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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

JudgeFurious Is it "worriesome"? Really? (575 comments)

I think it's worrisome that my government thinks it should have the ability to get into every single aspect of my life with minimal obstruction because "someone", "somewhere", is doing something they shouldn't be. I am thinking of the children. I'm thinking that unless people stand up to this kind of shit "the children" are going to grow up in a world where they have absolutely no privacy and think it's perfectly acceptable for that to be the case.

about three weeks ago
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

JudgeFurious Re:Study is quite incomplete (261 comments)

Much like the Pontiac GTO. I had one and there were very few sold in the states. They only sold it for three years (I'm assuming they're talking about the 2004-2006 version and not the original GTO from 40+ years ago). Very few made and they are disappearing quickly. I spend a lot of time at a GTO message board and pictures of wrecked GTO's are regular fodder for discussion. Still, while there may be few left I bet the ones that are still out there are still being (mostly) driven by idiots who attract plenty of law enforcement attention.

about three weeks ago
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

JudgeFurious Re:Study is quite incomplete (261 comments)

This is it exactly. I'm 49 years old and have been driving too fast for most of my life. I still drive too fast today, I just pick my moments. Haven't had a ticket in well over a decade too. It's just experience. When I first got my 2006 GTO I got on it quite a bit but the first time I was at a light next to a younger guy in a Subaru STi I learned that some things change over time whether you want them to or not. The light changed and we both took off hauling ass trying to pull away. I didn't get far before I started looking at the street ahead of me and thinking stuff like "What if someone pulls out into my lane?" and "My insurance is going to go through the roof if I get in a wreck or get a ticket". I backed it down and let him go on his way. It just isn't worth it. I still have a heavy foot (2014 Mustang GT now) and like to speed but I do it when I'm alone and there are very few cars on the road around me (if any).

about three weeks ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

JudgeFurious I couldn't accept a car loan under those terms (907 comments)

I just would not do that. I've used public transportation and I've moved in order to be within walking distance of a crappy job because it was all I could get. I understand that isn't going to work for everyone. I'm just saying I would not do this.

about a month ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

JudgeFurious Re:Black pest 2.0 (280 comments)

Yep. Of course the dead aren't being buried safely. Decades of experience watching movies tells me that the dead are rising to feed on the living.

about a month ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

JudgeFurious Don't look at me (326 comments)

I'll be long gone and I've made sure that I created no annoying descendants too. I've done my part for population control. It's partially how a rationalize my 16MPG Mustang GT, hour long hot showers, and keeping my thermostat at 60 degrees all summer long. I'm bad but I've made sure that I'm the last of my line. Now get off my lawn!

about a month ago
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Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay

JudgeFurious Re:Better question (126 comments)

And for some of us that's just fine. I've found nothing particularly problematic about being locked into Apple.

about 4 months ago
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Lyme Bacterium's Possible Ancestor Found In Ancient Tick

JudgeFurious Re:No, you don't have "chronic Lyme disease" (30 comments)

"Gluten is a vague term. It’s something that’s used to categorize things that are bad. You know, calories, that’s a gluten. Fat, that’s a gluten."

about 4 months ago
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The Shrinking Giant Red Spot of Jupiter

JudgeFurious Re:Global warming (160 comments)

Exactly. At some point Jupiter will conclude that the red spot is no longer part of it's core business model and outsource it to some smaller planet where it will cost less to maintain it. I understand Neptune is a very economical alternative.

about 5 months ago
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4chan Launches '$20 Bug Bounty' After Hackers Ruin moot's Day

JudgeFurious Re:let me be the first to say (79 comments)

We're all just a bunch of "slashfags" anyway. Who are we to criticize? I tried to explain the weird evolution of the word "fag" to a friend and he didn't get it at all. There are people today who use the word in a way that has nothing to do with homosexuality (just as oddly enough it long ago had nothing to do with homosexuality) "oldfag", "newfag", 'bfag" or "btard" more commonly get people all riled up about the rampant homophobia (or political incorrectness where "tard" is concerned) but don't seem to get that the people using them are fine with homosexuality. It's like the actual state of being gay is fine now and culturally got accepts but the words describing them (previously in a derogatory way) didn't..... but people decided to use them for something else anyway.

about 6 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious Re:I can't be bothered to care (627 comments)

That's my thought expressed perfectly. I consider myself a very pragmatic person and took stock of my abilities a long time ago. I care predominantly about myself (unapologetic about that) and those I know directly. I'm not antisocial at all. I meet people all the time and make friends easily enough but outside of the people I actually come into contact with I don't feel a great deal of connection to the rest of my species. I'm 48 and in my lifetime they've grown by the billions without any contribution on my part. I also recognize that I'm self-centered enough to make a poor parent. Friends with children tell me that would change with the arrival of a child but without any desire to reproduce why do that. Sure, I stay in practice :) I just doubt the doomsday scenario that calls upon me to contribute to repopulating the earth will come to pass. I have an "Earth + Plastic idea of what will come to pass. In that bit Carlin ends with his prophetic "The Earth isn't going anywhere. WE ARE" and I think he missed-it-by-that-much on that one. The human race is part of this world and we're one of the most adaptable species on this rock. If it can be survived we're going to survive it. Not all of us of course. Not even most of us. The species however will go on and adapt to whatever comes along. We always have and we always will.

about 6 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious Re:I can't be bothered to care (627 comments)

The thing is, "that attitude" isn't just an attitude. It's the baseline state of human existence. Don't get me wrong, people who can muster up some caring about future generations are great and we need more of them but they'll always be outnumbered by people who "got mine". That's the sentiment that is the problem (in agreement with you sort of there) but that's what's going to take this species wherever it's going.

about 6 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious Re:I can't be bothered to care (627 comments)

No descendants, problem solved. I never had the inclination to reproduce and it wasn't hard to find a wife who felt the same way.

about 6 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious Re:I can't be bothered to care (627 comments)

Mullets are so late-70's. Today it's the "Clippers please, #2 on the sides" look that's replaced it. I get 18/25 with the Mustang and while I'm not always laying on it I don't make any effort to nurse it along either. It does do well compared to the old ones.

about 6 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious Re:Frequent hurricanes? (627 comments)

I live on the Gulf coast and I've been hearing that insurance rates are going to go through the roof my entire life. There's more development on the Gulf coast now than there ever was before and the vast majority of that isn't owned by all the poor people being left behind to "take the pain".

about 6 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious I can't be bothered to care (627 comments)

My 2014 Mustang GT (Premium) has 425 horsepower and runs like an ape with his ass on fire. I'm grilling steaks this weekend and drinking beer on the deck in my back yard. Every night I sleep with my air conditioner set to 70 and I water my lawn daily. I'm having way too much fun to care about this subject. The climate will change and we'll adapt and even if we don't I'll be dead in a few decades and won't give a shit then either. I'm also not paying back any of that money my elected representatives borrowed from China. Sadly none of that was meant to be sarcastic. It's all true. That last part was sarcastic. There's nothing sad about it. Have a beer and pull up a chair on the deck. It's going to be a long drought and/or ice age. Might as well get comfortable.

about 6 months ago

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