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Comment Re:Drones are Piloted (Score 1) 275

Good Point. But those turrets are not a human rights issue. Missles and mortars don't have human rights. I suppose they could shoot down the occasional plane that attempt to dive bomb a carrier. I also suppose they could be repurposed to shoot at people. But I think that would kill more friendly troops than enemy.

Comment Drones are Piloted (Score 1) 275

The drones America uses are piloted by humans. The other robot in use by the military is the one that disables bombs. It also is remote controlled by a human. I don't think the military has any non piloted robots deployed in combat. Even a turret would be too dangerous. An automated turret could kill our own troops. Closest thing we have is landmines.

Comment labels (Score 1) 269

In order for Google to fit that deffinition they would have to trade in apps. They don't ever buy apps from developers so no trade is occuring. They would likely argue that they don't sell apps either. However they label the the marketplace as labeled "Google Play Store" on peoples phones. The "Google Play Store" also has "Accept and buy" buttons and it. Developers are labled as "Developers" not as "Sellers".

Comment No - Free Speech (Score 1) 295

No you can't erase yourself from the internet. Free Speech means people can talk about you. They can talk about where you live, what you did, and all the things they hate about you. You may be able to erase a few things you posted here or there, but you can't erase history without trampling on peoples civil rights.

Comment Re:The Fight is Over Channels (Score 1) 129

Nope. Publishers were still setting wholesalse prices in the distributor model. When Amazon set price at $9.99 for a book with a $20 suggested retail price the publisher was making $9.99 on the book. Under agency model they set the prices at $15 and got to keep 2/3s. So they made $9.99 per book. Publishers made more money per book in the distributtor model because with lower prices there were more sales. But driving sales to digital would kill the whole point of having a publisher. Publishers only provide benifit to authors in the print world. They are dinosours and they know it. So they intentionally raised prices to slow digital down. And they used an agreement that made sure other publishers did the same.

Comment Democracy (Score 0) 800

I don't understand the above statement. Obama is the democratically elected comander in chief. This memo that leaked was a memo to Congress. Congress is still democratically elected. Assasinating terrorists American or otherwise is hugely popular in the United States. Obama would not have been elected if he was against it. There is nothing paticullarly communist or capitalist about assasination either.

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