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Comment Re:Every word is undermined.. (Score 1) 367

I would say that encryption of police radio communications has also contributed. It has contributed to the secrecy of local enforcement operations rather than being something the community can get behind. There were many hobbyists who enjoyed tracking law enforcement and enjoyed following it. You knew the officers names and had familiarity. Now the whole thing is secret and has contributed to a mistrust of enforcement.

Comment Re:Computing plateau (Score 1) 75

I'm on year 7 with my Dell Vostro 1520 currently running xubuntu 14.04. Does most of what I need, even plays Minecraft 1.10.2 relatively well. I never thought this laptop would last so long, I remember thinking it felt a little flimsy when I got it. But it has stood the test of time and will probably continue for a few more years.

Comment Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 165

There are scams around bitcoin just as there are around regular money.

Make $10k a week sitting on your couch, only $299 for the complete package. Is that a problem with regular money? It is well known now that small time folks can't make money mining, yet the whole thing is a scam because some people continue to dump money on mining equipment. Where there is money to be made you will always find suckers throwing it away, that does not mean the money itself is a scam.

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