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Comment Re:Thought Experiment (Score 0) 171

Clearly, it is all fantasy. It's been half a century since Star Trek and the "Space Program" deluded the masses. Nothing significant has come of it at all, except the persistent propaganda that humans are insignificant rather than central to God's plan for the entirety of this reality.

It's actually gotten hilarious. Not a week goes by without some nonsensical story about aliens or yet another planet discovered somewhere. And "geeks" lap it up, with no independent way to verify any of it.

Comment Re:Money stores value (Score 1) 144

The American Revolution was primarily about the initial attempts of the British Empire to implement a gold based fixed exchange rate system. As the United States had no gold, it was unable to trade competitively or pay many British taxes. The American Revolution is proof that you are wrong, as they won the war using only paper money.

One need only read Plato's Laws to understand how money was always recognized as political, and the gold fetish was alien to Civilization. Plato wrote that possession of foreign currency, no matter what the type, should be a capital offense. The Romans too waged war against Carthage in no small part due to their own attempts at using gold for foreign exchange. Gold worship was routinely derided as weakness, and exemplary of a people without honor or social cohesion.

Money is not a store of value. It is a unit of political capital, the value of which is entirely dependent upon the power of the sovereignty that issued it. As soon as that sovereignty no longer can command the people to pay taxes in that currency, nor enforce private debts using civil courts, the money becomes worthless. Gardeners to this day dig up caches of Roman silver coins buried by people who though the Imperial government would return.

Comment Re:And here's the issue with excessive regulation. (Score 3, Interesting) 168

Price floors are always a good thing, and are the hallmark of civilized society.

The limit to the number of taxis is also, generally, a good thing.

taxi regulation began in the world because everyone with a car started to pick up fares during the Great Depression. It really was total chaos, especially in Manhattan where all this regulation began.

Comment Re:Astroturfing Trolls (Score 0) 917

No, Donald Trump was elected BECAUSE the left does nothing but attempt to maintain the many lies of their ideology. They don't give a fuck about anyonem, and they certainly don't give a fuck about white people. The entire religion of leftism is virtue signalling. Nothing more.

Comment White Leftists Whine, China Creates Superhumans (Score -1, Flamebait) 159

All we hear about is equality, equality, equality while every single day we learn more and more how humans are in fact not equal, that intelligence is almost entirely genetic, and that the only way to create the liberal utopia is via genetic engineering. White people in the west will keep on whining, staging protests, reliving the 1960s, and angrily championing the "rights" of transgender freaks.

Meanwhile China and the Beijing Genomics Institute will be employing this technology nationally, thereby raising a race of superhumans.

In time, the angry white leftist will be a historical, extinct anomaly.

Comment Re:Trump scare maybe (Score 2, Insightful) 217

This has nothing directly to do with Trump. The world is forcing the US to transition to a UN mediated fixed exchange rate system with a supranational reserve currency that will function like Keynes' Bancor. The USD will drop in value, which will make imports much more expensive (probably around 20%, which is greater than most profit margins).

To the extent Trump is a part of this, it is because Congress has for 10 years dragged their feet to enact appropriate measures, and there will likely be a great deal of pain in the short term. Trump both distracts the populace from this huge problem, particularly with stupid shit like Devos. I mean, look at yourself. The Department of Education shouldn't even exist. Education has only gotten worse since it was created, in my lifetime and I'm not old. Sure, she's a stupid choice and her nonsense about school vouchers couldn't be more ridiculous. But, at the end of the day, education is a local matter and what she believes or desires is irrelevant.

Comment Re:Not news (Score 1) 503

You're really not telling the story so accurately. Windows 95 received plenty of heat. There are countless posts on this site comparing XP to something a child would draw with crayola crayons. Vista was a huge change over XP in many, many ways. Much more so than XP over NT 4.0 or even 3.51. The problem with Vista is the hardware requirements were very steep.

Windows 7, 8, and 10 are effectively slightly improved versions of Vista. Windows 7 is barely distinguishable from Vista.

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