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Comment: Creating the New Soviet Man (Score 2) 563

You see, back in the grand old days of the USSR, all the rage was creating the "New Soviet Man" who would have all the best qualities and truly bring about World Socialism. All differences between race, ethnicity, even gender would be erased. Everyone would be the same fine specimens. We see how well that worked out.

It's amazing that the LA school district can't think of anything new, so has to replicate the failed policies of the Soviets.

Comment: Re:hes not the one to blame. (Score -1, Troll) 160

by HBI (#49469715) Attached to: Bolivia Demands Assange Apologize For Deliberately False Leaks To the US

Nice justification for that asshole Assange. Lying and exaggerating and raping, and avoiding justice - that's been his life story.

But keep rationalizing out what he's done. He's a murdering, meritless troll, nothing more. He's been responsible for more people being killed than anyone reading this, and lives being destroyed through his thoughtless, purposeful divulging of Manning's traffic. Blood all over his disgusting hands.

May he rot in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the rest of his life.

Comment: Re:don't need to look it up (Score 1) 53

by HBI (#49424057) Attached to: Back To the Future: Autonomous Driving In 1995

I had a DX-66 with the same switch. I just left it on at all times. I honestly rarely used the switch, even on my XT compatible. Most of the uses by 1987 (which was when I got it) revolved around BASICA, of all things, and I didn't have that, since it was a clone and had GW-BASIC which had a subset of the timing issues of BASICA.

Comment: Re:don't need to look it up (Score 4, Informative) 53

by HBI (#49422507) Attached to: Back To the Future: Autonomous Driving In 1995

The original 486DX was released in 1989 and ran at 20mhz. It included a FPU, previously an add-on coprocessor on x86 chips.

Then, the 486SX was released, which disabled the FPU and was offered at speeds as slow as 16mhz.

The 486DX topped out at 50mhz, but then on-chip clock doubling was offered as the 486DX2, raising speeds up to 66mhz. Then clock tripling, finishing up at 100mhz with the 486DX4.

Earlier boxes had turbo buttons because they could shift back into a nominally PC/PC/XT compatible 4.77mhz (in the case of 8088/8086 boxes) or PC/AT compatible 6 or 8mhz (in the case of 286/386 boxes). It actually had a good reason - many early games were highly dependent on the system's clock speed.

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