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Comment Less than zero is a valid timestamp (Score 0) 153

The thing that bothers me about all of the summaries I've read, is that a timestamp less than zero (which is Jan 1 1970) is still valid - otherwise how would you represent dates before 1970???

I don't know what is going on but a timestamp being merely "less than zero" seems alone to not be a problem, it's how some other part of the system is dealing with this timestamp. Perhaps someone somewhere in the system frameworks shifted from a timestamp (which is really a double internally in iOS) to some kind of large unsigned int?

Comment Re:Forced to accept cash? (Score 1) 182

In general, deadly force may not be used to simply defend ones property, and can only be used to defend someone's life or safety. An unarmed thief who has grabbed a cash box right in front of the landlord and then tries to immediately run away is not a threat to one's life, and shooting him to stop him would be highly illegal.

Depends on the state you live in.

I believe TX allows you to blow someone away if they are stealing your property.

I remember a bit before Katrina, there was a case in New Orleans East I think, a couple of kids were in an apartment parking lot, stealing stuff out of a car. The owner shot them and killed at least one of them, from his upstairs balcony facing the car.

The actually tried to press charges on the property owner, but they couldn't find a jury that would convict him....and I agree.

If the kids hadn't been committing a crime, they'd still be living today.

But most states I know of..if your able to in any way at all, think you are threatened, you can shoot someone, and no one shoots to injure, you're a fool if you try doing that. Heck, some states have weird old laws too, I remember in AR, that if you see someone trying to commit arson, even if you are not the property owner, you can legally shoot that person.

Things like that...

Comment Re:The unmarried speak... (Score 2) 565

You aren't married are you? Anyone who is married is laughing at your naivety right now. (Including me)

No, I"m not...I do NOT want kids. Therefore, there is no reason to get married, and risk losing half of what I own whenever I decide I want to move on to a different woman.

I have had a number of very long term relationships (each of numerous years)....and sure, I know that requires some compromise, but seriously, a fucking car horn he has to ask about? Does he also ask if he can have a pudding cup or a beer before dinner??

There's a difference between compromise in a relationship, and being a spineless yes "man" in a relationship where you feel you have to ask or get permission for anything you do.

Yes, I say, grow a pair....women don't respect you if you don't assert yourself, show confidence, and show that you know (or at least project that you know) what you want in life.

If fact, being too much of a pussy, can put your at risk of losing your dear woman.

Just because you put a ring on her finger, doesn't mean you should let her put one through your nose and guide your ass around the rest of your life.

If it gets too bad...well, there are a ton of other women out there, a dime a dozen.....

But hey if you want to be monogamous your life with one women, fine....but you still don't have to be a pussy and cow-tow to the woman. If you have to get WAF (Wife Approval Factor) for simply changing the horn in your very own car you've got some problems my friend.

Geez, do you ask permission to change the radio station too?

Comment Re:So, now is it finally legal to... (Score 1) 565

Single again are you? I wonder why...

No...I have plenty of girlfriends and those I can and do date as I please.

Monogamy is fine for some, but I figure, why tie yourself down to just one?

Why get married unless you really want to have kids?

Women are a dime a dozen out there...variety is the spice of life.

Comment Re:So, now is it finally legal to... (Score 1) 565

There's a whole world out there with other people called women. And when you meet one that likes you (for some reason), things get complicated. Overall, though, they are soft, smell nice, posses pleasant curves and may have different opinions than you that you will have to work through or learn to live with. if you wish to maintain their company.

No reason really to get married, unless you plan on having kids.

I figure, why tie yourself down to one...with the added risk of losing half your shit you own if you ever decide to "upgrade" to a newer model?

But even so...seriously, just because you are in a relationship, doesn't mean you have to lose your spine, and give in with everything to the women. Hell, in most cases, if you do this as a man, you WILL start to lose her respect. One thing they attracted to is your being confident, in command, and in control.

Sure, you have to compromise if you're gonna marry them, but NOT on everything.

If you are too much a pushover, they may end up leaving you for someone else a bit more 'difficult', that doesn't let themselves get run roughshod over....

Not everything requires WAF (Wife Approval Factor).

It is the guys own car, and he seriously has to ask his wife about changing the fucking horn on it?!?! Does she also pick his underwear out for him too?

Comment Re:Uh... let me think about it (Score 4, Funny) 565

Yes, the woman who drove for two days to a destination 2 hours away has nothing to do with the GPS. That has everything to do with stupid.

And yet, these SAME women will bitch and moan at us for not asking directions.

Geez, first we gave them the vote, and then drivers licenses, and the world has gone downhill ever since then....


Comment Re:So, now is it finally legal to... (Score 5, Funny) 565

I keep telling my wife that this is why I want to install a really loud air horn in my car, think semi truck loud, but she says no.

I'm sorry...why the fuck are you asking your wife about what you want to do with YOUR car...?

Even with that...why would you is your car, enjoy man.

Grow a pair and do what you want on your own car....

Comment Two Seconds (Score 1) 565

Just take two seconds after you get routing directions up to zoom out and verify it's going about where you want to go.

I've driven in Iceland before and it's impossible to not go to Reykjavik if you pay even the least attention to signs, or just look at the map where you can see where Reykjavik is in relation to where you are driving.

I really like using Waze to guide me, not even by giving directions (which I often ignore) but just to see what roads are around me while driving so I can quickly adjust pathing to something that makes more sense.

One gripe I have with all modern nav systems is that I really wish I had a lot more control over the routes - like "avoid highway if possible" or "Your traffic predictions are always wrong, do not believe their lies". At least Apple Maps gives you three different routes to choose from, that's a nice start but I'd like to be able to guide it further.

Comment Re:The U.S. is much more civilized (Score 1) 40

I find it interesting to see how Europeans get so testy whenever any other country is mentioned. Seems like you are projecting quite a bit there!

This post should make you happy since it only talks about Europeans, even only the failings, unlike the ability of Americans to consider a bigger picture.

Oops! Ha Ha, just did that to goad you further obviously. If you don't want buttons pressed you may not want to wear them on your sleeve.

Comment Picture is misleading, so is affected system desc (Score 2, Interesting) 74

For the few of you that actually bothered to click on the article link, the picture shows some kind of really short cord with a plug at the end...

I don't know what the hell that is but it cannot be the cord the article is about, because the cord MS is sending is just the cord that goes between the power brick and Surface Pro, so it doesn't have a plug.

Also worth noting that the article summary might lad you to believe this was about the current Surface Pro, but it's not - Surface Pro 3 and older. Even then it does not apply to a Surface Pro 3 you'd buy new from Microsoft now, they ship with fixed cables already. It doesn't affect the Surface Pro 4 at all.

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