i've commented on the topic. you've commented on me. who is not contributing substantively here exactly? therefore who is the troll?
and who are you? why would you have a strong opinion about me. do i know you? otherwise, to go after me personally, anonymously, this is what we call a troll
you'd be surprised
there are people who actually believe trading in and looking at child porn isn't a problem, that that is victimless, it's just pictures and video
(it creates demand, of course it's a fucking problem)
watch this thread, you'll see them commenting
yes, that's real
but do you consider that as big a problem as purposefully disenfranchising poor and black people with ridiculous id hurdles, gerrymandering bullshit districts, and rich people and corporations perverting the people's will with legalized corruption?
because random bus people are a grave threat to democracy
unlike gerrymandering, disenfranchisement, plutocratic corruption...
Well, nothing lasts forever. I, too, hope that someday we will have nVidia cards with open drivers. My understanding is that their geforce line is too patent-encumbered for that to ever happen to them (they pretty much went full-Microsoft during the original Xbox era) but that they more or less own their mobile (as in handheld) GPUs outright, and if they ever become the basis for a desktop product, we might see an open version of those drivers. Nouveau is pretty much unusable for a lot of users, and useless for even more.
Problem is, only a subset of ATI cards are well-supported by the FOSS driver, and the official drivers are poop. When more of the cards are supported and it takes less time for the cards to be supported, maybe I will consider ATI cards again. But every time I do, I regret it deeply...
It's not my fault you've got your head up your ass.
You are only responsible for your own head being up your own ass.
Voter fraud is a nonissue fearmongered and blown out of proportion to enact the real disenfranchisement: Republicans pass laws making voting harder for blacks and the poor.
It's interesting because it's a last ditch desperate effort to preserve a voting base of old white conservative people which is quite literally dying off.
Then there is the gerrymandering to make sure the Republican voters always dominate in any given Rorschach ink blot of a voting "district."
But after that, Republicans have a real problem keeping and growing a voter base.
Long term, they either die off, or they radically change their ideology.
If you can't tell the difference between doing something as a job, or not...
You can't even tell what the argument is.
Good. About fucking time.
Because the driver is binary and the card specs are closed?
So what, the drivers don't work with the new kernel or something?
Insurance companies just need to start dropping anyone who drives for Uber and create a new category of insurance for them (which would most likely be the most expensive bracket there is, considering they're driving around customers professionally all day long with no special training whatsoever).
They have that. It's called "commercial insurance". Same as other taxi drivers. The reason Uber doesn't like this is that they are not competitive when they have to compete on even terms.
That would be a nifty argument if you could first show that force per square inch actually matters, as opposed to total weight.
I don't have to show this, it's common knowledge. We've discussed the fact here repeatedly.
Yet you admit that freight trucks cause the most damage. With its five axels and 18 wheels, a loaded freight truck should be too a Prius what your pickup truck is to a Prius.
But it isn't, because of the massive loads they carry, and the extremely hard tires which are designed pretty much exclusively for tread life and reducing rolling friction.
Why don't we just put MANTIS and Super Force on the list while we're at it...