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Comment: Re:Virtual Fence? (Score 1) 213

by worf_mo (#48425151) Attached to: Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

Make it into the US version of Takeshi's Castle and have the wannabe perpetrators pay an entrance fee. Whoever makes it to the innermost circle is allowed to play a round of cardboard-tank-with-mounted-water-gun against 2 members of the POTUS' security detail. Also, make sure the web-streams are pay-per-view, the nation has a deficit to cover!

Comment: Re:More detailed ratings are a good thing (Score 1) 642

by worf_mo (#48406819) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

A private entity cannot enforce anything upon the populace, nor can they promulgate laws based on their ratings.

I respectfully disagree, just think of the way copyright has been "enhanced" over the past decade(s) by private entities like the MPAA, RIAA and their international counterparts. Private entities may not _enforce_ the respective laws, but they have designed them, pushed them through, and they make sure that the "enforcers" do their job. The populace most certainly has other problems to deal with and has not called for these laws.

Comment: Re:So Wait (Score 1) 66

by worf_mo (#48406713) Attached to: The New-ish Technologies That Will Alter Your Career

Nerval's Lobster works for slashdot [...] However, he can't actually directly post the articles? So he is literally paid to _submit_ articles to slashdot, but can't directly post them himself? Isn't that a little silly?

Not silly at all. Any user could filter his articles if he posted them from his own editor account. That could very well mean a few eyeballs less for the ads. By having a regular editor post the submitted articles users can't filter this specific "source".

Comment: Re:I find this somewhat disgusting. (Score 1) 594

by worf_mo (#48295687) Attached to: Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

Basically what you're disgusted with is inequality of talent.

I didn't read that from GP's post.

Nobody calls for a general house-building-stop when a construction worker dies, or a logging-stop when a logger dies; a lot of attention is given, though, when a person with a high-profile job dies. While I don't find this disgusting - just human nature at work - the construction worker's (and logger's) life isn't worth any less. The dead will be missed by their loved ones, regardless of their talent or skill set. Those who remain should find out what went wrong, make the process safer, and go on with life.

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke