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Comment: What does she WANT to do? (Score 2) 176 176

You said what she doesn't want to do, but gave no indication of what she wants to do. There may be a not-terribly-difficult way to get from programming to what she wants to do, but without knowing what that is it is impossible to say.

Comment: Re:Oh (Score 1) 26 26

Pre-judging you? Only of being human, sir.

You prejudge me on a lot more than that. A large portion of your messages are dedicated to what you assume to be true about me, and many messages that come after them are dedicated to either you trying to hold to those assumptions in spite of reality or trying to set up little "gotchas" in the hopes of finding flimsy support for your assumptions.

In fact it is rare that you write a comment about me or in reply to me that does not prejudge me.

Comment: Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1) 1074 1074

That doesn't indicate that Lieberman was gunning for Iraq ahead of time. He was just looking for self-preservation, and knew that being the first to jump up and declare support would be good for that. You seem to be perhaps a little hazy in your memory of what unfolded in that time period, but some of us recall how the GOP used 9/11 as a way to initiate a witch hunt against anyone who didn't support every last foolish quest they asked for.

Lierberman is far from perfect, but what you cited does not support your argument as well as you wish it to, either.

Comment: Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1) 1074 1074

he has never given indication of himself being a war-mongerer...

Picking Lieberman for VP says otherwise.

I'm not particularly a fan of Lieberman, but I don't recall hearing anything of him having held a personal vendetta against Saddam Hussein either. If you have a reference to show that Lieberman was hankering specifically for a war with Iraq, please share.

On top of that, the Bush Jr. Administration set a new precedent for VP involvement - really more like VP dictation - of policy. Was there a reason to expect that Lieberman would have been driving the ship similarly? By contrast I haven't heard anyone claim that Biden is in control currently at 1600 Pennsylvania.

Comment: Re:Win7 is likely to be my last Windows (Score 1) 294 294

IMO, touch has nothing to do with it. It's just fashion. Given another 5-10 years, flat will be passé, and colors, gradients, and actual useful features will return.

My biggest surprise is that all of the control panels have been redesigned to look like "apps", and by association, about 90% of the options are now gone (unless you resort to a command prompt or the registry). Oh yeah, and it's unstable as all hell -- when Edge crashes, it closes all tabs and windows at once, and dumps you to the desktop with no error messages at all.

Fuck 10. I'll wait to see how they turn it up to 11.

Comment: Re:Oh (Score 1) 26 26

You wandered away from the Official Narrative, there smitty. We all know it's about marrying a box turtle. I won't tell anyone about your faux pas, but you might end up in a re-education camp regardless.

Though even if you are moving up into warm-blooded vertebrates, you are still placing a homosexual human as being of equal worth to a horse. Perhaps the important question to ask then is whether you see a horse as being worth more or less than 3/5ths of a hetersexual human.

And the kevlar kandidate is not my governor. I believe I told you that before.

Comment: Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1) 1074 1074

Gore would have had the same information Bush, Senator Clinton and 99.9% of the house did - and voted to do it.

You are whitewashing history with that line. The information that was given to Bush was hand-picked to support an invasion of a country that had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. Some of those intelligence advisers were themselves hand-picked by the Bush administration. The Bush administration was furthermore willing to then take the shaky evidence - note that they were not afraid to take advice from someone code-named "curveball" by the CIA - and spin it to support their agenda.

Regardless of how much you hate Gore, he has never given indication of himself being a war-mongerer, nor did he have a personal score to settle with Saddam Hussein.

Comment: Re:Still too expensive (Score 1) 247 247

Only if you define hauling 4x8 sheets as the purpose. In my area they're used more for hauling trailers, firewood, trash, and numerous other things that are more flexible in their dimensions.

If that's what they are used for in your area, that's the exception rather than the rule in my experience.

The average truck I see isn't hauling anything around. As I said, they are bought not because of utility, but because of a "lifestyle".

Comment: Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1) 1074 1074

Could you imaging if that dumbass won?

I can imagine in. We would not have launched an unjustified invasion of a sovereign nation that cost us trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives. Evidently that would have been a terrible thing?

No special skills, knowledge or anything else remarkable

Wait, which 2000 POTUS candidate are you talking about now?

Comment: Re:Nothing wrong... (Score 1) 369 369

There is absolutely nothing wrong with "social media". It is the Progressive thought that prevails the Western Culture. Political Correctness places style over substance. Or, speech over actions. Pulling words out of context and the twisting of meaning to suit one's purpose is a long and effective tactic.

Conservative counterexample: The red scare.

That does not compute.