With unknown quantities of browser and associated exploits out there, it really would be smart to restrict the visiting unscrupulous sites to inside a VM, where you can revert to a known-clean snapshot with the click of a button.
Yes, Slashdot is "News for Nerds". But we don't come here to passively "consume" news. We come here to actively debate the news. That's what makes Slashdot different.
Not only can we all come here and read and then talk about the nerdly news, but as it happens often enough, the nerds actually making the news are members here themselves. From physicists and IT guys at CERN, Linux and other OSS coders, celebrity nerds, spooks at the NSA (they're posting GNAA trolls on their lunch break, and we all know it), university students working on some cool project, etc. etc. I can't count the number of times I was browsing the comments of a story, and one of the subjects actually involved crops up and joins the conversation; and you know, that's pretty freaking cool.
As a collective, we're the circus performers, the contributors, the commentators, and the critics, all at once. Where else do you find this on the net? Nowhere. As far as I know, Slashdot is unique in this regard.
I'm envisioning it. Something kind of like lemonparty, goatse, and tubgirl rolled up into one mass of seething, twitching flesh?
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There's no paperwork or 'security check' outside title work, and whatever else goes on down at the DMV which would preclude an individual from owning tanks that might be light enough for operation on the road. They just have to have headlights and signals like any other vehicle. I suppose if it's heavy enough you might need a commercial / heavy vehicle driver's license. If you want to operate it on private property, you certianly wouldn't need any of that.
All "guns" must be inoperable.
That's where you need the background checks, fella. So long as it's breech loaded, any non-sporting gun with a bore over 0.50" falls under the 'destructive device' category, and requires a background check, registration with the BATFe, and a $200 transfer tax. The ordnance might also require such registration. But if you're rich as Bill Fucking Gates, and assuming there are no state or local laws which say otherwise, and the guns are properly registered, you very well could drive a tank down the road with a functional 105mm main gun, functional
America, Fuck Yea.
More jump cuts and less substance than a Micheal Bay movie. That's an impressive development in itself!
You seem to be under the impression that libertarianism is some kind of strict monolithic orthodoxy. Because of this, I can only assume you believe it to be an affliction caused Libertarian Ideal Particles, which have infinitely negative mass and are transmitted at velocities much faster than light, which are beamed right into the brains of those who are naturally predisposed towards libertarianism, from the Libertarian Hive-mind on Planet Bob, moon of the fifth planet orbiting 55 Cancri, an exoplanet believed to have a particularly eccentric orbit.
Yeah. About that... It's not.
Don't forget about Santa Claus. He sees you when you're sleeping and he knows when you're awake. He's a mighty perverted creep, for goodness sake!
No-one has "bought" the USD that might be in your bank account, either.
Wrong. You bought them. With your time. Assuming the primary reason you have currency in your bank is that you have an actual job, that you aren't some kind of mooch / thief / scammer / or otherwise use other people's capital to your benefit.
How does one compensate for a dozen of instruments that were hand-made by the player from rare materials?
For each of the people responsible and their immediate superiors: Eight hours per week of volunteer work at the local elementary schools for the next twenty years, consisting of listening to the 3rd grade music class practice Mary Had a Little Lamb on their flutes, while hand-carving flutes for the next year's class, with no chance of parole. And they have to like it. If the 3rd graders suspect, in the least, that their performances aren't thoroughly enjoyed...30 lashes in public with the cat-o-nine-tails.
60 Minutes has a long list of journalistic fuckups, misrepresentations, poor research and intellectual dishonesty going back at least 30 years.
I'm just surprised to see them so flagrantly sit at the right hand of the Ministry of Truthiness, as they did in this piece.
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