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Comment: Re: What's so American (Score 1) 433

by Lumpy (#47756039) Attached to: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

We publicly shame those that do things that we deem wrong, A 30 year old man that marries a 16 year old woman, while completely legal in many states he would be at times violently shunned by the masses. I know of one couple with a disparity in two ways. She is 21 and he is 42, she is black and he is white. They are very happy together and a wonderful couple yet they suffer heavily from society's horrible underbelly of what is "normal".

As a society we celebrate ignorance and conceal it under the guise of "opinion". We also tend to hide racisim under the same "opinion" concealment.

Comment: Society also does this.. (Score 2) 121

by Lumpy (#47755673) Attached to: Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

WE have some wierd fetish with letting kids be kids for as long as possible. Sorry but at 13 you are biologically an adult so you need to have adult responsibilities and adult expectations. these teenagers need to get off their asses and work, build, etc.. Instead we extend this out to age 20 before we expect them to get a job and start being responsible.

Less than 100 years ago it was not uncommon for marriage at age 16 and that young couple working hard to build their family Average age of a woman getting married was around 21 years of age. Today it is far higher at 26 years of age and insanely uncommon for a 16 year old marriage, Although outside the USA it is far lower. Mexico has a median for women at around 18 years old. Many states in the USA still have the age of consent at age 16. This means that 16 year olds can make decisions as an adult, yet for some reason we think they cant today and are still children.

Note on marriage ages, some of this is economics, back 100 years ago it was a lot easier to make a living as you made about $35.00 a month working at a foundry or smelter and typically renting a house is $5.00 a month less that 20% of your income was your rent. today most of the young pay 60% of their income as rent and have to split that rent with room mates because they can not even hope to even meet rent with their meager income. So 100 years ago it was easier for young and uneducated to make it in the world with the sweat of their brow.

Comment: I'm on the side of sanity... (Score 1) 750

by Lumpy (#47752317) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

as in ALL system configurations go in /etc..

Devs and others that think they go elsewhere need to be beaten with a sack of hot nickles. Linux has becom a giant steaming pile of crap with how freaking configs being thrown all over the damned place.

If it's a user config it goes under the user's folder. if it's system wide it goes under /etc anyplace else is FUCKING STUPID!

Comment: 25+ (Score 1) 249

by Lumpy (#47747811) Attached to: How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

8 Wifi IP cameras
4 tablets
3 phones
3 laptops
2 Raspberry pi's running as a weather station in the back yard and Patio potted plan management system.
4 Arduinos as random portable projects reporting back to the linux server
2 Picture frames (yes picture frames)
1 gameboy that really never get's played

Then you have the separate Sonos wireless set for the other end of the spectrum with 16 Sonos speakers and 3 sonos controllers.

Comment: Re:Mosr recommendations are misleading (Score 1) 185

by Lumpy (#47741331) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?

"Most kids (adults, too) will be curious, rather than interested, However, once they take a look through a telescope they will be disappointed. The only objects that give any sense of awe, or wonder, are views of The Moon, Jupiter, Mars (when it's close: once every 2 years), and Saturn. Everything else is just a fuzzy, faint, grey blob. "

Oh so looking at Venus is not on the table? the closest planet. plus if you spend a little bit of money and buy the solar filters looking at the sun and watching a mercury transit is pretty freaking amazing.

Comment: Nothing (Score 1) 185

by Lumpy (#47741315) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?

Nothing under $350 is worth buying do not do it, they are all crap.

Honestly a 6" Orion dobsonian is a great first scope as it is clear enough to not just make the kids say "meh" and will let them see real detail on saturn.

Note those ALL scopes are not kid friendly. they can bake their eyes out of their head easily in daytime, and extended full moon use without filters will cook your retinas even in a tiny 60mm aperture.

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