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Comment Re:It doesn't matter (Score 1) 411 411

The Dell Precision M6400 was the only Windows machine I have found with the combination of hardware specs (i7, 17" WUXGA, decent NVidia/ATI card) and form factor (if my laptop is 2.5" - 3" thick, I'll just get a desktop). Unfortunately. configured to match a comparable 17" MacBook Pro, it was always $400+ *more* than the Mac.

Comment Re:Scorched-earth security defeats itself again. (Score 1) 213 213

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the terrorists that would be communicating over some random unsecured channel are not the ones one should be concerned about. I mean, it's great for the security apparatus because they get to say that they captured some sort of terrorist mastermind when they get some of the bumbling idiots that would use these sites... oh yeah, that's why.

Comment Re:The 4th amendment is only for criminals! (Score 3, Informative) 337 337

Socialism is an economic policy, not a personal freedom policy. The US is accelerating towards totalitarianism. Oddly enough I recall having entered a number of those socialist countries that some Americans like to rant about without any ridiculous searches.

Comment Re:One in a Hundred Thousand? (Score 1) 274 274

Sure, there may be 60,000 of said people around, but 59,999 of them are sitting there saying, "I could have been a contender" while Woz did it. Genius is more than just raw knowledge or understanding. I'll bet you'll be hard pressed to name more than a handful of people as influential as Woz at the stage of the industry that spawned Apple.

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