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Comment: Re:The moderation here is very liberal (Score 1) 98 98

To the Republicans it isn't. To them, they believe their invisible man in the sky told them the entire Earth is theirs to use.

Not to all, or even most Republicans. That's mostly the Religious Right, and they have far, far more influence than their numbers say they should because the GOP needs their votes to win elections. Just because the far right extremists act that way doesn't mean that the party as a whole agrees with them.

Comment: Re:Hint: (Score 1) 8 8

I wasn't concerned with it when I was reading your JE.

Wasn't about you.

Why would I assume it to be, if I was not named specifically in it somewhere? I did, however, assume you were interested in a discussion of what you wrote, as you posted it comments enabled. If you would rather not talk about it, we can stop discussing it.

Comment: Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 8 8

But go ahead, tell us how this site is all overrun by "leftist fascists". Tell me enough times and I might even tell you where the next reptoid meeting is.

Possibly you could explain how you thought the scope of my verses was limited to /.

Only because you posted it here, and I don't have any idea what (or even if) you write anywhere else.

I very much had the Agenda 21 Aristocracy in mind while considering the rhymes.

The nonbinding agreement that gets more attention from Glenn Beck than from anyone who has any power to do anything regarding it? OK. I wasn't concerned with it when I was reading your JE.

Comment: Hmmm (Score 1) 8 8

And what does the moderation history (currently insightful, and underrated) of that comment say about the "leftie majority" here on slashdot?

For further counter-argument, I present my pointing out the conservative majority in a recent comment here, where I was promptly buried by "troll" moderations. I even used direct quotes from the exact source of the same story to support an earlier argument and was attacked as "flamebait".

But go ahead, tell us how this site is all overrun by "leftist fascists". Tell me enough times and I might even tell you where the next reptoid meeting is.

Comment: Re:Iran is not trying to save money (Score 1) 379 379

> They are trying to build a nuclear weapon

Prove it.

So far everyone who has tried to prove this claim - including the CIA and Mossad - has come up short.

No, nobody seriously thinks that. The CIA isn't even trying to prove it.

Unfortunately, everyone is reading a bunch of journalists who lack even the slightest ability to parse nuance. Iran is trying to build a nuclear breakout capability.

Every serious report that has ever been issued says exactly the same thing: No evidence of a nuclear weapons program, undeniably overwhelming evidence of Iran attempting to gain breakout capability.

Yes, there is evidence of weapons-related development (delivery systems, etc.). Yes, they have a growing enrichment program that is geared towards weaponization. Yes, they want to be able to build a weapon. No, there is no evidence that they have built a weapon or plan to immediately do so.

Breakout capability is still scary, though. It means they can have all the pieces in place to produce a weapon before anyone can mobilize sufficient resources to stop them. Given the regime's behavior, you should be able to understand why that concerns the rest of the region.

I've posted this with complete links and lots of details, but I'm not bothering to do it anymore.

Comment: Re:Something I won't put on my resume (Score 1) 180 180

There are some bosses who are so self-important that they'd fire anybody who suggested that they can fix for themselves, and I agree that I'd not want to work for one, but that wasn't what I meant. I was thinking of the kind of boss who'd fire you for phrasing your suggestion the way I did; of course, following the link may help you understand my thoughts.

Comment: Re:Something I won't put on my resume (Score 1) 180 180

I think I'd have been tempted to tell him that he knows how to fix it if he knows how to whistle. Of course, a lot depends on his personality; if he's an arrogant stuffed shirt, you'll be looking for your next job before you know what's happened.

+ - Russian Cargo Ship Successfully Makes Orbit, Will Supply ISS->

An anonymous reader writes: Early this morning, a Russian Soyuz rocket successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The rocket carried a Progress capsule containing 2,700kg of supplies for the International Space Station. It's a much-needed victory after a series of launch failures that saw ISS resupply missions from Orbital ATK, Russia, and SpaceX end in failure. "The station, a joint project involving 15 nations which is staffed by a crew of six astronauts and cosmonauts, currently has a four-month supply of food and water, NASA said. The arrival of the Russian cargo ship, and the planned launch of a Japanese HTV freighter in August, should replenish the station's pantries through the end of the year, NASA said. Friday's successful launch clears the way for three new crew members to fly to the station later this month."
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:You do'n't have to suffer with the touchpad (Score 1) 78 78

What I stated was factual; it is a fact that a user does not need to remove their entire hand from typing to use the trackpoint. That is part of the reason why it was designed that way. You can hate the trackpoint as much as you want for whatever reasons you chose, but when you lie about it you just look ridiculous. Why would you move your entire hand to use something that is designed to be manipulated with one finger? You couldn't use your entire hand on it even if you wanted to.

