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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

kumanopuusan Re:Citizens are empowered (664 comments)

That's great, except that if you ask the cops to get your stolen property back, they'll promptly tell you to fuck off.

about 7 months ago
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Yahoo Stops Honoring 'Do-Not-Track' Settings

kumanopuusan Re:Yahoo, kill yourself! (300 comments)

"Do not track" was supposed to represent the user's preference. MS turned it on by default and broke the standard, which is SOP for them.

about 7 months ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

kumanopuusan Re:I signed up (465 comments)

If only such an organization existed!

about 7 months ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

kumanopuusan Re:I signed up (465 comments)

Ignoring reality makes you less powerful, not more. If you want real political power in the US, you'll have to do more than vote.

about 7 months ago
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You Are What You're Tricked Into Eating

kumanopuusan Re:Oh well (499 comments)

Eating fruit is oral sex with plants and if you don't shit out the seeds in fertile ground, it's rape, obviously!

about 7 months ago
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DarkMarket, the Decentralized Answer To Silk Road, Is About More Than Just Drugs

kumanopuusan Re:reasons for anonimity are more than drugs (251 comments)

It's a paraphrase of Cardinal Richelieu, who not only made the following quote, but practiced what he described: "Show me six lines written by the most honest man in the world, and I will find enough therein to hang him."

When the powerful can manipulate their societies into killing as they see fit, it's best to give them as little excuse as possible. The sitting US president claims that he can legally kill Americans on American soil without trial.

about 7 months ago
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Why the Sharing Economy Is About Desperation, Not Trust

kumanopuusan Re:tl;dr (331 comments)

As an afterthought, what if being a student paid just as well as the average white-collar job? Studying diligently is at least as taxing as most full-time jobs.

about 7 months ago
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Why the Sharing Economy Is About Desperation, Not Trust

kumanopuusan Re:tl;dr (331 comments)

We should pay the unemployed to enroll in colleges and universities (not merely subsidize the costs of education), since higher levels of education would ultimately benefit society as a whole.

about 7 months ago
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Why the Sharing Economy Is About Desperation, Not Trust

kumanopuusan Growth is necessary (331 comments)

It depends on whether you agree with Malthus that population growth is inevitable or with Condorcet, who believed that birth control could prevent the consequences of exponential population growth.

If the population continues to grow, so too must the economy, or the share of resources available to each person will shrink. There's really no room for argument on that point.

about 7 months ago
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Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

kumanopuusan Re:Maybe not extinction... (608 comments)

In what sense was the Roman empire not capitalistic?

The major source of labor in the Roman Empire was slave labor, not wage labor, and the major source of wealth was military conquest rather than commerce.

It's extremely difficult for modern people living in industrialized societies to even imagine an alternative to capitalism because it's so pervasive in our world, but it hasn't been around forever and even now capitalism exists only as an imperfectly realized ideal.

about 7 months ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

kumanopuusan Re:...news for nerds.. (405 comments)

A sport, by definition

Thinking that you can just assert which definition is correct and proceed from there means you don't understand what's going on. This was essentially a discussion of the definition of "sport"!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...

HAND

about 7 months ago
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If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

kumanopuusan Re:How much does Bennett Haselton pay for front pa (353 comments)

Judging from the quality of Bennett's submissions, there's probably an IQ cap, so if you didn't ride to school on a short bus you won't qualify no matter how much you are willing to pay.

about 8 months ago
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Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

kumanopuusan Re:Customers may benefit... maybe (455 comments)

Walmart isn't a third party. The charges for credit card processing are paid by the merchant.

about 7 months ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

kumanopuusan Re:Surely you jest ... (870 comments)

Assert your way to a better future!

about 8 months ago

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