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Comment: Re:German illegal? (Score 1) 323

by EuclideanSilence (#48145575) Attached to: How English Beat German As the Language of Science

It was made illegal in 23 states. And this was during a time when the 14th amendment wasn't being taken literally by the supreme court. So except for the 14th amendment, it wasn't a violation of the US Constitution.

The Sedition Act of 1918 is a better example, where Freedom of Speech was infringed: "any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of government of the United States...or the flag of the United States, or the uniform of the Army or Navy".

Comment: Re:Incredible (Score 1) 429

by EuclideanSilence (#48114045) Attached to: BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

No one would do at a buffet what the bit-torrent users are doing on the network because of the beating the bit-torrenters would take. Vigilante justice is what prevents this thing from happening person-to-person. People may condemn "vigilante justice" with righteous indignation, but the fact that it exists as an option is what keeps many people from doing what they could if they were anonymous. Or have you not noticed the misery that the anonymity of the internet has created?

Comment: Re:Incredible (Score 1) 429

by EuclideanSilence (#48113985) Attached to: BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

He's just poisoning his own share of the food. The fact that the other took it and ate it, they got what they deserve.

People who live their life by "as much as possible for me, and I don't care who I hurt in the process" open themselves up to punishment by their own beliefs. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

Comment: Re:DOJ Oaths (Score 1) 112

by EuclideanSilence (#48107847) Attached to: National Security Letter Issuance Likely Headed To Supreme Court

It is your first amendment right not to believe in the second amendment.

It is your first amendment right not to be prosecuted for declaring your disagreement with the second amendment.

It is NOT your first amendment right to request government employees to ignore your second amendment right. That is criminal. You can declare your belief that they should, but any intention to actually carry it out should land you in jail. And that goes for all constitutional rights.

Comment: Re: Time To Occupy Comcast HQ? (Score 1) 742

by EuclideanSilence (#48087183) Attached to: Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

...[capitalism] breaks down, either due to unlimited demand as in a health care market, which is effectively buying life, on which there is no price too great to overcome the natural will to live...

The exact same argument can be applied to buying food in a grocery store. So by isomorphic substitution it must be a wrong argument.

The difference isn't demand, it's supply. Very few hospitals, lots of people wanting health care. Maybe we should be looking at how much training institutions charge for their government-granted privilege of choosing who gets to practice medicine. Put some price caps on health care licensing organizations, and watch the supply go up and the price go down.

Comment: Re:What 1st Amendment Rights? (Score 1) 742

by EuclideanSilence (#48086321) Attached to: Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Yes, Comcast is the government. *Every* public utility is the government, whether it is sewage management or Comcast.

Consider this: try to make a company to compete with Comcast. Assume all the powers that Comcast has. Just go around tearing down the copper that Comcast "owns", and lay down your own. Rip up people's front yards. You'll find out quickly that you are not allowed to compete because Comcast is the government.

There is nothing unreasonable about organizations created by the legislature, startup funded by tax dollars, and existing by grant of government right such as eminent domain to be held to *every single standard* that the government itself is. That includes the first amendment. It includes public management of accounting.

Comcast never had any claim to not being a government agency. Ever.

Comment: Re:Why do people still care about C++ for kernel d (Score 2) 365

by EuclideanSilence (#48060371) Attached to: Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

Considering that most new phones are being released at 2 GB+ configurations, I care less and less about 'small embedded systems that are becoming more and more niche and obscure'.

Being able to write an efficient program will never become an obsolete skill. If you are using excessive memory, that means your program is wasting CPU cycles. It means you are running my battery down and making me wait for your bloated program to load.

Comment: Re: Fristy Pawst! (Score 1) 475

by EuclideanSilence (#48032787) Attached to: Ebola Has Made It To the United States

Only someone who wanted to believe you would believe you. Absolutely no objective individual would agree that "it's not theft because you see it coming beforehand". But then it doesn't matter what you think does it? Businesses will keep relocating (or not opening at all) while you keep rationalizing.

Comment: Re:So-to-speak legal (Score 1) 418

by EuclideanSilence (#47911153) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

If my neighbor wishes to die but she cannot kill herself, I could kill her provided we both agreed to!! It's our LIBERTARIAN RIGHT! If the cops find her dead, I should NOT be investigated. All I need to do is explain that we both had a VERBAL CONTRACT and that should be enough!

It's nice of you to joke about that. Lots of people have parents living in perpetual pain that are not allowed, by the government, to have a doctor or relative end their suffering. Keep trying to insult libertarians, and if you get what you deserve, you'll spend the last years of your life attached to a machine rolling in your own shit. The government will be on your side, making sure you have no choice in the matter.

Comment: Re:real problem is patent and copyright length (Score 1) 118

by EuclideanSilence (#47896641) Attached to: Software Patents Are Crumbling, Thanks To the Supreme Court

I wish I had a gold dollar for every random length of time I've seen assigned to patents or copyrights. But this is amazing. THREE arbitrary lengths of time in yet ANOTHER patent/copyright reform post.

Do yourself a favor and look up all the other posts that came before you. Everyone has some length of time that they think is best, but no one has any reason for it. Because there is no reason for it.

While at the same time, the patent/copyright forever movement has 1 unified goal. Anything closer to forever. This is why there will be no reform, because you refuse to use reason.

"We are on the verge: Today our program proved Fermat's next-to-last theorem." -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982