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Comment: Re:And this is a good thing how? (Score 2) 169

by BooMonster (#44401663) Attached to: The Shortest Internet Censorship Debate Ever

You approve of the IDEA of censorship. What you forget is that there has to be someone in charge of it. And once you put someone in charge, they get to use their discretion. In practice, also known as gritty real life, mission creep sets in, definitions get changed, or politicians deem something to have (or not have) happened.

Comment: Re: Cue anti-union rage (Score 1) 467

by BooMonster (#44189749) Attached to: BART Strike Provides Stark Contrast To Tech's Non-Union World

Do you think a committee of 700 janitors could do the job of a CEO?

Also, when you say owning a business is not a human right, you fail. The opposite of "you have the right to own a business" is "you will work for whatever the state tells you." Which is also sometimes called "slavery."

Comment: Re:Wohoo! (Score 1) 491

by BooMonster (#43727935) Attached to: Windows Blue Is Officially Windows 8.1, Free For Existing Users

Honestly, I don't want to have to grab a mouse, or fuss with the touchpad if I can help it. My start menu (XP) has my most frequently used apps with a number in front of them. So I can hit the windows key and then 1 to start chrome, or windows key and 2 to start OpenOffice, et cetera.
Also, I can shut it down by pressing windows, "u" and "s".

Comment: Re:The answer to the question (Score 1) 712

by BooMonster (#43629157) Attached to: Defense Distributed Has 3D-Printed an Entire Gun

How should he try not to get shot at school? Are you suggesting that he bring his ballistic shield with him? It's kind of bulky, especially compared to a Ruger .45 ACP.

In fact, and this scares the crap out of you, if someone decides to start shooting random innocents, the only way we've found to stop them is by poking holes in them. If nobody nearby has a hole-poker, they have to call a professional hole-poker, who takes, on average, an extra twelve victims worth of time to get there.

As far as I can tell, your policy preference is to adopt the gun laws of Detroit, or Mexico.

Comment: Re:All Biofuels are a crock.. (Score 1) 238

by BooMonster (#43264943) Attached to: 'Energy Beet' Power Is Coming To America

Maybe a good first step would be for automakers to make battery packs for cars easy enough to swap out that my grandma could do it. Then all manner of storage and charging options become feasible.

The supermarket down the street sells 20lb tanks of propane, for $20 when you swap tanks. If they could make swapping an empty battery as easy as swapping an empty a tank on my grill, more places would find ways to charge batteries to sell.

Comment: Re:Topsoil-based fuels are wrongheaded in every wa (Score 1) 238

by BooMonster (#43264641) Attached to: 'Energy Beet' Power Is Coming To America

"Well, it's not great, but it is a crack in the monoculture-for-fuel mindset."

If you define "monoculture" as "field full of corn" then yes. If you define monoculture as "The cultivation of a single crop in a given area," like, well, the dictionary, then growing several sections of these "energy beets" will be a monoculture as well.

Force needed to accelerate 2.2lbs of cookies = 1 Fig-newton to 1 meter per second