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Comment: Re:For those who don't know European slang: (Score 3, Insightful) 262

by russ_allegro (#32797306) Attached to: BBC Web Slip-Up Insults Facebook Fans

Well considering the only people who identify themselves as 'Americans' (Pronounced: A-mur-i-cans) are United States citizens, I'm going to take a wild guess that he's talking about United States citizens.

Except your wrong, I've talked with some Guatemalans who consider themselves Americans.

Comment: Re:These are NOT big numbers. (Score 1) 149

by russ_allegro (#32165354) Attached to: 13 Open Source Hardware Companies Make $1+ Million

And FYI, SparkFun Electronics, one of the companies listed, makes more than $10 million in annual revenue, which is some serious growth for one company in a new field. Couple that with sheer awesome, and you get a powerful combination.

I like SparkFun. I do buy stuff from them, but really they pretty much just a easier to use digikey or newark. Most of their designs that are "open" can be considered an unfavorable type of Open Source, since about all of them have the stipulation that they are not to be used for any commercial purposes. This seriously dampens what could be done with it. I can't take the design and code expand on it into a single board to use for my purposes and use it at work.. Nope unless I want to start from scratch I have to buy their breakout, and run wires. Doesn't quite seem like the open source spirit. Maybe the old unix open source spirit.

Comment: Those socialist nazi satan worshiping beavers! (Score 1) 286

by russ_allegro (#32107240) Attached to: Beaver Dam Visible From Space

A family of beavers working together, and non of them got paid either I sure. How much you want to bet there was a bunch of lazy leftist pot smoking elitist beavers that just watched while the hard working god fearing beavers similar to you and me worked and put the whole thing together. This is an example of what happens when you have a democrat in office as president even the beavers up north are being affected.

Comment: Re:LOL (Score 2, Insightful) 119

by russ_allegro (#31587852) Attached to: RPG Heroes Are Jerks

I used to think this, however when you are playing you only see from your perspective, how do you know there aren't a bunch of others who claim they are trying to help, to just fail or abuse people's charity. If the world was about to end I would imagine there would be lots of people claiming they would go and save the day. If I gave all my stuff to every one who claimed that, I would just be starving for the remaining time I had left. This is why I wouldn't want you going into my house taking stuff, and I would still sell you weapons at my weapon shop instead of giving it to you for free. If I gave weapons away for free, there would be no weapons for the "real" heroes to buy, whoever they might end up being. I would have ran out of my stock and been unable to refill my inventory.

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.