONE CUTE PUPPY

Did not know what an Andrex or a bog roll was. Now I do, ty.

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Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground

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Hilarious

This is funny. Like folks with no larynx due to tobacco, smoking through the hole in their neck. The whole concept is funny. And would be if the guy had been engaged in sex, or any number of notoriously engrossing activities. Not because there's anything funny about injury, but just because.

Ruining those who do it? WTF does that mean? It's voluntary, so doing it can't ruin anything. Ruin is when you want a house, but it burns down. Ruin is not when you set fire to the house intentionally to roast marsh mellows.

No one's business how people spend their time or their money. If someone would rather finish their chapter and burn alive, instead of losing the book and getting out, it's their choice. Where do these tyrants get off claiming a right to restrict smoking drinking gaming etc.?

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Bank of America: Bitcoin could become THE currency of e-commerce

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Uncontrolled is the sole virtue of "crypto" currency

There's no virtue in anonymity...people evolved to be the opposite of anonymous, in a fishbowl of gossip. Get used to it.

ANY regulation presents numerous problems. Whoever regulates monopolizes. (Voluntarily accepted standards are a different matter). Regulation also assumes that there is such a thing as legitimate government. There is not.

People forget that the idea of legitimacy whether of the voters or of the King has to do with avoiding the evil of civil strife, not with some sort of moral standing. Regulation which facilitates commerce, progress, etc. has its place...it's like a public road or a Defense Department. Those which secure rights, equality, and all manner of public protection for privately enjoyed things (caribou and snail darters come to mind) are just spoils of the system.

Anonymity is a tool to fight illegitimate (i.e. most) governmental activity.

CURRENCY ought to be about supporting trade. That means the value of it is not readily manipulated. Period. Governmental currencies by definition fail the test. Add ludicrous pension obligations to those governments, and we get a progress-stifling economy. An UNCONTROLED currency could take down ½ of this, and the loss of the ability to steal the pension funds from out of everyone’s pockets through inflation might curb the pensions. Who knows, with progress again enabled, robust pensions might again become affordable.

Gold tended to come and go as the balance between mined supplies and economic growth changed, but not all that much most of the time. The dollar or the pound were like that, once upon a time, but no more.

A bitcoin somewhere in the value range of $50.00usd to $250.00 USD would be in the ballpark for the actual value traditionally represented by dollars or pounds. The difficulty I believe lies in supporting a transition from an esoteric techie thing and speculative bubble and potential pay pal alternative, for which the total currency supply need not be large at all, to a currency base capable (as augmented by circulation velocity and the lenders’ magic of lending the same reserves more than once) of supporting the majority of the planet’s economic activity.

It’s hard to imagine how that transition could occur, without an intermediate step of coordination and control: back to the original central bank problem.

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Inside Steve Ballmer’s fondleslab rear-guard action

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Good Take - cheapness and use case

Second intelligent comment I've seen on the subject (after my own, which isn't as relevant: touch as a unified interface for devices of all types).

Cheapness - mass market powering mass production with a steep downwards cost curve - that's what the PC was and the smart pocket device is. Personally I think the iPad size is either far too small or far too big, but the portable device is getting truly cheap and truly robust.

Use case - I've tended to approach tech since I got in to it in the early 60's as a question of toolkits, for which I would later find purposes. Most people do not look at ANYTHING that way - they already know what they want to do, and it will involve such things as people, entertainment, earning money, spending money, education. The only one of those that interests me in the LEAST is people, and that, not much for most of them.

But then, I am odd. So are PC's. A famous industrial design consultant with 7 figure earnings once spoke and answered questions afterwards. Asked about the design quality of PCs in general, he pointed to doorknobs. Doorknobs he said are designed so that any human being once observing a doorknob in operation knows all they ever need to know about how to make use of a doorknob: GOOD DESIGN. Then he said, if the Doorknob defines design excellence, then the PC is at the opposite extreme of the design spectrum. He's right.

Ubiquitous pocket wireless connected devices lend themselves to what people are likely to want to do, with these “APS” for every imaginable purpose. Maybe a PC is like a toolshed supporting a garden, but these BYODs are cornucopias full of grown vegetables, no experience required.

