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Comment What? (Score 1) 293

>But seriously, people like to justify property by making it some natural right.

But seriously, people like to justify life itself by making it some natural right. Obviously, if someone could better use the oxygen you breathe, by all means, we should take it from you and give it to him.

Property is survival. A human depends on secure access to calories, and the land we grow wheat upon is now our mechanism of survival. The transition to ordered society based around agriculture is permanent.

> we don't give animals property rights to their habitats

What? And so what are we citizens to our government? Animals lucky to be allowed to live? Government is a human social construct designed to govern humans, nothing more nothing less. Perhaps you're arguing we treat them like second-class citizens? Slaves even? Weird, considering "protected" endangered species may as well have "equal" rights to us humans.

So much for a government of, for, and by the people.

If property is theft, theft from whom? Your town? Your country?

How can one steal what isn't owned?

Oh, and it's Proudhon, not Marx.

Comment Only One (Score 4, Insightful) 377

Karl Rove. Come on, give the guy some credit.

The guy ran oppo for the Republican party. They guy know who to talk to, and how to get information. He has is own databases of personal information on people - check his website and his own polling data.

He is fully capable of doing his own leg work with his own resources.

If *I* know what I would need to do to get the info needed to manipulate only one guy, Karl Rove better know, or the Republican party is overpaying him!

Comment Assumptions. (Score 4, Insightful) 377

One man having an accident, or several, perhaps dozens of people conspiring to fake said accident?

False dichotomy.

What is it with people and the assumption that sabotage requires an elaborate chess game complete with blueprints, secret agents, wiretapping, and van full of CIA listening equipment?

It takes one man with a fucking match to burn down a house.

It takes only one mechanic with a desperate need to pay his family's medical bills to snip an important wire.

Software

Submission + - Mapping Software (umich.edu)

Prysorra writes: Ever wondered how Rand McNally draws those nice and neat road maps? Well I just found a site where a guy painstakingly made his own amazing, fictional, road maps. Can the Slashdot horde put it's collective mind together and find some sort of program to do that? There has got to be something — I want to make my own, but using MS Paint is just mind numbing!
The Internet

Virtual Earth Exposes Nuclear Sub's Secret 355

NewsCloud alerts us to a story a few months old that has been getting a lot of play recently. A Seattle blogger, Dan Twohig, was browsing in Microsoft's Virtual Earth when he accidentally came across a photo of a nuclear sub in dry-dock. Its propeller is clearly visible — this was a major no-no on the part of someone at the Bangor Sub Base. The designs of such stealth propellers have been secret for decades. Twohig blogged about the find and linked to the Virtual Earth photo on July 2. The debate about security vs. Net-accessible aerial photography has been building ever since. The story was picked up on military.china.com on Aug. 17 — poetic justice for the Chinese sub photo that had embarrassed them a month before. On Aug. 20 the Navy Times published the article that most mainstream media have picked up in their more recent coverage. Twohig's blog is the best source to follow the ongoing debate. No one has asked Microsoft, Google, or anyone else to blur the photo in question. Kind of late now.

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