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The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

bigfinger76 Re:We are doomed... (380 comments)

Sooner than never is still never. I think.

4 days ago
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Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

bigfinger76 Re:Because Apple has no fucks to give about Window (160 comments)

Considering Windows is the dominant OS in the market and has been for a long time, I'd say that they are obligated to do just that. Half-assing it irritates a lot of people, many of which are (were) potential future customers.

4 days ago
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Comcast Forgets To Delete Revealing Note From Blog Post

bigfinger76 Re:8==C=O=C=K==S=L=A=P==D ~~-_ (114 comments)

Who is the head of the FCC? And what Republican put him there?

Wake up, dude.

about two weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

bigfinger76 Re:Setting aside that old Constitution (446 comments)

I can assume you feel this way about "human rights" as well? That they're not absolute? That's the path you're heading down.

about two weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

bigfinger76 Re:Setting aside that old Constitution (446 comments)

The militia they are talking about is every able bodied man, IIRC. Not a standing army, but the entire people.

about two weeks ago
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE Editions Released

bigfinger76 Re:Cinnamon and MATE (89 comments)

It chagrins the hell out of us, AC, it really does.

about two weeks ago
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Breath Test For Pot Being Developed At WSU

bigfinger76 Re:That isn't a bad thing (342 comments)

If you're going to have a flat penalty scheme, why bother testing the difference?

about two weeks ago
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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

bigfinger76 Re:Rather late (313 comments)

Why do mp3 heads always do this? Who gives a shit what others prefer? And correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't disk space really cheap these days? Get over it.

about three weeks ago
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Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

bigfinger76 Coders? (163 comments)

I think a few networking folks would be more valuable at present.

about a month ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

bigfinger76 Re:Great! More hipster hate. (176 comments)

I thought they were uniformly disliked for a long while now...

about a month ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

bigfinger76 Re:Why is he worried (583 comments)

Having a vehicle that decides to ram itself into a pole is not a safety feature. Seatbelts and airbags become absolutely necessary in a car that dangerous.

about 1 month ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

bigfinger76 Re:Yay :D (313 comments)

So when can we expect these UI "improvements"?

about 2 months ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

bigfinger76 Re:Some Sense Restored? (522 comments)

Yes, there are non-developer users of Linux on the desktop.

about 2 months ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

bigfinger76 Re:Is this counting Apple's new encryption scheme? (210 comments)

Don't forget -- "illegal" applies globally. The US has extradition agreements with Saudi Arabia and Turkey, so technically, a US citizen can be extradited to KSA for something anti-Islamic (giving a church flyer to a Muslim), and then beheaded even though the person never set foot outside the US. So, what may be something one doesn't worry about now may be something (and their families) that one might be killed over in a few years.

I don't think that's what extradition agreements are for.

about 2 months ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

bigfinger76 Re:ugh (651 comments)

Actually, the "gun show loophole" has been shown not to be the problem as only a small percentage of guns obtained this way end up being used in crimes. And all FFLs at all gun shows in the US must "background check". The "loophole" you're trying to sniff out here are private sales.

about 3 months ago

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