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Comment: I'm one of the two (Score 1) 7

by gmhowell (#48887335) Attached to: Well, crap...

I think I'm one of the two who bought from Amazon. I don't care if you put it up for free. If it really bugs you that much, take the two bucks and give it to the next homeless person you see, or in the tip jar somewhere, or whatever. (Actually, I thought I said before that you could do that :)

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: 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: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.

The herd instinct among economists makes sheep look like independent thinkers.