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Comment Re:Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 1) 554 554

Taxes (all of them) are regressive. Tax subsidies only make it more so.

And the bigger issue is that the people who own oil companies are typically everyone that has a mutual fund (most Americans). There are very few people that hold substantial positions in most oil companies. So, while the left cries about "Big Oil" as if it is completely detached from everything else, the reality is, those very same people often benefit from "Big Oil" in their portfolios.

I would love to see a "Left Wing Mutual Fund" that is fully divested of all the "bad" things that left wing protests about, and follows all the left wing bullshit they want others to follow. My guess is, that without substantial government "investments" it would simply be a big fail, which is why you don't actually ever see one.

Comment Re: Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 2) 554 554

You wish that in your fellow man?

I don't wish that on anyone. Nobody does. And yet, we all still buy the stuff that is made in those factories. And instead of Americans working, we have Chinese working. We just moved the problem to another place. That is how economics solves problems (routing around them)

Comment Re: A plea to fuck off. (Score 2) 361 361

horse battery staple

As a hacker this is all you know
1) You have a password that is eighteen characters long,

As a hacker you can make assumptions
1) Word length
2) Number of words
3) Spaces or Not
4) Fancy Characters or not
5) Numbers or not

OR you can target passwords that are eight characters in length.

I would suggest to you, that if you have a whole database of passwords, encrypted and salted properly, you pick low hanging fruit first.

If you're a hacker, which password is easier to brute force ? "onetwothreefourabeeceedeeexclamationpound" or "1234abcd!#" (basically the same password) all other things being equal?

Comment Re:Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score -1, Troll) 554 554

The other big "subsidy" is Strategic Oil Reserve purchases. And if you're suggesting the government stop making those purchases ... I might agree with you, given that we are now fracking the hell out of middle east oil cartel. But the stupid liberals would like to ban that practice, so we can get all of our oil from Tehran and other friendly terrorist states.

Comment Re:Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 1, Interesting) 554 554

"immense amounts of farming and oil subsidies"

The greatest subsidy with regard to Oil, is government taxes. The government makes a shit ton more off oil than the oil companies do. And most of the "Subsidies" being counted (Look at what is included) are heating oil subsidies for the Northern States for winter oil for poor people (yes, that is counted as an "oil subsidy"). And if you want to remove all Oil subsidies, you'll end up killing poor people who can't afford to heat their homes in the winter.

So, yeah, lets get rid of ALL oil subsidies, and put the blame on the (D) who keep spewing their misinformation "Oil Subsidies" (AKA Lies)

Comment Re:Fuck those things (Score 1) 248 248

I see these as "you don't really want to go to this site, it is most likely clickbait advertising spammy useless website."

I file it under "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" Now, if everyone would stop visiting these sites, they will die, and go away.

Comment Re:Problem? (Score 1) 162 162

We have a USB Standard, it was good enough. Standards wouldn't improve that without competition, enter FireWire, and USB needed an upgrade. Next up, ESATA, and USB needed another upgrade.

Standards don't change USB is still USB that standard hasn't changed, and now, we have three (or more) USB Standards (not to mention connectors)

I rest my case.

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. -- Theophrastus