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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

odigity Re:Well that's not true (407 comments)

"but can't be easily sold or repurposed"

Bullshit! You know what you have to do to turn it into an airsoft and paintball facility? Put up a sign and a cash register.

Bureaucrats are not entrepreneurial. They have less creativity and drive than an eight year old running a lemonade stand. Don't get your hopes up.

5 days ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

odigity Re:the solution: (651 comments)

I wish I had mod points. That was so well explained.

about three weeks ago
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Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

odigity Re:Who owns the island? (181 comments)

Seriously, bro? What a ridiculous retort, considering banks (in their modern form) are state creations. Good luck trying to build an empire on a fiat currency printing press without government.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

odigity Re:He's not coming back to the US anytime soon (822 comments)

". . . Half of Earthforce wants to give you a kiss on the cheek and the medal of honor. The other half wants you taken out and shot. As a politician, you learn how to compromise...which by all rights means I should give you the medal of honor then have you shot."

                – Acting President Susanna Luchenko to Captain John Sheridan, 2261.

http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Susanna_Luchenko

about 9 months ago
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The Business of Attention Deficit Disorder

odigity Re:TED talk (246 comments)

I agree with the importance of that TED talk link, and raise you a whole show dedicated to the subject:

http://schoolsucksproject.com/

about 10 months ago
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Sex Offender Gets New Hearing After Hearing Officer Rants Against Arial Font

odigity Re:Priorities much? (312 comments)

Firing the guy, ignoring the fact that it's likely impossible, isn't going to solve the problem.

The problem is human beings shouldn't be allowed to have power over other human beings.

about a year ago
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HIV Tracking Technology Could Pinpoint Who's Infecting Who

odigity Re:Two reasons I don't care about this (203 comments)

Don't worry, I'm sure our wonderfully competent amnd benevolent federal government will step in and take over everything and make it better. Because poor quality is always to be blamed on the free market, not past interference by our wise and saintly government. Or at least that's what I was conditioned to believe in school. (A government service.)

Or maybe...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt0tKl0J-S4 -- The Death of Healthcare, Part 1

about a year ago
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Google and Microsoft To Block Child-Abuse Search Terms

odigity Re:Just the Start? (308 comments)

That's wonderful! I hope this becomes a trend.

about a year ago
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Google and Microsoft To Block Child-Abuse Search Terms

odigity Re:Just the Start? (308 comments)

Your response to me is only a few lines long, with half of it dedicated to describing the ludicrous hypothetical of a first grader dropping out at 16, and I'm the one who's sans medication?

about a year ago
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Google and Microsoft To Block Child-Abuse Search Terms

odigity Re:Just the Start? (308 comments)

Child abuse is not universally against the law. Only a small subset of child abuse types are.

It's still legal to:
  - yell at your children
  - spank your children
  - force them go to child prison (aka "school") for 12 years of formative torture
  - and don't even get me started on organized religion...

When is google going to ban images of circumcision? Oh, right, they're using a popular-in-this-era-and-politically-acceptable definition of child abuse, rather than a consistent, rationally-derived one.

about a year ago
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How the NSA Is Harming America's Economy

odigity Re:tough love (330 comments)

Truman was trying to end the war between Japan and the U.S. before it could become a long, drawn out ground war costing millions more lives. AFAIK, the U.S. only had enough material for the 2 bombs (after testing), which of course was not made public. Japan did not immediately surrender after the first A-Bomb attack, and that's when the 2nd bomb was used, and only then did Japan surrender. Thank God that Japan did not know that Truman was bluffing his poker hand, or the war could have gone on far longer.

Oh yes, please continue to to repeat that mass-murder-justifying state propaganda. It does wonders for our society's ability to think clearly about moral issues.

about a year ago
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How the NSA Is Harming America's Economy

odigity Re:I'm the only one smelling BS here? (330 comments)

Enough with the euphemisms. Taxation is merely what the state calls theft when it's the one doing it.

So what you're really saying is "the state is stealing more from me than this other guy; that's not fair; they should steal more from the other guy". Which is fucking nuts.

What you should be saying is "the state is stealing more from me than this other guy; that's not fair; they should steal less from me".

about a year ago
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Netflix, Youtube Surpass 50% Mark of Internet Traffic

odigity Re:Hoarders (249 comments)

It's time for mandatory licensing of older works.

WTF?

You want to fix problems caused by government laws (the use of force against people who pattern their bits a certain way) by more government laws (more force, this time against people pretending they can own a pattern of bits)?

Why not just get rid of the original stupid law?

about a year ago
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DHHS Preparing 'Tech Surge' To Fix Remaining Healthcare.gov Issues

odigity Re:Bad Medicine (429 comments)

Wow. Someone is still trying to reach out with logic and real compassion? (as opposed to the fake compassion of socialism)

I fear you're heading for -1 land, considering the /. political demographics...

1 year,1 day
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Books With "Questionable Content" Being Deleted From ebookstores In Sweeping Ban

odigity Re:Fahrenheit 451 Got a Lot Easier Recently (548 comments)

I think the current administration is down with Mr. Marx. I'm more concerned about them banning Rothbard. :)

1 year,8 days
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CPJ Report: the Obama Administration and Press Freedoms

odigity succession is the only practical option (289 comments)

You cannot reform or even influence the federal government. It is too big, too entrenched, too corrupt. Anyone who claims otherwise is either lying to themselves or to you.

The only practical option is succession. If you live in one of the fifty states, advocate for succession. You can't fight the beast, but you can withdraw your 1/50th of support for it, and when enough other states do the same, the beast will vanish into angry, disbelieving smoke.

1 year,11 days
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Cost of Healthcare.gov: $634 Million — So Far

odigity How can anyone plead ignorance? (497 comments)

Nearly every libertarian book, essay, and blog post is just a google search away.

Shakin' my head, man, shakin' my head.

1 year,12 days
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Shots Fired At US Capitol

odigity Re:So the guards are still getting paid? :) (608 comments)

We are spending... we still could hit the debt ceiling... our credit rating will drop... we'll finally be forced to pay off some of it...

You keep saying we. Did you personally borrow and spend that money? Is that *your* debt?

As for paying it off, you're naive if you think it's ever going to be paid off, or that the state even *wants* to pay it off, or could if it wanted to.

And even if they did, who's money do you think they're going to use to do it? Yours, that's who's.

1 year,18 days
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Shots Fired At US Capitol

odigity Re:So the guards are still getting paid? :) (608 comments)

If only people would see how much sense secession makes, rather than auto-responding based on their school programming with such stupidity as "the issue of secession was already decided in 1865" and "so you want to go back to slavery?".

Sigh.

1 year,18 days

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odigity odigity writes  |  about 8 years ago

odigity writes "The Sony Reader, the first product (to my knowledge) to use the long-awaited disruptive technology E-Ink, is finally available for sale (though units won't be available in stores or actually shipped out till Oct 31). E-Ink is a digital paper technology — look and feel of paper, only requires power during image changes."

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