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Comment My Note 2 runs on a replaceable battery... (Score 0) 85

... and I am not inclined to replace it by any device without a replaceable battery.

And by the way, of course the replacement batteries I bought are from 3rd-party manufacturers, of which there are very good ones, reliable and not quite as explosive as Samsung originals, yet still less expensive.

Comment Illusion of secure encryption on an insecure OS (Score 4, Insightful) 73

Veracrypt may provide decent cryptographic functionality, but given that its main audience is Windows and Mac users, the two huge security holes they cannot fix are called "MicroSoft" and "Apple". You can make Veracrypt as secure and error-free as you want, as long as it has to expose the decrypted data to some commercial, closed-source operating system that phones home like crazy to provide its manufacturer with valuable data, there is no actual security. Not to mention the backdoors builtin for certain 3-letter-agencies.

Comment Wasn't it the purpose of weddings to publish? (Score 1) 552

I mean: If you don't want people to tell others about your festivity, why bother the efforts and expenses to celebrate a wedding in the first place? Just close the contract before either secular or religious authorities, go to bed early and enjoy your newly church-sanctioned conjugal intercourse.

Comment Re:So, what's Soylent really about? (Score 1) 207

When having a meal/eating is not such a joyful part of your life that you would never want to substitute it with drinking some artificial paste, you are either suffering from a terrible disease, or you should definitely change what/when/how you eat.

Substituting real food with Soylent is like substituting sex with semen extraction under narcosis.

And "working more for more money" is certainly not a good reason to keep yourself away from the most basic pleasures in life - unless your only alternative to that particular work would mean dying from starvation, which I don't believe is your only alternative.

Comment I bet Putin welcomes any US-cyber-aggression - (Score 4, Insightful) 396

if only to more easily convince his people to use domestic IT products rather than the US-made stuff (which contains backdoors for at least the US government agencies and backdoors for some far-east agencies which were added by the manufacturers who actually produced the hardware).

Comment Why is prostitution outlawed in the US, anyway? (Score 1) 98

There are plenty of more dangerous, more arduous, more humiliating jobs out there - even ones that require touching the bodies and excretions of other people. And most of them are paid much lower than prostitution. I for one am happy that where I live, prostitution is a legal job, involving taxation and social security insurance like every other job.

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