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Comment: Re:Worth it if you can afford it. (Score 2) 255

by Bob the Super Hamste (#46780333) Attached to: SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon
Look into setting up junction points for your HDDs. This way stupid windows programs that believe they need to be on C:\[some dir] can think they are on the primary drive even if they are on one of the secondary HDDs instead of the primary SDD. I have that setup and it is wonderful.

Comment: Re:"What I find interesting is how..." (Score 1) 1585

by Bob the Super Hamste (#46778877) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Let the real scholars hash out what it's supposed to mean. We can then decide whether we want to amend that.

So that would be the same legal scholars who decided that the individual mandate in the affordable care act and the penalty/fee/tax for not having insurance was not a tax thus giving standing but then later ruled that it is in fact a tax and thus was something that was constitutionally allowable to be levied by congress. This seems like a rather tortured reasoning since they ruled one way and then in the same ruling they overturned an earlier part. So you will have to excuse me if I don't put much faith in their legal scholarship if they overturn their own ruling mere minutes after making it.

Comment: Re:TurboTax plus paper. (Score 1) 385

by Bob the Super Hamste (#46759731) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?
I have had to deal with the re-ask the questions since I end up finishing their questionnaire and then find that I have a couple of documents that still need entering. The first time I went and did as you did and re-answered the stupid questions again, the last time I just clicked back to the double check part and then it seems to ask only the relevant questions from adding the missed form. I keep submitting a suggestion that they offer an advanced mode where all you do is enter the data from the forms and then let it ask the few necessary questions it needs but from what I can tell they don't have such a thing.

Comment: Re:It's better in the UK (Score 1) 385

by Bob the Super Hamste (#46759371) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?
Personally I wish they would move tax day to October 31st. Talk about a scary byzantine nightmare, so it would be a fitting day. I thought I had complex taxes but I guess there are a few circles of hell that are still worse than the one I am stuck in.
This also puts tax day right before election day so maybe something could be done about it. I would prefer a much simple cleaner system that doesn't play favorites. On this topic this is one of my personal favorite editorial cartoons which happens to be the venerable Dr. Seuss.

Comment: Re:The US needs a constitution (Score 2) 630

We have a large number of political parties the problem is we have a winner take all system.

For example there are 3 viable parties in the state of Minnesota, the Republicans, the Democrats, and the Independence party. The Independence party really hasn't won anything since Jessie Ventura was governor starting back in 98, but are a large enough party that no side gets close to 50% and our last governor was elected narrowly with a 43.6% (Democrat) vs 43.2% (Republican) vs 11.9% (Independence) split. Our previous govenor didn't win either time with more than 50% of the vote either. Something like IRV or proportional representation would do wonders to increase the viability of lesser parties like in other modern democracies, but that requires those currently in power to change how things are done.

Comment: Re:Homeopothy ... (Score 2) 173

by Bob the Super Hamste (#46594937) Attached to: Homeopathic Remedies Recalled For Containing Real Medicine

How come the homeopathic practitioners don't just row out into the sea and throw their goose livers in there? They could cure all diseases overnight. They must be mean capitalists if they're not doing things like that.

Simple reason. It won't be diluted enough and thus not very potent. I mean you can't get that 1 part in 1.0x10^200 dilution by dumping a goose liver, and even if you could how would you manage to do that magic shake on an ocean full of water at once. Probably at best they could only manage a 1 part in 1.0x10^20 to 1 part in 1.0x10^30, which wouldn't be any where near strong enough, using that method.

Comment: Re:3,000,000 units (Score 1) 285

by Bob the Super Hamste (#46580601) Attached to: I prefer my peppers ...
I prefer the Dave's Ghost Pepper sauce or Scorpion Pepper sauce. The Scorpion Pepper sauce is supposedly hotter but it doesn't contain the hot pepper extract that the Ghost Pepper one does. Both pack a punch if you are not expecting it. Although at these levels you are only a little shy of just using police pepper spray.

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