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Comment Re:Techie Republicans why (Score 1) 113

And let's dispense with this "bipartisan bill" bullshit.

This bill was authored by Democrats, and one republican helped sponsor it. That does not make it a "bipartisan effort" in any real sense of the word.

Just so you know, you're actually wrong...though I wouldn't think that'll stop you from your nonsensical crusade.

(Credit an AC who's not being upvoted for whatever reason):
https://www.congress.gov/bill/...

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 14, 2011

Mr. Chaffetz (for himself and Mr. Goodlatte) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Select Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

The Senate bill, S.1212, was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Wyden a day later -- basically a carbon copy of the House bill. Also:
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/...

HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, AND HOMELAND SECURITY OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS SECOND SESSION ON H.R. 2168 ...
"Mr. Sensenbrenner. Thank you very much, and I want to thank
all of the witnesses for making their statements within the
time limit, that is not what usually happens around here. The
Chair will defer asking questions and will begin by recognizing
the author of this bill, the gentleman from Utah, Mr. Chaffetz.'

Comment Re:Techie Republicans why (Score 1) 113

No, it is not the exception. It is systematic. Democrats did indeed impose many anti-tech rules. The is no reason to stand up for them.

Other than being a partisan HACK, that is...

Only when people look out for what is best for them despite party lines, and get out of this "us vs. them" mindset, will progress ever be made -- i.e., never. In fact, that's what is being counted on.

Comment Re: Good! (Score 1) 146

No. Causing thousands of persons to waste a few minutes of their life is not the same as killing somebody! For one thing their is no individual subject to extreme suffering. Your mind is warped, emotion driven, and cruel if you think a murderer and a spammer deserve the same punishment. Hey reading your comment wasted a lot of people's time how are you going to compensate them? Should makers of bad movies be convicted of murder too? You are a sicko if you want people killed for spamming you.

I'm at a loss as to how GP is even arguing this with a straight face. Really? The taking of someone's life is the equivalent of spamming tf out of millions of people? We are so fucked, as a species.

Comment Re:If your personal emails are released... (Score 4, Insightful) 102

So, this is what I don't get. Why aren't ALL OF US mad at BOTH PARTIES? Instead of always pointing the finger with "see, you guys do it too and or did it first!" I'll never understand why the latter is always the case. We all get fucked in the end, do we not?

Comment People still use Dropbox? (Score 1) 73

Lol! If you're still using Dropbox after Snowden's revelations (I never used them, FWIW), you deserve this. Seriously, network your own box and install Owncloud, or whatever other "cloud" shit interface you need -- if simply rsync'ing files to a headless box is to technical for whoever needs the data.

Disclaimer: I don't know all the use cases of Dropbox and I know some are forced to use it...you guys are cool, I guess.

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