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Why Richard Stallman Was Right All Along

pr0f3550r Re:To be fair to Obama... (807 comments)

Please tell me then how the Republicans prevented Obama from marching our troops home the very month he took office (like he promised). Also please tell us why he'd say he stated that wouldn't sign the NDAA because it could be used to detain citizens and then signed it anyway with the provisions still in there?

I know you think this is about Democrats v. Republicans but when you realized that the NDAA passed despite the efforts of 7 bi-partisan senator's attempts to stop it (3R, 3D, 1I) then you begin to realize that we need to clean house of the whole lot of them (except the 7).

more than 2 years ago
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Why Richard Stallman Was Right All Along

pr0f3550r Dead Wrong, and here is why. (807 comments)

You are reading only subsection of the entire section and not both. BOTH sub-sections are correct. Section 1031 gives the authority to detain ANYONE! even US citizens. Under the provision the military MUST detain the person. Section 1032 stipulates that the requirement that the military must detain the person does not apply to US or legal residents. Instead it is up to the president to decide if the military or the courts will handle the detention. President's discretion. In committee this provision originally stated that the Secretary of Defense had the discretion.

You only have to listen to Senator Levin and Barack Obama's own statements to understand that 1032 does NOT exempt US Citizens. So please do your research as I can tell that YANAL.

Read the Signing Statement. Here he affirms he has the power but promises not to use it.

Watch the movie. Again, he's talking about 1031 which is the detention subsection and NOT 1032 which is the requirement for the military custody.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Richard Stallman Was Right All Along

pr0f3550r Re:The argument is miscast. (807 comments)

I love how everyone attacking Paul over the DoE instantly gravitate to nukes, as though that is all that the DoE is doing. This is utterly false. There are certain aspects of these departments that are critical and they get sent to other institutions or decentralized just as they were BEFORE its establishment in 1977. Yeah, that's right, this department is not all that old and there was nuclear oversight before 1977. What Ron Paul is purposing is vast savings by shutting down the aspects of the DoE that have enabled crap like Solyndra and taxpayer money being given to companies that are building cars in FINLAND!?!?!!

more than 2 years ago
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GoDaddy Backs SOPA

pr0f3550r Of course they back SOPA... (353 comments)

Regulatory requirements are hardest on smaller entities to implement. This is exactly the kind of barrier that would make it unprofitable for a small DNS provider to implement. Just as HIPAA favors large HMOs over smaller ones, and SOx helps mega-corporations.

more than 2 years ago
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DynDNS Cuts Back Free DNS Options

pr0f3550r Re:Doesn't matter (223 comments)

You can replace that router with ClearOS, ClearCenter offers free Dynamic DNS with their free account registration.

more than 2 years ago
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How Tiny Worms Could Help Humans Colonize Mars

pr0f3550r Re:Not the best model for radiation (101 comments)

Which would return to earth as 'Olympus Mons Pale Ale'. With catchy slogans like "A mountain of a beer" and "the beer that won't leave you flat", it is sure to be a hit.

more than 2 years ago
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Philippines Call Centers Overtake India

pr0f3550r Re:*SIGH* (165 comments)

Having spent some time in the Philippines and learned Tagalog and Ilokano. I love it when they call. I throw in an occasional; Salamat (thank you), hindi (no), and oo (pronounced like the letter O twice, means yes).

It is really interesting to see them taken aback and sometimes lose their place in their script.

more than 2 years ago
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With Troop Drawdown, IT Looks To Hire More Vets

pr0f3550r Draw down is a bit of a myth. (212 comments)

It is a common misconception that we are reducing drastically any numbers in our military. This was covered in the NYTimes in great detail. If you can't tolerate reading here is the MSNBC video.

