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Comment: Re:I wonder why... (Score 1) 289

by dissy (#49720225) Attached to: North Carolina Still Wants To Block Municipal Broadband

Because the Constitution says nothing cities, counties, or planned communities?

So I'm still confused here, does fed overrule state or state overrule fed? Or is it just "both, as needed" per usual?

If California can legalize pot yet the law still supports the feds arresting anyone possessing it, seems to me that means the FCC can force states to allow ISPs to operate irregardless of the states wishes.

If the state does have power to tell the FCC to go away, why can't California do the same exact thing under the same exact laws to the DEA?

Comment: Re:Affirmative Action (Score 2) 528

by Razed By TV (#49710949) Attached to: Harvard Hit With Racial Bias Complaint
This. Why did you post AC?

I'm so tired of well off people who think it is their god damn birth right to have a good education and opportunities, while at the same time people who are born poor in a ghetto have a birth right to poverty. "It's their fault they don't have better jobs and education. It's their choice to fail at school and not overcome their obstacles. I've had just as many challenges as they have, why should they get a free pass? There is no system that keeps them from rising to the top."


I think about white flight, and how blacks with half a prayer move into white communities hoping for a better life, better education for their young. And all they do is climb out of one hole and into the next. I feel guilt, not because I have done it, but because white Americans have done it, or their earlier generations have. It is a crime we have committed. To claim innocence while at the same time reaping the benefits of leaving your fellow men to falter is mind-bogging.

Comment: Immoral? (Score 5, Insightful) 616

by Razed By TV (#49710809) Attached to: Editor-in-Chief of the Next Web: Adblockers Are Immoral
The war began in earnest when ads became intrusive and disruptive.

I appreciate that someone has to pay for all of the sites that I visit for free. Some are payed entirely out of pocket, a labor of love by the host. And some are fueled by ad revenue. But those that utilize pop-ups, pop-unders, full screen ads, ads that autoplay voice and sound, malicious ads with fake security warnings and fake buttons... I don't feel the slightest bit guilty about denying ad revenue to those sites.

Comment: Re:Lennart Poettering is cancer on the face of Lin (Score 1) 347

by hitmark (#49679815) Attached to: Linux Mint Will Continue To Provide Both Systemd and Upstart

If systemd was just a init replacement, i would agree.

But at this point in time the one systemd tarball holds a init replacement, cron replacement, udev, firewall manager (firewalld), logger (journald), networkmanager (networkd), dhcp client, dns client, session/seat tracker (logind) that was also recently put in charge of handling power button and laptop lid events (replacing/merging shutdownd).

And i swear they were planning to put in a userspace TTY manager as well in the near future.

In essence it has pretty much become a second kernel in userspace.

Where there's a will, there's an Inheritance Tax.