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Comment: Re:Lefty-totalitarian banning idiots should be ban (Score 1) 421

by hyades1 (#49457927) Attached to: Powdered Alcohol Banned In Six States

Horseshit!

A lot of Democrats knew perfectly well refusing to support the Iraq Invasion, having been handed cherry-picked intelligence apparently proving what we now know was deceitful nonsense, would be an electoral death sentence. And you know perfectly well the CIA was screaming bloody murder about the phonied-up garbage coming from Bush and his neo-con chickenhawks.

Are you always this dishonest, or do you have to work at it?

Comment: Re:The Future of Top Gear: HBO or Film (Score 1) 662

by hyades1 (#49397387) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

Sadly, you've completely forgotten one of the most important elements of the show: BBC is commercial free. This gave the hosts incredible range to slag any car they didn't happen to like.

Try that on a show where just about all of the advertising revenue is coming directly from the auto industry and see what happens.

Comment: This won't end well... (Score 1) 138

by hyades1 (#49281089) Attached to: Windows 10's Biometric Security Layer Introduced

"The software analyzes input from such hardware as fingerprint scanners and infrared sensors to make sure that you are you and not some impostor, and then signs you in without requiring you to enter a password.

Fabulous. So in the Brave New World of Windows Hello, a "hacker" is a guy with an axe and a microwave.

And I'm the one they call "Lefty".

Comment: Re:HOWTO (Score 1, Flamebait) 1081

by hyades1 (#49259635) Attached to: How To Execute People In the 21st Century

Nice job of cherry-picking, or simply devising a situation out of nothing.

Meanwhile, why don't you tell us how many innocent people should be put to death who would otherwise have been exonerated...even decades after their conviction? One? A dozen? Where's your cut-off point? And what penalty should be paid by law enforcement officials who hide exculpatory evidence?

Because these things have happened in reality a lot more often than the hypothetical case you describe.

Comment: Great machines...for a while (Score 1) 161

by hyades1 (#49208205) Attached to: Ultralight Convertibles Approaching Desktop Performance

I'm sure these computers are fabulous. I'm equally sure they'll burn out in two or three years...or less. Meanwhile, I've got a seven year old desktop PC that has never been shut off for any length of time, only rebooted.

It's fine. Yes, I have a more up-to-date machine, which I use when I need it. It will eventually take its place as my reliable backup, when the old one finally croaks...if it ever does.

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