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US Supreme Court says 'no sale' to Amazon's New York sales tax appeal

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Headline is in error

The Court actually is upholding most of Amazon's contention...the tax upheld has to do with the activities of NY businesses, using Amazon in part as agent for collection, marketing, and/or shipping. Not with such Amazon sales as have no connection with a NY presence - if Amazon's 'own' sales were Amazon's ONLY sales into NY, the tax would not apply.

As to the principle, Congress probably ought to require sales taxes on interstate commerce to be collected uniformly at a State or Metro level at one rate, and then apportioned, but so far, Congress has not done this.

As to taxes in general, they are not the right of the Government to collect nor the obligation of the citizen to pay nor deserving in some fashion to support whatever the government supports. They are fees paid through the consent of the governed for services rendered. No in-state presence, no services received and no citizen representation either, so no tax. If it meant the total end of all non-voluntary payments, why that would be a darn good thing on its own.

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Hello Warsaw: Greenland ice loss will be OK 'even under extreme scenarios'

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Far worse than hippies - criminals against humanity

The yuppies/hippies would starve an impoverish billions in order to validate their class stealing all they can gran from everyone else. I say, shoot them all dead!

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Google Chrome: Extensions now ONLY from the Company Store

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userscripts thread on topic...

http://userscripts.org/topics/113176‎

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The Future will be PERFECTLY SAFE

I see the future very clearly. There will be absolutely NO privacy. There will be absolutely NO security - no locks whatsoever, not on anything. Everyone will be able to exactly as they please to anything or anybody anytime anywhere.

Perfect safety! EVERYTHING being known, what is harmful will only be done once ever per perpetrator...

THAT is the solution.

Computer security is an oxymoron, get used to it!

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Vulture 2 paintjob: Four-year-old nipper triumphs

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Excellent

Go for it! Apparently 4 year olds have their art potential available, not buried by things alleged to be more necessary.

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In a meeting with a woman? For pity's sake DON'T READ THIS

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Guess I am spoiled as Ido as I please at all times

Really, I'm never in a situation where what I bring is not far more valuable than what I want, and I have choices, always. If I want to call or research something, I just do it, and if you decide to hate me for it, that is your problem, I don't need any particular individuals or groups for any purpose, I can get others, any time.

I'm seen as kind and benevolent by almost anyone, though. Must be because I do not play the game of wanting to do one thing but doing something else instead.

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Please, PLEASE, Skype... Don't kill our apps and headsets, plead devs

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Count me in

Skype desktop headset BE my phone.

Hate mobile anything really. Refuse to use.

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Why Bletchley Park could never happen today

johnwerneken
Mushroom

To H with privacy

Humans evolved where everyone in the band knew everything everyone was doing. Good idea now, abolish privacy, record anything, discourage harmful actions. It's what acts people take when they learn things that matters. So what, what adult has sex, or how, with what other consenting adult, for example. Bravo to the Spies. But piss on the TSA.

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Internet Explorer 11 BREAKS Google, Outlook Web Access

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So What

Google is a PITA especially any sort of "search" that crowd sources / page ranks screw that. Likewise image oriented versions of web mail. No loss in either case.

But I use IE 11 and some of the goggle stuff esp maps and sometimes docs sometimes search, no such issues here.

Rarely go to web outllok fka Hotmail but haven't seen any change there either.

Suspect the people with these issues have i d 10 t or KITC errors

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Why a Robin Hood tax on filthy rich City types is the very LAST thing needed

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yep

Like most things, it's obvious given thought.

Lots of individual decisions work better than cooperation of any kind that involves more than a handful of people.

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British support for fracking largely unmoved by knowledge of downsides

johnwerneken
Mushroom

no such thing

The "Precautionary principle" is neither a principle nor is it precautionary. It is Luddite and the work of vested economic ideological and political interests.

So fracking might scare or inconvenience fewer people than coal, fission, wind, damns, or poisonous solar arrays? This is a problem?

