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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

The Cat Re:Militia, then vs now (1538 comments)

There is an argument to make. The Second Amendment is there to protect the people against all enemies: foreign and domestic. If the Second Amendment is repealed, abridged, modified or otherwise tampered with, it weakens the nation against those enemies.

You can spout all the hyperbole you want, it doesn't change the reality of the situation: that if all other rights are taken from us, by stupidity or surrender, the Second Amendment is the last line before Americans start getting herded into railroad cars.

And that's not going to happen on my watch.

That clear enough for you, or do I need to use charts and graphs and an easel?

2 days ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

The Cat Re:Militia, then vs now (1538 comments)

You can't have it both ways.

Yeah, we can.

Nobody argues it should be legal to scream "Fire!" in a crowded building to cause alarm

You can if the theater is on fire.

I don't understand why they argue any average joe should be able to carry an automatic rifle.

Because the Second Amendment says they can.

Guns are for defense: of the individual, the neighborhood and the nation. You will never disarm the United States. It cannot be done by any power on, under, over or in orbit around this planet.

Find something better to do with your time.

2 days ago

Paper Microscope Magnifies Objects 2100 Times and Costs Less Than $1

The Cat I know (89 comments)

Why don't you have them manufactured by robots, then you can put the rest of the microscope business on the street too?

3 days ago

Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

The Cat And (320 comments)

And there ain't shit any of you are going to do about it. Your fucking sockpuppet accounts and your LoL legendaries aren't going to do jack shit in the real world.

3 days ago

Pluto May Have Deep Seas and Ancient Tectonic Faults

The Cat It's a Planet (47 comments)

It was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh. Pluto is the only planet to be discovered by an American.

Tombaugh sat in 30 degree temperatures with a wooden telescope (that he built himself at his own expense) laboriously taking pictures at long intervals so he could measure (by flipping photographic plates back and forth) if anything moved.

It wasn't until he was able to use a 13-inch astrograph that he found Pluto in 1930. This guy was a stone cold badass. Nobody has any right to deny him his discovery.


4 days ago

The Comcast/TWC Merger Is About Controlling Information

The Cat Re:GIve it up (107 comments)

Modded to +5 by several of Opportunist's sockpuppet accounts, no doubt.

While those same accounts modded my post down. The "garden" wasn't fucked over by the law. It was fucked over by Internet culture. The same culture that demands sockpuppet accounts to defend your posts on Slashdot.

5 days ago

The Comcast/TWC Merger Is About Controlling Information

The Cat GIve it up (107 comments)

Internet culture has long passed the point where it actually gives a fuck about the Internet. It only took 20 years for the people who built the web to be replaced by ten times as many headset-wearing asscracks who neither understand the Internet nor would give a shit if they did.

When some monopoly trillionaire (or just five or six large corporations) buys the fucking thing and turns it off, the best you'll get is a "meh."

You probably think I'm kidding.

5 days ago

Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

The Cat Bad Logic (594 comments)

If it came from quantum mechanics then it didn't come from nothing.

about a week ago

Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

The Cat Science hasn't conquered Sockpuppets (292 comments)

Maybe science can come up with a way to stop unemployed fatasses in their pajamas from loading up ten or fifteen sockpuppet accounts so they can mod themselves up while modding down anyone they disagree with.

about a week ago

Do Free-To-Play Games Get a Fair Shake?

The Cat Bullshit (181 comments)

Games are an industry trying to make money from a free product sold^H^H^H^H given away to people who refuse to pay for entertainment on principle.

1. If it's shareware, they pirate the paid version
2. If it's ad supported they block the ads
3. If it's based on microtransactions, they hack the server, steal all the credit card numbers and post penis pictures
4. If it's client-server, they hack the server and post penis pictures
5. If it's retail, they pirate it
6. If it's a free app, they complain it sucks
7. If it's a paid app, they pirate it

Then people wonder why there's only six game companies left, and all of them bury their games under 118 layers of DRM.

about a week ago

Samsung Claims Breakthrough In Graphene Chip Design

The Cat Don't Worry (88 comments)

Some asshole on Slashdot knows why it will never work.

about two weeks ago

Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

The Cat Re:Designed? (224 comments)

This guy is an atheist. Did you all get that? He's an atheist. If he weren't here, he would be going door to door telling people he's an atheist. The brain wasn't designed by God. It's just a chemical reaction that makes noise. Kind of like this guy.

Stir fry is a chemical reaction that makes noise too. Maybe it has an opinion.

Oh, in case you were wondering. That guy ^ up there? He's an atheist. And he's not going to let you forget it.

about two weeks ago

Australia May 'Pause' Trades To Tackle High-Frequency Trading

The Cat Re:Won't work (342 comments)

You mean the HFT where they not only take 3-5% off every trade, but another 0.2% every time the price changes?

about two weeks ago

Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

The Cat Re:Give 'em your Kool-Aid (226 comments)

Is there an app that will allow you to write, debug and compile executable native code on an iPhone with a full-featured text editor and integrated tools?

Thought not. Try not to sound so much like a paid shill.

about two weeks ago

How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

The Cat Or (1037 comments)

Maybe because religious people know they will be singled out, harassed and ridiculed online that they simply choose to avoid the issue.

Take Slashdot, for example. If you say anything about religion that isn't prejudiced and bigoted (or at least passive-aggressive), you get modded down until you can't talk any more.

Which is pretty much what Internet culture wants: conform to our way of thinking or be silenced. Sound familiar?

about two weeks ago

Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

The Cat Unconstitutional (328 comments)

Congress has no constitutional authority to criminalize any form of publishing.

about two weeks ago

Hackathon Gold: How To Win a Job Offer In a Coding Competition

The Cat Simple (25 comments)

Be from Asia and willing to work weekends perpetually for half pay.

about two weeks ago

NASA Halts Non-ISS Work With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

The Cat Oh (291 comments)

But I thought outsourcing was the solution to all our problems? It was going to make everything cheaper and lead to a capitalist utopia of free beer, cheap drugs and hookers?

Or maybe it was a bill of goods sold to us by lazy pigs who were too busy filling their pockets to plan ahead more than one fiscal quarter?

After the space station burns up in the atmosphere maybe China will flip the switch on Wal-Mart and we can watch the middle third of the country go dark too.

about two weeks ago

Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

The Cat Answer (465 comments)

"Would you like to see a half-million-dollar TV show in which four teams of indie developers and Youtube personalities compete to create amazing videogames?"


about two weeks ago


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