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Comment: Re:Americans shoudln't subsidize internet service (Score 1) 77

by Rockoon (#47935705) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Sooo .. all the people out in the countryside with the subsidized phone, water electricity service should just suck it up in this case?

The parts of the "countryside" that do not get federal water subsidy fall into 2 categories: (a) places with water already, and (b) places that arent populated.

Now lets not confuse cause and effect. It is only through water subsidy that the unpopulated areas, such as deserts, will ever become populated. There does not exist a need for water subsidy in places where there has never been water subsidy before. It is only in places that have previously received water subsidy that now have a need for it, such as the arid regions of the midwest that are now in perpetual water shortage mode.

So the federal water subsidy is harmful. It alone creates the need for itself.

Why are any other subsidies different? If you decide to build your house a hundred miles from the nearest electricity, why do you expect anyone else to foot the bill to hook your dumb ass up to electricity? If you expect that, fuck you. People that expect that are fucking assholes that dont deserve any respect at all from anyone, certainly not respect from the people that these assholes so selfishly and greedily expect should have to pay.

Comment: Re:MOOC is designed like a physical classroom (Score 1) 182

by Rockoon (#47897595) Attached to: The MOOC Revolution That Wasn't
There is a difference between a simplified overview and a dense fact-regurgitation. The difference is that I expect to get an understanding from a simplified overview, while I dont expect to get an understanding from a dense fact-regurgitation.

"Simplified" does not mean "simplistic" unless you dont understand how education works.

Richard Feynman. End of discussion.

Comment: Re:Can we please cann these companies what they ar (Score 1) 288

by Rockoon (#47896213) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

Do you think fewer regulations would make them safer?

Wont make them any more OR less safe, which means that the regulations arent about safety at all. Do you think regulations that arent about safety but are sold to you as if they were about safety is a good thing for you?

Comment: Re:Can we please cann these companies what they ar (Score 1) 288

by Rockoon (#47896197) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

Should people be able to sell themselves into slavery ?

We are talking about contracts, and people do "slavery" contracts all the time. For example, employment contracts.

Contracts, unlike the "slavery" that you want to imply, can be broken. Broken contracts go to civil court, where a judge decides how the harmed person is to be made whole again (typically with a money judgment.)

I'm sorry that you dont understand anything at all about the world of contracts but insist on acting like you do anyways.

Comment: Re:Wrong fucking argument (Score 1) 499

by Rockoon (#47879881) Attached to: Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist
Dude, she was penpals with *2* people from those violent overthrow groups that you claim she was twice-removed from affiliation-wise, while they are (still) serving time in jail. You want other people to read the fucking article? Why not inform your own dumb ignorant ass?

Comment: Re:Wrong Title (Score 3, Informative) 499

by Rockoon (#47876923) Attached to: Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

Which is exactly why the U.S. government deserves to be overthrown. Unless they're going to welcome in their critics, they deserve destruction *by* their critics.

It has nothing to do with welcoming critics. It has to do with lying during the one step of getting hired where you absolutely shouldn't fucking lie.

My job requires government licensing, which includes a 10-year background check form in which we are to list things like arrests, charges, convictions, lawsuits, dispositions, , etc that happened in the past 10 years no matter how minor. Neglecting to mention anything, no matter how minor is immediate grounds for refusal of licensing. No license no job. Period.

The only thing I could have put on the form (in my case) that would have lead to a refusal of licensing is that I was convicted of specifically larceny (my job deals with very large sums of money.) I could have been an parole for the murder of a nun and that would have made no difference at all. My only job at that point of the hiring process was simply not to fucking lie.

I didn't. I got the license necessary to legally perform the job because I didnt fucking lie. Very fucking simple.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile in the real world... (Score 1) 427

by Rockoon (#47863811) Attached to: UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

And news flash: the little ice age was also eurocentric (ie not global), and it ended hundreds of years ago.

...and by eurocentric you mean "including at least also Asia, Mesoamerica, Africa, Antarctica, Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and South America."

The claim that the Little Ice Age was a phenomena local to the north atlantic was completely debunked by the existing data immediately after the claim was made.

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