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Comment: WANT. (Score 2) 330

by Indigo (#48441307) Attached to: Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

I am so, so tired of short, wide screens. My home monitor is 1600x1200. I've had one that size for years and years. When the last one - a CRT - died, it was a hassle to find an LCD monitor that wasn't either shorter (no thanks - not going backward) or far more expensive. For work - software development - a tall wide monitor would be an absolute joy. Most likely it'll be out of my price range, but we'll see.

Comment: Jezus Slashdot, can you get off this shit already? (Score 1) 554

by Indigo (#48392949) Attached to: The Downside to Low Gas Prices

Getting *so fucking tired* of these windbag half-Eurosocialist opinion pieces masquerading as pleas for social justice. "News for nerds, stuff that matters!" You may have taken it off the front page, but at least *try* to stick to the format ok?

The whole premise here is "low gas prices are BAD because Americans aren't suffering enough for their evil ways. But they'll suffer more if we raise gas taxes, so let's do that! Oh and we're all fine with applying the thumbscrews the tightest to the people who can afford it the least." Look. I'm absolutely in favor of energy efficiency, in automobiles and everywhere else. I'm even in favor of social justice! But this shit is getting old.

Comment: Fortunately, no one was injured (Score 2) 221

by Indigo (#47959885) Attached to: Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

However, using state-of-the-art Channel 5 computer technology, we'll show you how disastrous it could have been. Here's how it would have looked if the plane had crashed into a school. Now here's how it would've looked if the plane had crashed into a school for bunnies. Now here's how it would've looked if the plane had crashed into a school for bunnies but one passenger had survived, gone home, and mercilessly beat his wife. -- Family Guy

Comment: Sweet deal! (Score 1) 231

by Indigo (#47903053) Attached to: School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

My children won't have to carry small amounts of cash, won't be allowed to buy snacks, and won't be allowed to buy food they already know they're allergic to? And in return they can spend their formative years being indoctrinated that being fingerprinted by the authorities every single day of their lives is the way we should all live our lives? Where do I sign up?

Comment: Re:Well at least they saved the children! (Score 1) 790

Let me get this straight: "It's just our genetic make-up" - the genetic makeup of normal, healthy human beings - to be "driven to breed well below the age of consent" and to have "natural urges [to] look at a child with feelings of lust".

Furthermore, one of the two types of child molester - specifically, the type that isn't mentally ill - "are just normal, otherwise healthy people who have a natural attraction to pubescent children below the age of consent" - just like everybody else!

But unlike other normal, healthy people, who are somehow able to "restrain themselves", the non mentally ill type of child molester just is not very good at repressing those "natural urges". Sadly, this leads to them being "incorrectly labelled paedophiles".

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that you're the other type.

Comment: Re:We need (Score 1) 278

by Indigo (#47439313) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

Love it! Understand about the layout, that stuff is hard to get right. It might possibly help to go to a 2-line layout. Maybe upsize the star / flag and use as background. You might consider adding an All-Seeing Eye logo for visual balance and as an attention-getter. Anyway, it's cool that you're taking the time to make these. It may not be an actual campaign, but it's important to get the word out.

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. -- Elbert Hubbard