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Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 1) 151

Seriously? You thank Rachel Maddow, and Al Sharpton are centrists??

Moving the goalposts, from network to individuals. MSNBC is more than Maddow and Sharpton. Logical fallacy detected, comment invalidated.

Oh look, it's only been 1 minute since I last posted a comment. Slashdot is shitting on itself again.

Comment: Re:Yea no... (Score 1) 36

Now, cable companies are different. I can't really speak to them. They work more like an old Bus network and the COAX is like a big antenna everyone shares

Cable works with line cards in a head end, the line cards connect out to up converters which connect out to the physical network. The IP gets assigned directly to your CM via MAC, as you say. But some of these guys do use reserved networks, and some don't.

Comment: Re:Yea no... (Score 1) 36

but if you want to know what IP they had at 12:45:01 on friday the 26th, you also have to know all of that intermediary equipment info to make the link.

Shouldn't it be enough to know the IP, the date, and to have the notes on the network at the time? Are you using duplicate IP addresses within your network?

Comment: Re:Valuable lesson learned (Score 1) 40

by drinkypoo (#48270101) Attached to: Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw

Now 100% of my projects are in my custom CMS where obfuscation is the rule.

So now instead of many eyes on your CMS, there are only yours? People who keep up with their updates don't really have to worry about this. I used to check my site status page daily, but I noticed that I get notified of all the major Drupal patches by Slashdot, which is handy.

Comment: Re:PHP (Score 1) 40

by drinkypoo (#48270087) Attached to: Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw

While the responsibility for this rests with Drupal, they were set up by another strange design decision of PHP: The fact that arrays are also hashtables and vice-versa. There are *tons* of these strange design decisions in PHP.

That one, at least, seems designed to copy a feature of perl, and therefore it's completely understandable...

Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 2) 151

But really....I watch a swath of new channels from the right (Fox) to the far left (MSNBC) and the more moderate ones....and try to get my own sense of balance between all of them.

heh heh MSNBC far left HAHAHAHAHAHA

This is what you get when you depend on video for news, you can think that centrists are leftists

Comment: Re: Use the technology on a chromebook (Score 1) 58

For everyone of you, there's 500 of me. People who just buy a PC and use it.

The ones who buy AMD are convenient to the rest of us because when they cast off their old machine, we'll be able to upgrade it since AMD rides a socket for a long time. It's expensive to go to a new socket, Intel has buckets of money. And also, they tend to have lots of memory bandwidth, so I don't care if I can't upgrade to the new shiny shiny. You just have to get in there before the old memory gets expensive.

Comment: Re:only for nerds (Score 1) 58

They have done it -- you just have to pay enterprise pricing if you want this feature. Look at HP's ZBook series for one example. Slide one latch and the entire bottom pops off, revealing the hard drive bay, DIMM sockets, mSATA slot and wireless LAN card without removing a single screw.

Can you actually, meaningfully swap the GPU yet? Most of the time there are fitment and cooler issues. And I note you didn't list the CPU socket. Most of my laptops for years have had socketed CPUs.

Comment: Re:The 3D printing future is vastly underestimated (Score 1) 98

Most little fiddly metal parts were long made of pot metal anyway. You could maybe TIG them if you had all the pieces and they were in the right size range, or braze them back together. But you're right, it's offensive how much these plastic parts cost. If you have one good one, or can get the original back into intact condition with glue, you can sometimes mold a replacement. Some of the resins available are pretty fancy now.

Comment: Re:CP/M needs to buried ... (Score 1) 62

by drinkypoo (#48266639) Attached to: Check Out the Source Code For the Xerox Alto

BTW, people who use spaces in filenames are imbeciles. They don't have a clue how command lines operate.

Or perhaps I just know how to use sed to rename files. I like it when my MP3s have spaces in the filenames, for times when the metadata is ignored.

I used to have a Kaypro 4, though. Its terminal was quite crap, adm3a equivalent IIRC. Watching the screen redraw was horrible.

Comment: Re:Tip of the iceberg (Score 1) 617

by drinkypoo (#48260309) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Lets say for the sake of argument you are 100% correct, God was a space alien with advanced tech.........that means that he was a mortal being (or at least started off as one) bound to the same law of physics that we are.

He could have been born into a species which exists at a more advanced level than we do, with a different physical basis. But let's go ahead and assume that's true.

We could, in theory, achieve the same level of knowledge and power as he did (since there was nothing magical about him). How exactly is is he then worthy of worship or awe from us?

Who is this "we"? You and I, or descendants of today's humanity? If it's the latter, then awe at least still might apply.

Also wtf why play stupid games

Yes, this is the part that bothers me, too. But lots of parents do this, and lie to their offspring thinking it's for their children's own good when it's really for theirs.

And leave us a (easily) demonstruably false book as a guide?

Well, not all forms of Christian believe that the book is The Word Of God. At least some of them just think it contains interpretations of a few things he said, and a lot of other stuff people wrote about the faith. A lot of Christians believe that Jesus was basically human, and didn't have foreknowledge, so he had to deal with stuff as it happened to him, and he wasn't really God at the time so anything he supposedly said which is in the book is not the word of God either, not precisely.

This is part of what's so fun about arguing with Christians, you have to figure out what they believe every single time.

Comment: Re:Fine tuned..... (Score 1) 617

by drinkypoo (#48260251) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

The point is the vast vast vast vast vast vast majority of our universe is lethal to us, so this idea that it was fine tuned for us is illogical.

Well, the obvious counterargument is that this planet is fine-tuned for us, that it's all we need, and the rest is irrelevant to us. Or perhaps that by the time we decide to leave this planet, the rest will also be ideal for our purposes. (Like maybe we'll discover some means of FTL that doesn't work near large masses, so all that empty space will be useful to us just as a means of getting around rapidly.)

I don't believe anything in particular, just saw that there was an obvious counterargument.

Comment: Re:So What? (Score 2) 617

by drinkypoo (#48260211) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

For instance, the modern synthesis of descent with variation has no supernatural guidance, but the Catholic version does.

While that's true, it's something of a misrepresentation of the situation. Catholics (and many other religious people, and most Christians) believe that everything is influenced by their God. Depending on how excited they are about this, they may insist that God is capable of producing any individual result, or that he is responsible for every outcome, but His Hand is supposed to be everywhere, or at the very least, everywhere necessary for His Plan. With All Appropriate Capital Letters, of course.

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken