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Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 392

Have you worked at a DMV before or any state run IT agency? I have and quite frankly nothing will get done in the immediate short term. The amount of time it would take to "implement" your system would be astronomical especially between all 50 states DMV agencies. Finally, I grab beers with my VW service manager. Pretty sure I can snag a "certificate" from him for a case of beer. Womp womp.

Yes once again, let us legislate all our problems away! /sarcasm

Comment Who cares? (Score 1) 392

I'll take higher performance and fuel economy if it means a bit more nox is emitted. Definitely NOT taking my Jetta in for this bogus recall. In fact, it's high time I buy another diesel vehicle from VW before they start neutering their cars to satisfy the limp wrist brigade.

Comment Re:Smoking or not, that's the question. (Score 5, Insightful) 175

There is so much fail in this I don't even know where to start.

Marijuana has far more positive health effects than negative. In fact THC the chemical that gets you "high" is anti carcinogenic and has proven cancer fighting effects

"Purity" of street level product. Oy vey what a statement. You realize your fruits and vegetables have pesticides and herbicides on them as well right? Not to mention all of the nutrient "uptake" from fertilizers is in that plant. You are what you eat, includes plants as well. As for "purity" of the THC content, you either have cheap herb or dank green. Even a plant you grow yourself will have varying quality of THC. In the same way that your vegetables grown in the back yard won't have 100% the same nutritional facts as something grown on a properly fertilized farm.

Finally, PCP laced marijuana? Are you kidding me? Why would any dealer bother lacing weed with PCP? You know PCP is insanely more expensive than marijuana right? Why would a dealer undercut his own prices lacing it with a drug as ridiculous as PCP? Stop quoting DARE literature from 1982.

Want to know a secret about life long tobacco smokers? They're most likely cannabis smokers as well (that anti-carcinogenic effect).

Comment Why stop there? (Score 0) 684

No sh!t such an endeavor is hard. That's why we have engineers, scientists, and people willing to take risk to give humanity the steps needed to advance.

Why doesn't Ed Regis do us all a favor and stop writing. I think it's more accurate to call the NYT's office a veritable hell in its own right

Comment Windows update forcing me to 10 (Score 2) 867

I spent the last few days battling with Windows Update which was forcing me to Windows 10. I have no desire to install the updated OS. Courtesy of the folks at Sevenforums I found that uninstalling these updates KB3075851, KB2952664, KB3021917, KB3035583, KB3068708 and deleting the $Windows.~BT (and / or) $Windows.~WS was able to remove the forced update. Windows update refused to search for any other updates requiring me to run the Windows 10 updater.

Rant mode: fuck these forced updates, cryptic KB updates that don't really tell what they're doing, CHANGING KB numbers after I block the other bad updates, and any OS that hasn't been out for over a year. I am NOT your lab monkey.

Comment Re:Comment (Score 0) 284

It's a genius idea and a perfect way to seriously gut the federal, state, and local governments of useless bureaucrats. Welfare programs are horribly sexists and promote single motherhood something that is neither good nor should be celebrated. Institute a living wage, gut the governments of their useless bureaucratic leeches, eliminate the minimum wage, and end pensions. I'd be thrilled to see something like that instituted. Being a bureaucrat shouldn't be encouraged as a career choice. You'll see hyperinflation before such a program comes about

And also, you'd have to pay me a lot more than 1,800$ to want to live in Alaska. Something northwards of $150k and then maybe i'd consider it for 3-5 years. Otherwise, pass on the great cold north.

Comment Re:So don't put it in backwards? (Score 1) 157

Yeah sorry guys, but I know a girl who tried to fill her car up with diesel and managed to try and drive off. You'd be amazed at how foolish some people are even with the specially designed nozzle heads. Not only does it happen, but sometimes not everything can be made idiot proof. The car analogy still stands.

Comment Genius solution to bloated social welfare agencies (Score 4, Informative) 755

A minimum income is an excellent way of eliminating valueless bureaucracies while ensuring that those that need the income get it. As much as the plight of the poor saddens me and they should be helped, the dead beat government worker pushing paper deserves no such assistance. Administrative overhead should be the first thing on the chopping block.

Comment The truth is in the comments (Score 1) 226

News outlets that heavily moderate or have removed their comment sections are those i stay away from. It's unfortunate when journalists do such a poor job writing a story that it takes readers to fill in the grand canyon sized gaps.

It's not hard to moderate a comment sections. It is hard to maintain a spin on a story when your commentators are calling your paid writer a troll, shrill, or just an idiot for being plain wrong.

"Trust me. I know what I'm doing." -- Sledge Hammer