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Comment Oh. Really. (Score 1) 75

Your desires are very unchristian.

I'm deeply fascinating as to how you would broad-jump to this completely novel conclusion. Please. By all means. Do share the development of your thought in arriving at this conclusion. As a life-long student of the Bible, I crave the enlightenment that must surely follow.

To "walk away", you are more than welcome to shed your citizenship if it is such a heavy burden.

So, might one say you're somewhat in favor of obviating a Convention of States to allow a peaceful harmonization of all the disparate political expressions of our day?

Comment Re:Let's presume you're being honest for a moment (Score 1) 75

If this were the 40s or 50s you would be on the same bandwagon against interracial marriage too

Please insert your bogus counterfactual in your orifice of choice. You soil yourself with such.

And then there's your ongoing denial that racism is still widespread.

I have never denied that Affirmative Action is widespread and, in coordination with the media, fanning the flames of racism.
You should come to my totally rainbow church and disabuse yourself of some of your own wrongheadedness.

Comment Re:The answer is, "Republiucans and Democrats" (Score 1) 28

the action in Afghanistan is as anti constitution as it gets

To try to agree with you, our foreign policy is a dog that lifts its leg all over the Constitution's ideals of limited government. Sure.
But there is no Constitutional template for a "declaration of war"; thus, all that hideously expensive activity (I spent about a year in close observation) is pretty much predicated upon tradition, precedent, and the whim of whatever tool wins the election. If there was an impeachment basis in the Constitution, I'm confident that W would've been cashiered, and probably #OccupyResoluteDesk, too.
The neoconism is mostly bollocks, AFAICT; what's lacking is any sensible, consistent alternative.

Comment Re:No. It won't be (Score 1) 104

I think the hold up is that ARM needs to be comparable in terms of computing power to Intel. Right now ARM's great as a low power platform (though Intel is seriously catching up) but Chromebooks are a very conspicuous case where ARMs are used in an environment they're almost never seen in.

I don't think the problem is the ABI. Apple has solved that three times before, 68K to PowerPC, and PowerPC to ix86 and ix86-64. The solutions weren't beautiful, but they worked. And the PowerPC to two different Intel APIs transition occurred with the current generation of operating system.

If ARM makes sense, they'll switch to it. I just don't see why they would - yet.

Comment Re:Are mass shootings a false flag? (Score 1) 75

In the case of the UCC shooter I do not believe so. I believe it is far more likely that autistic mom and autistic son shared an autistic obsession about guns. Autistic son had headbanging stim. Autistic Mom who was studying to be a nurse went crazy with the perscription meds to control the headbanging. One day, kid loses control, takes 6 guns out of the collection of more than 20, goes and shoots up the nearest gun-free zone he knows about, which happens to be the college he's enrolled in.

Seems very straightforward to me.

Comment Re:The missing link is mental illness (Score 1) 75

Your article failed to address side effects from antidepressant medication, which is the *specific* co-morbidity. Yes, general mental illness does not necessarily create violence, but it is specifically listed in the potential side effects of drugs like Zoloft and Lithium.

Suicide is also a danger with these drugs (which makes me think anti-depressants are rather, well, misnamed).

Suicide by cop even more so. And for that you need, gasp, potential or real random victims.

Comment Re:Why the lack of interest? (Score 2) 143

I'm not sure there's ever been that much interest. It's more of a theoretical standard, useful for people packaging binaries with hard coded paths, but even that isn't particularly useful right now. The LSB lost credibility from the Debian side from the start by picking the rival RPM as the packaging manager, and while I gather that different was papered over in time, the other fundamental issues - differing library versions, different standards for inclusion, etc - that prevent the concept of a "universal" package never got resolved.

It's probably a good thing it's going, a bad mostly ignored "standard" is probably worse than no standard at all, as it leads developers to make assumptions about what's available that they probably shouldn't.

Comment Re:The missing link is mental illness (Score 1) 75

Yes, but a symptom that is comorbid enough with mass random shootings that I believe a medical records and prescriptions check should be a basic part of buying a gun from a licensed dealer.

You will still get idiots like Adam Lanza though, who obtain their weapons from family members. But maybe you'll at least notice the occasional guy living alone who tries to buy a gun legally, before he obtains one illegally, and goes to Forest Park in Portland, OR to take pot shots with a sniper rifle at Big Pink.

People are always available for work in the past tense.