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Comment: Re:Changing the law (Score 1) 55

Not in my understanding.

The recent supreme court decision related to this announcement and several others recently indicate that according to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, we're guaranteed the right to privacy, and our actions online have a reasonable expectation of privacy and annonymity. Constitutionally speaking, we're safe online from unreasonable (unwarranted) search, it's not an issue of *a* law, it's an issue of the supreme law of the land. The government could try to amend our Charter to remove, or reduce this right, but that's a complicated process.

Any laws passed here have to be constitutionally sound, and lately the supreme court here has been coming down on what many are seeing as government overreach.

Comment: Re:Buggy whips? (Score 2) 769

by RobbieCrash (#46863717) Attached to: The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

This, 1,000 times this.

I get so angry about people complaining about how solar/renewable is so corrupt and is just going to make some old white guy rich. So, fucking, what?

I'd rather have some rich white asshole pissing on me and telling me it's raining than have a different rich white asshole pissing on me and telling me it's rain while I choke to death on coal fumes. Yes, someone is going to get rich. Good for them. American dream and all that. If that means that the rest of us suffer with higher taxes instead of starving to death/dying of thirst because we've burned off all the arable land and destroyed all the drinking water while fracking every last drop of oil out of the earth, so be it, I'll be better off.

If these rich white coal barons want to start raking it in by pumping out solar panels, nothing's stopping them. Fucking get on it.

Comment: Re:The GPL is like the Slashdot Beta: Unwanted! (Score 0) 279

by Hatta (#46204279) Attached to: LLVM & GCC Compiler Developers To Begin Collaborating

Well, the money is flowing along that highway. Hope you are willing to financially wither for your unrealistic and unsustainable ideals.

You could have said the same thing about slavery, child labor, anything OSHA regulates, etc. What's good for corporations is not the same as what's good for people.

Comment: Re:Extrajudicial punishment. (Score 1) 457

by Hatta (#46165981) Attached to: Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

if you think they're ticketing for something they *know* isn't a crime

Whether they know it or not is irrelevant. Every person falsely accused deserves compensation. If charges are dropped, dismissed, or you are acquitted, you deserve 100% of any costs you incurred because of the accusation.

Comment: Extrajudicial punishment. (Score 5, Insightful) 457

by Hatta (#46165737) Attached to: Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

This ruling won't stop cops from ticketing you, forcing you to leave work to appear in court, and paying the court costs after the ticket is dismissed. Cops can and do write invalid tickets simply to be dicks, and there's nothing you can do about it.

Our justice system needs to ensure that the victim of a false accusation of a crime is made whole again.

Comment: Re:No, because they are not compatible (Score 2) 551

by Hatta (#46163445) Attached to: Should Nuclear and Renewable Energy Supporters Stop Fighting?

So, hook the nuclear power plant up to batteries, a flywheel, or pump some water uphill for hydroelectric when needed. Or shit, just provision for maximum capacity and release waste heat when it's not all needed. This is not a serious practical objection to nuclear power.

He: Let's end it all, bequeathin' our brains to science. She: What?!? Science got enough trouble with their OWN brains. -- Walt Kelly