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Comment Re:Or just go back to the way things were before (Score 1) 5

This is personal to me. A friend I knew in high school, went into the service with, and kept in touch with couldn't afford insurance and caught appendicitis. It ruined his credit and nearly his family. In 1992 when he had a heart attack, he just laid down and died rather than calling 911.

That's what happens in the US when you work full time and can't afford insurance.

Comment Re:Bow to your Amazon overlords. (Score 1) 186


Want to revise your statement? Brown got the budget balance, but only after seeing pretty large bumps in taxes, not cutting spending, now that is slipping away from him.

Reagan Democrat. I'll give you that. Leave people alone is my motto. Socially liberal, economically conservative is close enough.

Hillary is neither of those things. Socially she was lurched back and forth between homosexuals are deviates and blacks are animals to the we must accept and care from both (politician=liar/bullshit artist.)

Putin does need to be checked, but another 4-8 years of Bush/Obama. (Hillary is closer to Bush than Obama) No thanks. If we get into another war, they need to be public, declared, and most importantly violent and brief. We don't need another 4-8 years of Obama/Bush incompetence.

Comment Re:Bow to your Amazon overlords. (Score 1) 186

You live in California and voted for Hillary and voted for Jerry Brown and claim to be a conservative........................best troll ever.

Seriously I don't think there is a medical condition that could reach those levels of mental defect, though the Liberal world has been applying all their resources in attempt to discover it.

Comment Same thing different decade. (Score 4, Interesting) 487

Huh? This is no difference a decade or two ago with most people with PCs using them with services like AOL. They didn't us the "open" hardware or software, they just used what ever locked down crap peddled to them by the gatekeepers. Same goes for 99% of Apple users.

The only difference now is they use a smartphone or a laptop rather than a desktop.

The difference now is you can buy a computer for a few hundred dollars, even less if you just need hardware connected to the internet, along with a firehose of an internet connection, and can pretty much do what ever you want. That is as open as it gets.

The real heart of the matter is that most people could give a flip less about coding up their own solutions, any more than they are willing to change the oil on their car. They never will. The minority that is willing to do that will be the ones selling them solutions.

Comment Re:Bow to your Amazon overlords. (Score 1) 186

I think I will stick with my first comment. You as an IT guy voted for Hillary. Knowing what you know and knowing what the Democrats did, we are not talking about the immoral or illegal or just plain ruthless things they did, but the simple fact that she ran her email the way she did, and how half her staff easily got phished, and you still thought it a great idea to vote for her.......

Wow.....you must....wow just wow. I weep for what ever company you provide IT support for. Do you work for the DNC?

Comment Bow to your Amazon overlords. (Score 5, Insightful) 186

Cool, but Amazon is simply cannibalizing the retail sector. That 100,000 jobs probably represents 1/3 (or more) of the total retail sector jobs that will be lost as Amazon pushes out less efficient players in the market. I'm all for it, I love Amazon, but let's not fool ourselves into thinking this is something that is going to be happy for the "fight for $15" crowd in the country. (They will be unemployed).

Comment Re:Simple question (Score 1, Insightful) 101

You are insinuating that space money would be best spent on "important" things like social programs (NASA budget $17 Billion, US federal social spending $2,300 Billion), you would be wrong.

Besides socialism only works if we have unlimited resources. There are unlimited resources, but they are in space. All we have to do is go get them.

On a plus side for those people who would "benefit" people who are productive members of society, that have a work ethic, intelligence, and curiosity, will finally have way to ditch all you socialist leaches once and for all. They will leave you behind to starve.

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Journal Journal: Sixteen: The Final Chapter 2

It's that time of year again. The time of year when everyone and their dog waxes nostalgic about all the shit nobody cares about from the year past, and stupidly predicts the next year in the grim knowledge that when the next New Year comes along nobody will remember
that the dumbass predicted a bunch of foolish shit that turned out to be complete and utter balderdash. I might as well, too. Just like I did last year (yes, a lot of this was pasted from last year's final chapter).

Comment Re: No. (Score 1) 449

My only fear: letting people get controlled by the advertisers and the government, each of whom are power hungry and relentless.

That's the real problem. Today, a computer user with any sophistication spends a great deal of time fighting their device and operating system to make it be the owner's servant rather than a spy and advertising delivery device. Rather than coding apps for my phone, I spent a lot of time this week finding hacks to fake location services for an intrusive app I wanted to use. (Just fake GPS doesn't do it anymore when apps use Google Play services and check your location via networks. The answer, BTW, turned out to be an Xposed module.)

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