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Comment: Re:Libgen (Score 5, Insightful) 130

by Anomalyst (#49789049) Attached to: High Court Orders UK ISPs To Block EBook Sites
Why do you find it strange that ignorant politicians and greedy media moguls are ham-handed in their dispensation of "justice" in the protection of their revenue streams. I'm waiting with bated breath for Edger Rice Burroughs to "innovate" a new series of Ganymede novels wherein the plot goes: hero meets girl, hero loses girl to evil antagonist, hero chases antagonist and saves the girl and they (i.e. hero & girl, not hero & antagonst) kiss (and nothing else!) at the end. I hear Ernest Hemingway is recovering nicely from his suicide by using all that generous royalty income towards the latest medical technology to cure his malady and will be penning a sequel to "For Whom The Bell Tolls" just in time for Xmas gift giving. Let us all fervently hope Roger Zelazny will provide us with a new Amber novel and a astonishing collection of short stories. Would it be too much to ask for another six dimensional Lazurus Long novel from R.A.H.? I have a burning need to know if Mycroft and Athena ever "get it on" and Colin Campbell and Hazel Stone survived to write more "Scourge of the Spaceways" scripts .

Comment: Distinct lack of SATA ports (Score 1) 45

by Anomalyst (#49742007) Attached to: Rate These 53 Sub-$200 Hacker SBCs, Win 1 of 20
Only the minnowboardMax [http://www.minnowboard.org/meet-minnowboard-max/] provides a SATA port and according to the FAQ the SoC doesn't support port multipliers although expansion via mPCI is hinted at (no HW recommendations to accomplish it, though) and it appears to be limited to 2GB max. ZOTAC just announced a new box, the RI531 [http://www.zotac.com/news/press-releases/article/archive/2015/may/article/zotac-elevates-the-mini-pc-with-all-new-r-series.html], but I doubt it will be under $200, even barebones (no disc, no mem),$399 more likely.

What I would really like to see is Arm 64bi@1Ghz+t, RTC, 4GB+, 2 SATA (power&Data, 2 ethernet (PoE in [& out with extern P/S] would be nice) with Arch or Fedora 22 linux on bootable SD and a case to mount 2 2.5 drives and the board.

Comment: Is the asinine "Home" flavoring preserved? (Score 1) 193

Any windows "update" without providing domain membership & policies or RDP capabilities is worthless and will be (& has been) replaced with Linux. If your windows game wont at least run under wine, then I wont be purchasing it. WTP is filled with useless 'features' "Picture of the Day", "live" tiles, sports, weather, disabled/deleted where possible. Needs a pre-installed group policy/wizard to turn such bloat off.

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