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Comment Re:$200 million a year for a public transit credit (Score 1) 46

90% of that money will be thrown at the GTA(Toronto) to try and shore up the Liberal party voting block. The GTA, counts towards nearly 1/3 of the population of Canada. Public transport isn't popular in Canada, you really aren't getting anywhere without a car here...unless you live in a major city. For me, the next major city with a population of over 200k is over an hour away. I live in the most population heavy part of Canada(southwestern ontario).

Comment Re:For the Republican readers (Score 1) 342

Prove it!

THe FBI found no proof. Again the conservative media at Fox and Bannon who incidently works at the whiteshouse may make stuff up but no wiretap order was ever place.

Also the CIA and FBI DO have a right to investigate espionage by a foreign power like Russia. A judge ordered the wiretapping of some of his staff who worked for Putin and Putin aligned interests in Ukraine. Trump and his towers were not bugged.

If this were Hillary you all would be screaming impeachment and would be wanting to start an armed rebellion. It makes you look crazy to say otherwise

Comment Re:For the Republican readers (Score 1) 342

All the GOP where I live in Texas supported Trump to make God happy. Simple.

This sounds absurd to slashdotters but I AM DEAD serious. God is pro corporation because the pastor said so. Liberals are evil horrible people out to take their church and guns away to literally the majority of people where I am at in rural areas.

It was religion as why would anyone vote Republican? It is because of gay rights and abortition and teaching the book of Genesis in the classroom. That is the most important and only issues these voters care about.

Majority voted for CLinton as a reminder. The rural southern states voted for Trump because their pastor said so. Plain and simple.

Comment Re:For the Republican readers (Score 4, Interesting) 342

If you lean libertarian, then be libertarian. Switching to Democrat is essentially the polar opposite of libertarian. It makes no sense.

Libertarians believe in liberal human rights, less wars, seperation of church and state, and less government colluding with big business. Democrats stand for these too.

Now economically one can argue they agree with Republicans. True. But look at the GOP today? They believe in big government to create monopolies, fight wars for oil companies, restrict trans/gay/womens rights, want creationism taught in the classroom and have altered books in the state of Texas already, etc. Being for limited government only applies to big companies in the GOP.

The election of Trump showed me ideology and religion matter more than facts or competency. I can't stand by supporting someone who has 7% of the vote and doesn't know where Syria is on a map when I can change an existing party instead.

Comment Re:For the Republican readers (Score 1) 342

Who should we support then? Obama/Hillary style progressives? They're the other half of the problem. We had 8 years of clinton 1.0, 8 years of bush 2.0, 8 years of bush 2.1 retread edition (now with more urban hip and basketball!) with obama.. This last choice was between an incompetent sellout and Clinton 2.0.

Switching from republican to democrat or vice versa is pointless..

Do you watch the news? Go to now (I have not but I guess it will be a facepalm moment with Trump making a wild accusation) and tell me Trump is qualified? No really? Is he qualified?

I am really scared to think of what will happen if we have a crises? Will he cry and insult the leaders wife? I am dead serious on that one too. He is not competent to be president and the religious right and rural folks voted him in based on gut instincts and religion. Scary as hell.

I would take far right Mitt Romney. Sure I do not agree he would have my best interests at heart. But can he not cry at the media and blame others and handle an international crises? YOU bet! He is smart and competent. Bush is amazingly intelligent and cool compared to this bozo.

Look at the issues here and see who is voting for what? THe only thing I see is I love the free market and hate excess government spending but that is the last generation pre Reagan Republican Party. They are dead now as RINOs and we have ideology Gods in place and they do this so they can take money from cable companies to ,make laws agaisn't us.

I think Clinton is A WORLD of a difference between her and Trump. China would be in a much better relationship with us after Trump made his mistakes and we would get a pro choice supreme court justice and no Russia affairs and weird signals we send to around the world weakening the credibility of the White House and American interests. Not a saint but shoot I would take her right now.

Comment For the Republican readers (Score 4, Informative) 342

That is what you get for voting for these politicians. But hey enjoy those tax cuts that you probably didn't get if you are not a millionaire.

To me I can not see how any smart technical person can vote for any Republican. As it stands today the GOP votes:
1. For mega corporations and monopolies from tech companies who are anti opensource
2. Believe climate change doesn't exist and is an invention of these elite socialists
3. Support Trump and his competency as shown on any news site
4. Hate highspeed internet and do not believe in infrastructure improvements
5. Believe more H1B1 visa immigrants are needed
6. Believe the bible should be taught in biology classes (it is in Texas!!)
7. Believe science should not be funded as it is only opinion oriented and not based on facts like you get from Church or Foxnews
8. Want more mega monopolies that limit internet and support throttling
9. Support snooping by corporations
10. Believe in unlimited funding by companies to elected officials to vote against your own self interests
11. Believes in old school coal and oil and does not want alternative sources of energy

Yes this post is going to anger MANY. But it HAS to be said. I lean libertarian myself but I am registering as a democrat as I feel as I.T. and science professionals who go to this site that the Republican Party is the biggest danger we face. Even more dangerous than Microsoft was back in the day.

Anyone with an IQ over 100 who is not a millionaire and works in the I.T. field needs to stop supporting these guys.

Submission + - Wikileaks Releases "NightSkies 1.2": Proof CIA Bugs "Factory Fresh" iPhones (

anonieuweling writes: Meet the CIA's "NightSkies 1.2" project, a "beacon/loader/implant tool" for the Apple iPhone "expressly designed to be physically installed onto factory fresh iPhones. i.e the CIA has been infecting the iPhone supply chain of its targets since at least 2008."
So yes, Is the deep state of the USA evil?

Comment Re: Contempt of the court... (Score 1) 516

You're actually spot on. It was more of a case of over a decade of Harper in power, and people were wanting a change. He did some shit things, did some good things too. Hell he did more as leader of a minority parliament then the liberals have done with the majority they now have. The real problem is people are seeing the Liberals doing now, what they did back in the 90's and caused their asses to be thrown out for in the first place. Hell Trudeau Jr, is the first PM to be officially investigated for ethics violations while holding the active role.

Comment Hubris! (Score 1) 210

One of my very most favorite old-timey sins! Hubris.

"The DRM is supposed to thwart copyright infringement by stopping people from ripping video and other content from encrypted high-quality streams."

Sounds an awful lot like "The Titanic is Unsinkable" doesn't it?

Comment Re:In Other Words (Score 1) 402

maybe something more mundane like the speed of light being the cosmic speed limit is actually a bug,

I'd also consider this a design choice. If the simulation runs on a distributed, parallel system, limiting the rate at which an event in one part of the cluster affect parts of simulation running in other parts of the system simplifies communication ... and probably debugging, too.

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