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Snowden Documents: CSE Tracks Millions of Downloads Daily

Livius Re: They said they weren't doing it.. (23 comments)

The failure to use the the Notwithstanding Clause the way it was intended has made law arbitrary and unpredictable.

about half an hour ago
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Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

Livius Re:Red Dwarf or Space:1999 (475 comments)

Space:1999 was made in the 70s, but I guess it ties in with the 90s....

yesterday
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Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet

Livius Re:Saddest line ever (140 comments)

When your example of change is something that took over 300 years, it may be a less compelling example than you think.

yesterday
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Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet

Livius Re:outsider question: why the USA embargo on Cuba? (140 comments)

Cuba was a colony that was given sham independence, and then started acting like it had actual independence. And the US government is petty and vindictive.

yesterday
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White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

Livius Re:Well... (232 comments)

Like it or not, the president is an irreplaceable military asset and the area around White House is military airspace (or effectively the same thing).

yesterday
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"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

Livius Perspective (382 comments)

The weather prediction is about probabilities, not clairvoyance. It isn't incorrect simply because the actual weather is different from the expected.

And with the way workers are (on average) treated by their employers, is is really such a bad thing that some people had a day off?

yesterday
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Comcast Ghost-Writes Politician's Letters To Support Time Warner Mega-Merger

Livius Re:They come that cheap? (178 comments)

But the 10 000 isn't for a specific purpose, and probably there will be no conclusive proof of corruption.

It's simply that people who agree with the donors are the ones who receive money, and only people receiving money have any realistic chance to participate.

In fact, almost all politicians are some combination of sincerely convinced of what they claim, too ignorant to understand what they claim, or simply mentally ill.

Which means a tiny bit more money isn't going to change their mind.

2 days ago
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Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

Livius Re:Not a career politician? (120 comments)

He clearly has less contempt for the masses that most other politicians, so he has that going for him.

3 days ago
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Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

Livius Re:Balderdash (215 comments)

Obama got it for not being Bush, which at the time was a major step forward for world peace.

3 days ago
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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

Livius Re:What is credible in this context? (110 comments)

A 'credible' real threat is not a threat to public safety, it's a threat can persuade gullible journalists that the public needs to be afraid in spite of the absence of actual threats to public safety..

4 days ago
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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

Livius Re:Credible? (110 comments)

Someone saying something on the Internet is now somehow "credible?"

It worked, didn't it?

4 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

Livius Re:Good news (420 comments)

Lucas is a hands-off director.

Isn't that a complicated way of saying he's an awful director who got lucky a few times with casting?

5 days ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

Livius Re:Not trying to excuse what he did (374 comments)

But it's not all or nothing. What he did may be very wrong, but it's not in the same category as actual harassment.

5 days ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

Livius Re:Not trying to excuse what he did (374 comments)

Unless we're talking about a minor, that isn't forcing someone.

It's abusive, for sure, but this is not the same as the people are the actual victims of physical or other coercion.

5 days ago
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10 New Rosetta Images Reveal Comet 67P In All Its Glory

Livius Re:duck or... (29 comments)

And is it lighter or heavier than a duck? It might be a witch.

5 days ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Livius Re:No way! (512 comments)

You realize that this hypothetical other employer has exactly the same incentives and goals as the first one, right?

about a week ago

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