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Comment Man Sued for thinking about speaking (Score 0) 334

Today in news we are going to California where a man is on death row for thinking about speaking his mind. The first case backed by the new law protecting people from hearing, seeing or mind reading anything that could offend them. The man was going to compliment a lady on her nice dress when the mental police intercepted his thoughts. In this case the friend walking next to the woman would have hurt feelings as he was not intending to compliment her new hair cut.

Comment Oh no, not missing the grammer (Score 0) 295

Nit picking is why GNU blows chunks as a license. Seriously maybe the grammar sucks and should not be resent. Lets not shoot ourselves with crappy code or excessive junk when we could clean it up and republish. It would be one thing if they tried to resell it as their own, but including only a portion of something is not a reason to go to war. This is why I hate much of the open source community, they have a great idea, but get so fanatical about it. Instead of being a progressive group dedicated to improving life for the future they turn into a politically weighed down propaganda machine that cries about a broken nail.

Comment Re:In b4... (Score 0) 152

Retarded, no. Most people like to use the tools that best fit the job. 1) Well Known and established by all, in other words, support is everywhere, people that can manage it cost less and can be found at all skill levels. 2) Universal. SQL fits into so many places, where as nosql fits into a few small areas, and tends to be limited to perform well in just those areas. Meaning you need multiple databases for each section of your code based (not always a bad thing). 3) Stable. SQL has been around, optimization is stable, years of theories built on the core. 4) Non-experimental: SQL is known, NoSQL is a gamble, go to the owners and say hey we want to experiment, we are not sure that it will be better, but it may, it will only cost you a lot of time as we learn this new technology. Professional NoSQL will be used only where it can be fully proven to present great advantage, not just possibly give us advantage.

Comment Lawyers Suck (Score 0) 240

For all the people in the US that are complaining about people learning to speak English, at least they speak a real language, one that makes sense to at least someone else. Lawyers claim to speak English, but it takes hours to translate their language into something people can understand. This I believe should be made illegal. You cannot really expect the people of a free country to know and follow the laws if they cannot even understand them. Seriously if it was made in plain language the people could find these ridiculous loopholes and use them just like the big corporations bridging the gap between over priced lawyers making money over a wording and small business owners being shafted because they follow the spirit of the law. In fact, lawyers need to be abolished, seriously their only value is to confuse and eat away at our fine country. Lawyers make laws that the people should make. They serve no purpose in a democracy, and have no value either. Are we that pathetic, that we cannot have a group of 12 people determine if the spirit of the law was followed or not. It may not be perfect in some ways, but we selected to be ruled by democracy (Or so we claim) we need to embrace that, lawyers have no place in such a government.

Comment Re:Think harder... (Score 0) 381

Guess they should define broadband by, the most expensive way to get a high connection speed to stated location. As apposed to utilization of various technology in order to get information from point a to point b using the largest possible blocks of transmission per time unit. Yes, running cable would be expensive, especially with degradation of line signal over distance being very high, a repeater would need to be placed every half mile or mile to get any real speed. Utilizing wireless systems not as bad, sure that means Joe farmer requires satellite Internet that has packet bursts or similar technology, but it is likely better than what they currently have. The cost (much less). There are ways, it just means we must embrace technology as a collection of tools instead of looking at a single way of doing things.

Comment Re:What about Firefox 6? (Score 1) 441

So firefox 6 will be released 2 days before 7. 7 in turn will be release 1.23 days before 8, what I really want to know about is firefox 1357 which will be released in 187.45 days. I understand the decimals may be confusing, but as their version numbers start to grow, eventually (next month or two) they will be changing versions to be based on repository commits. They caved into the pressure of version counting, a big number means something big right???

Comment The future drones on (Score 1) 30

If you look at recent events such as identify theft hacking, and even the general acceptance of people in general, privacy is becoming a thing of the past. My sister and cousin took a family argument into facebook, kids tweet about everything even stuff most adults would consider personal. Older people have ideas like posting pictures of kids online could attract predators, younger parents find it cute. Add in the government pushing to make things safe for freedom and the American way. A few decades ago, you could steal someones identity and they would never know it, in fact, it rarely had any affect on their life. Now lenders collect tons of once private data to decide if they should give you a loan. In fact what we once thought as private is now considered common knowledge. In an attempt to protect themselves, they altered the way they do things. Kids have no thought of posting themselves being "stupid" on you tube, things that 50 years ago, or even 20 years ago, would have considered embarrassing. The upside is the human race is embracing differences, from religion to the way we act. The downside is we are loosing freedoms, privacy. In the middle you have a huge growing pain as we discover how to deal with new technology flying at us so rapidly, few can keep up with it. I believe the future will find a balance, where we are being watched, but groups like RIAA will become a thing of the past, freedom of information will come into reality as the costs to combat it will become to vast, coupled with the low costs to self publish bringing third party companies to rethink their ways. On the flip side, someone crying over a rainbow can become just as famous as someone singing a really great song.
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Submission + - Tou Pi Day (TP Day) (egfbt.com)

sacridias writes: A new movement is starting Tou Pi Day. Join us in making this movement real, we have a few months to get the word out and make the first Tou Pi day one to remember. The 1st TP day is scheduled for Jan 9th 2013.

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