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Comment: Can we stop worshipping Swartz already? (Score 1) 81

by damn_registrars (#48468367) Attached to: Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor
Swartz was an idiot. This kid was a script kiddie who needed to find a better hobby. Sure the originally leveled charges were absurd and overblown but neither of them were great examples of the potential of the new generation to bring about positive change.

Comment: Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (Score 1) 213

by damn_registrars (#48467303) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

All of them on both lists have "expressed interest"

I disagree. There are several on your list of democrats who have yet to express any interest. This of course does not mean that they won't run but they have not done anything to express interest in pursuing the nomination so far.

Comment: Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (Score 2) 213

by damn_registrars (#48467055) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run
While I agree with the statement of

I'm pretty sure any of the above could beat Carly

It is worth pointing out that the list you just gave is pretty much completely speculative, as none of the names on that list have actually made concrete motions towards running. On the other hand every GOP'er on the list I provided has done something that is clearly designed to build up their presidential campaign.

That of course doesn't mean that none of the people on your list will run, just that none of them are running at this time.

Comment: Re:Gruberology (Score 1) 15

by damn_registrars (#48465993) Attached to: Kevlar Kandidate Kicks Himself
I just quoted you directly. I directly employed the actual words you used to show how you were doing exactly what I said you were doing. You were giving your hero a giant free pass based solely on the what fact?

Or do you want me to follow him around with a video camera 24x7 for the next ~16 months (until he launches his presidential campaign) to see if he commits a charitable act?

Comment: Re:Help me please (Score 1) 10

by damn_registrars (#48465969) Attached to: [TCM] Manifesto reading part 4
That was my reply. I don't know if this is unique to the way slashdot renders for me in firefox but the "Post Anonymously" box sits directly above the "Submit" button. I somehow managed to hit the check box and then the button in one motion. I wish I could just make the "Post Anonymously" button go away completely (or perhaps I just shouldn't write when I'm this tired in the morning).

Comment: Re:Help me please (Score 1) 10

by damn_registrars (#48464543) Attached to: [TCM] Manifesto reading part 4

The people own the means of production.

how do you instantiate this ownership

Here's a little sneak peak at coming attractions:

The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working Men of All Countries, Unite!

Now, I guess for certain very peculiarly small notions of "state" you could say that a consortium of workers joined together could represent a "state", but that is stretching it. The purpose of all this is really that the people who are doing the work are getting crapped on by those who in many cases did nothing more noble than crawl out of the "right" vagina; Marx wanted to see the people who actually do things receive a better part of the pie and a better chance at their own destiny.

Property and means of production are not the same.

One may be a subset of the other

Only in very specific cases. Very few people make their living by pressing a start button on an automaton in the morning and waiting for saleable widgets to pop out by the end of the day.

was Marx for or against private property?

Marx was not opposed to private property. What would be the purpose of making anything if nobody was allowed to own anything? He did not aspire for the workers to rise up only to themselves shut down the factory and go become peasant-farmers.

Marx's opposition in regards to private property lied in its runaway accumulation and how it aided in the oppression of workers, but he did not oppose private property on its own.

To ask such a binary question is absurd, really. If everyone must be either opposed to it or in support of it, then anyone in support of it must be in support of all forms of it. Would a conservative support private ownership of nuclear weapons? Would a conservative support the private ownership of an entire state or nation? Would a conservative support private ownership of other people as private property?

Comment: Re:My interpretation (Score 1) 15

by damn_registrars (#48464203) Attached to: Kevlar Kandidate Kicks Himself

When you evaluate a democrat you insist that they spend their free time conspiring to impose a new world fascist regime

More accurately, I point out that more legislation == less freedom.

Being as we lost more freedom when your guy was in the white house then any time that we've had a democrat in the white house, there is actually a small shred of reality in that statement. Far more legislation was passed into law during terms with republicans in the white house than during terms with democrats there.

when you evaluate a republican you insist that they spend their free time working at soup kitchens and building orphanages.

I find out the most remarkable things about my actions from you.

Considering how quickly you were tripping over yourself to praise him:

So you're saying he's not the sort of hypocrite who trumpets acts of charity. Got it.

When there is no evidence of him performing any such "acts of charity" - and indeed plenty of records of him performing acts for people at the opposite end of the economic scale - I stand by my statement.

Comment: Re:My interpretation (Score 1) 15

by damn_registrars (#48463947) Attached to: Kevlar Kandidate Kicks Himself

there is no record of Scott Walker helping the less fortunate on an individual basis

So you're saying he's not the sort of hypocrite who trumpets acts of charity. Got it.

That is another nice double standard, there. When you evaluate a democrat you insist that they spend their free time conspiring to impose a new world fascist regime, while when you evaluate a republican you insist that they spend their free time working at soup kitchens and building orphanages.

Funny thing is, though, most of a governor's time is reported in one way or another. I haven't heard anything of him investing his spare time in helping less fortunate people.

Comment: The magnitude of Tape:HDD difference is shrinking (Score 1) 237

by damn_registrars (#48463933) Attached to: Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?
For some time the tapes that were readily available had a huge capacity advantage over hard drives. That advantage is quickly shrinking. While there is still an edge in cost-per-TB for tape, that is decaying quickly as well. If tape can't reestablish that advantage we might see LTO and any other remaining formats go the way of the dodo while data centers change to spinning HDDs or even SSDs as the price of the latter continues to come down (while its long-term reliability goes up).

Comment: Re:Help me please (Score 1) 10

by damn_registrars (#48463909) Attached to: [TCM] Manifesto reading part 4

Marx does not aspire to the creation of a giant homogeneous state.

Then who owns the means of production, if not the state?

The people own the means of production. This isn't about the state, and more to the point this is not about a huge mega-state. He plainly stated that he does not admire large homogeneous states where power over a large number of people is wielded by a small group.

Marx certainly H8s private property, as that's what the Bourgeoisie is all about, right?

Property and means of production are not the same.

Comment: Re:Concur (Score 1) 12

by damn_registrars (#48463893) Attached to: Is the message system re-borked?

By "actual information", do you think Gruber is a representative sample?

A representative sample of actual information, only in the sense that you are starting with actual information. You start with a snippet of what he actually said. However, you quickly overextend it.

He seems to capture the overall commitment to veracity, respect for opinion at variance with his own, and dedication to ensuring that the will of We The People is carried out that one knows informs the Left at all levels.

No. You wouldn't stand for a quote from Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, Michael Steele, or Reince Priebus as being indicative of "overall commitment to veracity" for your side, would you? Yet here you have a quote from someone who doesn't hold anywhere remotely near as much power relative to the democratic party as any of those four guys and you insist that he somehow is indicative of the entire party.

Comment: Re:It's hosted externally. (Score 1) 8

by damn_registrars (#48461947) Attached to: Ah hah! The solution to everything!
I should have mentioned also that the AC response to your comment, which listed an alleged list of other sites the certificate was valid for, was interesting:

The certificate is only valid for the following names: stacksocial.com, www.stacksocial.com, deals.droid-life.com, deals.macwareinc.com, deals.thenextweb.com, deals.inetinteractive.com, store.efactor.com, deals.androidguys.com, store.bgr.com, deals.androidauthority.com, deals.androidpit.com, deals.fansided.com, deals.indiegamebundles.com

I haven't bothered to look to see if that is the case or not as I don't plan to use deals.slashdot.org anyways, but it could be an interesting story if it is true...

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