Comment: Re:Similar Performance to Nvidia (Score 1) 103 103

Well I looked on the forums and apparently RAGE used some VERY Nvidia specific OpenGL "tweaks" that gave a couple of cards a problem (namely 7970,7990) unless you did a little editing on the .ini files to bypass the bullshit.

Does it suck that in this day and age we still have to occasionally edit .INI files like its Win95? Yep but as long as you have one side playing dirty (Look on the forums about Nvidia Gameworks, looks like they have been trying to "pull an Intel" and code certain features to purposely gimp the framerate on Intel and AMD GPUs) or refusing to use standard APIs? Shit like that WILL happen. Maybe I'm just lucky in that I never get the top tier, preferring to stay at least 1 rung below, in that these kinds of problems almost never happen.

But I can say I went from the Athlon X2 7550 to the Phenom II X4 965 to X6 1035T to my current FX8320E, and from the HD4650 to HD4850 to HD7750 to R9 280 and my gaming experience? Nothing but candy and cookies. And the money I saved allowed me to get 6TB of HDD, an SSD for boot, and 16GB of RAM which makes all my games just as smooth as butter. The only "problem" I'm having is getting used to using a flight stick again after all these years (what can I say, got addicted to War Thunder) and getting used to (finally) giving up my trusty 20 inch 1600x900 monitor for a 27in 1080P, now everything is soo big.

But I'm glad Nvidia is working out for you, but after Bumpgate I wouldn't take one of their cards if it was hand delivered by Playboy Bunnies. Say what you will about AMD but that 4650? STILL RUNNING in a PC I sold awhile back, the twin Nvidia cards I had before that? Yeah they are in a landfill. Fool me once...

Comment: Re:Hangouts "loses" messages (Score 2) 62 62

You are lucky that you didn't get the flipside, which is when it syncs a bunch of shit you don't want!

The Gmail account I use for phone sync is one I use at the shop for mostly dealing with companies, requests for RMAs, parts inquiries, stuff like that.....can you guess what the new Hangout/SMS did the first time my new smartphone sync'd up? If you said "overload your contacts with tons of worthless contacts" you are correct! All those "do not reply" addresses sending me RMA info, companies I hadn't dealt with in a couple years that I had one or two dealings with, its obvious they just scraped every single email address they possibly could from that account and dumped ALL that shit into my contact list! I ended up having to download a third party tool just to clean that shit out, immediately followed by me dumping Wangout (love that name, so apropos) for Go SMS.

The Google Fanboys can throw shit at me all they want, but I have been using Android since Donut and since going public Google has really gone downhill. Before they were like these cool crazy engineers just cooking up shit because "Hey this is something we'd like to have" and now it feels like its being run solely by MBAs standing in front of a powerpoint going "Our focus group says the crucial 18-35 demographic likes" followed by drivel somebody that reads Forbes would think kids like and it fucking stinks.

Lets hope Google gets their collective shit together or one of the alternatives (C'mon Cyanogen!) gets some real traction because right now I feel like the choices in smartphones are just trying to find the least amount of suck and frankly ALL of them have pretty high degrees of suck right out the gate.

+ - What happens when it's suddenly illegal to move money out of your country?

schwit1 writes: Basic Internet services disappear.

Just as individual Greeks are losing access to Apple's iCloud, as the Athens staff of Bloomberg News recently discovered, so companies are finding themselves cut off from services critical to their ongoing operations.

The problem demonstrates a hidden risk in today's otherwise efficient vertical disintegration. Taking for granted the easy flow of money across borders, system designers never foresaw a situation in which companies with adequate funds would find that they couldn't pay foreign vendors.

"Greek companies are not able at this moment to pay for hosting (Amazon), storage (Dropbox), email services (MailChimp) and many other services," says Jon Vlachogiannis, a Bay Area entrepreneur, in an email. Without these services, otherwise viable businesses are in trouble.

Vlachogiannis and other expats are stepping up to pay the bills from California, rescuing companies with astonishingly small amounts.

"Conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts most subtly on the human will." -- Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"