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Comment Re:The TL;DR (Score 1) 61

Some web browsers start using the color names for some reason that the article glosses over

I understood this to be a result of the leading browser at the time (Mosaic) being developed on Unix. You had to have Motif to compile it yourself, but there were binaries available for most popular Unixes. Most of them didn't come with Motif, although that was beginning to change.

Comment Re:abysmal human rights records (Score 1) 32

Yeah, they should torture its citizens the way we do it (solitary confinement) and manipulate politics the way we do it (through the media, and institutionalized vote fraud) and oppress only the minorities we oppress, etc. etc.

I mean, I'm with you on China, but we should clean our own house first

Comment Re:Please, it is getting old.... (Score 1) 32

You can look at the network packets and go from there.

Right, that's been done, we discussed it here on Slashdot.

Now, since that requires some basic technical skills, you ofcource are incapable of doing it

Big words from a coward who isn't even capable of looking back at prior discussions we had on this topic where, if you did so, you would find vindication for my statements.

Comment Re:This is how the Borg get their start (Score 4, Informative) 49

How much longer before you get your iPhone embedded in your head?

Funny that you mention that. Last night at the theater, there was a guy who kept getting texts on his iPhone during the movie. I was thinking of how much longer before I embedded his iPhone in his head. His girlfriend finally took his phone away and turned it off. I thanked her on the way out.

Comment Re:Irrelevant (Score 1) 156

He did a LOT of things that a lot of people didn't like, almost all of which were for the longterm good of the country...

Like raise 90% of the population's taxes?

Like sign an amnesty bill for illegal immigrants?

Like give arms to Iran?

Like send death squads to Central and South America?

Like crap his diaper in the oval office?

Yeah, I'd say that Reagan did a lot of things that a lot of people didn't like. I would have to respectfully disagree about the "good of the country" part, though.

Comment Re:Sorry, Bernie... (Score 1, Troll) 156

Bernie has a snowballs chance in Death Valley a in mid summer heat wave... Shame though, as a republican it sure would be fun to watch him as the democratic contender...

I don't know if you remember about this time in 2007, but Republicans said the exact same thing about Obama. How "Americans would never vote for a guy with the middle name "Hussein"" and "America wasn't ready for a black president". The entire campaign season, through April of 2008, was "Hillary is the presumptive nominee". Remember how Fox News had the "Stop Hillary Express"? Just don't be surprised if a filthy pro-gun socialist hippie is gonna drink up your milkshake.

Be careful what you wish for, Republicans. You might want to look at the turd logs in your own eye before howling about the speck in someone else's.

Comment Re:And then there's gold pressed latinum (Score 1) 480

If I could matter transport to San Francisco instantly, whenever I wanted, you'd bet I'd live in a lovely rural setting rather than some built-up metropolis.

Good point. I'd probably pick a private tropical island...

*** Or not SF, it might be Marin County, the home of Starfleet Headquarters.

According to Memory Alpha, Starfleet Academy is in Marin County (in the vicinity of Horseshoe Bay), but Starfleet Headquarters is across the Golden Gate, on the Presidio.

I was a little amused that Uhura and Chekov in 1986 had no idea where "Alameda" was, despite it being a major feature of San Francisco Bay (just a few dozen miles from Starfleet Headquarters). I suppose you could make the argument that all the names had changed by then, but it seems rather unlikely.

It could be that taking transporters everywhere (instead of actually experiencing the journey from A to B) gives you a terrible sense of direction.

Or in reality, the writers were just trying too hard to make the movie a comedy.

Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan