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Comment Re: In other news (Score 1) 167

Apprently (I haven't read the source code), the authors agree with you:

The name "git" was given by Linus Torvalds when he wrote the very
first version. He described the tool as "the stupid content tracker"
and the name as (depending on your way):

  - random three-letter combination that is pronounceable, and not
      actually used by any common UNIX command. The fact that it is a
      mispronunciation of "get" may or may not be relevant.
  - stupid. contemptible and despicable. simple. Take your pick from the
      dictionary of slang.
  - "global information tracker": you're in a good mood, and it actually
      works for you. Angels sing, and a light suddenly fills the room.
- "g*dd*mn idiotic truckload of sh*t": when it breaks

Comment Re:Good news! (Score 1) 195

Same, very libertarian-leaning (I recognize the need for SOME services, so I guess I'm not exactly a "pure libertarian"). It's so weird b/c there are a LOT of things I disagree with Trump on, but whoa, don't let me disagree with certain liberals on things or I'm automatically a trump-tard, or Uncle Tom, or whatever other insult-of-the-day there is to be thrown at me.

Comment Re:Not entirely sure (Score 1) 125

It's hard to say without coming across all conspiracy nut, though.

Because people have been trained to think that anything less than total and absolute trust of those in power and any thinking outside the box is stuffs of tin-foil-hat-wearers -- and even when concrete evidence is presented a large majority either does not care or thinks there is nothing wrong (see Snowden revelations). We're all fucked.

Comment Re:must be the other guy. (Score 1) 131

That's the idea. 2% of users fund 70% of IAP gross, or whatever it is. 80% spend absolutely zero. Asspull numbers, but the idea is in line. That's not the important part anyway.

What's important is you fly a technically-factual headline to inflate the idea that "$40/yr is normal" and encourage it to catch on.

Interesting how that works, no?

Comment Re:Techie Republicans why (Score 1) 113

And let's dispense with this "bipartisan bill" bullshit.

This bill was authored by Democrats, and one republican helped sponsor it. That does not make it a "bipartisan effort" in any real sense of the word.

Just so you know, you're actually wrong...though I wouldn't think that'll stop you from your nonsensical crusade.

(Credit an AC who's not being upvoted for whatever reason):
https://www.congress.gov/bill/...

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 14, 2011

Mr. Chaffetz (for himself and Mr. Goodlatte) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Select Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

The Senate bill, S.1212, was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Wyden a day later -- basically a carbon copy of the House bill. Also:
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/...

HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, AND HOMELAND SECURITY OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS SECOND SESSION ON H.R. 2168 ...
"Mr. Sensenbrenner. Thank you very much, and I want to thank
all of the witnesses for making their statements within the
time limit, that is not what usually happens around here. The
Chair will defer asking questions and will begin by recognizing
the author of this bill, the gentleman from Utah, Mr. Chaffetz.'

Comment Re:Techie Republicans why (Score 1) 113

No, it is not the exception. It is systematic. Democrats did indeed impose many anti-tech rules. The is no reason to stand up for them.

Other than being a partisan HACK, that is...

Only when people look out for what is best for them despite party lines, and get out of this "us vs. them" mindset, will progress ever be made -- i.e., never. In fact, that's what is being counted on.

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