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Comment: Re: Christian Theocracy (Score 2, Informative) 1146

Go look how many times this claim has been made, how many times it has been refuted (including a good refutation in the VERY STORY you post here), and then tell me that the pro-RFRA folks are being intellectual honest.

Never mind, by even parroting this claim you have proven you have not trouble with lying at all.

Comment: Re:Only Republicans are stupid enough... (Score 5, Insightful) 317

> To all liberals, more government regulation is uniformly good.

Bullcrap. Sane liberalism says that the government puts in only the regulation that is *needed* and put on the people that can do the most harm. I know of NO liberal that wants regulation for the sake of regulation.

Your portrayal of conservatives is wrong as well. Most conservatives seem to be fine with regulation as long it is on people they don't like and want to punish. They seem to want the people who can do the most harm have the least regulation (for money purposes) and tend to NOT care about regulation on individuals and small business, the very people who can do the LEAST harm.

The fact you are parroting these political stereotypes means you listen to a very limited group of people.

Comment: Re:Why is bitcoin popular again? (Score 0) 254

by MickyTheIdiot (#49283343) Attached to: Evolution Market's Admins Are Gone, Along With $12M In Bitcoin

> I have no love for big banks, but at least in the United States, the FDIC and NCUA do a good job of regulating the banks and credit unions such that the bank cannot simply steal your money wholesale and get away with it.

Holy shit. There isn't one statement you could have made that would better totally destroy your credibility than THAT.

Comment: Re:Has anyone studied? (Score 1) 262

by MickyTheIdiot (#49249867) Attached to: US Wind Power Is Expected To Double In the Next 5 Years

> Overpopulation is sooo last generation-but-one's issue.

Bullshit. We are only making enough food for the population because of chemical tricks. If we didn't have chemical fertilizers we would be starving right now.

Science played a trick and it bought us a hell of a lot of time, but it is still an issue. And all that ammonia runoff certainly has caused sea dead zones.

Comment: Re:Wind is (Score 1) 262

by MickyTheIdiot (#49249841) Attached to: US Wind Power Is Expected To Double In the Next 5 Years

There is no lobbying group out there with the $$$$ to get that through, and nothing is happening in any area of law or regulation is happening unless there is a lobbying group that will pay for it.

In Indiana, we have the opposite happening. We have a law that was just barely was killed that would have basically taxed solar to hell and we have a couple of counties that have made wind power ILLEGAL due to bogus health claims, but it's all a fig leaf for other types of energy companies that have more money to put in legislators pockets.

Comment: Film! (Score 5, Interesting) 169

by MickyTheIdiot (#49226719) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Video Storage For Time Capsule?

Just looking at the subject I was going to say very high grade film. It seems like you came to the same conclusion. You already have the reasons down.

The reason is that it will be obvious to anyone that sees it what it is and how to "decode" it. You can't say the same of any codec or digital representation. You could provide instructions about how the digital encoding works and still fail.

I guess you could provide digital media and a way to play it, but that still seems to be a roll of dice on whether it will work. However someone can take a reel of film, put it under a magnifying glass, and SEE images.

Just $.02

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.