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Comment Re:Risk vs. Reward (Score 1) 227

I agree, my work is fairly loose with PEDs. We're allowed to link our work email with our personal phones. It costs the company less than buying phones for everybody plus I get to choose the phone I want. We have a general policy asking for lock codes on the phones and the force of 2 factor for VPN stuff. I follow those. I don't have a problem with general security on the phone. My work is Active Directory so if I lost the phone I can just change the password in one spot. Find My Iphone should help me with remote wiping.

Comment Re:How married to Apple are you? (Score 1) 141

I use iTunes on Windows and Mac. I don't sync my phone on Windows so I mainly use the Windows version for music that I've purchased. What about iTunes on Windows that you find broken? Again I don't use many features so I wouldn't know what's missing or broken but I'm interested to know?

Comment Re:0x4650 (Score 1) 141

I've gone back to CDs and purchasing individual songs. Streaming is cheap up front but after a while I found I listen to a lot of the same music usually so its more cost effective for me to buy the music.

Also, streaming music in 5pm traffic doesn't work at all. For me in my town anyway. Spotify just spins. I have a major network and LTE. Maybe its just my area but I find this unacceptable.

Comment Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

I know that certain types of cancer cells occur almost exclusively for folks that are smokers. This is well documented. So I don't understand your argument that it is a belief. This is clear evidence that smoking can cause cancer. What's more, it has nothing to do with your argument for evolution - its a straw man to prove evolution by dispelling any myths about smoking and cancer. I see no relation between the two.

I haven't seen these proven tests of new traits but I can't confirm these are not just suppressed traits that were then expressed under these conditions.

I'll tell you what I believe but it matters not for your case of evolution because neither of us have proof either way. Which was my original point. As you will call my belief in God a "theory" then so too is your belief in evolution a "theory".

Comment Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

I don't hold a separate standard for smoking. Again, as I said in my previous post - we can't have a conversation because you apparently believe smoking does not cause cancer and ask me why I believe it does but not evolution. I don't believe smoking causes cancer, I know it does. So your argument doesn't make any sense the way its stated.

Comment Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

It is a sexual term. That you use it in a perverted way or slang as you did shows your lack of emotional control. Or maybe because its the cool thing the kids are saying these days you think it's appropriate and don't know any better.

At any rate, you're straw-manning about smoking. I'm guessing you haven't had a close family member die of cancer caused by smoking because you'd understand the realities of it. I have. Thus I've seen what it can do and I understand the devastation it causes. Your suggestion that cancer caused by smoking is a belief is callous, naive and an insult to those who've had it or witnessed others who've had it.

Getting back to the original argument, which you seem to have trouble staying on, there is no experiment I can conduct or documentation I can read which proves conclusively evolution exists.

I think you struggle with this (evolution) as your belief but are happy to attack others who have a different belief because you think you have all the facts. As such, you are happy to link me to the slang filled urban dictionary but provide no real source of conclusive studies on evolution.

Comment Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

Wow, what a trove of literary nonsense. Your fictional novel writing and juvenile inability to write a response without using sexual terms like masturbation prove I'm talking to a 12 year old.

But I'll answer your question anyway since your level of mental understanding is so low. Smoking does cause harm, it has been proven. I can't seem to relay this concept to you in a way that you understand so I chose to skip it before. But now you have an answer.

Comment Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

This is digressing into you calling me names and making things up. Gravity is not a theory, dude.

I didn't readdress your comment about smoking because it doesn't apply or otherwise proves my point. You 'believe' in evolution yet you seem to be convinced its a fact. This is your basis and is what I'm pointing out.

But I won't digress to calling you a hypocrite or other names.

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