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Comment: Re: Whats wrong with US society (Score 1) 609 609

Law abiding gun owners have never been a problem.

Sorry, not true. Law-abiding gun owners shoot the wrong people by mistake, shoot themselves, and have kids who shoot themselves and others. Even if your neighborhood is crawling with felons and murderers, having a gun in the house is a huge risk.

Comment: The reasons for validating fields (Score 1) 1067 1067

Unfortunately, no, you can't just say screw it, from now on x/0 = 0. If the divisor, for example is an hourly rate and you're trying to calculate hours worked from total pay, the fact that one record contains a zero may mean deeper problems exist that deserve to be flagged.

If you haven't learned the general principle of checking shit after 20 years...

Comment: Re:So, a good move then (Score 1) 288 288

Apple only charges around 2-3 times more for a cable than the competition.

I like saving money same as anyone else, but to my experience an Apple cable stands a better chance of actually fitting the socket and not breaking after 2 months of occasional use.

Comment: Russia and China? (Score 1) 546 546

So... Russia and China have been working together to crack an encrypted file? Or... they've worked on it independently and almost at the same time cracked the code? Or... Chinese mole helps Russian team crack the code? And somehow the US has not managed to crack the Snowden file?

Sounds fishy.

Comment: Dear Prospective Patient... (Score 5, Funny) 125 125

For your upcoming remote surgery, please note that fast Internet response times ensure an effective procedure with the best post-operative outcomes. Your insurance carrier, however, covers only basic Internet service. If you wish, you may elect to have faster guaranteed response times for an additional fee. Please select from one of the following four options:

1. 500ms response time $500.00
2. 250ms response time $750.00
3 100ms response time $2000.00
4. 50ms response time $5000.00

Sincerely, AT&T
We Appreciate Your Patronage

Memory fault - where am I?