* Posts by Thorne Kontos 1

12 posts • joined 20 May 2010

Yelp minimum wage row shines spotlight on … broke, fired employee

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Life lesson learned.

The young person complaining about her job at Yelp discovers the real minimum wage Is $0.

And what is with the Obama worshipers on this site? Most of you need to have your heads examined.


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Re: Trump?

>Because that's where the job is?

Did you seriously just write that? What planet do you live on? I too go where the money is, but one has to weigh in the other factors such as the cost of living. Where I am currently located, there are plenty of jobs, with a much lower cost of living. The woman could actually even save money. But guess what, it's not Silicon Valley...


Windows and OS X are malware, claims Richard Stallman

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Re: A fool without money will soon be ignored

ROTFLMAO... when did you first start using a computer with a Windows operating system?

Muslim clerics issue fatwa banning the devout from Mars One 'suicide' mission

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Re: This is rather sad

Yours should be the most up-voted post here.

China's Jade Rabbit moon rover might have DIED in the NIGHT after 'abnormality'

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Re: Considering...

Let me know when they "FAIL" on Mars...

NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 10 years on Mars with a FILTHY selfie

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Much ado about nothing...

At last, after two thousand years of research, the illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator.

How much did NSA pay to put a backdoor in RSA crypto? Try $10m – report

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Re: America in WW2

Having the only intact industrial base certainly helped matters as well. Since then, Americans have learned to be their own worse enemies... A majority elected Barack Obama... twice! (based on snake-oil salesmenship deliverred courtesy of a teleprompter and off stage speech writers.)

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Re: unlike in the UK....

Yes, we all know the Brits are never wrong...nor should they be chastised for being "brit-centric"

just as Americans are "american-centric" in theirs.

Brief historical interlude follows:

>In 1939, cryptography expert William Friedman was hired by the U.S. Army to work on breaking the Purple cipher. Eighteen months into his work Friedman suffered a mental breakdown and was institutionalized. Fortunately, he was able to make some progress before this and, using his incomplete work, other members of his team were able to make continued progress. A substantial chunk of the code was broken, and even though a Purple Machine had never been seen by American code breakers, eight functional replicas of the Machine were created. Eventually, Purple Machine’s method of encryption was completely discovered. This, however, did not mean that the messages could be broken because the daily keys being used were still a mystery to code breakers.

In time, Lt. Francis A. Raven discovered a pattern being used by the Japanese in their daily keys. He noticed that each month was broken into three ten day segments in which a pattern was discerned. With the final touches made to the puzzle by Lt. Raven, the Purple cipher was effectively broken and Japanese secrets were exposed.

China's 'Airpocalypse' forces pilots to learn BLIND landings in smog

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Re: Obvious question

The Americans thought after off-shoring all their manufacturing to China, they would then also be forced to buy pollution emission equipment. The Chinese were of course, notably puzzled over this line of thinking.

In a related press statement, China announced it was removing the one child per family ban.

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Re: Obvious question

They banished Smaug to the lonely mountain...

FBI sends memo to US.gov sysadmins: You've been hacked... for the past YEAR

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Re: Such enticing data

3 guys working nights at the kitchen table coding - healthsherpa.com

Already done...

World's mightiest supercomputer to design new nuke plants

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Let's talk about nuclear plant manufacturing first

The "latest and greatest" nuclear plant designs coming out of Westinghouse is the AP1000.


The first 4 of these are going to China


and construction has only just started with first power-up slated for 2013.


Two in the United Stated are planned for construction in the state of Georgia

On August 15, 2006, Southern Nuclear formally applied for an Early Site Permit (ESP) for two additional units. The ESP will determine whether the site is appropriate for additional reactors, and this process is separate from the Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) Application process.[10] On March 31, 2008, Southern Nuclear announced that it had submitted an application for a COL, a process which will take at least 3 to 4 years.[11] On April 9, 2008, Georgia Power Company reached a contract agreement for two AP1000 reactors designed by Westinghouse (owned by Toshiba) and the Shaw Group (Baton Rouge, LA).[12] The contract represents the first agreement for new nuclear development since the Three Mile Island accident in 1979, and received approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) on March 17, 2009.[13] As stated by a Georgia Power spokesperson Carol Boatright: "If the PSC approves, we are going forward with the new units."[

But red tape appears to be rearing its ugly head:


New nuclear power generation in the United States - 2017 if you read the above article.


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