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Comment Re:Dream come true (Score 1) 171

If the lack of somebody doing a particular job does not cause any harm, then the job is really a no-show job and should be eliminated--what kind of anarchist wants to keep a government job around that is clearly unnecessary?

That is my entire point. Let's try out not having a President for four years and see if everybody likes not getting into wars as much as I do. Maybe we'll just keep it that way.

Comment Re:Dream come true (Score 1) 171

I have no clue why you are bringing up apathy and cynicism because it has nothing to do with what I believe and practice. Not voting is not the same as apathy. That's just one of the lies that the democracy meme tells to keep itself firmly infected in the population. Democracy inevitably leads to failures that are blamed on the apathetic just as communism inevitably leads to failures that are blamed on slackers and ruiners.

I absolutely believe in unanimous consent.

Comment Re:Open to Questions (Score 1) 1304

Thanks, Logan! I was figuring it was in the story somewhere or a story I missed. Welcome to Slashdot - may your tenure here be long and fantastic, and may the omelet be tasty as a result.

BTW, I had to wait to post this because I posted just 58 seconds ago in another story, so if you are looking for some settings to fiddle with... :)

Still waiting after 3 minutes... I know this just means I talk too fast...

Comment Re:Well, duh... (Score 1) 256

Exactly. That amount gets defined based on who is willing to purchase the other currencies and how much they are willing to pay for it, which in turn is based on what they can do with the currency they are purchasing.

The novel Time Will Run Back has some great sections hinting about this, particularly when it explains arbitrage between different markets. It's not a literary masterpiece, but it's very interesting. The setting is a lot like 1984.

Comment Re: Stop liking what you don't like? (Score 1) 203

Thank you for posting this - it's good to hear someone else say it. Binks was a bit too much and I have some other things I wish were done different in the prequels, but I like them, and Binks is clearly in the tradition of Star Wars comic relief (even to the point of using lines C-3PO used in the original trilogy).

Side note: in the next room, my kids are singing a rousing chorus of Weird Al's "The Saga Begins" as I type this.

Comment Re:I hate that I am using AdBlock (Score 2) 442

The web is killing the publishing industry, and I do not agree with the notion that we are entitled to content without paying them, either directly or by looking at ads

I'll continue to view whatever I can get my hands on and blocking ads. If they have a problem with that they can look into implementing technical solutions to require me to pay or whatever, or they can pursue some legal thing, or send a thug to break my kneecaps (basically the same as legal solutions), or go out of business and leave the web to everybody else.

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