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Comment: Re:Outside help (Score 1) 310 310

So what is your point with this? You want to bring back modern slavery? If you get an education paid by the state, you are not allowed to leave the state? Like in Soviet times?

It works in North Korea. OK, that's hyperbole, but someone has to counteract the usual "you mean like Somalia" bullshit every time someone says something remotely libertarian.

Comment: Re:Outside help (Score 1) 310 310

I'm not sure how someone could call the citizen's refusal to pay taxes, and the government's refusal to collect them, "fiscal conservatism". This reads like an unholy mating of "1984" Newspeak and MSNBC talking heads. It's lawlessness. Fiscal conservatism would be low taxes and low spending-- "small government". That's just what it is; you don't have to agree with it, that's what it's called. But what they have is big (spending) government, yet an unwillingness to demand compliance from the citizens. Even the basement-dwelling internet Marxist understands that a welfare state must be funded.

Comment: Re:Duh (Score 1) 416 416

You are correct and the GP poster is wrong. NT 4 was quite stable as long as you set it up correctly (including using only the VGA driver, or maybe a very minimal ATI driver with no crapware (it seems like every server had an ATI Rage card back then) and left it the hell alone except for security patches.

Comment: Re:[T]hings that ... fail: lots of experience at t (Score 4, Insightful) 194 194

Of course they don't have jobs. There are no jobs to be had. Do you understand? THERE ARE NO WHITE COLLAR JOBS. If you send your hypothetical undereducated person to get a four year degree, now he is a well-educated, still-unemployed person. Most Americans-- heck, most people in the world-- are not looking to expatriate for employment, so the "world job market" is not relevant. Education is great, but it's not the cause of this problem.

Comment: Re:huh (Score 4, Insightful) 194 194

It's easy to write them off, but the fact is that we already have an affirmative action infrastructure in the USA, which could easily be adapted for every conceivable "protected class". Affirmative action should have been retired 15-20 years ago, once it had outlived its usefulness. Now, it remains as a dangerous tool of political manipulation.

Comment: Harrassment and frivolity (Score 1) 97 97

Isn't there anything in the law to penalize frivolous claims of ownership as harassment? Copyright does not need to be defended as voraciously as trademark, so there is no need for them to keep pumping the entire Youtube side through algorithms and blindly send takedown notices.

Even if there were, well-- you'll have to hire employees to vet the hits. That's the cost of doing business.

"Poor man... he was like an employee to me." -- The police commisioner on "Sledge Hammer" laments the death of his bodyguard

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