As opposed to the _awesome_ upgrade path from Linix ca. 2001 to a modern Linux release, right? Dipshit.
You neckbeards, man you crack me up.
Things tend to be pretty modular or easy to convert in the Linux realm. Aside from dependencies such as libc, migrating an app or configuration files for a service is as simple as a copy. Big things, with a tar command and a quick FTP transfer. Got me through lots of sytem migrations for Y2K including Linux, AIX (additionally, MKSYSB rocks for migrations across hardware platforms), HP-UX, Xenix and a few others.
MS stuff wasn't quite so easy to migrate. Ferreting out all the little places apps dump their garbage is a mess.
DOS was nice, things were contained in one directory, including all configuration files, etc. MS killed that by chaining command.com to win.com in 1994's Win95. Check out offset 10BB0 in the original Win95 command.com, change win to ver in a hex editor!
Are you sure? Perhaps he's like me: a reader who never bothered to post before - but unlike me, didn't want to post under the "Anonymous Coward" heading. I'm not saying he is or isn't, I'm saying your reasoning is full of holes. I could have created a user ID just to post this, and your logic would have me being a PETA sockpuppet as well.
Never posting doesn't have any relation to the UID. When your account is created, it is assigned. Posting or not posting has no effect on the UID.
And yes, you are also a PETA sock-puppet.
"there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it" and replaced it with "a platform for a smaller government."
Absolutely it's inflammatory. But there is an element of truth to what he said. When you have a nation that vote themselves more stuff at the expense of the productive members of society, that nation is on a paved path to ruin.
I have relatives that voted straight party ticket for Democrats this last election. I asked why. One of them said he really loved Romney and disliked Obama. However, he couldn't afford to lose his "benefits". Truth of the matter is that he's an indentured servant whether he admits to it or not.
Never ask from the government which can so easily take away.
Excellent point. There is a quote running around that apparently tends to be mis-attributed but is nonetheless quite insightful and worrisome.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy."
I've also see a similar quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin. The source isn't my concern, the politicians on either side of the aisle having the power to but votes and the long term implications for the solvency of the U.S. is.
Any society that does not enable citizens to persue higher education if they wish fails at civilization. We do not exist merely to eat sleep shit and fuck. No everybody doesn't need to go to college, everybody shouldn't need to or have to go to college. But everybody deserves the chance to better themselves, and society as a whole benefits when they do.
It's deeply troubling that the response to "tuitions are too high" is "not everyone needs to go to college" these days. Education is not a luxury that we can afford to go without, it is civilization itself.
Censorship is obscene.
Patriotism is bigotry
Yeah, let's lower our standards so EVERYONE can go to college. I guess that worked for you. Must have been Columbia, noticed your "Patriotism is bigotry" tag line. That one always warms my heart, dear comrade. Healthy patriotism (not xenophobia or racism) instills competition, it's necessary until we have aliens to compete with... Human nature or something...
Most degrees are already nothing more that a metric we must all achieve to get through the automated HR filters. Sure we should all look to improving ourselves after high school but we don't necessarily have to water down the worth of a degree by diluting the workforce with it. Having everyone get degrees entails dropping academic standards (so everyone that wants one can have one - I feel so warm inside), wasting obscene amounts of tax dollars and encumbering the poor sheep with massive amounts of debt to work in menial jobs that likely didn't even require a high school education 30 years ago.
There are other avenues such as tech schools for some.
I don't hate degrees, I finished mine for the sake of career advancement. Doctors, lawyers, architects, most scientists and real engineers certainly need them.
"Atomic batteries to power, turbines to speed." -- Robin, The Boy Wonder