* Posts by MNDaveW

15 posts • joined 28 May 2013

On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others

MNDaveW

There is a special place in Hell for Jobs.

Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed

MNDaveW

Re: God Save Daddy Warbucks

The military response that the Second Amendment would provide was where the US (which had no standing Army) would defend itself from a foreign invader (the war of 1812).

So, what you are saying is that some foreign entity will defeat the US military and then fall victim to hoards of disgruntled teens that have liberated their parents' easily accessible AR-15s?

My improved scenario is that a sane society like Australia or Canada will invade while the disgruntled teens are unconcerned because they are in their basements planning the next school shooting. Then, the new government will make assault weapons unavailable to idiots and we might get health care coverage that isn't shameful for a change, to boot.

MNDaveW

Re: God Save Daddy Warbucks

In 1783 the Second Amendment made damn good sense. In 2018 the Second Amendment (as it was written) is insane.

MNDaveW

God Save Daddy Warbucks

It's all about protecting the profitability of the firearms industry over protecting the lives of children. The Second Amendment was created in an age where the U.S had no standing army and a good percentage of citizens lived on frontier farms and needed the ability to protect themselves and their property.

The founding fathers (and their constituents) felt it was reasonable to ensure that all citizens (read white land owning males) should be able to own flint lock muskets. Something else might be appropriate today but the Second Amendment is insane.

Perhaps its replacement (in addition to other sane conditions) would predicate gun ownership on the ability to demonstrate your guns cannot be taken or used by a child without your permission. That seems reasonable.

FCC commish gobbles Verizon's phone-locking BS, says it tastes great

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Yet another example that Ajit Pai is a corporate shill. There will be retribution. It is unfortunate that some of the more barbaric ancient methods of dealing with criminals are no longer an option in cases like this. Is it illegal to start a legal defense fund for alleged assassins?

Ford giving electric car investment a jolt to the tune of $11bn

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Re: Mach 1 battery sports car

Some of those enormously silly cars are selling for over $100k now.

The UK's super duper 1,000mph car is being tested in Cornwall

MNDaveW

Re: Aircraft w/ no wings

Or... a rocket powered aircraft? ME263?

State senator sacked by broadband biz Frontier after voting in favor of broadband competition

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Re: West Virginians...

Secession was never prohibited by law. How about a British fort in New York harbor after 1783? Would attacking Americans have been the aggressors?

Linus Torvalds says ARM just doesn't look like beating Intel

MNDaveW

The single largest liability associated with Linux is the unimaginable crap that will gush from Linus Torvald's mouth. Other than that, Linux is a pretty solid investment.

PRIMITIVE TOOLS found near MICROSOFT headquarters

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The spinning hour glass:

The cave bear will expire in ....

15 minutes...

10 minutes...

1 minute...

30 seconds...

15 seconds...

12.5 years... (nice try).

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Southern biscuits and gravy

MNDaveW

The biscuits should be flaky. Fold & kneed several times using cold ingredients. Best breakfast on the planet. My kids' friends all love it too. Don't knock it 'till you've had it right.

Obama: I'm the CTRL-ALT-DEL President

MNDaveW

BSOD... No question! That would be King George II (Bush that is) The Usurper.

US.gov - including NASA et al - quits internet. Is the UN running it now?

MNDaveW

Re: The real question I would like the answer to...

Corporate USA has funded all the winners. Those winners will never change the system that allowed them to win. They may talk a little different, but take a Republican and give him/her a new sound track (you might need to lube him/her up a bit) and you have a Democrat.

"Obama-care" does provide for the USA's disenfranchised, but it also makes it illegal to choose not to be insured. By law you must send your money to an insurance company. This is a Republican wet dream. If the Republicans tried to create that law they would get stomped for their blatant avarice (AKA Republicanism).

It does not matter who gets elected. Without corporate funding (and the resulting special interests), no one has a chance. Meat the new boss. Same as the old boss.

MNDaveW

Re: Get it right

Independent moderate, my ass.

We in the U.S. are about half a century behind nearly every developed society on the planet with regard to healthcare. The Republican party is a coalition of about seven "one donkey" shows. They draw in the Religious Right, paranoid firearms advocates and others with empty promises of action that never appears -- all the while vigorously protecting their only real agenda: "Help the rich get richer by any and all means."

If you have a gram of compassion anywhere in that tiny cold black heart you might be a moderate. If you didn't focus on the singular Republican scapegoat issue you might be an independent.

Reports: New Xbox could DOOM second-hand games market

MNDaveW

No u-Squish Hardware for Me or Mine

There come points where one decides "That is a straw too many!" cost of ownership is an important criteria when considering gaming equipment (or any other equipment). "Can't replace a worn-out DVD drive? Can't trade games?" Screw you, Microsoft. Your hardware will never darken my threshold again. Guests can leave their equipment on the porch.

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