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Comment Re:Transition (Score 1) 196

Amen, brother! As a 62 year old who wears ever-stronger glasses just to see how to get around, I want the largest television screen I can afford.

And I want it to be as dumb as a box of rocks, without sound if I can get it that way. I just need a monitor for cable television, Blu-ray player, FireTV, computer, etc.. Just give me one with plenty of HDMI inputs (my current one has three) and I'm a happy camper.

Comment Re:Surveillance reduces sales and corrupts democra (Score 1) 326

"In a democracy, citizens are allowed to participate in government."

See? You have it assbackwards right there. The citizens formed the government and gave it limited powers. We've let the government usurp our power over the years because of uneducated and apathetic voters. The evidence that we've fallen too far already is your own statement. There is no hope left if everybody is hopelessly ignorant of their own power over government.

Comment Re:Don't evolve your business model (Score 1) 212

For people who read the site regularly those two choices are fine, but for those who might visit the site only three or four times a year, ad blocking seems to be the only choice.

There are a lot of news sites that I visit only a handful of times a year. I'll be damned if I pay for access when I rarely use it.

Comment Re:Unbelievable (Score 1, Insightful) 575

Religious freedom can go only so far. If your religion specifically tells you to kill non-believers, then maybe, just maybe, the rest of the citizens might want to watch you very closely or even curtail your activities.

In other words, Muslims have said they would bomb and kill "infidels", and so far they've lived up to their word. Only a damned fool stands around waiting to be killed after he's threatened with death. And I'm certainly not holding my breath until they become civilized.

Comment Re:Minecraft has emerged as the sandbox game of th (Score 3, Interesting) 93

I'm 62 and I love Minecraft! An eight year old got me started by asking me how to do things within the game. I started playing so I could answer his questions, and got hooked. I could play for hours.

Women? I've had more than my fair share and now I'm slowing down in that particular activity. The parts still work, but the desire to use them has declined, much like my 64 year old girlfriend's.

Scotch? I don't drink. That's dangerous.

Other people? I don't really like crowds, if that's what you're talking about. Family and a few friends will do for me. When you have NINE grandchildren, you don't really have to go far to be among people.

Volunteering? Been there, done lots of that. I now prefer $$.

The outside? I've spent nearly 40 years working outside, several years as a Scout leader being outside, played sports outside, hunted outside, fished outside, etc.. I don't need more time trying to get skin cancer, thank you. After traveling on my job for so many years, I don't even want to go on vacation anywhere except home.

You need to realize that different people like to spend their time doing whatever they like doing. I suggest you spend yours chilling out a little.

And on the seventh day, He exited from append mode.