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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Rockoon Re:Bad comparison to gay marriage (313 comments)

Gay marriage is about equal rights.

Then argue your support for this belief.

I do not dispute that marriage bestows rights above an beyond unmarried individuals...

Oh, you dont intend to do that. You intend to just declare that its about equal rights in spite of being forced to admit that it isn't. Equal rights is not a slippery concept. It is an absolute. Either rights are equal for all people are they are not equal rights.

Denying individuals the ability to participate in this institution simply because of sexual preference...

Sexual preference is not and never has been a requirement or limitation of marriage in this country. You seem to be equating sex with marriage, a quite arbitrary definition.

Can I marry my mother? I don't intend to have sex with her. I just wish for her and I to join the special rights club that gays want to so badly be in. Whats that? There is no push to legalize marriage between mother and child? Yeah... because its not about equal rights.

2 hours ago
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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

Rockoon Re:How many? (213 comments)

Just how many industries will we allow the content industry to ruin in its death throes before we finally get wiser?

It is not the content industry that is attacking Aereo.. its not even the cable companies.

It is the broadcasters that are attacking Aereo because if Aereo is allowed to do what they are doing, then cable companies (who want to see Aereo win) can go ahead and do exactly what Aereo is doing, so they can avoid paying any redistribution fees to the broadcasters.

2 hours ago
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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Rockoon Re:Bad comparison to gay marriage (313 comments)

Gay marriage is about gaining the SAME right as the rest of the population. Affirmative action is about granting certain racial groups EXTRA rights over the rest of the population.

You clearly dont understand what marriage is. Marriage is not a holy bond, nor do homosexuals want to get married out of a great respect for the institution of marriage. They want to be able to get married because marriage gives them extra rights that unmarried people (the rest of the population) do not have. Note how I used your own terminology and it fits exactly.

The push for gay marriage was never about equality. A push for equality would remove all special rights from the married class or give all the special rights the married class has to the unmarried class. Since gay marriage does neither, it cannot be about equality at all. Its about adding themselves to the special rights group that enjoys 1,138 statutory provisions that use marriage as the determining factor for EXTRA benefits and privileges.

5 hours ago
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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Rockoon Re:wrong & ruining slashdot (313 comments)

Then explain why he's wrong rather than posting a bunch of ad hominem garbage.

Thats does not seem to ever be the Democrat method these days.

5 hours ago
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Intentional Backdoor In Consumer Routers Found

Rockoon Re:...er... (229 comments)

Unless the router firmware is open source, you have no way of knowing what it is doing, DOCSIS or not.

..and when it is open source, we get our hearts bled anyways.

Instead of jabber-jawing about your religious crusade to promote open source, why dont you instead focus on reviewing some open source codebases. Maybe if you are really diligent for a long enough period of time, your religion will earn our trust.

2 days ago
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Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

Rockoon Re:want to figure it out BEFORE most customers pay (435 comments)

hat the hell are you talking about. Any engineer will tell you that generating power at peak demand is much more expensive on the plant than at other times.

What the hell are YOU talking about? The people with panels arent generating much power at peak usage times -- they are drawing power at peak because the sun isnt above their house. At peak the sub is approaching or already below the horizon.

Given this, nothing you said makes any sense at all. its like you dont even have the first clue about what you are talking about. Seems fishy to me that you would be so gung-ho to post on a topic you for certain know that you dont understand. Almost as if you are just repeating some shit someone else said, because you share some sort of bond, such as a god damned bleeding heart.

2 days ago
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Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

Rockoon Re:What the hell is this article? (239 comments)

Its more elemental. If those that produce are convinced they won't keep or benefit from what they produce they won't produce and everyone suffers.

Its worse than that. They do not understand that everyone that trades benefits when trades are a choice. The "Free" in "Free Trade" means Liberty. You are also Free to not trade. These are not ironically the same people that complain about things that they are willing consumers of....

I don't think that its the "socialist" philosophy that has turned them into "fuckwits" as you say -- I think its simply that they are Statists. See their calls to confiscate Google properties. "Nationalize them" indeed.

3 days ago
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Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

Rockoon Re:Why concerned about only one side of Keystone X (239 comments)

It's like the Democrats are already trying to rationalize why they've lost the 2014 mid-terms.

They want the Koch brothers silenced just like they want Rush Limbaugh silenced. It is unimaginable to them that others might disagree with them without the root of that disagreement being pure greed.

They just cannot believe that half the country disagrees with them, even though clearly half the country isnt "the 2%" They truly believe that "the 2%" are greedy and the other 48% that also disagree with them are "too stupid to vote in their own self interest." This is of course a catch-22 .. their logic is that the 2% are guilty because they are greedy, and the rest of the people that arent liberals are guilty because they arent greedy.

I'm not a Republican. I just cant fucking stand the dripping hypocrisy, nor the unimaginable logical fallacies of the fucking American Democrats any longer. I used to think the Democrats were liberal. They fucking aren't. They are just pure petty intolerant fucks with a giant splash of jealousy coupled with unashamed levels of outlandish hypocrisy.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Rockoon Re:Well considering that.. (389 comments)

None of you seem to know what wealth is.

