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Comment Good start (Score 1) 41

Thank you! I would prefer this enshrined as a constitutional right rather than a legislative one, but it's a start.

Ideally, have an amendment stating one's papers w r t the 4th Amendment, shall include but not be limited to electronic records, data storage, and transmissions wherever they may occur.

This could conceivably happen via Supreme Court decision as they love "evolving standards and expectations" to alter what is and is not constitutional for the government to do. Current warrantless invasiveness is based on an ancient ruling about phone records, being in the business, are not something a reasonable person expects privacy over. Now they do.

Comment Re:Maybe (Score 1) 385

They did this with fuel efficiency -- earlier tests had no load so, while reasonable for comparison between vehicles, poorly reflected actual milage So they tightenedup the test so actual milage is much closer to listed.

In any case, this scandal will hit US companies, and we can watch as those screaming for multibillion dollar fines come up against millions of retirees seeing their meal tickets clobbered.

Comment Re: Jews In Space! (Score 1) 50

Idiot downmodders, go learn some history. There's an apocryphal meme floating around that Hitler hampered Germany's nuclear physics by forbidding using Einstein's stuff because he was Jewish.

This sarcastically called those "Jewish physics" in this context.

God damn, those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Get back to tumblr or wherever the hell you edumicated yourself.

Comment Re:What they really need (Score 2) 378

This was on top of 15 years of ridiculous increases. In the early 2000s my house went up $500 a year. When I moved out after 10 years, the last two of which had a similar 2% max, the taxes had gone from $4200 to $7800.

Greedy politicians can suck it. Taxes are not even yet down to where they should be. Politicans ripped off citizens for years for amounts tied to house prices AKA housing bubble inflation rather than general inflation.

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six week vacation so i played advance wars Dual Strike, i also got the 'golden sun' rpg for ds, and a couple other games. sleep cycle been all over the map, went to a few fast foods that promptly got a lobby repair and a broken drinking fountain. this is why you don't yell 'change nothing' into a command prompt when a polymorphic virus that has spread via the internet to infect the entire cluster oh, come off it you guys lie too, but my head is fucked up and i wanted it 'fixed' cause replayin

Comment Re:A remarkable number of people are idiots (Score 1) 362

What would be nice is our representatives only being on committees where they could prove they were competant on the subject matter.

Prove to who, by what standards? Maybe a legislator should be good at understanding the constitution, the wheels of policy making, the nature of government finance, etc., and then do what committees do ... bring in experts to testify so they'll hear from experts who specialize in the subject matter. An elected representative is supposed to be an expert at being a legislator. Expecting them to be fully formed IT experts or doctorate level virologists or masters of manufacturing processes is completely missing the point.

Comment Re:A remarkable number of people are idiots (Score 5, Funny) 362

This is why I'm seriously advocating that the weight of one's vote should be proportional to his knowledge + intelligent.

Does that mean that my vote will count more than yours, because I know the difference between "intelligent" and "intelligence?"

Be careful how you tell other people to measure things.

Comment Fries cooked with trans fats legally too! (Score 2) 50

McDonald's should take the opportunity to fund a $50 million pre-launch that lands a small habitat on the moon, well-stocked and waiting, for an extended stay if necessary (this is how we should go to Mars BTW) complete with a tiny McDonald's in it where they can buy four Big Macs, run by one astronaut who is also a legal McDonald's employee.

McDonald's, are you listening?

The two most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison