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Comment: Re:Corporation != People (Score 0) 313

A corporation is not a person, however that is not what is meant by 'corporations are people', the people in question are the people who start/run/own the corporations. Corporations are 1 or more people that own the corporation and the speech of the person that owns a corporation is limited by government, when government denies that person the right to use his corporation to express his view.

Comment: Re:Black Mirror (Score 1) 251

by roman_mir (#49142707) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken

I was born in the USSR, not an American, lived all over the world and maintain a 5 flag strategy. I have a better understanding of the global situation than many people on this planet who have never even left their own city in their lives.

As to the rest of your comment, clearly you cannot read. I am not talking the general population, I am talking about welfare recipients, so try and stay on topic, would you please?

Comment: Re:GNUradio? (Score 1) 131

We implement it as a chip that intercepts the serial bus to the VFO chip, and disallows certain frequencies. On FCC-certified equipment we might have to make that chip and the VFO chip physically difficult to get at by potting them or something. This first unit is test-equipment and does not have the limitation.

My main interest in this SDR project would be as part of a home-brew RF/digital test/research bench for a variety of mobile cell-based equipment and development of new types of devices for new uses.

How does a company like Harris Corp. get away with manufacturing/selling Stingrays for use in the US, and can this project possibly use the same technical exceptions used by Harris Corp. to negate the requirement to artificially cripple it?

Strat

Comment: Re:GNUradio? (Score 1) 131

The receiver has a block on certain cellular frequencies in the 800MHz band. This is the only restriction. The radio can tune to any frequency between 50MHz-1000MHz, otherwise.

Is this block implemented in software or hardware? Could it theoretically be bypassed/removed by someone technically oriented?

Strat

Comment: Re:Black Mirror (Score 1) 251

by roman_mir (#49139309) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken

Your assertion that people who aren't working won't do anything but breed is also not supported by evidence. People who are educated with large amounts of personal freedom have a much lower reproductive rate than people who need to spend most of their time working in order to survive.

- are you kidding? People who aren't working are breeding, that's all they are doing. This is proven conclusively by countries with welfare systems in place, such as the USA, Israel and others, where there are large swaths of population whose only fame to claim is the benefits that they are extracting from the system and producing more mouths to feed. There is a culture of welfare produced in the USA, white trash is among the top welfare recipients of-course. In Israel the Haredim (ultra orthodox) Jews see it necessary to have scores of children (while also using their procreating habits to encroach further and further into the Gaza strip increasing the tensions and violence and at the same time Haredim do not join the military forces in the country).

Comment: Re:Black Mirror (Score 2) 251

by roman_mir (#49138163) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken

spend their time creating, gardening, helping their neighbors, decorating things,

- yeah, that's what I call idle population. Creating new forms of porn and that's about it.

and eventually building businesses or small trading operations

- oh yeah, sure, subsidized by the 'basic income' for no reason whatsoever just because they graced us with their presence on this planet.

A person's worth is in what the person does, a person that lives off of others is not worth anything, he or she is a net drain on the system, not a net benefit. Thinking that a significant number of people with that mentality will amount to anything at all if they are not prodded by the cold reality of having to survive on this planet but believing they are owed something by others, who have something, that doesn't make creative and entrepreneurial people at all, but it will create a class of people for who it will never be enough. They will believe that if they procreate and create more mouths to feed for the system now, that the system has to expand its own production for their sake and feed them all and probably do even more than just feed them, because 'dignity'.

Dignity does NOT come from forced coercive threat of violence and income redistribution based on that violence. We have conclusively proven that in the former USSR (and North Korea and more).

Earth

Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics 382

Posted by Soulskill
from the all-about-the-benjamins dept.
HughPickens.com writes: John Schwartz reports at the NY Times that prominent members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate are demanding information from universities, companies and trade groups about funding for scientists who publicly dispute widely held views on the causes and risks of climate change. In letters sent to seven universities, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat who is the ranking member of the House committee on natural resources, sent detailed requests to the academic employers of scientists who had testified before Congress about climate change. "My colleagues and I cannot perform our duties if research or testimony provided to us is influenced by undisclosed financial relationships." Grijalva asked for each university's policies on financial disclosure and the amount and sources of outside funding for each scholar, "communications regarding the funding" and "all drafts" of testimony. Meanwhile Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, Barbara Boxer of California and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. sent 100 letters to fossil fuel companies, trade groups and other organizations asking about their funding of climate research and advocacy asking for responses by April 3. "Corporate special interests shouldn't be able to secretly peddle the best junk science money can buy," said Senator Markey, denouncing what he called "denial-for-hire operations."

The letters come after evidence emerged over the weekend that Wei-Hock Soon, known as Willie, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, had failed to disclose the industry funding for his academic work. The documents also included correspondence between Dr. Soon and the companies who funded his work in which he referred to his papers and testimony as "deliverables." Soon accepted more than $1.2 million in money from the fossil-fuel industry over the last decade while failing to disclose that conflict of interest in most of his scientific papers. At least 11 papers he has published since 2008 omitted such a disclosure, and in at least eight of those cases, he appears to have violated ethical guidelines of the journals that published his work. "What it shows is the continuation of a long-term campaign by specific fossil-fuel companies and interests to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change," says Kert Davies.

