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Comment: This isn't surprising (Score 2, Insightful) 145

AMD hasn't been able to offer serious competition in quite some time. Driver stability has been a nightmare for them (partially because of nVidia's shenanigans, but that hasn't made games any more stable...). The trouble is nVidia is in such a strong position they can just drop their pants and buy AMD. What I'm wondering is if they're making enough from the consoles to push back. I'm inclined to say no since nVidia turned that contract down...

Comment: That would work great (Score 1) 209

by rsilvergun (#49806727) Attached to: The Patriot Act May Be Dead For Good
if stopping terrorists wasn't generally trivial. We know about 9/11. We knew about the Boston Marathon Bombers. The only terrorists we've ever really had a problem with are the home grown ones (Unabomber and what all). You see, there's this thing called an Ocean that separates us from them. It's why our country is as stable and powerful as it is...

Comment: Slums (Score 1) 270

and trailer parks. Anywhere you go you find them. I'm in Phoenix and we have million dollar homes across the street from them. Rich people don't like to pay top dollar for folks who can afford to live near them. I used to wonder how they kept all the poverty and human misery from spilling over until I realized that's what our drug policy is for. Any time the lower class gets out of line you can send the cops in to bust some heads and use the few ounces of pot that at least 1 person in your house probably has on hand as a pretext...

Comment: Socialist here (Score 1) 384

by rsilvergun (#49753365) Attached to: What Was the Effect of Rand Paul's 10-Hour "Filibuster"?
And let me say that the reason we're opposed to libertarians is because they fall into two camps, ineffective idealists and phoneies out to make a quick buck. There's just no way a weak, decentralized govt can stand up against a modern corporation. Socialists are pro big govt because what's the worst that could happen? It just doesn't matter to us if the jackboot in our v necks is public or private, so we'll take our chances with the govt and try to hang onto it..

Comment: And I wish (Score 1) 384

by rsilvergun (#49748081) Attached to: What Was the Effect of Rand Paul's 10-Hour "Filibuster"?
that folks would STFU about the constitution. It was not written for you. It was written for wealthy landowners. That's why we have a Senate (of which Mr Rand is part). It's to balance out all that popularism and keep the poors from voting themselves land and food. Don't believe me? Google it, and then go read "A People's History of the United States". Pretty much everything you were taught in grade school was bull shit.

And your sig annoys me. Denmark, Germany, France. All of them seem to be getting along just fine without a police state. Meanwhile illustrious libertarians Like Rand Paul can't even pull off an effective (or real) filibuster to stop a law they're ideology says they should be violently opposed to. Christ, the things that get modded up on /. these days...

Comment: I'm single (Score 1) 1093

by rsilvergun (#49732823) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour
no kids either (I'm on /. after all). I don't get a mortgage credit. It doesn't come close to my standard deduction. And there's more and more of me. Birth rates are dropping (after all, they don't pay me enough to start a family...)

I bought a house because I could, and when the economy crashed and the 1% started stealing homes from under folks apartment rent shot through the roof.

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