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Comment: Re:Lies, bullshit, and more lies ... (Score 1) 442

There is zero chance I am voting a ticket of people who willfully ignore science and start wars even if they fixed immigration.

If you are looking for a great idea to cultivate popular opinion, I suggest recreational pot reform. Many more stoners than engineers.

Comment: Re:Effing sad (Score 1) 113

by hax4bux (#48982993) Attached to: Pilot's Selfies Could Have Caused Deadly Air Crash

Of course you did. Happy for you both.

As for military aviation.. well... you fly the way the company tells you or you don't keep the job. I do not miss flying w/a helmet.

Aviation is serious (and so is driving). If you are really that intimidated to fly, then perhaps you shouldn't act as PIC.

I own two aircraft, one of which I built. I also commute to work in my aircraft (which requires transit across a MOA and Class B, rain or shine). No drama.

It is hard for me to believe that a camera flash was so disorienting they couldn't maintain straight and level until the spots went away. Don't they teach you "danger rangers" how to trim an airplane? I rarely engage the autopilot, half my flight to work is hands off and drinking coffee.

You can now return to your FBO lounge bull session on the merits of checklists and other "real pilot" circle jerking.

Comment: Re:california is a joke (Score 1, Funny) 80

by hax4bux (#48901471) Attached to: Ed Felten: California Must Lead On Cybersecurity

No need to get all lathered up and angry! Relax! Clean your guns, watch some NASCAR and enjoy some BBQ pork rinds.

California won't come to you, I think you will be safe in whatever flat spot you park that single wide trailer in.

And be sure to tell your neighbors and coworkers how lucky they are to not be in California!

Comment: Re:If you wanted ownership of the machine (Score 1, Informative) 186

by hax4bux (#48845245) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

gMail and chrome != Google Play Services

Google Play Services is like iTunes for Android, there is an agent on the phone which does such chores as:
1) deliver GCM "push" notifications (and other housekeeping chores)
2) notify you of application updates
3) probably other stuff but I haven't had coffee yet

+1 to brad-x, if you are serious about owning the machine then you should not be on Android

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