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German Intelligence Spying On Allies, Recorded Kerry, Clinton, and Kofi Annan

daemonhunter Oblig. Madison quote: (170 comments)

" If men were angels, no government would be necessary." - James Madison, Federalist Papers #51

about a month ago

Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

daemonhunter Re:What do I think? (225 comments)

The thing these programs [try] to bring isn't so much help with learning as much as EQUAL ACCESS to learning. It attempts to level the playing field between the kids at home with no pc for research and the more well-off kids with greater tech access.

That said, it doesn't provide in home internet access, satellite or 3g coverage, so many times it seems like a wasted effort, but it allows students greater flexibility than previous generations. They aren't tied down to a classroom, or getting shuffled out of the lab so a new class can come in. They can do their work anywhere there's free wifi. Further, it adds a value to your district in less tangible ways: showing kids you trust them with not-inexpensive hardware does interesting things to their psyche.

about 2 months ago

Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

daemonhunter Re:Russia has no choice (503 comments)

The state over whose territory this occurred bears responsibility for this awful tragedy.

I think you misread that quote.

What Putin is saying is "We did it. Also we own the Ukraine."

about 2 months ago

Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

daemonhunter Re:Reconcile these two sentences please. (502 comments)

When gaming, moving the audio processing from motherboard to a discrete audio card doesn't relieve enough stress on the CPU to give additional in-game framerate, smoothness, etc., but it does increase the quality of the audio itself.

about 2 months ago

DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

daemonhunter Re:Superman (249 comments)

where he can just snap his fingers for Christ's sake!

That's a different God. Don't mix genres. :)

about 2 months ago

If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

daemonhunter Re: "Immigration Reform". (341 comments)

How is leaving Mexico because the cartel makes daily life unsafe any different than leaving Syria because radical Islamists make daily life unsafe?

When refugees show up at the Jordanian border, we all weep for their loss. When they show up at OUR border, we truck them back to the hell they came from and blame them for causing us trouble.

You tell me what's off base about having some compassion and asking intelligent questions about WHY they left.

about 3 months ago

If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

daemonhunter Re:"Immigration Reform". (341 comments)

And if we were honest with ourselves, a not-small number of these "illegal immigrants" should probably be labelled as refugees in search of asylum.

But that doesn't fit the narrative we're spinning.

about 3 months ago

Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Drone Strike On US Citizen

daemonhunter Re:Wow (371 comments)

Yes. Please make sure to add this to your trust or living will now, so that when you are killed by your government, the FOIA paperwork is already completed for your loved ones. It's the sensible thing to do.

about 3 months ago

IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

daemonhunter Re:Massive conspiracy (465 comments)

If I choose to call someone in the next building instead of emailing them, am I responsible for transcribing the phone call to a text file to ensure the information exchange is preserved for X years? .

Not necessary. The NSA handles all that for you.

about 3 months ago

Which desktop environment do you like the best?

daemonhunter Re:TOPS-10 (611 comments)

I like you. You sound like the Ron Swanson of software developers. :)

about 4 months ago

Efforts To Turn Elephants Into Woolly Mammoths Are Already Underway

daemonhunter Bad timing? (147 comments)

Maybe we shouldn't be making woolly mammoths just now, with climate change and all that apocalyptic-ness right around the corner.

Just sayin'.

about 3 months ago

Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

daemonhunter Re:Fuck Obamacare (723 comments)

Except I can CHOOSE to not own a car, and I don't need insurance at that point.

Call me when I can CHOOSE to not carry health insurance.

That's why so many are crying foul.

My question is why we didn't just roll this whole broken process under medicare.
It's not like the government hasn't been in the health industry for the last century anyway.
At least then it's less confusing who's robbing you. Better the devil you know.

about 5 months ago

Ubisoft Ditches Always-Online DRM Requirement From PC Games

daemonhunter How is this different? (218 comments)

Can someone explain to me (because I don't own any Ubisoft PC games) how this is different than being forced to log into even if I only want to play Diablo 3 single player?

If it's not any different, why is Ubisoft on the receiving end of such unbridled nerd rage, but not Blizzard?

about 2 years ago

Where does your electricity come from?

daemonhunter Re:0 kWh net grid consumption over the last 12 mon (498 comments)

First of all, you clearly have a better grasp of the science involved than I do! This is very much not my field, but I'd love to see the fruits of its labors.


They make no mention in the article about future efficiency increases.

Neither did Ford's initial news release for the Model A. The first computer announcements didn't say 'wi-fi coming soon.' But it happened eventually.

I agree, there are definitely hurdles to overcome, but the baseline concepts are here, and brilliant people working together can make it happen.

more than 2 years ago

Pastafarian Wins Right To Wear Colander In License Photo

daemonhunter Re:Heresy (689 comments)

The trouble with most Christians is they don't read their bibles and completely ignore what Christ taught.

The REAL trouble with most Christians is that they aren't really Christians.

If you saw a man professing to follow the teachings of the Buddha sitting in Burger King, tapping out a quadruple cheeseburger, you'd say to yourself, "Hmm... I don't think he's really Buddhist." So similarly, if you see a 'Christian' spewing hate and not love, feel free to tell them "you're not really being a follower of Jesus Christ right now. You should fix that one way or the other."

With that said, we're all human. Everyone loses their temper from time to time, and everyone has to wade through the mental and emotional crap in which we were raised. Only the really nutty ones claim to be perfect. The rest of us are just trying to be better than we are right now.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft's SkyDrive Drops Silverlight

daemonhunter Re:MS hate (358 comments)

Microsoft isn't afraid to move on when they need to.

Ha ha hahahahahahaha ha ha ha. IE6. Ha.

(Sure, blame it on the corporations with their custom built software, and the grandmas who don't know to update. MS could have forced the issue at any time. Genuine Advantage, anyone?)

more than 2 years ago

Court Rules Dungeons and Dragons Threatens Prison Security

daemonhunter Re:Justified? (353 comments)

(To those who aren't aware, the majority of US prisoners are non-violent and pose no threat to anyone but the status quo.)

[citation needed]

more than 3 years ago

World of StarCraft Mod Gets C&D From Blizzard

daemonhunter Re:They better... (227 comments)

The scary part of this all?
From the link:

This MMO targets to a broader audience than WoW.

What does that even LOOK like?

more than 3 years ago


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