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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 two weeks ago

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 three weeks ago

Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

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

Assert your way to a better future!

about three weeks ago

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

kumanopuusan Re:Barbaric (914 comments)

That is justice, though. Both as conceptualized and as realized in modern and historical societies, justice has and does include punishment and even torture. Trying to get "justice" without vengeance or punishment is futile, because these are essential aspects of justice.

Let's just move past justice and ask ourselves what would best serve us in its place.

about a month ago

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

kumanopuusan Re: Ridiculous. (914 comments)

How would abolishing capital punishment increase accuracy of verdicts in criminal cases? Presumably, sentencing innocent people to life imprisonment is also an outcome that should be avoided.

about a month ago

Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

kumanopuusan Re:link doesn't disprove anything (710 comments)

Now you're just being an idiot. It's clear evidence of what you said there was no evidence of. Please don't waste any more of my time in the future.

about a month ago

Google Faces Up To $5 Billion Fine From Competition Commission of India

kumanopuusan Re:Indian Hypocrisy (89 comments)

There's no reason to believe that if you haven't paid attention to their previous bullshit.

about a month ago

Genome Pioneer, X Prize Founder Tackle Aging

kumanopuusan Re: Why the fuck do you want to live forever? (130 comments)

The other day a conspiracy nut tried to tell me that Kill Bill wasn't a documentary and that they filmed the whole thing on a sound stage somewhere in Los Angeles.

about a month ago

Interview: Ask Theo de Raadt What You Will

kumanopuusan Re:Trying too hard (290 comments)

In case you're still looking, pipe dot seems to be doing a good job, although the amount of community involvement isn't that high yet.

about a month ago

A Tech Entrepreneur's Guide To Visiting Shenzhen

kumanopuusan Re:No need for sunglasses (49 comments)

The last time I was in Shenzhen, it was perfectly sunny and in fact too hot outside. Neither did I notice any haze when I was in Hong Kong last month. Maybe you picked a bad time to go.

about a month ago

Interview: Ask Theo de Raadt What You Will

kumanopuusan Re:Trying too hard (290 comments)

When I looked at Soylent News this morning, there were 5 or so stories with less than 5 comments, and the quality of some of the last few submissions has actually been worse than what we typically see here. I'd like SN to succeed and viable competition should force Slashdot to improve, but it's going to take some real effort.

about a month and a half ago

PETA Abandons $1 Million Prize For Artificial Chicken

kumanopuusan Re: Why didn't they leave it in place? (191 comments)

Sorry, but it sounds like you don't know how pervasive monocultures are in modern agriculture. Thanks to globalization, even peasants living largely without the benefit of industrialization grow whichever crop will earn them the most money. Just as an example, in Laos, one of the least developed countries in the world, state-owned Chinese corporations are creating huge rubber plantations at the expense of huge swaths of native ecosystems. The chicken exists because of its commoditization, and it will take just one commodity that's more profitable to wipe it out entirely. Don't underestimate the degree to which economics has already shaped most--if not all--of the modern world.

about a month and a half ago

Google Funds San Francisco Bus Rides For Poor

kumanopuusan Re:"Unfair"? (362 comments)

The actual solution to unfair property taxes is to adjust property taxes.

about a month and a half ago

Inventor Has Waited 43 Years For Patent Approval

kumanopuusan Re:Why should we accept lower growth for this man? (258 comments)

Let's not pretend that the USPTO is doing anything acceptable or would be doing anything acceptable in any hypothetical universe.

about a month and a half ago


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