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Comment Re:Can't have it all. (Score 1) 622

What we want is the government to work within its legal framework.

That's it.

You want to look into my phone records? That's fine. Go find probable cause, talk to a judge, and get a warrant.

That's it. That's all we're asking.

What the government wants is to collect data on people that have not done anything wrong in order to prove that they might think about doing something wrong. They're the ones who want it all and provide nothing but their own amusement. We are not safer, we are not freer, and we are not richer.

Comment Re:Can't have it all. (Score 1) 622

These laws aren't stopping terrorism. Period.

If they were effective at all, then we'd never have had those bombers in Boston. What caught them was regular police work, not an online omni-surveillance.

We have rights. When the government breaks the laws of the constitution, IT LOSES ITS LEGITIMACY TO GOVERN!

Comment Re:because desktop linux is a toy and novelty (Score 1) 1215

You know what, I had the same experience. I just bought a new computer, and it's way nicer using Win7 than the latest Mint.

I've been using Ubuntu for years, and frankly the bed's been shat in. Linux isn't going to take off because it's a pain in the ass to work with. I don't want to fight with the OS to do something. I don't even want to care that the OS is there.

I know, I know, I should fix the code myself or I should read the threads here and there and everywhere. Been there, done that. It took a year for my old computer to get the hardware support AFTER the bug was found and reported and fixes written.

I'd rather use Linux, but it just doesn't work properly. Too much infighting. Too many cowboy coders.

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