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Comment Re: Penny (Score 4, Insightful) 702

The reason we have the right to wield guns is not to defend ourselves against other people. It is to defend ourselves against the government. If only the government can have weapons, it quickly becomes impossible to fight for other rights being taken from you.

People say 'you don't need assault weapons to defend yourself', but in actuality, that is exactly what you need to defend yourself against the government.

Comment Re:Sue Blizzard (Score 2, Insightful) 130

most likely they took it as a way to implement security against the same sort of code in the future. it would be like the government forcing someone to give up their malware code as a part of a plea deal and then using it to create more security. i dont see anything wrong with this as long as they arent using the source code to do its intended purpose.

Comment not really fair (Score 2) 206

well, we wouldnt have to buy third party cables if google actually gave us cables with the products we buy. i got myself a nexus 5x when it came out. it came with 1 3 ft usb-c to usb-c cable and no adapter to normal usb. i couldnt even plug the damned thing into my computer until the cables i ordered off amazon got here.

Comment Re:Major disconnect from layers (Score 1) 474

while the people above us may not need to know how to do our jobs, they consistently end up either making, or not making decisions that really arent up to them. if we propose a change to one of the systems that we use for programming, it shouldnt be up to the management on whether or not we switch... but they will consistently decide that it IS their decision and then just sit on it for months and MAYBE say no or yes, but often they just sit on their hands.

Comment ridiculous (Score 1) 361

banning gmo products doesnt make any sense... we have been genetically modifying organisms since the dawn of animal husbandry... you know that thing that is one of the first techs in civilization? literally ALL of the food we eat has been genetically modified at some point.

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