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Comment stupidity, not dissent (Score 3, Informative) 10

It isn't dissent we're blocking, Khyber. You were on a rant. Since we keep detailed logs of our IRC, anyone can see what you did to get quieted, and then banned. I'd invite anyone interested to check our IRC logs, starting here. That got you a mute.

You then made threats about a DDOS attack on our site to one of our channel operators via pm. That's what got you banned. I'll note you can still access the main site.

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Comment Re:No Accredited Credential, No Regulatory Authori (Score 2) 374

Federal law normally preempts state law, in cases where both jurisdictions have an interest. However, the courts have generally allowed states to provide more specific regulations so long as they meet the requirements of the federal law. Two examples.

Consider minimum wage laws. The US Government requires a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Many states and jurisdictions require a higher wage, and are fully allowed to do so, because whatever rate they set above $7.25 meets the requirements of the federal minimum wage law.

Consider emissions standards. The EPA sets emission standards for the country as a whole, but, in practice, California does. Because the California standards meet the minimum requirements of the federal statute, they can set more strict standards.

Comment Re:WTF Slashdot (Score 3, Funny) 95

I still expect some level of quality from idle. I don't want to see pictures of your mother's cat.

If the cat is flying in circles due to being caught in a mini-tornado, then I do want to see pictures of your mother's cat.

Comment Re:Fridge spam (Score 1) 90

The can is clearly labeled 'refrigerate after opening' but you probably gobble down the whole can.

I, personally, prefer WalMart's generic 'luncheon meat' to the real branded Spam. The WalMart stuff just tastes better.

Steer far clear of the Kroeger 'spam' though. Yech.

You imply that I open a can of the stuff. I store the cans in the root cellar with the rest of my survival goods for the inevitable apocalypse.

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