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Comment: Re:This looks like pre-paid corruption. (Score 1) 134

by TrentTheThief (#48635459) Attached to: Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?

So, exactly how does being a politician confer one with the power to ignore laws? Politicians are not pawns. They are either honest or not. America is unfortunately lacking in the honest variety.

As for campaign money, if you think the EU is any more honest, then you really are in a fantasy. I'm sorry I can't share.

Comment: Re:This looks like pre-paid corruption. (Score 1) 134

by TrentTheThief (#48635415) Attached to: Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?

LOL, you're so youthful and hopeful. I, on the other hand, am old.

I've been hearing campaign reform crap for over 50 years. Nothing has changed. If you think it will, then that's cool, too.

I have some wonderfully cheap and extremely fertile bottomland I can give you cheap. Only $3.50 per acre. It's about 400 miles east of Norfolk. Unhappily, I only sell have 750,000 acres left. Better buy in quick or you'll really lose out on this one!

Comment: This looks like pre-paid corruption. (Score 2) 134

by TrentTheThief (#48625325) Attached to: Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?

Time to start putting those politicians into a landfill. When a politician decides to bend over in return for campaign money, they need to be placed into a landfill. Even if there's no special election to replace them, their constituency would be better off having a vacant seat than a legislator who has already sold them out.

Hold them accountable.

Comment: Re:But but but (Score 2) 315

by TrentTheThief (#48616637) Attached to: 11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

Sure. Just move SoCal to Wisconsin.

SoCal is a scub/desert/swamp. That's just the way it is. Pouring water on a desert to make it anything else is the same as pouring sand on a beach to combat erosion. It looks good for a season, but nature prevails next year. You ultimately end up with exactly what nature put there to begin with.

It's all hype. This is not a "problem," it's called geography. You can't "correct" SoCal's location and geography with any technology now extant.

Comment: Re:You're drunk, America. Go home and sleep it off (Score 1) 137

by TrentTheThief (#48615723) Attached to: Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

Things are fucked up.

Obama is no better than Bush or Clinton, or any of the last 20 presidents. America once stood for integrity. America is now synonymous with corruption, greed, and outright dishonesty, and thought of more as a possible invader than anything else.

I am dead set on opposing criminal activity in contravention of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Those document were put into place by learned men and when followed, proved quite good at restraining the more vile excesses. Unfortunately, they have been ignored for far too long.

So go fuck off with all your bullshit about racism. And fuck you too, for automatically assuming that everyone posting on SlashDot is Caucasian, you arrogantly stupid ass.

Comment: So, this isn't really news, is it? (Score 1) 61

by TrentTheThief (#48590071) Attached to: 'Revolving Door' Spins Between AT&T, Government

After all, the government is corrupt as hell and AT&T... Well, we don't need to rehash that.

Maybe if there was something, so sort of code or something. Some specification for proper and honest behaviour that would forbid dishonest or harmful actions... I wonder what we could call them?

The only solution when something has decayed to this point is to start over. It's time to reboot by using politicians and corrupt bureaucrats as landfill.

Comment: Re:This will be another fuck up (Score 1) 209

It's also fucked up that so many people ignore the enormous problems that still exist for many people trying to register and use the program. Obamacare may have brought some healthcare to many people, but it's going to crash faster than social security.

Shit would work better if medical providers would just charge EVERYONE the same fucking amount that the insurance companies have negotiated. When a person's hospital bill runs $22000 and the insurance company's discount runs their payout to only $3500, there's a fucking problem. If the provider's didn't inflate their charges, then maybe regular people might be able to afford to pay on their own.

If the expense of coverage is higher than a person would pay out of pocket if everyone got the discount, then how the fuck is it helping the situation?

Comment: This will be another fuck up (Score 0) 209

IMHO, they should concentrate their efforts on fixing the fucked up situation with obamacare before haring off on another projects.

Adding another half-working POS project to the mix won't help anyone except the politicians getting bribes to award contracts and the slimy bastards touting their half-assed programming/db/integration skills as being top end.

Comment: What's the Korean word for.... (Score 1) 111

by TrentTheThief (#48505519) Attached to: South Korea Bans Selfie-Stick Sales

"Fucking waste of money"

I understand the motivation behind this, but the proliferation of cheap chips and the rise of the kitchen table chip hacker is putting paid to any particular organization attempting to control what happens to chips that anyone can buy damned near anywhere. They might find and close some small shops, but ultimately, I believe that they are only participating an expensive form of mental masturbation.

There are millions and millions of teens and 20-somethings creating demand for this item. The SK gov't is surely lacking in aggregate mental power if they have concluded that it would be possible to stop the production of the sticks in Korea, or anywhere else for that matter, or to stop their import in shirt pockets and purses, let alone bulk imports from container ships.

Korea will have less success stopping selfie sticks than any country has ever had at stopping people from smoking a weed that grows _everywhere_ except the arctic tundra and Antarctica.

Korea: Be rational, spend the money on something useful, not a meaningless crusade.

Selfie-Sticks==Drugs for narcissistic kids.

"In the face of entropy and nothingness, you kind of have to pretend it's not there if you want to keep writing good code." -- Karl Lehenbauer