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Comment Re: Gots to find more ways to avoid taxes (Score 2) 533 533

That's funny, because during that time period, I got a ticket for speeding, a bill from the IRS, taxes were taken out of my pay check every week, and my neighbor's EBT card continued to work to buy groceries. The VA didn't kick my dad out of the hospital.

Well, let's see... Speeding ticket -- a service provided by the state, county, or city you were busted in IRS bill -- well, we've privatized the Post Office and generating a bill doesn't require people (or it was mailed before the shutdown). Payroll taxes -- taken out by a private payroll provider, usually, and sent to the gubmint EBT -- administered by the state, usually through the counties As for the VA -- they are funded in advance a bit and the shutdown didn't last long enough for them to run out of money.

Comment New Article Summary (Score 1) 238 238

"Not content with the profitability of Slashdot, researchers at DICE have their sights set on a new beast of a website that could have a negative content impact of 80 to 100 percent. The “leading provider of specialized websites” announced that it was hatching plans for an horrendous successor to Slashdot.org with an experimental rollout, which was quickly shit upon by the Slashdot community, resulting in an “apology” this week. The idea is to consider different Slashdot designs that will result of greater monetization of contributed assets— much more money. DICE wrote it was looking for a major redesign in order to create a website more accessible and shareable by a wider audience. "The existing site is fine. Fuck beta."

Comment Re:Planned intimidation tactic (Score 1) 1034 1034

There is another side of coin: The more footage of every person there is, the more opportunities you have to find something incriminating or blackmail worthy. I am not afraid of cops getting free pass on some assaults.

I am afraid of future where anyones life is easily pieced together from footage gathered from hundreds/thousands walking cameras, analyzed for weaknesses and exploited. Anytime you run afoul of little pointless law, anytime you do something that can easily be taken out of context to villify you, any secret you might want to keep secret.

If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.

I wonder how many pictures or minutes of video it takes...

Comment Re:time for a outsouring tax? (Score 1) 427 427

Better idea don't tax companies, tax people. I don't know who thought taxing companies was a good idea, I haven't heard a single reason why we should be doing it and all it does is worsen an already terrifying labor region issue.

Corporations are people, my friend.

Comment Re:Chicago Teachers Rip 'Big Money Interest Groups (Score 2, Insightful) 404 404

It is illegal for a group of CEOs to join an organization dedicated to fixing prices. Or did you think that was a bad idea too? Both concepts undermine competition and are bad for everyone except those in the organization.

Nice straw man, but you unintentionally pointed to exactly the right comparison. CEOs head organizations which are comprised of many people gathering together to obtain mutual benefit, namely pooled resources that allow members of the organization to engage in activities and reap benefits that they could not individually. These folks all gather together to have greater bargaining power in the market. We even privilege these collectivist organizations under law by providing the individual members immunity for the (negative) actions of the organization.

Comment WTB Actual Editor (Score 3, Informative) 181 181

Android 4.0 Upgrade For Sony Xperia Smarphones Opens a Pandora Box

It's a smartphone, ffs, and the box is Pandora's.

I'm beyond even thinking about asking Slashdot to edit; I know that's too much to ask for. Could you at least run a fucking spell check?

Comment Re:I am planning to move to NC (Score 3, Informative) 1167 1167

nobody voted for him, he was appointed to replace salazar

Bennett was apppointed to replace Ken Salazar in 2009, but he was elected to the office in 2010. About 48% of the nobodies who voted in Colorado that year picked him. One of them is now thinking of unpicking him in 2016.

Comment Re:Technically Legal (Score 2, Insightful) 1193 1193

Their motto is Do No Evil not Do Nothing Illegal

Now, we can argue whether they actually follow that, but using tactics so convoluted that you have to have a team of lawyers and get approval from the IRS to set them up in order to avoid supporting the society that makes your business possible is evil.

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