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Comment: Re:The Optimistic viewpoint hade a source (Score 1) 149

by bws111 (#49164907) Attached to: Spock and the Legacy of Star Trek

If only you had the maturity to see the wonderful irony in your statement. Everything would be perfect if only it weren't for "those other people", right? Think about that for a moment, then see if you can figure out why there is violence in the world. Here is a hint: it has nothing to do with "oldsters".

Comment: Re:Photos being separated (Score 1) 64

by cayenne8 (#49164795) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss
It would be nice to be able to comment on YouTube videos (even reply/respond to comments on my OWN videos), but I refuse to switch to G+ and give them that info.

My YT account is so old that I guess it was grandfathered in and I never would associate it with G+ or create a G+ account for it (it isn't registered under a gmail email). They have finally quit bugging me to do this.

But it would be nice if I could comment on my own videos or respond.

I really HATE the forced association google tries to make with this. I don't NEED a unified account across all Google.

Comment: Re:fees (Score 1) 384

You are right. But only because nobody is actually looking at the problem. Comcast, Time Warner and COX are not the problem, they are the symptom of the problem.

The problem is last mile infrastructure ownership. Municipally owned last mile solves that problem. By pushing the problem from the last mile, to a more centralized COLO facility can solve the problem, by allowing Verizon, Google, Time Warner, COX, Comcast .... and whoever else wants in, access to the same customers.

This gives choice (missing currently) to the customer, rather than lock-in to a Franchise agreement holder.

Comment: Deja vu all over again (Score 1) 25

Probably premature to say this, but it would be funny if Intel does to mobile processing and ARM what it did to Mac computers and RISC. For a long time the Mac-heads were constantly harping about how superior PowerPC was to anything in the Wintel world. And then suddenly everything was x86 again. It seems x86 is the technology that can't be killed.

Comment: Re:Last straw? (Score 2) 322

Taking on the 1938 German army would have been a relative cakewalk. The problem with Dunkirk (wasn't that a great victory?) is that the British stayed on the defensive, and by definition it's impossible to win whilst playing defense.

Add the Czechs and their surprisingly good army, and the Little Maginot Line (the Germans tested the fortifications after invading and found them shockingly sound) , and 1938 Germany has big problems. Its army gets bogged down in Czechoslovakia while the British drive for Berlin.

People always bring up this "educated, balanced" riposte to Chamberlain's infamous act. It's bullshit. Let's put the dagger in the back of this theory once and for all: you know who Chamberlain saw fit NOT to invite to the Munich conference? The Czechs! He gave them the middle finger and handed them a fait accompli. Don't even get me started about the great betrayal of Poland, a nation Britain was pledged to defend and yet did fuck-all to help. Fuck Chamberlain and fuck appeasement.

Comment: Re:Star Trek gave us a future to shoot for. (Score 1) 149

by DNS-and-BIND (#49163607) Attached to: Spock and the Legacy of Star Trek

Explain Harry Mudd and the Sirius Mining Corporation.

At least Star Trek solved the "endless assloads of free money from somewhere" problem that is endemic to socialism. On Earth in 2015, the rub is that eventually, you run out of other people's money. With replicators and antimatter energy, that's not an inconvenient truth any more.

Comment: Re:Sell any stock before they launch this... (Score 1) 297

by sumdumass (#49163469) Attached to: Google Wants To Rank Websites Based On Facts Not Links

No, there is not. For everyone you think there is, any religion can simply claim it was created that way or the supernatural will of some supernatural being and you have absolutely no way to factually test or refute that. Note, unless it is a matter of some religion saying X and the sites saying Y, any injection of your beliefs is only your opinion not fact. Now this does not mean any religion it true, its just that you have no factual basis to say it is not.

You are simply wrong.

Comment: Re:Last straw? (Score 1) 322

Its interesting that you brought up the foreing aid aspect of military spending. Its also world security as most of Europe has demonstrated through history that whenever they have large armies, they tend to use them against each other. But your point is proven recently as Itally made a few threats against ISIS and had to walk them back when they realized ISIS forces outnumbered their own troop strength significantly. While not a permenant problem, it shows how little concern they had for their national protection because of the strength of allies.

I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats; If it be man's work I will do it.