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Comment: Re:Project administrators held PRC passports! (Score 3, Interesting) 142 142

Total and complete incompetence from the Obama administration where the only qualification that matters is political loyalty.

Shut up you freakin' troll! This shit has probably been going on like this for years before Obama (yes even during the Bushy era).

Comment: Re:why haven't they been disbarred? (Score 1) 75 75

seriously, isn't the a good example of lawyers that should be disbarred? lying to the court and using the law to harass seems like good reasons to disbar a lawyer.

At the very least, shouldn't these lawyers be thrown IN JAIL for contempt at the very least? If Joe Blow was hauled into court and made one white lie to the judge, his ass would be in jail for 90 days!

Comment: Re:Freedom has a cost (Score 1) 236 236

I, for one, appreciate that it takes money to protect my freedom from terrorists. I have nothing to hide

I might even use so-called "free" software one day if it would stop circumventing the efforts of those trying to protect us. In the meantime I'll stick with Microsoft and Apple.

Says the person posting as A C.

Comment: Re:ABC Anywhere But China (Score 4, Insightful) 236 236

If I have to choose I would prefer China spying on me than the US. China doesn't care wether I download movies and music, or if I want to smoke something else than tobacco. The US can have me extradicted and put me in jail for made up charges, China much, much less likely.

No, they may not care about you downloading movies or music, but bad-mouth the Chinese Premier or say something bad about the Chinese government and they can kick in your door at any time and make you disappear when they feel like it.

Comment: Re:Presumably the bug count... (Score 2) 204 204

Really? Can you tell me where they pushed out the unofficial patch packs and so on. Well we already know they didn't, because there's no way to mod on consoles or fix problems like that. Then again, I suppose if you want to use a console and get taken to the cleaners it's all up to you. But let me point out that a $450 PC built today will crush both consoles in terms of graphics alone, and let you mod, play MP games, and not charge you for it.

Hey! You're that guy from the internet!

Comment: Re:Could you tell a difference at distance? (Score 5, Informative) 535 535

Would you be able to be sure the black gun shaped thing was a toy from that distance?

Guns. Aren't. Fucking. Illegal.

So tired of light-loafered nanny-statists piddling themselves at the mere sight of a firearm. Go live in North Korea.

Apparently THEY ARE ILLEGAL at a Massachusetts school!! Source >>

(j) Whoever, not being a law enforcement officer, and notwithstanding any license obtained by him under the provisions of chapter one hundred and forty, carries on his person a firearm as hereinafter defined, loaded or unloaded or other dangerous weapon in any building or on the grounds of any elementary or secondary school, college or university without the written authorization of the board or officer in charge of such elementary or secondary school, college or university shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. For the purpose of this paragraph, “firearm” shall mean any pistol, revolver, rifle or smoothbore arm from which a shot, bullet or pellet can be discharged by whatever means.

Any officer in charge of an elementary or secondary school, college or university or any faculty member or administrative officer of an elementary or secondary school, college or university failing to report violations of this paragraph shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars.

So, if you DON'T report it you can be fined and prosecuted at least for a misdemeanor according to the last paragraph. So the principal is screwed both ways and cannot use common sense like the rest of us would...

Comment: Re:In other words (Score 1) 318 318

In other words, within a year or two we will be rolling out ads that you will be forced to watch before you can view the programming you pay a subscription fee for.

Then Netflix would just be Hulu. I don't mind show teasers since that lets me know what is upcoming, but once third party ads start, I'm outta there.

Comment: Re:One can only hope (Score 1) 62 62

that in a divine justice way, the researchers who develop these things are close by when Skynet turns these robots into killing machines.

Naw...the next step is to make the robot bi-pedal with a shiny chrome plated metal endoskeleton, able to run and jump and carry a large mini-gun at the same time. THEN Skynet will do its dirty work!

Computer Science is the only discipline in which we view adding a new wing to a building as being maintenance -- Jim Horning