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Comment Re:Yes, net neutrality is dead (Score 1) 191

I blame Hillary and the democrats. Hillary for being such a shitty candidate that she couldn't beat someone who may have been an even shittier candidate but it was close on the level of shit. I blame the democrats for selecting a shitty candidate. The fact that it was close in Minnesota and the state was one of the last to be called is a testament to how shitty she was given that MN hasn't gone for the republican since 1972.

The republicans made it very clear they were done with the usual cast of characters that sit on their hands and piss and moan about not being able to do anything and then from their voter's point of view cave. Granted there were better candidates for the republican nomination but the republican voters are likely getting exactly what they thought in this case. If you want to blame those who voted libertarian well that is just further proof of how shitty Hillary was because a party that typically takes votes from republicans caused her loss.

Comment Re:NO (Score 1) 153

If government wants the data, they must obtain a true warrant and I will decrypt it for them.

Even then it seems that you can tell them to go piss up a rope. They can confiscate the device/storage with the warrant but you don't have to give them the password. They then can try to crack it before the heat death of the universe.

Comment Re:Ban Encryption (Score 1) 153

On the other side of things I have been pretty critical of the government especially the various law enforcement and security agencies. If more people call them out as well as their elected representatives we might actually change things. It isn't like I have called my soon to be former congressman either mentally retarded or willfully ignorant when he call me to assure me that the USA FREEDOM act wouldn't do what the fucking law says it was going to do. I have long been a thorn in their side and as someone who likely does enjoy some "white privilege" being a white male with a clean background good education and good job I am willing to use that privilege to fight to keep rights for everyone.

Comment Re:It helps the economy too (Score 1) 351

There are very few 20+ year old vehicles on the road, and even then in 1996 E-10 was common and vehicles were designed to run on it. Going back further having driven a number of really crappy American vehicles from the 80s even those ran fine on E-10, the oldest of which were made in '85. So given that at this point those vehicles which when I had them ran just fine on E-10 would now be 31 years old it isn't an issue. The few vehicles I see from the mid 80s now tend to not be beaters but instead are collector vehicles and are well kept despite being poorly made ugly fucking boxes on tires. Going back farther to the 70s and earlier now you are clearly in the collector car realm. That said from time to time you do find a running older vehicle from the early 80s and 70s for cheap but they don't run well. Much like a buddy who bought a '67 rambler for $250 in like 02 or 03 that burned oil, had bad springs, and had a bad PCV system so moisture would build up in the crank case, lots of rust and dents, and the interior what pretty shot. It ran but not well. He drove it for 9 months regularly until the engine wore out so much it could barely move under its own power and even then he sold it for $500.

Comment Re:Love the 10th, but right in the title of the bi (Score 1) 154

but as you mentioned they have no standing to regulate INTRAstate commerce

How I wish that were true. Unfortunately the courts have long held the belief that the interstate commerce clause means that the federal government can not only regulate interstate commerce but also things that have an effect on interstate commerce. Because of this the feds can regulate all commerce such as raising food for my own consumption on my own land that never enters the commercial market.

Comment Re:It helps the economy too (Score 1) 351

Unless you have a collector vehicle running on E-10 isn't an issue. If you do have a collector car you probably know where you can get some non-oxy fuel or you should. The biggest problem with E-10 is in small engines marine engines that see little use where the fuel can absorb moisture out of the atmosphere and if too much is absorbed then the ethanol+water mix separates from the gasoline. Here again you should be running some non-oxy fuel anyway and . I haven't had a problem with any of my equipment that is fuel related ever, wear and age yes but never fuel.

Comment Re:UCC (Score 1) 333

I would as well as there really is a lot of cheap crap out there that looks well made even if it isn't but there are still some companies that aren't making crap. My general rule of thumb is to now only buy tools new from a store that will handle the return right there on the spot. If it requires mailing in some busted tool I won't trust it but if the store will take it and give me a new one I will likely buy it. As Ace now carries Craftsman and Stanley tools and will do the lifetime replacement in store I buy most from them now. I do however like Estwing and Vaughan striking tools, and my Hobart wire feed welder (basically Miller's consumer line) you would have to pry out of my cold dead hands.

Comment Re:UCC (Score 1) 333

My tools have all been new when I got them and I don't have an impact driver so I know it isn't that. The Snap-On and MAC sockets that I have broken were all impact sockets (when I worked at U-Haul) so it isn't like they were the regular ones. It seems a lot of the cheap tools were likely cast instead of forged, or cooled and hardened improperly either way the difference in the grain structure was dramatic when looking at the broken cross section. Like I said the cheap ones had grains larger than what I have seen when I have broken up brake drums and rotors.

I actually always wear safety glasses since getting some nice prescription glasses that are also safety glasses isn't too difficult and since I need safety glasses so often it just simplifies things.

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