If you really want the troops home, you'll vote for Ron Paul.

about 3 years ago
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Student Loans In America: the Next Big Credit Bubble

pr0f3550r No good deed goes UNPUNISHED! (768 comments)

The lesson of freedom needs to be addressed here because the interference of the government is exactly why there is a 99%. It is also the reason why middle class is shrinking and people are burdened with debt both individually and collectively as a nation. I would state that in light of all these facts, those government officials who (with even the best intentions) artificially prop up one group of people over another damage the poor. Even when their intentions are to help the poor. This is the case with the housing bubble and it is the case with the student loan bubble. Sadly you CANNOT just spend your way out of these. You cannot 'bail out' the situation without creating yet another bubble. The market has to be allowed to pop. The real dis-service comes from say-anything-to-get-elected, politicians not having the courage to change this. We vote for the kids who says "he can't promise soda in the drinking fountains" instead of the true leaders. There is one politician out there who is willing to take a stand. He's the only one brave enough to take a stand and yes, people will say that 'He hates poor people'. But it is his respect for each and every person that will vindicate that. It is his knowledge that our system as constructed robs the poor of their ability to raise themselves. Ron Paul.

about 3 years ago
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Ron Paul Wants To End the Federal Student Loan Program

pr0f3550r Re:Subsidies inflate pricing. (1797 comments)

As someone who also took student loans to get through college I declare BS on your assumptions that tuition will skyrocket. The only reason why schooling costs as much as it does is because of the artificial bubble of these government loans. Did you learn NOTHING from the recent housing bubble? When you make loans of whatever amount to whomever you destroy the concept of the free market. Now schools can charge whatever he hell they want and there is no real competition in pricing.

about 3 years ago
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US Troops To Leave Iraq By End of Year

pr0f3550r Re:What happens to the embassy area? (386 comments)

The embassy constitutes US soil within a foreign land. Troops stationed there are technically on 'American soil'. For the same reason, we can firmly declare that we have no troops occupying Cuba even though there are thousands of Troops at Guantanamo Bay. It is US soil.

more than 3 years ago
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Ron Paul Suggests Axing 5 U.S. Federal Departments (and Budgets)

pr0f3550r Re:In other words, we should give up. (2247 comments)

The DE does not establish schools and colleges. And you are correct that there has been a federal office since 1867. It was implemented as part of the reconstruction efforts following the Civil War. There is nothing about the post above that was untrue. Moving the useful functions of the DE to another department certainly seems like a sound way to deal with the financial mess. At least RP is doing something about it rather than rhetoric.

You are incorrect about the Student Aid and Pell Grant programs since this was specifically addressed by Paul in his proposal.

more than 3 years ago
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Ron Paul Suggests Axing 5 U.S. Federal Departments (and Budgets)

pr0f3550r Education != Department of Education (2247 comments)

Here you equate getting rid of the Department of Education as an attack on Education. The DE has only existed since 1979! I think it would be quite easy to illustrate the decline of the education system under the watchful eye of the quite recently created DE. Do you think that before the DE that children were not given access to free tax-payer paid schools? Education has always been and should be managed by the individual first and foremost, then at the family with involved parents, then at the community with involved teachers and local administrators and LASTLY at the state level. Getting rid of the DE only gets rid of the bureaucracy at the top and leaves the business of educating the children to the states and the communities which, quite frankly, manages the education today in spite of the DE.

So I agree with all your sentiment about the productive and beneficial uses of education in society. What I don't agree with is the notion that somehow a federal bureaucracy infrastructure has anything to do with the education of my children other than interference.

more than 3 years ago
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Newb-Friendly Linux Flavor For LAMP Server?

pr0f3550r Re:ClearOS (382 comments)

Agreed. ClearOS is very easy to set up and the LAMP stack is already there. They just released beta1 of ClearOS 6 this last week which includes php5.3.3, mysql5.1, apache. You can configure multiple domains easily from a web interface and can install most php apps by just using your windows workstation to interface with the ClearOS server (minimal or no command line).

more than 3 years ago
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Discovery Brings Us One Step Closer To "Milking" Pigeons

pr0f3550r Re:Pigeon Crap Lactation?? (190 comments)

While we're at it, let's ruin honey for you too. The only thing better than eating eating the reproductive bits and embryos of plants is to eat the regurgitated spit of insects which concentrate the sweet, sticky juices of those same reproductive organs of those plants at the height of their sexual potency and expression.

