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Comment Re:Blacklisting again (Score 1) 591

Banning from employment. Palmer Luckey is clearly qualified and accomplished and skilled enough to lead Oculus. Do you think he should be fired from that job and denied any other similar job for having bad politics? That's blacklisting.

It doesn't take lots of precise legalistic definitions to oppose doing evil things to people. You can just say you oppose it. If you support it, then sure, go ahead and lawyer away. Supporting evil requires justifications. Opposing it doesn't.

Comment Re:"Shitposting" is fraud, not speech (Score 1) 591

They won't even say they support blacklisting people because blacklisting has such a notorious history. If people want to engage in evil behavior, what's wrong with pointing it out and trying to get them to own up to it?

Ultimately, I'm hoping people will tone down their hatred and choose not to engage in blacklisting. Don't be evil. Maybe try to discuss disagreements rather than trying to hurt people. How can your side be right when there's so much hate and you're trying to hurt people?

Comment Re:Easy answer to the federal question (Score 1) 155

The answer to the federal question is easy. Get a few of these drones flying over the White House and see if anybody complains. Done.

The FAA has already designated a 30-mile-wide circle around the White House as a No Fly Zone - with serious penalties if you operate there. Bad example. You are not "done."

Comment Re:It's already known (Score 0) 155

Funny how you're asserting such specific details (anonymously) without something as simple as a link to this incredibly well established law. It doesn't exist. You're making it up. You're lying. And you know it, which is why you cannot cite even a general bit of guidance from the FAA (let alone a specific federal rule or piece of legislation) that to back up your hand-wavy assertion. Here's what we know: the FAA requires (without specific waiver) that operators stay UNDER 400'. The agency goes to great length to spell out dozens of specific rules that apply to newly certificed (part 107) commercial operators, and of course the rules for recreational operators are quite a bit looser. At no point, anywhere, does the FAA indicate the altitude below which you "own" the airspace around private property.

That doesn't mean operators should be jerks. But we know you're being one.

Comment Re: Rule of thumb (Score 1) 155

There are places for people to fly drones. A neighbor's property isn't one of them.

Why? What if the neighbor not only permits it, but encourages it? What if the neighbor has asked you to photograph her gutters or her chimney before she calls a roofing guy to come out and climb up for a look? What business is it of yours if your neighbor is just fine with it? Perhaps your neighbor doesn't think you should be allowed to go use your lawn mower to cut some OTHER person's lawn. Should they be able to stop you? No? I see.

Comment Re:Johnson and anti-incumbent (Score 1) 381

So in other words you are too uninformed about the issues to name your preferred prospective Supreme Court nominees. This all starts to make more sense, now. You won't address any of these issues directly because you actually have no idea what's going on. See? Asked to name even one prospective jurist, you have to resort to more childish deflection in an attempt to avoid confirming your ignorance. So, now you've had a while to at least look up some names. Let's try again: who do you think should sit on the Supreme Court? How about just one name.

Comment Re: "Shitposting" is fraud, not speech (Score 1) 591

That's a very odd thing to say. You must think you're potentially being threatened with arrest every time anyone talks to you:

Anyone: "Good morning!"
You: "Are you threatening to arrest me if I don't have a good morning? You didn't say you weren't!"
Anyone: "Um... no. But I'll make sure never to talk to you again."
You: "Good. I was worried about being threatened with arrest. You have to tell me you're not threatening me every time you say anything!"
Anyone: "Ok. Bye. Forever, I hope."
You: "Are you threatening ..."
Anyone: "No!!

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