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Comment Re:Why do we even have congress? (Score 2, Insightful) 131

If anything, you should vote for Trump because he's too stupid

Yes he's become a billionaire and stayed one for 40 years because he's "stupid." You fucking leftists need a new line. Calling everyone you disagree with stupid has worn itself out. You're just a tired fucking meme at this point.

Comment Re: Don't Talk Back! (Score 1) 90

Yes and no. I'd argue it's easier to make a desktop distro with Ubuntu as a base,

I dunno. The arch documentation is top notch. That distro is amazing as far as user education goes. Basing on Arch is possibly the smartest thing a distro can do from a documentation standpoint.

* very drunk so please excuse typos and grammar.

Comment Re:Don't Talk Back! (Score 4, Insightful) 90

Please be sure not to "talk back" while testing this beta operating system!

I thought Canonical stopped listening to user feedback years ago anyway.

They listen, the problem is just that they think they know better. If they really knew better though there wouldn't be so many fucking "spins" on the default distro. You don't see that shit with any other distro, Fedora has one or two, Arch has a couple but I don't think that's apples to apples since Arch is just a base for others to build on.

Pride and arrogance are killing Ubuntu. I have a lot of love for what Ubuntu stood for once upon a time. I just wish they would get back to that and start working with the community again.

Comment Re:What about the rest of us? (Score 1) 76

i think the federal government is experimenting on the public, they are trying to see just how awful and corrupt a politician can be before people quit voting at elections, Both Clinton and Trump are terrible and i wont bother to vote because they are just too awful

I don't blame you. Personally I'd vote Trump over Hillary any day. That said I really don't need to vote in my state as it's been a red state for over 40 years. I may be tossing my vote to a third party or just staying home. I'm usually a two or three issue guy. I can happily swing between parties depending on where they stand on my issues but lately, the parties seem to fuck you regardless of what they say at campaign time.

One solid thing about Trump though is he does what he says. I can deal with someone like that. Hillary is a wildcard, she'll stab you in the back first chance she gets. On the other hand, the Clinton years in the 90's were the best years of my life. But is Hillary going to be like Bill? Who knows.

Comment Re:What's next after Twitter? (Score 1) 193

We need a new poll. Now that Twitter is just about done, where should I go? I jumped on Twitter years ago as my news "firehouse". Over the years it's morphed - my feed that is - into a pretty narrow view of the world. Time to move on because this isn't healthy!

There's a new company in beta trying to replace twitter https://gab.ai/ haven't used it so far but they've committed themselves to free speech. That said, they are a Russian outfit so take it with a grain of salt.

Comment Building a huge-- and legal-- music collection. (Score 2) 382

I still need an optical drive because my latest obsession is buying used CDs for $0.25-2.00 and ripping them. I'm able to get all the albums I couldn't afford when I was a starving single person, and all the ones I missed during the '00s when my tastes were different.

I mostly still use WMP for this, because it has the one neat feature that allows it to start ripping as soon as a CD is inserted without even pressing a button. This allows you to save a minute or two if you have to rip a stack. I'm about to ditch it for Freerip, however, because WMP does occasionally fail to rip a track (which can be missed because the track listing disappears when the disc is ejected) and usually hangs on startup for no apparent reason until the system is rebooted. WMP is discontinued, so these issues will never be fixed.

Comment Re:Convenience for ALL (Score 0) 31

Yes, yes they have. But, never has it been easier. Modern "smart devices" are like having a KGB agent in every home, office, and bathroom.

Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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