A wry difference is that here you see very little Democrats-vs-Republicans crap, because if there's anything that most Techdirters (including the authors) can agree on, it's that nobody likes the government in any form.
Also not true. We don't like abusive government.
Now the user base can correct me if i'm wrong on this but I think the majority here is people that actually come up with solutions to issues through debate (regardless of the intelligence of it).
And furthermore and more on point that we don't look for a higher power for answers to things that our in power to rectify or evolve.
So, governments are a detriment to society in my humble opinion. Yet we still keep on giving power to a bureaucracy we know has failed us over and over... I think the conversations that resonate the most, the following goes to Mike & Jenn the most, Are the ones that actually have an idea that we can all accept and furthermore do something about as a community that has a direct stake in what affects them.
my dad has been an cnc machinist at Hill Air since hell... 31 years... it's what crafts those landing parts on well just about every aircraft. I also saw them in action it's not drills these days it's high pressure water. Works well on aircraft aluminum to steel (had him make me a N64 knob when mine broke once) All I had to do was use his mike(fine tuned measurement device) I got it a little long but my thumb is big... I've broke 4 joysticks for pc that way too lol!
To all those that snicker and say but that's illegal when I mention where I got this or that.. Paul Tassi, a Forbes contributor, seems to sum up the situation well:
"Piracy is not raiding and plundering Best Buys and FYEs, smashing the windows and running out with the loot. It’s like being placed in a store full of every DVD in existence. There are no employees, no security guards, and when you take a copy of a movie, another one materializes in its place, so you’re not actually taking anything. If you were in such a store, you’d only have your base moral convictions to keep you from cloning every movie in sight. And anyone who knows how to get to this store isn’t going to let their conscience stop them, especially when there is no tangible “loss” to even feel bad about."