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Comment: What's worse than Win 8? (Score 1) 516

by ebvwfbw (#47161433) Attached to: Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

Win 7 running under Citrix. Everyone gets a VDI! All 5000-9000+ of us and they wonder why it's a POS. Even though it's running on a perfectly good PC to begin with. Nope, gotta centralize and use 2X (at least) the licenses. Slow I/O? Well, buy more servers to slow it down even more!

Funny... but I know where this is the case and it's far from funny.

Comment: Premise was wrong (Score 1) 772

by ebvwfbw (#47126363) Attached to: Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

Creationalism, Evolution in its various (heh evolved/revised) forms are just theories.

Stick to science. Scientific method. By that evolution was disproved years ago and replaced with a new theory called the same thing. Seems to me at least three times in just my lifetime. To measure scientific ability by a belief in evolution is just a political test. It's good they admit this now, something I told them 40 years ago to the look of deer in headlights.

Scientific method, wonderful stuff. Disproves all kinds of political BS if they would just apply it.

Comment: Re:Printer Ink (Score 1) 288

by ebvwfbw (#47090013) Attached to: HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs

Asked a long time employee about that. What happend to HP equipment on the bench, hospital, etc. He said the Compaq managers came in, some accounts that made it in from digital and did the same thing all over again. Outsource everything, that'll solve it! Yes, solve it into insolvency. Now hospitals have Phillips/Seimans equipment. Frequency counters - who knows. Industries they used to own, given away.

Don't know HP anymore. That company died for me years ago I think. Maybe Meg can fix it. She's on the right track.

Comment: Re:next 50 to 100 years? (Score 1) 453

by ebvwfbw (#46972509) Attached to: Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet

Well, I'd argue it like this: The only means of interstellar communication we know of so far is Electromagnetic waves. ...

And I'd argue that you're not up to date. Gravitation waves were discovered in the 1990s. Theory is that with gravitation you can traverse the entire universe in a matter of seconds, like touching a spider web in any place effects the entire web. Of course, you're mileage may vary since T&S is relative.

Comment: Re:frosty piss (Score 1) 664

by ebvwfbw (#46924945) Attached to: Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

As a devil's advocate, US police are woefully underfunded. They might get a bunch of SWAT stuff from the government, but actual basic policing, substations, and other items needed to process all but murders and attempted murders are not funded. ...

Man do they have you snowed. They have plenty of money. Read the budget sometime. Probably get you really, really pissed. Doesn't matter which one, city/county/state budgets.

Comment: Re:Many innoncet people on death row (Score 1) 1198

by ebvwfbw (#46896591) Attached to: Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

The people yelling the loudest for death penalty are white males.

Care to site any study on that? I didn't think so.

It is very important that anyone that is on a jury understand it's a trial. The defendant may be innocent. Just because you are there doesn't mean he's guilty. Just becase the defendant is an asshole like Mike Tyson was on the stand, that doesn't mean he was guilty. I don't think Mike was guilty.

Comment: Re:Why not just use sedatives? (Score 1) 1198

by ebvwfbw (#46896567) Attached to: Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

Why are they experimenting with 3-drug combinations when they could just use sedatives? They work just fine for putting pets "to sleep".

I know... I don't understand why this is so hard. Little chloroform to go old school or so many other ways to do it. Give him a fatal dose of heroin for example. Fly him to the moon.

Comment: Re:Having a private pilots license (Score 1) 269

It's not for everyone. If you aren't comfortable doing it, don't do it. Just like flying into IMC. There's this site - . Been around for years. It's generally none of the FAA's business what you're doing as long as you're not doing commercial stuff and they stay out of it. It's only when there's an accident or someone complains. Then you've got some explaining to do. Did you keep records? How much did you pay, they pay, etc.. I always pay about $5 more so even an idiot can't take issue with it. Not that this matters of course. If they want to screw you good, they'll do it.

I just like the idea that if I'm going to be up there anyway and I can help someone, I'd like to do that. Hope that the good deed doesn't go punished.

Weekends were made for programming. - Karl Lehenbauer