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Comment: Re:only one reason why uTorrent is still popular (Score 1) 192

by Coren22 (#49199165) Attached to: uTorrent Quietly Installs Cryptocurrency Miner

I have seen several people point out this "fits on a floppy" thing. I don't get this, please explain. The reason for using bittorrent is to download large amounts of data as fast as possible, why would it matter if the install is 1.44MB or 10MB?

If you are already intending to download CD or DVD sized files, why would it matter how big the installer is?

Comment: Re:Do not want. (Score 1) 100

by Coren22 (#49198203) Attached to: Self-Driving Cars Will Be In 30 US Cities By the End of Next Year

As opposed to buses/cars driven by humans? Whenever there is an accident, everyone lawyers up. The nice thing about the automated system is that there are recordings of everything; they will clearly show that the bus was cut off and had no choice but to rear end the car that cut it off.

Comment: Re:God Republicans are Stupid (Score 1) 125

by Coren22 (#49196157) Attached to: The Mexican Drug Cartels' Involuntary IT Guy

If you look up the line of this very thread, you will find me linking to the federal records retention laws.


The federal archives are the ones who store these records, even classified ones. They are also the ones who release records when the classification is no longer valid, for instance the records of the Roswell crash that were recently released.

I have no idea however what the penalty is for breaking 44 U.S.C. Chapter 31. My opinion would be a ban from elected service, but that is me.

Comment: Re:Ok, How did the black participants respond? (Score 1) 249

by Coren22 (#49183639) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

The article then goes on to describe it as being a much older word used to refer to a certain group of people:

Ste. Claire pointed me to King John, published sometime in the 1590s. One character refers to another as a craker — a common insult for an obnoxious bloviator.

What craker is this same that deafs our ears with this abundance of superfluous breath?

"It's a beautiful quote, but it was a character trait that was used to describe a group of Celtic immigrants — Scots-Irish people who came to the Americas who were running from political circumstances in the old world," Ste. Claire said. Those Scots-Irish folks started settling the Carolinas, and later moved deeper South and into Florida and Georgia.

Which these people then went on to call themselves crackers

"In official documents, the governor of Florida said, 'We don't know what to do with these crackers — we tell them to settle this area and they don't; we tell them not to settle this area and they do," Ste. Claire said. "They lived off the land. They were rogues."

By the early 1800s, those immigrants to the South started to refer to themselves that way as a badge of honor and a term of endearment. (I'm pretty sure this process of reappropriating a disparaging term sounds familiar to a lot of y'all.)

You can try to claim that it was a terrible term, but it is a term a people use to refer to themselves (to this day), and they don't believe that it is a racist term they are calling themselves.

Comment: Re:God Republicans are Stupid (Score 1, Insightful) 125

by Coren22 (#49182629) Attached to: The Mexican Drug Cartels' Involuntary IT Guy

Bring them up on federal charges, bring them all up on charges.

Why does this have to be a partisan issue? They broke federal laws, and should go to federal prison. Ever single one of them should go to prison to stop this carelessness of the law that has started in politicians. Politicians should hold themselves up to more scrutiny than the average person, not less and less.

Comment: Re:Ok, How did the black participants respond? (Score 1) 249

by Coren22 (#49182573) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

That article supports what I said. Or did you just read the part about Shakespearean times and totally miss the part where a portion of the population of the US called themselves crackers? You could even point to the part of that article where Jimmy Carter was called out as being of cracker origin, and it was said that if he knew, he would have called himself a cracker.

Comment: Re:No, the film is *bad* satire. (Score 1) 326

by Coren22 (#49182419) Attached to: 'The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress' Coming To the Big Screen

I took the book as satire of the military, maybe I read something into the book that wasn't there. I did however see the movie before reading the book, so it is possible that colored my views.

There were sequels to starship troopers as well, and they had a totally different tone.

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