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'The Laws Are Written By Lobbyists,' Says Google's Schmidt

roguetrick Re:Translation (484 comments)

" imagine how bad the US would be without all those "jobs saved"... :-P

Pretty fucking terrible, but it looks like things are going to get there on their own.

more than 4 years ago
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China Restricts Minors From Using Virtual Currency

roguetrick Re:It's for your own good. (142 comments)

Yeah this really heralds the great uprising of WoW nerds.

more than 4 years ago
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Emergency Dispatcher Fired For Facebook Drug Joke

roguetrick Re:no (631 comments)

Military contracts would be completely unenforceable in any other setting. Theres a reason why they would be. Let me add that I'm not saying military contracts are bad, but the contract itself doesn't justify the treatment.

more than 4 years ago
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Media Industry Wants Mandated Spyware and More

roguetrick Re:Sounds like mad men (373 comments)

You live in a basement don't you.

more than 4 years ago
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US Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card

roguetrick Re:And what's the problem here? (826 comments)

Catastrophic insurance is actually worse, because it discourages people from getting that checkup. In the end, it pays the insurance company more to make sure you get that oil change than it does to pay for the engine replacement if you DON'T get that oil change. Most models of public health focus on preemptive medicine, it just pays out better.

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Blocking 4chan

roguetrick Re:DOOMED I say... DOOMED! (677 comments)

What they should be, and what they are, are two very different things. I personally agree with you, but this bullshit needs to stop.

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Blocking 4chan

roguetrick Re:DOOMED I say... DOOMED! (677 comments)

"Internet Service Providers have argued against being classified as a "common carrier" and, so far, have managed to do so. The argument of ISPs against common carrier classification has largely conflated "telecommunications carriers" with "common carriers," assuming that if they were labeled as "common carriers," they would be regulated under Title II of the Communications Act by the FCC. This is incorrect; as noted above, a firm can be a common carrier without being a telecommunications carrier. The FCC proceeding that established that Internet networks are not telecommunications carriers is the Computer Inquiries. A later FCC report, IN RE FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE, Report to Congress, 13 FCC Rcd. 11501 (1998), reviewed this policy (this report was not an order and did not have the effect of regulatory law - it is however, an excellent capture of FCC policy at that time)." - From the article you linked.

Perhaps you should read it?

more than 4 years ago
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New Brain Scans Can Spot PTSD

roguetrick Re:what about the other 10% (107 comments)

People mod prison rape up all the time. Some folks find shit funny that you don't find funny. It happens.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Judge Legal Risk When Making a Game Clone?

roguetrick Re:Let me present a third choice (270 comments)

No, this is either TediousAnalogyGuy or PretentiousAnalogyGuy.

more than 4 years ago
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How Norway Fought Staph Infections

roguetrick Re:Stop with the drugs already (595 comments)

Yeah, the issue isn't just about you. Its about arresting the spread so those people with issues have a less chance of catching it.

more than 4 years ago
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Doom-Like Video Surveillance For Ports In Development

roguetrick Re:make it more doom-like (56 comments)

I agree, instead of crates we should put chest high walls.

about 5 years ago
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Former Congressman Learns About Streisand Effect

roguetrick Re:Fair Use? (527 comments)

I'm not saying this detracts from what your going for, but Labeling Theory seems to create a self fulfilling prophecy in the whole thing. I've always considered if an interesting thing. You call them hard criminals, you treat them like hard criminals, they become hard criminals.

about 5 years ago
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Slashdot Turns 100,000

roguetrick Re:Age and quality. (443 comments)

Ever since the "spent all my mod points" achivement, its become an obsession of his.

about 5 years ago
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Treading the Fuzzy Line Between Game Cloning and Theft

roguetrick Re:It's copyright infringement, not theft! (235 comments)

No, its a discussion on whether what happened is correct. Nobody stole anything from me and I consider the clones to be the creation of a new genre.

I mean seriously, do you actually base your values on what the laws say? If not, then why in the hell would you have a problem discussing things outside of the law? If you don't think its something worth discussing then why the hell did you read all the way down the thread and post?

about 5 years ago
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Company Trains the Autistic To Test Software

roguetrick Re:If they thrive on predicatable, monotonous work (419 comments)

Yeah, there's no discounting that. But this guy is starting to describe autism as a personality disorder instead of developmental disorder. That is just crazy.

about 5 years ago
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AT&T Moves Closer To Usage-Based Fees For Data

roguetrick Re:Time Machine (441 comments)

The point of the matter is, however, that institutional hypersensitivity(schools and businesses) is quite different to you being able to say what you want. If its an institution with democratic controls such as the school system, there is an acceptable mechanism for you to fight what you see as hypersensitivity. If there isn't, its still just a PR move. If the PR move ends up costing public sentiment then the institution will rectify that situation.

In the specific case of Thanksgiving, its a Christian rite that is celebrated to give thanks to God. It has morphed into something quite different. Hypersensitivity as it pertains to endorsing the Christian religion is understandable. Maybe not correct in this particular case since its a national holiday, but understandable. If it troubles you enough though, go start a fight with the school board about it.

Bottom line, this so called Political Correctness has no bearing on you saying what you want to say. Its a false concept.

about 5 years ago
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AT&T Moves Closer To Usage-Based Fees For Data

roguetrick Re:Time Machine (441 comments)

Censoring yourself in fear of offending a third party is part of being able to be a functioning human being in society. It is not a particular aspect of some new "political correctness." Thats the argument I'm making.

You also have to understand, how others perceive you is an important factor of how you act and perceive yourself. What I'm trying to say is "censorship" regarding offending people is a default state, not an exceptional one. Due to this it shouldn't really be labeled censorship in casual conversation.

In addition, you shouldn't be surprised if individuals react negatively to you if you offend them. You would actually be extremely stupid to believe otherwise. The idea that this sort of thing is some sort of special brand of insidious thought is ludicrous.

about 5 years ago

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