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General / Meter-maid
« on: June 05, 2013, 03:51:24 AM »
Let's say you desperately  needed a job to pay for rent, food, and such, and the only job available was meter-maid would you take it?  8)

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General / Self-replicating 3D printer is bull.
« on: May 10, 2013, 09:57:03 PM »
Ever taken apart a standard bubble-jet printer? You will find gears, and tons of other little grooving things. Almost all of them can be "printed" but where it gets a hell of a lot more complicated is when it comes to electrics, as in motors and switches, and electronic components, as in the motherboard and printing head(s). While the motors and switches might be feasible in the near future I suspect that a motherboard full of integrated circuits, capacitors and resistors, a lot of them micro sized is well beyond reach for the moment. The only solution I can see is having the plans to print the printable parts but the motherboard and electricals and the printing head(s) would have to be part of a kit that one could order. But a completely self replicating 3D printer? For the moment I call it bull.

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General / Bitcoins and war.
« on: April 28, 2013, 10:15:20 PM »
Let's say that Bitcoin was THE currency around the world. Dollars, pounds, what ever don't exist anymore. At the moment a country wants to go to war? Simple, print more money. But since Bitcoins are a finite currency you can't print them of pull them out of a hat like a magic trick. Could this mean Bitcoins could actually be a huge moneraty obstacle against going to war since war means more spending, a hell of a lot more? Hope Mark and Ian have an input here.

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General / The sound of BITCOINS
« on: April 12, 2013, 11:47:14 PM »
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681758/listen-to-the-sounds-of-the-bitcoin-bubble-before-it-pops

The author says that BITCOIN are a bubble. Who knows. Anyway they also have a link to the following.

To listen to BITCOIN transactions just go to http://www.listentobitcoin.com/

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http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/technology/judge-oks-truth-serum-for-alleged-colarado-gunman-james-holmes/story-fn7cejkh-1226595806495

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IF the gunman allegedly behind the Colarado theatre shooting does not plead guilty to the massacre, he could be given truth serum to determine whether he is insane.

Isn't that the same as forcing someone to self-incrimintate themselves?

P.S. = I tried to submit this article as Show-Prep and it was denied??? Maybe I did something wrong? :?

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General / BDSM and freedom?
« on: February 20, 2013, 10:03:17 PM »
While listening to the Feb 19th podcast of FTL there was talk of when one gives up his ownership of his self to a god or gods. It seems that a group refuses members that say they belong to god/gods and or hold beliefs contrary to non-aggression. Ok, no problem as such with that. But BDSM? I can't see how it could be a problem. BDSM is a form of sexual activity, not a religion. When's the last time you had someone knock at your door at 7 am and ask you to convert to BDSM? Religions ask you to relinquish your ownership. BDSM-ers freely relinquish their selves only to people their absolutely trust and only for a limited time. Here I'm excluding the extreems of BDSM I guess. So, isn't that comparing eggs with apples?

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General / Dashcams made a necessity by insurance companies!
« on: February 16, 2013, 02:20:13 AM »
That's in Russia! It seems that in some parts of Russia the traffic is so bad that there are a lot of car accidents. So much so that the insurance companies have made it impossible to get paid for damages unless you can prove you aren't at fault. So the answer is the dashcam! If any of you have seen all those videos of the meteorite that hit in Russia and wondered how come there were so many of them, that's why. Everyone has a dashcam in their car! Awesome.

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General / Stefan Molyneux an absolute bigot
« on: February 02, 2013, 11:10:28 PM »
Interesting that he's described as a "cult leader". Still, each time I see that kind of homophobic bigotry and hatred all that I see is someone with the IQ of a rusted nail. I wonder what Dale from FlamingFreedom will have to say. Now if I'm not mistaken Molyneux is highly regarded in the Free Kenne community? If so it would make me rethink the worthiness of that community. Sorry but just being angry as hell at the moment. Anyway, Molyneux can go to hell for all I care and all those that think like him.

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General / AdBlock is like using Pirate Bay?
« on: January 19, 2013, 12:42:05 AM »
I know that Ian and Mark support Pirate bay or I think they do. Anyway, I heard Mark, in a podcast, complaining to Ian about Ian using adblocking software in his browser. Mark was saying it was all about ads bringing in revenues. So, isn't it a bit like using Pirate Bay where you can get movies and what ever else for "free"?

As for me, I have noting against ads as long as they dont force me to interact with them like on Youtube or LiveScience.com that has a #@&%$# ad that crops up on a picture so you need to click on it to get rid of it. To me that is rude and a slap in the face. Ads that don't slap me in the face are fine. Take FreeTalkLive website. I won't even go into those auto on blasting video-ads. Tons of ads but easy to see and unobtrusive. Still, is using adblocking unfair to websites?

