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Comment: Re:I call BS on this one.... (Score 2, Insightful) 490

by Jeff Flanagan (#48040701) Attached to: Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics
The Democrats are center-right, pro-big business like a Republican before they went off the deep end over the last few decades. The Republicans are far-right, religious lunatic, white supremacists. Huge difference. If we pretend there's no difference, the theocrats win.

Comment: Re:Let me be the first to say (Score 0) 490

by Jeff Flanagan (#48040669) Attached to: Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics
>who is as Democrat as it can possibly get..

I think you mean "Democratic."

>Somewhere in Chicago a community is missing its organizer.

Oh, I see the problem. You've internalized Republican wingnut derp. Only a wingnut would hold being a community organizer against someone.

Comment: Re:Update to Godwin's law? (Score -1, Troll) 490

by Jeff Flanagan (#48040643) Attached to: Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics
>It's one thing to defend the US from outside dangers. It's quite another to regard the citizens themselves as the danger.

Some of the citizens are crazy and really are a danger to us. Have you not noticed how the deranged right-wingers, who circled the wagons around a cluster of toxic behaviours and absurd beliefs, have been stockpiling guns and publicly fantasizing about overthrowing our democratically elected government?

The backward "conservatives" can't win elections outside of our derpy states, so they hoard guns and plan a revolution. Of course there's nothing actually conservative about these radical theocrats who want to remake America in their idiotic image. Do you not want the government to keep an eye on this crazed, violent, uneducated subculture?

Comment: Re:NYT is wrong... (Score 1) 227

by Jeff Flanagan (#48039673) Attached to: Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records
>yes we still use faxes in our office much more than any other method: THEY ARE SECURE.

Regular faxes are absolutely NOT secure, though a secure "fax" server can be. It's unusual for anyone who needs to be HIPAA compliant to use unencrypted means to send patient data. Leaving patient data in a fax receiving bin would result in fines if you're caught.

Comment: Re:the solution: (Score -1, Flamebait) 512

by Jeff Flanagan (#48038201) Attached to: The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine
But Cody Wilson really is a libertarian nutball. It's an accurate description, not random name-calling. He's disconnected from reality, and thinks that he can bypass laws intended to keep weapons designed to kill a large number of people out of the hands of criminals and the mentally unstable.

Your post makes it pretty clear that you're one of the deeply-confused gun-nuts who thinks that banning guns designed for mass murder means banning defensive guns.

Comment: Re:Not sure how well it will work (Score 1) 102

I have two, and I don't think that most of us have tablets or XBoxes attached to all our TVs. With Chromecast I can start watching a video on my Theater PC, then cast it to a bedroom or living room TV without needing to have PCs or consoles in the other rooms.

Comment: Re:Empty shell of a Facebook account (Score 1) 423

It also allows you to comment on sites that use FB comments. Everyone should have a fake FB account to bypass the harm FB has caused on other sites. An empty Yahoo Mail account, and G+ account under a real-looking but false name was useful for the same reason until they dropped the real name requirement. No one asked for ID when I picked the name of someone I haven't talked to in decades.

Comment: Re:About Time (Score 1) 173

by Jeff Flanagan (#47996851) Attached to: Solar System's Water Is Older Than the Sun
Not so surprisingly the bible missed absolutely everything that wasn't known to its human authors at the times it was written, so it hasn't held up well except with people who desire a fantasy-based worldview so much that they permanently suspend their disbelief. We all do this with fiction, but the bible-people take it further than the craziest Trekker with a "Starbase" in their mom's garage.

Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang