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Comment Re:wtf (Score 5, Insightful) 662

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

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

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

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.

FORTRAN is not a flower but a weed -- it is hardy, occasionally blooms, and grows in every computer. -- A.J. Perlis