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

by highplansdrifter (#31835678) Attached to: New MacBook Pros Launched
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

by highplansdrifter (#31540372) Attached to: US Military Shuts Down CIA's Terrorist Honey Pot
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

by highplansdrifter (#29212383) Attached to: ACLU Sues For Records On Border Laptop Searches
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

by highplansdrifter (#21052927) Attached to: Woz Still Misses Homebrew Computer Club and Apple
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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