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Comment: I do not like Richard Stallmana (Score 1) 649

by krgallagher (#42793951) Attached to: Richard Stallman's Solution To 'Too Big To Fail'
He is a Socialist. I am a Capitalist. He wants to punish companies for being successful. I think that is a bad idea.

By the way, I have seen GNU software in HPUX and Solaris. We don't call them GNU/HPUX or GNU/Solaris. Linux is a Kernel. Ask anyone developing embedded systems. No GNU there, but it is still Linux. He gave his software away. Now he wants everyone to bow down because we used it. What happened to the HURD Kernel? Get over it.

Yeah I know. Call me a troll. It is a subject I am passionate about. Sorry if I offend, but I have a right to my opinion.

Comment: Re:Fedex/Kinkos (Score 1) 266

by krgallagher (#42793835) Attached to: For personal printing, not work, I usually use ...
I print three or four times a year. When I need something printed, I email it to myself, go to FedEx/Kinko, and print it. Costs me about ten cents American. I usually have to send it somewhere, so I can take care of that at the same time. I call them "My Office When I Am Away From The Office."

Comment: Re:Yet Another Missing Option (Score 1) 525

by krgallagher (#41984563) Attached to: My relationship to military service:
"Military family - grew up on and around bases, Father retired enlisted, majority of siblings served in one way or another. Me, they didn't need."

This was going to be my missing option as well. My father was a lifer, fought in Korea - actually a non-combat role. I have two brothers who served and a niece-in-law who is currently enlisted and stationed abroad.

What most people do not understand is that when one family member serves, the whole family serves. Most of my siblings were born abroad, as I was. My mother raised a family on a soldiers wages. When my family goes to war, we organize local efforts to send care packages and letters. It is a lifestyle.


+ - Stereotypes are more valid than most social psychological hypotheses.->

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hessian writes "That stereotype accuracy — the correspondence of stereotype beliefs with criteria — is one of the largest relationships in all of social psychology. The correlations of stereotypes with criteria range from .4 to over .9, and average almost .8 for cultural stereotypes (the correlation of beliefs that are widely shared with criteria) and.5 for personal stereotypes (the correlation of one individual's stereotypes with criteria, averaged over lots of individuals). The average effect in social psychology is about .20. Stereotypes are more valid than most social psychological hypotheses."
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Comment: Re:Everyone's first answer is wrong (Score 1) 515

by krgallagher (#37765600) Attached to: Are You Prepared For the Zombie Apocalypse?
-You can't eat them.
I grew up hunting. I can kill game. However, in a post-apocalypse world I would do more trapping and fishing and save the ammunition.

-You can't drink them.
I can brew beer and make wine. Who wants to drink a weapon?

-They can't power your well, sump pump, freezer, or furnace
No, neither can a roof over your head, but that doesn't mean I would live in the open.

-A gun doesn't do a very good job of providing you information about the weather, news updates from the CDC, or other emergency management information.
No that is why I have an emergency radio. See my answer above.

-1000 rounds of ammunition == approximately 1000 dead zombies +/- your accuracy. This becomes a problem when the zombie population goes > 1000 zombies. A delta of zombies is a bad thing.
I have reloading equipment. Also I do know how to make gunpowder from sulfur, charcoal, and saltpeter, but god forbid it comes to that.

-Guns cannot process large game into juicy delicious steaks all by themselves.
No but I can! See my answer to number one above.

A lot of what you are saying is the equivalent of "A boat is not a car, so why would I want a boat?" My answer is when you NEED it you will WANT it.

Comment: Re:No audiobook option? (Score 2) 283

by krgallagher (#36828122) Attached to: I get most of my books...

By.... not depicting either? Sorry but I fail to see the specific issue. Illustrations could be used outside of the depiction of those two individuals, and if they needed to include visuals during those passages, let them be impressionistic representations or abstract patterns.

You know you may be right. I am / was probably letting my ignorance / prejudice reflect in my opinion.

I stand corrected.

Comment: Re:No audiobook option? (Score 1) 283

by krgallagher (#36822470) Attached to: I get most of my books...
"I hope one day books will be available as multimedia presentations with text, audio, illustration, glossaries, and in some cases video"

You know I have seen a lot of versions of the bible done this way. I think that at this time, you have to have a book that has a huge appeal to make it proffitable to do a book like this. The Bible is an obvious choice, but I honestly cannot think of any other book that warrants this treatment. I would say The Koran, but with Islam's restriction on depicting Allah and The Prophet Muhammad in human form, I am not sure how you would pull this off.

Comment: Re:GNU/Linux (Score 1) 258

by krgallagher (#36664674) Attached to: Drawing the Line Between Android and Linux
"So the GNU/Linux arguments start making a lot more sense now, aren't they? Cause if you just call it Linux, Android seems perfectly "Linux" to me."

I just don't get this. The gas pump you use probably runs Linux. The cash register at the store probably runs Linux (OK I've seen a lot that run windows.) Tivo runs Linux. Linux is a very popular embedded operating system. Most embedded systems run little if any GNU software. That does not make them less Linux.

"Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards." -- Soren F. Petersen