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Comment Re: and why no one cares (Score 2) 276

INTC stock is ripe for shorting. At 52wk highs.

-No competition since 2006, only keeping AMD around for anti monopoly purposes. No where to go but down.
-Pact with MS to force N.S.A./Microsoft spyware on everyone
-Loss of tick-tock, Paul Otellini and any direction of the company
-Into fashion and other bizarre ventures
-New generations of processors are not much faster than previous. Seemingly little effort put into making it fast.

Predict a slow decline

Comment Re: NSA is part of "big government" after all (Score 1) 179


"Hot line to the NSA

It's gotten to the point where no vendor hip to the NSA's power will even start building products without checking in with Fort Meade first. This includes even that supposed ruler of the software universe, Microsoft Corp. "It's inevitable that you design products with specific [encryption] algorithms and key lengths in mind," said Ira Rubenstein, Microsoft attorney and a top lieutenant to Bill Gates. By his own account, Rubenstein acts as a "filter" between the NSA and Microsoft's design teams in Redmond, Wash. "Any time that you're developing a new product, you will be working closely with the NSA," he noted. "


Comment Re:It's because 90% of security warnings are rubbi (Score 2) 125

The 85% of cars would be driving faster, but since you can't literally drive through the car in front of you, you can only go as fast as the car in front of you.

The only way to correctly figure the 85th percentile would be to only measure car's speed that had no car around being impeded by another car. Counting two cars at the same mph (as the rubber counter does) is bad data as clearly the person following behind would be driving faster as they caught up to the person.

Comment Re:I wish they could do that for news... (Score -1, Troll) 330

Media votes 89% Democrat, per poll data. Trump makes a joke, media says he attacked someone. Hillary kills people and media pretends it didn't happen.

Hillary literally got rich by kicking old people out of their homes via predatory lending in Whitewater. Then the guy who knew all the details, Vince Foster, ends up dead. But all we hear about is Trump jousting with a baby.

Comment Re:So in other words... (Score 2) 312

So wrong. You've rewritten the Constitution in your head to mean the opposite of its intended meaning by the founders.

"With respect to the two words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators."

"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the general welfare, the government is no longer a limited one possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one subject to particular exceptions."

"Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated."

Madison again. Full text: http://www.constitution.org/jm...
"To the House of Representatives of the United States:

Having considered the bill this day presented to me entitled "An act to set apart and pledge certain funds for internal improvements," and which sets apart and pledges funds "for constructing roads and canals, and improving the navigation of water courses, in order to facilitate, promote, and give security to internal commerce among the several States, and to render more easy and less expensive the means and provisions for the common defense," I am constrained by the insuperable difficulty I feel in reconciling the bill with the Constitution of the United States to return it with that objection to the House of Representatives, in which it originated.

The legislative powers vested in Congress are specified and enumerated in the eighth section of the first article of the Constitution, and it does not appear that the power proposed to be exercised by the bill is among the enumerated powers, or that it falls by any just interpretation with the power to make laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution those or other powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States.

"The power to regulate commerce among the several States" can not include a power to construct roads and canals, and to improve the navigation of water courses in order to facilitate, promote, and secure such commerce without a latitude of construction departing from the ordinary import of the terms strengthened by the known inconveniences which doubtless led to the grant of this remedial power to Congress.

To refer the power in question to the clause "to provide for common defense and general welfare" would be contrary to the established and consistent rules of interpretation, as rendering the special and careful enumeration of powers which follow the clause nugatory and improper. Such a view of the Constitution would have the effect of giving to Congress a general power of legislation instead of the defined and limited one hitherto understood to belong to them, the terms "common defense and general welfare" embracing every object and act within the purview of a legislative trust. It would have the effect of subjecting both the Constitution and laws of the several States in all cases not specifically exempted to be superseded by laws of Congress, it being expressly declared "that the Constitution of the United States and laws made in pursuance thereof shall be the supreme law of the land, and the judges of every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding." Such a view of the Constitution, finally, would have the effect of excluding the judicial authority of the United States from its participation in guarding the boundary between the legislative powers of the General and the State Governments, inasmuch as questions relating to the general welfare, being questions of policy and expediency, are unsusceptible of judicial cognizance and decision."

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