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Comment: Re:this is a good thing (Score 1) 188

by dryeo (#47443965) Attached to: Geographic Segregation By Education

The real problem is that wealth makes people act like spoiled children and having a bunch of spoiled children move into your town is the shits. Rich people feel more entitled, have less empathy, are less generous and often are just arseholes. There have been numerous studies to back this up as well and the more the spread between the wealthy and the poor grows, the worse things will become. Perhaps it'll lead to successful revolts or perhaps it'll be like the peasant revolts that started in the 14th century and had zero successes.
One article, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/ru...

Comment: Re:Seriously, an iphone? (Score 1) 140

by dryeo (#47438181) Attached to: Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security

It is generally considered that certain fundamental rights exist outside of law so while American law governs America, it does not mean that America should just ignore rights outside of America. Even worse America has a long history of actually forcing regime change, which breaks sovereignty.

If America truly does threaten your freedoms I assume you must be doing something unsavory and special.

Yes, the evil of playing my legally bought DVD on my computer after breaking the encryption on it.

Comment: Re:Yay big government! (Score 1) 302

It's not me that is making it an either/or proposition. There are some posters who always claim that business is inherently better then government due to government having a monopoly on force.
I agree that you can have government without the regulatory bodies that exist to help the regulated industries though how to get there I'm not sure.

Comment: Re:I'm shocked! (Score 1) 273

by dryeo (#47436247) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

Politicians really hate being spied on or even having their publicly available stuff made public. My PM has never eaten in public as its private yet him and his crew continuously push for laws to spy on everyone and keep all the data, for the children. First it was child porn and anyone not with the government were child molesters and now it is internet bullies.
The minister who was really pushing spying to stop child porn got very uptight when his publicly available divorce papers were published and everyone found out that he was screwing the babysitter for 8 years while married.
This is the real problem with politicians and such, they assume everyone is crooked like them.

Comment: Re:Yay big government! (Score 2) 302

Given no government oversight business will have private security with the power to abuse people. History has shown rather then jailing they'll mutilate and kill as it is more cost effective. In the Americas Columbus started it by cutting off the hands of the natives who were not producing. There is the whole history of slavery which was run by private enterprise, companies such as the East India company and the Hudson Bay company both of which had powers usually reserved to government, the Pinkerton Detective Agency who were often hired to kill union people and other outstanding examples like the Congo Free State, a whole country ran by private business, once again they cut the hands of of people who weren't productive enough.
Since the ultimate goal of capitalism is to acquire a monopoly and given lack of government, business willing to do anything to acquire and keep that monopoly, a world ran by pure business would not be pleasant no matter what the businesses tell you.

Comment: Re:What difference now does it make? :) Sunk costs (Score 1) 354

by dryeo (#47422279) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

We've signed almost a dozen countries up to buy some and spread the costs out.

You mean strong armed almost a dozen countries to buy some. The fucking thing is useless for extreme conditions as it only has one engine and experience shows that redundancy is really good to have in situations like flying in the arctic, probably the desert too.
I can just imagine the statistics after 10 years of operation, 0 loses in combat (due to being scared to actually use it), 50% loses in training exercises.

Comment: Re:What difference now does it make? :) Sunk costs (Score 1) 354

by dryeo (#47422229) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

The F-35 is a compromise design.
Mostly it compromises its ability to loiter on the target, carry large amounts of munitions, and dogfight.
So as long as you don't want to do any of those things, the F-35 is better than older weapons.

You forgot lose an engine and keep flying.

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