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Comment: Re:"Conservatives" hating neutrality baffles me (Score 1) 201

Most conservatives see monopoly manipulation for what it is, a product of government regulation. Comcast does not have a near monopoly position because of market forces. It has a near monopoly because of government actions which GAVE it that near monopoly.

Comment: Re:The Elephant Internet (Score 1) 153

No, it won't be the breakup with your ex-girlfriend from years ago that you will be judged on. You will be judged based on that STD that your timeline says you had ten years ago, as reported by a doctor you never saw (or even heard of). The problem isn't that deeds will never be forgotten (well, OK that will be a problem too). It is that deeds you never committed, but the database says you did, will never be forgotten.

Comment: LEave it to the Clown car Republicans. (Score 1) 201

When are they going to change their name to the "We hate americans" party?

I am so done with those paid for corrupt scumbags, and it blows my mind how any person that can call themselves a republican can support these idiots and how scummy evil they really are.

I'm waiting for them to start wearing sponsor patches like Nascar race teams.

Comment: Dolphin with HD textures (Score 1) 55

A game able to run on a mobile phone will look just GREAT on a PC

Sarcasm detected. But people play GameCube and Wii games on PCs using the Dolphin emulator, which performs upscaling by tricking games into rendering the scene to a larger output surface. Some games benefit from high-definition replacement textures even if they don't add mesh detail. There's also an "HDNes" emulator that plays NES games with high-definition replacements for CHR ROM.

Comment: Eventually I'll Zeno gap that I can't cross (Score 1) 55

Of course, sometimes putting something in a gap just creates two new gaps either side, leaving you +1 on gaps.

True, trying to bridge gaps with an island will double the number of gaps, per Zeno's paradox. But once the gaps have been made small enough that the average end user can cross a gap unaided, mission accomplished.

Comment: Re:Money (Score 2, Funny) 186

by bill_mcgonigle (#49196069) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

Alright everybody - if you think Firefox is better at everything, step over to this side of the line. If you think that Chrome is better at everything, step over to *this* side of the line. Yes sir? Yes, you. Opera? Listen - you just get the hell out of here, and leave your meal ticket on the table. Everybody else: being shouting!

Comment: Re:How to totally screw up my ability to code: (Score 1) 155

by bill_mcgonigle (#49194301) Attached to: Musician Releases Album of Music To Code By

If you play music, my code will go to crap, since I'm trying to do two things with the same set of neurons.

Some of the most amazing brain work is done by /dampening/ the neurons, not hyper-exciting them. For me, music distracts enough of them that the rest can stay focused on the code. aka "in the zone".

For some reason, instrumental is fine for me and talk radio is fine for me, but lyrical music does not work at all. Maybe I'm programming more in the 'song' region.

Comment: Re:We almost lost two! (Score 1) 108

by bill_mcgonigle (#49194197) Attached to: Harrison Ford's Plane Crashes On Golf Course

'Geek' is more the 'script kiddie' version of a nerd. Nerds know what a wire-wrap gun is, even if they're more into grinding lenses for homemade telescopes.

This is fairly well-trodden territory. Nerds are hard-core specialists, fascinated with particular topics. Math nerds, bio nerds, telescope lens nerds (sure, why not?), etc. It's possible to be a multiple-nerd, but Geeks are more obligatorily generalists and tend to be makers.

"There is no statute of limitations on stupidity." -- Randomly produced by a computer program called Markov3.