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Comment: Re:wtf (Score 5, Insightful) 662

by sockman (#44035787) Attached to: Supreme Court Decides Your Silence May Be Used Against You

No, the Bill of Rights is a codification of the "god" given or natural rights every human possesses, regardless their tyrannical state interpretation. These are not rights GRANTED, but are rights enumerated among an infinite list of natural rights, these being the most important to put in to law (supposedly). Governments do not grant rights, they only take them away.


Solar Impulse Airplane To Launch First Sun-Powered Flight Across America 89

Posted by samzenpus
from the guided-by-the-light dept.
First time accepted submitter markboyer writes "The Solar Impulse just landed at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California to announce a journey that will take it from San Francisco to New York without using a single drop of fuel. The 'Across America' tour will kick off this May when founders Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg take off from San Francisco. From there the plane will visit four cities across the states before landing in New York."

Comment: Re:Still.... (Score 4, Insightful) 1051

by sockman (#42418063) Attached to: Linus Chews Up Kernel Maintainer For Introducing Userspace Bug

Seriously, if as an enthusiast I submitted a patch that broke user space and got a beat down from Linus I'd be a bit sad. If, as a PAID developer, I submitted a patch that broke user space AND THEN blamed the user space applications and got a beat down I'd wonder wtf am I doing writing software.

You never, ever, blame the end user for your fuck ups. Even more so when you changed the API/ABI and fucked it up yourself.

Linus is an ass, but when dealing with someone who goes full asshole on the user space devs over his fuck up, he was a justifiable ass.

Comment: Re:who's internet freedom? (Score 0) 948

by sockman (#40559863) Attached to: Ron Paul's New Primary Goal Is "Internet Freedom"

You're wrong here, actually. Weaken the government and it's ability to wrongly regulate a service (which causes it to become shit) and consumers will win.

Weaken the governments ability to regulate anything and the private sector will actually listen to the consumers. When a city makes money off of a franchise fee, the consumer certainly is not going to win.

Comment: Fuck yea, Comcast can rape me more! (Score 2) 948

by sockman (#40559825) Attached to: Ron Paul's New Primary Goal Is "Internet Freedom"

Internet freedom by letting Comcast coagulate with the scum of the earth MPAA/media producers.

That means my internet will suck more, because I refuse to buy a fucking subscription to their shit ass channels. Fuck you Comcast, I just want my goddamn internet and I'm not a fucking pirate.

Felson's Law: To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.