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Comment: Executive Orders (Score 1) 306

by rea1l1 (#49405151) Attached to: Al Franken Urges FBI To Prosecute "Revenge Porn"

Actually, executive orders are not mentioned once within the constitution. They only have force of law because they are a part of "private law" (as opposed to common law). You are subject to "private law" in this nation if you are a "United States Citizen" which was a class of citizenship that did not exist pre-civil war and was made for the recently freed slaves. Prior to the civil war, everyone was a citizen of their state. Prior to the civil war, the united states was a group of nations united for defensive purposes, each locally self-ruling.

Today we stand as the Forcefully-United States, one body, dominated via violence. We are no where near our founder's intents.

Comment: Re:c'mon (Score 1) 306

by rea1l1 (#49404957) Attached to: Al Franken Urges FBI To Prosecute "Revenge Porn"

It is our culturally indoctrinated embarrassment of our personal sexual selves that result in this sort of nonsense.

Sex is okay. Nudity is okay. What is not okay is how uptight our society is about the natural human body.
Being seen having sex by any number of people should never result in the death of an individual and any link between the two is false.

Children are inherently unbalanced - this is why there is such thing as a legal age.
If a child is having sex the parent should be held accountable and charged with allowing this activity.
Parents must be held responsible for their children's actions.

Comment: Psych to CompSci to Bio (Score 1) 397

by rea1l1 (#49381937) Attached to: Why America's Obsession With STEM Education Is Dangerous

Actually this is not what I have found. It took me a long while to find my path into STEM.

I started as a psych major, then realized I don't want to maintain and fix, but to create.

So I turned my experienced hobby into my major, computer science. Fell in love with programming. But this was too artificial feeling for me. Computer science is a fine social product.

Now I'm a biology major, with a focus on genetics. I want to understand how natural programs work. Maybe even write some of my own one day, with tons of example works to draw from out in the [actual] field.

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 0) 349

by rea1l1 (#49373387) Attached to: Sign Up At irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You

Each person ought pay a flat percentage rate yearly for the cost of the previous year, no ifs ands or buts.

That is to say if it costs the sum of government 2 trillion total to run, and the GDP was 20 trillion, then 10% of each individuals income would go to the government to make up the 20 trillion.

Its the only fair way.

Comment: Move Mouse Using Head Movement (Score 1) 100

by rea1l1 (#49258811) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mouse/Pointer For a Person With Poor Motor Control


From the website:

"Camera Mouse was invented at Boston College to help people with disabilities use the computer. We make it available for free download, with no gimmicks or advertisements or registration, because we want to help as many people as possible."

Comment: Re:Just Askin' (Score 1) 367

by rea1l1 (#49202301) Attached to: Come and Take It, Texas Gun Enthusiasts (Video)

The problem has always been that criminals will still have access to guns because the banning of desirables actually increases access via the resulting highly profitable black markets.

The only ones with such weapons will be criminals and the government, leaving the vast mass of law-abiding people defenseless.

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. -- P. Erdos