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Ask Slashdot: Reviewing 3rd Party Libraries?

ChrisMaple This sucks (88 comments)

Beta is worthless. I'm out of here, and it will be a long time until I even look here again.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation

ChrisMaple Re:First blacks, (917 comments)

Marriages are fucking contracts.

Actually, in most states a fucking contract can get you jailed.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation

ChrisMaple Re:First blacks, (917 comments)

When the government is telling you who you must do business with, the government is, by definition, fascist.

about 2 months ago
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Oklahoma Schools Required To Teach Students Personal Finance

ChrisMaple Re: DOE is there for teachers, not students (304 comments)

From your criticism of local standards I can't tell if you're supporting national/international standards or individual standards, so I'll point out the flaws in both. In the sense of a standard meaning a criterion the same for everyone, "individual standard" is an oxymoron. National education standards ends up with the censorship of history so common in totalitarian governments.

The standards of education need to be appropriate for the community. It's pointless to teach Eskimos to surf or Hawaiians to build igloos. At the other extreme, not every parent is capable of defining educational goals for their children; illiterates can't be allowed to prevent their children from reading.

about 2 months ago
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Oklahoma Schools Required To Teach Students Personal Finance

ChrisMaple Re:Watch some corporate retard (304 comments)

There's hardly a single item of truth in your post, but I'll expose just one flaw. Political and philosophic movements seldom have names that agree with their policies. There's nothing progressive about progressivism. Originally liberalism referred to a freedom-based ideology somewhat like today's libertarianism, but modern American liberalism is an alternate name for progressivism. American conservatism doesn't mean maintenance of the status quo, it means conserving the principles of the government established 1776-1787.

about 2 months ago
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Oklahoma Schools Required To Teach Students Personal Finance

ChrisMaple Re:The Republicans oppose teaching critical thinki (304 comments)

I'll never forgive my mother for making me give away some of my more valued toys. I still have stuff from 50 years ago, and I dearly miss a few cherished things that her religious beliefs caused me to lose.

about 2 months ago
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Harold Ramis Dies At 69

ChrisMaple Re:See you on the other side, Egon (136 comments)

Bill Murray has been a "big famous actor" since 1977 when he replaced Chevy Chase in Saturday Night Live. Ghostbusters is a young man's movie, and Murray looks older than Gene Hackman on a bad day. They'd have to apply makeup with a trowel.

about 2 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

ChrisMaple Re:lack of local government oversight is the cause (513 comments)

Small New Hampshire town here. Many local officials aren't even paid, yet they're elective offices. There isn't much leeway for waste when the government is paid for out of a population of 2000.

about 2 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

ChrisMaple Re:Stranger danger hysteria (513 comments)

10,000 pages is about 30 to 45 books. No need to leave the house, that's $250 to $370 from Amazon, delivered to your door. Less than cable TV.

about 2 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

ChrisMaple Re:national franchise rights and debt (513 comments)

Actually, $2 billion profit on $64 billion revenue is very poor profit margin for anything but static industries. 3% leaves too little tolerance for mistakes.

about 2 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

ChrisMaple Re:How can the situation be improved? (513 comments)

How many local governments actually have the ability to build out a fiber network? They'd have to contract it done, probably by the same company that would have done it anyway.

about 2 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

ChrisMaple Re:govt enforces the monopoly. Want govt monopoly? (513 comments)

Private highways were being built and used when Eisenhower pushed through the Interstate system. Part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was originally private. Government has the advantage of stealing land through eminent domain; private companies could easily be stymied if they had an enemy in government, or just a bureaucrat soliciting bribes. Buying land from tens of thousands of landowners to make way for a big road is no easy undertaking.

about 2 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

ChrisMaple Re:How can the situation be improved? (513 comments)

Do you pay to drive from one end of a WalMart parking lot to the other? It's private. Why aren't there any tolls?

Neighborhoods sometimes have private roads, and don't charge tolls. The residents pay for road upkeep through a property owner's association. Private roads through a business district could be maintained the same way, either through contracting work on their road or paying a road company in possession of the road a fee for its use. The net effect would be the same as paying for road maintenance through taxes, with the additional advantage that road owners don't have to go begging to the government to fix that pothole that's been growing for five months.

about 2 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

ChrisMaple Re:How can the situation be improved? (513 comments)

The government is meant to serve the people

NO

The proper function of government is to identify human rights, codify them, and defend them. Anything else whatsoever is a usurpation that inevitably does more harm than good.

There are only 2 ways for government to serve: with slaves or by paying people to serve. The money to pay is taken from those who earn it by those who don't.

about 2 months ago
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Dogs' Brains Have Human-like "Voice Area"

ChrisMaple Re:Dogs are best (139 comments)

Wolves raised by humans from birth do not communicate as well with humans as most domestic dogs (or so I've read.) A domestic dog will learn to look where you point, a wolf will look at your hand.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

ChrisMaple Re:Air Gapped Box (445 comments)

Removing the antenna is no guarantee of disabling wifi. The antenna is a fairly efficient broadcast device, but if you remove it there's still wiring to the antenna mount that will radiate. Range will be reduced, so a spy will have to get closer, but removing the antenna is not a total solution.

about 2 months ago
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California Fights Drought With Data and Psychology, Yielding 5% Usage Reduction

ChrisMaple Re:"Market Failure" ? Pshaw. This is not complicat (362 comments)

Even at greatly increased prices tap water used for drinking does not amount to much money. That and a couple of flushes a day is all anyone needs, and that's not enough to justify a cutout for the poor.

about 2 months ago
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California Fights Drought With Data and Psychology, Yielding 5% Usage Reduction

ChrisMaple Re:market failure? (362 comments)

The market will direct water from rivers to users, rather than from rivers to the ocean. Predatory government ensures misallocation of resources.

about 2 months ago

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