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Comment Re:Awaiting Instructions From The Mother Ship (Score 1) 492

I sense a great disturbance in the Force, as though millions of independent-minded correct-thinking Slashdotters crying out in confusion about what opinion they're supposed to have about Donald Trump...

It's not difficult to argue that, even if you agree that something needs to be done, Trump's support for action doesn't make up for his deficiencies in... every other regard. I'm not going to hire someone to get rid of cockroaches in my building if it sounds like he's going to burn down the building in the process.

Comment Re:Death of Reddit, film at 11. (Score 2) 474

I just looked back at digg.com for the first time in a couple years from when it flamed out heroically on it's 2.0 launch. It's not horrible now, there doesn't appear to be too much drama on their front page. Looks like delicio.us Just a abc/cbs style repost of yesterdays "hot web news"

I'm being nitpicky, but it was actually their v4 release that drove everyone away. It was sold two years later for a mere $500k.

Comment Re:MSE Support (Score 1) 156

What OS are you using? I'm using it on Windows.

Windows 7 64-bit.

You enabled MSE via the about:config page, yes?

Yepper. The only thing that wasn't enabled by default was WebM, which I did enable.

I wondered if maybe AdBlock Plus and/or Ghostery were causing a problem so I disabled both of them (through the Add-on Manager), but Firefox still wouldn't play anything else...

Comment Re:MSE Support (Score 1) 156

I enabled MSE in Firefox in the previous version, and the HTML5 YT videos seemed to work fine except 1080/60p videos, which stuttered a lot. As of v37, that seems to have also been fixed. YMMV, but it's A-OK for me.

Doesn't seem to work for me. Sort of.

The "introductory" video on Achievement Hunter's Let's Play YouTube channel plays using the the HTML5 player, but nothing else seems to work.

Comment Re:This is interesting.... (Score 1) 573

Like I said in a previous post, infra-red imaging of the inner planets in our solar system shows them heating up at a rate similar to Earth. But, say that out loud and people like you friggin flip out.

Probably because it's not actually true.

And you never did say where you got that interesting bit of information, anyway...

Comment Re:I want to get paid (Score 1) 322

Poke it into a VM. I've got old hardware that doesn't have drivers supported on the host machine, but work fine through the VM. Should you not want to be tied to a particular machine this is an option you may want to look into.

I'm not so sure this will work with Windows XP, at least not as "easily" as described in your link. Windows XP likes to BSoD on boot if you restore an image from one set of hardware onto another set of hardware; something to do with XP blindly loading the installed motherboard drivers I think.

Comment Re:Ironic the Censorship on this (Score 1) 894

We even have laws against hate speech in the USA.

No we don't. We hand out harsher penalties to people convicted of a crime that was determined to be motivated by bias against the victim's race, religion, sexual orientation, etc., but we don't charge people simply for saying hateful things about those groups.

Comment Re:islam (Score 1) 1350

OR let me ask it this way. Name one Islamic Nation where Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Atheists or anyone else is actually FREE to practice their religion (or lack thereof).

I can't off the top of my head, but you still occasionally get things like this: Pakistani Muslims Form Human Chain To Protect Christians During Mass

Comment Re:California Energy Commission still saying it (Score 1) 719

Here's the California Energy Commission STILL saying it. SInce 2010 has passed, as of 2012 they pushed the "underwater by" date to 2050:

Perhaps you could point out where they say anything similar to "San Francisco will be underwater by 2050". What I've found are comments that, essentially, extreme tide-related flooding events would become more frequent and last longer.

Here's an "underwater San Francisco" map that GW alarmists were circulating in 1997:

Asked about the effect on California, professor of climatology at the University of California at Berkeley Orman Granger said in 1997:

There's no date associated with the image. I skimmed the article, though, so I may have missed a non-explicit prediction.

Comment Re:Imaginary reality to "prove" imaginary racism (Score 1) 448

Hint: it ain't the skin-color. If "whitey" really were racist, Asians would've suffered from it too. But they are doing rather well. So well, in fact, that schools and colleges alike deduct points from applicants, who identify themselves as "Asians".

For the life of me I can't figure why you'd use that to support your claim that Asians don't suffer from racism...

Comment Re:Enlightening... (Score 1) 772

(I want to say that I wholeheartedly agree with the Insightful moderation. I say this because I want it to be clear that what follows is not an attempt to undermine that insight.)

It's very often those same three steps: (a) Deny it happened; (b) Admit something happened, but ask people to wait before passing judgment; (d) Delay; and finally (e) Admit the whole thing, but claim that the time for a response has already passed.

Man... Three steps: a, b, d, and e?

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (4) How many times do we have to tell you, "No prior art!"