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Comment: Re:And this attack ad is brought to you.... (Score 1) 124

by ncc74656 (#48628473) Attached to: Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?

They establishment Republicans have already rolled over with the passing of Cromnibus. I expect that if the push Jeb Bush to the front there will be record apathy among conservatives in the 2016 election.

To amplify on that point, never underestimate the ability of the Republican Party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. :-P

Comment: Re:Rethuglican hypocrites (Score 1) 124

by ncc74656 (#48628415) Attached to: Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?

the composition and political thrust of the parties changed dramatically with the Republican southern strategy of the 60s

Let me put you some f'in knowledge.

And more.

And even more.

On top of that, how do you explain the Democrats' only really starting to lose their stranglehold on southern-state governorships and legislatures in the '90s and later?

Comment: Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (Score 0) 183

And yet there is the evil George Soros which is the boogeymen of the left....

As an American, I'm sick and tired of the straw horses being trotted out by both sides. It's time to flush the toilet and kick both sides out. Obama just got a new "shellacking" and the democrat in power that helped move legislation which caused the "shellacking" promptly blamed the other side and said "ya'll should be working with us".

Cut spending, Stop showing up on trendy shows, back off on policing the world, and learn to live in a fricking budget!

We have a third of America on Food stamps and we are inviting others to pile on into the party.

That's not going to work. Is it going to take a major economic colapse to wake America up?

Comment: Re:wireless (Score 1) 115

by ncc74656 (#48572753) Attached to: FreeNAS 9.3 Released

What if I want my server in a different room from my router?

Minimal solution: run a cable between rooms.

Better solution: put in structured wiring and use that to make the connection between rooms.

Best solution: buy a home where the builder put in structured wiring, and use it. :-)

Comment: Re:Creators wishing to control their creations... (Score 1) 268

I haven't set foot in a movie theater in 15 years. They want to do it their way, then they obviously don't want my money.

The local theater closed here about a year ago. Guess there wasn't enough folks like you to keep it afloat.

Comment: Re:Like the space shuttle-------- (Score 1) 140

by ncc74656 (#48531177) Attached to: NASA's Orion Capsule Reaches Orbit

We keep hearing this is going to be the vehicle that's going to take us to Mars. Excuse me? Exactly how is a vehicle that can only carry 6 people carry supplies for even one person for nearly a year?

Multiple launches to first put supplies for the trip in orbit, with the last launch bringing the crew up on one of these. Assemble the Mars-bound bits in orbit, then send them on their way. I read something about this the other day, but don't remember where.

Comment: Re:Monorail - define trivially. (Score 1) 93

by ncc74656 (#48526749) Attached to: A Backhanded Defense of Las Vegas' Taxi Regulation

Actually it'd have to go through the Tropicana, and/or swerve around several blocks because the side of the airport that faces the strip is the runways. Getting the monorail out there would be a clusterfuck to say the least.

The part of Trop that passes north of the airport is mostly empty near the street, with the few businesses in there set well back. They could bring the monorail down to ground level (or even dig a trench for it) to keep from obstructing air traffic. Instead of bringing it down alongside Paradise Road, they could avoid that disruption by turning south sooner and going through the economy-parking lot and by Terminal 2 (which AFAICT is no longer in use) to bring it to Terminal 1. There should already be something in place to move people between Terminals 1 & 3, but if they want to extend the monorail out to Terminal 3 (I've only flown through it once), that'd be a bonus.

Comment: Re:Own loud is great! (Score 1) 30

by ncc74656 (#48526565) Attached to: Using OwnCloud To Integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and More In Gnome
ownCloud's worked pretty well for me the past few months, but v7.0.3 caused all sorts of breakage on Android when accessing WebDAV shares. Switching photo uploads from FolderSync to the ownCloud Android client fixed that, but Keepass2Android still won't open my password archive directly. I can get to it over WebDAV with ES File Explorer and open it read-only in Keepass2Android, but that's a kludge I didn't need with the previous version. I'd downgrade, but the previous version is only available as source and the downloaded .deb for the previous version is gone from /var/cache/apt/archives. Hopefully they'll undo this breakage in 7.0.4.

Comment: Re:Setting aside that old Constitution (Score 1) 446

by the_Bionic_lemming (#48512669) Attached to: 18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

The writers of the constitution had just come out of an oppressive government and won their rights by fighting back against the oppressive government and decided to make sure that if there was a time wen the tree of liberty had to be watered - the citizens would be armed and step up and form militias to fight back.

The whole point of America is and was Freedom. It's a responsibility that all americans must stand up for. Be it an outside force, an oppressive government, or your home being invaded, it's up to you to stand up and fight.

We've collectively been slapped down by many oppressive laws - the right to keep up in technology (I don't mean computers here), the right to be not spied on or searched illegally, and the right to be free.

Here's a basic litmus test. Will you agree to be searched before boarding a flight, or will you tell the person that you're an American, and you refuse to have your basic civil rights violated? It's ok to answer honestly, I just would like to know since I'd like a tax on folks like you, to fund people like me since we need more ammunition since you aren't stepping up to be ready to fight for your freedom.

Comment: Re:You can pry my wallet from my... (Score 1) 375

by the_Bionic_lemming (#48504295) Attached to: The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

Think about how much you spend per year. Think about the percent you pay in credit card fees. Take that amount and multiply it over 50 years and just think what you could do with that amount if it had gained interest before you retired.

And all it would take is a bit of time on your part to use cash and monitor your bank account.

Comment: Re:Mod the parent up. (Score 1) 488

I fully agree with you.

Mozilla turf crashed with their idiotic ideas after they decided to go with quick builds and a deaf ear.

I'm still running on 5.0 and wish that I could go back to the days of an easy browser that could block all of the cross connecting crap and ads and just give me a basic browser with one that does not continually run into websites that tells me to upgrade.

The use of anthropomorphic terminology when dealing with computing systems is a symptom of professional immaturity. -- Edsger Dijkstra