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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

operagost Re:Hope they win this case. (437 comments)

The NRA stands up for all citizens equally. If you have evidence to the contrary, the burden lies on you to bring it up.

Here's my question: why doesn't the NAACP stand up for the right of black people to keep guns?

11 hours ago
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Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009

operagost Re:Best of 2009? May be, but we live in 2014. Righ (122 comments)

Not so great if you want it to actually ring when a call comes in. On the Bold, I found that I have to use the ringer that sounds like an office phone ringer. If I use any others, it plays the short sound once (and they are all only a second or two in length) and I tend to miss the call. Also, I want the Favorites group open every time. Isn't that reasonable? I mean, they're my favorites. But it always mysteriously moves to Frequent or All, so that I have to swipe to find what I want. Most of the tiny icons don't look like what they represent, or two or three look almost the same.

It's crap, and I can't wait until my company replaces it with an iPhone.

11 hours ago
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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

operagost Re:Hope they win this case. (437 comments)

Wow... you took the worst parts of both the Democratic and Republican party platforms and made a turd sandwich of them.

11 hours ago
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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

operagost Re:Marijuana is still illegal everwhere in the US (437 comments)

What I'm really surprised about is that the price hasn't really gone down yet. The prices you see at those dispensaries are still higher than street prices in states where it's illegal, which is baffling.

The statists would say this is because deregulation doesn't work, while I believe it's because banks and investors won't work with dispensaries for fear of being attacked by the federal government. Also, with the legal states being surrounded by the illegal states, you're limited to local sources. When the supply is limited, any demand tends to push prices up.

11 hours ago
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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

operagost Re:Enforcing pot laws is big business (437 comments)

Blaming dispensaries for robbery is like blaming a woman's attire for her being raped. From the same article you linked:

Because marijuana remains banned by Congress, banks and security firms deny services to most dispensaries. That leaves them cash-based and vulnerable, a magnet for criminals who like the idea of unguarded counting rooms and shelves lined with lucrative horticulture.

THIS is the problem. It needs to be made totally legal, so we can end this dangerous nonsense.

12 hours ago
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RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft

operagost Re:It's by Norton... (110 comments)

You forgot to mention that a month before your trousers disappear, every 10 minutes they shout YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE and you have to slap your leg to get them to shut up.

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Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

operagost Re:3-digit /. UID? (81 comments)

Modem? Luxury! In my day, we had to touch the phone line to our tongues to sense the voltage drops, then key the data in manually to our analog computers with a cat's whisker we yanked out of our oatmeal box radios!

2 days ago
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Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

operagost Re:3-digit /. UID? (81 comments)

Tennis for two. I overclocked my oscilloscope to increase the challenge.

2 days ago
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Spacecraft Spots Probable Waves On Titan's Seas

operagost Re:does not compute (82 comments)

Oops, now I found it. I guess I just gave away how I'll bail out of the summary halfway through to go read the article.

2 days ago
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Spacecraft Spots Probable Waves On Titan's Seas

operagost Re:does not compute (82 comments)

Where does it say "bodies of water"? It says "hydrocarbon seas" in both the summary and the article. I am stumped as to why you were modded up.

2 days ago
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The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

operagost Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (115 comments)

The experiment is still going on in North Korea and Cuba. I think what we saw in the Soviet Union is actually the middle road. North Korea shows us what can happen in the worst case scenario, which Cuba shows us the best scenario... which is still not great.

We'll know that communism has succeeded when we find a communist country that doesn't prevent its citizens from leaving.

4 days ago
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The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

operagost Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (115 comments)

Look at manufacturing and worker coops. Some succeed, some fail.

Yes. Because they are voluntary. When the government forces communism on you, it is not.

4 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

operagost Re:The Pirate Bay (301 comments)

Corporations don't have the luxury of waiting 14 years to make money. It's the rare project that goes out that long. No, they would pick up "Star Wars" because they want to strike while the iron's hot, not when it's in the bargain bin.

4 days ago
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The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

operagost Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (115 comments)

I understand that Pajitnov actually created Tetris in 1977, but it took seven "next years" to get the parts. To pass the time, he cut pieces out of paper and slid them along the ground while humming the theme. DOO DO DO DOOO DO DO DOO DO DO DOO

4 days ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

operagost Re:Short sighted (228 comments)

But it's not just one. They put one that caused BSODs just a few months ago.

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

operagost Re:What's recent? (873 comments)

He consider our society do not respect Islam, so violence is a normal outcome

Respect is earned.

4 days ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

operagost Re:Tough call (1042 comments)

Putting aside whether it's moral for government to take the rights they do when you are incarcerated, you don't become so without due process.

about a week ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

operagost Re:No (1042 comments)

You mean, another person who sick because they didn't get the vaccine?

about a week ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

operagost Re:Fire all the officers? (515 comments)

The DOJ should have filed a "cease and desist" order. Of course, we have a rank incompetent in charge of the department who only knows how to oppress the people, not protect them, so I'm not surprised the best they could do was to send a document full of lawyerese that was summarily ignored by the Baltimore police.

about a week ago

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