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Comment: Re:Word on the street is that SW rocked (Score 1) 20

by smitty_one_each (#48920359) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Starts Kampaigning

which goes well with your general disdain for organized labor. What you have not answered though is why this particular type of freedom of association should be banned when others are not.

I think the IRS, and the general expansion of the administrative state, offer literally hundreds of thousands of reasons why.

If someone choses of their own free will to be part of a union how is that different from choosing of their own free will to be a member of a specific church?

Crazy thing is, we don't have churches making decisions about how to regulate the lives of random people. I really don't know how to make this distinction more obvious to the oblivious.

Comment: Re:So your point then... (Score 1) 33

by smitty_one_each (#48920333) Attached to: Props to William Jacobson

My point is that the whole "morally blameworthy" is excessively squishy.

Only for the rationalizing sack of crap in the crowd, or those who place religious levels of faith in the state.

your original thesis here is that if the high capacity magazine ban where equally enforced (and existed where the interview you mention took place) then your Mr. Gregory would be expecting to serve jail time.

The other direction the reaction could go is that people say "Ah, all of these DC abridgements of the Second Amendment are a pile of crap, and we should strike them."
Whacky thing is, the state never seems to just relinquish power, and let liberty flower. . .

Comment: Re:Word on the street is that SW rocked (Score 1) 20

by smitty_one_each (#48918567) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Starts Kampaigning

in opposition to your political ambition of putting all government employees out of work

Oh, far from it!
[tasteless_joke] I'd rather put all government employees in work camps [/tasteless_joke]
By which I really mean to say, if you're just going to ascribe ambitions to me wantonly, why not go big?

you would still be a government employee working for the community college.

If one enjoys teaching, is it really work?

Although it seems a lot of your heroes have been collecting checks from the government for some time, so maybe that doesn't bother you.

Are you asserting that government employees should work for free? Wouldn't that be, essentially, stealing their labor from them? A shockingly immoral thought.

Comment: Re:So your point then... (Score 1) 33

by smitty_one_each (#48918383) Attached to: Props to William Jacobson
What marriage issue? Marriage remains marriage, despite the liars. The real bummer on the equality front is that the analysis has not arrived at the libertarian realization that marriage should not be a province of the state, period.
Instead, we have the spectacle of one definition of 'Morality' being supplanted by another, and you sanctimoniously pretending that it's not an equal and opposite imposition. [golf clap]

Comment: Re:Unity? (Score 2) 27

by squiggleslash (#48917429) Attached to: Game Hack-A-Thon Attracts Teams At 500+ Sites Worldwide

Also they shouldn't use these silly "C" compiler thingies, instead they should use a couple of wires to short circuit a PCB until the program is in memory!

I think using a game engine is perfectly acceptable in 2015. I don't think we're going to get an avalance of original game ideas if we force everyone who has a great idea for something to learn OpenGL and DirectX.

Comment: Re:Price (Score 1) 3

by squiggleslash (#48916233) Attached to: Is the Touch UI irredeemable?

There really was an argument, I was there, I heard people get very angry about it. You can dismiss them as neckbeards, but the two major users of (IBM/Clone) PCs at that time were business users and computer enthusiasts of all ages, and both were hesitant to use WIMP interfaces.

The PC1512, that I mentioned, wasn't wonderful (6MHz 8086 IIRC, which while better than 4.77MHz 8088 was still hardly a speed demon), but GEM on it was smooth, more or less an equal to the Atari ST in performance. But few people touched GEM. The feeling was that GEM was easy to use but it was getting in the way.

What happened in 1990 wasn't that computers got cheap enough to tolerably run a GUI OS. Macs, Amigas, Atari STs, and GEM-running PCs predate 1990 considerably. What happened was that in 1990 IBM PC clones became available that tolerably ran a multitasking WIMP OS.

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