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Comment: Re:Oops! (Score 1) 255

by unitron (#49044775) Attached to: Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses

With the internationally laughed at joke of a clusterfuck of voting systems in Florida in 2000 I have to admit I wonder why anyone thinks he can be trusted with the responsibility of a hot dog stand let alone a State or country.

So you think that was the result of *not* being good at what they were *really* trying to do?

Comment: Re:Oops! (Score 1) 255

by unitron (#49044743) Attached to: Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses

This was idiots that put their SSN into the body of their emails, not a DB field named SSN.

Easy to miss; thinking 'nobody would be that stupid'. Floriduh!

You got any idea how big a percentage of communications to politicians are about the constituents' Social Security and/or Medicare accounts and problems with said accounts?

Neither do I, but I'll bet it ain't small, especially in a retiree magnet state like Florida, and if you want a politician to use leverage on your behalf with the SSA or whoever deals with Medicare, they're going to need to know your SSN so that the SSA or the Medicare people know who they're talking about.

Comment: Re:Oops! (Score 1) 255

by unitron (#49044709) Attached to: Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses

any possible GOP candidate will get 100% negative media coverage

Yes, even an outsider like myself knows that the entire US media are nothing more than a front for the Communists/Illuminati.

Yeah, that's just what the Templars and the Rosacrucians want you to think.

No, wait, that's just what Opus Dei and the Freemasons want you to think that the Templars and the Rosacrucians want you to think.

No, wait, that's just what the Gnostics and The Elders of Zion want you to think that Opus Dei and the Freemasons want you to think that the Templars and the Rosacrucians want you to think.

No, wait, that's just what Ordo Templi Orientis and The Cathars want you to think that the Gnostics and The Elders of Zion want you to think that Opus Dei and the Freemasons want you to think that the Templars and the Rosacrucians want you to think.

No, wait, that's just what the Comte de Saint-Germain wants you to think that the the Priory of Sion wants you to think that Ordo Templi Orientis and The Cathars want you to think that the Gnostics and The Elders of Zion want you to think that Opus Dei and the Freemasons want you to think that the Templars and the Rosacrucians want you to think.

No, wait, that's just what the Jaycees want you to think that the Ascended Masters want you to think that the Comte de Saint-Germain...

Comment: Re:Oops! (Score 1) 255

by unitron (#49044575) Attached to: Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses

I don't know. If you read any of the forums for media/news, you find 2 things. Putin Trolls attacking america and the president. And Republican trolls attacking america and the president. Wander over to yahoo news or cnn. Take a look.

We know who is paying the Putin trolls, but who is paying the republican trolls?

In both cases, parties wishing to loot the US in one way or another.

Comment: Re:Mooted??? (Score 1) 149

by unitron (#49044505) Attached to: Mooted: An Undersea Link From Finland To Estonia

Yes - "Moot Court" is a think in law school where you pretend to have a trial. The headline makes it seem like the tunnel idea was cancelled in USAian English.

The headline made *me* think it was about an undersea "communications" link.

But I did wind up expanding my knowledge of the variations of meaning for the word "moot".

Comment: I don't usually look at the name... (Score 1) 8

by unitron (#49040531) Attached to: Yay, I made an idiot angry!

...of the comment author when modding, or otherwise.

I read the comments, and look to see who wrote it if I think the comment is above average in some way, or otherwise stands out.

So if I were to hand out that many down mods (I very, very rarely down mod, try to use the points to uplift the good stuff), I suppose I could theoretically hit the same author 5 times in a row (if they didn't have a sig).

But yeah, in your case it was probably a jerk trying to find the " -100, I disagree " button.

Comment: Re:No problem getting this merger passed (Score 1) 105

by unitron (#48987345) Attached to: Staples To Buy Office Depot For $6.3 Billion

What monopoly?

The monopoly happens when Staples, Office Depot, and Office Max banded together still aren't strong enough to survive the onslaughts of Wal-Mart/Sam's and Costco on the B&M side and Amazon (and maybe a little Quill) on the web side, and now there are 3 more empty buildings in town to keep company the places that used to be local hardware stores and lumberyards before Lowe's and Home Depot came to town.

Comment: Re:Dump the progressives!!! (Score 1) 464

by unitron (#48775925) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?

EXACTLY!

No one ever bothered to tell me that it wasn't going to be a band across that had a non-linear top to bottom gradient, but that instead it would be more like a dart board or bulls eye, which means you have to stare absolutely straight ahead, and turn your entire head to see anything not directly in front of you, and that you would have pretty much no peripheral vision whatsoever.

Even if computers didn't exist, my advice would still be

AVOID THEM LIKE THE PLAGUE!

My other rant is about how the only thing available anymore are those ugly skinny frames where the lens height is no more than the width of 2 fingers, and for someone as nearsighted as I am, who needs something that gathers in lots of light, that would still be totally inadequate even if they weren't hideous looking.

But, hey, they save 37 cents worth of plastic and get to jack up the retail price by $20 or more because ironic hipsters or something.

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