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Comment Re:I've had issues with the Win10 NVIDIA drivers.. (Score 1) 316 316

" Patching automatically works fine as a default for home users,"

I beg to differ. I'm smarter than a loaf of bread and don't need the Dilbert(TM) model of computer with one giant button that's already pushed at the factory. I'm thinking that perhaps they should put out something like Windows Basic edition. It's set up with almost everything on it set to automatic and can only be serviced by Microsoft. THEY can do the tech support for the loaves of bread out there. Give the rest of us the non-idiot edition and let us do things correctly. I'd been contemplating switching to 10, now I'm REALLY happy I didn't. This auto update bullshit was going to fail from the start, Microsoft has been notorious about their 'updates' breaking shit since the 90's! NO WAY I'd put anything for them on automatic.

Comment Re:'s the LAW! (Score 1) 423 423

When this was written, you had to reload your musket after one shot. Now we have 100 round drum magazines and guns that can eat through them in no time flat. Do you still wipe your ass with your hand and then eat, or have you evolved and learned about germs? To use a more fitting example, we could always just use leeches on you for medical treatment. How's your humors these days?

Comment Re:other people's money (Score 1) 413 413

Unless, of course, you're a corporation. Then the money flows like beer at a frat party. That's all okay though, as long as some poor person doesn't get it. I'm much happier if I know at least ONE class of people has more boots on their throat than I do! ...stupid f'ing country....

Comment Re:LOL@ Use-case (Score 1) 45 45

This is an utterly asinine statement. Being tracked constantly and often surreptitiously is a current social AND rights issue. What you're saying is just rolling over and asking to be kicked in the nuts by anyone with the desire to simply do harm. No thank you.

Comment Re:Oh, please. (Score 1) 599 599

As far as the ACA goes, this is what I've seen :

Republicans put in the individual mandate as a handout to the insurance companies. (C'mon, you're going to seriously try to convince me that MANDATING that folks have healthcare, in effect giving insurance companies TONS of new customers isn't a handout?)
Republicans then campaigned against the mandate, because....reasons.
Republicans drag their feet, Republican states refuse to implement the plan, Republican states refuse to expand Medicaid.

Granted, Democrats have had their share of bullshit doings as well, but seriously... The Republican bullshit-fest, hand wringing, wailing and FUD are at *epic* levels. Never in my life have I seen so many ill-educated people argue against getting fucked over by corporations before. It's a demonstration of the power of advertising....especially FALSE advertising.

Comment Re:Best money Tom Steyer ever spent (Score 0) 437 437

You know, for being so pro-big-government, the size of that government sure has been shrinking, eh? I'm guessing that by this logic, he's also really anti-gun...*ahem*.

Republicans and their Big Business overlords want smaller government for the same reason crooks want less police. It makes their lives easier. The Tea party is funded by the Koch bros, bankrolled practically from day one. If my contact with them is to be believed, they are ignorant and quite proud of that fact. Just look at all the climate change deniers hanging on to them, along with the hyper-religious anti-gay movement. Not prejudiced? Perhaps not on paper so to speak, but's not like you have to go very far to hear one of them waxing on about "legitimate rape" or some other such drivel. I have no love for that bunch of morons. They are what happens when you live in states that fund more prisons than schools.

Comment Re:Presentation as seen on YouTube well done (Score 1) 61 61

I've been a weather spotter for years and one of my dream jobs has always been as a storm chaser. I thought this video was incredible and the explanations that I found in the comments really helped me understand some of the things that went over my head. Many thanks to all who contributed to the discussion....y'all rock!

Murphy's Law, that brash proletarian restatement of Godel's Theorem. -- Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"