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Comment Re:Holy shit (Score 1) 467

No, but you can start by eliminating that $100/mo TV subscription, and then find some other ways to save money too

I'm constantly amazed at what people spend per month on things they think are "necessary".

I've come to realize that many people will spend every dime they make rather than save it - and then complain about it later when they have nothing saved and are still living paycheck to paycheck. I've witnessed several times people spend their "raise" after they get it, buying a new car, etc. It's pitiful.

Comment Re:Whatever you may think ... (Score 1) 447

A more fitting analogy would be that you gave your car away for free and sent in the release of liability form so that if the person who ends up with your vehicle decides to use it for a hit-and-run without registering it in their name, at least there's a record showing that you have released liability to the DMV (aka, you sold the car, and you're no longer responsible for whatever happens with it)

Comment Re:Mountain out of a molehill (Score 5, Insightful) 239

Except now pretty much every affected machine needs to have its SSL certificates and private keys revoked and trashed, and new keys/certificates issued.

In the meantime, thousands (if not millions) of sites leaked sensitive data to anyone who wanted to snoop on it.

Yeah, no big deal, none at repercussions will come of this.

Comment Re:Flu Shots are Ruining Vaccinations (Score 1) 482

I'm pretty certain all of the responses to my comment have proven the story in this article.

After reading all these righteous people claiming I'm the ignorant asshole causing the world to die, I'm pretty much dead-set against ever getting a flu shot at this point.

Maybe I'll die, maybe you'll die, but you can all go fuck yourselves for telling me what I must stick in my body.

Comment Re:Flu Shots are Ruining Vaccinations (Score 1) 482

I've had the flu - I have 3 kids, the eldest in high school. I know what the flu is like, and, yes it's miserable.

But, I choose not to get flu shots.

For those with compromised immune systems, that feel like they must have a flu shot, by all means, get one. I will still laugh at you when you complain that you feel like crap for several days after getting said shot, and you can laugh at me when when i'm incapacitated for a week after getting the flu. We'll call it even.

Comment Flu Shots are Ruining Vaccinations (Score 0) 482

Maybe if the health community spent less time pushing flu shots every year, people would begin to respect vaccinations for their useful purpose.

I refuse to get a flu shot - I'd rather my immune system had a natural chance at defending me against it, and it's not likely to kill me. And yet, doctors and nurses try their hardest to convince us that these flu shots are necessary to remain healthy. Every time I walk into a doctors office, it seems like they're asking me if I've had my flu shot yet.

I think there needs to be a clear line between vaccinations that prevent crippling and life-destroying disease, and those that just prevent a standard illness that almost everyone gets and naturally overcomes.

Comment Re:NSA (Score 1) 250

Keep in mind, bitcoin can't simply be generated all at once - it is released to the network in specific blocks at predefined times that get smaller and smaller over time.

In fact, over half of all bitcoin that will ever be created ever will be, and the rest will take another 100+ years to complete.

The only advantage of having the biggest mining operation in town is to increase your chances of getting those blocks when they're released...

Submission + - ReactOS-Based Thorium Core is on Kickstarter (

NiteMair writes: Several members of the ReactOS project have started a Kickstarter campaign in order to create a commercial service (Thorium Core) to provide cloud desktop services based on the ReactOS operating system. The plan is to provide commercial funding to further develop ReactOS, a Windows clone which has been in various stages of development since the late 90s. Their goal of $120,000 would seem to be a bit lofty, and they are off to a slow start still after nearly a month, but considering some of the amazing things that have happened during Kickstarter campaigns in the past, perhaps this project still has some potential.

Comment Re:OK, so... (Score 0) 567

Exactly - Social Security is basically just a government-run ponzi scheme.

Having been born only a little bit after you were - I was raised with the assumption that it won't exist by the time I'm of retirement age, so I better find a better way to save.

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