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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

wisnoskij Re:Militia, then vs now (1431 comments)

It is entirely reasonable to assume they they did not want Donald Trump to own a nuclear missile, or for some random person to stockpile Mustard gas.

But they very clearly wanted the average citizen to be able to legally own guns that would be compatible to a normal military footsoldier.

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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

wisnoskij Re:Militia, then vs now (1431 comments)

And to pretend that they intended this ability to legally amend the constitution would mean that they would agree with removing rights is just silly.
They rightly thought that it would need to be updated from time to time, not for basic constitutional rights to be trimmed from it.

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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

wisnoskij Re:Militia, then vs now (1431 comments)

Yes and no.

Yes, Joe Nobody cannot own a tank simply for financial reasons, but AK47s are still far more important to warfare than any other single thing.
Joe Nobody can still own the most integral part of any personal and societal defence.

If you are talking state militia, sure they would be outspent by the US military, but there is no solution to this. And any State militia would still theoretically have enough money to get necessary stuff, like ground to air missiles, and talk busting rocket launchers/C4.
And if you are talking personal protection, a handgun and a knife is as good at it ever gets. It is not like person would walk around dragging a mortar for personal defence.

yesterday
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

wisnoskij You Don't Understand (756 comments)

American citizens don't want to stop the exploitation. We want to find a way to become the exploiters.

yesterday
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

wisnoskij Democracy? Hypocrisy! (756 comments)

"Democracy? Hypocrisy!" - (Aristotle, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles)

yesterday
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Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

wisnoskij Re:Bloody Idiot (583 comments)

But most don't... Walking across the street can cause death or brain injury, but like measles that is a very small risk.

I think the medical community would agree, if the measles vaccine caused a high rate of autism, it would be far worse than .001% of people who contacted measles suffering permanent damage. They simply would not allow you to make that damaging decision and would label it child abuse.

Hell, at least some studies into autism would have us believe that actually more people would die in scenario one (from autism related deaths [which have been measured as ten times the national average]) than in scenario two.

3 days ago
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IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

wisnoskij Re:Sounds like Microsoft is making a pretty penny. (322 comments)

And you would expect hundreds of QA engineers to be employed for this task? (lets not forget they already have everything in place to continue patching and testing)

5 days ago
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IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

wisnoskij Sounds like Microsoft is making a pretty penny. (322 comments)

Every corporation and agency is independently paying millions and millions to have them continue to patch their computers. I would not wager a guess at how much it costs to continue producing patches, but I cannot imagine it is more than a handful of full time devs.

5 days ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

wisnoskij Re:Ability to design and write software... (578 comments)

Zuckersberg just wants the government to train a bunch of coders, flooding the market and lowering the average pay (even the no noticeable percentage of the new coders ever being decent coders).

about a week ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

wisnoskij Re:Ability to design and write software... (578 comments)

By some we are of course talking less than 1% of the coal miner population with enough fundamentals to even have a chance at a quick re-training (a year or two), and the right desirers, personality, and intelligence.

And lets remember, these people ?picked? or at least have been doing for decades a physical trade. Going in and saying to them they all need to become intellectual desk jockeys not only won't work but is just cruel. If you are going to offer opportunities to coal miners, offer them trades retraining.

Governments and corporations might like to think of people as interchangeable cogs, but that is not the reality.

about a week ago
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NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

wisnoskij Completely over Engineered (104 comments)

For the simple task of a portable recorder, GG is a ridiculous choice.

about a week ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

wisnoskij Up the the Employees? (477 comments)

So basically what this is saying is that it is not illegal for your boss to send you an email, it is not illegal for him to ask you to work from home after work hours, it is just illegal for you to agree, and you will be the one fined? At least that is how the summery reads.

about a week ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

wisnoskij Re:Mulgrew is an airhead (639 comments)

Janeway was one horrible Captain that went from one genocide to another, ignoring any directive that was inconvenient.
But she was still far better than The Emissary, who was willing to abandon any post, and ignore any order, if the his faith told him to.

about a week ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

wisnoskij Re:Mulgrew is an airhead (639 comments)

Star Trek is all technobabble. There is no science in Star Trek you airhead.

about a week ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

wisnoskij Re:where is the controversy? (639 comments)

All humans can track their lineage back to a common single ancestor.....

about a week ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

wisnoskij It's All Relative (639 comments)

The idea that the Sun revolves around the Earth, particularly from our reverence point, is completely a valid and true observation. That is just not the best reference point if you want the simplest explanation/model. But just because it is simple does not make it any truer.

about a week ago
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For the First Time, Organ Regenerated Inside a Living Animal

wisnoskij Call me... (94 comments)

Call me when an organ regenerates inside of a dead animal.

about a week ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

wisnoskij Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1109 comments)

A contract signed under duress and harassment is not necessarily legally binding...

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

wisnoskij Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1109 comments)

Which is splitting hairs. Demoted is very much the same as fired. If you cannot be fired for a political contribution, I guaranty you cannot be demoted/not promoted for that same reason.

about two weeks ago

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Ask Slashdot: How to Buy Windows 8 (none upgrade)

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  about a year and a half ago

wisnoskij writes "Microsoft is really pushing the cheap upgrade to windows 8.
But some people just want an iso and a product key.

Is there any way to simply buy a windows 8 key, with or without a simple ISO download."

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Spying School District Updates

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  more than 4 years ago

wisnoskij (1206448) writes "The Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District has suspended 2 IT workers for their involvement in the webcam spying case.
Additionally, the software, LANrev, used to spy on the unsuspecting children will get a update this week that will will disable the option for admins to remotely switch on a computer's webcam."

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