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Comment: Re: They're infringing my Second-Amendment drone r (Score 2, Informative) 268

by theshowmecanuck (#47342735) Attached to: That Toy Is Now a Drone
As Eisenhower (the last decent Republican) said:

A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction... This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence â" economic, political, even spiritual â" is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.

Comment: Re:A more vague description, there ain't (Score 1) 142

by theshowmecanuck (#47281765) Attached to: Mozilla Working On a New Website Comment System

So what does it do that we can't already do using 1: the web in general and 2: twitter in particular?

1: meh... It is the web... it's what people do on the web, make new things. 2: It's not twitter. There are a lot of people who would think that's a definite positive.

As long as it doesn't want access to all your personal information from any and all networks you might belong to, sure why not. But really, it's probably just a way for Mozilla and the others involved to cash in on data mining. It's interesting only in who is doing it.

Comment: Re:Why not? (Score 1) 619

by theshowmecanuck (#47279335) Attached to: 2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase
Gas taxes pay for roads and subsidize transit. As cars get more fuel efficient or become electric, they funds dry up. That's the reason for the increase. Your car is more efficient so you are paying less gas tax... this is just bringing it up to what people were paying before. Ultimately they may add more taxes but these will become moot when vehicles are all electric or hydrogen or whatever. Ultimately the taxes will shift to road pricing. Tolls for all roads based on GPS.

Comment: Re:e. coli and salmonella? (Score 5, Informative) 106

They are talking about the class of bacteria that can form the barrier they mention. That is, "Gram-negative bacteria" which includes "Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella, Shigella, and other Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas, Moraxella, Helicobacter, Stenotrophomonas, Bdellovibrio, acetic acid bacteria, Legionella etc.". (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

"An organization dries up if you don't challenge it with growth." -- Mark Shepherd, former President and CEO of Texas Instruments