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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 3 points ago

Jesus Christ. We put in as much as Europe combined, but we're only 60% the size.

Twice as much as China, despite being 20% their size.

Fucking freeloaders.

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 3 points ago

Jesus Christ, you read way more into what I was saying than I actually meant.

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 6 points ago

Well, the choice is water, or fingers.

I prefer no-touch car washes, myself.

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 1 point ago

Absolutely could if we came up with some kind of open source distributed self-structuring network whose entire goal is to maintain privacy. Imagine such a service in an apartment complex when you see 500 m SSIDs, for example.

My phone can already make VOIP phone calls. If that distributed service enabled internet connectivity and provided wifi access to user devices it could work quite well.

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 3 points ago

Nothing you can do as long as telecoms record which cell towers you connect to and what your signal strength was.

Only way to handle this from a privacy perspective is something conceptually like what is done in the Monero cryptocurrency where IDs for phones are distributed, exchanged and randomized between peers. You can track where one ID goes, but it will become lost in the noise and not contain meaningful data.

Alternatively, we the people could demand private, distributed ownership of cell towers, or a service like cell towers.

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 6 points ago

Civil war, yeah right.

They've already got the wool over 98% of our eyes.

The biggest thing I've learned from this panic is how gullible America is.

Never before has both 1984 and the Matrix seemed more accurate.

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 3 points ago

I've already said what I think about the "quarantine."

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 5 points ago

DeSantis is showing his true colors.

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 4 points ago

So... if you have family like that... don't put them at risk?

That shit has nothing to do with our economy and tens of millions young and healthy people working.

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 7 points ago

Fun fact: 15% home mortgage interest rates suck no matter whether 17 trillion dollars is a lot or a little money.

Another fun fact: home mortgages were 15% in the 1980s.

A third fun fact: fed borrowing $2T overnight will reduce liquidity in the credit market and bring all your variable rate and new fixed rate loans up. Yay!

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 4 points ago

"Money is the root of all evil" is commie propaganda. It makes perfect sense why he's being downvoted.

Lust for power is the root of all evil, not money.

Money is just the left's convenient scapegoat to obfuscate their search for unadulterated and unbridled power.

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 2 points ago

I actually believe their death rates, except I believe them to be a clear and indisputable sign of just how bad China's air quality is.

One thing that's clear from this virus is that it kills you if your lungs aren't in perfect condition when you catch it.

But yes, those motherfuckers are most definitely asshoe.

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 2 points ago

I find it sad that people value their lives over their principles.

Isn't this some existential struggle that humanity has battled with since the dawn of history? Yet here we are, giving it all up for what amounts to comfort.

We claim to be advanced, but clearly not in any way but technologically.

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CertainlyNotEdward [S] 8 points ago

It's disingenuous as fuck.

Sorry, if you drive a car, you're accepting the possibility that you might kill someone.

It's not even that someone might kill you, it's that your "selfish" actions might result in the death of some innocent person.

We already statistically measure deaths in dollars, and on a personal scale.

Joe Schmoe thinks it's very unlikely that he'll kill someone driving, and that chance times the price of that potentially killed person is less than the value he obtains when going through a drive through in the evening to pick up dinner.

He may not now or ever be thinking about that cost, but the same exact logic applies when he gets drunk and has the munchies.

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