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Comment: Where Does He Stand On the Issues? (Score 5, Insightful) 120

by ohnocitizen (#48899293) Attached to: Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky
This isn't new, we've seen candidates from outside the political establishment try to break in before. What irks me is here is a guy saying "I'm an outsider, support me" as if that and net neutrality ought to be enough. It isn't. I don't know where this guy stands on various matters of civil and human rights, taxation, health care, education, the environment, separation of church and state, etc.

I'm even more suspicious when I see someone railing against "special interest groups", since many of the groups opposing net neutrality (like the EFF) count as special interest groups. That is just a catch all term for groups of people with money that spend it to influence politics. That includes groups we might oppose (like the Koch Brothers or "The Family") and groups we might support (FFRF and the EFF).

If he is serious about winning, he needs to put his cards on the table and let the people he is running to represent know how he will support them on the things they care about. Even if it is simply "I will hold public opinion polls and honor their conclusion". Because right now he is a closed book.

Comment: Re:Outcome of the vote (Score 3, Insightful) 497

by ohnocitizen (#48875467) Attached to: Science By Democracy Doesn't Work
Mod parent up with the result. Also the purpose of the vote. The vote was a strategic tool by one party to get members of the other party on the record about climate change. To what degree that works we'll get to see in the next Senate campaign (if any of the Democrats are able to effectively use it in their campaigns). But this isn't about legislating science - its about applying political pressure to the people who deny science to secure votes. While I am not sure how effective that will be I would love to see bills about creationism hit the federal level. Can you imagine your Senator on the record saying they think creationism is valid science?

Comment: Re:Cool (Score 5, Insightful) 224

by ohnocitizen (#48865407) Attached to: Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'
Instead you'll get atheist or "the wrong religion(tm)" posts being flagged as false. Plus, not all political messages are such that "false will probably do". Which of the following political statements should be marked false?

"The economy was hit hard by the housing crisis"

"Unchecked human industry is negatively impacting the environment"

"Medical expenses are the number 1 cause of bankruptcy in America"

"The US constitution prohibits establishment of religion by congress"

I think all of them are true, but not everyone will agree.

Comment: Re:Kdenlive is getting stable (Score 4, Informative) 223

by ohnocitizen (#48861197) Attached to: The Current State of Linux Video Editing
Second this, kdenlive is decent for quick edit jobs. I can line up multiple videos and substitute or augment audio when I need to. So shooting some footage and adding a soundtrack is doable. Its been super stable for me for a while now - but as with all software your mileage may vary significantly there. It does lack the easy and polish if iMovie and more professional options. I hope it gets there.

Comment: The Mullet Wearing Facebook Generation of Press (Score 3, Insightful) 223

by ohnocitizen (#48707115) Attached to: US Army Could Waive Combat Training For Hackers
"the ponytail wearing Google generation" - that is a hell of a lazy shot in the dark. But such reporting is all too frequently the norm among the latest generation of journalists. "We need to give serious consideration to how the Press could combine the technical expertise of the "Facebook" generation with its more traditional journalistic skills" - said Worthington Alfredingtonshite, god-king of journalists.

Comment: Positives and Negatives to That (Score 1) 129

by ohnocitizen (#48702795) Attached to: Peter Diamandis: Technology Is Dissolving National Borders
If we get truly universal human rights, yes. But is that a given? In some parts of the world what you say can get you killed by the state, or by the church. Some parts of the world will pay for you to have that expensive medical treatment, others will watch you die. In some parts of the world you can have that life saving abortion, and in others you are doomed to die. The list goes ever on. So if we ever evolve to a point where human rights are truly universal, it sounds great.

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