Sweet!

more than 2 years ago
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Storing Hydrogen At Room Temperature

pr0f3550r Ozone layer holes (152 comments)

This is important and significant because Hydrogen is very bad for the Ozone layer. Loose hydrogen is so light that it attempts to leave earth and settles in the upper layers of the heterosphere or is whisked off into space. However, many molecules of H2 never make it that far because they are very reactive in the presence of ozone. Research from Caltech indicates that Hydrogen In the upper atmosphere they can easily turn to H2O and produce the harmful presence of upper atmosphere water. Eventually this will fall back to earth but it will have unintended consequences as H2 is ozone depleting and water is an inhibitor to ozone creation.

http://www.wired.com/cars/energy/news/2003/06/59220

http://www.springerlink.com/content/h010v9w83l8j3441/

more than 3 years ago
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Solar Company Folds After $0.5B In Subsidies

pr0f3550r Re:This is the flaw with libertarian arguments (694 comments)

You're making the libertarian point you know. I blow soap bubbles because my kids and my dogs just love to pop them...it's in their nature.

The government can subsidize housing against what the market can bear and build up an artificial bubble that even the government cannot prevent from imploding.

Or it can subsidize insurance with FEMA and completely destroy the concept of risk assessment by guaranteeing properties that have no business being build on flood plains.

Or it can build levy after levy in direct opposition to mother nature only to have mother nature kick its butt.

By propping up companies and ideas that are unsustainable in the market through cronyism, lobbyists, and campaign contributions you simply create yet another bubble that nature wants to pop. It is no use priming the pump when no one is thirsty.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Wi-Fi Solution For a Hotel?

pr0f3550r Captive Portal (300 comments)

You will need to have some sort of captive portal. Even though it will be free, the property must indemnify themselves from potentially illegal activity. To do this you will need to have DHCP logging, web traffic logging and most importantly, Terms of Service that require the users to accept that their actions are their own and that they may be logged. ClearOS is nearly done with a captive portal module that brings the costs of this way down, outside of this it provides the logging required to make this work.

more than 3 years ago
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CentOS Linux 6.0 Released

pr0f3550r Try ClearOS Core (184 comments)

Feel free to join the ClearOS Core team. ClearFoundation produces the same specification on the code, has corporate backing, with open involvement from the community. We want you and are willing to listen and allow participation from everyone.

more than 3 years ago

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Alternative to CentOS released

pr0f3550r pr0f3550r writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pr0f3550r (553601) writes "An alternative to CentOS was recently released by ClearFoundation, the makers of ClearOS (formerly ClarkConnect). Their initial alpha release is a rebuild from 6.1 sources just like Scientific Linux but their focus is more similar to that of CentOS. Does having so many RHEL derivatives now on the market, hurt or help Open Source in general?"
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ClearFoundation soon to release RHEL clone

pr0f3550r pr0f3550r writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pr0f3550r writes "ClearFoundation is '...Announc[ing] that in conjunction to the release of ClearOS Enterprise 6.0 that [they] will also be releasing a new distribution, ClearOS Core 6.1. This new distribution strives to maintain 100% package compatibility with upstream sources. 100% compatibility means ClearOS Core will also contain all upstream issues and bugs. The only changes from upstream sources will be to remove branding as required.'

ClearOS has previously been based on CentOS."

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Goodbye ClarkConnect, Hello ClearOS?

pr0f3550r pr0f3550r writes  |  more than 5 years ago

pr0f3550r (553601) writes "Bloomberg is covering the announcement about how ClearFoundation has acquired the ClarkConnect distribution and re-branded it as ClearOS. In addition, they have collapsed the Enterprise and Community versions to a single version and open sourced all of the local platform features previous reserved for the Enterprise version. The distribution will be maintained by volunteers, contributions, and from donations from ClearCenter which will maintain all of the 'in the cloud' services available for the platform. ClarkConnect/ClearOS is a gateway distribution for small and distributed organizations."
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