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Comment: Who gutted welfare, dumbfuck? (Score 1) 512

by Uberbah (#48890491) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Protip: it wasn't Reagan or either one of the Bush's.

You named your post

You need to Google the words Reagan and Amnesty, fucker of dumbs, which went far beyond anything Obama has proposed. Furthermore, if you weren't tripping on the shreds of your 10-pounds-of-bullshit-in-a-five-pound-sack, you'd be asking why Obama didn't do this in his first two years if he wanted to "pander", rather than deporting them at a faster rate than Bush, a fact you conveniently skipped over. This is obviously nothing more than setting up the Obamabot base into voting for Hillary "totally obliterate Iran" Clinton, along with his Very Sincere Proposals for paid leave and free-to-use community college.

You wingers should really move to an island with the Obamabots who think Obama ended the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and fight it out so the problem resolves itself and we're left with a lot less stupidity in this world.

Comment: Re:In after somebody says don't run Windows. (Score 4, Insightful) 467

by Dynedain (#48890085) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

In the time I've not run a/v, I've never had an infection. (I never had an infection before that, either, but that's beside the point.)

That you know of. There have been many documented cases of drive-by installs, worms that infect from external media, infected installers from legitimate installers. Hell, even legitimate open source projects having their servers unknowingly hijacked and malware injected into source or binaries during download.

While some malware is geared at spamming your desktop with ads, the good stuff tries to be as unnoticeable as possible, especially for botnets or if the goal is keylogging. Today's sophisticated viruses aren't trying to wipe your machine - they're all about creating networks of vulnerability to sell later to the highest bidder.

Comment: Willful dumbfuckery (Score 1) 512

by Uberbah (#48882533) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Democrats traditionally favor large government and using government assistance programs to buy votes of immigrants who in effect become their clients.

Is that why Democrats have cut food stamps, killed a public option and have been trying to figure out a way to cut Social Security for 6 years, all the while deporting immigrants at a rate faster than Bush?

Comment: Re:Yep it is a scam (Score 1) 666

by Uberbah (#48872543) Attached to: US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

....and that's some seriously weak partisan butthurt. That and it wouldn't matter if it was Barney the Dinosaur testifying to the committee: nuclear power is the most expensive power source ever designed by man, and only desired by corporate hacks and Tom Swift fanboys.

Think that's unfair? Then name a nuclear power company that has rolled the full cost of ore mining, enrichment, plant construction, security, complete insurance coverage, and plant decommission into the rate it charges its customers. Oh, and storing the waste for thousands of years.

Comment: Re:Yep it is a scam (Score 1) 666

by Uberbah (#48872521) Attached to: US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

2. Probably a net reduction in oil spills, because not having the pipeline would only force the oil to be transported on trains, not stop it.

That's an old chestnut, but it requires ignoring:

a) All pipelines have leaks and spills

b) Not having a pipeline serves as a bottleneck on the destruction of the tar sands. Mining companies aren't going to process far beyond their transportation capacity as that's just throwing money away.

Comment: Re:More proof (Score 1) 666

by Uberbah (#48872473) Attached to: US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

Regardless of the scientific basis, the consensus view of the American public is that they do not want to sacrifice their lifestyles for the environment

The only thing that would be sacrificed would be the profits of the fossil fuel industry. Wind and solar are already cost competitive with coal. And the costs of addressing climate change are insignificant next to the costs of not addressing it - which of course will result in a real sacrifice in the standard of living, as opposed to some winger boogyman.

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