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Comment Re:Disgusting. (Score 2) 686 686

And thats the problem, who cares what other people do, we already have systems in place to deal with people being irresponsible in public. Substance abuse is also a problem, but we have services for people to seek help. It has nothing to with intelligence, there has always been things that degrade your ability to perceive the world around you, and rather than wasting time preventing people from doing something, inform and help them. It seems a lot more stressful to society to fight people with self-destructive behaviors than it is to help them pick up the pieces.

Comment Tech illiteracy at its finest (Score 5, Insightful) 629 629

If you obviously don't understand what the kid did, they how do you expect people to believe that your judgment is fair?

Its clear in this situation the kid is the only one who knows that a computer isn't a magic box with pretty lights.

Submission + - Github Attack Perpetrated by China's Great Cannon Traffic Injection Tool ->

Gunkerty Jeb writes: Chinese attackers used the Great Firewall’s offensive sister-system, named the Great Cannon, to launch a recent series of distributed denial of service attacks targeting the anti-censorship site, GreatFire.org, and the code repository, Github, which was hosting content from the former.
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Submission + - Finding an Optimal Keyboard Layout for Swype

Analog24 writes: The QWERTY keyboard was not designed with modern touchscreen usage in mind, especially when it comes to swype texting. A recent study attempted to optimize the standard keyboard layout to minimize the number of swype errors. The result was a new layout that reduces the rate of swipe interpretation mistakes by 50.1% compared to the QWERY keyboard.

Comment Re:Time to stop considering individual components. (Score 1) 85 85

That or sales pitches as well, Ive noticed that most manufacturers wont give mention to what your putting their parts on. A top of the line graphics card wont do you much good if your motherboards chipset is past its prime. All the parts work together, no matter how you slice it, something is going to have to be the weakest point.

Comment Catch 22 (Score 1) 707 707

This being my first time voting (and after many political debates with friends and family) I have come to the conclusion that

1. Neither party is fit to run this country.

2. I will have to pick one of the 2 major parties (sorry vermin supreme)

3. (the issue I have) Not voting, paints you into a ethical and logical corner where if you don't vote, you should not be able to complain about politics because you did not participate in the process. (this is my fathers philosophy, not mine, but i would like some feedback on it)

Comment Re:They don't want to (Score 1) 477 477

If people want to vote in a politician that takes $450,000 from Wal-Mart and the people know that this is the case then they get what they deserve.

The issue I find in this is that with the two party system you can either vote for the guy who is supported by Wal-Mart, or the guy who is supported by Target. I find politics to be a "catch 22" because I am stuck voting for the lesser of evils or giving up my right to complain about because I didn't vote.

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