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Submission + - Royalties are bullsh*t

aemoser writes: A musician on a blues news site argues that the "war" between YouTube and big artists (looking at you, Tay) is meaningless, and that we should end royalties in favor of universal basic income. He cites everyone from Big Mama Thornton to the Federal Writer's Project to make his case, and concludes with the impending robot takeover.

Comment Re:Not needed here (Score 3, Interesting) 17

When the story broke there were dozens of threads speculating that it was a neo-Nazi or other right wing nutjob which the mods had no problems with. As soon as it was revealed that the shooter was a Muslim, operation 1984 went into full effect. It was actually scary to see not just individual comments, but entire threads being deleted in front of my eyes.

This is why I believe the Slashdot moderation system, while not perfect, is probably the best out there, and is why I would like to comment on news and current affairs here over the cancerous shithole that Reddit has become.

Submission + - Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History (cnn.com) 17

An anonymous reader writes: From CNN:

"Fifty people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. At least 53 more people were injured, Mina said. Police have shot and killed the gunman, he told reporters.

The shooter is not from the Orlando area, Mina said. He has been identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, about 120 miles southeast of Orlando, two law enforcement officials tell CNN.
Orlando authorities said they consider the violence an act of domestic terror. The FBI is involved. While investigators are exploring all angles, they "have suggestions the individual has leanings towards (Islamic terrorism), but right now we can't say definitely," said Ron Hopper, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Orlando bureau."

Comment Don't agree (Score 0) 300

My own observation is that obese people tend to skip or have a very light breakfast. They then make up for it by having a big lunch, dinner and then snacks right up until bedtime. I've always felt that you should be a little hungry when you go to bed, then have a good size breakfast in the morning. Improves sleep, and sets you up for the day, with only a light lunch and dinner required. I also find that it prevents you from feeling tired in the afternoon.

Comment EU Funding (Score 3, Informative) 361

There's lots of comments on Reddit and elsewhere decrying the potential loss of EU funding for science and a multitude of other projects in the event of Brexit.

What people seem oblivious to is where this money comes from. Governments collect money from taxpayers, which hands it over to Brussels who then take a huge cut to fund the European Commission, the EU Parliament and all of its trappings. Estimates I've seen is a 50% cut just to fund the body that does the funding.

Surely Science would benefit more if they cut out the (extremely bloated) middleman and was funded directly by government?

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