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Comment Sadly Microsoft encouraged this. (Score 3, Informative) 65

WE don't get clean reinstall DVD's, Microsoft allows the builder to put whatever crap they want on the computer. Honestly it's all microsoft's fault.

Go back to shipping a MICROSOFT PRESSED installation DVD with the machine as a requirement and the install must be done from a clean image no extra crap is allowed to be installed on the machine. yes that means they have to use decent chipsets instead of the crap-tastic stuff like Marvell and other really low end china dog food devices.

Comment Punish people for following rules YOU WROTE? (Score 0) 364

It's not illegal, so Obama needs to shut the fuck up about what's 'patriotic'.

The government writes the rules; if they're too stupid to write rules that aren't gameable, they're idiots.

If our corporate taxes are so high (the highest statutory rate in the industrialized world, and nearly the highest effective rate (2nd to New Zealand)) that businesses are driven to shenanigans like this (which certainly wasn't cost- or challenge-free for the company), then clearly our tax rate is too high.

It's TRUE globalization, kids; not only will companies go overseas to find cheaper workers if there's no added value to having some lazy American do the work, companies will go overseas if the savings found in moving offset the relative inconvenience of having their hq elsewhere.

Comment Is he suing his sister too? (Score 2) 794

...since they'd removed the cuffs, and she asked them to re-cuff him to she could take the much-ballyhoo'd picture? Surely being re cuffed induced some of his "suffering"?

For those countering the suspicion that surrounded this kid's actions with "why would he possibly put himself through this? What did he have to gain?"...there's 15 million reasons for you.

Comment Re: Torrent (Score 3, Insightful) 311

I should be able to easily buy a silencer. In fact most gun owners should be REQUIRED to own silencers to reduce the amount of hearing loss and noise pollution around gun ranges.

Yet most people freak the hell out about anyone owning a silencer... (Tip: silencers dont silence anything... it reduces the 160db crack down to 102db so I'm not popping ear drums and making you hear the crack at your home from the gun range)

6 Curses = 1 Hexahex