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Comment: Re:To all candidates (Score 5, Insightful) 343

by ZamesC (#37977824) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Whom Do You Want To Ask About 2012's U.S. Elections?

1) Because the Constitution is not nearly as restrictive as Ron Paul would have us believe. It does enumerate a number of specific powers, but adds "To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers" which allows for much latitude to what is allowed to do.

2a) because there is no violation.
2b) because requiring an amendment (which requires several years at a minimum to pass) for the normal day-to-day actions of the Congress, which so gridlock the national government, as to force to destruction. (IOW, Why do you hate America?)

Comment: Re:Learning (Score 2) 493

by ZamesC (#36837886) Attached to: Can a Playground Be Too Safe?
>> It's the same with women. If the girl didn't have some fun when she was a teenager, she will regret it later and try it when shes 30-40 years old, and usually married. Interesting that you apply that only to women.... Do you: a) find it inconceivable that a man NOT screw around as a teenager or b) feel that such a man would nevertheless NOT regret it later or c) Think it's OK for a married 40 yo man to play around ??

Comment: Re:Streisand Effect (Score 2, Informative) 581

by ZamesC (#36241660) Attached to: Doctors To Patients: First, Do No Yelp Harm
It's more than just NDA. Pretty much all writers (Magazine, newspaper, Ad copywriter etc) sign over their copyright to their employers. That's pretty much what the contract is asking. A key difference is that the writers are being paid, while the doctor is merely offering to perform a service (for which the patient still has to pay)

Comment: Wait a Minute (Score 2) 310

by ZamesC (#35781922) Attached to: Google Cuts Chrome Page Load Times In Half w/ SPDY
Let's say, for example, that Microsoft had: 1) Taken an existing web standard and made proprietary changes to it (promising to make the changes open-source, "in the future"), and 2) Implemented those changes in IE and MSN/Bing/Live.Com making those sites faster when using IE. Wouldn't everyone here being screaming "Anti-trust" and demanding an SEC investigation?

"Don't tell me I'm burning the candle at both ends -- tell me where to get more wax!!"