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Comment Re:A remarkable number of people are idiots (Score 1) 359

That is SO racist! You know what most peoples of colour (I can't believe this is the current PC term now) will score lower and their vote will be more often suppressed.

Why is this comment flagged as Troll? It's a perfectly cromulent point.

Also, to be clear, I did not post that comment.

Comment Re:In all seriousness, (Score 1) 257

To meet new security rules, I changed the password on a work computer one day, back in the 90s. I told the other people I changed it and one asked what the new password was. I lowered my voice and told him "Shhhh. It's secret." He asked again, and I repeated that it's secret. After a couple cycles of this, he was beginning to get angry. Finally, one of the other guys who'd been listening starts to laugh, as he figured it out after the second time. He told the first guy what the password was.

Comment Re:Free beer? (Score 1) 392

I like ice water, though sometimes there is that chlorine smell. Ice tea is ok, unsweetened - I'll add my own amount of sugar, thank you very much.

If I'm in the mood for drinking, a nice whiskey goes well with many dishes. Or whatever creative mixed drink the restaurant can think up that's still basically a shot of rum or vodka with coke or juice.

I don't drink beer, either weak goat piss from the US, or the German varieties that come with a knife to cut them. I also don't drink wine. I've even tried those new "hard cider" things, and they simply taste like beer made from apples. That isn't what cider should remind one of.

Comment Re:Other option (Score 1) 392

Your local coal or gas powered electricity-generation plant will suffice. Or equal time in a nuclear reactor, or tied to a blade of a windmill (swatting away the birds), or in the outlet tubes of the hydro-electricity dam, or on that solar tower where birds burst into flames while flying by.

Take your pick. A half hour in the direct path of power generation doesn't seem to be very fun, no matter the source.

Comment Re:Other bugs (Score 1) 410

I used firefox since version 2, as my main browser. I got tired of something that looks like Chrome, but still needs Flash installed to play the free games online. So with my new computer, I simply gave in to the dark side, and installed Chrome directly. The bonus is better memory usage.

If Firefox wants users back, they have to be their own browser again, but clear up the memory issues first.

Comment Re:WTF America how do you raise your kids? (Score 1) 449

You must not live in the America I see. Way too many kids are happy being pets, as long as they have their sex and drugs on a regular basis. The few who avoid that lifestyle still have a better chance of being slaves of the robots rather than the owners.

Yeah, it's all going to Hell. But at least some privileged girls will go in a group with no boys allowed.

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers. -- The Wall Street Journal