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Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic In London, Madrid, Berlin

Azghoul Re:Competition Sucks (507 comments)

Bah - tax*i* cartel....

about 4 months ago

Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic In London, Madrid, Berlin

Azghoul Re:Competition Sucks (507 comments)

So basically, the tax cartel in Scotland has successfully erected numerous barriers to entry that prevent competitors from entering the market. Congratulations, I guess, if you're proud of that sort of thing.

about 4 months ago

Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

Azghoul Re:Government jobs (423 comments)

Amazing. Apparently in your world, only right wing folks use blanket statements!

about 6 months ago

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

Azghoul Re:Why not look forward to virtual hells (914 comments)

I currently have about 50 pages left and I just want to chime in here and say RIGHT ON. Great book. I can't wait to see if Yime ever actually does anything....

about 7 months ago

All In All, Kids Just Another Brick In the Data Wall

Azghoul Re:Missing big picture -- see Kohn and Gatto (110 comments)

I wish I could reply to this a hundred times and give it a hundred points of karma.
I also wish I knew all this back in the 80's, plus the ability to and personality to stand up and do something about it.....

about 8 months ago

Paging Dr. MacGyver: Maker Movement Comes To Medical Gear

Azghoul "Concerns" (61 comments)

You can always tell the entrenched interests are getting worried about their bottom line when "concerns" start appearing.

"How DARE they build a prosthetic with a cheap 3D printer!?" "But it might be DANGEROUS!"

No, you are just scared that your ridiculous profit margins might get a haircut, and use regulation and FUD to increase the barrier to entry into "your" market. This is a great story and should be lauded by all, not tainted by the fishy smell of the concern trolls.

about 9 months ago

If I Had a Hammer

Azghoul Re:I hate to point out the obvious but... (732 comments)

You must forget what it was like to be a kid on summer break. The whole world is your oyster!

If I didn't have to work, this time of year I'd be skiing and sledding, exploring my world. I'd build furniture for every room in my house. And then rebuild my house. And expand my gardens. Grow some more veggies. Replace my lawn with clover. Maybe I'd play some video games. Probably loooooads of tabletop RPGs...

Maybe my neighbors just want to sit around and watch Idol all day and get fat (is that so different than now?). Why should I care? If they're happy, I'm happy.

about 9 months ago

Iain Banks: Extremely Ill With Cancer

Azghoul Re:I hate myself sometimes (150 comments)

What's terrible about your way of thinking?

You don't know him personally. The only attachment you have to the guy is through his very fine novels. Why should you personally feel bad about how his family and friends took the news?

It's definitely a shame.

about a year and a half ago

Recession, Tech Kill Middle-Class Jobs

Azghoul Re:Agreed (586 comments)

It's interesting to note that your only possible solution for the problem of capital sitting on the sidelines is to tax it.

You should probably get out more.

about 2 years ago

The Billion Dollar Startup: Inside Obama's Campaign Tech

Azghoul Re:Content free campaigning (90 comments)

Let us know when your side brings up a single program to cut. Not you personally, we can all claim "cut defense spending!" or "reduce medicare benefits!" depending on which side you're on. But your party will never do it.

about 2 years ago

Buffalo Bills Going the Moneyball Route With Analytics

Azghoul Re:Analytics Won't Help you Buffalo (94 comments)

Bullshit. Bellyache is a genius because of 1 person: Marcia. If Marcia Brady wasn't there, he's a .500 coach just like he was before Brady. Fuck him.

about 2 years ago

World's Oldest Wooden Water Wells Discovered

Azghoul Re:Oldest known - definitely not oldest ever made (50 comments)

I was just thinking the same thing (particularly the pinned tenon joints) and it pretty much blew my mind.

Something good to talk about with fellow woodworking relatives over the next couple days of endless family time!

about 2 years ago

US Scientific R&D Could Face Fiscal Cliff Doom

Azghoul Re:America's hand is being forced... (609 comments)

So the tl;dr version:

We are interventionists so we have to keep being interventionists, because.... derp.

about a year ago

Geomapping Racism With Twitter

Azghoul "Geomapping"?? (409 comments)

What the f*** now?

about 2 years ago

Parent Questions Mandatory High School Chemistry

Azghoul Re:Translation (866 comments)


School IS easy if you're actually taught that learning shit is FUN. Forcing kids to endure a full year of chemistry in high school is stupid.

about 2 years ago

The Day Leo Traynor Confronted His Troll

Azghoul Re:So, let the opining begin... (594 comments)

So you're in favor of either committing him to a mental ward against his will (read Thomas Szasz), killing a 17 y/o kid for being a dick, or having him suffer life-long physical and emotional injury due to prison rape. When the victim here says he wants to give the kid a chance.

And you're the sane, socially acceptable guy here?

about 2 years ago

IPv6 Must Be Enabled On All US Government Sites By Sunday

Azghoul Re:If I don't convert, what will you do? (179 comments)

Yeah right. As if any program in this Federal government was seriously in danger of being defunded. They'd just go whine to a Congressional staffer who will get that nonsense squashed.

about 2 years ago


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