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Comment: Re:No Trust (Score 2) 172 172

Attempting to download software from SF is such a disgusting process, it's similar to negotiating with a car salesman. You will be taken advantage of at every opportunity, and if you don't have your guard up at all times you will be hurt. I'm forever done with SF. I nearly exclusively use Chrome as my browser of choice so 2 browser plugins make sure I never visit that site again. "Personal Blocklist (by Google)" will makes sure that no SF results get returned in a Google search, and "Block site" will make sure that I cant navigate there by manually typing in a url.

Comment: Re:A costly analysis (Score 5, Insightful) 233 233

Why do you give a flying **** what the NSA are doing with your data?

Because government entities are being used to punish those of differing political beliefs than those in power. It will only get worse, and it matters not what "side" the current rulers are. The current administrations favorite punishment tool seems to be the IRS. Can't wait to find out how bad it gets with the next administration.

Comment: Re:what gets me... (Score 1) 262 262

It is with great shame and humiliation I confess that I approved of the Patriot Act when it was first passed. I distinctly remember telling a friend of mine that I could care less if the government wanted to listen to each and every one of my phone calls, because I had nothing to hide. How embarrassing.

Emotions get the best of everyone, politicians know this better than anyone, that is why it had such great initial public support. Who was it who said "never let a crisis go to waste"? This foul tactic works quite well unfortunately.

Comment: Re:Barrel and slide/bolt too? (Score 1) 625 625

This 3D printing hype is tiresome.

I somewhat agree, but it is exciting to think that this is just the ground floor of something awesome. I tend to look at this as a technology in its infancy, using plastics and non-durable materials.

Give it time, in a matter of years technology will allow the plastics to be replaced with hard metals, etc.

The computing field is always in need of new cliches. -- Alan Perlis

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