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Comment: Re: Yo Dawg I Heard You Like Water (Score 1) 273

by belg4mit (#45653097) Attached to: Scientists Discover Huge Freshwater Reserves Beneath the Ocean

You might want to recheck your "facts." The prevailing theory is that excess fire surpression has lead to more dramatic wildfires, not a lack of "timbering." Indeed, selective harvesting of mature trees for more board-feet also leaves the forest more vulnerable to fires, since younger trees as are not as able to withstand them.

Comment: Ubunut 10.0.4 worls (Score 1) 312

by belg4mit (#43532419) Attached to: The Dark Side of Amazon's New Pilots

Amazon is being particularly uncool about this. When I submitted a ticket this weekend I got a message back a day later thanking me for my suggestion that they add support for Android, when the point was thay it had already been supported!

Fortunately(?) streaming is working on my desktop with FF17 under Lucid Lynx (the previous LTS).

Comment: Re:Nothing to see here (Score 1) 344

by belg4mit (#43277785) Attached to: The ATF Not Concerned About 3D Printed Guns... Yet

Right, I said the ight to bear arms was granted to protect other rights as a matter of last resort.
That does not make it natural or intrinsic. By the logic that any potential means of self-defense
must be permitted, regardless of repurcussions and efforts to limit those, one has a right to
possess an M-28 Davy Crockett. That is of course ridiculous, and I acknowledge thay where one
draws the line with regards to what weaponry is reasonable to permit is a sticky one, but I
maintain that does not have a right to any and all forms of them simply by virtue of genus.

Thank you for the reasoned response though.

Comment: Re:Nothing to see here (Score 0) 344

by belg4mit (#43277441) Attached to: The ATF Not Concerned About 3D Printed Guns... Yet

Natural rights are unabridgable, like life, liberty, pursuit of happiness*.
Your right to a handheld explosive-powered projectile launcher is not natural.
It is a right, but it does not come directly from being a human. However it is
granted to you in the recognition that it may be necessary to exercise it as a
last resto to defend other rights e.g; home invasion or tyrranical regime.
However guns are not the end all be all of anything.

* or liberty, equality, brotherhood; or whichever set of similar principles one cherishes.

For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out. -- Andy Capp