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Comment: Re:Commodore Amiga 3000T (Score 1) 671

by msim (#46793427) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

I lost a lot of my early gear when I moved interstate 15 years ago, I had some gear that was almost as old as I am, but unfortunately I had to find another home for them. I regret a few of them going out of my reach.

As to laptops and other computers. I was thinking other tech that just keeps on ticking, clocks, etc but i can sort of play this game..
Some of the gear I have kept since my move are as follows:

* A Dell CPx Pentium 233 laptop that I keep in storage, it's handy to have something with a real serial port and it gets dragged out whenever I need a terminal.
* A Sony C1 series Picturebooks. I had wanted one of these for YEARS since i saw them new in the shop and I ended up getting one (a PCG-C1XS) for a fraction of the original price.
* The same can be said about the Toshiba Libretto, I liked those and picked up a Libretto 50 a couple of years ago. Again at a fraction of the original retail cost.

I have some slightly obscure hardware floating about that I've kept "just because". My oldest two are a Sparcstation 5 which is sitting in the garage in storage with the Dell Cpx and a Sparcstation 20 that still works, but as it's old and rather noisy it has been retired from service and now serves as a stand to keep my desptop pc & NAS from sitting directly on the carpet next to my desk. I used to have a Sparcstation2, but I gave it away when I decided to cut down on the crap a bit.
Some not-as-old but equally obscure gear is my IBM PC 365, my Dec Alphastation 500/500 as well as a Sun Ultra 5...

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1579

by NateTech (#46785509) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

What do wing nut freedom blogs have to do with the facts of the case? Mr. Bundy, family, and staff forbade the carrying of firearms by the people on his property.

Eric Parker wants to lay on a public bridge on a public road and aim weapons at people, he should probably be arrested. He had nothing to do with Mr. Bundy's situation other than a misguided attempt to "help". He should not have been there, and he should not have taken up arms.

Please show evidence he was asked to be on that road by anyone actually involved in this measly $300,000 civil case. (Yes, $300,000. The $1M number bandied about by the "rule of law" whiners, is after exorbitant "penalties" that any business would make disappear upon settlement with a good lawyer.)

We have hundreds if not thousands of tax dodgers who owe far more than Mr. Bundy. Al Sharpton, comes to mind. $3.5M. He gets the highest "law enforcement" appointee (who illegally ran guns to murderers in Mexico by forcing law-abiding gun stores to sell them, I might add... great law enforcement there...) to speak at his conventions.

Can you find an IRS Top Ten Most Wanted list? I can't. Probably has something to do with who's on it, and which politicians they pay off. FBI Top Ten Most Wanted, no problem. IRS? Nope.

If you're so concerned about Mr. Bundy's back taxes, perhaps you should get an army to surround Al Sharpton's house with 200 rifle-carrying soldiers.

The "BLM Action" currently has an estimated cost of $2M to the U.S. taxpayer. Let's see... if I were asked if I wanted $2M spent to bother a rancher in the Nevada desert for a $330K bill... nope. Not worth it.

Someone else wants that land, and someone at BLM ordered up an Army. Interesting how we haven't heard who that was yet, isn't it? Who at BLM has the authority to assemble a standing army? I'd like to know.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1579

by NateTech (#46785477) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

I don't care who's egging it on. I've been listening to only interviews with the man and his family, themselves.

Those turning it into a 2A issue, are nut bags on both sides. Including you.

If anything it was a 1A issue... "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

And possibly a 3A issue... "No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law."

What "Hannity" or any other idiot turns it into is none of my concern as a Citizen. What is my concern as a Citizen is, is whether or not I find it appropriate for Federal armies to steal private property and show up in military dress and fully armed as a military to do so.

Since we're an Oligarchy and headed worse in that direction, my answer is no.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1579

by NateTech (#46781879) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Staged. Bundy and family banned carrying of weapons on their land and made folks disarm. The photo from the bridge is a single photo, no one can find any attribution for it, nor Copyright notice (interesting, considering all of the outlets that are using it, they apparently don't have permission of the photographer under the law), and hell... it's the world of Photoshop. The *key* photo for all the whiny media outlets seems to have appeared from nowhere with no attribution.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1579

by NateTech (#46781825) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Which even if true, means it's inept to send 200 armed soldiers to collect. That's not how we handle debts in the U.S.

If it were, we'd have surrounded Al Sharpton's house with 200 armed agents many years ago for the $3.5M in back-taxes he owes. And we probably wouldn't want the top law-enforcement person in the country speaking at his events.

Comment: Re:It's time we own up to this one (Score 1) 149

by Bruce Perens (#46730395) Attached to: NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed
I think we need to take a serious look at the "many eyes" theory because of this. Apparently, there were no eyes on the part of parties that did not wish to exploit the bug for close to two years. And wasn't there just a professional audit by Red Hat that caught another bug, but not this one?

Comment: Re:It's time we own up to this one (Score 3, Informative) 149

by Bruce Perens (#46729769) Attached to: NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed
I'd say more than just the "community". We have a great many companies that incorporate this software and generate billions from the sales of applications or services incorporating it, without returning anything to its maintenance.I think it's a sensible thing to ask Intuit, for example: "What did you pay to help maintain OpenSSL?". And then go down the list of companies.

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