Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re:Censorship? (Score 2, Insightful) 413

by HBI (#48877183) Attached to: Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

I'm sure you'd like to believe this, but it isn't true. There are introspective people from all walks and everywhere on the spectrum, but most people are captives of their own echo chamber and don't want to hear a word otherwise. Leftists do not have any special properties in this regard. They are just as eager to squelch speech as any other government, when in power.

Comment: Re:Crusty Hardware (Score 2) 187

by HBI (#48875705) Attached to: User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

Bad form (replying to myself) but, I imagine many readers weren't even out of diapers when the last EISA system shipped. EISA slots supported ISA cards as well - the slots were dual use and had special keyed connectors that reached down lower in the slot when operating in 32-bit EISA mode. To an 8 or 16 bit ISA card, the slots were standard ISA slots for all intents and purposes, except that you had to run the EISA config utility (kind of like a BIOS config, but software rather than firmware) to get the system on board with what you were doing.

Comment: Re:Crusty Hardware (Score 4, Informative) 187

by HBI (#48875479) Attached to: User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

AC, the Compaq Deskpro line implemented EISA. While these systems rarely saw use in homes, banks were full of the things as were other firms. Deskpros were built like tanks up until about 1996. I installed lots of EISA NICs, in particular.

My point is that there were more of these systems out there than you think.

Comment: Re:Congress'l approval rating near all-time low (Score 1) 661

by SuiteSisterMary (#48873983) Attached to: US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

If the American public truly believed, so overwhelmingly, or cared, Congress wouldn't have an incumbency rate of somewhere between 96 and 85 percent (depending on how you count.)

America doesn't have elected officials, they have an aristocratic class, and a few political dynasties.

Comment: silly (Score 2) 126

by HBI (#48870117) Attached to: Silk Road 2.0 Deputy Arrested

I mean I know people running criminal enterprises aren't all that bright usually, but you'd think the smart play would be to avoid obvious telltales like an overlarge amount of shipments to your house.

The right way to do this would be to open up a shell storefront and conduct a legitimate trade for its cover value, and get your shipments there. How about one of those mailbox places?

Comment: Re:Free upgrade for one year (Score 1) 567

by SuiteSisterMary (#48868203) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Which can be rewritten as 'Microsoft specified it would only be free for the first year, which I interpret to mean that there will then be a yearly fee.'

The other, more logical, interpretation is 'After a year, even if running windows 7, 8 or 8.1, you'll need to purchase an upgrade at standard retail.'

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 0) 103

by HBI (#48866641) Attached to: Gender and Tenure Diversity In GitHub Teams Relate To Higher Productivity

The fact that most women have trouble getting along with other women is not my problem.

The fact that a significant percentage of women are also offended by male-dominated social environments is also not my problem.

I can speculate on the reasons why both of the above are true, and even come up with ways to fix it, but as stated, not my problem.

The majority is not going to change for a minority, no matter how many laws are passed. Sporadic enforcement is the rule. Eventually, they'll be rolled back. In the meantime, resistance is the rule. SJWs, like you, are to be taken out using any means available.

"Being against torture ought to be sort of a bipartisan thing." -- Karl Lehenbauer

Working...