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Comment Re:Hmmm ... (Score 2, Interesting) 107

So if our brains are hardwired with receptors for this stuff, maybe it's time to actually look at it and evaluate it for what is is instead of this bullshit moralistic prohibition which is there to keep a bunch of religious assholes happy?

Um, Puritanism is the State Religion in the USA. They offer platitudes about separation of Church and State, but all the evidence points in the other direction.

Puritanism is also considered Satanic by some serious theologists (assuming the premise).

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Comment Re:Emissions testing needs to be fool proof (Score 1, Troll) 104

Just get rid of the EPA. They've screwed up the diesel market and VW was hacking around it. The VW engines produce less nox per mile than a gasoline engine, but more per gallon, and the EPA is derp-tastically stuck on gallon which makes no sense to any rational being. Rather than price diesels out of the market, VW did the right thing for the environment and hacked around the EPA. Yeah, they got nabbed, but they didn't do anything wrong ethically, unless you favor regulatory compliance over the environment. As usual, the EPA causes more harm than good.

Comment Re:"Women don't like trash talk, be more sensitive (Score 0) 919

This isn't empowering women. This is arguing that they are weaker than men far more profoundly than any MRA red piller gamer gater misogynist could ever hope to accomplish.

Oh, I took it as her just being smarter than the average guy on LKML. "Fuck you people, I don't need your toxic ego-masterbating bullshit - I got other things I can do with my life."

More men on LKML could stand to be as self-aware, intolerant of bad behavior, and practice basic goodness.

Comment Re: Summary is flat out WRONG (Score 3, Interesting) 395

SCOTUS ruled against Dred Scott, Japanese Americans and all motorists too (/Sitz/). They're still wrong and defending illegal actions. Remember, the People hold the supreme power and give the government limited powers through the Constitution. That government may claim exceptions to those limits, but that's no different than a five-year-old claiming he has no bed time. It's only true if you let him get away with it. Where theory and practice diverge is when the five year old has no problem shooting you in the face to enable his My Little Pony marathon.

Comment Explain? (Score 1) 1162

and defeat the purpose of the 2nd amendment

With registration you can still have guns, so what is the purpose you refer to? The "A well regulated Militia the" part? We have a national defence agency that doesn't rely on guys with muskets any more. I don't see a no registration clause to the amendment in any event.

Comment For the Record (Score 2, Interesting) 1162

Oregon has some of the Nation’s most liberal gun laws Gun Laws in Oregon

I personally do not advocate the total abolition of guns, but in light of the repeated incidents of gun violence and mass shoots, it would seem to make sense to review what works and what doesn’t work in preventing these sad events.

For those that support total bans, this put those in areas where police protection or assistance is miles away at an awful disadvantage to criminals.

For those that resist even the most minimal of background checks and waiting periods, you are so devoted to your Gun ideology that you can’t see there is a middle ground that can save lives.

For those that scream we need to be able to stop authoritarian governments should things go wrong, that boat had sailed sometime in the early 20th Century. You aren’t going effect political change with guns – period. This group especially worries me, as they include some of the most rabid bigots you will ever run into, and are convinced the rise of minorities in America is a precursor to the end of times and a plot by the New World Order.

We need to do something better and I’m I’m tending to tighter controls not less.

Comment Re:Won't buy from Motorola or Verizon again! (Score 1) 123

Easy, stop buying phones from them and only buy from

Has Google added any non-basic phones yet? I only have four requirements and I'd buy pretty much any phone that had them:
1) MicroSD slot (swap cards as needed)
2) removable battery (security)
3) unlocked bootloader (load useful software)
4) will activate on the VZW network (geography)

Everything else about the phones are common enough today that I don't even care. I haven't found a single one so far that passes this basic test. Prove me wrong, Slashmind.

Comment Even 1 wpm can be a godsend when your stuck at 0 (Score 1) 26

While I might be able to do 70-80 when concentrating and transcribing, I find I poke along at 30-40 while composing. 6 doesn't sound all that awful for someone so deprived of other sensations and abilities. I think you largely view these things by the alternatives when you're in these situations.

Many would see this as the end of frustration -- not the beginning.

Comment Not surprising and kind of arbitrary (Score 5, Insightful) 45

Almost everything in the solar system built up by accretion. Small bodies aggregate into larger ones by collision. If the bodies have enough mass they coalesce into spherical forms under gravitational attraction.

This comet probably started out has hundreds of bodies (millions, billions, trillions, depending on where you decide the cut off is between body, dust, molecule) -- of which we are focusing on just one of the last, largest collisions.

Comment Because everyone loves selective enforcement (Score 1) 244

The next time they, or anyone in their crews, commit a violent act, the police will come after everyone in the group for whatever offense they can make stick, no matter how petty.

So... minor offenses that good white people can get away with will now be persecuted (with zeal) against minorities mostly. Nothing there that will inflame some community like Ferguson or Baltimore.

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton