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Journal Journal: mostly hasta la pasta

Unfortunately the mix in the journal community long ago ceased being what it had been, so I've done the long-overdue thing and switched my new JE notification from web to email.

Comment Re:Historical data (Score 1) 23

In Oregon a rising minimum wage has increased consumption to the point of offsetting the job losses from a rising minimum wage?

And note that fewer jobs is the price of fairness; it's not fair that some have more than others, so more must be taken from them, with whatever downsides that result.

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Journal Journal: circular economics, or sound 23

I haven't been regularly visiting /. these last several months. I got a dog, a 2 year old Golden Retriever, and have been breaking him in to life with me. That and I have to get up at a time in the morning that begins with a "4" lately, AKA "oh-dark-thirty", so I hardly ever even turn my computer on during the week. Pre-pooch, I must've just been doing it cuz I was bored. Okay, that didn't sound right. But then again, Slashdot really is mostly just people making faux-in

Comment looks familiar (Score 1) 105

"You never criticized X during period Y, therefore Z is privileged"

Isn't that just a specific implementation of the more general case, of "if X, then you're not allowed free speech about Y", where X is anything they can think of?

TL;DR: I wouldn't let the resemblance to an argument there make you think that sound reasoning on things is a shared virtue. Any more than Democrat politicians throwing in an occasional accent from the hood means they have street cred.

Comment crud (Score 1) 2

"He entered the motorcycle hall of fame after he was already dead and he remains dead today."

And all this time I believed the motorcycle hall of fame had resurrecting power.

p.s. Congrats for posting a link to site that doesn't have a fucking popover for a change.

Comment Re:A few problems with that ... (Score 1) 7

Maybe Mayhicko is de facto non- birthright citizenship. Either way, it certainly doesn't matter to me. It's strange they would use that -- a Left-wing tactic -- as "support" for a Right-wing position. When Rightism certainly isn't about relativism, or being overly concerned about others. I know I don't look to my neighbors to decide how my life should be, so why would I think America should take cues from other countries. Especially arbitrary categorizations of them; why on earth would I think that nations belonging to the "industrialized" community, to use you guys' lingo, should think and act the same.

p.s. Congrats on your frosty piss.

Comment Re:A few problems with that ... (Score 1) 7

Para1: That, as you must know, is begging the question, from the other side's POV; e.g.
And yes, I agree, I would definitely not want to see another Constitutional Convention; I fully admit that the U.S. Constitution ill-represents the will of the American people today. And therefore there really should be one, even though my POV would lose.

P2: My support for tazing is completely independent of the nature of the crime. It's only if there's resisting arrest, and sufficient law enforcement personnel have not arrived yet to overpower the suspect without.

P3: Obama's 2016 federal budget is $4 trillion. The DOD's 2016 budget for the F-35 is $11 billion, or 0.275% of the federal budget. If it's worth cutting, then it should be, even if it is only a drop in the bucket.

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Journal Journal: Operation Wetback II 7

At lunch time MSNBC was questioning Trump's idea to deport illegal immigrants. The questions raised that I'm able to recall are:
1) How can it be done humanely?
2) How can they all be found?
3) What about the separation of families?

What popped into my head was: Q: How is it done for any other lawbreakers?

A: We apprehend them, and then we transport them.

Comment Re:My oldest is 4 (Score 1) 4

I think you guys should skip the Atari graphics and just start them off with OpenGL. In asm. Okay, just kidding about that last part*, but I'm half serious about the first; the future is 3D printing and VR and the like, and I think having 3D reasoning being developed early, to where later it would just be natural to them, would be beneficial.

*Actually, something like 6502 asm was pretty simple and straightforward.

p.s. As an added extra bonus, then maybe the next generation in Hollywood might finally stop making films where the characters don't think to look for the creature(s) in the directions above and below them!</movie_pet_peeve>

p.p.s. And a sysadmin/Lunix/open-sores background/fetish might give you a woody over things like Python, but C-like languages show no sign of ceasing to be where it's at.

Comment Re:I'll venture (Score 1) 6

I'll guess you moved to Wyoming or Montana.

"Red" State.

I'm skeptical that there really still is such a thing. Reliably. They seem like GOP SCOTUS appointees, to me.

Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval