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Comment Re:neighbor (Score 1) 388

If the new city people call the cops and you're not doing anything that's against county laws, then the cops can't do anything.

This is exactly the situation and the sheriff's department usually follows up on any calls they get and sometimes you get a condescending deputy regardless of the law (sometimes because the neighbor told them something that isn't true or out of proportion). At one point I had talked to an attorney and he recommended filing a harassment complaint but fortunately those neighbors moved away before that became necessary.

But my main point is those of us who live in the country have an influx of city dwellers who have dreams of Green Acres but when they find that country living isn't the same as what they imagined some of them start harassing their neighbors until they get their way. I recommend anyone who wants to live in the country maybe rent a place, if they're serious, and live out there for a few months and see if it fits them before making a serious commitment to an environment they may not feel comfortable in, otherwise they might want to stay in their suburban HOA.

Comment Re:neighbor (Score 2) 388

Why should I move out of the city? In my experience, people in the country are even worse.

I live out in the country and what really grinds my gears is when someone from the city moves into the country and starts calling the cops about every little thing trying to control everything their neighbors do.

I'm surrounded by neighbors with barking dogs and the sound of gunshots. I've never been a big fan of the wanna-be dictators that live in cities so it actually brings pleasure to my ears to hear the report of liberty ringing through the woods and my fellow freedom loving country dwellers don't mind it either.

Comment Re:You can't tell who the responsible buyers are (Score 1) 633

The NRA is nothing more than a (very effective) lobbying arm of the firearms industry.

Entirely false; the firearms industry has its own lobbyist group separate from the NRA, and the NRA represents the interests of its members who are obviously gun owners. It's really a civil rights organization.

Comment Re:Illegal? (Score 1) 150

This just doesn't apply to tickets but to other commodities as well as we've learned in the US like what is going on with 22 LR; people keep buying from scalpers because they can't find any ammo at stores because all the scalpers bought it all out (often using sly tactics to get around purchase limits) driving up demand. If people would stop giving into scalpers then the supply and demand would equalize.

Comment Re:Yeah, that's the problem (Score 1) 137

In my state there are only one or two insurance companies participating in the healthcare exchange and even their crappiest plans with outrageous deductibles and HSA accounts are unaffordable, and to make matters worse my employer also dropped their PPO plan and replaced it with a high deductible insurance plan with an HSA so, for me personally, I found it was cheaper to not buy into the system and just pay all my own healthcare on top of the tax penalty instead of having to pay for all my healthcare anyway on top of outrageous premiums for insurance I'll likely never get to use.

Anyway I figure with the tax penalty there might be the chance the money going to the government will do some good whereas if I bought into the ACA healthcare exchange my money would only be used to buy some insurance executive another gold plated sports car.

Comment Re:Lost in Space? (Score 3, Informative) 169

I guess that show is in the eye of the beholder because I have the series on DVD and I really enjoy it. Yes it did get cornier in the later seasons which is why it probably got canceled but the first season really stimulated the imagination (in particular the episodes 'Mr. Nobody' and 'Wish Upon a Star' comes to mind) and I'm looking forward to seeing someone trying to bring it back.

Comment Re:PHP SUCKS IT IS STUPID AND LAME (Score 1) 143

I am an experienced web developer who has worked with both PHP, ASP, ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC.

In my opinion PHP is very powerful and I enjoy working with it because of how flexible it is but it has a lot of legacy baggage it must carry for the forseeable future but I don't believe PHP in itself is bad as people paint it but rather it's the inexperienced and the incompetent that give PHP its bad name because they don't write or setup their scripts with security in mind so you end up with all these PHP sites with security holes big enough to fly a 747 jumbo jet through.

Comment Re:Microsoft didn't see the high usage coming? (Score 1) 330

Microsoft has said that Windows 10 will be free with no monthly or yearly charges. Is Microsoft going to renege on that also?

Actually they only said Windows 10 would be free for existing Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 machines for up to a year. Users that don't already have Windows (or a recent enough version) will have to buy retail copies.

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