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Comment Re:Down side (Score 1) 141

I was referring more to the hardware limitations. The Pi has only 8 digital I/O pins, and I think one serial port and an I2C port? Microcontrollers like the ATMega 2560 (and Arduino Mega board) have 50 some I/O lines (with some analog ones in there) and four serial ports. The 8 pins on a Pi you can eat up pretty quick on a project. Of course you can use the I2C port to add peripheral chips to get more I/O, but microcontrollers in general do this a lot better.

Comment Re:Down side (Score 1) 141

The Arduino Yún runs Linux, albeit on a core separate from the Arduino ATMega device. As others have mentioned, networking can be done with shields. If you really want video and hardcore networking, you probably want a Pi. But the Pi is overkill if you have a task that can be automated with a microcontroller, and the Pi doesn't handle raw pin I/O as nimble as a microcontroller.

Comment Re:Whichever party bothers us the least... (Score 1) 468

But he's not disqualified. Convicted felons can serve in federal office, and Snowden isn't even a convicted felon, yet. So he can run for office. This quite simply isn't an example of a corrupt election process. He can run and get elected. Whether he sets foot on US soil and gets arrested is an entirely different issue. Getting elected to office doesn't absolve one of a crime, unless he somehow can grant himself a pardon.

Comment Re:Whichever party bothers us the least... (Score 1) 468

It would be something to consider if the US was a third world country or ruled by some awful dictator. Exiled felons fighting "the system" typically don't end up getting elected in the US or even considered by the general public. Regardless, it's hardly an example of a corrupt election process or democracy gone bad.

Comment Re:Whichever party bothers us the least... (Score 1) 468

Snowden won't be eligible to run until the 2020 election.

He won't ever be eligible.
All the man has to do is get him convicted for something in absentia, and he loses his right to run for office as well as his right to vote. Or toss him in jail as soon as he sets foot on US soil, and he'd also become ineligible.

It's nice when you have a system where you can weed out unwanted political figures that easily.
Not very democratic, though. Which is why voting and running for election are inalienable rights in most democracies.

He's a bit more than an "unwanted political figure". You're glossing over the fact that he released tons of classified government information. I'm not going to argue whether it was right or wrong, but using Snowden to support an argument of a broken or corrupt election process is quite a stretch.

Comment Re:So what? (Score 0) 348

Childish? That's funny. You right wingers demand the birth certificate. The short form is produced and you say it's not sufficient and you need the long form. The long form is produced and you say it's a fake, despite coming from a state with a Republican governor and there are two newspaper birth announcements that match the birth certificate. Children have more sense than you guys.

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