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Comment: Re:Nature of tort reform (Score 1) 463

by strikethree (#47801869) Attached to: 33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

LOL. You assume that I am a young illegal drug user. Again, you are naive. I am a 47 year old male who makes more than $100k year and I get drug tested regularly.

Again, if someone wants to do drugs, society is better off not interfering as the interference causes more problems than it solves.

For some weird reason, you and people like you seem to persist in thinking that outlawing something prevents that something from happening. I think the evidence is in and is very clear: Making drugs illegal does NOT prevent drugs from being used and it does not even significantly reduce the incidence of the usage of drugs (or alcohol, but same difference).

If you make drugs, alcohol, prostitution, etc illegal, you will NOT stop those things from happening, which I am assuming is the end goal of making it illegal. Worse, making those things illegal causes a host of other issues including a much higher incidence of death... but yeah. Keep on keeping on. It is all fun and games until it is your own daughter or son caught up in that shit. Reality may visit you then. Hopefully you will get a more practical viewpoint then... but I am not holding my breath. It is more important to be morally right than to actually care about people.

Comment: Re:Just tell them (Score 1) 1236

I did use some profanity in my previous post but I consider that casual language. There is no combat here.

I lived and worked in California for over 7 years. I honestly saw no sexism there. San Diego to be exact. I worked in 4 different jobs there, one as a consultant where I met lots of people. Many of them very successful and wealthy women. Lawyers, judges, doctors, business real estate owners, etc.

None of the places I worked at in California would have tolerated sexism or racism of any sort. I worked alongside more males than females but all of the females were treated the same as the males. If they could contribute, they were fully accepted. If not, not so much... but the same standard applied to males.

In Colorado, none of the people I know are racist or sexist (I did know a person or two who was racist in San Diego). None of the places I have worked at or currently work at would tolerate racism or sexism at all. I am sure there are some racist and sexist people there and everywhere but it sure seems to not be very prevalent at all and nobody that I know would tolerate such absurdities.

In summary, there are plenty of reasons to dislike or disrespect people. Why add to the mix with silly stuff like race or gender?

Quick anecdote, my daughter took her car to the dealer for service and was charged $3k for services that were not needed. Was it sexism or preying on naivete? Grrrr. Regardless, it was wrong.

Comment: Re:Nobody else seems to want it (Score 1) 727

by strikethree (#47782603) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

I predict that a current generation mainline i7 and i5 will be sufficient for any "desktop" task more or less for ever (or until we move away from a physical interface like keyboard / mouse and touchscreens).

Do not confuse the current state of stagnation with what will actually happen. You could have said the same thing about web browsers back in the IE6 days: It does everything that is needed and there is no more advancement in sight.

Things WILL change. More processing power will be needed. Current paradigms (not buzzword bingo paradigms) will become outmoded. New ways of programming and solving problems will come to pass. Tomorrow? No. The market has been captured and is being thoroughly raped. It can not stay this way forever though.

Comment: Re:Honest question from a non-USian (Score 1) 98

If somebody here has had FBI help for small-dollar crimes where that was their only option, then I'd love to hear counterexamples.

Quite a few years ago, I found out that the FBI will not move if the dollar value is below $5,000. I am sure that point has gone up, not down.

Comment: Re:Just tell them (Score 1) 1236

Tell them that it's their first instinct because they don't want to believe that they could be part of the problem, however slightly.

You must travel in some fucked up social circles. I do not see this type of behavior at all. Maybe Colorado is just full of nicer people? You people seem to live in some seriously fucked up sections of the planet.

What I see around me is that people act as people without regard to their gender. Yes, women generally act differently than men and Mexicans generally act differently than Koreans. Not generally a problem.

It just blows me away that there is all this crazy shit going on elsewhere and everyone assuming it is the same way everywhere else. It is not. Yes, there are always some people who do fucked up things. You can not get rid of those people because new ones keep being born.

To conclude, women are not being held down by men everywhere and it is absurd for you to assume that they are. Move to Colorado. It seems nicer out here.

Comment: Re:Nature of tort reform (Score 1) 463

by strikethree (#47773705) Attached to: 33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

No one is forcing them to do drugs.

Indeed. But YOU and people like you are forcing the money they spend on drugs into criminal enterprises. Which was entirely the point.

I can already hear you now: "But, but if they did not DO the drugs in the first place, it would not be a problem."

Carry on with your naivete kind sir. Carry on.

Comment: Re:NT is best (Score 1) 190

by strikethree (#47773673) Attached to: Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated

I think you are not realizing exactly how long ago this was. Debian existed, yes. Debian had no safety rails at the time. No distributions did. This was when Slackware was still below version 2. I was upgrading (manually) to version 2.3 iirc. RPM for Redhat was still in its infancy as well.

Comment: Re:It's IPCC...not IPPC (Score 1) 544

by strikethree (#47772281) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

The climate is currently taking a 'hiatus' from warming due to the alleged storage of heat in the deep ocean.

I am not part of this Global Warming thing; either for or against. I believe in trying not to affect the environment as much as possible and I am aware of all of the yelling and screaming; however, heating the deep parts of the ocean scare me like building an atom bomb in my basement scares me.

Do you recall the huge tsunami that hit Indonesia, Thailand, etc? IIRC it was back in 2007 or so. That was nothing compared to what heating the depths of the ocean will do. The ocean is HUGE and the thermal inertia is just O.M.F.G. huge. Storing that much energy on the planet can only be a VERY bad thing. I have no idea what will happen because of that amount of energy being stored but it will not be good if it is not released again VERY slowly and carefully.

Comment: Re:And this is how we get to the more concrete har (Score 1) 523

by strikethree (#47772237) Attached to: Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

I remind him that Jesus founded the Catholic Church as His Church and thus it and the Pope speak for God; and it says so in the Bible

Say what? I have read through several versions of the christian bible and at no point do I recall Jesus founding the Catholic Church.

In Wikipedia terms: Citation Needed.

Comment: Re:Watermarks? (Score 1) 126

by strikethree (#47772211) Attached to: GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

As long as the watermark does not interfere with the quality, I am 100% for watermarks. I fully and emphatically support the right of a creator to be acknowledged throughout all of time to be the creator and to possibly profit off of the piece that was created. The profit part implies some sort of copyright laws but it should be noted that I strongly and emphatically despise current copyright law.

In short, anything that does not affect the use by the person paying for the copyrighted work is fair game.

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