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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

kenj0418 Re:Effectiveness (134 comments)

Filing tons of bogus DMCA reports sounds at lot like flinging poo at people. And I've never written a script that was anywhere near as good at flinging poo as a million monkeys would be.

about 3 months ago
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Can Google Influence Elections?

kenj0418 Re:Ask Rick Santorum... (138 comments)

I expect he's still frothing over what was done to him.

about 7 months ago
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Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

kenj0418 Why is cable still usually a monopoly? (103 comments)

Comcast claims that the loss has forced them to raise the rates on all their customers

And that is how you know you are dealing with a monopoly. If there was actual competition, then it would be hurting only their shareholders as they'd be forced to keep their prices at competitive, market levels.

about 8 months ago
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Obama Administration Transparency Getting Worse

kenj0418 Re:Most Transparent Ever! (152 comments)

I would love to give all politicians a break...somewhere around C1 or C2.

This would require that they have a spine - so that leaves out 99% of politicians.

about 9 months ago
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US Postal Service To Make Sunday Deliveries For Amazon

kenj0418 Re:USPS is still important (258 comments)

Just remove legislation protecting the USPS, together will any subsidies.

You mean remove the Constitution?

The Postal Clause AUTHORIZES Congress to create a post office, it doesn't REQUIRE it. And it certainly doesn't force Congress to fund it or give it monopoly access to delivering first class mail and access home post boxes.

about a year ago
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We All May Have a Little Martian In Us

kenj0418 We All May Have a Little Martian In Us (168 comments)

We All May Have a Little Martian In Us

And if you don't but would like to imagine you do, just google for "Marvin the Martian Rule 34".

about a year ago
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The World Fair of 2014 According To Asimov (From 1964)

kenj0418 Re:True Sage (352 comments)

There will, therefore, be a worldwide propaganda drive in favor of birth control ...

Have you looked at birth rates in developed nations? He pretty much nailed this one, notwithstanding the lack of a formal propaganda drive....

Wait, I thought that's what reality TV was.

about a year ago
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Obama Seeks New System For Rating Colleges

kenj0418 Re:All he does is suggest "broad" change (302 comments)

Where is the actually written bill?

He loves going place to place and telling that audience what they want to hear and then passing the actual work to Congress who he knows won't/can't do it.

What did you expect with a campaign slogan of "Hope for Change".

What? that wasn't the slogan - well, it probably should have been.

about a year ago
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Obama Seeks New System For Rating Colleges

kenj0418 Neither Congressional nor Republican (302 comments)

I'm neither a Congressman nor a Republican, but you can put me in the 'wary of deepening the government's role in higher education' column. So far their meddling in the marketplace has led to an inflation rate for higher education not only several times higher than the general inflation rate - but even higher than the 'skyrocketing healthcare cost' inflation rate we are alway hearing about.

about a year ago
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The Cryonics Institute Offers a Chance at Immortality (Video #2)

kenj0418 Slashvertising (155 comments)

I tried clicking that "Disable advertising" checkbox, but this story keeps coming up.

about a year ago
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Obama's Privacy Reform Panel Will Report To ... the NSA

kenj0418 Re:Democracy has failed (569 comments)

...why not have subject matter experts randomly chosen to create legislature related to their subject. i.e. Teachers drafting education bills, economists drafting bills related to the well being of the economy. ...

Because those people would often have a vested in preserving the status quo. And, in general, would be likely to have personal/professional interests on the topic at hand that were different than the public at-large.

about a year ago
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Door-To-Door Mail Delivery To End Under New Plan

kenj0418 Re:Considering the Constitutional Nature.... (867 comments)

Please point out where in the constitution that it requires mail delivery. Thought so....

Article I, Section 8.

Did you not peruse your copy before posting that?

Did you? Please show where it is REQUIRED. I see where it AUTHORIZED. Maybe it's just that Congress has been ignoring the idea of being limited to only what they are authorized to do for so long, people don't even understand the concept anymore.

The Congress shall have Power To...establish Post Offices and post Roads...

For reference, this is what REQUIRED looks like:

Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same...

about a year ago
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Door-To-Door Mail Delivery To End Under New Plan

kenj0418 Re:How about .. (867 comments)

No, the Constitution specifically AUTHORIZES Congress to create a postal service it doesn't say they are REQUIRED to do so. They are perfectly within their constitutional power to not create one, or to scale it back as much as they want to.

The Congress shall have Power To ...
To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

vs. other places where Congress is specifically required to do something like:
Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same

about a year ago
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Door-To-Door Mail Delivery To End Under New Plan

kenj0418 Re:How about .. (867 comments)

Too bad they can't do it without a constitutional amendment.

They can futz all they want with how the post office works, but like the USPTO, it's enshrined in the Constitution.

No, the Constitution specifically AUTHORIZES Congress to create a postal service it doesn't say they are REQUIRED to do so. They are perfectly within their constitutional power to not create one, or to scale it back as much as they want to.

about a year ago
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IQ Test Pegs ConceptNet 4 AI About As Smart As a 4-Year-Old

kenj0418 Re:But (121 comments)

I never really understood Data's issue with using contractions.

I thought it was a deliberate inability programmed in by his creator to make Data less like Lor and to make him feel less threatening to the other colonists..

about a year and a half ago
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Phenomenon Discovered In Ultracold Atoms Brings Us a Step Closer To Atomtronics

kenj0418 Atomtronics? (42 comments)

I thought Disney World mastered that stuff years ago.

about a year and a half ago
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Rice Professor Predicts Humans Out of Work In 30 Years

kenj0418 Re:This thought crosses my mind a lot. (808 comments)

Hmm, fembots. I suppose the Apple model will be prettier, but much more expensive?

The real problem is that it will demand ecosystem monogamy.

As long as they come out with a new model every 12-18 months, that shouldn't be a problem.

(I wasn't logged in when I started to type this and the Captcha was "Chest" )

about a year and a half ago
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John McCain Working On Legislation For 'a La Carte' TV Channel Packages

kenj0418 Re:WHY!? (614 comments)

For one thing, there is no constitutional requirement to link the offices. They are very much separate offices, the linkage is just the result of ...

Well, I guess now we know why McCain is so opposed to bundling.

about a year and a half ago

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