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Comment Re:Reasonable solution (Score 2) 99

All of you arguing with SultanCemil are pretty much idiots who don't understand what he is trying to say and definitely don't understand American culture. What he is trying to say is that like it or not the government IS going to do something about not being able to decrypt phones used in criminal acts. All it takes is one major event whether it's a mass shooting or a terrorist attack that "might have been prevented if we only were able to get into so and so's phone" and the population at large will support the one of many bills that I'm sure are being drafted right now. I don't agree with it, I'm sure most of you on this site don't agree with it and understand it won't solve anything. BUT the US Government is power hungry and WILL find a way to force this issue sometime in the future. We can pretend it won't happen because of our nerdy righteous indignation, but it won't. We will have to come up with some sort of compromise or before you know it all encryption will be made illegal and all us nerds will get sent straight to the pen. And believe me most of us will not like it there.

Comment Equal rights, no more no less (Score 1) 625

There is too many people here justifying discriminating against overweight people as well as too many people justifying being overweight.

Why can't we just hire people based on their skill sets, instead of our biases?

I suppose I have a live and let live attitude about people that just isn't popular anymore, even on a site billed as "for nerds".

Weren't enough nerds like us tormented in our youth for the way we looked? I swore I would never torment people that way, and it saddens me that the "nerd culture" has become some close minded self righteous group of people.

//rant ended

Comment Misconceptions (Score 1) 158

There seem to be a lot of misconceptions on here about the Aeroscraft. I've been following the development of this for around a year now and can tell you that many people on here would be quite surprised if they would just take 2 minutes to Google the damn thing. This thing will honestly change the way freight will he transported in the future. The size is amazing, if the tests go through there will be an Aeroscraft with a 250 ton capacity with full hover and VTOL capability. It really is not the same zeppelin from years past.

Comment Re: Is this so bad? (Score 2) 284

My ISP once swore up and down that I had illegally downloaded Final Destination 4. I used to think all of this whining about people getting in trouble for downloading movies and music was total BS. My mind was changed once I had been falsely accused as no amount of discussion would get any consideration from my ISP.

Comment Re:Citations? They need to be sued heavily (Score 2) 507

Personally I believe that red light timings should be more about personal safety than revenue. I'm just saying that I can't imagine a legal argument for federal regulation which the OP suggests.

Also, on your second to last statement (racial assumptions aside): do you really believe that criminals will stop being criminals if we only just accept them? Isn't socially deviant behavior the reason why criminals get pushed out of society?

Comment Re:Citations? They need to be sued heavily (Score 1) 507

If everybody followed the current traffic laws, such as the legal set distance between cars and stopping as soon as the light turns yellow, then there wouldn't be the safety concerns. Therefore, the problem arises from people who are technically breaking the law. How could the federal government interfere with a state's rights concerning the health and safety of people during criminal acts?

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