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Tunneling Under the Great Firewall?

LordKazan Re:Hardly a common example (403 comments)

um... i followed the news.. this was public freaking knowledge

remove your tinfoil hat

more than 4 years ago
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Tunneling Under the Great Firewall?

LordKazan Re:Hardly a common example (403 comments)

and the service interruption was probably caused by the fact that a lot of network equipment driving the transatlantic link was in the WTC FFS!

more than 4 years ago
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What Happened To Obama's Open Source Adviser?

LordKazan Re:Confirmation hell? (296 comments)

I Stopped reading your post when you said "aggressively leaving the opposition out of even the most trivial policy discussions." that's egregiously dishonest - as it is well known to be false. Obama fucked the healthcare bill by allowing more and more compromise with republicans in an attempt to get them on board WHEN NO MATTER WHAT THE WERE GOING TO VOTE AGAINST IT.

Did the Administration and the Democratic leadership remove any one of those compromises they made, that failed to get any republican support? NOPE!

There were more republican amendments than democratic amendments, but obviously they're "aggressively leaving the opposition out of even the most trivial policy discussions.".

Your dishonest is astounding. Who modded parent insightful? you should be ashamed of yourself.

I guess it is too much to ask for something to have to be accurate to be insightful.

more than 4 years ago
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What Happened To Obama's Open Source Adviser?

LordKazan Re:Confirmation hell? (296 comments)

plausible, but sounds like an attempt at character assassination. It also ignores the simple fact that: we cannot drill our way out of a situation not created (in the short term) by limited supply, but by market manipulation thanks to Bush II energy market deregulation.

in the long run "Drill, baby, Drill" just delays the inevitable, and the longer the inevitable solution to other power generation sources is delayed the more money is wasted (over time, and at the eventual forced conversion).

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Net Neutrality Suffers Major Setback

LordKazan Re:Tariffs are a comin'.... (790 comments)

>You really think that such improvements would happen in a hyper-regulated marketplace?

As evidence by Europe: yes.

Note: basic consumer protection is not "hyper-regulated", only an ignorant anarchocapitalist thinks that kinda crap - and considering implementing even a few of the anarchocapitalist deregulatory wet dreams led to the current recession: why the @#%$ should we listen to you?

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Net Neutrality Suffers Major Setback

LordKazan Re:this is not unexpected (790 comments)

maybe we should just nationalize all that cable we paid for

we PAID FOR IT afterall.

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10% Tax On Custom Software, $100M Tax Cut For Microsoft

LordKazan Re:Microsoft's tax cut and a sales tax (305 comments)

sales taxes are not just not-progressive - they're regressive.

Rich and poor people need to buy a lot of the same basic things that are taxed - that tax eats up a larger percent of a poor persons income. that is the definition of a regressive tax.

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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:first post? (902 comments)

you don't know what the fuck a progressive is, so please refrain from trying to tell us what we are in the future.

Libertardian dumbfuck.

more than 4 years ago
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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:...and it did. (902 comments)

don't put words into my mouth that i didn't say. the team that currently controls congress and the presidency might fit me better than the other one, but they're still very ill fitting.

more than 4 years ago
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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:...and it did. (902 comments)

this is true, until we get private money out of elections the government will, at best, half heartedly serve the people so long as it doesn't cost their corporate overlords too much.

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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:Who advocated rounding up the arab population? (902 comments)

"There's a pretty strong current of entertainment in her work"

yeah just like "Rush Limbaugh is entertainment"

bullshit. they're hate mongers who make money off kicking people with fearful personality types (this is scientific fact if you've been paying attention) into a fear frenzy so that their $-masters can do what they want.

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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:first post? (902 comments)

in many states Felons loose the right to vote. Did you not know this?

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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:first post? (902 comments)

Someone who knew what the bill was :D good. I was hoping an informed person would actually crawl out of the framework.

As a progressive and a defender of the collective right to gun ownership (voting is also a collective right) - i have no issue with a well formulated assault weapons ban. One more formulated than "scary looking guns" - ie weapons that can be easily altered to fully automatic, etc.

The simple fact is that the claim that "more guns make for a safer society" is proven unequivocally wrong by global statistics. So I'm not gun up on guns.

I believe that you should have the right to own guns, but I also believe that right comes with the responsibility to prove that you can be trusted with them. I also believe that right, like many other rights, is subject to reasonable restriction.

Yes he has failed to fulfill a campaign promise thus far (renew the AWB), but he never vowed not to let them into national parks. The idea that you couldn't take a rifle into national parks is also retarded, some of those parks are vast and if you're back country camping you might need that rifle to defend yourself against a large predator. (not likely if you're careful, but it can happen)

more than 4 years ago
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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:Useful to whom? The racists who care about skin (902 comments)

sorry, but you simply don't know what the fuck you're talking about. Legislation requires a simple majority. Only constitutional amendments require a supermajority per the constitution. Cloture and Filibusters are merely a senate rule, and can be changed if the senate so wishes it - in fact they need to be changed as the "filibuster without consequences" we have today is being abused.

