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Comment: Re:So.... (Score 1) 94

by S.O.B. (#47897889) Attached to: Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

Grammar aside I think the word you were thinking of was "independent" not "free".

That being said, you're right that the British colonies in North America had nothing to do with the burning of the White House. It was the British navy, not the colonists, that raided and burnt down the White House.

Comment: Re:yet if we did it (Score 1) 463

Cops don't shoot unarmed rich white guys. Hell, rich white guys can take up arms against the government and the right will call them patriots. Imagine if a black man did what Bundy did. Talk radio would be calling for a military strike.

I'd hardly call Al Bundy a rich, white guy.

Comment: Re: How about (Score 3, Insightful) 385

I'll take a government I can vote out of office than a corporation that can rebrand, hide behind subsidiaries, operate out of tax havens, etc.

Large corporations have proven time and again that, when left to their own devices, they will screw over consumers, each other and anyone unfortunate enough to live near their factories. The only check on this type of amoral behaviour is responsible, democratically elected governments.

Comment: Re:Question... -- ? (Score 1) 215

by S.O.B. (#47336351) Attached to: Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

I've been using various flavours of Unix (commercial and free) for over 25 years and I've never had occasion to use '--'. I may have even come across it at some point but since I haven't needed it it's not something in my every day bag of tricks.

It does sound as though it's one of those things that once you need it you never forget it.

Comment: Re:Editors Won't Won't Edit (Score 2) 114

by S.O.B. (#47228877) Attached to: Starbuck's Wireless Charging Stations Won't Work With Most Devices

Ode to the Spell Checker

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

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