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Comment Re:America in one sentence (Score 1) 245

My favorite new testament verse: 'If someone won't work, they shall not eat' (para).

Given that at that time, the poor were permitted to help themselves to the edges of the fields, that made sense. If you couldn't even be bothered to go harvest what you needed (assuming you were able), then yeah.

Of course, too many confuse won't work with can't work and no employment available that pays more than it costs.

Comment Re:America in one sentence (Score 1) 245

There was also a law in the early history of the U.S. which required people to register with the government if they owned a firearm. That way the government knew who they could call upon in times of insurrection or invasion to defend the country and those who would need to be given a weapon in such times.

Of course you'll never hear any of this from the NRA.

Submission + - Québec politician vows to nationalize internet (

Pig Hogger writes: Québec (Canada) official opposition Parti-Québécois leadership candidate Martine Ouellet says that she would nationalize ISPs if they fail to be able to deliver consistent high-speed (in the gigabit range) for an affordable price.
It is, however, doubtful that they would be able to achieve this, because in Canada, telecommunications are solely regulated by the federal government.
But, nevertheless, it’s a good acknowledgement that Internet is being recognized as a necessity.

Submission + - Lightning blamed for deaths of 300 reindeer (

mi writes: More than 300 wild reindeer were recently killed by lightning at a Norwegian national park, officials say.

The Norwegian Environment Agency has released haunting images of reindeer — including women and children — that seemingly fell over where they stood in the grasses of Hardangervidda, the largest high mountain plateau in northern Europe.

Submission + - CNN removes "Crooked" from Trump's tweet about Hillary (

mi writes: Whether or not you share Mister Trump's opinion on Senator Clinton's corruption, you probably agree, that, when a news organization purports to quote someone, the quote sall be unaltered. Even when the change is simply to improve grammar, journalism rules advise against it...

Well, on Sunday CNN published Trump's challenge to "Crooked Hillary" to share their health records with voters together — without the "Crooked" part.

Comment Re: see what the Union free work place get's you! (Score 5, Insightful) 238

You are assuming we exist to serve an economy. But an economy isn't a living thing and that's not how it works. An economy has no rights.

The economy exists to serve the people. It has no other justification.

Not all coercion is in the form of physical force. Work for slave wages or starve, for example, is a form of coercion.

Unions are a worker's way of reminding management that without workers, they would have to actually labor themselves or starve.

Submission + - FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems (

An anonymous reader writes: The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials.

The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections.

Submission + - FBI warns of foreign hackers penertating state election sysems (

mi writes: The low-information article, complete with the vague accusations against "Russians", claims, FBI is aware of foreign hackers' efforts to penetrate election systems of various states. In cases of two (unspecified) states, the hackers have, supposedly, already been successful.

The article's vagueness seems due to FBI being secretive about the highly-sensitive investigation.

"People, who vote, decide nothing. People counting votes decide everything."

— Joseph Stalin

Submission + - F-104 Starfighters to launch CubeSats from Florida (

An anonymous reader writes: The BBC has an interesting story about how a famous 1950s jet is being repurposed for use in 2018. From TFA: "The F-104s will fly over the Atlantic Ocean, their pilots taking the jets to around 60,000ft, the jets climbing at an acute angle to give the rockets the right trajectory to leave the pull of the Earth’s gravity." A good read for fans of space and aeronautics.

Comment Re:Come the fuck on (Score 1) 336

It depends on the features used. Regular old btrfs or the mirrored modes work quite well. DO NOT touch the RAID 5 mode with a ten foot pole or there will be tears. That is where the "I lost my data" stories come from.

As for being ahead or behind, ZFS has some advanced features that btrfs is lacking. The reverse is also true. ZFS treats snapshots as special while in btrfs, a snapshot is just a COW clone that happens to be marked read only. Btrfs is a lot more flexible about expanding the filesystem, especially in mirror mode.

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