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Comment Re: Comment Deleted (Score 1) 91

It's not elitist to choose what you want to see and what you don't. Can't be arsed to log in or take credit for what you say, then why should I be arsed to read it? That is the exact opposite of elitist, since ANYONE can have an account, so quit trying to reframe the question to something totally bogus.

Are all AC comments worthless? Maybe not - but there's too much NOISE and not enough SIGNAL. The option to hide AC comments would be a huge improvement just in eliminating troll scripts.

Comment Re:Most advertising is geared towards idiots (Score 1) 7

Don't forget to fry the bread in bacon grease too - or the hamburger bun in hamburger grease. Cholesterol doesn't magically pass directly from the stomach contents into the bloodstream. I had 2 fried eggs for breakfast 6 days a week for a couple of decades, and my cholesterol was (and is) just fine.

Comment Re:How would anyone be able to tell? (Score 1) 188

I've made homemade bread with only a small quantity of salt - still tastes great fresh out of the oven. Smells awesome too. Now if you want to make something with a longer shelf life, throw in more salt. But lets face it - homemade bread don't need shelf life because it's all gone the same day,

Comment Re: Waste of effort (Score 1) 84

The last big thing was iMac. 3D would have been big in the '60's. Now it's just too late to excite people

we saw from the failure of 3d to be a real selling point for TVs (3d or a larger screen for the same price - bigger wins)..

if you want a better more immersive experience, spend the money on better audio.

Comment Re:TFA is not terribly clear... (Score 1) 203

"But I'm not ignoring it, I'm enforcing it. I do not have to assist them in their search."

I think you are confusing "unreasonable search and seizure" with "any search and seizure". Swiping a finger is non-intrusive. Swabbing a cheek is non-intrusive. Maryland V King is a fairly recent example.

Comment Re:TFA is not terribly clear... (Score 2) 203

"Exactly. I am very disappointed that people think it's okay to compel anyone to assist in any way one's own prosecution,"

I knew the wording of this would toss up responses like yours.

This is no different than an order to produce blood/cheek swab or even passwords. The accused have the right to remain silent -- they do not have the right to ignore lawful search warrants. If you really want to keep information that the law cannot touch then either memorize it or have a trusted spouse memorize it.

Comment Re:the real question: legal basis of secrecy (Score 1) 172

So, while customers don't necessarily "have a constitutional right to know if the government has searched or seized their property", the government certainly has no constitutional right to prohibit companies from telling customers anything they want.

If you grant that the government has a legitimate national security interest in keeping the inquiries quiet, the courts will rule that the Necessary and Proper Clause authorizes the gag orders.

Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 2) 742

The man was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he bought some buildings and his overall investments were no better than if he had randomly bought and sold them. He didn't beat the market in some way that isn't obvious due to "timing".

Worse, actually. If he'd put the money into an S&P 500 index fund he'd be much wealthier today.

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