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Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 325

by Adriax (#49374955) Attached to: Sign Up At irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You

Coast guard finds a locally unregistered megayacht floating in international waters without the owner present, claims it as maritime salvage. The owner can claim it by obtaining a deed, 10% sales tax plus salvage fees, berthing fees, security fees, and "keeping johnny and the other dock workers from having a little after work party in it" fees.

Comment: Re:Only mostly dead? (Score 5, Funny) 308

by Adriax (#49371515) Attached to: Attempted Breach of NSA HQ Checkpoint; One Shot Dead

So the scale goes:
Mostly dead- Slightly alive.
Pretty dead- Don't expect them at poker night next friday.
Dead dead- Attempted to invade the NSA.
All dead- Go through their pockets and look for loose change.
Extra dead- Now that's just excessive. I mean really, what possessed you to just keep going like that?
Un dead- Well congratulations. You killed it so hard it went far past Dead on the Life-Death scale and looped around to the other side.

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 3, Informative) 199

by Adriax (#49347801) Attached to: What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?

I prefer using a trackball. But the only decent form factor (thumb ball, 3+button and scroll wheel) I can find is the logitech mx570, which has horrible life expectancy for the buttons.
My experiences have mirrored the reviews. 6 month average before the left or middle button stops clicking normally and starts going off randomly. The little springs in the buttons crap out and don't push the button back properly.

Comment: Re:Defense? (Score 1) 274

by Adriax (#49200189) Attached to: Laser Takes Out Truck Engine From a Mile Away


*bad mobster accent" "No sir officer, nothing illegal here. We're just three guys going for an afternoon drive in our truck.
Oh, the trailer? The one with the 30kw laser assembly and diesel generator to power it? The 30 foot long double wide trailer that weighs 20 tons? Oh, that's my grandma's. We're just delivering it for her. Why, is a tail light out?"

Comment: Re:One Word ... (Score 1) 234

by Adriax (#49156563) Attached to: As Big As Net Neutrality? FCC Kills State-Imposed Internet Monopolies

Now begins the stall tactics. "Grass roots" opposition on the basis of the project would be a huge waste. Officials who support the projects finding themselves target by cookie cutter *insert politician name here* attack ads on cable.
All so their lobby drones have more time to rewrite the laws and make it illegal again.

Comment: Re:Is that really a lot? (Score 2) 280

by Adriax (#49143935) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average

So you honestly believe that employers who currently treat their workers like disposible slaves wouldn't keep doing the same thing if they could start paying them 1/10th what they currently do?
You have gone completely off the libertarian deep end. Dear god i hope you aren't in a position of educational authority.

Comment: Re:Is that really a lot? (Score 4, Insightful) 280

by Adriax (#49137399) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average

Bullshit. Minimum wage is supposed to keep employers from abusing the desperate by making sure someone working full time or more can afford to survive without working themselves to death.
When people have to work 18 hours a day, 7 days a week just to afford a roof and food they find crime becomes an attractive alternative.

The less time planning, the more time programming.