Wealth is not a dollar amount in a bank account, nor is it a deed to a property, nor the size of your paycheck.

Wealth is the goods and services that you can enjoy. Money is a means to that end, but when comparing percentages of money between different pools (such as between different countries) you cannot possibly be comparing wealth in any way at all, because money percentages are even more removed from wealth than money itself is.

Americans are doing quite fine in the wealth department. The vast majority of Americans enjoy levels of goods and services that are the envy of most of the world. 5% this, 11% that, 20% whatever, 44% blah blah... meaningless crap that does not relate to wealth at all.

With the looming trillion dollar student loan bubble, it is quite clear that Americans are not going without access to the higher education services, that quite the contrary there is evidence that too many are partaking in the service to the detriment of us all.

3 days ago
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Bill Would End US Govt's Sale of Already-Available Technical Papers To Itself

Rockoon Re:Bad idea? (32 comments)

Exactly.

If NTIS were funded through appropriations then the behavior of other government departments would significantly effect the funding that NTIS needs. If NTIS charges the requesting department per document then NTIS's budget scales with demand and the burden for the activity of the requesting department rests on the requesting department.

As far as charging for free documents - the NTIS is offering a one-stop-shop service, which requires money to implement and maintain. That some of the documents are free elsewhere is irrelevant.

about two weeks ago
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Cost Skyrockets For United States' Share of ITER Fusion Project

Rockoon Re:keeping a budget (174 comments)

This dude is why we have welfare.

Really? "His parents, Zarina (an elementary school principal) and Mubarak Ahmad (a mechanic for AC Transit), raised all six of their children with good values."
Stop being a dishonest fuck.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

Rockoon Re:Singapore (386 comments)

Nowhere in the wikipedia article you "cite" does it say that

..except for where it gives the 13.8 figure right away in the second sentence of the article, and references it as a number estimated by the United Nations.

"The city-state had the second highest per-capita execution rate in the world between 1994 and 1999, estimated by the United Nations to be 13.83 executions annually per hundred thousand of population during that period."
You are completely worthless if you cant even find shit right at the top when looking at a reference. Seriously. Fucking. Worthless.

about two weeks ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

Rockoon Re:Good choice (313 comments)

She's a horrible cunt ...

If she were white they would call her racist... but since she isn't...

about two weeks ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

Rockoon Re:Mulgrew is an airhead (641 comments)

Lets be honest.. the original series put beautiful/sexy women in almost every episode.

about two weeks ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

Rockoon Re:Posts like these (146 comments)

Oh OK: Let me change that to -1 (Most people here don't care)

Your karma suggests that there is at least one thing that most of the people here can agree upon.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Rockoon Re:It sad really (1116 comments)

Clearly you are a homophobe and thus deserve no protection under the law.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Rockoon Re:Some are more equal than others... (1116 comments)

One of the insidious liberal fallacies right here.

They (like the parent) claim that its OK to oppress and discriminate so long as the person you are oppressing or discriminating against has support/is represented.

At least you didnt pull out the he was a CEO so anything goes fallacy mindset that is also prevalent here on slashdot.

You are better off ending the debate by calling him a homophobe (throw in racist too) because at least that fallacy ends the debate. Otherwise people like me can point out how intolerant you are.

about two weeks ago
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AMD Unveils the Liquid-Cooled, Dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 At $1,500

Rockoon Re:here's how stupid this is (146 comments)

I design cooling systems for high-heat semiconductors.

So we can expect you to be pretty knowledgeable about stuff, not overlooking important details, and understanding the various limitations imposed by each method...

Guess what? Liquid cooling SUCKS as you're still limited by how fast you can transfer the heat to the air ultimately.

...except what we find out is that actually you only have just enough knowledge to look stupid because you overlooked important details such as the obvious limitations imposed by having your radiator mounted directly on the device being cooled.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

Rockoon Re:Microsoft still provide support for Windows XP (650 comments)

And those OSs will run all the software I need? Mission-critical software that the existence of my company hinges on?

So its not windows that is the monopoly.... its this other software you insist is too important to part with. You claim that you locked yourself into OS dependencies... no.. quite clearly you just admitted that you locked yourself into being dependent on other non-os software.

about two weeks ago
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Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

Rockoon Re:Tracking` (233 comments)

It's estimated to be $200,000 per plane for live tracking. "Billons" would be a huge exaggeration.

If that estimation is correct, then so is "billions."

U.S, Air alone (a single airline) flies 3700 planes with 90 seats or more.

The world stats:

312,000 Active General Aviation Aircraft (private jets, single prop, etc..)
17,770 Passenger Aircraft (jumbo jets)
89,129 Military Aircraft
26,500 Civil Helicopters
29,700 Military Helicopters.

Fail much?

about three weeks ago

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