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Comment: Re:Gun nuts (Score 1) 1374

by RenderSeven (#46894801) Attached to: "Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention
I will not argue but instead try to find common ground. Depending on the election cycle and the business sector, business sometimes favor the right and sometimes favor the left. Unions obviously favor the left by a substantial margin but they are not included in many statistics, which is either fair or unfair depending on your political leanings I guess. The differences are substantially smaller than either side would like to admit, and claims to the contrary seem to cherry pick the data or are patently false. From Politifact "The Democrats’ best edge was 55 percent to 45 percent in 2008, far from even a 2-to-1 margin. The Republicans’ best advantage was 59 percent to 41 percent in 2012".

Lets pick 2008 (or you pick a year I dont care), during which very roughly $1 Billion was donated to each party by "business". OpenSecrets shows close parity between parties going back 20 years or so. I dont understand the common assertion that Republicans get a billion dollars and are corporate lackeys, while Democrats get a billion dollars and they are not.

I hate both parties almost equally, though Ive come to believe Democrats hate me slightly more than Republicans (Im a middle aged middle class white guy that owns a business), even though I was literally kicked out of the Republican party for being too liberal (Im an atheist that's pro-choice pro-environment pro-gay-rights). So, Im asking honestly, how is my thinking flawed? What statistics am I overlooking that I should consider? Even if we disagree I want to understand what we are disagreeing about.

Comment: Re:Are there any old drives around that read these (Score 1) 481

by RenderSeven (#46867819) Attached to: US Nuclear Missile Silos Use Safe, Secure 8" Floppy Disks
I still have my CP/M computer, twin 8" floppies, 64k memory, 4 mhz z80 processor. Every two years or so I fire it up just for fun, and it runs just fine. Agreed it shouldnt, but it does. And Wordstar runs just about as fast as the latest Word 2013. Not that I'd want to go back to those days, but there is no doubt in my mind it will outlive any computer and server in my office.

Comment: Re:Well heck (Score 2) 99

by RenderSeven (#46660637) Attached to: What's In a Username? the Power of Gamer Tags
'BotNet' always gets a response, especially if you play like a bot for a minute or two. You either get treated like a badly written 'bot and everyone swarms in for an easy kill, or treat you like an omniscient 'bot and get avoided. Either way, it can be used to your advantage. If nothing else you get some extra shots off while the other team is busily reporting you to the moderators.

Philogyny recapitulates erogeny; erogeny recapitulates philogyny.