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Steve Jobs To Appear On US Postage Stamp

AntiBasic Pathetic (184 comments)

Yes, let's honor a "man" who was a billionaire who refused to acknowledge his daughter's existence for 17 years, while she and her mother lived paycheck to paycheck. While this was going on, he named a computer after her.

about 7 months ago
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Square Is Discontinuing Monthly Pricing On February 1, 2014

AntiBasic wut? (114 comments)

wut?

about 10 months ago
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Ubuntu, Kubuntu 13.10 Unleashed

AntiBasic Re:Ubuntu good for linux? (143 comments)

Other distros, like SuSE, had achieved this before Ubuntu was released.

... S.u.S.E. had achieved this before Ubuntu was released.

FTFY

about a year ago
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Should the U.S. bomb Syria?

AntiBasic They warned us (659 comments)

They warned us that if I voted for McCain or Romney, we'd see an increasingly warmongering, jingoistic administration out to bomb Islamic nations that have never attacked us... and they were right!

1 year,8 days
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Monsanto Executive Wins World Food Prize

AntiBasic They told me if I voted for Romney (271 comments)

They told me if I voted for Romney, we'd see a regime increasingly in bed with multi-national companies unethically exploiting the world's food supply... and they were right!

about a year ago
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The NSA: Never Not Watching

AntiBasic They told me (568 comments)

They told me if I voted for Romney, we'd see this sort of thing... and they were right.

about a year ago
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Verizon Ordered To Provide All Customer Data To NSA

AntiBasic They told me if I voted for Romney (609 comments)

They told me if I voted for Romney, we'd continue to see NSA spying on citizens... and they were right!

about a year ago
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How the U.S. Sequester Will Hurt Science and Tech

AntiBasic /. is now a Party Apparatus (522 comments)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-hail-armageddon/2013/02/28/ca8a32a6-81da-11e2-b99e-6baf4ebe42df_story.html

"After all, the sequester is just one-half of 1 percent of GDP. It amounts to 1.4cents on the dollar of nondefense spending, 2 cents overall." Even with it, this year's expenditures are still more than was spent on last year's federal budget. A possible 5% reduction in discretionary spending after a 14% increase since 2008 will surely mean calamity: parents will be eating their children, Westboro Baptist and the KKK will merge, we'll finally know what the definition of is is, etc.

They told me if I voted for Romney, we'd see an administration that threatens journalists like Bob Woodward, and they were right!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/28/173135931/the-meaning-of-regret-journalist-bob-woodward-white-house-disagree

about a year and a half ago
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Six-Strikes System Starts In U.S.

AntiBasic They told me (418 comments)

They told me if I voted for Romney we'd see an administration, more beholden than the last to the interests of the RIAA & MPAA... and they were right.

about a year and a half ago
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Homeland Security Stole Michael Arrington's Boat

AntiBasic They told me (812 comments)

They told me if I voted for Romney, we'd see DHS continue with abuse power... and they were right.

about a year and a half ago
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CT State Senator Wants To Ban Kids From Using Arcade Guns

AntiBasic Re:More importantly (335 comments)

>More importantly, lets have a study regarding the effects of the united states having troops in nearly every country on earth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_deployments

We have troops in 25 countries (not counting territories), not "nearly ever country on earth."

>being involved in at least 3 wars simultaneously

lol wut?

>US military glamorizing their profession through television and news adds.

You're right. They shouldn't advertise. The gubmint should make service mandatory. This would only be a bad thing when those republicans are in office though.

>stop putting rifles into the hands of teenagers

The average age for most military personnel is nearly 30. http://www.statisticbrain.com/demographics-of-active-duty-u-s-military/

>sending them into 3rd world countries to "keep the peace"

The largest number of troops are stationed in first world Europe, South Korea and Japan.

You're reasoning isn't consistent but at least you're conformist rebel attitude is.

about a year and a half ago
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Egyptian Court Wants To Block YouTube For a Month

AntiBasic They told me... (188 comments)

They told me if I voted for Rmoney, we'd see an administration increasingly supporting despotic, middle eastern regimes... and they were right!

https://twitter.com/betsy_hiel/status/276027241115295744/photo/1

about a year and a half ago
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Al Jazeera Gets a US Voice

AntiBasic Oh the Irony (444 comments)

The first is that the Goracle accepts $100,000,000 of dirty oil money. The second is they closed the deal before the end of the year to avoid higher taxes. I thought democrats wanted higher taxes on the wealthy?

Again, nothing wrong with a muslim, foreign nation's state owned media apparatus broadcasting into other nations. Could you imagine the outcry if the CBN bought the BBC?

about a year and a half ago
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The Trials and Tribulations of a Would-Be Facebook Employee

AntiBasic HR will be HR (241 comments)

HR is always a bunch of ass-sucking sycophants. That is true in every industry. Never count on meeting an intelligent person is HR. And NEVER count on them as an ally -- they are there for the company, not you. They ONLY time they might take your side is (if they are capable of understanding you) when you explain to them their managers have fucked up so badly, they will likely lose a lawsuit.

Fuck HR. It is always a pink ghetto.

about a year and a half ago
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Using Technology To Make Guns Safer

AntiBasic Re:Dear "gun control" advocates (1013 comments)

Thank you for asking the correct question which no one else could be bothered to.

The top is an SKS, a semi automatic military surplus rifle (chinese model). It fires a 7.62x39 round, same round used in the "ak47/akm/type56". The bottom is an ar15, a semiautomatic civilian firearm that fires the .223/5.56x45 round. Both have legitimate defensive and sporting uses. The joke is though, the top gun does not look as "scary" because of the wood furniture. While the bottom one looks like a big bad full auto baby seeking assault rifle, which it is not. Both as of now are perfectly legal to own in the US.

tl;dr kneejerk liberals think we should ban the bottom one because of looks while the one on the top is ok because it looks like a hunting rifle, but it is just as capable of killing shit.

Educate yourselfs slashdot'ers

about a year and a half ago
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Using Technology To Make Guns Safer

AntiBasic Dear "gun control" advocates (1013 comments)

http://imgur.com/Jinky

Which one of these two guns should be banned and why?

about a year and a half ago
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NCTC Gets Vast Powers To Spy On U.S. Citizens

AntiBasic They told me if I voted for Romney (332 comments)

They told me if I voted for Romney, we'd see an accelerated loss of civil liberties under the guise of terrorism... and they were right!

about 2 years ago
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How Corruption Is Strangling US Innovation

AntiBasic Re:The Magic Number 435 (391 comments)

>Because $435 million is a drop in the bucket for most companies,

Also, money grows on trees.

about 2 years ago

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