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Comment: Re:My government (Score 1) 89 89

THAT'S IT! The rest, should be left to each state.

That's the bit that always confused me about libertarians until I finally found out that by government they always mean Federal.
Good luck with your 13 colonies and King George running the military - worked so well last time. I've got no idea why you people want to get rid of the best thing the USA has going for it.

Comment: Re:worse than ISIS, KKK, Nazis, and the Kwianis Cl (Score 1) 89 89

From elsewhere the term just makes whoever uses it look like an inbred idiot anyway and I've given up trying to work out what it actually means in English. Which part of the USA does that slang come from anyway? Is that odd sounding insult a withdrawal symptom from not being able to use the other "N" word?

Comment: Re:Doctors always know best (Score 2) 74 74

Pilots don't want to use checklists either, but they put up with it because the checklists are written by other pilots and not HR folk, administrators or medical students given a task because everyone else is too busy.
It is slowly happening in some areas (trauma medicine) because it's being done well and being rejected in others because it is not.

Comment: Re:As a physician... (Score 1) 74 74

Calling in sick does nothing but make my life harder. I feel bad about it

There's your problem right there. If you're sick, you're sick. You already feel bad, so beating yourself up for staying home is just giving in to this ridiculous work ethic. And that work ethic? It's nothing but crude mind control. We're told that we're supposed to have a special "ethic" that means if you're not suffering, you're not earning your pay. And if your job requires you to get a doctor's excuse to take a day off work, you need to give notice tomorrow and find another job.

The corporatists have done a number on your head. Resist it.

Comment: You have failed (Score 1) 81 81

Ah, because for you, NZ == RU

In terms of getting into those orbitals, yes.

It appears your statement of "The claimed advantages of launching deep in the Southern Hemisphere are bunk" is dependant on Russia giving up on space entirely leaving no options for other players to get stuff to the ISS or descendants. That's a very idiotic assumption in my opinion and explains why you've been growling and flailing about like a dying beast.

Comment: Re:Apart from in very rare cases, yes it does (Score 1) 458 458

With respect, it's reducing the chance of outages at the cost of some possible slight lifetime loss on the SSD and has nothing at all to do with saving on RAM because sometimes things go wrong and whatever RAM you have is never enough. That's why whatever tech journalist who fed you the line about your mythical industry default is incorrect. Some people do it but the downsides are too great for it to be widespread.

Comment: Re:Who cares what an "ex" Attorney general says? (Score 1) 146 146

Okay... you seem to know all about it... guess we'll just have to take your word... for what is :-)

Or we could think and reason. Attorney General is a far more powerful position than whatever lawyer job he's doing now. And really, I think he's just carrying water for the administration here.

They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.