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Comment Re: How does that work? (Score 1) 106

According to Thomas Hobbes whose philosophy holds sway over political circles, as long as the FBI asked them to do it, it isn't actually a crime. As for why there are victimless crimes on the books. Hobbes blieves the State should have absolute authority and that the state needs to protect you from yourself and is permissive in the sense that guard rails permit you to stay on the road. His example used hedges.

Comment It's just a tool... (Score 1) 346

And is limited to how well you use it. As the article noted, OpenOffice and LibreOffice will do they same thing as well. They noted Sheets doesn't, but I can't get Google Sheets to handle dates consistently at all sometimes.

This is just an excellent example of what works for a large population of users can be a bad thing for a small set of users. After this paper, I expect the error rate to drop dramatically, given how easy the fix is.

Comment Re: On Hobbes and the Hamiltonians (Score 1) 228

Somehow you missed the word tempered entirely, or perhaps it holds a different significance for you than me. Violence on the level of LARPing won't usually shorten anybody's life, and I think that in instances like protestors intentionally blocking a road it might be a good idea if they could expect a certain level of violence in response.

Comment Re: And so it begins. (Score 1) 111

We live under a government created under principles that Thomas Hobbes came up with and while others views of man were too optimistic, Hobbes view of Man in nature reflected his poor home life growing up and he had no sense of how families actually work. I have said that I will be family for anyone who will be family for me, and that simply does not fit into Hobbes' philosophy. The Hamiltonians played dirty when pushing for passage of the Constitution. The Federalist papers were filled with bully and con language. The Hamiltonians broke with tradition and made it so that passage was not of unanimous State decision. Hobbes had a radical hatred of violence. I feel that violence is a natural part of the human experience. The reservation of violence to the State interferes with the natural experience of violence by man. It should be tempered, but not removed entirely. Hobbes decision to make the Sovereign and not the Pope the decider of religion was not particularly novel and merely created many smaller Holy Roman Empires, when it came to religion. Religion should be the decision of individuals only. His ideas hampered discourse and the free flow of ideas by Balkanizing the world when it came to individuals. Hobbes was a Dr. Frankenstein, but worse, he had no idea what parts of Man he was even using to construct his so-called Artificial Man. He had little indication that the parts that make up Man were represented in whole in his Artificial Man. And in fact it is not. Hobbes had no sense of personal preference, When he said Man was the same, he meant that Man was the same in the same sense the Cybermen from Doctor Who were all the same.

Comment Re:Germany, authoritarian and Hobbes. (Score 1) 111

Well, world political theory is centered around Thomas Hobbes crackpot authoritarian theories, so it was only a matter of time.
We live under a government created under principles that Hobbes came up with and while others views of man were too optimistic, Hobbes view of Man in nature reflected his poor home life growing up and he had no sense of how families actually work. I have said that I will be family for anyone who will be family for me, and that simply does not fit into Hobbes' philosophy. The Hamiltonians played dirty when pushing for passage of the Constitution. The Federalist papers were filled with bully and con language. The Hamiltonians broke with tradition and made it so that passage was not of unanimous State decision. Hobbes had a radical hatred of violence. I feel that violence is a natural part of the human experience. The reservation of violence to the State interferes with the natural experience of violence by man. It should be tempered, but not removed entirely. Hobbes decision to make the Sovereign and not the Pope the decider of religion was not particularly novel and merely created many smaller Holy Roman Empires, when it came to religion. Religion should be the decision of individuals only. His ideas hampered discourse and the free flow of ideas by Balkanizing the world when it came to individuals. Hobbes was a Dr. Frankenstein, but worse, he had no idea what parts of Man he was even using to construct his so-called Artificial Man. He had little indication that the parts that make up Man were represented in whole in his Artificial Man. And in fact it is not. Hobbes had no sense of personal preference, When he said Man was the same, he meant that Man was the same in the same sense the Cybermen from Doctor Who were all the same.

Comment Re:Is there something to understand (Score 1) 78

What I understood was you buy one piece of their digital currency. This serves as a DRM token. Whenever you want to watch the show you resubmit the record of owning the digital currency piece/DRM token and they will stream it to you. There may be the added process of creating a new record in the transaction database every time a token is resubmitted and a new number representing the new transaction returned to the user. That would make sense to me. Or maybe there is a rental model, and the currency is added back into their wallet when the rental is requested. Or something like all of that.

Comment On Hobbes and the Hamiltonians (Score 1) 228

Maybe only tangentially related, but if we rejected Hobbes then maybe Tor wouldn't be needed... as much?
We live under a government created under principles that Hobbes came up with and while others views of man were too optimistic, Hobbes view of Man in nature reflected his poor home life growing up and he had no sense of how families actually work. I have said that I will be family for anyone who will be family for me, and that simply does not fit into Hobbes' philosophy. The Hamiltonians played dirty when pushing for passage of the Constitution. The Federalist papers were filled with bully and con language. The Hamiltonians broke with tradition and made it so that passage was not of unanimous State decision. Hobbes had a radical hatred of violence. I feel that violence is a natural part of the human experience. The reservation of violence to the State interferes with the natural experience of violence by man. It should be tempered, but not removed entirely. Hobbes decision to make the Sovereign and not the Pope the decider of religion was not particularly novel and merely created many smaller Holy Roman Empires, when it came to religion. Religion should be the decision of individuals only. His ideas hampered discourse and the free flow of ideas by Balkanizing the world when it came to individuals. Hobbes was a Dr. Frankenstein, but worse, he had no idea what parts of Man he was even using to construct his so-called Artificial Man. He had little indication that the parts that make up Man were represented in whole in his Artificial Man. And in fact it is not. Hobbes had no sense of personal preference, When he said Man was the same, he meant that Man was the same in the same sense the Cybermen from Doctor Who were all the same. God bless you, God bless America, and God bless the World. And as Jim Sterling says, "Thank God for me."

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