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Comment: Re:Oops! (Score 1) 255

by DeputySpade (#49033023) Attached to: Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses

I'm really confused by this.

So, to be clear, you are saying that Illinois is in a much stronger position economically than Indiana or Wisconsin? I think if you're going to make that claim you probably need to provide some data that explains how it was arrived at. Having lived in IN all my life and worked in IL for over 15 years, I think the "real world" might actually disagree with you. As of a couple years ago when I left, IL was billions in the hole, had massive budget deficits, unfunded liabilities (read: pensions) with no hope of ever being paid for, infrastructure that was either falling apart or being sold off, a laundry list of contractors and vendors threatening to sue because the state couldn't pay for services rendered and massive population exodus. Indiana at the same time had a budget surplus, population growth (largely from people and businesses fleeing IL) and was making plans for serious infrastructure improvements. Even Gary was making a comeback. The only blip I can recall in IN economics was when the steel industry faltered and Bethlehem quit paying their taxes. That situation largely sorted itself out, though.

I can't speak specifically to the state of Wisconsin's economy since I can usually find local places to get cheese, but IL has been teetering on the brink of bankruptcy for years.

Comment: Re:Listen! (Score 1) 174

by DeputySpade (#48750683) Attached to: How Galaxies Are Disappearing From Our Universe

It's a reference to a Dr. Who episode in the most recent series wherein The Doctor theorizes that a creature may have a perfectly evolved ability to hide from all physical observation yet your subconcious knows it's there. Like the feeling one sometimes gets of being watched when in what appears to be an obviously empty room.

Comment: Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (Score 2) 202

by DeputySpade (#48388405) Attached to: Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes

Militia still meant militia though, and not everybody.

It means just about everybody.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/usc...

US code Title 10, Section 311:

(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

In other words, just about everybody.

Comment: Re:How about we hackers? (Score 1) 863

I did that many moons ago, actually. I wrote a perl sys v style rc that would run your regular sys V scripts, but if they were written in perl it would suck the code in and run it in an eval(). Saved shedloads of forks and execs and launching of new processes from all the commands in bash scripts and made the whole thing really fast. Also allowed a flag for "don't bother to wait for me. Just move on" that would fork before the eval to parallelize where useful.

Fun little project.

Comment: Re:(Re:The Children!) Why? I'm not a pedophile! (Score 1) 284

by DeputySpade (#48170083) Attached to: FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

OMG! Where are my mod points???? Shout this from the freaking rooftops! The tenth ammendment is the most definitive and important of them all, IMO, and the one that is the most frequently forgotten or ignored. I honestly wish it had come first in the Bill of Rights just to make it harder to ignore.

The Tenth Ammendment applies in just about every situation. It is the recognition that the citizen is the supreme soveriegn in this country and that the citizen allocates some of his powers and rights to the state, and then a further, smaller subset to the Federal government. Somewhere along the way we seem to have gotten this backward. We have been living as though the Federal government is the supreme sovereign which allocates some of its powers to the states and then a further, smaller subset to the people. THAT is the real tragedy of the US.

Please continue to spread this message. Make bumper stickers. Make T-shirts. I wish people would champion the Tenth Ammendment the way they do the First or the Second.

Comment: Re:metric you insensitive clod! (Score 1) 403

by DeputySpade (#48094397) Attached to: Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

Depends. If you put the 4L of gas into your moped or prius or something lame like that, you can go about 70 yards before you are caught and beaten to death because you're an idiot. If you put he 4L of gas into your 1973 Dodge Power Wagon you can go as far as you want after crushing the approaching horde with your front bumper and taking _THEIR_ gas.

These things always come down to good planning, good tactics and not being a tree hugging mope with the wrong vehicle. ;-)

Postscript: My answer is 100% correct in the case that the parent post intended that these were vandals _on_ motorcycles. If these were vandals _of_ motorcycles, then the problem is not possible to complete due to lack of information regarding the vandals' mode of transport. And why do these people want to vandalize motorcycles, anyway?

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