Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Re:More of that small, local govt freedom (Score 1) 200

To be fair, letting corporations run everything is technically "smaller government". Republicans might be stupid, but they are consistent.

It's not!

There is a huge difference between Corporations and local governments.
Who are both responsible to? Shareholders somewhere or people actually you know from local City Council meetings.
What is their underlying objective? Increase return of investment to shareholders or run a municipality most efficient serving the people living there.

You can see how municipalities are fought for their independence by state governments occupied by people dependent on campaign contributions when municipalities trying to become independent from Corporations in electrical, zoning (fracking) and now internet. There are actual cases where a state government sues municipalities in those instances.

Looking how this works can be clearly seen how senators vote against normal people so they can be bilked by Corporations in drug sales:

They are busy returning favors for funds received and their voters behaving just right lulled and sleeping soundly watching TV ....

You really need to open your eyes and use your grey matter for a change.

Donald Rumpelstiltskin has no clue and is probably only concerned about covering his dick's history, trying to make things "great" again.


Comment Re:Threshold (Score 1) 405

What is the unemployment threshold going to be?
When unemployment caused by automation, robotics, etc reaches 10%?

In the coming decades more and more people worldwide will become unemployable, and they will have nothing to do or any way to make a living?

How are governments and communities going to respond?

All OK, no problem it fixes itself.

Since - according to a common philosophy, anyone not doing well is doing something wrong and needs to be punished to learn how to do it right, that's just the way the natural selection of the fittest, staying on top and survives, works.

Probably some Elysium-Style arrangement.


Comment Re:Sour grapes (Score 1) 1430

Clinton and Trump campaigned in the swing states because that is what the Electoral College encourages. The popular vote "imbalance" is a mirage. If they had been campaigning for the popular vote, if there had been no Electoral College, the campaigns and the results would have been different in ways we can't imagine.

To change the Electoral College process now, after the popular vote is over, is sour grapes.

So, eliminate the MF "mirage" instead of bitching about it, if it's actually hypothetical!

Now it goes into "convincing" the individual members of the EC. Can it get even more messy?

Seems that presidential election process can be moved around like Play-Do since the members of the Electoral College are not necessarily bound to for whom they are chosen to vote. If they suffer any consequences by not doing so as expected is another issue.

Who benefits from the EC? Those are the reason that it still exists.

It will be a constitutional amendment. The rules for all this this are in the US Constitution Article II and Amendment 12.

Seeing how money is influencing US politics, fat chance that anything like this will happen impeding that force and the bitching, accusing will go on filling the media.

The last election campaign has brought this charade to a new low.

Comment One wonders... (Score 1) 667

How long this kind of nonsense is going to stay - often seems like 3rd Reich in the beginning... On the radio I even heard people shouting, after asked if they can pronounce the German word for "lying press" - where the press organs which were not in line with the upcoming movement, were constantly denounced - the crowd roared enthusiastically LÜGENPRESSE.. This may have been just a small rightest wing gathering, but Donald consistently labels anything not conforming to his "Universe" as lie again and again.
This is a simple idea and concept picked up easily by crowd minds.

Comment OK (Score 1) 90

Is the US now again at it or still at it - playing World Police?

Do those laws valid in the US spread out into the whole world?

Or, the other way around, there are countries where some simple things are penalized with death penalty, would those laws over the wire spread as well to here in the same way and then, when one travels there, applied?

Seems people got nothing better to do than abusing whatever is available to them without any reflections on consequences...

Comment Re:Trump haters worse than Trump? (Score 2) 497

Ok I think Trump is a moron who will probably fuck the country over,

If that is your expectation? What is your conclusion, maybe this:

but I support the democratic process therefore support him as the elected leader.

Democratic process? People go and vote, one person, one vote to be counted. Is it then fair, to filter those votes by state through another element - electoral college - historical origin described there: http://www.history.com/topics/... and turn the result into the opposite what the vote count resulted in?
Not the first time this happened and supposedly again this time. Isn't this the opposite of a democratic process and can be manipulated?

In general, you have a 2-party system in the US and all kinds of things happen to leave it that way. Not really a great mechanism to reflect different opinions and promote changes.

One thing I am already sick of is the amount of anti-Trump articles doing the rounds based purely on speculation of what he might do as POTUS.
  This sort of thing is bearable during an election when everyone is trying to convince others to vote for their person, but its over, he won, let it go.

Hold it right there - not just yet the POTUS but given plans for his presidency, selecting and announcing his cabinet members and coming back to his election campaign promises. That has already great impact on people and other states which are watching anxiously. That's not speculation, those are facts!

One example: Deport "illegal" aliens in whatever great numbers - millions or even a fraction of that - what are the logistics to run such an undertaking, the legal background to even do this and the repercussions in people's mind - aren't US immigration offices overloaded with applicants fearing Trump action's consequences. In an orderly legal system, there will be court cases with deportations but personal/judges have been cut short: http://qz.com/771583/a-record-...

He should be given the chance to lead and be judged on his actual decisions, not what we think he might do. All this Anti-Trump hysteria is doing is proving Trump right and feeding the monster.

Trump has no political experience at all:
Professional Experience
Chairman, Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, Incorporated
Founder/Chairman/President/Chief Executive Officer, The Trump Organization, 1975-present

And seem to have screwed people during his career, I think it's just natural to be suspicious. Why don't YOU relax?

Slashdot Top Deals

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. -- James J. Ling