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Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue

buybuydandavis Re:The power of EULAs only goes so far (168 comments)

Like locks on a door, this is only to deter the casual litigant. It wouldn't stand up in court, but if someone was to express an interest in suing, GM would reply with "you signed a document saying you wouldn't", and that would be good enough for 99% of the brainless slugs.

This.

I'd guess that almost all contracts aimed directly at people without legal representation - customers and employees - contain clauses that would be thrown out in court. The point isn't to be legal, it's to bully people who don't know any better.

1 hour ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

buybuydandavis Re:Over 18 (627 comments)

You are only affected insofar as the US might be unable to provide its current level of services at their current price, and are free to renounce your citizenship and move elsewhere.

Federal debt operates just like limited liability corporations debt would, in this sense.

No, I am affected to the extent that the government has guns and will use them against me if I don't fork what they decide I owe them.

Not exactly like a limited liability corporation, as few of them have the firepower to shake down hundreds of millions of people to pay their debt.

I'm free to leave? How kind of you! Where am I free to move *to*? Anywhere that I could actually be free from the Tax Ranchers? I thought not.

The Tax Ranchers have the guns. Today. May not always be the case.

2 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

buybuydandavis Re:What if we overcorrect? (340 comments)

It's a far cry from the life of a typical family trying to settle, say, Western Kentucky in 1814, where dying young (if you were lucky enough to make it to adulthood in the first place) was pretty damned common. ...they did get to see more stars at night, though.

Try going to some old cemetery in the plains states and look at how many gravestones mark children under 5. I was tracking my family history and found the family site. Early 1900s, there were a number of children with headstones.

Civilization is a fine thing.

3 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

buybuydandavis Re:But they will not (340 comments)

With the way that china does things, there is ZERO chance that they will change anything. Heck, they continue to expand with 2 new coal plants each WEEK.
 

There is a chance - new technology that is cheaper.

3 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

buybuydandavis Re:Over 18 (627 comments)

What is the federal debt, but inherited debt?

3 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

buybuydandavis Re:Over 18 (627 comments)

They can be held accountable because fuck you, that's why.

Since when does the government need to justify a shakedown? You got money. They got guns. Guess who wins.

3 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

buybuydandavis Re:Gotta board this train soon (428 comments)

What model predicted the current and ongoing pause in warming?

4 days ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

buybuydandavis Re:Fuck the FAA (214 comments)

Maybe the government should take a look at their own drone safety record.

Silly goose, their drones are *supposed* to kill people.

4 days ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

buybuydandavis Re:Smart move, loser. (214 comments)

But jailing the leaders and organizers is enough.

4 days ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

buybuydandavis Re:Fuck the FAA (214 comments)

The entire concept of freedom in the US is that we are free to do whatever unless a law stops us or we encroach on others freedoms. It is not that we have to look to some government authority for permission when they have nothing banning or barring it.

Where's can I buy a bus ticket to your fantasy land?

In the real world, they'll fuck you even after they've given you permission. Because fuck you, that's why.

4 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

buybuydandavis Ah, the joys of getting old (428 comments)

Any other old geezers remember just *who* it was that put the kibosh on the general use of nuclear power in the US?

Are we ever going to get an "oopsie, so sorry" from all the environmentalists who squashed the US nuclear power industry? Who have fought fracking tooth and nail, while it has been the prime enabler of decreasing US carbon emissions?

4 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

buybuydandavis Gotta board this train soon (428 comments)

Because if Gaia continues to refuse to cooperate with climate models, the gig will be up and we'll never be able to squash the little economic freedom people have left.

4 days ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

buybuydandavis Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

Note that no *advantage* was cited for white males, only a disparate outcome.

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

buybuydandavis Re: Protected Classes (673 comments)

You were looking at the wrong list. Look at the list of evil oppressor overlords.

about a week ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

buybuydandavis Re:Not really (1109 comments)

There is a substantive difference between not having the legal privileges of being married, and being lynched.

You are a nitwit.

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

buybuydandavis Re:Depends (645 comments)

Let them be let off the requirement to support (excepting for other contractual arrangements) when they relinquish copyright.

about two weeks ago
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The Verge: Google Is Working on a TV Box Of Its Own

buybuydandavis Re:I'll wait and see (117 comments)

I like the sticks too. Hate the "media devices" limited to piping in movies. Why not the full android stack too?

I wish google would make their own full android stick. Why make crippled media devices? At least give me a full browsing experience.

about two weeks ago
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London Council Dumping Windows For Chromebooks To Save £400,000

buybuydandavis Re:Translation (193 comments)

Which is largely Google's business model anyway - choke off the profits of it's competitors.

about two weeks ago

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