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3-D Printed Gun Ban Fails In Senate

Damastus the WizLiz Useless laws (414 comments)

The reality is that all these bills are an attempt to make the people feel like the government is doing something about their fears. Gun control laws are not going to stop dedicated criminals from obtaining and misusing guns. Regulating ammunition would be more effective and even that will only be partially so. People can make their own ammo as well as making their own guns. The difference is that making your own ammo from scratch requires alot more work then just printing a gun these days. Either way though, bans and regulations are safety blanket measures. Something to make the the people feel safe without ever actually doing anything about the real problems.

about 9 months ago
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Scientists Says Jellyfish Are Taking Over the Oceans

Damastus the WizLiz Re:On the plus side (274 comments)

Jelly Gumbo...maybe..

about 10 months ago
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California Elementary Schools To Test Anti-Piracy Curriculum

Damastus the WizLiz Re:Indoctrination and Propoganda (356 comments)

That they have to grovel for money in the first place is sad enough.

about a year ago
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California Elementary Schools To Test Anti-Piracy Curriculum

Damastus the WizLiz Re:Indoctrination and Propoganda (356 comments)

Do remember that in that fictional universe it took another world war and an actual alien contact to drive humans together enough to bring about that "utopia"

about a year ago
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In Wake of Poor Reviews, Amazon Yanks SimCity Download

Damastus the WizLiz Re:Not sure... (511 comments)

I thought Zombie Outbreak was one of the new disasters in Sim City.

about a year and a half ago
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State Rep. Says Biking Is Not Earth Friendly Because Breathing Produces CO2

Damastus the WizLiz Re:Cars produce more (976 comments)

No level of ignorance and stupidity from ANYONE surprises me any more.

There, fixed that for you.

about a year and a half ago
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Got a Cell Phone Booster? FCC Says You Have To Turn It Off

Damastus the WizLiz Re:When government is involved-everything is polit (245 comments)

"its a humanity problem. And it's a conflict that will last until the end of time"

It will only last until the end of humanity.

about a year and a half ago
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Man Charged With HIPAA Violations For Video Taping Police

Damastus the WizLiz Re:what a surprise (620 comments)

To the best of my knowledge they have been upstanding in and out of work. As someone pointed out its different in different places and in cities with more people you have more cops and more chances for bad ones. And yes in a city with millions in it, its not hard for people to develop an us vs them mentality with a group of people they have close contact with and are expected to support on a regular basis. I wont say there are no bad cops. All I am saying is we cant judge everyone by the actions of a few.

about a year and a half ago
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Man Charged With HIPAA Violations For Video Taping Police

Damastus the WizLiz Re:what a surprise (620 comments)

Not all cops are bullies, liars, or thugs. I have personally known some very nice ones. Unfortunately all jobs done by people get good and bad ones alike. Yes there are some bad cops. There are also alot of officers who just have to put up with bad people all day. I know its a pipe dream but I wish people would stop making horrible generalizations just because they see one bad egg. You might do well to remember that police officers go out every day all over world with the prospect of not making it home that night. All in the name of protecting people like you and me.

about a year and a half ago
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Dad Hires In-Game 'Assassins' To Get His Son To Stop Gaming

Damastus the WizLiz Re:Just kick him out. (338 comments)

GTFO may not be an option but if Dad is paying for the internet and or subscription fee then he can most certainly cut those off. Any parent that whines about their kids playing online games too much is just being a bad parent. I have no problem taking away my sons computer or his network cable/wireless adapter and telling him he can pay for his own if he wants to abuse it. My son is limited on his computer time and not allowed on it during school days except for school work purposes.

about a year and a half ago
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Patent Troll Targeting Users of Scanners; Wants $1000/Employee

Damastus the WizLiz Process Patents (227 comments)

Has anyone patented the process of sueing people for violations of patents? If not someone better get on it quickly. Millions of dollars in settlements are being lost every minute now.

about a year and a half ago
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School Shooting Prompts Legislation To Study Violent Video Games

Damastus the WizLiz Re:Gingrich & Huckabee Weigh In (1168 comments)

His parents should be in prison. They are directly responsible because they didn't get their son the help that he needed.

Do you have any idea how hard it is for people to get serious and effective mental health treatment? Half the medical insurance companies don't pay it or charge rediculous copays. For the government to do anything he would have to have been arrested and that usually leads to prison, not quality mental health care. His access to guns and games can be debated until everyone is blue in the face. It is still likely he would have performed some kind of violent act. I dont blame his parents alone, I blame the country. If we spent half the time we waste raging against god, guns, games, and godlessness on developing a social concience. We might actually solve a few problems in this country, if not the world. I weep for all the souls lost in this tragedy, even the shooters.

about a year and a half ago
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The Rise of Feudal Computer Security

Damastus the WizLiz Re:Wrong analogy (147 comments)

That would explain why the computers kept failing in all the Fords I had.

about a year and a half ago
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Cops To Congress: We Need Logs of Americans' Text Messages

Damastus the WizLiz Re:Catch 22: (342 comments)

Forget your Tax Dollars. If a company is forced to store records then the cost of that storage is going to come out of the customers pocket. Don't think that Verizon or AT&T will foot the bill out of their own profits.

about a year and a half ago
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What "Earth-Shaking" Discovery Has Curiosity Made on Mars?

Damastus the WizLiz Re:Obviously they are trying to build hype (544 comments)

Twinkies have a shelf life of about 25 days. DAYS not years. Besides anyone with any real taste knows its the Hostess cupcakes that should be mourned, not twinkies.

about 2 years ago
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Senate Bill Rewrite Lets Feds Read Your E-mail Without Warrants

Damastus the WizLiz Re:Yay! Democrats! (403 comments)

Guardians of our Liberties and Privacy!

Good thing those nasty old Republicans aren't running the show. They might force the Feds to get a search warrant or something.

Do you really think that one side or the other is going be that much better?

about 2 years ago
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Welsh Scientists Radically Increase Fiber Broadband Speeds With COTS Parts

Damastus the WizLiz Re:Great, but will it be useful? (72 comments)

They might consider if it it actually does prove to have power cost reductions.

about 2 years ago
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Mitt Romney To Announce VP Decision Via Smartphone App

Damastus the WizLiz President? (461 comments)

I am still surprised that people Think the office of the president is to blame for everything in this country. Like nothing happens that isnt their fault, good or bad.

about 2 years ago

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