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Comment Re:So in other words... (Score 1, Informative) 289

Maybe if you had read the Constitution you wouldn't be spouting such crap. The power starts in the Preamble:

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Then there's Article 1, Section 1:

All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

In other words, Congress has been granted the power to pass legislation of any kind, which includes regulating things.

Then there's Section 7:

Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of the United States; if he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it.

Again, Congress passes legislation and the President approves or vetoes it. This includes regulating things.

Article 1, Section 8:

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

The general welfare. In other words, the power to use taxes to inform people of the crap their ingesting or smoking to let them make an informed decision. It's also called regulation.

The last sentence of Section 8:

To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.

Can you read and understand what those words mean? Congress has the power to make any law it deems necessary for any department to carry out its duties. That includes regulation.

Want more? I can keep going. There's an entire document I can go through to keep showing how you're ill-informed and just plain wrong.

Comment Re:So in other words... (Score 1, Flamebait) 289

Seriously, making any sort of health claims about e-cigs was already illegal

Bullshit. The federal government has both the power and duty regulate such devices. If people choose to ignore the evidence that is their right as well. This has nothing to do with free market and everything to do with getting facts out to the people.

Further, if you want to go down the "control" path, that's fine. Don't control these things. At the same time I shouldn't have to pay for injuries or damages caused by people using these things by raising my insurance rates. They should be solely responsible for everything, free market and all that.

The same with my mandated health insurance tax. If smokers and vapers want to ignore the scientific evidence of how harmful both items are to their health that is their right but again, I shouldn't, nor should the government, have to pay for their medical bills.

Fair enough?

Comment Re:As a C programmer (Score 1) 298

It's not only the portability that matters, it's the software reuse. You write your nifty image recognition library in Java and that's pretty much the only language that can use it.

Funny you should choose image recognition: that's one of the areas dominated by C++. Even in the frameworks where it does not appear so (Caffe, Torch, TensorFlow), the back end is all in C++, and the front end is in a scripting language.

MATLAB makes a small showing, too.

Another interesting one is ImageJ (very popular in scientific imaging, especially biology) which is Java of course. Naturally, one can link in C++ code via the JNI if you want to extend it with a native module. And of course if you're prepared to put in the effort, you can invoke a JVM from the other side and use it's features. Not worth it however.

Yes, by the way I am a computer vision engineer and no one does it in C.

If you stick to a C-only subset of C++ you can write your library in C++, but at that point why bother with C++ anyway?

Not entirely true. You only need to stick to the C subset in the interface. libstdc++ is very good and you're very unlikely to bump into trouble with the runtime these days.

Comment Re:Let's be certain first,.. (Score 0) 381

Ever since gamergate my concepts of fair reporting, harassment, he said she said have been seriously adjusted.

Well it would appear you haven't learned a darned thing. You see you went straight from that to:

Stories such as Linus specifically having to avoid spending any time with females one on one as he's been "targeted for take down".

That was nothing more than ESR ranting on his blog. No facts, no evidence, nothing.

Be wise and if you read the article at least try to find multiple sources and preferably the other side of the story.

There are not always two sides to every story. See, e.g. evolution vs creation, flat earth vs not, human Egyptian pyramid builders vs aliens.

Comment Re:Cui Bono and To What End? (Score 1) 381

Notice that there are no criminal charges anywhere,

So? Most human interaction including dumping people is done without the need for criminal charges. People get permanently banned from things simply for breaking the rules of the organisation, and the police and courts need never get involved.

Comment This is why we shouldn't work with women (Score 1, Troll) 381

The fact that women can and do tear down entire, functional and productive organizations and destroy mens careers like this with some tears and stories is why they shouldn't be allowed to participate in the first place.

If he assaulted you, you should be down at the police station with wounds you received defending yourself. If you didn't defend yourself, then quit asking us to take your claims of assault seriously.

