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Comment Re:What's wrong with PC-BSD? (Score 1) 219

Does your laptop's wifi, sound, LCD panel (in native resolution), and sleep mode work after the install, without further faffing?

If not, it's not 'for humans' yet.

Wifi and sound work out-the-box. Suspend required me to add one line in a config file. I also had to do a few things to make my touchpad work the way I specifically wanted it to.... but I think that's probably true with any system.

Comment Re:Microsoft should open source Edge. (Score 3, Funny) 167

Users are fleeing Firefox like there's no tomorrow. The stats show that Firefox is likely around 7% of the browser market on all of the platforms it supports. The stats clearly show that Firefox's users are going to Chrome and Edge.

All we need is confirmation from Netcraft. Firefox is dying and bleeding users, flowing like a river of blood.

You don't need to be a Kreskin to predict firefox's future. The hand writing is on the wall: firefox faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for firefox because firefox is dying.

Comment Re:Let's just be honest (Score 1) 183

Whether he does or doesn't isn't terribly relevant. Tim "cares" about the privacy of his users. The 4th Amendment "cares" about the privacy of the people. They're aligned.

I'm not sure whether or not Tim Cook cares about user privacy, but I agree about the 4th Amendment and that in this instance, their positions are aligned.

Now, one might argue that the USG is no longer, practically, bound by the Constitution. But if that's the case, it's no longer authorized either. Most people would rather pretend it somehow is than admit they're living under despotism.

Fucking spot-on, man.

Comment Let's just be honest (Score 1) 183

While I happen to agree with Apple's position in this case, I think it's important to be intellectually honest here.

When pressed about how Apple could potentially help fight terrorism by creating a tool to access locked devices, Olson explained that while Apple will help the government defeat terrorism in every way that it can, it can't be done by breaking the Constitution.

Let's not pretend that Tim Cook, or virtually any executive at Apple, gives a shit about the US Constitution.

It's just really annoying when I see these shysters get indignant and hide behind the same Constitution that they continuously mock and use as a punchline.

Comment If it were that easy (Score 2) 440

If economic problems could be solved by such simplistic policies, it would have been done thousands of years ago and we wouldn't be discussing it.

Virtually no one takes pleasure in the suffering of others caused by economic circumstances, and likewise we fight for our own economic stability. When I think about the benefits of getting rich (which I am not), it's not about the stuff I can buy. It's the peace of mind that comes with having more control over my own circumstances, knowing that I'm not one unfortunate event away from ruin.

Yes, there are some who gain their standing by exploiting others, but I can't buy into the narrative that people who have money are generally greedy and don't want anyone else to have it. And since I have a basic understanding of economics, I know for certain that a universally guaranteed income solves nothing and is just a feel-good pipe dream

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