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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

celle Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (554 comments)

"one of the main drivers of highway construction is congestion, which is largely caused by passenger vehicles. "

      And what are most of those passenger vehicles doing? Going to work.

about a week ago
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FCC Gets Go-Ahead For Plan To Expand Rural Internet Access

celle Re:Ahh the real reason Net Neutrality is built (156 comments)

"ISP: NO! We do not want to spend it. Screw you! We gave it to the CEO and shareholders so we could keep our bonuses."

        FED: -:FBI/Swat arriving:- -- In response to the previous and on-going investigations and your current response you're all under arrest. Your business and all your wealth(including personal/family/close friends/mistresses) is confiscated. Your corporate charter is revoked. And when the courts finish ruling the way we tell them to and running roughshod over your overworked court appointed lawyer we'll make sure your cellmate is Bubba/Bubbette - 'the wonder cock/pussy' for the start of your cell mate rotation.

(Bubba/Bubbette) This is the modern US, can't discriminate since many execs are now women.

about 6 months ago
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FCC Gets Go-Ahead For Plan To Expand Rural Internet Access

celle Re:Yes! (156 comments)

"Barack Obama basically just gifted 4 billion in taxpayer money to the Telecommunications corporations."

      The president doesn't give money, congress does. Blame them. Like during the Clinton era when congress gave billions to expand the internet to schools and the telcos gave themselves a big payday when they weren't buying each other and many rural schools don't have decent internet yet.

about 6 months ago
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German Court Rules That You Can't Keep Compromising Photos After a Break-Up

celle Re:That means you could consent to sexual intercou (334 comments)

"...then later withdraw that consent and file rape charges against your partner."

      Haven't you noticed, this is exactly what's been going on the last few years.

about 6 months ago
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German Court Rules That You Can't Keep Compromising Photos After a Break-Up

celle Re:Ramifications (334 comments)

"Germany has a stellar record of never actually falling down a slipperly slope"

      "Falling"!! Germany didn't fall anything. Like Russia now, they willingly jumped off a cliff ignoring the potential consequences. It took the rest of the world kicking the shit out of them to correct that decision. I hope you're listening Russia.

about 6 months ago
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GOP Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible

celle Re:This sounds like a ruse. (618 comments)

"What it means is that if the EPA makes a regulation, independent scientists need to be able to look at the science it is based on and determine if it is sound science. While it can be misused, you seem to be satisfied with regulations being based on, "Trust us, we're with the government.""

      As opposed to "Trust us, we're industry". Which (government or industry) do you think would sell out their mother for a dollar?

about 9 months ago
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Lawmakers Threaten Legal Basis of NSA Surveillance

celle Re:So what if Congress doesn't reauthorize it? (206 comments)

"Bush didn't have recess appointments overturned in court because he made them while Congress was actually in session."

          Congress wasn't screwing around with sessions when Bush was in either since they were on the same team.

"Bush didn't have his Attorney General held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents."

          Congress was on his side and his attorney general justified all the illegal stuff released by Snowden that's coming out now and AG office were still fucking up in court on major cases. But congress after the 2006 elections did start nailing G.W. Bush's AG near the end of his reign.

"Bush didn't use executive orders to unilaterally change laws passed by Congress like Obama has done with Obamacare."

            You mean like extra-ordinary rendition, creating the very programs we're all ranting about, going around the constitution on just about everything. Remember Bush was doing all if not more illegal things than Obama is doing now. We just found out about them on Obama's watch.

"Bush didn't have his Director of National Intelligence perjure himself in Congress over the NSA's surveillance."

        And how do we know?

        Face it Bush was no angel and actually considering he put most of the crap in motion still rates worse than Obama any day. Don't forget to give a big 'sieg heil' to another Bush creation, your friendly Department of Homeland Security representative on your way to lockup.

about 10 months ago
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Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

celle Re:I'm male but... (545 comments)

"because of all that theoretically sexual harassment and sexism they're going to face twenty years into their future!"

        Which they will see regardless of where they go!

about 10 months ago
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Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

celle Re:I'm male but... (545 comments)

"The point of view that they're there at work for you to hit on is inappropriate and unacceptable."

      No it isn't. Women exist on this world for us to hit on. That's part of our primary job on this world as men. Procreation is one of the main human drives. Stop being a puritanical hypocrite.

about 10 months ago
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Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

celle Re:1.5% according to this month's LXF (545 comments)

"Men have a lot of advantages that women simply don't in this area: they're typically less social than women, and they don't have to worry about getting pregnant,"

      You've defined male computer geeks, not men. And as a female computer geek, she won't get pregnant either.

about 10 months ago
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Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

celle Re:I'm male but... (545 comments)

"This. Instead of pushing young people towards a certain path, and converting highschools and earlier into trade schools, "

      That horse left the barn decades ago when we turned the schools into social clubs.

about 10 months ago
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Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

celle Re:I'm male but... (545 comments)

" 2 out of 3 college grads are women, now, so perhaps we should be asking "Were are all the men?""

