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Comment Re:All Israel would need to do is reference TOS? (Score 1) 235

Kinda like "Die EndlÃsung der PalÃstinenserfrage"?

Where the heck have I heard that before?!

Germany Must Perish! is a 104-page book written by Theodore Newman Kaufman, and self-published by him in 1941. The book advocated the genocide through sterilization of all Germans and the territorial dismemberment of Germany. Kaufman founded the Argyle Press in Newark, New Jersey, United States, in order to self-publish this book. He was the sole proprietor of the Argyle Press and it is not known to have published any other works.
The National Socialist German Workers Party used the book, written by a Jewish author, to support their argument that Jews were plotting against their country.[1]

Time magazine published a review on March 24, 1941, that compared the book to Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal (1792), a stinging satire that proposed the cannibalistic consumption of poor Irish children, but Times contributors recognized that Kaufman's work was not satirical. It characterizes the work as the "enshrinement of a single sensational idea." "Since Germans are the perennial disturbers of the world's peace," it was in Time's view a modest proposal that "they must be dealt with like any homicidal criminals. But it is unnecessary to put the whole German nation to the sword. It is more humane to sterilize them."[2]

The book has been widely quoted as evidence of a plan for genocide against the German people, and was also the first time the term "Final Solution" was used in the context of genocide. According to one analysis:[11]
Few Americans have ever heard of a prominent fellow-citizen named Kaufman ... In Germany every child has known of him for a long time. Germans are so well informed about Mr. Kaufman that the mere mention of his name recalls what he stands for. In one of his recent articles Dr. Goebbels wrote, 'Thanks to the Jew Kaufman, we Germans know only too well what to expect in case of defeat.'
Kaufman was a Manhattan-born Jew and his advocacy of genocide attracted great attention in Germany.[2] The book was denounced as an "orgy of Jewish hatred" and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt's polemical anti-German agitation was seen as having inspired it.[12]

So yeah.. Where have you heard the final solution THE FIRST TIME?!

Comment Re:Not replaced: serial and parallel ports. (Score 2) 257

Because you want to be able to walk up to the box and get a console without having to fuck around with drivers, functions, endpoints, pipes and the rest of the USB stack. Serial just works - bang bits at the right speed and you're in business. You can build a really simple, dumb serial device that acts as a terminal. USB doesn't have a universal way to talk to devices like that.

Comment Re:Not replaced: serial and parallel ports. (Score 4, Informative) 257

Serial ports are definitely still alive and well as a connection of last resort. All my network switches, rack mount servers etc. have a serial console port to help when you can't use the usual network administration interface. Professional desktops also tend to have serial ports allowing you to do initial setup of one of these devices without the need for a USB to serial adaptor.

Centronics-style parallel printer ports, on the other hand, really do seem to have disappeared. You'd be hard pressed to find a computer that includes one any more. They were always a bit troublesome, without good two-way speed negotiation, and with generally unreliable daisy-chaining of peripherals. Requiring thick cables and using unbalanced signals also contributed to poor reliability at higher speeds. It was nice for hobby projects to be able to get logic levels straight out of the connector, but they weren't the best interface for anything else.

Comment Re:This is the only answer that matters (Score 1) 374

The thing is that using SteamOS is likely more intimidating than using Steam in Windows. You can still enter full-screen mode and you know the OS and it perform better and many more games work.

Only advantage for the user of SteamOS is that it load straight into full-screen mode but that could easily had been solved with Windows too - I guess.

Even if you're only going to play games one could even say Windows 10 is worth paying for due to the better performance and MUCH bigger game library. Also there's of course ways around that issue.

Personally I have mixed feelings about Steam. I think it seem retarded to add games I could play the DRM-free copy for free of when I have paid for the key and don't really need it. But I do so anyway but I have a hard time justifying it. I purchase lots of games (likely bought like 1 400 steam keys) and playing the DRM-free copies and reselling the Steam keys would had saved me some money (I have no idea what I've spent but I guess it could be $1 000 or more than that too.)

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