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Comment: Re:do they have a progressive view? (Score 1) 328

by Prien715 (#46791747) Attached to: Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

I'm guessing you're white?

I lived in Houston for 8 years. And Texas is indeed rascist -- not even Anise Parker has the power to change Rick Perry's laws. Look at imprisonment statistics, the capitol case involving a man sentences to death who didn't kill anybody (...but the law of parties is wonderful!) or the black man dragged behind the back of a pickup (which was in Weider [sic] IIRC).

You can say "I didn't see any bigotry". The KKK guy who slaughtered Jewish folk inside a synagogue was "Nice to other white people" according to its mayor.

Comment: Re:Microsoft Optical Mouse (Score 1) 674

by afidel (#46789983) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

Not if you got a first generation, the first ones had a design flaw that caused the wires to wear out where they came into the case (hard 90 degree bend). MS to their credit had the design fixed (Logitech was the ODM) and covered replacements for like 5 years even without proof of purchase, you just needed a first generation serial number.

Comment: Re:HP LaserJet 4M+ (Score 2) 674

by afidel (#46789793) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

The 4 series was built fairly well, but it was nothing compared to the beast that was the LJ 3 series. I once was called out to repair an ~15 year old LJ3 with just under 1M pages (at ~3PPM!). The reason it needed repair? The single sacrificial plastic gear had grown brittle with age, everything else in that beast was metal.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1583

by Yunzil (#46783695) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

They've been peaceful the whole time, and did nothing more than provide a presence and protest. The only difference between them and Occupy $location is the presence of firearms

The Occupy folks didn't owe a bunch of unpaid fees to the government and hadn't been flouting the law for 20 years either. I seriously can't believe anyone would white-knight for Bundy.

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