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Comment Re:All of it - So you can loose all of it (Score 1) 187

Why should I store any of my media (or other data, for that matter) anyplace else? Storing it in the cloud only works for as long as your cloud provider stays in business, and what I store is my business and nobody else's.

Storing it locally works as long as you don't get robbed...
and your house don't burn down...
and you don't get hit by major disaster (i.e. flood)...
and your storage medium doesn't fail...

I keep mine locally (2 redundant systems) and in cloud

It's not a real cloud, you know. All those things can happen to stuff stored "in the cloud" as well.

Comment Re:The Only Good Bug is a Dead Bug. (Score 2) 726

the world is governed by a democracy in which only those who have served in the military can vote. The argument is that voting rights are open to anybody, but only after demonstrating a willingness to sacrifice for the common good. Non-voters still obtain the same freedoms/rights/etc, but are not trusted with the operation of the government.

I used to naively think that sounded like a good idea. Senator John McCain completely shattered that illusion.

Comment Re:how long (Score 4, Insightful) 398

Why don't you run for office

There are still people out there who think regular folks can run for office and not be instantly destroyed/disqualified by the Establishment?

You can't run as part of one of the two parties in the US if the party doesn't want you (e.g. Stephen Colbert), and you don't get serious media attention unless you belong to one of the two parties (e.g. Jill Stein) -- and even if you do belong to one of the two major parties, you don't really get any serious attention if the handful of people who own the media don't like you (e.g. Ron Paul).

99% of Americans can't just "run" for political office even if they had the time and money to do so. The system has evolved prevent that sort of thing.

Comment Not this shit again (Score 5, Insightful) 754

Gartner says new technologies are decreasing jobs. In the industrial revolution â" and revolutions since â" there was an invigoration of jobs.

So, the guy didn't learn from the Industrial Revolution (and revolutions since) that all the fear of 'no more jobs for anyone' ended up being unfounded?

New technologies don't decrease the number of available jobs; wealth sequestration among the super-rich does. With the Middle Class having less and less money to spend, the demand for products -- and the jobs required to create them -- goes down. We've been seeing this over the past thirty years, which just happens to coincide with the rise of the computing industry.

Comment Re:Fucking idiots (Score 1) 1532

There is no middle ground anymore theres the far left and the far right and a giant gulf in the middle with a few real centrists mixed in.

Let me fix that for you:

There is no middle ground anymore theres the right and the far right and a giant gulf to the left with a few real centrists mixed in.

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