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Posted on April 9 at 12:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

@jackorgel, so you're new to computers?
This tired OS evangelism has been around since before Windows95 and the popularity of the internet took off. Kind of funny hearing it again on the day we hear about the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" problem (see: CERT VU#720951). A bit obscure, but a couple searches while at the CERT site will easily demonstrate how secure the Mac or the *NIX worlds are, not much better. Just because your car doesn't have a hood over the engine doesn't make it better than mine.
Microsoft is absolutely not absolved from incompetence or malfeasance, or worse (looking at you, NSA) and there are other ways to protest their standing than to confuse people with a p!ssing contest over corporatism. Linux for my 84 yo father, and 10s of millions like him, remains a hobby OS he can't hope to function in, and no corporation smells of corporatism worse than Apple.
Patch your Windows and other software regularly. A free product like Secunia's Personal Software Inspector (PSI) is a great tool to maintain all your software. No ads, completely free and lots of backdoors closed.
Get some antivirus. The above mentioned MalwareBytes is another great product, and comes in a nearly fully functioning free version. Now lot's of front doors closed.
Lastly don't trust anything that comes in your email inbox and don't do stupid things on the internet.

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Posted on April 5 at 7:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bring back the Blue Men!!

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Posted on April 2 at 8:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Guns for everybody!
Here's a gun for you, and you, and you, and even you!
Now don't we all feel safer?

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Posted on March 29 at 12:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A family of four with income of 40k is entitled to $6325 annual subsidy.
A family of three with income of 40k is entitled to $4093 annual subsidy.
You're throwing out half-baked "facts" and frankly I don't believe you.
If you own a car you must be a bundle of rage every time you get in knowing you're forced to pay the insurance industry to use the roads and you clearly don't see the connection.
" they can stay home for fuzzy reasons...".
The hate is palpable. You live in a very simple, small world if you think Medicaid recipients are just being unnecessarily coddled. Life must be good for you.
But anything to hate the Muslim president, right?

The ACA was badly, very badly implemented and people like Ms. Sebelius should have been shown the door. I fault Mr. Obama for that. But the main reason this massive, historic undertaking is flawed can be traced directly back to the Republican party and it's monkey-wrenching of the process. A party that's shown repeatedly a profoundly unAmerican disrespect for the democratic process. The irony is also palpable.

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Posted on March 24 at 9 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog"

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Posted on March 5 at 9:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Last time I was there (many moons ago), Halloween was a much better party.

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Posted on February 28 at 9:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's Whack-a-Mole! No need to go to 6 Flags.

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Posted on February 26 at 8:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Administrators paid from federal grants? The horror! It's like public assistance.
They need to cut some programs and teachers, and fast!

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Posted on February 26 at 7:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Duly noted, pbd. All under the aegis of one group's self-important claim that their "religious freedom" trumps all others (and where have we seen that before...).

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Posted on February 23 at 7:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The true "Pro-lifers".

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