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Comment: Re:idgi (Score 1) 588

by ebvwfbw (#49608641) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold

You're delusional. The neo-right don't complain about women in pictures like that. They appreciate them. It's playboy after all. I'd let my hot daughter do playboy. You don't really see anything. Can see about as much at the beach. Some beaches a lot more.

Oddly enough, it's the women who complain. My sister is one of them, and she's far from a neo-right. She's an ass licking wacko liberal. So ass licking she got a 'fro back in the 1980s. Man was that a disaster. She makes people on the right I know look like Heffner. Eventually she toned it back, after a black man nearly killed her in the process of robing her in the church parking lot.

Comment: Re:Dumb stuff (Score 1) 588

by ebvwfbw (#49608613) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold

Don't get out much, do you? That look is - is this photo shoot finally done yet?

Never the less, she is a fine example of a woman and Heff realized it. He has a very fine eye. Reminds me of a 1978 I think photo of a 50 year old woman that was in playboy. Caption was she's hot isn't she? She's also 50. I can still see her in my mind.

Comment: Re:This is stupid (Score 1) 279

by ebvwfbw (#49598345) Attached to: New Study Suggests Flying Is Greener Than Driving

You're crazy. That aircraft is
1) very expensive
2) can carry about 300 lbs.
3) isn't practical.

I know, I spent about 2 years looking into them. There are a LOT of gotchas. Some very expensive gotchas.

I own one of the best ones going. A 1950s Bonanza. I get 170 MPH at 11 GPH. I can carry about 950 Lbs. That includes fuel and I have a 3.5 hour range. Even so at best I'm 17 MPG. My very best I had a 150 Kts tailwind so about double that. Most other planes are MUCH worse. Especially if you have a twin.

Comment: Re:"Full responsibilty?" (Score 1) 334

by ebvwfbw (#49548819) Attached to: Drone Killed Hostages From U.S. and Italy, Drawing Obama Apology

So, if he's fully responsible for accidentally killing an American, he'll be prosecuted for manslaughter, right?

How about the time he intentionally killed a US Citizen - . No "due process", no charges, no court.. just go and whack this guy. Granted, he was probably right. However I think there should have been more due process. I can't imagine a Republican Prez getting away with that.

Comment: Re:Even better security hack (Score 1) 130

Easier than that. Just say it's a video of Job's next blockbuster project that nobody knows about. He didn't complete it before he died. All you have to do is download this codec to see it...

I bet you'd get 90% of the apple Fanbois. That's because they'd all download it in the 1st 10 minutes it would be out there.

Comment: Re:You no longer own a car (Score 1) 649

by ebvwfbw (#49525093) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

I'll take your argument, because it's an old one and has already been beaten. They said the same thing about third party parts. "won't be up to our standards." "They don't have access to our expensive engineering documents." and so on. All this over brake drums, rear axels, transmissions, engines, steering parts, even seat belts.

Obviously, this is wrong. Today I can buy a Chevrolet 350 CID V-8 engine and not a single part was from GM. Plenty of other examples and they often beat the OEMs version. Not always, however. For example if you have a high pressure fuel pump, buy their fuel pump. Normal ones, not so much. Get it wrong and you're on the side of the road. I know from experience. For some cars, like certain foreign ones they have two pumps. Replace both because when the other one fails, you're back on the side of the road. It'll shut down if either of them fail. Stupid but that's German engineering for you.

When this played out decades ago, the car companies lost.

I see no reason why this is different. A gear head may not know how to program that computer. However with the right computer with an interface and a guy that knows how to do it so that even a redneck can do it, what's the big deal?

As for zeroing out the mileage and so on, come on. Don't fool yourself. I have seen where they can roll back anything from even a Caddy to a bummed out Corolla or accord(ion) to say whatever they want it to.

Here's the best advice you'll probably EVER get on /. When you are buying a used car, get a carfax or other car report. The two times I didn't, I got burned. One was a caddy that they rolled back 100,000 miles. It really didn't look like it had 220K on it. Still took off like a rocket. Found out when it was rear ended. The other one I still own. They rolled it back about 50K based on documents I later found in the car. So instead of 130K it really has more like 180K on that Express. Still a very solid van. It's used in a side business of mine, towing backhoes and things like that. Recently the distributor was just worn out. I have to wonder if it really has a lot more miles on it than 180.

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 1) 591

Which leads to an obvious question: Isn't the U.S. capable of producing its own anesthetics? At least the ones used for executions which should no longer be covered by patents?

I know, this is so stupid. It's easy to kill with good 'ol 1940's technology. Chloroform, Ether, etc.. They had to be careful or they could kill the patient. So easy I could do it. Face mask, pour the ether over it... Nighty-night! Dozens of off the shelf ways they could use.

Could go back 100 years - Get a rope! Hang 'em. Hang 'em high!

Comment: Re:Idiotic (Score 1) 591

Almost all murders happen either in affect, or in a situation where the perpetrator thinks he can get away with it.

True. Understand that criminals think they can always get away with it. Doesn't seem to matter if they've been caught a couple of dozen times doing exactly the same thing. Even really dumb things like writing bad checks. They get out and - write another bad check! Even though in one case I observed the judge said she'd get a 10 year sentence. Back before the judge - 10 year sentence. I should check up on her. She should be out by now, probably already back in again.

In either case, having the death penalty will have no effect on whether a murder will happen or not.

This is the key thing and is fought over a lot. It does have an effect and it's clearly demonstrable. There are places like Baltimore County - has DP and Baltimore City - no DP. Literally same people, just on different sides of a political line. They know that line and it's like magic. But don't take my word for it, look it up. From murder to other crimes. If you do, you'll never make that statement again because you'll know it's wrong.

IMHO, I think the executions should be public. No nitrogen, go for a hanging. This drives the point home for those of us that are really slow.

Need to also fix the justice system. Get people to understand what jury nullification is (bad law) and just because someone is brought before them, that doesn't mean they're guilty. They need to do their job.

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.