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Comment: Re:Emulators? (Score 1) 167

You extrapolating a statement about the nature of video output (my emulator runs on digital video) into some kind of knock on hobbyists? Gimme a goddamn break! I friggin' own a C64 and several Z80 machines, so don't assume you know anything about me. I just happen to also run emulators out of convenience (I'm not going to wire up my old TS to a CRT just so I can take a look at something in fuzzy) Thanks for proving the Asshole Theory of the Internet! Blow me, dickhead.

Comment: Re: But is it reaslistic? (Score 1) 369

by Horshu (#47789189) Attached to: Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague
ISIS should infect some of their bravest with MSRA and then infiltrate the US, where they would spontaneously start grappling with random people on the streets, thus causing a staph epidemic. But yeah, they probably want to avoid ancient diseases that modern medicine has been able to treat.

Comment: Re:Why call them "engineers"? (Score 3, Interesting) 90

by Horshu (#47537519) Attached to: How Stanford Engineers Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO
I wasn't even aware that programmers in Cali could even legally call themselves "engineers". I worked for a company out of college HQed in California, and I was told coming in that we used the term "Programmer/Analyst" because California required "engineers" to have a true engineering degree (with the requisite certifications et al)

The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.