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Comment Re:More power to her. (Score 1) 415

Let's see how you feel about this when you look out your window one day and see a drone hovering there, looking right back at you with it's camera. Or maybe it's looking at your young daughter in your backyard. Yeah sure thing buddy we'll see how liberal you feel about hobby drones when some creep is spying on you and your family going fap fap fap.

Comment More power to her. (Score 1) 415

Someone has to take a stand against these rude people with their privacy-invading toys. I look forward to more property owners protecting their right to privacy on the property they own. The more it happens, the more controversy it'll stir up, and the sooner there will be legislation protecting people's privacy from this airborne menace.

Comment Re:So...you're not voting. Gotcha. (Score -1) 560

So 'Brannon', how far did you get in school before you dropped out/flunked out/was expelled? 4th Grade? 5th Grade?

Apparently you don't understand that you have to read EVERY SINGLE WORD to get the meaning of what someone is saying. Here, let me help you:
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.

Comment I use something regularly; am *I* a criminal? (Score 0, Flamebait) 560

I regularly use something to overwrite/erase files, and overwrite/erase free space on hard drives of machines I use; does that automatically make ME a criminal?

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT voting for Clinton.. I am also NOT voting for Trump.. but I AM VOTING. WHO I am voting for is nobody's damn business, so DON'T EVEN GO THERE, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SUBJECT.

Now, then.. just because she used BleachBit doesn't mean she is or is NOT a criminal or committed a criminal act. If I were running an email server for my personal use I'd probably overwrite/delete on it occasionally, too.

Comment Re:Yes, because optical is READ ONLY. (Score 1) 380

No good. That's still something done in software (firmware, really). I want something that literally disconnects and pulls high the #WRITE signal to the flash memory via a hardwired physical switch. No possibility then of anything in the OS or any other software circumventing it. Think the write-protect tab on a floppy disk.

Comment Re:'Citizen fuelled' != 'saving energy' (Score 1) 155

That's called 'price gouging' and no one would stand still for it. Electric service isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. In many places if you don't have electric service your property is declared 'condemned' and you'll be required to either get electric service or have your house demolished.

Comment 'Citizen fuelled' != 'saving energy' (Score 2) 155

Doublespeak! Saying 'this power plant is citizen-fuelled' when all they're doing is forcing people to turn off their heat or air conditioning, is like a advertisement for something 'on sale' saying you're 'saving money': you're not 'saving' anything, you're 'spending less', which is still 'spending money'! It's not a 'citizen fuelled power plant' because 'citizens' are not 'fuelling' anything, they are just being forced to use less of what is already generated. Want to have a 'citizen fuelled power plant'? Put them on treadmills connected to generators in 8 hour shifts. Oh and by the way it'll cost more to feed them than you'll charge per kilowatt hour generated.

Comment (At least) Two mistakes made: (Score 2, Insightful) 318

1) Expecting young humans to be rational
2) Expecting humans of any age to be rational about one of the most powerful hardwired instincts: reproduction.

Girls that are going to give in to their hormone-driven instincts are going to do so no matter what you do, unless you physically or medically restrain them somehow. Giving girls in that category babydolls like they did just 'trains' them to take care of the infants they'll eventually have too soon anyway, it doesn't deter them; more likely it just softens the impact of the reality of having a child to take care of.

Comment Yes, because optical is READ ONLY. (Score 4, Insightful) 380

Unless someone starts producing USB flash drives that have a hardware write protect switch that can't be countermanded by software, there is, in my opinion, still a need for optical media. Otherwise there is no way to truly protect your data from being altered or deleted by bad actors. The polar opposite woudl be cloud storage, which is about as 'volatile' as you can get; companies offering cloud storage could suddenly go out of business and screw you out of your data, or if they're being bad actors, futz with your data or delete it. There has been more than one news story over the years of people's digital purchases either being altered or deleted, even though they were stored on their local machines, because of either conscious decision or error on the part of the IP owners and their DRM. Recently there was even a case of a songwriter/musicians' own personal works being deleted by iTunes, even though iTunes/Apple had absolutely NO rights whatsoever to the content that was deleted! Nope, there is still a need for some sort of write-once-read-many storage medium, or something that can be made read-only on demand in a way that can't be overridden. Even removable semiconductor or rotating storage is still read/write, and for all you know the next time you plug it in, something will get deleted by some DRM action or malware.

Comment Re:little to do with pokeman go (Score 2) 152

Oh, no no NO.

This has little to do with operating motor vehicles, so don't redirect it there.
It also has little to do with Pokemon Go, either.
What this has to do with is humans being stupid and irresponsible in general. Pokemon Go, like so many things that humans are stupid about, is just the enabler in this case.

Alcohol. Recreational drugs. Food. Firearms. Political leadership. Hobby drones. Sex.Pokemon Go.

That's just a (very!) partial list of things that humans are stupid about, but it's not the fault of the things, they're just enablers.
Does that mean that Poklemon Go shouldn't be reined in? No, it should, but only because humans being stupid about it ruin it for everyone else.

Comment Re:Pierson's Puppeteers (Score 1) 688

Why the hell should anyone care about abstract "people"? Most of Humanity isn't wired that way, we care about those we know, not about the distant future and people we don't know.

There, fixed that for BOTH of you.

Human technologies have evolved orders of magnitude faster than the human brain has. Most people are still cavemen inside their skulls, cavemen with ICEs and smartphones and handguns and bombs, and they act like it, too. Most people don't really care about the abstract 'someone' on the abstract 'other side of the planet', and in fact this little ball of mud we're living on is also too large for their caveman brains to really comprehend. So is the concept of '100 years from now'. Most people don't really think much past a few months in the future, except in the most abstract sort of way, and don't really think too hard about people outside their own social circle. You tell them 'you need to sell your car and take public transit, ride a bike, or walk, to help stop air pollution and global warming', and they look at you like you're nuts and are trying to ruin their lives. You tell them to conserve resources, and they might for a while, if you're lucky -- then they're back to their old habits. And so on. And this is just 1st World Countries I'm talking about. You go somewhere like China or India or African nations and they'll laugh at you, if they don't attack you. IF we survive the next, say, 1000 years, our brains and 'civilization' (using the term loosely here) might catch up with each other and with technology, and we MIGHT save ourselves. But as things sit right now? Forget about it. We can't even stop fighting amongst ourselves for the stupidest reasons imaginable, let alone cooperate on not wrecking the entire planet. Worse, there are superstitious types who think some Invisible Sky God created it all, and will come down to whisk the Faithful away to some paradise, so who cares what happens to the Earth? Then there's the ones that seem to think that the Invisible Sky God is angry because some people aren't living according to some old book, and is making all this happen to us (which of course is more bullshit), and as soon as the Unbelievers and Infidels are all dead, it'll go back to being nice again. Or whatever. If we, as a species, manage to survive the next 100 years, it'll be a miracle.

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