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Comment Shopping. Email. What did you expect? (Score 1) 120

I have many email accounts. Some only for family, some for friends, some for business... and some for spam or folks I'm pretty sure will spam.
I have one account with aliases that are good for 24 hours, 72 hours, 1 week, then are never used again.
It's a pain in the neck, but once you've set up mail servers all day long, you get to the point where puppet or salt can set up your server, configure it, and cron maintains the throwaway accounts.

The biggest issue is family or friends that get hacked, or servers that don't do SPF. DKIM I refuse to use. It does nothing SPF doesn't do (that I care about) and it does break mail lists and legitimately forwarded emails. DKIM is needlessly involved and needlessly breaks things I do care about.

Comment True that (Score 1) 259

"does better in a socialist economy than in a capitalist one, because nuclear energy prefers to have the public do the cleanup, do the insurance, cover all of the losses and it only wants the profits."

This is precisely why the calls for "A free and open market with big government off our backs." is disastrous. In addition to little things like just think what it would be like if there were no regulation of meat, fuel, roads, drugs, doctors, chemical manufacturing, transport, storage, access, and I could go on and on.

The point being that if we want democracy, there has to be some way for limiting those stronger, richer, with more friends from becoming an issue for the less rich, less powerful, less popular. A society without limits is one with warlords and thugs running it.

Comment Re:I refuse to buy HP products (Score 2) 387

The key here is "$170 printer". This is not the cost of the unit; it's right at or below. The reason is because printer manufacturers have gotten used to being able to pick customers pockets once the purchase of the unit is made, counting on the consumer to have "Sunk cost fallacy".

That being said, I have advocated for simply throwing out HP equipment in my employment. I won't go into details (NDA and I don't want my opinion getting me sued) but I won't purchase HP if I have any say in the matter at all.

Comment Yeah... (Score 2) 343

...That's not gonna happen. (A pardon).

Tons of people blow their stack over Snowden's leaks. They are misguided and wrong in my opinion. What I've seen does not detail or risk named people (I may have missed something) but does bright line where our own government is breaking the law, and not just a little bit.

Look, crazy people will be able to harm us, no question. It's not giving away our own liberty and justice in the process of trying to stop them that makes the difference between an oppressive, unjust government and one that we say we want.

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