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Comment: Re:Transparency (Score 1) 98

Voting is an important act in a democracy, therefore, it is also important to give it enough time and ritual to perform it.

yet people in the US still have to take time off from work to vote. they need to make it a national holiday if they actually want to increase voter participation.

Comment: Re:Kaspersky is not special (Score 0) 288

Their program will slow down your computer with all kinds of security theater "features", but like any other antivirus, it will fail to root out most viruses written in the past 8 years once they've been executed and implanted themselves as a rootkit.

you make a compelling argument for why most windows users are morons!

Comment: Re:What's /. opinion on AV? (Score 2) 288

Just wondering if I'm the only one around here not using any AV for a long time.

you aren't but if you are using Windows and no AV then you are a fool.

AFAIK, you can only get your virus on the internet (unless I'm underestimating USB's key viruses).

you absolutely are underestimating USB key viruses! stuxnet infected airgapped computers using a USB key.

Chrome pimped with Adblock and keeping myself far from the "dark side" of the web, I've never had any problem

while this helps it won't keep you completely safe.

Add to this the new lite Microsoft Security Essential (intagrated in Win8) to the lot and I'm surprised those company are still in business.

i'm not surprised at all. windows defender only detects ~75% of malware. at any given time, MS is about a year behind the AV curve.

there is a good chance you are infected with some malware.

Comment: Re:Installation Issue - Try telling Comcast that! (Score 1) 120

Took a month to convince Comcast that the problem was outside in the box and not inside between the chair and keyboard. When they finally sent a technician out, he discovered that the last technician installed the bypass filter backwards.

it wasn't backwards, it was Comcastic!

Comment: if not a weapon the it's for weapon development? (Score -1, Troll) 110

by Gravis Zero (#49723471) Attached to: Robotic Space Plane Launches In Mystery Mission This Week

you know what they do on the ISS? float around and run experiments every day! the only reason to not run the experiments via ISS is because you are specifically doing weapon development. there is no part way anything being worked on isn't weapon related because that's what the military does, make weapons and kill people.

Comment: Re:Bernie Sanders (any real shot at winning?) (Score 1) 395

by Gravis Zero (#49602751) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

I'm still pretty firmly convinced that free market concepts really never got a fair shake in the U.S. in the first place.

until someone figures out how to make sociopaths act honestly, the free market will always be doomed to be governed by anti-competitive behavior.

Comment: this is science, so you have to ask... (Score 5, Insightful) 301

is he wrong in saying that only having researching gender issues and only having researchers of only one gender may skew the research? what if this were two male researchers and a female rejected it for "ideologically biased assumptions"?

just sayin.

An Ada exception is when a routine gets in trouble and says 'Beam me up, Scotty'.