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Comment: Big Brother (Score 1) 292

by Mimfort (#42369723) Attached to: NYPD To Identify 'Deranged' Gunmen Through Internet Chatter
Nice. Let's just call it a 'pre-crime' division. More likely it'll just turn into another expensive entrapment racket. Go Go Police State! By the by, forcing the 'deranged' into prisons has its own repercussions on society, not to mention forcing medications with dubious claims of efficacy upon the unwilling.

Comment: Re:No idea (Score 1) 291

by Mimfort (#40456067) Attached to: Transplant Surgeon Called Dibs On Steve Jobs' Home

It boils down to a question of is medicine a for profit industry or not.

Respectfully, it does not. Insurers and financiers of medical care are not a part of this, as I am aware. The sale of organs is illegal. The process by which recipients are selected are subject to regulation and oversight in order to ensure that those selections are made with regard to medical condition and need. We don't need billionaires taking advantage of land scams to bribe transplant doctors to violate their ethics.

Comment: Re:I can tell you what they're afraid of (Score 1) 583

by Mimfort (#26764871) Attached to: Microsoft May Be Targeting the Ubuntu Desktop
Since switching my family (parents, grandparents, siblings and children) to Ubuntu I am no longer the helpdesk punching bag at family gatherings. I keep four different build/configs on a thumb drive. You can pick up chicks with a ten-minute Ubuntu demo. Ubuntu is the right product, with the right message, at the perfect time.

"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354