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Comment You used to be able to (Score 1) 295

Many years ago you could e-mail an address at google, yahoo, as well as others and they would remove your personal data from the listings. I used to do it every year. Do a search on my self and remove all reference to me. It worked great but they all stopped it and no longer honor requests for removal.

They really should bring it back, Not saying there needs to be a law but a movement to be an upstanding member of the online community and let you request removal of your information.

Comment Re:Unauthorized (Score 1) 436

So it is a good thing that nobody has mentioned getting rid of the right to bear arms, except for a few knee-jerk types.

I don't often hear US citizens complain about not being able to have their own nuclear weapons for self-defense and yet that is illegal.

Ill complain, I say if you can afford a nuclear weapon then you should be able to have one. This really is a stupid argument, Nuclear weapons are large, have many moving parts, cost billions to buy and have multiple million $ maintenance costs. It is the equivalent of comparing a rubber band airplane to a 787 jet liner. I can afford a windup airplane, Very few people can afford a 787.

The second amendment reads

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

From "District of Columbia v Heller". Supreme.justia.com. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
In Justice Antonin Scalia's majority opinion:

Nowhere else in the Constitution does a “right” attributed to “the people” refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention “the people,” the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset. This contrasts markedly with the phrase “the militia” in the prefatory clause. As we will describe below, the “militia” in colonial America consisted of a subset of “the people”— those who were male, able bodied, and within a certain age range. Reading the Second Amendment as protecting only the right to “keep and bear Arms” in an organized militia therefore fits poorly with the operative clause’s description of the holder of that right as “the people”.

Comment Re:Finally! (Score 1) 281

Astrix VOIP PBX with the call block function. They dont change the caller ID much so you just block the calling party and you are good for several months. Setting the block message to play the "Number has been disconnected or is no longer in service" message helps as many of them remove the number when getting that message.

Comment Re:So much for democracy then (Score 2) 443

We have 2 political parties. They both control the government. They both control the media. They both control who's allowed to be on the ballot. They both control the courts. They both control which businesses thrive and which businesses wither on the vine.

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But they dont control the enforcement of the law!

All you have to do is sit on a jury and vote innocent on anyone that is brought up on a stupid law or on charges that are way over the top. They can pass all the laws they want it is up to we the people to enforce them. Sad that so many want to complain about the system but then work to get out of jury duty.

Comment Umm, Ya (Score 3, Interesting) 586

But what if this time it's different? What if delegating everything to machines is a radical and fundamental new change in the course of human history?"

You could learn to repair the machines, or learn to make the machines.

However, we have seen it before and we will see it again.

5000bc
But what if this time it's different? What if delegating everything to the wheel is a radical and fundamental new change in the course of human history? What will happen to the men who carry the litter?

1840's
But what if this time it's different? What if delegating everything to the machine is a radical and fundamental new change in the course of human history? What will happen to all the children that spin cotton?

1980's
But what if this time it's different? What if delegating everything to the machine is a radical and fundamental new change in the course of human history? What will happen to all the people who calculate trajectories when they are replaced by a single machine?

The only constant in this world is that everything changes. I believe the old adage is "Lead, Follow, or get out of the way!"

Comment Re:What did you expect? (Score 1) 268

Retraining????

That would imply that the company trained you in the first place. My experience has been Training is not in the budget, Training is capped at $200 a year (not enough to get anything), Training is in-house (With an e-mail address that no one reads), or "You should pay for training as it benefits you by making you more desirable to the company"

How about this for retraining, We install Libre office on everyone's desktop and give them a free copy to use at home! Then there is no need to train or retrain them.

Comment Re:Too Late (Score 1) 175

From experience, If you withdraw the money into your bank account and PayPal freezes your account they will put up to 3 months of withdraws back from your bank account.

That information you gave them to deposit the money is enough to go both ways. CC Merchant accounts do the same thing. The only way around this is to do PayPal --> Deposit Bank Account --> Checking account and make sure your deposit account is kept at a $0 balance.

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