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Comment Still proudly running XP and Firefox! (Score 4, Insightful) 210

One of my desktops is a Phenom triple-core I built in 2009. It's kinda underpowered for newer Windows versions so I still have XP (service pack 3) running on it.

It runs like a champ by the way, still quite snappy. I used to run Google Chrome on it, but some time last year it started spamming me with "Upgrade your windows, Chrome no longer blah blah" message so I uninstalled Chrome and put Firefox on it. Runs great, happy with the setup.

Comment So lemme get this straight, Barack (Score 1) 531

You want to preserve democratic freedoms by censoring fake news? Wouldn't that be like... taking away the most important democratic freedom of them all, free speech?

Because sooner or later, the entity tasked with determining what's fake and what's not could fall into people currently not on your side.

Solution to fake news is to have people ignore obviously stupid shit. The more intelligent ones already do so. If stupid people wanna keep reading stupid shit, well then by golly that's the god-given right.

Comment Re:Understandable, but foolish (Score 1) 386

So odds are you just wake up a social pariah, with no skills, in an alien social order with no friends and family.

Are you talking about you, or the girl? The girl obviously wants to live, even with complete strangers of the future. If you don't want to live in the future, be my guest. But don't assume everyone thinks the same as you.

I mean, I think the whole thing is stupid, but only because I know it will never work (resurrecting a dead frozen body in which every cell had burst etc). But if some magical tech came out that guaranteed cryo freeze survival, I might actually volunteer myself to be frozen just so I can live in the future and finally see flying cars.

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