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Comment Re:Me too. (Score 1) 160

I'm confused by Kangaroos too.

Of course you're confused by Kangaroos. They're 6-foot tall mice that are not even proper mammals, and they keep stuff in a pouch on the front of their fur coat.

I believe they're also keen boxing fans, so keep away from them, especially on Friday nights after the pubs close, they're Australian, so are probably heavy drinkers.

Comment How Odd (Score 0) 292

I am scrolling through a bunch of posts about the different types of ammunition available, and what people can buy in subsonic loads and the whole time I'm wondering what it's like to live in a place where people shoot each other often enough that it is worthwhile even contemplating a system like this.

The Americans here seem to take it as normal that people shoot each other in the street.

Weird.

Comment History (Score 1) 472

Jack Ma obviously knows nothing about history if he thinks World War I was caused by anything other than the death struggles of three dying empires.

World War II was caused by World War I.

I suspect this is just another example of someone who knows how to do one thing thinking his views on everything are correct.

Comment Re:Simple question (Score 1) 516

I think this is a big case of user error.

It usually is. PJ O'Rourke wrote a great piece about the NTSB in (I think) "Parliament of Whores".

They were investigating unexplained crashes of Volvos. It turns out the type of person who was buying Volvos at the time (in the US anyway) were often a poor driver who stamped on the gas instead of the brake.

Comment Re:What's a Laptop? (Score 1) 456

I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm sure they are miserable and worthless, but in my view their problem is funding.

The TSA seems to have a budget of something like $7.5 billion. What are they providing for that money?

It sounds like a awful lot of money if it's just security guards at airports and air marshals, so they need to keep coming up with new ideas regularly so the money keeps flowing.

Comment Re: Priorities (Score 2) 310

Not a bad comment A/C, except for the middle bit about North Korea and Palestine.

The fact that you think a military solution might be the answer in North Korea says a lot about the US attitude towards the rest of the world. There is no way China would allow any of that.

You are completely right about how Trump got himself elected. The rest of the world is still wondering how that could have happened.

Comment Re: Priorities (Score 5, Informative) 310

This kind of thing has been SOP for the US Government for a very long time, after all, it's how Pinkerton got going.

Anytime Americans have taken a stance that conflicts with the status quo, there has been violence:

The Haymarket Riot is just one of many occasions the US Government in it's many forms has used violence against workers.

Comment Re:Data ain't free. (Score 3, Insightful) 197

Building networks is not cheap, that's why the US taxpayer has paid for such a huge amount of it, subsidies paid directly to the various regional monopolies who then run those networks for profit.

You can pretend all you like, but you've been shafted twice to get internet access.

I got this from a 20 second search.

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