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Comment: My last complete build was April 2011 (Score 1) 125

by Nimey (#47568155) Attached to: How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

I don't build computers at work - we buy preassembled Dells or Apples - and my last de-novo build at home was in April 2011 not long after Sandy Bridge was released. My i5-2500K chip is fast enough (OC'd to 4.3 GHz on air) that I don't think I'll want an upgrade for a long while yet, and the only minor upgrade that system's received is a newer video card. At some point, budget permitting, I'll switch in an SSD for the boot volume.

Comment: The Republicans will never let it pass (Score 1) 173

by Nimey (#47560289) Attached to: Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance

I can hear old Turtle-face McConnell now saying this is an election-year stunt by the Democrats to get votes. It's the same excuse he's used for filibustering other worthwhile Senate bills; never mind that it's a good idea and would be good for the country, it would make the Democrats look good and that'd cost Republicans elections, so they'll stop it from even coming to a vote.

Comment: Re:Ideology coincides with progress for humanity (Score 1) 132

by Nimey (#47556449) Attached to: SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

The private contractor has a track record of delivering far more bang for the buck than the government agency. Yes, I do have an ideology -- because I have observed time and time again that private enterprises operate far more efficiently than the government -- but it is a true ideology with a foundation of factual, objective observations

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That's adorable, yet so lacking in self-awareness.

Comment: Re:Vote (Score 1) 198

How do you propose to do that? The districts are gerrymandered to hell and back to favor one party or another and most people don't vote in primaries, so the primary becomes both a UGG ME MORE EXTREME THAN OTHER GUYS contest and the de-facto general election.

The way the country is at this moment you're apt to wind up with a state house full of teabaggers, and while that will at least be different it would be overall worse.

For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out. -- Andy Capp