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Comment: Re:Jerri (Score 2, Insightful) 411

Yep, That is why anyone that is not aggressively paying off all the debt they have right now is a complete and utter fool.
I have friends that are buying new cars, etc... They are morons, raging morons... "but it's 1.2% ITS FREE MONEY!" they forget the loan origination fees they pay or are tacked on the loan... Oh that $35,000 car loan has a $1900 set of "fees" on it.... But we dont count that as part of the interest rate...

If you are having a time of prosperity, PAY DOWN ALL YOUR FUCKING DEBT! Because the next crash will come around sooner than you think because the banks are doing the same shit again.

Banks need heavy regulation put back on them. I also suggest we have a Bank police that goes around tazing executives at random if we even think they are thinking of anything "clever"

Comment: Re:WTF (Score 1) 104

by Lumpy (#49160101) Attached to: Ultra-Low Power Radio Transceiver Enables Truly Wireless Earbuds

People who don't care about music quality. Or those of us that need a set that packs up easily in the work bag and does not take up space.
I have listened to $300 earbuds and they suck compared to even a $40.00 set of real cans, It's why the junky "beats" headphones became popular, a lot of people tried them and said "wow these are amazing" compared to earbuds.

One advantage of earbuds is that they do not do any real noise isolation so you can hear when a bus is about to squish you. Good headphones will keep the sound of that bus out of your ears even after it hits you...

Comment: Re:Best defense is not to care (Score 1) 99

by Lumpy (#49156553) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs

I have a 6 month old Bluray player and it's not connected to ethernet in any way. not even wireless.

the "smart" functions of a bluray player are a sad, sad joke compared to a Roku 3. Why would someone intentionally use the horrible half assed crap internet capabilities on a bluray player?

I have it to play the random Disc I may or may not get, a huge amount of video is not available online so I have to get it on a spinning piece of plastic.

Comment: Re:He's off his rocker. (Score 1) 522

by RatBastard (#49139069) Attached to: Machine Intelligence and Religion

No purpose if we cease to exist after we die? Is not leaving a better world for our descendants not purpose enough? Is not making life better for our fellow humans not purpose enough? What is it with Christians and their "if humans do not matter for eternity they do not matter at all" sickness?

You are a member of a very unique species: a species able to define a purpose for itself. Nature spent 13,500,000,000 years creating a brain capable of this unique task. Honor the effort and use it. Or, wallow in your nihilist mental squalor. It's up to you.

"Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth." -- Milton