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Thorium and inefficient solar power? That's good enough for me

johnwerneken
Mushroom

It's all Religion

MY religion is human power and empowerment!

I spit on the Religion of avoiding risks! And on democracy for that matter - useful to control the power of the State, dangerous to have actually in control of ANYTHING!

Thorium and Solar cells (or space-based) with decent in cost storage, those are great and were the point of the article. Not FuckYuppiesShima.

There is NO real problem at Fukashima, not compared to the hazards of hydroelectric damn failures in earthquakes, or mining, or even oil transportation. Wake up idiot environmental jihadists!

Maybe its better if you do NOT wake up. You are the ENEMY OF MANKIND!

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Windows 8.1: Microsoft's reluctant upgrade has a split-screen personality

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Win 8.1 "RTM" is GREAT

Runs great! Nightly, ice dragon, cometbird browsers with 38 tabs, outlook, IE with maybe 10 - 3.2 gig memory used. Boots extremely quickly. Mounts *.iso. Runs hyper-V VM's. Bootleg true MS code installs fine with default key, activates with win 8.0 key. IE can be set to one mode only, desktop or TIFKAM. Tiled start screen manageable. TIFKAM side by side works intelligently. Between new "start" and older WinKey 'power menu', charms can be avoided. Ne search feature now works as they say it did in Preview. Media Center was there.

I don't see much reason to change/upgrade tools 'just because its new', but this thing is a real improvement!

There are issues imho with portable contraptions used as computers, even laptops, but both Intel and ARM chips and SSD storage are getting to the point where before long applications as opposed to "aps" will run and run well. The smaller display and small, non-existent, or add-on KB input means limit the use of such Iimho, but they sure are great for taking ones electronic connections, including the hundreds of thousands of 'aps, with one at all times. And the portables are largely used for networking, geography, media consumption, and communication.

Whether the concept of "one ring to rule them all" makes sense, I don't know. The use case differs. BUT. If it matures successfully, users and those who support them and code for them would have one and only one user interface to deal with. It's already converging - MAC OS X, Android, Windows, and most public-oriented Linux distros are looing more alike every day.

As to the upgrade. I put 8.1 RTM atop a 8.1 preview and yes I had to reinstall the limited number of aps , principally communication, browsers, and productivity stuff. There is no 'keep aps' option on this path, as was stated in the beginning. I AM WAITING for the actual final release code to upgrade 8.0. Screen shots from others who have put the RTM - ACTUALLY ANOTHER BETA - atop 8.0 show a "keep aps" option. Also, the real public release build will be supported for 90 days after install.

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Microsoft does a U-turn, releases Windows 8.1 to developers early after all

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not on madn aa

Academic INSTITUTIONS can get it not DreamSpark Premium students. Also it appears to LACK an opton to upgrade with installed aps in place.

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Microsoft: YES Windows 8.1 is finished, but NO you can't have it

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Re: I'll update

8.1 a bit more stabile especially browser. Tile interface is now tolerable with mouse, kb.

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BILLION DOLLAR BALLMER: Microsoft chief makes $1bn simply by quitting

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Allright!

Ballmer the Salesman deserves his money, he did greatly help build that company. I dealt with him f2f and have reason to say that. Good for him.

But whatever Microsoft is going to do (other than curate Office), Ballmer is not the one to lead it there.

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Larry Ellison: Google is ABSOLUTELY EVIL, but NSA is ESSENTIAL

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amazing

To agree with Ellison, twice in one day! Google IS evil, and NSA are the good guys.

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Nude swimmers warned of GONAD-GOBBLING FISH ON THE LOOSE

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It's not a tropical freshwater fish in the cold Swedish seas

It's a new species! The Obama Fish!

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Admins warned: Drill SSL knowledge into your Chrome users

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NOT a fan lock forcing security

Work networks are different, at least as long as espionage in general and "Intellectual Property" are concerns - they are no concern of mine though.

I connect one box alone to do banking and that's all it does.

Other than that, I hate security - I can evict the unwanted on my own, have no secrets, and value convenience highly, and privacy not at all.

Many things are slowed down or sometimes obstructed entirely by dumb-ass security.

