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Comment Still good hardware (Score 1) 558 558

I rebuilt my PC about 1.5 years ago when I was working on my Master's and taking a digital forensics class where EnCase brought my old PC to its knees. I reused the case which is a grey Antec, also reused the blu-ray drive/dvd burner, I also kept the 2TB SSHD which is my application/data drive. Everything else was replaced and here is what I have right now. Intel i7-4770 Noctua NH-U14S HSF ASRock Z87 Extreme3 motherboard G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB kit (4x8) Seasonic SS-660XP2 PS XFX Double D R9 2GB gpu Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (OS / frequently used apps) Seagate 4TB SSHD I really don't have a need for overclocking these days so the i7-4770 was perfect for me.

Comment Re:I can agree to that... (Score 1) 176 176

A trail would have only one possible verdict, and that is guilty. Snowden violated his oath and even though it was an act of civil disobedience, it was still a criminal act. Now if you want to push for him to get a pardon that would be different.

Personally I say he is both a hero and a traitor at the same time.

Comment Re:Parents should be liable (Score 4, Insightful) 254 254

For several reasons. First vaccines are not 100% effective. Second people who can not be vaccinated for medical reasons are put in danger by those who through ignorance refuse to get vaccines.

I'll take it a step further and state that the blonde bimbo should be tried on charges of attempted genocide.

Submission + - What are you using your Amazon Echo for?

ageoffri writes: I finally got my Amazon Echo in on Friday. So far I've been accused of brining witchcraft into the house, so what useful things have my fellow /.'ers done with their Echo's? I've already added some recipes from IFTTT, and working on building more playlists in Prime Music. I'd love to add WeMo light switches, but from what I can see there aren't any that are black and dimmable just yet.

Comment Re:Republicans could... (Score 1) 609 609

I wish I could make this even higher rated. The Republican party today is a twisted shadow of its former self. There is no way that today's Republican party would vote to end segregation and be champions of civil rights like they were in the 50's and 60's.

I've told other people that as a conservative, my take on many of the issues you listed is that someone who supports limited government should have no problems with allowing gay marriage, with treating pot just like alcohol. Of course then as far as the tea baggers go, I go off the deep end. I do support taxation, and not only taxation, but progressive taxes that look at more than income.

Comment Re:Moral (Score 1) 124 124

I would say that in Colorado it would have to be under $10.50. You are likely asking where does this number come from, well it is quite simple. I've been repeatedly told that it disenfranchises people to require a State or Federal issue ID to vote, and in Colorado the ID card costs $10.50. So obviously that means phones to be used for payment they must be less than an ID card, otherwise it is discrimination.

Comment Re:Boston fans... (Score 5, Insightful) 225 225

And how many earned their college diplomas? After hearing radio interviews of Clinton Portis when he was playing for Denver, there is no way he managed to finish elementary without "help", let alone college. Don't get me wrong there are some players, maybe the majority who have earned their degrees, but there is a good amount who got special help.

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. -- John Kenneth Galbraith