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Comment: Re:Tough luck.. (Score 1) 923

by qwe4rty (#45612117) Attached to: Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead
For starters, there is no official religion in the United States. Many people may be Christian, but to say the "US was supposed to be a christian country" is false. Secondly, there is precedent for capital punishment in the Bible. I don't care one way or another about what the Bible says, but your points are flawed/weak.

Comment: Re:I play this game (Score 1) 177

by qwe4rty (#45477265) Attached to: Game Review: <em>Path of Exile</em> (Video)
You don't want an option to hide white items since they can be used in crafting. You get more quality per armourer scrap/whetstone which is kept when you upgrade to a blue or yellow item. It's also cheaper to start your crafting on white items to get a couple of magic qualities you want on item before you upgrade to rare and use the more expensive currency. Lastly, 5 linked and 6 linked socketed items are really important later on. If you are only looking for rares, you are missing out on a lot of potentially well-linked items.

Comment: Re:Not the technology (Score 1) 369

by qwe4rty (#43271423) Attached to: FAA Pushed To Review Ban On Electronics

Problem is, there is absolutely no consistency. I can read a hard/paper back book but I can't read on my Kindle? How often do I need to hear about buckling my seat belt or putting on an oxygen mask in the event we lose cabin pressure? The only portion of the safety spiel I find important is the flight attendants making sure the people in the exit row are physically capable

Comment: Re:Good idea (Score 1) 439

From my understanding, it's not that the USPS is being required to put today's dollars into a pension plan, but tomorrow's, next weeks, and the dollars 5 years from now in as well. If I recall (correctly?), they are being required to make the next 20 years worth of funding within the next few years.

I think its more like your adviser telling you to put away 10% of every paycheck into a 401k account, but do the next 20 years worth of deposits all within the next 5

Comment: Re:Idiots gives suspended taxes (Score 2) 297

by qwe4rty (#42912383) Attached to: Congress Takes Up Online Sales Tax
If you think the lack of sales tax is the only reason why Amazon is succeeding, you are highly mistaken. I often find much better deals without taking sales tax into account. They offer convenience, they offer a much larger variety, their customer service is excellent (and I don't have to deal with annoying sales people who have no idea what they are talking about), and they don't need to pay $$$ to showcase their goods in a brick and mortar. It's hard to beat their base prices. Unless I need the item today, there is no reason for me to go to a brick and mortar store -- I'll get it in 2 days with Amazon Prime.

Comment: Re:Anti-virus software not updated (Score 1) 84

by qwe4rty (#42823627) Attached to: Rich Countries Suffer Less Malware, Says Microsoft Study

How is this modded insightful?

If it's too expensive for them to connect to the internet to update their anti-virus, it's too expensive for them to connect to the internet and contract malware. That's where the majority of it is coming from. I don't doubt expense might be part of the reason (running unlicensed/unpatched windows machines or trying to find free software that comes riddled with spyware) but I don't see the connection you are making being the primary reason...

Comment: Re:Provoking (Score 1) 1130

by qwe4rty (#42729639) Attached to: Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami

Hey, numbnuts - How would the American government fund a war against Americans, if it caused us to stop paying taxes? Where do you think the U.S. Military's funding comes from, anyway? Magical unicorn farts?

Logistics - they ain't yer strong suit.

With debt? Something that our government is well acquainted with?

Comment: Re:now they can concentrate on ignoring mentally i (Score 0) 350

by qwe4rty (#42549067) Attached to: Connecticut Groups Cancels Plan to Destroy Violent Games

I'm for gun rights but it's pointless to cite these stories because you're 22 TIMES more likely to use a gun against someone you know. Throwing more guns into the mix will definitely stop crimes, but you're going to create FAR more inicidents than you stop.

[BEGIN NRA LOGIC] Well, the solution for this is even more guns! Every person should have at least three guns on them at all times. Every child over three should have a handgun also. Babies can use our new "shotgun pacifier." What? Now there's even more gun violence? Ok, let's try ten guns per adult, seven guns per child, and turning every baby stroller into an armored tank. That should keep us safe. [END NRA LOGIC]

Correlation does not indicate causation.

What's the statistics for murder without a gun with regard to people you know and strangers.

It isn't easy being the parent of a six-year-old. However, it's a pretty small price to pay for having somebody around the house who understands computers.

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