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Now, get off my lawn.
Ada is strongly typed. C is not.
But in any case the advise for living with Java script is the same advise I give people that are used to C++ and trying to get used to the 'strong' typing of Ada. You really need to work on thinking in your new language and not cling to first thinking of the solution in your old language in your head and then translating. There is not really any magic to doing this other than writing a lot of code AND trying to not let emotion get in the way.. Once you've picked up the tool, use it.
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Wow.. if there is one thing that almost everyone agrees on, liberal or conservative, is the federal budget is bad. I guess this is just the latest in the deny everything trend?
No it isn't the latest in deny everything trend.
There is no OS but Linux.
Format shifting is illegal in the UK. Fixing this, and adding explicit fair use provisions, are both things that David Cameron has proposed. Whether they'll actually be done is another matter. It's quite ludicrous that, as it stands, we have a law that pretty much everyone in the UK has violated.
"Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against - then you'll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We're after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now, that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with." - Atlas Shrugged
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In an case, the Free State Project does not officially support or propose legislation. Representative Seth Cohn is the primary sponsor of the bill. He is a Free State Project participant. (See here http://freestatenow.com/).
With no salary, NH has decided that only the rich, self or semi-self employed, or retired can hold office.
I really don't see anything to look up to in a system like that. The state ought to pay their representatives the state's median-salary wage for the months they meet, and require that there be a job available at the end of that time for anyone who has to take a leave of absence to serve.
I've got several friends who are state reps. One works in Retail at a Verizon store. Not rich. Fully employed. Still works at least 40 hours a week. Retail job (7 day potential + night availability) means he has been able to work things out just fine. Another is a full time paid EMT. Similar situation. Another owns a bar so you are correct on the self-employed in that account. I don't know any that are rich (one of my previous local reps probably fell into that category, but she was thankfully booted out last session)
I really would not be able to re-arrange my job so it is true that some people get excluded.
As for requiring a job at the end of the session...Geeze you big government types sure like to wave those guns around.
I would not give up on this too soon either. Last session (before the last election where a large number of pro-freedom reps were elected), NH tossed out a years old arbitrary ban on various kinds of knives. This session, within days of swearing in the new reps, they overturned a ban on firearms in the statehouse.
There is already no income tax, no sales tax, no seatbelt law, no helmet law. $100 per year salary for state reps. No 'offices' or staff for the reps.
There is also a proposed bill going through this year to require the state government to prefer open standards/open source software.
Recommend googling the freestate project.