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Comment: Re:WWJD? (Score 1) 802

That is exactly th solution i would like to see.

Gay/straight/trans/whatever all get a civil union where 2 people cotractually agree to act as a single legal unit form most purposes.
Marriage defined as a religious union between X number of people with no legal recognition, so gay straight trans whatever can get it by simply finding a religious group that accepts them as a valid union between them and their deity/being/force/purpose/pantheon of choice.

Comment: Re:But (Score 2) 69

God does play dice with the universe.

Or at least, marbles.

"God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players(everyone else), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time" ---Terry Pratchett.

Comment: Re:Nothing new (Score 1) 178

Thank you. And you notice how many just gloss over the fact that despite all their "GNU" talk when push comes to shove they throw their convictions right out the windows for better performance?

This is why I think Linux is gonna bleed users after the Win 10 release, I have a feeling most aren't giving as shit about free as in freedom, just free as in beer and with Win 10 being the latter all those bullshitters talking FOSS and GNU are gonna quietly slink away and get their free Win 10 and see the proprietary is faster without all the BS and just not come back.

Why would I ever do tha?t As it stands now I have several legitament free windows keys for the last 5 of so windows desktop OS's and keys for several of the server releases none are used exsept for one WinXP key for VMs and and my duel boot Linux WinXP destop for visual studio. My servers my laptop my other destops run Linux exlusivly. I am likely to never going back to windows without a major reason.

Comment: Re:How About (Score 2) 224

by lister king of smeg (#49306495) Attached to: Chevy Malibu 'Teen Driver' Tech Will Snitch If You Speed

If it's like the Ford model that had a similar feature a few years ago, it's controlled by which key you use - regular key, valet key, teenager key. Yeah, most teens could easily swap keys with Mummy or Daddy, but then Mummy and Daddy will start getting warnings when they speed or play the radio too loud.

only if the teen isn't smart enough to only use the parent key to deactivate the limits on the teen key then return the parent key.

Comment: Re:Should A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer.... (Score 1) 163

by lister king of smeg (#49273021) Attached to: "Hello Barbie" Listens To Children Via Cloud

The potential of the cloud though is that when a Furbie figures out which jokes make his owner-child laugh, other furbies can reorder their lists.

If we can do it safely it seems kinda cool.

Yes but how long until /b/ figures out how to spoof this out and spams their servers sexual and racial epitaphs, thus leading to a furbies becoming the toy equivalent of bucket the chatterbot

Comment: Re:Sorry, it's a drug precursor. Not yours. (Score 1) 132

We can no longer buy iodine, or red phosphorus, or acetyl chloride, because they can be used to make meth. If someone makes a machine that can "print" arbitrary small molecules, what makes you think that The Authorities will view these machines any more tolerantly?

you can also processe those out of other things phospher for example can be processed out of urine (that was how it was discovered in the first place) iodine can be bought at in water purification kits for backpacking. where theres a will theres a way.

Comment: Re:Suggestion for filtering front page stories??? (Score 1) 132

I would like to filter the following ever-expanding list of terms:
3d print, make community, maker, hackerspace, ruby, ruby on rails, disrupt, women in tech, code.org, zuckerberg

I need push updates on:
Bennett Haselton, hugh pickens, and /. beta news.

Thanks a million.

What you really need a greasemonkey userscript to change all Zuckerburg to Zoidberg.

Comment: Re:Becasue... the children! (Score 2) 190

by lister king of smeg (#49246049) Attached to: Powdered Alcohol Approved By Feds, Banned By States

That's not the real reason, they don't want anyone sneaking booze into place where they'd otherwise spend money on beer and drinks. Like stadiums, concerts, etc.

Don't believe everything a politician tells you, they get money from Bud, Coors, and Jack Daniels.

then why don't Bud Coors and Jack Daniels just make their own branded powdered alcohol.

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