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Comment Re:state of affairs (Score 1) 104

These are the kinds of politicians that need to be excised from their positions, regardless of party or affiliated ideology.

I've always believed that anyone who actually wants to work in politics should be automatically disqualified from the position on the basis that they are clearly degenerate.

Comment Re:You Must Be Crazy ... (Score 1) 139

The government already has access to my bank account. They don't need to break into my computer to get it.

They'd be interested in your password though. Either in case you re-use it elsewhere or to help them guess the type of passwords you'd use for other accounts.

I don't know if this should be +1 paranoid, or +1 insightful.


Submission + - Android dev wants patent trolls to pay court costs

Tyler Young writes: "An Android developer, faced with the same litigation as the creators of Minecraft, wants the Obama administration to take action against patent trolls. In his plea to sign his petition, X-Plane developer Austin Meyer notes that he will spend about $1.5 million defending this suit, while the patent troll, Uniloc, will likely pay nothing if it loses the suit. Meyer's petition asks that the trolls be forced to "pay all costs associated with their frivolous lawsuits" if their claims are ruled invalid.

Meyer's parting promise: "I will never settle with them.""

Comment Re:Blood is on the NRA Hands (Score 1) 1862

28 gun deaths per day is a steep price for our society's inability to distinguish between anecdotes and statistics.

28 gun deaths per day is a cheap price for our society's continued freedom from government tyranny. That's what the second amendment is about. Not self defense, not hunting, not skeet shooting. Protection from tyranny. It's a recognized right for the people to possess the means to revolt should they choose.


This made sense back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Do you really expect to stand up to the US government with a bunch of hunting rifles, shotguns, pistols and the odd assault rifle? Hell, why aren't the people doing that now, when things like gitmo, DHS overreach and other such stomping of freedoms surely must be considered tyranny? (here's a hint - you'd lose long before martial law was declared).

Enjoy your "freedom".

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It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.