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Comment: Re:America's War On Drugs is a Failure (Score 1) 110

by Cro Magnon (#49725405) Attached to: Silk Road's Leader Paid a Doctor To Help Keep Customers Safe

Yup. And it's not just true for the President. My city recently had a primary for mayor. The 3 choices were the current mayor, with a history of raising taxes and spending on "projects" while neglecting failing infrastructure, a crazy guy who doesn't even LIVE in the city, and some guy nobody's ever heard of. The crazy guy got eliminated, so the big race will be between the status quo and the no-name guy. I don't think no-name has a chance.

Comment: Re:most techies will perceive it that way (Score 1) 461

by Cro Magnon (#49684023) Attached to: Does Using an AOL Email Address Suggest You're a Tech Dinosaur?

What about all the people that can ONLY get AOL in their rural areas (the Comcast "go fuck yourself" zones)? It seems strange to think less of them for living in the wrong place.

Well, people in the middle of their farms, milking their cow with a pitchfork sticking out their back pocket, aren't usually considered tech-savvy themselves, even if they DON'T use AOL. :)

Comment: Re:Short Answer (Score 1) 276

by Cro Magnon (#49666563) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Future of Desktop Applications?

The "desktop" isn't going anywhere in my home. My tablet is fine for pure consumption, email, Facebook, Netflix, etc. But it is totally inadequate even for something as simple as ranting on my favorite web forum. I could switch to a Chrombook far more easily than I could to iOS or Android, but Google Docs isn't as good as MS Office, and where would I put my top secret plans for world domination?

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