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Comment: He is not doing it out of vanity (Score 0) 171

by troll -1 (#48578965) Attached to: Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself
This is a good thing if it brings awareness of what these guys have done. They uncoverred at lot of really very inappropriate behaviour by people in power. They have given us all a pretty good example of how power can corrpupt. They have reminded us of the importance of managing our own government more responsibly. If it wasn't for wikileaks we would all still be ignorant.

Comment: Re:Spectrum auctions are anti-capitalism (Score 3, Insightful) 66

by troll -1 (#48541527) Attached to: A Case Against Further Government Spectrum Auctions
The spectrum is not a finite medium though. AFAIK there is nothing in physics that for a practical purpose puts a limit on information density in space. Interference is a problem because we choose to use an antiquated non-meshed infrastructue. The only reason our phones can't talk to each other directly is because of a bad network design that blocks it. There's no reason we couldn't use these long range phone frequencies so that every device could form an ipv6 semi non centrailzed meshed network that costs next to nothing to run. Why are we still doing it the old fashioned way? Let's open up the spectrum. It's not finite like the FCC says it is.

Comment: Open up the spectrum to everyone (Score 0) 66

by troll -1 (#48541423) Attached to: A Case Against Further Government Spectrum Auctions
Why can we not open the spectrum up to competition? Why does only one carrier get to dominate a set of frequencies? AFAIK there is nothing in physics that for a practical purpose puts a limit on information density in space. Interference is a problem because they choose to use an antiquated non-meshed infrastructue. The only reason our phones can't talk to each other directly is because of a bad network design. There's no reason we couldn't use these long range phone frequencies so that every device could form an ipv6 semi non centrailzed meshed network that costs next to nothing to run. Why are we still doing it the old fashioned way? Let's open up the spectrum. It's not finite like the FCC says it is.

Comment: Hobbesian Dsytopia (Score 0) 545

by troll -1 (#48535113) Attached to: Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?
Wise people in power and authority always think they know what is best for everyone and how to plan everything out so the world is a better place. They like to tweak things here and there so they can fix stuff that is wrong. There is scant evidence this approach to controlling the economy by making it illegal for people to negotiate their own labor contracts actually works.

Comment: Re:We've already seen the alternative to regulatio (Score 1, Interesting) 93

by troll -1 (#48528101) Attached to: A Backhanded Defense of Las Vegas' Taxi Regulation
Isn't this simple? You have two people. A driver. A passenger. The driver wants to drive the passenger from A to B and the passenenger wants to pay the driver. What moral right does anyone have to prevent them from entering into their own contract? The state claims safety yet the state doesn't seem to care if I climb mountains which is statistically far riskier. We live in a bizzar kafkaesque disytopia when people are regulating just for the sake of having regulation jobs. Even if Uber is not safe isn't it up to the consumer to decide how much risk to take?

Comment: Another consumer rip off (Score 3, Insightful) 85

by troll -1 (#48450935) Attached to: Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion
This is a free zero cost medium. The spectrum should be opnened up to everyone with power being the only limitation. We are told over and over the spectrum needs to be regulated because of interference yet for all intents and purposes there is nothing in physics that limits information density until you get to the quantum level. Wireless carriers have zero incentive to combat interference when they have a monopoly on the spectrum. They just charge more. It's also obvious to many engineers that mesh networks are more efficient. But mesh networks decentralize authority and therefore affect revenue so meshing is not likely to be popular with incumbent carriers. All those billions will ultimately be paid for be the consumer while the incumbents have zero incentive to innovate. We should take the spectrum away from business people and give it to engineers who can actually do something with it.

Comment: Free speech but not trade (Score 1) 219

by troll -1 (#48293409) Attached to: Is Public Debate of Trade Agreements Against the Public Interest?
Interesting how we think we are free because we can say what we want. Yet we are not free. We cannot trade with anyone, anywhere, anytime. I mean you cannot freely buy any product directly from the manufacturer anywhere in the world. Why not? Is it a public safety issue? Is it protecting jobs? Or is it an easy revenue stream for those in power?

Comment: Re:Arrrgh.. (Score 1) 288

by troll -1 (#47895241) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

Don't hurt anyone, don't lie or steal from anyone and don't crap where we all live. ...

Most laws are within the confines you set. So what's your point?

But the law that gives the state the authority to restrict carpooling doesn't appear to be within those confines. Consenting adults should have the right to interact and do business with each other as they want without having to get permission first. .

Comment: Carpooling should be as free as speech (Score 3, Insightful) 288

by troll -1 (#47895211) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal
Governments today restrict trade just like the church used to restrict speech. We think we are free because we can say what we want but we are not free. We cannot trade with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Freedom to trade is as much a threat to the authority of the modern Hobbesian state as speech was to the church when Galileo was alive. That's why you need permission to operate a carpool. In the future, when the world is more enlightened, freedom to trade will be as much a basic right as speech is today. No higher authority should be able to make it illegal for consenting adults to interact with one another.

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