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Comment The end is near... (Score 1, Insightful) 48

I finally looked up a youtube vid to find out what all the fuss was about and I must say, the human race is definitely getting dumber. I was amazed that so many would waste so much time with Farmville and Dirty Birds, but idiots have DIED over this stupid shit...?!?! Whole world is going to hell in a handbasket and the bottom 50% of the gene pool would rather chase a pikachu than educate themselves on what can be done to head off global tyranny/the apocalypse/etc.

Humans don't just deserve great tribulation, we need it. And get yer orb-chucking asses off my lawn...

Comment Great timing...? (Score 2) 170

i just put Debian Jessie on an older laptop to fart around with some LinuxCNC after several years of using *buntu near exclusively. I like it, there's something reassuring in having a definite root user account again. Xfce is crisp on this old celeron with 500MB memory...
I'm old-school and was getting into computers before Microsoft was much of anything. They have epitomized all that is wrong with corporate power from the beginning. I don't trust them. I don't want anything to do with them. I don't want to be tied to anything that's tied to them at all, if at all possible.

"The love of money is the root of all evil." When you see evil in something, it is wise to separate yourself from it...

Comment Re:Well past time... (Score 2) 117

The trick is not to fall into either/or traps. There should be availability for both state and private options in all feasible infrastructure services. Maintaining a fair balance of those interests seems to be a task far beyond the will or capabilities of the vast majority of our current representatives, I recommend we remove them and see if a bunch of fresh minds can't handle the job better.

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