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Comment: Re:Not donating to private charities is easy (Score 1) 235 235

Now, I'm not necessarily in favor direct wealth or income redistribution (taking tax money from rich people and giving it directly to poor people to spend however they like)

Then shut up because there is nothing left to say.

Comment: Re:Fabricating an assualt rifle in California... (Score 1) 391 391

by datavirtue (#49835955) Attached to: Making an AR-15 In the <em>Wired</em> San Francisco Office

Just goes to show the inanity of banning anything. People who cant handle having something in their possession are too stupid to afford having such things anyway...and the people who want them are going to get them. When the wack-jobs in government ban something it is only to assert their power...there is no other purpose. They are telling average people they cannot have something by making it difficult to obtain because they FEEL they should not have it for some reason. Childish.

Comment: Re:LMAO (Score 1) 72 72

by datavirtue (#49597781) Attached to: How an Open Standard API Could Revolutionize Banking

Are you new to earth? Banks have a dominance that you simply do not understand. There are always loopholes that they are very good at ensuring and exploiting. Banks love having big scary, complex, dirty systems and regulation in place becasue it keeps them in control of moving money...they make money by moving it and clearing transactions. Of course...I saw one just lose 2MM because they did it wrong....hehehehe....passed on to customers....doh!

Comment: Re: We need More Pork! More! (Score 1) 370 370

by datavirtue (#49422323) Attached to: How the Pentagon Wasted $10 Billion On Military Projects

Defense capability requires employing people on highly technical if not impractical projects to enhance, preserve, or maintain skill sets required to build practical projects. The press either doesn't get it or they do and are looking to create a story out of nothing. The post is naive.

Comment: Re:Oh For Crying Out Loud (Score 1) 161 161

by datavirtue (#49372741) Attached to: Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption

That, and people (terrorists?) generally trusted that their SSL/TLS certs were protecting their communications. I have to assume the NSA got hold of those and forged a man-in-the-middle relationship. Even if they didn't I still have to assume they did and go through extra measures to protect my communications.

Comment: Re:We should lobby to break the cable companies (Score 1) 536 536

I think the lying is intentional. The ISPs help create the broadband maps and increase/fudge the coverage area so the government doesnt give them shit....and yes they do include 4G which they should not because it royally sucks and is very expensive (high price and capped).

Comment: Re: May you choke on your own words (Score 1) 318 318

by datavirtue (#49327103) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive

Enhanced infrastructure is the grease that allows the wheels to turn easily for the benefit of all. Enterprise will continue without infrastructure. Everyone has derived their benefit from government created infrastructure allowing us to spend our time arguing about it instead of toiling away wasting time on braving the terrain to trade goods. Obama's statements were absolutely insane and inane. Enterprise built the infrastructure...period. Without enterprise the government is weak and ineffectual. Government is a produces nothing.

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination -- but the combination is locked up in the safe. -- Peter DeVries