The Health Insurance Reform act is entirely constitutional as set out by standing caselaw, as is the "individual mandate" (the item most claimed to be supposedly unconstitutional) as it is merely enforced by tax code - tax code is something the federal government has broad and explicit authority on.

The entire idea that "the only goal of government is to make itself bigger" shows a warped view of the world.

The only goal of government is to serve it's protect - to protect them from threats both foreign and domestic, to help them secure the fruits of liberty and prosperity.

Sometimes the best way for the government to do some of those things is to do nothing, some times it is to enforce regulation, sometime it is to raise an army and defend against an aggressor, and sometimes it requires removing the greet motive from interfering with security the fruits of prosperity for the most people.

The idea that "the smaller the government the better" means that the best form of government is no government. Guess what happens then? warlords.

Stop thinking about politics in macros and soundbytes and start actually thinking.

more than 4 years ago
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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:Useful to whom? The racists who care about skin (902 comments)

You sound like yet another "10th Amendment says what i want it to person".

I've seen far too much

Person A: "Where does the constitution say that?"
Person B: "10th Amendment!"
Person A: "Um... no, the 10th doesn't say that"

the section of the constitution pertaining to the census specifically allows for other information as pointed out by a poster above who quoted the section that was conveniently left out by the Wyatt

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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:Useful to whom? The racists who care about skin (902 comments)

The Constitution doesn't work that way. It doesn't prohibit them asking for more information, and other clauses imply that so long as it isn't prohibited expressly or implicitly then there is no problem as long as it serves a legitimate government purpose.

being able to anticipate how diseases might affect the population certainly falls under a legitimate government purpose.

Just because the American Libertarian Party tells you incorrect information about the constitution doesn't make that information correct.

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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:Useful to whom? The racists who care about skin (902 comments)

says who? we collect the information anyway - statistics aren't harming anyone. and I'm sure at some point someone sued over the release of them and it was found constitutional.

What's your issue?

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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:I agree (902 comments)

to go for low-hanging fruit:

Ever heard of the CDC?

There are many more uses, but I don't have the time to think of all of them. It's harmless information that anyone can get by simply looking at you, what is your hang up?

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Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

LordKazan Re:Obligatory (902 comments)

that is a fair point, but Ayn Rand doesn't merit my time to debunk her nonsense. people far more knowledgeable than me in those fields have already done it.

Ayn Rand's writing is a natural reaction to the Stalinistic system she grew up in, but that doesn't mean her writings were particularly insightful. She reacted to one, crappy extreme, by idealizing another crappy extreme.

more than 4 years ago

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Ferrium Project relaunch - Privateer/Elite like game

LordKazan LordKazan writes  |  more than 7 years ago Today (2007-05-08) I relaunched my previously fallen-through game engine project, Ferrium, has a Privateer/Elite like game. I have long wanted a true successor to Wing Commander Privateer, in playstyle and feel. I finally decided to try it myself (again). So if you would like to play this game, or even better like to help me make it, swing on by my Announcement on the dev forums.

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Bigotry on slashdot

LordKazan LordKazan writes  |  more than 10 years ago Let me start with off by saying that I am an American, I have lived here my entire life. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


So I was metamoderating and I ended up metamoderating a post from this thread and I was rather disturbed

Generally I hold slashdot users as a group more intelligent than the average person, so seeing bigotry - which is the direct manifestation of ignorance and immaturity - running around slashdot like wildfire was disturbing so say the least

Was This guy right in his criticism? Almost all criticism has some basis in reali ty, his has a fair deal. He has some misdirected ones like the guns thing, he needs to know his facts before opening his mouth on that one, however he does have a point on the others. Yes we are sue happy, yes Americans weigh way too much on average (side note: i used to be obese - I started eating heathly - and I don't mean "fad diet"). I could go on.

What was this guy doing? Trolling wonderfully, amusingly.
What did the average Bush-supporting wannabie do? Take the bait

Bush has encouraged divisiveness and bigotry since he took the office, one of his many "feats" of stupidity. Bigotry has gone up on America exponentially, it's pathetic. There is that entire "If you don't agree with the president you're unamerican!" CRAP - Then calling foreigners stupid names like "Eurotrash" for disagreeing too.

GROW UP AMERICAN TRASH

Let me quote something for you children, you seem to have forgot about this

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The founding fathers put this there for a reason. I am constantly reminded by example that these so-called Eurotrash understand what America stands for better than the average American these days. How about some of you out there actually stop watching Friends/Survivor/Joe Millionaire/American Idol/insert so-called reality TV show of the moment here and USE YOUR FREAKING BRAIN. Read some philosophy, some history, try to figure out the motiviations behind the politicians in washington. Just do something to engage your brain


PS: ALWAYS Engage brain before Mouth/Keyboard/Mouse

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