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Comment: Re: Are all U.S. Laws enforced in the U.K.? (Score 1) 125 125

I wonder how much of a chance there is those times come back...

The ultimate step to controlling reality is to erase all evidence of a reality that contradicts the one you desire, to the point where even those harmed by the changes you promulgate will prefer your version to a conflicting one

Anyone who does that are desperados, and in the current era we live in, many entities - from humongous entity such as the government of the United States of America to that pitiful UK news rag joint are trying everything they can to erase the reality

They think they can hide the truth?

They think they can keep on repeating their bold face lies until they become truth?

What are they thinking?

That MiniLuv and MiniTrue will actually start doing their jobs, and the populace at large will simply be grateful for their chocolate rations to be increased to 25 grams per week (some of us realizing that last week our ration was 40 gra -- &^#$#)@!*$ NO CARRIER

Comment: Re:Plus RS232 (Score 2) 301 301

Can we make it an even $200 and get an AT port thrown in too? AT -> PS/2 to PS/2 -> USB converter chains are a pain in the ass on a normal day ... and when one of the converters decides to bite the dust, there's a fair chance of trashing a perfectly good keyboard (of which my stash is dwindling, though I think most of the remainder are PS/2...)

Comment: Gonna have to change their tag line... (Score 1) 82 82

"We don't care, we don't have to, we're the phone company" doesn't quite sum it up anymore... and well, "We don't care, we don't have to, we're the phone/satellite company." just doesn't have as nice a ring to it.

death-star or no, AT&T just doesn't have the same flavor of evil as TWC & Comcast. Least not in my experience anyway (now, I've never had them for anything other than landline ... and that was short lived, as they couldn't compete in the "internet" market ... and still can't where I live).

Comment: Re:Doublethink (Score 1) 686 686

They grew up in a time of blind jingoistic nonsense, though people are now growing up in the same, possibly even worse with all of the constant propaganda.

The older generation is smart enough to know that the cold war never ended. Stupid millennials are going to be in for a rude awakening when Russia marches on Europe.

Nah, we (they? stupid non-hard dates for generation lines) partially grew up on Command and Conquer.
I for one await the day that the Allies call upon me to command the forces on the Eastern Front.

Comment: Re:It's not surprising (Score 1) 129 129

What would happen if every single railway company would have different track gauges?

Lots and lots of trans-loading stations ... and increased costs, etc. Probably would cripple the economy (as it seems to run on cheap Chinese goods that're built to break in 3-4 years in the first place ... "They don't build 'em like they used to" and all that).

Comment: Re:I always look at the bad reviews (Score 1) 126 126

In my case, 1 star and 5 star reviews are filtered out (if possible) from the results I'm reading.

2, 3, and 4 star reviews are where the meat of the "good" reviews are (i.e. the "Look, I'm not a pro, but still I consider myself better than average. Tried using features A,B,C,D that're listed as supported, and work flawlessly on [other brand of same thing], however those features do not work on this device." ). Obviously it's not a flawless system, but usually the reviewers giving it 2-4 stars ALSO include steps for fixing problems as well -- or better ways to assemble it than what the instructions said.

Comment: Re:Drupal??? (Score 1) 29 29

Wtf, so much better has been built. If if not those, just shut up and install wordpress. But someone wrote a book on it OK

just like all the people still using Sendmail, BIND, SCO Unix, or Windows: apparently being mediocre (or just plain shitty) is a highly effective strategy and will guarantee for a system long life.

I get the idea of moving away from Sendmail, SCO Unix, or Windows ... but for a DNS Server what would you consider "better" than BIND?

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