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Comment: Re:And... it's gone (Score -1) 636 636

by jadv (#43432637) Attached to: North Korean Missile Raised To Firing Position, Says US Official


our problem with Cuba was that they were threatening to allow russia to deploy nuclear weapons. sure, we hated them in the first place for specious reasons, but we weren't threatening to melt them into nuclear ash just because they were commies.

US missiles in Turkey, anyone?

Comment: Re:Obligatory "This isn't tech news!!!" post... (Score 1) 636 636

by jadv (#43422925) Attached to: North Korean Missile Raised To Firing Position, Says US Official
It is tech news if you start babbling away about the possible yield of that missile and the amount of damage it might inflict, and whether it will actually launch at all let alone reach its target, and what countermeasures the US, SK, Japan etc have in place and whether they will be effective against this type of missile, and so on and so forth. Lots of fun to be had, all of it very much tech-related. Not even counting all the fodder for jokes and off-topic remarks.

Comment: Re:Great Black Hope (Score 0) 107 107

by jadv (#43412713) Attached to: DoJ Answers FOIA Request After Six Years With No Real Information
One man's social values are another man's misguided "horseshit". Unless you clearly describe the "social values," the expression itself is meaningless. Gay rights activists think gay marriage is a social value, but go and ask a rabid Tea-Partyish Bible thumper from Alabama what he will call it.

Comment: Re:Because of what they involved (Score 1) 285 285

by jadv (#43391797) Attached to: Why Are We Still Talking About LucasArts' Old Adventure Games?

... tied to movies of which we had fond memories (Indiana Jones and Star Wars).

Good times... We had fond memories of IJ and SW in those days, because at the time we only had three SW movies and three IJ movies to remember. Then George Lucas was abducted by the aliens from the fourth IJ movie (or maybe by a horde of Jar Jar Binks clones), and they lobotomized him. Next thing we know: SW prequel trilogy and IJ4.

Comment: Re:Who is the core audience for Windows? (Score 1) 290 290

by jadv (#43348603) Attached to: Falling Windows RT Tablet Prices Signify Slow Adoption
Then your experience is different from mine. I upgraded to Windows 8, but with the "erase everything and do a clean install from scratch" option activated. Windows 8 Pro installed fast and easy, and all my printer and network configurations were picked up automagically.

"Ninety percent of baseball is half mental." -- Yogi Berra