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Comment: Re: The real crime here (Score 1) 465

by Le Marteau (#47795595) Attached to: 33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

> Fake violence, like two guys punching it out, clearing the air and getting on with no lasting harm and no festering resentment.

A punch can bring serious injury or death. It's serious business, and the law recognizes it as such.

If someone won't stop punching you, people who carry weapons can use them in their defense.

Comment: Re:Does this office need Congressional approval? (Score 1) 117

by Le Marteau (#47793651) Attached to: Google's Megan Smith Would Be First US CTO Worthy of the Title

It's cute how you completely ignore that there are people who would 100% vote FOR a person because they were a woman and/or gay. Those on the left ADORE such people. I suspect the support FOR such a person is, these days, approaching the level of the bigotry AGAINST such a person so as to cancel each other out.

Similar is the harping on the left about the racism Obama overcame to become elected, completely ignoring the racism that worked FOR Obama, who achieved about 95% of the black vote. This put him over the top... most white people did not vote for Obama (feel free to look it up), it was the fact that black people voted as a block and almost exclusively for him that the man is now president.

Comment: Re:Different era (Score 1) 180

by Le Marteau (#47782703) Attached to: The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

> So, umm, what's your take on Obama openly ignoring the law...Why do I think it's not going to be, "Fuck Barack Obama"?

Why do I think you are a fucking retard who did not even bother to completely read what I said.

I said :

> He ignored my representative, therefore, he ignored ME by proxy. I didn't take kindly to such things then, and I don't take kindly when Obama does it now.

Comment: Re:Different era (Score 3) 180

by Le Marteau (#47781239) Attached to: The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

> Ollie North - Marine helping to get weapons to Contras so they can kill communists. Good.

Congress said "don't do it". North ignored the will of congress, which represents the people. And in doing so, therefore ignored the will of the people. He ignored my representative, therefore, he ignored ME by proxy. I didn't take kindly to such things then, and I don't take kindly when Obama does it now.

The man was no patriot. He was an outlaw. Fuck Oliver North.

Comment: Re:What's so American (Score -1) 531

> Net neutrality is about securing that everyone gets equal access to services

Everyone does not need equal access.

Do you think everyone needs the same speed? Does your grandmother need the same speed as an MIT researcher?

Same priciple for package delivery. Do you think everyone needs their package overnight? Or are there different needs.

Same principle for travel. Do you think everyone needs a supersonic transport, or are some fine with taking a Greyhound.

Different tiers of service are part of a free market. Even if it is not Marxist, Insisting on one tier of service for data is certainly not free market and is opposed to the principles of a free society where free people are able to enter into contracts to provide and obtain the services they desire to suit their needs. Not a "one size fits all" scheme such as net neutrality.

Comment: Re:What's so American (Score -1, Troll) 531

> Net neutrality is about preventing illegal censorship.

Actually, it's about getting the FCC involved in regulating the internet. Start by getting them regulating something only a Koch brother would oppose, such as "Net Neutrality". Currently, we have the spectacle of people BEGGING the FCC to come in and DO something!!!! Because the FCC has done such a FABULOUS job regulating teh airwaves, we just HAVE to get them involved in the Internet!

Actually, it's about stifling future innovation. I can easily imagine new technology sometime in the near future which requires blazingly high pings. Perhaps a massively distributed neural net kind of thing, done over the internet. But the traffic for this innovation will be limited to the speeds the derps across the street use for their cat videos.... they will not be able to pay for such speed, even if they want to, no matter what the requirements of their innovation require, they will be limited to the speeds your grandmother gets for her gardening forum.

But by all means, beg the FCC to regulate the internet. Get them involved. What could go wrong?

Comment: Re:Doesn't an orbit require gravity? (Score 5, Informative) 54

by Le Marteau (#47616259) Attached to: Rosetta Achieves Orbit Around Comet

You are correct. The gravity is insufficient. So I looked it up.

They will basically "drive" the probe around the comet, firing thrusters as needed. After a bit, they will "drive" it onto the surface, then:

"As Philae touches down on the comet, two harpoons will anchor it to the surface; the self-adjusting landing gear will ensure that it stays upright, even on a slope, and then the lander's feet will drill into the ground to secure it to the comet’s surface in the low gravity environment. Philae carries 9 scientific instruments, including a drill to sample subsurface material." ( )


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