This shit has to stop. These bitches need to start being publicly identified and shunned, along with the organizations that coddle them.

Comment Cui Bono and To What End? (Score 4, Insightful) 381

There is always a reason, though not always obvious. Tor is now shit, because the good people were chased away. Notice that there are no criminal charges anywhere, just allegations and accusations repeated over and over on any media outlet that would print it. Lead developer gone, whole new board being elected, one should be rather suspicious.

Now for the tin foil hat: A whole lot of money and effort goes into taking over a project like Tor, and as we saw with the Snowden NSA leaks it is a global exploitation at least after the fact. China, the US, the UK, and just about everyone else suddenly has no problem finding people on Tor networks. All of those same groups can claim ignorance when the cat jumps out of the bag.

Sometimes it's not easy to see who benefits and a clear goal. That is when you need to look around to see why you are being distracted.

Comment I don't think that's what he did. (Score 1) 974

So you don't think the Republican candidate for the Presidency of the US inviting a foreign power, one that is at the best of times in a rather tense relationship with the United States, to hack into US systems just to gain dirt on the other party's nominee is reasonable?

It's obvious to a native speaker of English (who isn't astroturfing the Democrats' talking points) that Trump was NOT inviting the Russians to initiate a new crack on his opponent's servers.

He was ribbing his opponents, and keeping their lax security (and their "The Russians are aiding him!" attempt at distraction) in the public eye, by pointing out that the Russians probably ALREADY have the emails that Clinton's people "can't find", and inviting them to dig them out of their own archives and provide them to investigators and/or the press.

People claiming he is inviting new espionage don't just look foolish. They also play into his hands, by keeping the issue in the face of prospective voters.

But feel free to continue. B-)

Comment Not a traditional spike by any stretch (Score 1) 974

Sure, there are some trends which are pretty well known during the 2 weeks of National conventions. Generally the Rs go up during theirs and the Ds go up during theirs. Ds have not gone up at all, and I don't expect they will. Sanders threw his whole revolution under the Hillary bus, and she backed over it a few times. Hiring Wassermann-Schultz was the most idiotic move possible for Hillary to make on Monday, and what did Hillary do? This added to a massive decline which was already in progress.

FWIW I'm not a Trump supporter either. I would rather have had Paul or Carson. Neither perfect, but both real conservatives who believe in the Constitution. The Republican party messed up big time, trying to put in a phony puppet in Bush and then panicking when the people didn't play along. They don't have who they want, but they can at least recover. The RNC actually supported the people's choice despite him not being a true Republican. That was a smart move given the climate.

The Democratic party and Hillary are still train wrecks in progress. It's actually just as fun to watch as the Republican side was. The difference is that Hillary was not wanted by anyone except for Hillary and the Party. Unlike her Husband Hillary sucks at faking it. The Democratic party didn't care and put her up anyway, cheating and lying as much as needed to get her wedged in. The people are pissed, and that is the theme of this whole election cycle (for both parties).

It's funny to keep listening to the paid for media claim that Sanders people are all going to vote Hillary. Not one group I have read or talked to will vote for her. She is the reason people supported Bernie to begin with, people are tired of the corrupt politicians working for the mega wealthy. Trump may be wealthy, but he's the smaller enemy on the field. The best hope the Ds have is that all the Bernie supporters stay home. Many are so disenfranchised that they will, but others are so pissed off they will vote for Trump.

Comment You being too lazy to care (Score 1) 974

Does not mean that full context does not exist. It simply means you are lazy. Do you need me to provide a LMGTFY link to "Donald Trump Full Speech 7/27" or can you do that much all by yourself? And just because it seems to be rocket science, change the goddamn date to what ever date you wish and you can find other speeches that he has made.

Since you are too lazy to perform a Google search I know damn well that you won't actually read, therefore here is a link so you can listen.

No, I do not believe you actually will listen either. You may hear some noise but listening requires some level of motivation.

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