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Comment Re:Plutocracy (Score 1) 351

I'm pretty sure if you polled voters, even those in red states, they'd mostly be against this.

I wouldn't bet on it. They probably have some conspiracy theory cooked up in their heads to make not-selling your browsing history look like a bad thing. They're mostly against net neutrality, after all, either with the boilerplate "government overreach" argument, or a conspiracy theory about how it's the Fairness Doctrine 2.0.

Comment Re:Misleading and false (Score 1) 119

Most of the waste can indeed be recycled:


Meanwhile, coal power plants spew radioactive waste from smokestacks, the ground is pumped full of earthquake-enabling mystery sauce for hydrofracking, and oil refineries guzzle energy to transform fossil fuels from one form to another before they're even used, all while literally causing floods of toxic waste, and nobody on the right bats an eye at those environmental disasters that happen in the process of releasing fossil CO2. They have much bigger problems to worry about - an environmentally unremarkable electronics manufacturing industry that's giving us devices that produce carbon-neutral energy.

Comment Re:Misleading and false (Score 1) 119

It's a standard, procedurally-generated right-wing parroting point that executes in any discussion about $NEW_GREEN_TECH:

"$NEW_GREEN_TECH generates an incredible amount of toxic waste to produce, even more than $OLD_FOSSIL_TECH!"

Veracity is not a factor in the algorithm, the statement is simply generated and echoed. It's interesting how right-wingers suddenly become concerned (if fact-deprived) environmentalists AND income-egalitarians ("The CEO of $NEW_GREEN_TECH company is going to get rich off the backs of the working class!" they scream, as if tax code & labor policy problems are the fault of environmental policy) as soon as fossil energy is threatened.

Comment Re:I am curious if people think this is good or ba (Score 1) 164

This is moving control of the issue to the HOA's, and thus the people.

LOL moving the issue from the governments that people can vote for, to HOAs - wholly unaccountable property fiefdoms that you can often only escape by moving to the sticks - is transferring control to "the people?"

This is going to be a boon for HOA directors who will all demand some palm grease from AirBnB to operate in their realms, similar to the situation with broadband in apartment buildings.

Comment Re: expose them to man-in-the-middle attacks (Score 1) 100

And I assume you have something in place to prevent the data on the machine from being encrypted (perhaps steganographically) locally before being sent out? Because otherwise your MITM system will only serve to prevent private information from being accidentally pasted in web forms. It would do nothing against exfiltration by malware or competent intentional leaking.

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