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From http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/01/cnn-president-jeff-zucker-backs-piers-morgans-gun-154272.html


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CNN President Jeff Zucker backs Piers Morgan's gun control campaign


By DYLAN BYERS | 1/15/13 4:53 PM EST CNN president Jeff Zucker told CNN New York staff today that he supported Piers Morgan's decision to speak in favor of gun control, sources at the network tell POLITICO.

During a town-hall meeting with staff, Zucker was asked about CNN expressing opinion, something it has traditionally tried to avoid. Zucker said he was in favor of it where it was appropriate, citing Morgan's stance on gun control as one example, sources said.

(PHOTOS: Stars call for gun control)

Since the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Morgan has emerged as a staunch advocate for increased gun control, including a ban on AR-15 assault rifles and similar weapons.

Today's meeting in New York was attended by at least 600 staffers, sources said. One described Zucker's support for Morgan's taking a position as "clear and unequivocal."

(VIDEO: Piers Morganís aniti-gun rant)

CNN spokesperson Christa Robinson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

UPDATE (6:31 p.m.): Robinson confirms that Zucker supported Morgan's decision to express his views in this case.

This post has been updated.

 


Ironic, isn't it when one knows that Anderson Cooper refused to openly acknowledge that he was gay so he could preserve his neutrality as a news reporter on CNN.

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General / About being screwed by an employer or the government.
« on: January 12, 2013, 06:47:08 AM »
In the 80s I lost a job and had to go on unemployment insurance. I had no choice because of serious health issues. One day the government told me I wouldn't get any more money but I knew I had more coming in. I had enough of being realy unable to work without being shafted by those morons that said they didn't owe me any more money. So, I found out that the best option was an organization in Montreal, the A.D.D.S. Translated to english it means Assosiation for the defense of your social rights. I went to one of their meetings and they helped me fill in a paper explaining why I believed/knew I was still owed a few more weeks of unemployment insurance. The lawyers in that group are the kinds that love eating government bureaucrats for breakfast. Simply put, I won! I got what was owed and finally was able to get back on my feet.

Point is that they are the kind of arbitrator that Ian mentioned in Friday's program that one needs to win in that kind of case. They also help when it's a company that is trying to screw over an employee.  Even better, the service was free.

I suspect that that kind of organization can also be found in the U.S. . I wonder if Legal Aid offices could either offer that kind of service or point to an organization that offers that kind of service.


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General / Can we bring the Greek Gods back, please?
« on: January 09, 2013, 07:03:06 PM »
While I don't care about any religion I thought it was a refreshing approach to religion. :P


http://io9.com/5974126/can-we-bring-the-greek-gods-back-please?utm_source=io9.com&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=recirculation

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General / Cops the same as religion
« on: December 15, 2012, 04:17:53 AM »
Ian the cop hater? Of course not and here is something very similar. From time to time I give my humble opinion about gay rights on a certain board.Sadly, far too often, there is a new report of an other gay kid having committed suicide because of bullying often based on religious teachings. So, I point out the gun in the room. The source of that hatred toward gays and , well, all hell breaks loose. I hate relious people. I hate god. I hate the bible. I'm agains't religious freedom. I am intolerant. So, as you can see, all that's left to do is try to make it clear, again and again and again that I'm pointing the finger at the religious fundamentalists instead of ALL believers. The worst part about this kind of reaction is that it comes from other gays. I see the same phenomena happening toward people pointing the finger at specifically the bad cops and the corrupted legal justice instances. God is perfect so are the cops. Right?

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General / Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.
« on: April 05, 2012, 09:24:46 AM »
I'm listening to that audio book and it's making me ask the opinion of those that have read or listened to it? I'm at the part where the author is talking about a completely different way of teaching, where the grades are not the goal but rather the quality? How does or could that book relate to a free state project?

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A few months ago I tried buying an old TV sound track, Pete Rugolo's Thriller. No, nothing to do with Michael Jackson. I simply wanted the MP3 version, the ones they have on their website. I chose the entire album and then went through all the steps and pressed send and I got the message that they couldn't sell it because I wasn't in the U.S.A. Wow!!! Serously? I'm going through all the legal steps to buy a complete album of an American artist on an American website and I get that damn copyright restriction? I wasn't trying to steal the damn files I was trying to BUY them. As for my country's version of Amazon they didn't have the MP3s on their website. Wonder why. They are shooting themselves in the head, it's that simple. So, to me FTL asking people to use Amazon is like asking to be laughed at. Even more it run contrary to the message of what FTL stands for. Even if I could buy the actual CD or LP from Amazon.com I would rather go without than buy it from them. Hell, even if they made it free I'd still spit on them.  

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