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Comment Re:gtfo (Score 2) 724

Please note that the person you replied to was not advocating for a law to be passed. The poster was advocating for a "movement." That's important. I would argue that social pressures are more important than laws for keeping people acting basically decently.

Yes, I am for free speech as well, but all speech has consequences.

Comment Re:Largest Ponzi Scheme Ever (Score 4, Interesting) 113

"Further proving that the Stock Market is almost entirely disconnected from the underlying companies."

Exactly. I've been wondering for some time just what IS stock price based on? Since it's not based on the soundness of the company (the company doesn't even need to have a P/E!) it seems entirely based on perceived potential of the company and whatever news makes the traders nervous or ecstatic that day.

Therefore, it seems to me you're better off avoiding fundamentals and instead watching the news and reading sociology books. Oh yeah, and developing ways to do high volume trading one millionth of a second faster than you competitor.

Comment Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (Score 1) 335

"We don't live in a democracy, and never have."

As popular as it is to make this gripe this country was founded on democratic process. It's only somewhat recently that we became an oligarchy.

" The only way this will ever change is through aggressive 'petulance'"

Whatever that is, a better tactic would be to aggressively contribute to Lawrence Lessig's movement.

Comment Re:Recent claims by whom? (Score 1) 224

"All the hippies need to get over it and come back to reality."

The reality is that evolution isn't finished. We are possibly evolving into something much greater than what came before. Steven Pinker exhibits that the human race has overall experienced a decline in violence in the recent past. (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/history-and-the-decline-of-human-violence/)

Maybe the reality is that the hippies were right.

Comment Re:Obama is but a puppet (Score 1) 236

"The huge machinery behind the NSA / CIA / FBI and all those alphabet agencies wants total control, and it has the enthusiastic support of private companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, amongst others"

While I admit that we have a de facto oligarchy here in the US I have to wonder that if the above were true then why have a warrant canary at all?

Comment Re:Expensive and complicated? (Score 1) 97

Well, sort of. There has been a much larger outlay of cash necessary to break into digital photography. You may realize a break even point sooner if you would have shot lot of rolls of film, but the initial barrier to entry is much higher than it was for film cameras, which really only needed to be a light-tight box. Having said that, the price of good digital cameras has come down a lot since the late 90s, so what I observe is more of a trough where film was pretty much phased out yet digital cameras were still really expensive.

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