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The Hobbit's Higher Frame Rate To Cost Theater Operators

AnonGCB Re:In other news (710 comments)

You mean studios will finally be able to pan at a reasonable speed without it looking jittery and fucking terrible?

24 fps is terrible and you should feel bad for propping up a dying standard.

more than 2 years ago
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Ohio Emergency Responders Stage Mock Zombie Invasion

AnonGCB Re:For their next performance (219 comments)

Pretty sure he'd just remove the federal level CERS, though as a more low priority objective. And even then, states would do a better job.

more than 2 years ago
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Americas New CIO Wants To Disrupt Government and Make It a Startup

AnonGCB Re:Only "wasteful" to other constituencies. (287 comments)

You hit the nail on the head.

The problem is, the congressmen do these things without thinking of where the money will come from, so taxes will need to be raised in some form or another in the future.

more than 2 years ago
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Americas New CIO Wants To Disrupt Government and Make It a Startup

AnonGCB Re:Good luck with the politics (287 comments)

Basically, politicians aren't accountable because they're spending other people's money. So they can afford to be wasteful.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: DD-WRT Upgrade To 802.11n?

AnonGCB Dlink DIR-825 (196 comments)

I've been using one with ddwrt for a while, it was pretty simple to get setup and AFAIK it is fully supported.

more than 2 years ago
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Bill Gates On What Business Can Teach Schools

AnonGCB Re:Apples and Oranges (272 comments)

Wish I had mod points.

Remove government regulation public schools, make them have to compete, and we'd see the end of teachers unions that force high pay and automatic raises, tenure, etc.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Enter Private Space Industry As an Engineer?

AnonGCB RIT (283 comments)

May as well say that as a college freshman, RIT is pretty sweet, and can help you get a job wherever you want considering how many companies kiss up for interns and such.

more than 2 years ago
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Opera Proposes Switching Browser Scrolling For 'Pages'

AnonGCB Re:Sounds interesting (320 comments)

Not sure about the randian part, but as a regular old libertarian (or anarcho capitalist, anyway) IP is stupid.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

AnonGCB Re:Completely valid (1799 comments)

Votes being bought is a problem with our voting system and with government - any concentration of power like that is liable to be bribed or bought like that.

As for everything being able to be bought and sold, why is that a problem? If I need food and could sell my vote to keep my children fed for another month, isn't that worth it?

And I challenge you to name one monopoly that came into being without government interference - maintaining a monopoly is damn hard when you're not being legislated for.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

AnonGCB Re:Completely valid (1799 comments)

There is nothing wrong with capitalism, the problem is that government exists and is easy to corrupt. If people kept a closer eye on the fed and made sure they were doing a very few specific things, everyone would be much better off. Do you really think 400 families could have accumulated that wealth without bribing some officials in D.C. at some point or another?

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

AnonGCB Re:Completely valid (1799 comments)

"I'm fine with keeping the federal government within the bounds of the Constitution, but only if we change the Constitution to cover almost all of what the federal government does."

Reread what you wrote and think about it for a while.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

AnonGCB Re:Completely valid (1799 comments)

Note that I don't feel strongly one way or another on the protests - from what I've heard the people are justly angry but are focusing it on the wrong people and are asking for the wrong change. It's likely that if they get legislation passed then they will be making the government clamp down on the businesses - which is just as bad, but in the other direction.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

AnonGCB Re:Completely valid (1799 comments)

The problem isn't wealth distribution, it's the fact that the government can regulate the industry and just print money and give it to the corporations. With a central point of failure (the federal government) it's easy for business to become corrupt.

Treat the source, not the symptom. Get the federal government back to doing the (very) few things that it is mandated to by the constitution.

As for Obama, he didn't really remember much of his campaign platform after he was elected last time, I don't see why it'd be different this time.

about 3 years ago
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Should Science Be King In Politics?

AnonGCB Re:Start your party and let democracy decide (737 comments)

Not when voting favors big winners over third parties.

Once we get range voting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_voting) then I'd agree with you.

about 3 years ago
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Healthcare Law Appealed To Supreme Court

AnonGCB Re:Ridiculous argument (1019 comments)

Taxes are theft as well, doesn't mean that's okay.

about 3 years ago
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US House 'Creator' of TSA Wants To Kill It

AnonGCB Re:Got my vote (681 comments)

As long as the government has a monopoly, legally nobody else can compete. Under a private system, at least the airlines can go wtf r u doin. Then they start their own security process, or hire some other company.

more than 3 years ago
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Dark Matter Hinted at Again at Cresst Experiment

AnonGCB Dark matter always seemed like a cop out. (80 comments)

Dark matter always seemed like a convenient hand wave, but I'm thrilled if there's some concrete evidence of it. I do love being wrong!

more than 3 years ago
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USPS Losing Battle Against the E-mail Age

AnonGCB Re:Battle? (734 comments)

Not going to address the free market bashing because that would end unproductively, but you should be aware that, at least in the USA, due to Lysander Spooner kicking the USPS' ass, they technically have a monopoly on delivering mail, and UPS, fedex etc only get by by paying USPS a rather large fee, and classify their services are specialty delivery services.

more than 3 years ago
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The Brilliance of Dwarf Fortress

AnonGCB Re:You reading this, Toady One? (104 comments)

Supposedly it's too hard to program for multiple threads for AI, as it already supports offloading some features to alternate cores.

more than 3 years ago

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Lead bitcoin developer invited into CIA headquarte

AnonGCB AnonGCB writes  |  more than 3 years ago

AnonGCB writes "One of the lead bitcoin developers, Gavin Andresen, has been invited to talk about Bitcoin, a distributed cryptocurrency, at a CIA emergent technology event this summer!"
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