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Comment Re:Generation Z leans to the political right. (Score 1) 222

How's your retirement savings going? How would if be if the government took it on a whim? That's the ehart of conservatism in America - a government without the power to fuck you.

That's just bullshit.

Conservatives give more to charity, and all of progressivism is the search for moral superiority.

So is that.

But I bet that quote was from the 80s (or before), the era of televangelists, before the parties swapped the role of moral scold.

My quote is from 2002, yours is from 1875 (

We're done here.

Comment Re:Generation Z leans to the political right. (Score 1) 222

You should have prefaced that comment with your age. Also "conservative" and the party you vote for are different things.

Way way older than 30, and make a decent living (enough that I pay 37% tax at the top end, plus sales tax on what I do get to keep) I just don't feel the need to own everything in the world to be happy.

The oldquote is "If you're under 30 and conservative, you have no heart. If you're over 30 and liberal you have no money."

Quotes are awesome, though I prefer: "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

Comment Re: please use a password manager.... (Score 1) 126

entropy:lack of order or predictability
characters:unit of information that roughly corresponds to a grapheme, grapheme-like unit, or symbol, such as in an alphabet or syllabary in the written form of a natural language.
bit:0 or 1

20 characters of entropy: W6iIfgerBGbAk6bNVpcL
20 bits of entropy:01110010001000111001

What's your definition of entropy exactly?

Comment Re: please use a password manager.... (Score 1) 126

Yeah, what AC said.

Those articles are all about passwords that you're:
a) forced to type (Windows Login for example),
b) forced to change regularly, and
c) required to ensure different to other passwords (She mentions 6 government passwords because you're not allowed to have the same password on all 6 systems)

For that limited case she's undeniably correct, but changing passwords itself isn't a bad idea. A better idea is using a different 20 characters of random entropy on every website, but you can change those occasionally too.. it's fine.

Comment Re:Banning children of uneducated parent from scho (Score 1) 281

The same page you linked suggests the MMR came out 2 years prior to your initial vaccination and 11 years before your boosters. Are you /sure/ your immunization records are specific as to what needles were used and not just what you were immunized against? Who even has such a thing 44 years later...

Regardless, the window of MMR "trials" is 46 years vs maybe 2 years for 3x injections since Rubella vaccine was last "to market", so that article was a little overstated, but still "pulled from the market" is bullshit. That's like saying buggy whips were "pulled from the market".

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