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Comment Re:Oh sure! (Score 5, Informative) 603

Hint: "Armed security officers" can also be untrained overpaid mouthbreathers with power trip issues.

All it takes for them to get involved in a situation is a nod from one of the currently employed untrained overpaid mouthbreathers with power trip issues and one of the the newly employed untrained overpaid mouthbreathers with power trip issues will be right there to help.

Comment Re:NOT posted as AC. (Score 5, Insightful) 603

If we follow the logic through to the end, everybody, everywhere needs an armed guard; just in case the lunatic-du-jour decides that's where he wants to kill people.

Marathon runs obviously need an armed guard every 10 yards along the course. We have proof that terrorists see marathon runs as a target!

Comment Re:Gee, they're going to build an ARM-based comput (Score 3) 176

Clearly you've never programmed bare metal as we did in the days of the Commodore 64, TRS-80, Apple II, Commodore PET, etc.

It was *fun* back then. There wasn't even a debounced keyboard driver for most of those machines. You had to map the bits of the IO ports to individual keys. :)

These days we use Arduinos. Try writing a software TV output or SID chip emulator on one...

A Raspberry Pi is a bit too much like having a real computer.

Comment Re:Assumptions (Score 1) 776

Yep. You have laws against polluting rivers, anti-smog laws, you even have laws against dropping bits of paper in the street.

Nobody seems to be making noise about how those laws they're taking away their personal freedoms.

Guess what? CO2 is a pollutant. There's no reason not to regulate how much of it people are allowed to release into the air.

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