      Homeless!! Now that women do everything.

about 10 months ago
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IE Drops To Single-Digit Market Share

celle Re: More reprsentative stats please (390 comments)

"I can't even imagine dumping my kids on my brother without leaving him some life insurance. "

      That's what 'wills' are for.

about 10 months ago
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RNC Calls For Halt To Unconstitutional Surveillance

celle Re:RNC should finally shut up and (523 comments)

"RNC should finally shut up and go back to eating his toenails."
"Oh, wait."

      That's cruel even for the worst detractors to RMS.

about 10 months ago
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RNC Calls For Halt To Unconstitutional Surveillance

celle Re:even a broken clock... (523 comments)

" Democrats are only for wholesale violation of constitutional rights as long as it can be used to keep them in office."

        Like the Republicans weren't any more angelic when they were in charge. In fact they created most of the programs that are currently pissing everyone off at the moment.

about 10 months ago
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RNC Calls For Halt To Unconstitutional Surveillance

celle Re:even a broken clock... (523 comments)

"I too want most experience of government to come from the state and local levels, like the Founders intended."

      We did that. It didn't last ten years. The uncorrupted version of current mess is what the founding fathers intended. They even anticipated some of the problems by writing about whether we'll be able to keep it or not.

about 10 months ago
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Russia Plans To Extend Edward Snowden's Asylum

celle Re:Are you guys trying to threaten Snowden ? (315 comments)

"This was when I still had some faith left in America as a country and in Americans as a people. "

        Maybe early on Snowden did too. Eventually you reach a decision point. Why did you volunteer for a war you knew was unethical?

about 10 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

celle Re:Sorry man, but not everyone agrees with you (1098 comments)

"I dunno about you, but I’ve never had any code I’ve written pass a Turing test then demand emancipation."

    It seems most humans including yourself haven't passed it either. The GPL is about benefiting society(you know, the public) by guaranteeing the keeping of knowledge(code) available(free) to be developed upon by anyone instead of locked away to be forgotten(non-free) and thereby creating no benefit to society. Like copyright and patents were supposed to do before business self-interest twisted the intent of those laws beyond all recognition. GPL doesn't affect a developers freedom to choose at all. Don't like it, develop your own code instead of using the GPLed version. All you're whining about is not being able to use the convenience of using someone elses code without the price of giving back.

"Some developers prefer to favor the freedom of the people who get code from them, over the freedoms of people who might (or might not) get the code from someone else, second hand. That’s BSD licensing. I give you my code, you do what you want with it, including telling other people they can’t do the same."

        Except that's only freedom for developers and explicit freedom at that. I does little for the users or public at large especially if a business takes the code and sues the creator to prevent his/her independent publication. It's happened. Code is locked away and lost to everyone.

"RMS’ claim that LLVM is somehow a “setback” because its developers choose to favor their immediate users’ freedoms is offensive. Stallman is in effect saying that developers *shouldn’t* have the freedom to decide how other people can use their code."

          No, he's arguing that you're ignoring the long term cost for short term returns. A very common disease that has proven to be extremely costly over the last several years. Remember Apple owns and is in the drivers seat on LLVM and it's currently in their interest to keep it open. Interests change.

"Based on what I’ve read of RMS’ writings, I don’t buy his assertion that it’s about freedom of the code. It’s about undermining proprietary commercial software and moving towards a communism of software."

            So? Read the implementation of copyright law in the constitution. As for communism, what are you a redneck? How much energy has been lost re-inventing the wheel in proprietary software not to mention knowledge lost due to being forgotten behind the locked door of proprietary copyright? RMS hasn't wavered in his views, it's the rest of us that changed.

"I really don’t have very much tolerance left for people claiming you can only be free if you do it their way. You keep using that word, but I don’t think it means what you think it means."

          Your way, my way, whatever. Looking long term, you obviously don't either. Freedom if you can keep it.

about 10 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

celle Re:Lincense wars in... (1098 comments)

We're all missing the big picture. -- Harry Wolper.

The GPL is about keeping code free. Basically it makes copyright law do it's job of benefiting society by preventing the hiding of knowledge which is something copyright law hasn't been doing so well the last fifty years or so and BSD has allowed to happen on several occasions.

If something is forgotten by the world before it falls out of copyright it's forever in copyright. Just because it's forgotten doesn't mean it can't be useful or interesting at another time but since it's dropped from memory it's gone forever and a total loss for everyone.

Will you guys take your self-serving business shit somewhere else.

about 9 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

celle Re:...but if you want free software to improve... (1098 comments)

"If Apple did in fact actually improve CUPS, it's very non-obvious."

      Improve!! Hell they broke things with 1.5. It was wonderful when I upgraded CUPS for an employers network and found all the machines wouldn't auto-recognize the xerox printers anymore. Of course I did it a month or so before anyone else so there was no information about the change or how to fix it. I just ended up dumping CUPS and using lpr with some scripting of needed adaptations and then teaching the employees how to handle lpr. In some ways it was easier than dealing with cups.

about 9 months ago

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