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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

epyT-R Re:The 2nd amendment and slavery. (1558 comments)

I think what's really going on is that the left is trying to tie the second amendment to slavery so they can do what they do with everything else they want to stamp out: call it a 'civil rights issue'.

2 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

epyT-R Re:In a "perfect" world, or at least U.S. (1558 comments)

Then move to japan or the UK.. I just cannot buy into the socialist view that homogenizing the world's societies brings about utopia..

2 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

epyT-R Re:Militia, then vs now (1558 comments)

Actually, the majority of the users on this site are US-center left, with a smattering of far left western europeans..

2 days ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

epyT-R Re:de Raadt (287 comments)

Smart people know that filters just shield people's feelings from hard reality, and that creates more problems down the road. It's better to let 'em have it all up front. The problem is today's society seems content to breed passive aggressive pantywaists who can't handle criticism without taking it personally.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

epyT-R Re:Slashdot is ridiculous (571 comments)

Seems like it is. openssl is used by default in most applications that need ssl, whether it's in linux or *bsd. gnutls and polarssl are also used sometimes..

3 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

epyT-R Re:Upgrade, don't update. (571 comments)

wrong;
1. mouse/desktop sampling rates are nearly impossible to get over 60hz without tons of shitty hacking, and it still results in inferior response compared with previous editions. Microsoft supposedly patched this, but it's still not working right.
2. legacy graphics programs are rendered to the dwm, which butchers their output. At least with win 7, aero can be switched off, and doesn't appear to have this problem. The dwm is also the main factor in the mouse sample rate issues.
3. metro can be sorta hacked away with classicshell, but really, it's a nuisance that still rears its ugly head more often than I'd like. It belongs on tablets, not desktops.
4. the desktop file explorer continues its march into uselessness.
5. The fact the system 'requires' NX support is bullshit. by all means, have it as a recommended option, but requiring it breaks applications that have self modifying code.
6. The useless outlook.com integration. Why should I have to jump through hoops to create a local account? I don't WANT to store my data on some shitty remote server.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

epyT-R Re:Nope, not okay for either (571 comments)

It's not just IT, it's also the users. They know office, not openoffice. They know windows, not Gnome. At the end of the day, the users are the ones making the company money. Guess which god IT must serve..

3 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

epyT-R Re:Nope, not okay for either (571 comments)

Because it would be astronomically expensive to vet the logic of today's applications? Unless the market is willing to pay millions of dollars for an OS license, it's not happening. For critical infrastructure, it's better to pay a few programmers to write specialized code that does not include needless complexity than it is to pay microsoft to vet their entire software ecosystem... Better yet, see if there's a way to eliminate the need for a computer altogether. Today's cars are an example of needless featuritis and complexity that have proven inferior in usability, servicing, and reliability compared with simpler designs.

3 days ago
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How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

epyT-R Re:Business class is a misnomer (144 comments)

Try flying economy from the USA to china. If you expect your employee to be functional the moment they leave the airport on the other side, you'll fly them business at least.

3 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

epyT-R Re:hahahahaha (629 comments)

as opposed to the socialist shitholes that just blatantly take 75% of your income?

3 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

epyT-R Re:Gotta pay the government bills somehow (629 comments)

So you have no problem with a bunch of criminal thugs running protection rackets deciding they need to beat innocent people over the head for choices made by their parents half a generation ago? That's basically what's going on.

Today's federal government is like a 16yo spoiled brat maxing out her parents credit cards and then beating her grandparents over the head for refusing to give her more christmas money to pay the debt. They need to work within a sane budget like everyone else.

3 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

epyT-R Re:vote GOP and your student loans will come out o (629 comments)

How about getting rid of the loans so that market forces force the colleges to drop their tuition rates? It should not cost $100,000 to go to college, but with the government 'guaranteeing' the loans, the schools just keep upping the rates every year.

3 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

epyT-R Re:And they've already stopped (629 comments)

As opposed to the powerful growing the government and using it weaken and then control the slaves?

3 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

epyT-R Re:This is what Republicans... (629 comments)

The democrats wrote the bill yet they're not responsible? How about getting off your high horse and realizing that both parties are to blame?

3 days ago
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First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors

epyT-R Re:Bootloader & Windows Driver (171 comments)

The crypto is implemented in the driver, as well as the bootloader. The application known as truecrypt just flips their configuration bits around, loads keys into ram, and tells the driver when to mount/dismount containers etc. The bootloader needs to know enough to mount the system partition and hook into BIOS so that the regular OS bootloader can take over using it's normal calls. Once it loads the kernel and related drivers, truecrypt.sys takes over handling container IO.

  The separate formatting utility probably contains some too since it's used to create containers..

3 days ago
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First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors

epyT-R Re:Nothing like $140k to vet opensores (171 comments)

at least the sores are open, so that one may take a puss sample and analyse it for disease. When the sores are closed, who knows what you'll wake up with in the morning.

3 days ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

epyT-R Re:Funny (687 comments)

Come on man.. GPL software grants anyone access to source, yes? Therefore it is open source software. I am aware that there are differing licenses out there, but really, this topic is a non sequitur to the one being discussed.

4 days ago

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