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Comment: Re:I'm spending 60% of my monthly income on rent (Score 1) 939 939

Don't stress, that's exactly what I did, for the same reasons. You'd be surprised how cheap a trailer in the middle of the Rocky Mountains is, and how peaceful and affordable life can be even on a meagre disability income. Don't work yourself to death, there's still plenty of land for everyone. The only stress I have is picking my cherries off the tree before the local bear realizes they're ripe.

Namaste

Comment: Re:I'm spending 60% of my monthly income on rent (Score 1) 939 939

There's 2 ways to deal with the poor.

1) Share. Help them out or give a hand up. At the very least give them a decent chance of helping themselves. The USA doesn't do enough of this.
2) Leave them to rot and let the rich/poor divide get so big, that the people on the bottom lose all hope. Then, the law ceases to matter.

If you choose 2, don't be surprised when the most desperate start shooting.

Comment: Re:Equality (Score 1) 490 490

The other option is to force a 50/50 split everywhere, regardless of interest. Millitary, heavy industrial, construction, STEM, etc etc. We'll see how quickly a feminist claims oppression when she's given an option of STEM, trades, or nothing. Equality must be protected, after all.

Comment: Re:nature will breed it out (Score 1) 950 950

"Anyone has to admit"

No, they don't. Men and women have and had different gender roles, but suppression I disagree with. You are repeating a feminist lie that has led our society to our current problems. Even in Afghanistan, women aren't nearly as oppressed as western media would have us believe. Here's a discussion about the subject by a highly esteemed person who is much smarter than me.

https://youtu.be/5eqYEVYZgdo

Comment: Re: They had to discontinue it (Score 1) 160 160

Fits all my pockets, and I use mine with VoIP. People are awed by the size of my "phone". Still heartbroken that there won't be a 2015 version. For the price, the 2013 LTE version was the best piece of electronics I've ever owned. I know there are nicer Android tabs now, but not for the price.

Comment: Re:Solar rarely enough for the whole house (Score 2) 299 299

It can, when comparing like things. However, one of these is not like the other. At grid scale, it has to compete against the wholesale price of electricity. At residential scale, even though it is smaller and less efficient, it competes against the RETAIL price of electricity. This difference suggests a different source of the problem.

Comment: Re:Then stop stealing my stuff! (Score 5, Interesting) 160 160

I'm a content creator too, with significant copyrighted works. I've even used copyright threats to ensure I've been adequately paid. I also think Copyright is utterly absurd as it is. 5-10 years ought to be the max. The establishment has shown severe disrespect to the public by locking down culture indefinitely behind a paywall. It might be "stealing" in your eyes, or the law's... Ethically, it's sharing, with the same good intentions of every public library. I hope one day copyright catches up to morality. Our culture is owned by all of us.

Comment: Re:Cutting edge journalism (Score 1) 179 179

Since Google sells these directly, they also have the purchase and delivery dates and device id's for most Nexus devices. Perhaps the delay is designed to roll out the update shortly after the warranty expires? They could easily do that... would they? It would save them a hell of a lot of support dollars.

Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules. Corollary: Following the rules will not get the job done.

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