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Comment: Re:Not new (Score 1) 143 143

And how are you going to be sure they died of a heart attack due to fright and now due to an diet of excessive pizza, chips, and Redbull?

That's my point. Any FUD you hear about the "dangers of VR" is nothing but marketing to the gamers, who as a whole, are not a particularly bright bunch.

Comment: Re:Export Violence (Score 1) 236 236

the goal is to prevent US citizens from 3d printing guns,

Are you so silly that you think the US government has an interest in keeping guns out of the hands of US citizens?

The US has the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Back in 2013, there was a gun for every man, woman and child in the US, and now certainly even more than that. The US government doesn't care about your guns. In fact, they know you are statistically more likely to kill yourself with that gun than you are someone else.

Do you see Second Amendment activists using guns against the government anywhere in the US? Do you think you're little gun worries the US government in any way, shape or form?

You dumb sonofabitch, your guns are just another way the government controls you. It's population control by another name and the argument is between you and "them libruls", not between you and the government, and the government knows this. As long as you're busy marching around open-carrying and fighting with liberals over gun control, you're not aware of just how controlled you are. As long as the "Second Amendment" is a big issue in elections, they know you're taking your eye off of what's really going on. You think you're a big winner when you march down to the local gun shop and spend your disability money on guns, and the government is laughing at you.

Comment: Re:I sincerely hope the 1st Amendment is bulletpro (Score 1) 236 236

No. The gay marriage last week. I'm sure that's exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind.

Who gives a good god damn what the Founding Fathers had in mind? I'm serious. These were guys with wooden teeth who owned slaves. The streets were filled with horse shit. Is that your idea of a good time?

Comment: Export Violence (Score 1) 236 236

If you read the story, it's specifically about trying to stop the export of these blueprints, not keeping Americans from printing their own guns to carry when they go to Wal-Mart. It's not a 2nd Amendment issue.

On the other hand, given the number of guns the US exports every year, I don't understand the concern. Maybe they're just worried that 3D printed guns could cut into the profits of the big weapons manufacturers.

Violence is the United States' number one export. We do it better and bigger than anyone.

Comment: Re:Good for greece (Score 1) 1118 1118

The amount of trade between Greece and the rest of the EU is very small.

Ah, but the inflated importance of the Euro is not small. And if other countries start to recognize that they still have some sovereign power, it could undermine the entire EU.

Because, I assure you, if the only EU countries are Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Netherlands, it does not last, because then there's no place left for them to suck wealth from.

The EU is economic colonialism couched in technocratic bullshit.

Comment: Re:kernel developers on Macs - that would be me (Score 1) 284 284

I wish more Slashdoters would validate that they are an expert in an area before mouthing off their (frequently) uniformed opinion.

I am a renowned expert in arrogance and self-importance.

I cite my lengthy history of Slashdot comments.

And I wish more Slashdotters would have a little sense of humor about themselves. All I did was stick a tiny pin in it the second time the above poster mentioned that "my name is in the changelog".

Comment: Re:Rather Than in more out (Score 4, Insightful) 379 379

Custom OS is not about what is in it but all about what is left out. Custom OS for appliances that only has in it what is actually necessary for that appliance

Your mouth to Microsoft and Apple's ears. I want an OS that does nothing but run my programs and stay out of my way. I can get my own browser thanks.

If y'all could just get Linux to run current AAA games, and some professional music & audio software, I'd never spend another nickel with Microsoft or Apple.

Comment: Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 1) 1118 1118

there are also those screaming "racist" at everything even when it isnt and it seems to have been this way for the past 10 years now here.

I can't imagine why anyone would see racism in today's USA.


Comment: Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 2) 1118 1118

Those loans were made irresponsibly, to a country that the bankers knew could not afford to repay them. The people who made them didn't expect to get paid back by Greece, they expected to get paid back by another EMF bailout of Greece.

Not just irresponsibly, but with predatory intent.

The IMF is a payday loan outfit. They're a loan shark who's happy to lend your restaurant money to stay in business with the hope that when you can't pay, they'll burn you down for the credit default swaps. The IMF are some of the evilest SOBs on the planet.

Comment: Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 1) 1118 1118

Central banks are not funded by taxpayers. The IMF for example was funded by the US in a budget-neutral manner, as an exchange of assets. Translation: the IMF's money is created out of thin air. That the IMF won't give Greece any of their created money is shameful, sociopathic, criminal, and utterly unnecessary.

That was the first post to show actual insight into the situation.

Murphy's Law, that brash proletarian restatement of Godel's Theorem. -- Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"