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Comment: Re:The facade (Score 1) 353

by ebyrob (#49572113) Attached to: University Overrules Professor Who Failed Entire Management Class

I spent enough time working and studying in college. I certainly didn't need to put in time "pretending" to learn the way some out of his element ivory tower type thought I should learn his material. Thankfully, when I was in college, the engineering professors pretty much ignored all the pretense that had been upheld in grammar and high-school about learning.

Perhaps because they had themselves studied long and hard enough about something substantial to know that lectures are hardly an efficient method in the first place.

Comment: Re:They should be doing the opposite (Score 4, Insightful) 309

> Having copyright terms that uniform across international boarders is useful.

Useful as an excuse to ping-pong term extensions across the Atlantic. Terms are extending 20 years every 20 years, hardly "limited times" let alone "promoting progress".

Comment: Re:How is bigotry a good thing? (Score 1) 1168

by ebyrob (#49372983) Attached to: Apple's Tim Cook Calls Out "Religious Freedom" Laws As Discriminatory

The freedom to think. What is that now freedom -1?

All "Hate Crime" laws have at their foundation an attempt to control the very thoughts of others. By contrast, the founders of the US realized governments which had "less power" "less control" over their citizens were generally "less oppressive".

I hate to think what a government with the power to control my very thoughts would be like.

My world view says there is only one most difficult and important thing I can change about the world. Myself.

Comment: Re:Default Government Stance (Score 3, Insightful) 194

by ebyrob (#49166667) Attached to: Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications

What part of "Congress shall make no law..." don't you understand? That these "federal laws" are even on the books is just proof of how far we've strayed from constitutional government. That everything nowadays is just wedged under the "commerce clause" is the tip of the Hindenburg.

Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 1) 493

Pretty odd that the "outsiders" could pick out and favor the girls without knowing anything about them, even which name goes with which paper.

Of course, it could be down to better hand-writing by the girls, but hey. Handwriting (communication) is very important even in STEM pursuits.

Comment: Re:Treason is one reason for the existence of 2nd (Score 2) 385

by ebyrob (#48860165) Attached to: FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

... against all enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC. You can throw out the corrupted implementation and keep the founding document quite easily. Maybe minus a couple hundred of the latter amendments. (minus 3 or so good ones: equal rights for women and race, Miranda etc.)

The greatest productive force is human selfishness. -- Robert Heinlein