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Comment Re:Creates Problems (Score 0) 316

It's like a cold war between Firefox and Chrome

Nah. Chrome won a while ago. Because terminally over-sensitive panty-waists that are now all that's left of Mozilla are done innovating their own browser. Now they're going to slob, incessantly, on the Google knob, until their product may as well be called Chromezilla.

Comment What a delusional ass! (Score 2) 486

I know, lots of people don't like what Snowden did. And they disagree with the view that, even though he was exposing wrongdoing by our government AGAINST ALLIES AND CITIZENS, he "hurt" America by laying bare intel assets and methodologies.

Okay. I can live with that. I think it's narrow-minded and stupid myself. But I can live with people thinking that.

But trying to lay blame at Snowden's door for the Paris attacks?

Gimme a fucking break. That's just being an asshole and mouthing a party line designed to further destroy the rights and privileges of the US citizen, allowing intel agencies carte blanche for whatever means and methods they wish to use, on whoever they wish to use it on. Regardless of the legality or morality.

Comment Re:Sounds about right (Score 4, Insightful) 200

Chicago is the "Fuck you! Give us our money!" capital of Illinois, the "Fuck you! Give us our money!" state.

Contrary to popular belief, organized crime in Chicago wasn't stamped out in the 20's and 30's.

Nope. All the crooks went into local government because there were more (and more lucrative) opportunities to steal, legally.

Comment We want our jobs to be easy (not easier). (Score 1) 291

Oh, and hand them to use on a silver plate.

And pay us 7 digits a year.

And we want a pony too!

What? It makes our citizens LESS safe and more likely to get ripped off?
FUCK THEM! As long as we're getting our sheckel, hookers, blow, and a big check for no actual work, we don't give a fuck!

Comment Content is always going to be a problem. (Score 1) 126

It can take weeks, months, or even years to get content in a game to a working, playable state. Not just the basic storyline, but game mechanics, programming, art assets, etc.

And players, especially the most rabid ones, will chew through it all in a couple days.

And, as games get more complex (visually), less and less time gets budgeted to the actual content development.

Comment Hitler was vegetarian. Thus vegetarianism is evil. (Score 3, Insightful) 275

I'm just so inexpressibly sick of the stupid Reductio ad Hitlerums (technically Reductio ad Terroristiums.)

Because *Insert Offending Group* uses *Insert Technology/Product/Thing*, it's bad and we need to get rid of it because it's bad and we don't like bad stuff.

That's essentially what both Barton's statements, and the whole "we should ban encryption that we can't break easily" arguments are.

Never mind that there are HUGE legal obstacles (and some nasty consequences) to such government overreach.

Never mind that end to end encryption makes users safer, even if the government IS lumped in with all the other bad guys.

It's incumbent on all of us to stand up to these assholes and say "no".
And, every time they bring this idiocy up again, stand up and say "no" again.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
Even (and especially) with regard to the lot unhanged knaves in our own government.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.