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Comment: Re:Metered access, here we come! (Score 1) 406

And exactly why is "metered access" bad? You talked a lot about it but nowhere explained why it is bad, you just seemed to have made an assumption that everybody will think it is bad.

It is pretty obvious from other sales of bandwidth that the actual solution will be a fixed price for up to a threshold which exceeds what most people use, and metering after that. I think that would be an excellent way to charge for internet access.

It would also put some pressure on bloated web sites and ads if people realized they may actually be paying more to download it all.

Comment: Re:Just Askin' (Score 1) 167

by circletimessquare (#49200793) Attached to: Come and Take It, Texas Gun Enthusiasts (Video)

the second amendment refers to a *well-regulated* militia

so if you want to adhere to your actual constitutional rights, then you need training (the 1700s meaning of well-regulated is well-trained) before you get a gun, rather than the current US status quo of handing out guns to any mouth breathing moron who wants one. and with easy guns for any untrained douchebag, we have our pathetic american status quo of high homicide rates

the american legal status quo on guns is not actually in line with the second amendment. we require people to take drivers ed and pass a course before they can drive a car. to be more in line with the second amendment, we need to require people to get gun and safety training, and then pass a test, before getting a gun. thus the *well-regulated* militia refered to in the second amendment

the current understanding of gun rights in the USA is a late 1900s dirty harry style invention of anyone should have a gun, no questions asked. that's not actually the second amendment. why or how do people think they can ignore the *well-regulated* part of the second amendment?

they can't

and we will fix this erroneous late 20th century constitutional activism against the founder's clearly stated intent

Comment: Re:The gun fetishists and ammosexuals think (Score 1) 167

by jedidiah (#49200603) Attached to: Come and Take It, Texas Gun Enthusiasts (Video)

On the other hand, it's been commonplace to carry your gun everywhere in some places. The entire planet is not a concrete jungle in the style of Coruscant quite yet.

Taking your gun to school is only seen as a problem because some people choose to act hysterically when it comes to a particular bit of modern technology. They wallow in their fear and ignorance and take great pride in it. They confuse ignorance with sophistication.

It's seen as "something that's not done" simply because it's taboo and there's a good part of the population that chooses to be intolerant.

Comment: Re:For regulation to work... (Score 4, Interesting) 167

by jedidiah (#49200411) Attached to: Come and Take It, Texas Gun Enthusiasts (Video)

Texas does in fact allow open carry of long guns. What it doesn't allow is open carry of hand guns.

In fact back when the whole Ferguson thing was more of a thing, there was an open carry demonstration by a black shooting club. They marched through one of our large cities (with rifles and shotguns) and deposited themselves next to a number of on duty police officers on their meal break.

No fireworks ensued though. Nobody got over excited. Although it does bear mentioning that the jurisdiction in question does have a black police chief and had a black DA.

Comment: Re:What is systemd exactly? (Score 0) 407

by jedidiah (#49197553) Attached to: Ubuntu To Officially Switch To systemd Next Monday

> Unfortunately slashdot is filled with armchair sysadmins

Nope. Slashdot is filled with people that have been using multiple Unixen since the 80s as well as genuine sysadmins of various kinds. Many of us find systemd problematic just because of the way it's designed.

The term "defective by design" comes to mind.

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