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Comment: It's pretty much the same as insurance. (Score 2) 118

by BlindRobin (#48541641) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Paying For Linux Support vs. Rolling Your Own?

Tis question is not exactly but largely analogous to the question : 'Do we self insure or purchase insurance'? The risk evaluation is complex and the answer is dependant on the a number of weighty factors not least of which is the amount of liquid assets available to address a catastrophic failure. Hire a risk analyst.

Comment: Sensitive much? (Score 1) 468

by BlindRobin (#48286093) Attached to: Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You

Whoop-tee shit! It's a stupid and desperate strategy precisely because most people will react as you did but nobody is trying to threaten or intimidate you, though they may be trying to shame or coerce you into engaging with your friends and neighbours in order to encourage them to engage in the political system. I think they are frustrated and grasping at straws because political discourse in the US has deteriorated to such an extent that the process has become mostly dysfunctional.

Comment: Re:Earth is 6000 years old (Score 2, Informative) 98

It's not hatred mate... It's pity mixed with dismay about the state of education and social disfucntion engendered in such beliefs all expressed as what would be seen as good natured ribbing if the mistake being pointed at was hmm lets say mistaking Paris, Texas for Paris, France.

Comment: Re:Yes (Score 4, Insightful) 100

by BlindRobin (#46541739) Attached to: College Grads Create Fake Tesla Commercial That Elon Musk Loves

'Self made' is a myth, all of them had to first develop strong and binding connections with sources of capital, influence and discreet knowledge not their own. It is as much, and more in most cases, the cultivation of these relationships as it is their talents and vision that make for success.

Trying to be happy is like trying to build a machine for which the only specification is that it should run noiselessly.