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Comment: Re:remember when Walmart was all "Buy American!" ? (Score 3, Informative) 289

I keep hearing about this so called race to the bottom (most often espoused by self proclaimed communists) yet my computer equipment today is a lot better than that which I owned 10 years ago (around the time I first started hearing about this race to the bottom.)

You're clearly not a laptop user. I fondly remember the days of 16x10 screens, caps lock and num lock LEDs, standard and stable keyboard layouts, inaudible CPU fans, etc.

Comment: Re:DoS? (Score 1) 361

by eyegone (#45196171) Attached to: CryptoSeal Shuts Down Consumer VPN Service To Avoid Fighting NSA

One thing is certain. This is the antithesis of democracy.


It may be illiberal; it may be unconstitutional; but it is very, very democratic.

A large majority of human beings have always been (and presumably always will be) perfectly happy to trade something as abstract as "privacy" or "liberty" for the comforting illusion of protection from the bogeyman de jour.

Comment: Re:Playing devil's advocate... (Score 1) 361

by eyegone (#45196091) Attached to: CryptoSeal Shuts Down Consumer VPN Service To Avoid Fighting NSA

I wonder what the public reaction would be if some pro-democracy dissident who is operating covertly in their own hostile country is murdered and the country gives a press release saying that they couldn't have found their criminal if it wasn't for the help of the NSA compromising internet security...

It depends. Is American Idol on that night?

Comment: Re:And the saga continues.... (Score 1) 298

by eyegone (#44794225) Attached to: NSA Can Spy On Data From Smart Phones, Including Blackberry
So you're saying that I, as someone who is actually aware of and heartbroken by what has happened to my country, should risk my my career, freedom, and life for the sake of a population that can't be bothered to step away from Honey Boo-Boo long enough to clean their own backsides? Thanks, but I'll pass.

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry. -- R.E. Schenk