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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

micahraleigh Re:So basically (428 comments)

I can say "no" to Time Warner.

I can't say "no" to the IRS.

4 days ago
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Lunar Mission One Proposes To Take Core Sample, Plant Time Capsule On the Moon

micahraleigh directly proportional (69 comments)

The more entities propose space programs, the further anyone gets from getting anywhere ... including the moon.

4 days ago
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Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

micahraleigh The government will help (99 comments)

If you have a seed people are going to want (more than say RoundUpReady or whatever is patented, etc) you're going to have to do some genetic modifications either through breeding or more direct/exotic methods.

But as soon as it starts working or having value the FDA will start asking for records about what you started with, unusual behavior, how much revenue you are making, what your prayers are like, and which political organizations you are affiliated with. Their buddies in the EPA, IRS will soon see you as their punching bag or, worse yet, their pocket book.

The US economy is transitioning from a semi-centralized, semi-free market approach to more of a guild approach where producers are disallowed from reducing prices or finding new improvements.

We might be 2 or 3 wave elections away from seeing any changes here.

about a week ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

micahraleigh Re:Ethics (583 comments)

You just don't understand the subject / object distinction.

about three weeks ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

micahraleigh Re:The more things changes... (401 comments)

They produced a budget. It just wasn't one that Harry and Barack agreed with.

about three weeks ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

micahraleigh Re:Party loyalty makes you irrelevant ... (401 comments)

The media can make anyone seem competent.

A lot of journalist praised Obama because of the way he appeared on the cover of magazines.

about three weeks ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

micahraleigh Re:CurrentC does not solve for the Customer (631 comments)

Sure that would be better.

But higher profile content is more likely to hit the filters (politically correct, liability, defamation, ideology, etc) even if the market value is higher for readers.

about three weeks ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

micahraleigh Re:Honestly. (235 comments)

Remember how the EPA decided to "crucify" certain entities so everyone would fall in line?

In other words make a big display of someone's pain to scare people into submission.

And what is the qualitative difference between that and terrorism?

about a month ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

micahraleigh Re: Time for hope (424 comments)

When did the IRS ever flag democrats for audit for being democrats as an explicit policy?

When did the IRS ever grant carte blanche tax-emempt status to republican groups?

about a month ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

micahraleigh Re: Time for a revolution (424 comments)

What? If you put $10k in your bank account, the bank doesn't take it. The IRS does.

There's a difference.

about a month ago
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Oldest Human Genome Reveals When Our Ancestors Mixed With Neanderthals

micahraleigh Re: Bone a Neanderthal (128 comments)

Last I remember all the neanderthal specimens were discredited by highly secular sources.

The original fossils were mixed with clearly human fossils, but were later determined to have a condition called rickets.

So, yeah, this one seems a little made up to me, and I don't blame the 58% of Americans who don't believe in evolution.

If all the species are related, why are there all these shenanigans?

about a month ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

micahraleigh Re:The obvious question is (165 comments)

I'm sure the NSA would never want to tap into something like that.

... Your honor, it is a legitimate means of identifying, uh, potential terrorists.

about 1 month ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

micahraleigh Re:can I snooze on this feature ... (173 comments)

I read the summary, at least. Today's opt-in features are tomorrows standard features. It's a vetting mechanism -or at least a pretext of one.

Slashdot beta for example.

about 1 month ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

micahraleigh Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (786 comments)

It's a problem because the elite Ph.D's in Washington DC and the media recognize how irrational and how illogical we all are.

These visionaries are just now uncovering how this irrationality of common people applies to women also.

So we need to help these wonderful leaders by helping women make the correct choices they don't want to make for themselves.

Allowing women to make their own choices is part of the War on Women, see?

about 1 month ago
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Google Adds USB Security Keys To 2-Factor Authentication Options

micahraleigh Re:problem (121 comments)

Well, the IRS has helped some tea party organizations understand they have incorrect political views.

According to Eric Snowden, the NSA has been happy to help their significant others (and potential significant others) by keeping an eye on them.

Some government offices in Ohio helped us learn more about Joe the Plumbers' tax history (since he has incorrect political views).

So you see, the government has lots of time to help. And what will they do with all this time if they can't read our emails?

about a month ago
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Google Adds USB Security Keys To 2-Factor Authentication Options

micahraleigh problem (121 comments)

How will the government help us correctly understand politics if they can't read our email?

about a month ago

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