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Comment Re:So says every SJW attacking Peter Thiel (Score 1) 427

... a candidate who'd just had it revealed he has serious problems with women (to put a politically correct spin on it), who is/was telling people he wouldn't accept the results of the election if he loses...

We have a little over 318 million people in this country. If one of them is upset over the election results I'm not going to get too upset over it. I fully expect Mr. Trump to make a spectacle after he loses the election, but it's going to be funny, Comedy gold, not something to be concerned about.

Comment Re:So what? (Score 1) 427

I don't know enough about the laws and regulations of the US to judge, but what facebook does seems close to subliminal marketing which the FCC revokes broadcast licences for.

Not sure where you got that idea. There are no rules or laws regarding sublimal messaging. At one point the FCC issued a policy statement saying the use of subliminal perception is contrary to the public interest. That's pretty far from what you are asserting.

Comment Re:And... NO CONTRAST (Score 1) 328

White (rgb #FFFFFF) means "I want the very brightest possible, like staring at the sun." It should be used very sparingly if at all, in my humble opinion. I have a new monitor which I'm not completely happy with as white backgrounds cause significant eye strain.

That being said, most of the websites I use have a stark white background so my opinion obviously doesn't count for much.

Comment Re:Wait about 2 weeks (Score 1) 491

you do realize that the "kiddy fiddler" thing was Trump saying he was looking forward to dating someone when they turned 20, right? Well after they're no longer a child?

This conversation took place between Donald Trump and a ten year old girl. Where I come "I'd like to fuck you but you're not old enough yet" is not appropriate conversation between a grown man and a preteen girl.

Comment Re: Has Wikileaks jumped the shark? (Score -1, Troll) 269

His statement was

I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women] - I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything ... Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.

That's him bragging about sexual assault and saying he gets away with it because he believes himself to be above the law. Nixon was impeached for thinking the same thing.

Given at various times Trump has made disparaging remarks about blacks, hispanics, muslims, immigrants, women, war veterans, reality show contestants, beauty pageant winners, and said he'd like to bang his own daughter who is going to vote for him? White male dumbfucks is the only demographic he hasn't yet insulted.

Even top level Republicans are saying they'd rather vote for Hillary Clinton. Anyone who thinks Donald Trump has a chance of being elected is entirely delusional.

Comment Re:Clearly Samsung's QA department..... (Score 1) 164

Manufacturers cannot predict every use for their product.

I think Samsung could reasonably expect people would put clothing in their washing machines. That's foreseeable, right? Now if people put hand grenades in there and then complained that their washing machines kept exploding, I'd blame the consumer. In this case I think Samsung has some culpability.

Comment Re:Pollution? (Score 5, Informative) 177

That is just called annoyance, not health risk. The brief few seconds outdoor smell exposure you are talking about is probably something unmeasurably small, like 0.00000000001% the exposure of actual smoking. Once you walk into the building, you probably are breathing a zillion times more contaminates from paints, perfumes, plastics, carpets, wood preservatives, cleaning products, etc., continuously for many hours, day after day.

It's just an annoyance to you, perhaps, but a life-threatening health issue to me and a subset of people with serious respiratory illnesses like athsma and COPD. My airways constrict when exposed to smoke. Paints, perfumes, plastics, etc. are just fine - I have no problem with them. Smoke for some reason is a trigger and people like me are the reason smokers are exiled to the great outdoors. You're welcome.

Comment Re:It's empty. (Score 1) 209

All that is needed is one number to unlock it, another to wipe it.

You don't need to wipe it. It's encrypted that's all you need to prevent unauthorized access. That's why LE is asking/demanding your password in the first place.

Do you have a "right to remain silent" in Canada? That would be the best course of action. Let your lawyer do all the talking for you.

Comment Re:I thought we wanted security (Score 5, Insightful) 61

The source code should be secret, which will help keep out hostile countries.

Obscurity is not security. I'm more comfortable looking at a disassembly than I am with source code. The disassembly doesn't lie.

I'm a white hat, for the record. It's my job to help people, not inconvenience or hurt them.

Comment Re:Auction of bitcoin? (Score 1) 67

All seized property is sold at auction.

Really? They sell drugs at auction? That's awesome! I could use a good deal on heroin. I don't have any use for kiddie porn, but it's interesting to hear they sell it at auction. Assault weapons, I'm on the fence. I don't have an immediate need for one, but if I can get a bargain at one of these auctions, it might come in handy some day...

Comment Re:Eh? (Score 1) 331

I rather enjoy the community aspect of going to the movies. The Rocky Horror Picture Show absolutely must be seen in a theater. The experience is highly dependent on the crowd. I was lucky and saw it at the midnight matinee at my college campus theater. It was a real eye-opener.

My girlfriend and I saw Do the Right Thing in a suburb of Boston and I swear we were the only white people in the theater. As the tension heated up on screen, I thought "we're not getting out of here alive." Of course, nothing happened. Nobody paid us any attention. But I learned something about myself that I wouldn't have watching it at home.

I saw this Pink Floyd concert movie in a local mall and there were maybe eight other people in the theater, all of them smoking pot. It was a very mellow afternoon.

I can't say I've ever had a bad experience in a theater. Of course, if you go see a G rated movie there's going to be kids running around going crazy. But what did you expect?

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