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Nobel Prize Winning Economist: Legalize Sale of Human Organs

furball Re:False equivalence much? (518 comments)

You are saying then that there should be laws governing what a person can or cannot do with their own body in a medical sense. Very curious about your feelings on abortion laws.

about 8 months ago
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Sen. Chuck Schumer Seeks To Extend Ban On 'Undetectable' 3D-Printed Guns

furball Re:huh? (550 comments)

A fully plastic gun is lighter than a gun with an add-on mass of metal for the required detection requirement. Easier to carry.

about 10 months ago
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USA Calling For the Extradition of Snowden

furball Re:Someone start a defense fund (955 comments)

That's not in code. There are a few ways of things becoming law. The first is that it is in code as a statute. This is from the legislature. The other is from the courts. That's the law in precedent. If you're going with Roe v. Wade then it's in precedent and not code.

Roe v Wade privacy is in regards to the law interfering with life, liberty, or property. The life in question is the individual's. In other words, medical decision. Privacy of communication is subject to wiretap laws which can be superseded by a court order. Roe v Wade offers nothing for the sort of privacy you're arguing about.

about a year ago
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USA Calling For the Extradition of Snowden

furball Re:Someone start a defense fund (955 comments)

> Privacy has *long* been established as a natural right and is codified in the highest legal document in the nation.

Citation please.

about a year ago
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Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal

furball Re:The stupidity of Cody Wilson (551 comments)

The purpose is not US-centric. The real value of the Liberator is in places where guns are illegal. The fact that Liberators are being printed in China is of significant value.

about a year ago
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New York Paper Uses Public Records To Publish Gun-Owner Map

furball Re:So Proud of Gun Ownership (1232 comments)

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+44-1

"The militia of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall consist of all able-bodied residents of the Commonwealth who are citizens of the United States and all other able-bodied persons resident in the Commonwealth who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States"

about 2 years ago
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Blocking Gun Laws With Patents

furball Re:Oh, please, people... Bother to think much? (1165 comments)

> figure out who registered the gun it was fired from

There's your first problem. There isn't a registry of guns. Some states have them. Others don't.

For example, Virginia doesn't have a registry of guns. When the police find a gun they reference it to the manufacturer and that traces back to the FFL dealer that sold the gun. The dealer then provides law enforcement with the identity of the person who purchased it. Now, after that it gets all fuzzy. In Virginia's case, private sales do not have any paper work. I could say "Yeah I sold that gun. Don't remember who I sold it to. Sorry." That'd be the end of that.

Getting states to approve a registry of guns is a bit of a challenge. Best of luck getting that done in the majority of states.

I'm a gun dealer.

more than 2 years ago
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Blocking Gun Laws With Patents

furball Re:Damn! (1165 comments)

> I just pick up brass at the police range and reload it when I murder people.

The stamping is going to be on the primer. If you're reloading, you'll end up popping the old primer out anyway.

more than 2 years ago
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Blocking Gun Laws With Patents

furball Re:Oh, please, people... Bother to think much? (1165 comments)

> It's an aid to crime solving, in the same way serial numbers on the gun itself are an aid.

The serial numbers on a gun doesn't aid in solving a crime at all. It's there mostly as an identification and tracking system. There aren't any effective matching systems between shell casing/bullet "fingerprint" and serial numbers. Maryland tried it. It failed.

Citation: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/marylands-ballistic-fingerprinting-system-proves-cumbersome

more than 2 years ago
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Marx May Have Had a Point

furball Re:Nothing to surprising (1271 comments)

No. It expects people to be able to act rationally and in their long-term best interest. That's still not how people work.

You presume to know what their long-term best interest is. A bit of fatal conceit?

about 3 years ago
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Computers Could Grade Essay Tests Better Than Profs

furball Re:After school (323 comments)

The lesson you probably learned is that buttkissing gets you further in today's society than delivering good work.

At the same time, if a customer tells you what features he wants and you keep not building it, are you surprised when he's unhappy with what you delivered?

Feedback is a valuable tool. What you do with said feedback is up to you.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion, Updates Air

furball Re:Maybe include some details? (453 comments)

It seems that Apple is optimizing the GUI for small form-factor devices at the expense of full-size computers.

Yes. Apple is making a killing selling laptops, iPads, and iPhones. The writing is on the wall. Full-sized computers are soooooo 20th century.

I worry that this is part of a larger trend to over-simplify desktop computing, making it less open, flexible and powerful.

Desktop computing is dead.

more than 3 years ago
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Supreme Court: AT&T Can Force Arbitration

furball Re:Conservative Jurisprudence In A Nutshell (415 comments)

Would Jeffrey Toobin consider McDonald vs. City of Chicago to be a major case? How about Washington DC vs. Heller? Prosecution over defendant in every major case? Jeffrey Toobin isn't paying attention or he's very selective about what's "major".

more than 3 years ago
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Supreme Court: AT&T Can Force Arbitration

furball Re:South Park (415 comments)

It's not possible to keep people from dying. You can delay it, but you can't stop people from dying.

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T Lowers Data Access To Just $500/GB

furball Re:for pete's sake (339 comments)

What was the point of AT&T paying the US government licensing fees for those public airways again?

more than 3 years ago
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IOS 4.3 Now Available For Download

furball Re:Xcode no longer free (346 comments)

This isn't true. I do not have registration in the $99 iOS or Mac developer program subscription and was able to download Xcode 4 for free today at 5pm EST.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple eBook Rules Changing For Sellers

furball Re:Ridiculous (584 comments)

The requirement is that the book has to be available as an in-app purchase. There's no requirement I've read that the price has to be the same. If someone wants to pay 30% more for the book off of an in-app purchase, that's their business.

more than 2 years ago
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US Twitter Spying May Have Broken EU Privacy Law

furball Re:self-contradictory (342 comments)

The original subpoena was to be kept secret to everyone.

Including Twitter?!

more than 3 years ago

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