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Comment: Car should fit the driver (Score 1) 961

by TedHornsby (#45583171) Attached to: Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?
I haven't yet read the article, but offhand it seems that the problem isn't so much with the car itself as it is the person driving it. The problem, to me, seems to stem from people with more money than driving skill. You wouldn't go out and buy a McLaren F1 if you can't drive a Camaro, for instance. This isn't a great analogy, but hopefully you understand my meaning. Porsche seems to have become associated more with status than with performance and racing these days. A great deal of the blame lies with Porsche themselves for taking this idea and running with it (Porsche SUV anybody?).

Comment: Re:Not concerned (Score 1) 459

by TedHornsby (#44743383) Attached to: How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

I was born when all 5 Beatles were still alive

I am assuming you're refering to Pete Best, the original drummer, when you say "all 5 Beatles." It's not something I've ever heard said before or anything, but what do I know, I was born 4 years later than you. Back to the original point of my reply, you were born in early 1980 and John Lennon was shot in December of that year. You were so young you didn't even know who he was or that there was a world outside of your mother's tit, for that matter. So please don't go around trying to identify yourself via historical events that you were in no way capable of comprehending when they happened. Just because you were alive then, doesn't mean anything if you weren't even a year old yet.

Comment: Re:Vigilante Justice (Score 2) 156

by TedHornsby (#43571791) Attached to: MPAA Executive Tampers With Evidence In Piracy Case

If the legal system doesn't provide a way to bring the fight to the door of the powerful....

We have one. It's called the Second Amendment. Sadly most people fail to realize that the right to bear arms was included in the Bill of Rights mainly as an insurance against tyranny. The writers of the American Constitution knew that an armed populace is one that is capable of rebellion.

Comment: Why is this news? (Score 1) 227

by TedHornsby (#41701203) Attached to: Twitter Censors German Neo-Nazi Group, Within Germany
I was under the impression that the Nazi party, including it's symbols and literature, were already banned in Germany and had been since the end of World War II. The fact that a Neo-Nazi group's twitter account would be inaccessible from within Germany seems like a no-brainer to me. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here, please.

Comment: Re:You'll learn to like it. (Score 1) 343

by TedHornsby (#41541395) Attached to: Microsoft Co-founder Dings Windows 8 As 'Puzzling, Confusing'

Don't like Gnome Shell or Unity? Tough fucking shit, they don't owe you a damned thing and don't give a shit WHAT you think. its their personal playtoy and if you don't like it you can go piss off.

All you can do in FOSS is play the distro shuffle and hope the part you have a problem with isn't a core component everyone uses because again, they don't owe you a damned thing, its free, like it or lump it.

Fedora, along with Debian and many other Linux distros, gives you several options when it comes to desktop environments and window managers at the moment of installation. Fedora actually has several different Live CD's that you can choose from, depending on what DE you prefer. I know Debian's DVD image also lets you choose which DE or window manager you want installed at the boot menu. I just wanted to point out that us Linux users aren't as restricted as you'd lead people to believe when it comes to our desktop options.

Comment: Re:People should pay for their choices (Score 1) 842

by TedHornsby (#40272949) Attached to: California City May Tax Sugary Drinks Like Cigarettes

People are too protected from bad decisions because they live in a society. If they living "in the wild", they would have died long ago.

You make me wish I had mod points. One of the biggest gripes I have with our (American) society is that we spend so much time and effort trying to save stupid people from themselves. We need to just step back and let natural selection take over. I believe that if we would let people who make decisions that are harmful and/or potentially fatal to themselves simply suffer the consequences of their poor judgement, then America might not be in such a state of decline.

Comment: Re:So you want a "you pay for your cost" system? (Score 1) 842

by TedHornsby (#40272907) Attached to: California City May Tax Sugary Drinks Like Cigarettes

By that logic we could also kill babies with birth defects or pre-screen for defects before they are born (you know like the Nazis did), they need expensive, constant care for their whole lives, but serve no practical use to society except to soak up resources.

You are the winner of this thread's Godwin award! Congratulations!

Comment: Re:Only the rich should have health care? (Score 1) 842

by TedHornsby (#40272885) Attached to: California City May Tax Sugary Drinks Like Cigarettes

If you're so gung-ho on having all of us support it. How about you dedicate all your money, etc. to supporting it? If you're so big on it, be willing to step up to the plate and do it all the way. No? Then SHUT UP about it because it's nothing more than self-serving, feel good hypocrisy to say these things you are.

If it weren't for your signature, I'd assume that you were trolling. This argument is completely illogical and comes across as nothing more than an admission of defeat on your part.

Comment: Re:it's just a bit of moldy old paper (Score 1) 69

The constatution does not EXPRESSLY make couterfetting a crime, nor does it EXPRESSLY allow the siezure of domain name's without due process.

This is therefor by definition an illegal tax on competition.

(roman_mir, can't login for some reason)

Your argument would have greater weight if you could spell "Constitution" and "counterfeiting" and "therefore" and "seizure". Also, if you understood the proper use of apostrophes. I'm not usually such a spelling and grammar nazi, but, dude, this is just painful to look at.

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