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Comment: Re:Broadband speed and cost vs other countries (Score 1) 142

by Xenx (#49475729) Attached to: How do your actual ISP speeds compare to the advertised speed?
I work for the local rural telephone company. We can offer 6-18mbps down and 1mbps up, on a single line. Very small local pockets are only just now being able to support up to 100mbps down. It's not cost effective outside of urban/sub-urban areas, which there are none on this island. So, it's not ONLY about the companies wanting more money.

Comment: Re:The police are above the law (Score 1) 78

by Xenx (#49098465) Attached to: When It Comes To Spy Gear, Many Police Ignore Public Records Laws
Wow..... you're a fucking moron. I mean, a really big fucking moron. How you do you actually function(or do you?) as a member of society? I'm pretty sure the founding fathers didn't have internet, cell phones, satellites, etc. So, yes. Shit is fucking different now. Pre-existing laws just have no way of taking into account modern technology. I keep having to repeat myself, but you and others don't seem to grasp it. How the laws are interpreted when it comes to modern technology isn't cut and dry. Your opinion, is your opinion. Other people's opinion, is there opinion. Those people have EVERY right to believe as they do, without assholes like you chewing them out. It isn't until you get a consensus on those opinions, that you have any standing on what should and should not be. So, take your sanctimonious attitude and shove it up your ass... You might also want to pull the stick out while you're at it. And for the record, I'm all for maintaining our supposed freedoms. I'm just tired of fucking pricks like you thinking your opinion is the only one that matters.

Comment: Re:The police are above the law (Score 1) 78

by Xenx (#49097065) Attached to: When It Comes To Spy Gear, Many Police Ignore Public Records Laws
I'm not the fucking twat that can't understand that shit is fucking different now than it was back then. That the whole fucking world and the way we interact in it is fucking different. So, kindly do yourself a favor and get over yourself. People have different fucking opinions. It's a fact of fucking life. The liberties you personally believe in and how you view they should be interpreted are not set in fucking stone. As a society it is up to us to decide if/when/what should change. It's not only up to you and your fucking narrow mindedness.

Comment: Re:The police are above the law (Score 1) 78

by Xenx (#49095303) Attached to: When It Comes To Spy Gear, Many Police Ignore Public Records Laws
I take issue with fucking idiots that can't stand other people have differing opinions on where the lines should be drawn between security and freedom. Because YES, some compromises had to be drawn. They were drawn from the very beginning. Also, they have to be examined and determined how they fit in a modern technically advanced world. Believe it or not, cell phones(or whatever other advancement comes up) didn't exist when they were first written. It's all fine and dandy to believe things should be one way and want them to be that way. It's another to believe someone else is inferior because they have a fucking difference of opinion.

Comment: Re:The police are above the law (Score 0) 78

by Xenx (#49093091) Attached to: When It Comes To Spy Gear, Many Police Ignore Public Records Laws
Society and technology have changed drastically over a couple hundred years. It's not cut and dry, as much as you want to believe it is. Also, some loss of freedom is considered acceptable. Obviously, this wasn't lost on the founding fathers either.

The question comes down to where to draw the line. How should the laws be written/interpreted when taking into account modern society? I'd be one of these "bootlickers" because my opinion doesn't match up to yours (in principal, not in this particular case. Fuck stingrays and all the BS involved). You and others like you have the right to defend your freedoms as you see they should be implemented, just as much as those "bootlickers" have the right to defend their side.

Comment: Re:ATM machine ..? (Score 1) 425

by Xenx (#48974455) Attached to: One Man's Quest To Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake
Except, it is. "I couldn't care less" is a figurative statement. It's impossible to make the statement, without being able to care less. Thus, "I could care less", while being a bungled idiom is literally more correct. The original comment was meant as a thin joke about the nature of the idiom.

If you don't have time to do it right, where are you going to find the time to do it over?