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Comment Re:Fud... (Score 2, Insightful) 116 116

While I wouldn't mod you down, I wouldn't mod you insightful. Maybe a bit trollish. I see that MS has a lawsuit going and they are being cagey about it, but has Apple attacked Google about Android? Hm...

Keep in mind, LINAL (Linus is not a lawyer...)

Comment Re:Ample 512mb ram? (Score 3, Informative) 368 368

I love how all the fanbois are crawling out to insist that "ample" and "adequate" are synonyms.

ample /æmpl/ Show Spelled[am-puhl] Show IPA
–adjective, -pler, -plest.
fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs; plentiful; enough: an ample supply of water; ample time to finish.
of sufficient or abundant measure; liberal; copious: an ample reward.
of adequate or more than adequate extent, size, or amount; large; spacious; roomy: ample storage space.

Sucks to be as dumb as you.

Comment Re:another Obama disappointment... (Score 1) 559 559

Imagine a CEO of a Fortune 100 company that knows everything about what every manager up and down the corporate ladder is doing. Is that feasible? Now multiply that by a few thousand and then tell me that any president knows exactly what is going on in every federal department. It would be madness.

Comment Re:another Obama disappointment... (Score 1) 559 559

On the other hand, you can turn some of this around and blame the idiotic/patriotic masses who demanded what would be done after 9/11. It seems like most Americans (not patriots because true patriots would not have forfeited their rights) bleated about wanting to be safe and were more than willing to turn a blind eye (assuming anything was public since most of Bush's tenure was held in secrecy).

Given the rabble rousing, both sides needed to take things to extremes to prove that they were on the side of safety, the children, etc. If they didn't then they got railroaded by the other side in an attempt to build more power. This is ugly politics not governing.

Something I have seen very recently as a good example of this idiocy is all the people who currently support Blizzard in their bid to destroy fair use because it is protecting them from cheaters. I would rather have someone cheating all day long than give up my rights to backup my games or do what I want with the property I purchased.

Comment Re:80% (Score 1) 1590 1590

Only 80%? surely they could have found a 100% white neighborhood to canvass.

While I don't have a problem with those "300 illegals" being taken away (by the way, you have a citation for that?), why is it the owner isn't jailed for 300 counts of breaking the law? After all, they are just as guilty, if not moreso, of taking jobs away from Americans.

You logic is, to put it mildly, idiotic. The federal government doesn't have any interest in ensuring unemployment rates are high, so if this law worked, I am sure they would be willing to enforce it. But there is still the matter of how it violates the civil rights of Americans who are not white. I saw a funny quote from a crazy redneck in Southern California that he wasn't worried about the law because he, "looked American." I don't think that statement needs any further comment... Anyway, we would all expect to have to show our passports if we are abroad, but should we have to expect to show them in the country of our birth? This law is grouping non-whites and whites (because let's be honest, they won't be affected) and forcing one of those groups to live in fear of being jailed ("detained") if they aren't carrying approved proof of citizenship.

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