Comment: Re:Screw your laws (Score 1, Insightful) 192

Individuals need to stop cooperating with the oppressive collectivist (socialist/fascist) governments. The oppressive collectivist governments derive their power from our cooperation and we must stop this and we have the power to do it. We must violate every oppressive collectivist rule and law, they send their goons to kidnap us and 'judge' us, we must not cooperate. We must not give up without a fight and when they overpower us (they are the collective socialist fascist mob with all the guns and muscle after all), we must not cooperate with their goon 'judges' and goon muscle. They should have to use force for everything, we must not even walk when they tell us to. Of course this is not a recipe for self preservation but for rejection of their authority over us. The only thing they have is guns and muscle, they have to be put into position to show what they really are every step of the way. The so called society has to be shown what it is, to create and maintain this system of oppression of the individual by the group. It has to be made clear to the mob that it is the mob with all its pitchforks and bonfires with individuals used for fuel.Without freedom individual has nothing and nothing else matters. All mob laws are pure expression of violence and they should be forced to display it and live with it or change every step of the way.

Comment: Re:GNUradio? (Score 1) 131

This is meant to be an entire FCC type-approved transceiver with spurious emissions low enough to amplify to the full legal limit for the band.

Does being FCC Type approved mean there are certain frequency bands that are verboten? In other words, is the coverage continuous from 50mHz - 1gHz or are there required gaps?

I know that communications receivers capable of covering the cellphone bands were made illegal to sell in the US a while back. Just wondering how SDR will deal with such legislation going forward.

This may be a real concern where a SDR may cover bands where things like cellphones and police/military/air communications live and are heavily regulated and some portions restricted from even reception by unauthorized persons. Aren't many trunked police/fire/EMS radio systems in the 800mHz band, or is that dated? It's been a long time since I held an amateur radio license.

Strat

Comment: Re:The worst part is the polished turd that is Ube (Score -1) 192

Individuals need to stop cooperating with the oppressive collectivist (socialist/fascist) governments. The oppressive collectivist governments derive their power from our cooperation and we must stop this and we have the power to do it. We must violate every oppressive collectivist rule and law, they send their goons to kidnap us and 'judge' us, we must not cooperate. We must not give up without a fight and when they overpower us (they are the collective socialist fascist mob with all the guns and muscle after all), we must not cooperate with their goons 'judges' and goons muscle. They should have to use force for everything, we must not even walk when they tell us to. Of course this is not a recipe for self preservation but for rejection of their authority over us. The only thing they have is guns and muscle, they have to be put into position to show what they really are every step of the way. The so called society has to be shown what it is, to create and maintain this system of oppression of the individual by the group. It has to be made clear to the mob that it is the mob with all its pitchforks and bonfires with individuals used for fuel.

Without freedom individual has nothing and nothing else matters. All mob laws are pure expression of violence and they should be forced to display it and live with it or change every step of the way.

Comment: Re:Because capitalism, idiots. (Score 1) 243

by roman_mir (#49134769) Attached to: The Peculiar Economics of Developing New Antibiotics

People not only had affordable and cheap health care in USA, they had affordable and cheap health insurance. 50 years ago the most commonly sold health insurance plan would only cost $25 per year per family of 4 with a 500USD deductible, covering up to 50,000/year, which was more than enough for 2.5 years of stay in a hospital in a year. So it was catastrophic insurance, which and people paid for most of their expenses out of pocket and it was not a problem whatsoever.

Even before that, around 1920s, 1930s, a family with 2000-3000USD income would spend around 108USD in health care a year, closer to 261USD with hospital stay in a year.

Yes, insurance and health care used to be very cheap in the USA before the fucking piece of shit collectivist, and yes, socialist/fascist government destroyed the free market capitalism.

Comment: Re:Black Mirror (Score 1, Interesting) 251

by roman_mir (#49134715) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken

Do you even realise that it is not supply of money that is limiting people's wealth, it is supply of production, or do you not realise that? Money is a measure stick, the wealth is not cash, it's what you can produce and savings that are based on real excess production that is exchanged for other goods/services/investments/savings.

You can't use 'technology of money creation' to do anything except to create inflation (expansion of the money supply) thus reducing the relative value of money and destroying its worth.

It's like you have 1 ton of steel that you mined. You can use 1 dollar to measure its worth or you can use 1 Trillion dollars to measure its worth, that number is irrelevant to how much steel you have.

Providing the entitlement of the so called 'basic income' creates a situation where the currently idle population simply procreates to consume all of the resources allocated to them for free. So as an example the idle population of 1,000,000 becomes population of 1,000,000,000 and where the 'basic income' was enough to sustain 1,000,000 comfortably the new 1,000,000,000 are so poor on it, they are now demanding the entitlement to be increased proportionately to their numbers.

Well, so where does that extra excess productive capacity come from to feed the new 99,000,000? Well, the 1,000,000 would have had to WORK to create enough WEALTH to sustain the new 99,000,000 (who also would have to work).

Providing the so called 'basic income' is a recipe for greater and greater, bigger and bigger more and more massive levels of poverty among larger and larger idle population.

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