At least I'll have an excuse now - despite having GPS.
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15 posts • joined 24 Apr 2008
Let me start by saying that I was born and raised in the US. Also let me say that I'm not opposed to gun control - I don't own a gun, and have never shot a gun (go figure, I'm almost 50). Also, I don't understand how over-the-top some people get about the idea of gun control (drinking the NRA cool-aid, so to speak...?)
At any rate - since colonial times, guns have always been accessible in the US. And so - the availablity of guns hasn't changed, and can't be the issue, therefore. The lethality of guns has changed - which is an important point - but still, school shootings are a somewhat modern thing.
So I have to ask, what's changed? I don't believe it's video games, or movies - I mean, we all played shoot-em-ups as kids - whether it was a video game, a movie, or just pretend (out in the back yard with our friends).
So something has changed. But I dont' know what it is...blah, blah, blah... (That is to say, I don't have an answer.)
I've been using this Firefox browser since the early Netscape days - I can't argue that it's slower than dirt (despite the rewrite). However - I don't trust google, so Opera is my next choice. (IE is not a contender (as I've been using linux for a very long time)).
And so now - on slow machines, I lean toward Opera.
Xfce running on compiz is the bomb (I mean, c'mon - wobbly windows, and flame?! What more do you need?!). What blows though, is systemd. Damn that init to the deepest pits of hell. Gentoo (I think) is the only release (and a rolling release, too) that offers something non-systemd, which is grand.
MS: "Welcome to McRedmond's - what can we get you?"
Mark: "Uh, how about an XP-deluxe?"
MS: "We're sorry, we no longer offer the XP-deluxe. You will have the McVista instead."
Mark: "Thank you, no. They make me vomit."
MS: "Too bad. You eat it!"
Mark: "Maybe I'll try one of those other places down the street."
MS: "Oh wait. I think I saw one more XP-deluxe back there somewhere. You wait there."
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