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Comment Re:Sucks (Score 2, Insightful) 431

The problem in the U.S. is not people who don't have skills. People have skills. The problem is that skills aren't valued. If you have skills, you will get paid shit. If you manipulate money, you will get paid a lot. This is why there's been such a geek brain drain into the financial industry. The U.S. does not value working for a living. We value gambling for a living.

Comment Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1) 1083

The states do have wide autonomy to govern themselves. However, they do not have the right to treat some citizens differently than others with respect to rights enacted under state law, because this is expressly forbidden by the 14th Amendment. Laws written by legislatures that conflict with the 14th Amendment are invalid and unconstitutional. The thing that's bizarre about Scalia's dissent is his utter inability to get past his own prejudices, even in the face of a very clearly worded Amendment and previous Supreme Court rulings that used the exact same argument.

Comment Re:The Majority Still Has Follow the Constitution (Score 2) 1083

If the state establishes a marriage right, it is established by the state on behalf of the people, and it is through the peoples' will that this right comes into existence. The 14th amendment simply says that if some citizens have this newly established right, then all citizens must have it. The state can't grant some rights only to a subset of its citizens.

Comment Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1) 1083

Wow, is public school history that woefully bad now? The Declaration was signed in 1776. The Articles of Confederacy were signed in 1777. The U.S. Constitution, which superseded it, was ratified in 1788. The Declaration is a statement of purpose, not a legal document. It was never ratified by the people, nor by any governing body. The earliest that you can say the United States of America existed as a legal proposition was 1777 when the Articles of Confederacy were signed, but the date at which the currently existing United States of America came into being was 1788, when the constitution was ratified. It didn't actually take effect until March 4 of 1789, when the first Congress came into power. It is certainly true that the words in the Declaration were highly influential in the writing of the Constitution, but the Declaration itself has no legal authority. It is a lovely aspirational document, though, and today's decision is another step in the direction of living up to its stated intent.

Comment Re:No support for dynamic address assignment?!? (Score 1) 287

Android, AFAIK, isn't used for servers. That said, using DHCP to configure server IP addresses isn't recommended. What you want is to provision the server IP address using whatever orchestration software you use, so that it has the right address on startup.

Comment Re:No support for dynamic address assignment?!? (Score 1) 287

Actually I used to manage a very large IPv4 network. However, you are correct that I'd never managed an IPv6 network of any size when I was working on RFC 3315, and I don't think any of the other authors had either. And it shows--there are quite a few embarrassing holes in the spec. I'm not going to go down your "what keeps IPv6 from being adopted rathole," because from my perspective IPv6 _is_ being adopted, and I don't feel any need to see it adopted faster. I'm amazed at how much of the Internet I can reach over IPv6, and I'd like people to deploy carefully and correctly, not just think they're doing a drop-in replacement of IPv4 with IPv6 as if they were both the same thing.

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