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Comment Re:Couldn't happen in the US (Score 1) 299

If only the USA paid attention to the Constitution... Currently you have no rights to unreasonable search at a border, or within 200miles of one... (dont see that limitation mentioned in the constitution)... The NSA and CIA actively spy on US Citizens, as well as the DEA apparently... Police and Federal agencies using things such as Stingrays without a warrant... Trump is pissing all over the first amendment, along with things which forbid profiting from his connections as President... and that's just the tip

Comment Re:False premise (Score 1) 501

PC sales are slowing, and this is why everyone runs around saying 'THE PC IS DYING OMG'

When in fact, Intel's cpu's arent getting much faster... [H]ardOCP recently tested a Kaby Lake 7700K vs Sandy Bridge 2600K and the 7700K was only about 20% faster in a couple of tests... If you have a non current generation computer, you can put a fast SSD in it (if you dont have one already) and a faster GPU and you're fine for 99% of things (though with Sandy Bridge you miss out on things like M.2, PCIe 3.0 etc

More people I know have been building a PC rather than buying an HP or something prebuilt as well

Comment Hi from New Zealand (Score 3, Interesting) 242

After the 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch, NZ, 22 February 2011, we can tell you that what you thought was safe, isnt... We had buildings that should have survived the quake, but didnt...

And then we had a 7.8 in Kaikoura, on November 25 2016...I wouldn't want to be within a mile of this building in an earthquake

Comment Re:Maybe, maybe not. Survey numbers are often "fuz (Score 1) 395

"Do you think that putting suspicious elements under surveillance to combat terrorism is acceptable?"

Asked like that, I'm ok with it. Suspicious people should be watched. The problem comes when you are watching people for political purposes, or for "love" purposes. There need to be safeguards against abuse (for example, warrants). Because we've already seen abuses like that.

The sheer amount of people on the NO FLY list, and the battle that some take just to clear there name (few and far between), show you how messed the system is... you are possibly on a list, just for commenting on this thread :p

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