Chrome is a terrible browser unless media consumption is the objective, which for me it is not, unless it is printed text.

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Bill Gates's barbed comments pop Google's broadband balloons

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Bully for Bill

Bill Gates is said to be as smart as Einstein or Hawking ("IQ 160") and perhaps he is. Being a living man, it makes sense that he prefers philanthropy that may uplift the human condition is his lifetime, which his work fighting disease may well do. In the more tropical and poorer places where malaria is such a threat, the disease environment is probably THE major obstacle to prosperity.

As to panning Google, little that Google does provides much benefit IMHO. Previous firms offering free search functions, such as AltaVista, were superior to Google at least for anything I use search for (Google does NOT in the slightest implement Boolean logic - one has to inspect the results to ascertain what exactly Google search did with one's input). I have NO USE for anything that is based on the relative popularity of things ("page stank").

@Roo noted that interconnectedness has its payoff. I agree but I see that as much more likely to be provided by economic and political entrepreneurs (private businesses and politicians), neither of whom tends to pursue public health unless forced to do so.

But I think that after Gates and I are gone humanity will benefit greatly if by that time we have a sustained off-Earth presence. The beyond-Earth universe simply has too much to learn and too much to offer for us to not give space exploration a high priority.

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Arrr! Comcast working on new tech to nudge PIRATES to go straight

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No Such Thing

There are content creators but there are no "Content Owners" or "Digital Rights", only artist and customer EXPLOITERS.

CopyWrong must go!

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Microsoft offers IE 11 preview for Windows 7 ... but not Windows 8

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Researchers seek Internet's choke points

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what a headline

CHIPS are down? In that case, NO throughput!

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Snowden: US and Israel did create Stuxnet attack code

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Snoden Phoey, NSA Bravo

Glad we did it. Too bad Stuxnet could not cause radioactive explosions or at least meltdowns, but it least it cost the enemy billions. Let's do it again!

As to Snowden, someone ought to shoot him.

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Idaho patriots tool up to battle Jihad with pork bullets

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Trollface

Pork Chops also

Jihawg pork chop AP devices come complete, even labeled, "This Side Toward Enemy"!

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Microsoft caves on Xbox One DRM and used-game controls

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welcome development

Typically products must fail totally in the marketplace before the geniuses of monitization and brand management even consider adjustments, especially with quasi-utilities like Microsoft. Maybe chalk it up to the more-than-PCs age...

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Microsoft in sexism strife again over XBOX rape joke

johnwerneken
Mushroom

insanity is political correctness

The appearance of sleazy attitude is not the reality. People playing games talk all kinds of trash. This one is offensive only to those who define themselves by their concern for political bullshit. Granted, said B.S. often is all that stands between us and far worse things. Even so, those who see no difference between what people believe or think or say and what they do, well they ought to STFU as they are crazy by definition.

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More than half of Windows 8 users just treat it like Windows 7

johnwerneken
Holmes

I agreee it IS Win7

LOL. Not having a tablet, I must guess that touch tiles add SOME convenience with tiny but touchable screens. I sense that the store aps are basically the sort of thing people put on phones - where is the nearest MickyD's, that sort of thing. At least, I have not found any others, except dubious cutdowns of traditional Win aps, like the Metro version of mail. So it's not clear that any of tiles, touch, or the store aps are of much use.

That said, the IDEA apparently DOES have use: it's what Apple is doing with the MAC, making it as much as possible resemble iOS, because clearly getting ONE interface to work almost everywhere would have various benefits, to uses, to developers, and to system vendors. Maybe someone should check and see what MAC people do with touch screen MACs.

As an updated win7, win8 ROCKS, in speed, in stability, and in some relevant extras, including ISO mounts and VMs without needing anything third party.

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Google tells Microsoft to yank its new WinPhone YouTube app

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Trollface

HA HA HA ROTFFLMFAO

It amuses me, to see thieves aka content creators (since when did a media firm CREATE a single thing) trying to call the cops on convenience. Don't they know, convenience ALWAYS wins? We pay happily when by doing so we get more of what we want quicker more often more cheaply more reliably. Can't do that: then no payment for your alleged property/service.

