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Comment toxic fumes (Score 3, Insightful) 99

Something rarely discussed is the toxic fumes. The hobbiest flashlight community has done a lot of research on these batteries for the past decade. The fire is the absolute least of your worries. These batteries violently vent extremely toxic gas that causes severe damage when inhaled. If you breathe this in you should immediately seek emergency attention. I just haven't seen this mentioned enough and everyone should share.

Comment Re:Richard Stallman (Score 1) 175

I won't say you're completely wrong, but I believe you would agree that Free Software has precipitated some of these advances. I believe it is important enough to be cherished and protected, however intact the movement is decades from now, to me it is important that it simply exist. Future generations should understand Free Software, agree or disagree, in order to think clearly about the ways they interact and live their lives. If Freedom is not something you cherish, then sure give it up, but do so knowingly and move on. However I respect and realize the contribution of those who chose to help spread Freedom because the benefits they have provided to society are valuable.

Comment Clueless... (Score 2) 109

Do these people really think these companies can create a secure "backdoor to all encryption"? I dread the day I wake up and whatever bullshit "solution" they come up with gets compromised and it's basically cyber Armageddon. Hope they come up with some other impossible shit like, "Feds declare all cars must get 200m/g. Government declares all hamburgers must be fat free." I get what they want, but some things you just can't legislate into existence, especially the goddamn backbone of ecommerce.

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