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Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 3, Insightful) 473

Felons by default do not have full rights as citizens, including RKBA and Voting. That is what happens when you commit a felony. Sucks to be a felon, so don't commit felonies.

It depends on the state:

If we are interested in curtailing re-offense and encouraging re-integration after prison, I don't think that disenfranchisement is particularly productive. There is considerable doubt over deterrent effect of the death penalty - I suspect that the deterrenc effect of disenfranchisement is pretty small.

Comment Re: Scientists and doctors.. (Score 1) 293

No, the cheapest test for whether something is viral is telling patients to never go to a doctor until after they've been sick for 10-14 days.

Are you nucking futs, Anonymous coward? I'm currently on penicillin treating strep throat. I went to the doc after 2 days with a sore throat. Pus on my tonsils was a bit of a giveaway. If I'd waited 14 days the infection would be in my ears and I'd be battling rheumatic fever...

Comment Re:How much bandwidth per plane and how meany AP's (Score 5, Insightful) 69

The legacy carriers need to massively reform, particularly United.

The *are* reforming. The majority of the flying public have made it clear that the most important thing to them is low fares. They'd love blankets and pillows and hot meals and leg room but they're not willing to pay for it - They just sort by price in Expedia and book the cheapest option.

So United and Delta and everyone else are reforming to meet that need: They offer a rock-bottom product with no services, and then allow people to buy the services they want, a la carte. Want leg room? Buy up into Economy Plus. Want a hot meal? Buy it off the menu. Want to check a bag? Pay $X. Indexed to the cost of fuel + inflation, you're still paying less today even with all the a la carte items than you were 25 years ago.

Comment Re:How much bandwidth per plane and how meany AP's (Score 1) 69

Have you seen their latest effort in the race to the bottom (sub-economy seating like Spirit)??

You mean by copying what Delta rolled out three years ago?

The services are the same as Spirit - United's 'seating' is exactly the same as it's been for years.

Comment Insert Standard Slashdot Responses (Score 5, Funny) 52

- Insert obligatory Slashdot 'electric vehicle' responses here -

[Response 1: My commute is 300 miles! As a result this electric vehicle is useless for everyone!]

[Response 2: Some electricity is coal-generated! As a result, in all jurisdictions, this car is more polluting than a 1973 VW Microbus!]

Comment Re:No true Scotsman, eh? (Score 1) 502

> When an actual climate scientist says ...

Some of the well known climate scientists (apparently not "actual climate scientists") told us that San Francisco would be underwater by now.

If I wanted to use this information in a discussion, could you provide me with a reference so I am not accused of talking out of my ass?

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