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Comment: Re:And now, things get Ugly. (Score 1) 120

by plopez (#49337499) Attached to: Uber To Turn Into a Big Data Company By Selling Location Data

Most of what you complain about is due to insufficient tax revenue or due to Congressional attempts to actually interfere with good governance and good stewardship. As the other poster said, move to a country without a strong government such as Somalia or Mexico. Just watch out for the gangs, militias and death squads. A few taxes are a low price to pay for the benefits of civilization.

Comment: Re:And now, things get Ugly. (Score 4, Insightful) 120

by plopez (#49335623) Attached to: Uber To Turn Into a Big Data Company By Selling Location Data

Is there a word for that even? Where you pay somebody and they unwelcomingly shag you? Only thing I can think of is "taxpayer."

Nah. I don't know your situation but I get, or have received; roads, schools, fire protection, cheap food, clean water (unheard of in many places in the world), airports, railway travel, national parks, national forests, state forests, public parks, heavily subsidized university education, cleaner air, cleaner water, and public libraries. By pooling my tax money with others I we use our combined cash to create a civilization. Which is why I hate tax cheats and dodgers, they are parasites.

Comment: Re:Great for nvidia but, (Score 1) 178

by CronoCloud (#49322973) Attached to: Gaming On Linux With Newest AMD Catalyst Driver Remains Slow

On the desktop, and you know it...

People don't care what OS their computers run.


PS4 runs whatever it has to run to play games.


Their desktop computer runs Windows because that is what runs Office, TurboTax, games, etc.

Who needs Windows to run a word processor? Who needs Windows to run TurboTax when the preparation companies own web based products work just fine in almost any web browser? Who needs Windows for games when there's a BSD running PS4?

I don't need Windows:

[CronoCloud@ ~]$ uname -a
Linux 3.19.1-201.fc21.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Mar 18 04:29:24 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[CronoCloud@ ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 21 (Twenty One)

You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.