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Feds stamp on cash pipeline to Mt Gox, Bitcoin's Wall Street

johnwerneken
Mushroom

The trouble with law is someone must enforce it

I like a basically peaceful environment and also appreciate how law saves effort and boosts trade in many ways, but in general I think the least amount of it possible is best. I myself would divulge to the government your private data, if it appeared you were in the process of arranging to murder my fellow citizens. But I would not do so to assist someone in protecting anything intangible, such as their reputation, or desire not to be libeled, or desire to enforce an alleged right to non-material property. And absolutely not to assist anyone to collect a tax or to enforce a drug law, or a money laundering law.

I'd rather have no protection in cyberspace, than any at all, if to get that I had to in any way acknowledge or be affected by anyone's ideas of what is right, that go beyond physical safety of physical persons and physical property.

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Senate passes Marketplace Fairness Act by wide margin

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Mushroom

So why pay the ones who don't deliver?

It surely makes those of us who have, do, and will be the ones providing more value than the price charged, just a little annoyed. Escaping the locals is one of the foundation-stones of progress. I do not know about you, but I would not, could I but find a buyer, operate a business in a swamp-gas-for-services jurisdiction. I'd operate where we had the teamwork going on.

Where I would collect the taxes I had earned the privilege to pay, for generating revenue in that jurisdiction's business environment, I would not argue, nor does the law provide, as far as I know, for my either not paying those taxes over, or not collecting them from the consumer.

This about customers, folks who will not spend at home, on the local rascals, but they feel they can get equal or better value dealing with say me on the internet. So they might actually pay me. And I have NEVER done business, nor set foot, in their jurisdiction; I may not even know where in the world it is. People preferring to spend their locally earned funds on faraway strangers are making a signal in a way: something local could be better, or at least a bunch of the locals think some local things could be better – they are putting their money elsewhere.

So how does it help anyone, besides local officials and their patrons, to either pay more for less locally, or more for more on the Internet?

THINK. A business has expenses and taxes where it operates, and hopefully the benefit is enough that it is indeed a benefit. It’s prices will be higher, because its costs are higher, if it also pays taxes/expenses WHERE IT DOES NO BUSINESS – IT GETS NO BENEFITS.

This tax is about fairness to local POLITICIANS.

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johnwerneken

IRRATIONAL

The most negatively productive people in existence are, by definition, those chosen by my fellowcitizens. Why should they get paid? I admit, I used to represent 50,000 of them, and was pleases to improve their wages and especially (*big bucks*) their pensions, every year. But then I tended to tell them, my members, to sit and spin, unless they wanted to help me; if they wanted to help me, well we had a deal to try and help tnhe voters too...when values is up, volume is up, cost is down - all ways of counting - everyone wins, except the competition.

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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we had something similar in 1966

On IBM 360-70, with starships, planets, gravity, missdle trajectories accurately displayed (as moving points of light / not much in the way of the now-obligatory graphics). We called it Space War.

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So long, Hotmail: Remaining users migrated to Outlook.com

johnwerneken
Stop

down with the cloud, send software as a service to the guillotine

down with the cloud, send software as a service to the guillotine

This is THE classic example of how FREE and SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE are inferior to purchased software as a physical possession, locally controlled and NOT cloud based. With software I own run and maintain, if a new and improved flavor comes along, I can ignore it. With hosted services, my opinion does not matter.

I would NEVER recommend or consent to ANY clod based anything, as long as a TOLERABLE alternative existed.

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Court orders Visa partner to allow donations to WikiLeaks

johnwerneken
Trollface

OK Corral for them

I'm not partial to the theory that a government or a nation or any huge institution or assemblage of humans has any more authority or legitimacy than I myself alone. With that said, if someone wants a secret kept seriously it follows they may do absolutely anything to enforce that secrecy. It's just another tentacle of self-defense. And the secrecy breakers can try their darndest as well. I think the bank accounts and websites of wikileaks supporters are fair targets. As I DO NOT sympathize AT ALL with the causes for which wikileaks leaks, I just want tickets to the bloodshed, be it figurative and recurring or literal and potentially ending some day.

