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Comment Re: the War on Cash (Score 1) 208

The too big to fail financial institution I work for, which processes about a third of the world's economy every day, is very excited about exploring the possibilities of the blockchain technology that underlies Bitcoin. I don't know if they know for sure what they're going to do with it, but they're looking at it.

Comment Re:Something something question in headline equals (Score 0) 568

Can't we just continue to call them "self-important idiots who know just enough about computers to be truly dangerous, yet demand admin rights anyway, only to hose up their system in truly spectacular fashion, usually when they have a tight deadline to meet, requiring you to drop everything and run to their cubes and bail them out, for which you get no thanks, only disdain as you are but a lowly sysadmin?"

Its worked for me for 30 years.

Comment Re:football can cause brain damage (Score 1) 405

Or maybe they just don't give a fuck whether it's an iPad, Surface or some kind of Android tablet.

You know, just like the rest of us...

Well, on the surface, I'd agree with you. Ha ha, see what I did there?

But usually in a marketing deal like this, memos come down explicitly stating that the brand name should be used often and conspicuously when referring to the product. Otherwise, whats the point of spending the money?

Comment Re: tl;dr (Score 3) 331

There's a very easy remedy to this, but there is no political will to do it. Tax the people holding the money. Then use that money in infrastructure projects, hiring workers, consuming resources, and improving the country. Problem is the rich people that own the politicians will never let that happen, thus cutting off their noses to spite their faces.

Comment Re:Expensive Middle Class Sport Losing Patrons (Score 1) 405

WTF are you talking about? I bought a bike off Craigslist, and my wife got one at a store in town. We bought a rack to hang off the back of the car and off to the county park we go. I'm in for probably less than $700.

The rest of the words in your post, I don't even know what they mean. Sucking wheels? Doing work when its my turn? We're talking about riding a bike, right?

Comment Re:Open Source is similar to the Tea Party ... (Score 1) 356

The birth control issue is about government forcing employers to pay for their employees' birth control. When there's a law that says employers must subsidize firearms purchases, I'll oppose that too.

Bullshit. Its about people doing things you don't like. Birth control (or abortions) is part of health care. Health care is part of your compensation package. There is a generally accepted standard of what health care is or should be, and picking and choosing based on your beliefs is kind of dickish

It would be like If your boss was a fanatical health nut, and said he wasn't going to pay for chairs for the employees, because he had a stand up desk. Technically that's his right.

Suppose he didn't want to cover *any* medical procedure , because his religion is one of these who don't believe in it http://childrenshealthcare.org/?page_id=195 "Sorry, no surgery for you. Pray that appendicitis away."

Comment Re:Given the choice (Score 1) 376

And you are missing the point. i will never, ever ever vote for the party of

"you can't get pregnant from a legitimate rape"

“All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, the Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell,”

"She told me that her little daughter took that (hpv virus) vaccine, that injection. And she suffered from mental retardation thereafter"

''You know what, evolution is a myth. Why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?''

"President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob"

Do you get that? Never. I don't give a flying fig how liberal Romney is or isn't. These people aren't smart enough to be caretakers of the country.

Comment Re:Given the choice (Score 1) 376

Oh, ffs.

Because I think social conservatives are busybody prudes, and I don't believe in supply side economics, so I'd never vote for any republican, because I want to make sure the republican nutcases in the senate and the serious republican nutcases in the house never get close enough to the levers of power to truly fuck anything up.

There, is that enough clarification for you?

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