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Comment: Re:One word: Cloud (Score 1) 246

I would agree with you, but what we have here is an opportunity to demonstrate our upstanding character to our peers by venting self-righteousness against someone of lesser moral virtue. Before you know it, we'll be arguing over which method of execution is most appropriate, and whether the boy's family ought to be punished as well. No punishment will be quite harsh enough to quench our indignation over what this evil, horrible boy has done. We're an angry mob, and we want everyone to see it because we imagine that it makes us look virtuous. It's the American Way.

I don't think that I could have said this any better myself...

Comment: Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 599

by michael_rendier (#49132483) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules
I see where the confusion is...and why your descriptions for each seem so similar. What you experienced though i think had little to do with the idea of social ownership and cooperative engagement. That is what i hear when i hear socialism...cooperative, not collective. While i don't deny your charges against the USA being any seems that you are using experience of a socialist state as your definition of socialism...when in fact most 'socialist states' in practice have little to do with the idea of social ownership with the peoples involvement in the market and economy...rather state ownership and nationalized propaganda...which is as you state...pretty fascist. I hope you can see now, where i chuckle every time someone throws those two ideas out as the same thing since it seems that they are opposites to me, and are very different in practice

Comment: Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 599

by michael_rendier (#49130857) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules
why don't you go read the actual definitions for both, and then tell me the difference between the can find the answers in the first paragraphs of each wikipedia page on socialism and fascism. your use of "socialism" as an invective, as well as "as far as im concerned" removes most of the credibility that's left by your use of all of those other scripted propaganda points which thankfully identify people who are not worth arguing with. :D

Comment: Re:Neet toys and all (Score 1) 328

by michael_rendier (#48697261) Attached to: Is the Tablet Market In Outright Collapse? Data Suggests Yes
The point i was making is that graphics design most assuredly needs a mouse for precision and coding absolutely needs a keyboard...and when you add those two things to a tablet, you get a laptop...have you also noticed how we are making stands and keyboards for them now as well as 'mouse/pens'? So now they are just less functional versions of what we already had...many trapping you behind a paywall and a UI that leaves a lot of people frustrated...

Comment: Re:I'll bet you... (Score 1) 76

by michael_rendier (#48062737) Attached to: JP Morgan Chase Breach Compromised Data of 76 Million Households
Two things... A) The right piece of code and the right piece of hardware could burn through 76 million searches rather quickly...Facebook itself has how many users with phone numbers and addresses? My android fones like to automagically take all my google plus contacts/email addys and facebook contacts and put them in my personal contact lists for me (i have to shut this off, as I don't like having to scroll through thousands of contacts to find my local friends whom I desire to call... B) Go check out the people searches like etc...i have found my phone numbers and addresses clear back to when i was in the military in Colorado...the amount of information about EVERYONE on the internet is rather staggering... Either you don't know how to use google, or you're intentionally not using google properly to maintain your "Faith"...which is what some would call swimming in that river in egypt.

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