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Ten Windows 8 Ultrabooks

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Holmes

Oh I get it now

If a half way reasonable "ultrabook" or Windows 8 touch screen hand held costs $600.00 USD or more, and an iPad costs less, and while it might do a tad less, what it doesn't do can't really be done on a touch handhold, and what it does, it does well...all the windows thing offers is extra customizability, less coherent design...

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News Corp prez threatens to pull Fox TV off the air

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Trollface

Steal All Intangible Property - oops, there is NO SUCH THING!

How can anyone claim to own a signal? It has been BROADCAST. It's just like Impotent Impropriety - Intellectual Piracy - whatever that stupid phrase is, a name for a non-existent thing. There is no such thing as intangible property, it's an oxymoron. Just because millions of people want to believe something - or even EVERY person - does not make it real. And no LAW can make real what is not. Nor can any government do more than kill us all - we can not be forced to admit that there is such a thing as legitimate authority, except where such a thing may actually exist - maybe in a lifeboat going over Niagara, or under enemy fire, but not in too many other places.

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Get lost, drivers: Google Maps is not for you – US judge

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To H. with the safety of anybody

Since when did anonymous lives become worth protecting against ANY hazard, regardless of how likely? When birth control let people have too few kids to consider some of the them in the traditional way - as backups should some not make it? This modern fad is ridiculous. Ease and convenience are FAR too important to let a few hypothetically dead or maimed folks hold us up. And, I mean this, it's not a joke.

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Congress plans to make computer crime law much, much worse

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Trollface

Computers legally are Sidewalks, not bedrooms

Computers are not like bedrooms. Computers are like sidewalks. No one can construct or otherwise emplace anything on your sidewalk, so to that extent, it belongs to you. They can't dig a hole in it either. But mainly sidewalk law says that if it is your sidewalk, you are on the hook if anything hazardous about it damages anyone else.

Destruction of data or equipment or alteration or forgery of records of contracts (voluntary commercial transactions) ought to be crimes, but not much else. There's no privacy on a sidewalk and they are there for public use.

Most of the stuff government concerns itself with as to computers is crazy stuff, of clearly interest to some people who think that because they have found it useful to them to buy and open computers for essentially public use, they get to say on what terms the use occurs. They don't. Scrap all these laws, abolish intellectual property and proprietary information, and start over.

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Drilling into 3D printing: Gimmick, revolution or spooks' nightmare?

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Trollface

dot com redux

Attended MIT; saw some of the beginnings.

Funny about Jeffersonian cults. It’s a throwback to BEFORE agriculture really – the last time the Jeffersonian-Jacksonian-egalitarian-democratic idea made ANY sense. Hasn’t since. In the recent era – say the last 14-15 K years –it is civilizational technology – primarily theology – and cultural technology – primarily political and military science – that has led. This is the strongest becoming stronger by recruiting the next strong and targeting the next following strong as enemies…based on the Roman understanding: the State is a Playground and Gold Mine for the Strongest.

Really taming that dragon in my experience requires being polite to it in public, and vital to it in private. What Jobs did: capitalist Ninja wielding all the weapons of the counter- and hacker-cultures. Truth is out lately though: Apple is guess what A BUSINESS…

I guess we like to need to believe. That’s the deal, with 3 D printing.

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Global warming fingered as Superstorm Sandy supersizer

johnwerneken
Mushroom

super storm my rear end

The number of storms with lower pressures higher winds greater surges and wider reaches is considerable. The 'super' thing about this one consists mostly of the fact that it hit the City, the planetary capital, and secondly that it did so at high tide, so that the City's transit system was put out of action plus a good deal of the electricity distribution.

Whether the weather can be expected to be more energetic, as seems likely to me, or just the same old weather, people are ever more numerous and ever more interdependent, and ever more hostage to anything, including weather, that disrupts our systems. Redundant systems and accepting the risks as well as the rewards of interdependency probably have a lot more to do with our future, than trying to manage our impacts on climate, let alone the climate per se.

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