Why is "man" in quotes?
I'd be interested in hearing more about how you and your like-minded friends think the world would work without borders defining the legal codes to which a person is expected to adhere at any time.
If anything, I've pondered that internet routing should be changed to strongly prefer staying within a particular country's borders if the source and destination are in the same jurisdiction. Of course, if one wants to route through the world, tor/proxys are easy as pie, but the bulk of normal, direct traffic could be routed this way.
>Why worry about what, when you can easily control how often. Limit each participant to some amount.
How do you regulate that? By making a closed hardware platform?
I bet you'd find most amateur radio ops are content with the current ruleset.
Let me also say that when the power goes out for a few weeks, HAM is the only comms still operating. It's a great skill for learning RF and electronics basics while doing something useful.
You sure about that? You're probably right, given your handle, but I thought the logic behind barring 'encrypted' radio was to be able to discern garble and static from users.
The several times, I've passed the Microsoft store in San Antonio (in a wealthy part of town), it was pretty filled up with shoppers, and had knowledgeable employees.
Also, the Surface is better than the iPad.
This strawman brought to you by Anonymous Coward.
He didn't say the government has no right to privacy or no need for secrecy. It's the LEVEL of secrecy combined with unconstitutional actions that has Americans rightfully enraged at their leadership.
Call data records are not public record. It is revealing, private data held by a private company, and the US government is blanket requesting it from carriers to do analysis and to have it "just in case". It's unlawful and it's occurring without any oversight, contrary to what Obama and his cronies are saying.
Modded funny? I'm in agreement.
I don't get offended by many things, but I don't think it's humor, and that's why I don't like it. I know too many people who say of convicted felons "I hope he drops the soap a lot" and whatnot. Lots of people see prison rape as a valid part of one's punishment, and it's wrong.
You and Coeurderoy both have narrow views of voting. Yours is that voting would/should only be done once a year or once every two years. Imagine the hypothetical secure, open "perfect" voting system that has all the authentication/authorization requirements, yadda yadda. We could have referendums once a week! Gallup and the others would be out of a job, because people could officially state their opinion in a way that could sway public policy. The White House petitions that are such a joke could have millions of votes a week on hot-topics, putting more pressure on the administration to enact the will of the people (so long as that will doesn't disobey Constitution or law).
Coeurderoy, on the other hand, assumes that the perfect system would have to be used at home. Perhaps we would have permanent "reserve" voting areas specifically set up to provide access when residential areas have power/Internet issues. Or we could have multi-day voting, or postpone votes when too many peoples' ability is blocked. It's just like thunderstorms/flooding is nowadays... there are contingencies.
In summary, I agree that a secure online perfect voting system is a long way away, if it's ever going to exist. Where we disagree: I believe that if it DID exist, it would be immensely beneficial.
Of COURSE the problem is ownership! That's the first question every worker in my IT department asked when we got offered BYOD!
"So, if I can have company data on my phone (email), what are y'all doing to my phone? Oh, you're putting it in an encrypted sandbox? Oh, you're reserving the right to wipe that sandbox remotely (and possibly my entire phone)? Oh, you're not taking any liability for accidental wipes? Oh, you're not issuing a phone number that hides my personal cell (ala Google Voice/giving me a SIP address)?"
Ya, fuck that noise. Give me my crappy work-iPhone 5 that, rather than using native apps like the Blackberry I had, gets to use "GOOD for Enterprise" apps that don't integrate with the rest of the phone.
Hundreds of thousands of dead people per year are a small price to pay for your freedom to consume liquor and smoke cigarettes.
Oh, shhhh.... liberals like doing that.
Tens of thousands of convicted criminals sitting in prison away from their families is a small price to pay for keeping us from the non-life-threatening drug marijuana.
There are plenty more lives to be saved from the ban of consumption of recreational drugs that are NOT Constitutionally-protected than can be saved from the ban of useful and prevalent firearms.
Well, I disagree that it's fine, as I would prefer to keep English alive and well. At worst, we'll be a bilingual country in half a century. It seems you truly have no problem with it, as you use the derogatory "whine" to describe the apparent issue parent has with the notion.
Chairman of the Bored.