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Comment Re:Corporations are people, like it or not. (Score 0, Troll) 336

If we treat Corporations as persons in any context, they must be treated as persons in every context.

No. Let's give an example. You are being an idiot here in this context. Does that mean I should treat you as an idiot for every context? Like your job, for example? "I saw that Slashdot post last night, so here's someone to take with you when you need to perform motor functions related to your job, eat, or wipe your ass."

Comment Re:Yet another DARPA idea straight out of sci-fi (Score 1) 123

So it's kinda far fetched to plan on 0wnzoring your opponent's radars remotely by sending out data packets taking advantage of an exploit that your opponent can just patch with a firmware upgrade.

Even something as simple as a DoS attack that results in "enemy only gets 50% of orders" or "orders come 60 seconds later" could render a fairly valuable tactical advantage.

Comment Re:Users. (Score 1) 210

It's hard to learn that except by experience. I mean, I learned that lesson when I was like 12, but many people don't learn it. Teaching is necessary.

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams

Comment Re:Nothing "2.0" (Score 1) 140

Would someone tell me how this happened? We were the fucking vanguard of Web tech in this country. The Web 1.0 was the Web to own. Then the other guy came out with a Web 2.0. Were we scared? Hell, no. Because we hit back with a little thing called the Web 3.0. That's three point zero with parallel synergetic AJAX. For multimedia. But you know what happened next? Shut up, I'm telling you what happened—the bastards went to Web 4.0. Now we're standing around with our keyboards in our hands, selling Web 3.0 with AJAX. Multimedia or not, suddenly we're the chumps. Well, fuck it. We're going to Web 5.0.

Sure, we could go to Web 4.0 next, like the competition. That seems like the logical thing to do. After all, three worked out pretty well, and four is the next number after three. So let's play it safe. Let's make a heavier javascript library and call it the ZQuery. Why innovate when we can follow? Oh, I know why: Because we're a business, that's why!

You think it's crazy? It is crazy. But I don't give a shit. From now on, we're the ones who have the edge in the Web versioning game.

What part of this don't you understand? If Web 2.0 is good, and Web 3.0 is better, obviously Web 5.0 would make us the best fucking Web that ever existed. Comprende? We didn't claw our way to the top of the Web game by clinging to the Web 2.0 industry standard. We got here by taking chances. Well, Web 5.0 is the biggest chance of all.

Comment Re:health insurance is like auto insurance now (Score 1) 2424

All of you tea-partiers have missed your true calling, you need to become political consultants for overseas elections.

I mean, since its so obvious the residents of foreign countries hate their healthcare systems so much, and are suffering so much, a "let's do healthcare like they do it in the United States" political platform ought to be a shoe-in for victory!!!!

Yes, the rich and the powerful will occasionally come to the United States for treatment, because yes, we have the most advanced healthcare tech in the world. The rich and the powerful will always have the best treatment options, and don't think anyone is pollyannish enough to think that they will get the same access to healthcare as someone like Bill Gates or Steve jobs.

But, for the day-to-day routine health care procedures, like hernias, appendectomies, respiratory therapy, etc.., does anyone think the idea of ruining a person financially (including draining all 401ks, savings accounts, and in many states taking homes... yes, collection agencies will do all of this) is the best way to treat a person who is insolent enough to have a burst appendix when they are unemployed...

Thats a personal anecdote BTW. Not myself, but a good friend, had appendicitis with no health insurance, got turned away at several places, and did not get treated until it was partially (I didn't even realize they could partially tear) ruptured.. Now's he's got over 90k of bills for a condition that could have been treated with a 20 minute outpatient surgery... Luckily we live in a state with a homestead exemption, but not all states are like this

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux