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Comment: Re:No more memes (Score 1) 100

by rmdingler (#48031499) Attached to: California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants For Drone Surveillance
You know how some people start telling a story, and then they pause to say, "Stop me if you've heard this one before?"

In the event I find myself senile, I would like to continue operating as long as possible without that information.

If I still have my wits about me, I would prefer that nine people have to reread my speculation so that one set of virgin ears were reached. It's for the children.

Comment: Re:something to remember next time you vote (Score 1) 100

by rmdingler (#48031433) Attached to: California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants For Drone Surveillance
Parent is only positing that, despite the fact there's not a Bitcoin's difference in the choice you make on many matters, there are important distinctions to be made within the realm of issues we can still weigh in on as responsible voters.

For what it's worth, I'd rather watch the empire crumble from comfort of my reasonably private home, with some well-deserved healthcare.

Comment: Re:Not sure about this. (Score 2) 190

by rmdingler (#48023931) Attached to: CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

so like pedophiles and terrorists, a group we can invoke whenever we wanna get shit done.

The march towards abridging of inconvenient individual rights always begins at the most loathsome.

Sympathizer, communist, witch, traitor, pedobear, terrorist... sell whatever's the current Beelzebub.

Comment: Re:Not sure about this. (Score 3, Interesting) 190

by rmdingler (#48023641) Attached to: CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers
Yes. Which is why the clerks in a head shop are careful to explain the pipes and bongs are for tobacco use only, and the customers are urged to play along.

If the defendants advertised carefully, they may have a legal leg to stand on.

When you are offering for sale a product or service that could be operated adjunct to a criminal offense, you'd be wise to do the CYA in triplicate.

Comment: Re:Who would have guessed (Score 1) 187

by rmdingler (#48011955) Attached to: The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning
Ever seen a circuit board fried from an electrical surge?

Happens all the time when relying on the multi-plug surge arrestor for one's delicate equipment. They sell a much better unit that takes the place of two breaker spaces in the main panel, for under a hundred bucks.

Oh. And wouldn't you know it? There's no surge arrestor in your organic brain.

Comment: Re:Bummer... (Score 1) 187

by rmdingler (#48011909) Attached to: The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning
Undoubtedly, rereading all those comic books made it likely you scored high on the SAT, but nevertheless left an impression that every lab accident could result in superpowers.

Ah, to be naive again.

People always speculate they would like to return to an earlier version of themselves, if they could know what they know now, but forgetting the the awesome sauce of youth is inexperience.

+ - Burning Man report for tech geeks

Submitted by marcmerlin
marcmerlin (48598) writes "Haven't been to burning man, or missed this year's and would like a summary?
Marc MERLIN has posted a summary of this year with full GPS map, pictures from the air, and everything neatly categorized, with a track of his 127 miles of biking to visit as many camps as possible.
Also if you plan on going, check out the tips at the bottom of the page"

Comment: Re:Pretty Cool (Score 1) 91

by rmdingler (#48006675) Attached to: DHL Goes Live With 'Parcelcopter' Drone Delivery Service
The common saw is Necessity is the mother of invention.

If we stipulate that banning a popular substance increases its value exponentially, and agree there are many who will equate profit with necessity, it is no surprise whatsoever that there exist blokes willing to play the risk/reward lotto.

If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.

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