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Comment Re:Why is Default Not an Option? (Score 1) 489

This and the fact that wages, adjusted for inflation, have remained flat for almost 40 years and the cost of housing has been rising much faster than inflation means that we are creating a generation that most will never own a house. A significant percentage will not start families. You might not care about this but keep in mind that since the end of the Second World War the American economy is dependant on young people getting married, buying houses and starting families. Consumer spending represents 70% of GDP. Buying a house and starting a family causes a good amount of spending on various goods and services. Without that economic activity its going to knock a hole in the American economy.

Comment Re:Marissa Mayer apparently has only one talent (Score 4, Insightful) 21

How Marissa Mayer looks in a miniskirt is irrelevant. I used to work at Yahoo and I can tell you from experience that Marissa's number 1 talent is talking, she is really in love with the sound of her own voice, and NOT FUCKING LISTENING TO A SINGLE WORD ANYONE HAS TO SAY. She pushed the revamp of Yahoo's mail interface, then bitched because almost no one inside was not using it. In fact the internal usage dropped like a stone. Multiple people told her that the revamp sucked but did she listen? Fuck no. The sad thing is she is going to walk away from the smoking crater formally know as Yahoo with a metric ton of money in her pocket.

Comment DYI (Score 1) 173

My home setup is:

  - home assembled PC, 4 core CPU and 16 GB of ram
  - Ubuntu 14.04
  - ZFS (8 TB)
  - MakeMKV and Handbrake
  - Ruko box attached to the TV and home network

Total one time cost $1500.00

Sure Plex is charging $40.00 per year but notice I control the entire setup. No one throttling the bandwidth between the Plex Cloud and my TV and no one selling the information about my DVD / Blu-Ray collection to advertisers.

Comment Re:Constitutional Rights (Score 1) 367

It means whatever the current politicians in power say it means

Only because The People allow them to get away with this. If we were to start having mass layoffs in Congress they would change their tune.

After all, there was no encryption back at the start of the country, so surely the founding fathers didn't mean to include it did they?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment Constitutional Rights (Score 4, Insightful) 367

The 4th amendment says

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized

That means if the FBI wants me decrypt any of my documents they can show my lawyer a search warrant otherwise they can FUCK OFF. If you want to fight these fuckers you, yes you, can start by teaching other people how to use strong encryption and why they should use it all the time. Yea,the NSA has monster facilities to break encryption but the cost of that is not zero. There are more of us then there are of them.

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