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Comment Re:Don't Do The Dig ... (Score 1) 601

If someone is going to punish me for what I find on MY property, fuck 'em.

A few bones or arrowheads or potshards aren't going to change the world, are not a Mayan temple (one thing is not like the other) and I refuse to suffer that academics may be entertained.

If I found bones, they'd be bone meal in my garden. If I found stone items, they'd be gravel, if I found pottery it would be dust, and if I found precious metals they'd be in a crucible meeting my cutting torch with some modern metals added to skew the assay.

If OTOH the government were to PAY for the COMPLETE costs of rescuing the objects and/or buy my property at a suitable profit, they could have at it.

What I buy and own is mine and I'd kill to protect it if I thought fit. Without property rights there is no (practical) freedom.

Comment Re:Consumer overload. (Score 1) 82

The solution to the RIAA and MPAA problem is for powerful companies such as Google to BUY member companies and use their content for their own revenue models while giving them appropriate marching orders to relax content controls.

Google alone makes far greater revenue than all RIAA members combined. Buy a few member companies, fragment the enemy and profit thereby, then press on.

Comment Re:bye bye interns (Score 4, Insightful) 540

Minimum wage is so low that any company who wants to grow their own talent can pay it painlessly.

The skilled trades, unlike various Elitist Fuck Corporations, pay their apprentices because otherwise said apprentices wouldn't be able to have food, clothing and shelter.Internships/apprenticeships are increasing as they are the (proven over CENTURIES) way to grow skilled tradespeople.

Comment Re:This guy needs a legal defense fund (Score 2) 860

Manning was an obvious attention whore who did a bulk dump of materials he couldn't possibly have reviewed in detail. Further, he was subject to the UCMJ. Any vet with a clue knows Manning could have pursued multiple avenues of legal disclosure through Congresscritters and other legislators eager to have at it. Manning was sloppy and foolish and asked for what he got. The military can't let people leak whatever they wish and make up their own rules.

Comment Re:Use a physical key (Score 1) 284

That's a very GOOD thought because lockouts are common in industry and thoroughly accepted.

You can get a nice plastic electrical enclosure to hold your router etc, order a locking switch and padlock from Grainger or McMaster-Carr or MSC (the big three suppliers of "industrial stuff" which purchasing depts are used to ordering from) and have at it.

You can get lockouts which accept multiple padlocks if multiple personnel must confirm the setting. Totally familiar stuff.

Comment Re:But, Corporations are People! (Score 1) 367

"they hire their own private armies a la Pinkerton, because who'll stop them?"

There was a time when American workers had balls, and they shot and killed Pinkertons. When people are beyond the reach of the law they may still not be out of range...

Our country and it's freedoms were born of righeous Revolutionary violence, the eager willingness to send bayonet and musket ball crashing into the bodies of British soldiers and their Hessian mercs.

If the Founders had been pacifists they wouldn't have Founded anything.

Things aren't bad enough for violence so long as we are kept comfortable and fed by our Masters. Woe betide them if they forget that people don't revolt over freedom, they revolt over food and shelter.

Comment Re:Failure of Superstition to adapt to the real wo (Score 1) 367

I despise religion because Superstitionist societies impose restrictions on personal freedom which I reject.

I therefore care nothing for the suffering of the religious because they are my enemies. Let their Sky Fairie save them. The only reason the Amish aren't much of a problem is the small size of their cult. Their ROE are still "superstition of the desert".

Pacifists and vegans don't tend to build societies which are restrictive to personal freedom, so I've nothing against them and wish them no harm.

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