Offhand, I think the libertarians should be free to purchase as many incandescent light bulbs as they wish, but they should be bundled with the bulbs average lifetime kWh of electricity when given typical use. Then you should get a monthly rebate for the electricity as you use it. So you could buy your incandescent bulb for $20 (or whatever), and get a dime back each month. Or you could buy an LED bulb for $15 (or whatever) and get a nickel back each month.
Computer science is a poor substitute for teaching logical argument and mathematical logic. But if they're going to teach computer science, I hope that doesn't mean "how to use Excel."
The rules of modern day America are pretty simple. You have liberty to do whatever you like, but DON'T FUCK WITH THE OWNERS.
Lawyers and lobbyists have come a long way since 1858; with enough lawyers and lobbyists today, ScrewCorp could patent a pencil colored yellow.
The United States government has never had better timing! I'd sign up now, but I figure you guys have got it covered already, OK?
Yes, it's exactly the stupidest thing they could possibly do, with the possible exception of burning all issues of The Guardian for the next week or two.
But thugs just can't resist being thugs, just like snakes can't resist being snakes. Sure, there are copies, but that's all the more reason to smash this drive to smithereens.
Nah, it's not Linux eating into UNIX's market share. It's stuff like the Debian, RedHat, Android and Ubuntu OS's.
Wow! What a great idea! Light field communication!
Didn't this used to be called "posting a sign?"
People coming from different backgrounds bring different perspectives to the Trayvon Martin shooting. Everyone feels they are right, and everyone feels strongly. Is it possible for commenters to keep that in mind? I see an early post opportunity, so I figure I'll offer the proposal.
One of the things that has bugged (oops) me about the NSA news is the assumption that non-US citizens aren't entitled to privacy. Here the NSA doesn't even need a warrant if it guesses (50%+1) that one of the people communicating is non-US. Why any foreign company would want to use a product from a company that can be forced to feed all info to the NSA is beyond my ability to understand but, then again, those paying for the privilege of using Microsoft products have always been a mystery to me.
Microsoft: (Violating) your privacy is our priority(, because who doesn't love a police state).
"At this rate, within the next five years the stack of DVDs could reach higher than the orbit of the International Space Station."
Use more than one stack. You're welcome.
Yes, Anonymous Coward is an appropriate name for you. Someone who signed up for the military following 9/11 certainly does not need to justify their actions.
Was the Iraq war a "good war?" No, not in my opinion. But that war wasn't started by the military. It was started by the unprosecuted war criminals who were almost voted into positions of power, men like George W "Decider" Bush, Dick "Dick" Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.
And a jury should engage in nullification, to prevent a heroic man from being further punished.
The government is not our country. Our country is defined by the constitution.
The government can be (and has been) bought. Our constitution cannot.
It does seem a bit unfair to build a Department of Snooping, Lying, and Cheating and then complain when it snoops, lies, and cheats. It's so sad that the United States government is now (and has been for at least fifty years) the most frightening enemy of the United States Constitution.