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Comment Re:You just now started worrying? (Score 1) 460

Of course, if instead I had decided to point out the "Iraq has WMD, we must invade,"

Them having WMD was a falsehood. We must invade is a policy decision based on a falsehood.

"mission accomplished" (regarding Iraq, in 2003!)

Mission accomplished could be subjective or objective, depends on if there was a stated mission and if so, was it verifiable accomplished. I just assume it was subjective and mistaken.

"we need the wall street bail out" of the Bush administration

Policy decision, not a fact.

"we have to arm the Contras" of the Reagan administration

Policy decision, not a fact.

People can disagree on policy decisions. If it were -only- the typical conservative nonsense of being against personal autonomy ("pro-life"), and trying to use the law to enforce religious beliefs (Christian sharia law), I could deal with that.

The attempts at gas lighting, lying about even the most easily disproven things, coupled with all the horrendous policies held by the new administration... are why we shouldn't trust the new government.

I hated GWB, but I'll take 20 years of GWB/similar conservative presidents over what we have now. At least we could trust them for the most part, even if we didn't agree with them or were disgusted by their beliefs.... we could for the most part trust them.

Comment Re:He cheated OTHER players (Score 1) 406

When you play baccarat, you are playing against other customers, never the Casino's money.

Did the casino return the money to the other PLAYERS he cheated?

Huh? When I played baccarat in Macau, you could bet on dealer or player. If dealer won, you got 1.9x your bet. If player won, you got 2.0x your bet. You aren't playing against other customers....

Comment This is news? (Score 1) 112

This just in: People in countries where hacking US targets isn't going to land you life in prison, have more people with more practice/skills hacking US targets.

Tonight at 11: We discover why a country that treats track and field in a similar manner as the US treats football has Olympic gold medal winners in track and field!

Comment Re:Gmail is your problem (Score 3, Informative) 213

Gmail has given me the LEAST spam of the 3 big name providers (Google/Yahoo/Microsoft), including when I had my own e-mail server with spamassassin. Not sure what problems you have with Gmail, but false positive rate is minimal and I rarely get more than 50 -actual- spam messages a month. Rest is notifications/newsletters I actually signed up for, or work related.

Submission + - Logitech G35 fried my computer, what should I do? 1

Aequitarum Custos writes: I just bought a G35 headset from Best Buy.

Today I sat down at my computer. When I went to pickup my headphones, the microphone shocked me and my computer shut off.

Now when I try and boot my computer it powers up but nothing else. No beeps or anything.

I called Logitech support, and after telling them what happened, I waited on hold for 10 minutes.

Finally they came back on, claiming the computer must not have been grounded and I should call the manufacturer because they can't do anything about it.

This was a custom built computer used at a company I worked for, for 2 years. I've had it for 6 months without issue.

What are my options, I don't know enough about hardware to say what they claim is false, but it seems like a load of BS to me.

I got pissed, told them I'm calling a lawyer and hung up.

What should I do now?

Oh and if you're reading this Logitech PR, I called at 6:20 CST on December 3rd.

Comment Android is still -your- phone... (Score 1) 509

Congratulations for realizing that Apps downloaded from "The Market" which Google has control over (though rarely use it with the plethora of shitty apps), has strings attached.

You can still download and install any other application, ROM, or otherwise from the internet, without worrying that Google will brick your phone for defying their design.

I'll take Android over iPhone any day of the week. I have a custom ROM, with custom apps not downloaded from the market, and the only thing I did was violate a manufacturer warranty, instead of violating terms of service.

Comment Re:Texas ... you gotta love 'em (Score 1) 804

(Need to start paying attention to that preview...)

Non-Texan's....you gotta love 'em.

Moronic enough to believe a whole state holds the same stupidity, rather than being intelligent enough to realize that every state has their fair share of idiots.

Not sure where you're from, but I'm sure it's full of <insert whatever state your from's stereotype>s. Yes, I realize I'm using the same logical fallacy as he did...just trying to prove a point ;)

Comment Re:Texas ... you gotta love 'em (Score 1) 804

Non-Texan's....you gotta love 'em. Moronic enough to believe a whole state holds the same stupidity, rather than being intelligent enough to realize that every state has their fair share of idiots. Not sure where you're from, but I'm sure it's full of s. Yes, I realize I'm using the same logical fallacy as he did...just trying to prove a point ;)

Comment Re:Should there be ANY government secrets? (Score 1) 555

True, I over-generalized far more than I should have. I shouldn't say government in general, however there is no real generic classification for the parts of government that would do this. I'm mainly referring to things the government does, that it knows the population will disagree with, but do it anyways. Those are the types of things that would get classified at any opportunity regardless of whether it has any national security involved at all.

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