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Comment Re:Yeah, but I still don't see the problem (Score 1) 188 188

you're still living very, very well. Also, these high level marginal tax rates are about the only thing that I've ever seen that solves the problems with income inequality.

Income inequality is only a part of the problem -- it's wealth inequality which becomes the real issue. This is why estate taxes are a good idea, they prevent the pooling of massive amounts of wealth over generations. Many of the super-rich never had an income, it all come from the folks.

Comment Re:Easy as 1-2-3 (Score 1) 269 269

Do your homework before building a hackintosh. I've built several over the past five years, and Apple is quietly making them less compatible, at the moment by restricting iMessage and Facetime to machines with legitimate serial numbers.

This. My Hack was fantastic (I built it to be able to have a proper, upgradeable graphics card on a "Mac"), but the fact that imessage no longer worked made it infeasible as a main machine.

Comment Re:Advert for Razer? (Score 1) 199 199

Your software on the Mac is horrible:
- Randomly hangs
- Randomly disconnects from the cloud service and forgets its password
- Doesn't recognise when apps are started (to switch profiles)

Given how bad the software was, I gave away the mouse before it got enough mileage to develop hardware issues.

Comment Re:For all of Uber's Faults (Score 1) 366 366

Medicine is free, your health insurance (provided for free, of course, by the government) will pay for pretty much any medicine out there.

Others have answered, but here is an additional detail: the "public" health insurance costs you about 14% of your gross salary (usually paid half by your employer, half by you). If that is "free", I have a bridge to sell you.

Comment Re:So what SHOULD we do with serial killers? (Score 1) 1081 1081

> Or how about we stop this barbaric practice? It's 2015. We're not living in the fucking middle ages anymore.

So, you have someone who unrepentantly rapes, dismembers and possibly even eats little children. Don't make me look up serial killers, it's not hard to find someone this horrible. What do you suggest we do with them?

A) Let them free after X years.
B) Lock them in a tiny box for life.
C) Kill them.

Please feel free to explain your reasoning as to which option is most humane. Also, please assume that their next victim, should they be released will be you or someone you love. They will strike at a time you are unable to fight back.

a) should not happen
b) is what is done by civilised countries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Behring_Breivik for an example)
c) is done by barbarians (Saudi Arabia, North Korea, China, USA..... -- pretty cool list to be on, right guys? Human Rights FTW)

And don't get me started on when you find the wrong person guilty......

Comment Re: Learn math (Score 1) 330 330

Schneier isn't even a credentialed cryptographer. He's the guy who wrote the popularized book that the establishment didn't want published. He's a popular writer, and a pundit.

Schneier is more then a "pundit". Before he wrote the "popular" stuff, he proved that he was heavy on the technical (http://www.amazon.com/Applied-Cryptography-Protocols-Algorithms-Source) for example, as well as the various algorithms he (co)-invented.

You, however, are an ignorant troll.

Comment Re:Douche-o-matic (Score 1) 251 251

It seems to me that it's more like walking around saying that Yellow Pages Inc. (or whatever, your favorite phone book) allows the immoral John Doe to list himself in their book.

And on top of it, you're asking that the Yellow Pages keep John Doe's listing, but put in someone else's phone number!

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.

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