I've seen my 2nd news piece in days trying to besmirch North Dakota.
I barely remembered we even have such states, until the Right started talking about it, how in this shitty economy there are supposedly jobs there and good paying ones, in oil industries. Hmm, someplace where capitalism hasn't been suppressed and is very successful, tapping our natural resources that are fossil fuels, well no wonder, it could only have been a matter of time.
Don't confuse GOP with conservatism. The union-side of the Democrat Party doesn't give a shit about the environment. See how that works?
A corporation will line up for gov't teat faster than anyone. Wrong is wrong.
With a trade-off of about 3-5 times the processing power required to decode. I learned that the hard way when trying to play movies on my old netbook with an Atom N270.
That's why you offload video decoding to the GPU. A weedy Atom 230 (or even the ARM-compatible core in a Raspberry Pi) is more than up to the task of shoveling 1080p H.264 into the GPU, which handles decoding, scaling, etc. Even the lowest-end nVidia or AMD GPUs are more than up to the task. I have OpenELEC running on an Acer Aspire Revo and a Raspberry Pi, and neither have any issues with anything I've thrown at them. (A third box runs on a Core 2 Duo E8400, which would be sufficient for software decoding of just about anything, but a GeForce 210 uses less power (fanless heatsink!) and adds HDMI output.)
What's that? Your netbook doesn't have a proper GPU? Well, isn't that special?
RAID-5 uses up 1 disk worth for striping, so net space in an 8-drive array is 7-drives worth (about 27TB using 4TB drives). The problem with RAID-5 is that you are 2 disks away from failure and rebuilds often kill the disks.
RAID-6 uses 2 disks worth for striping, so net space in an 8-drive array is 6-drives worth (about 23TB using 4TB drives). Is able to survive a double-disk failure before data loss. Still has some of the same issues as RAID-5.
I use Greyhole for media and document storage. It handles disks of unequal size (currently running one 3TB and two 1.5TB drives), and you can choose the level of redundancy you need. In my case, movies, TV shows, etc. get a single copy (one file exists on one drive), while documents and photos get two copies (one file exists on two drives). If a drive goes bad, you only lose the files on that drive...and only for the files for which you selected no redundancy. With redundancy, extra file copies are recreated on the remaining drives from the surviving copies; this process is most likely less stressful on the disk set than a RAID rebuild.
My movies, TV shows, and music are backed up to BD-R, stored in a binder at work. They hold ~20GB each, as I'm using dvdisaster to guard against media errors. When a 2TB drive failed, I brought the backup (currently about 190 discs) home and restored the files that had gone missing. Backup and restore are managed by scripts, with information about what files are on what discs held in a MySQL database that gets periodically backed up off-site as well. The initial backup took several months (on and off) to finish, and the last time I needed to restore, it took about a week, but now I just burn a disc when I have about enough new data to fill one. Burning and verifying takes a few hours, but it's something you can start and walk away.
Yvonne Craig looked TERRIFIC in her costume.
I wish I fit that costume like she does!
I'm pretty sure Zombie's a woman.
It's sad to me when someone on the Right acts like those on the Left.
And besides, it shows complete misunderstanding. The author and maybe you think that's tit-for-tat, but it's not. This contains gobs and gobs of paragraphs of faux reasoned arguments, but the Left never provides any backing. Because that's beside the point. The point is to simply to bully and end discussion, certainly not to invite one or provide any kind of surface area for rebuttals. This is the opposite of modeling the anti-intellectualism of (the tactics of) the Left, and therefore any capturing of the true essence of the "Racist!" bomb. To wield it like they do, one must just throw it and run. Without the cowardice and vacuousness, it's just not genuine copycatting.
Something mildly funny I heard tonight: Make gay divorce illegal and see how much they want gay marriage then.
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Being socially Conservative would probably keep you from getting very far toward the national level I guess. (Which is too bad, as I read today that apparently once you attain the level of U.S. Senator, then your being spied upon by the feds finally becomes un-American.) But you could make a difference starting locally, such as with that slogan, which if it caught on could grow to achieve national attention, even if you couldn't achieve national office.
As the Left continues centralizing and homogenizing the country, I'd definitely love to see a resisting force in a movement encouraging communities to think locally. Like the sentiment behind "Charity begins at home.", where you should take care of those closest to you first, and then expanding out further as resources permit. Bottom up vs. top down, caring communities over a welfare state.
Free market principles? How about plain old freedom?
How about the enlightenment principle that government can't simply make up whatever laws it wants. There is no such thing as liberty if a local dictator can tell you what lightbulb to make or how to sell cars.
Why not force the regular car dealers to also bundle horse buggy whips with all car purchases to protect the horse-buggy-whip establishment.
This is another uber ridesharing story with different players. North Korea only has one dictator at a time. In the US we have thousands, spread across 4+ levels of government.
On the way to work this morning a co-host of some local radio station made an interesting point I thought. While "Republican In Name Only" traditionally meant a Liberal Republican, and therefore one who didn't really belong in the party, as the GOP nowadays seems to just want to be Democrat Lite, then to be a Republican is to be a moderate Progressive. Making me not a real Republican. Now I'm the RINO.
Recommend a face de plume.
"because the market likes to run in secret"
As the free market detractor that you are (which, BTW, in no way makes me the equal and opposite worshipper of it), it's not surprising at all that you don't understand it. "The market" is not just teh evil big business; it's everyone who engages in economic transactions. Sure the sellers want to run in secrets. Too bad the stupid buyers don't care. We get the businesses we have for the same reason we get the politicians we have; because we the little guy don't give a hoot. Average joes could have any kind of country we want, if we'd just vote with our dollar and ballot accordingly.
Why don't you run for office? You sound like an upstanding member of your community. And you care about America. I'd vote for you (believe it or not). I'm so sick of our ruling classes (political but business too) I've already gotten to the point where I would vote for someone I disagree with on some major things, *if* they're an ordinary citizen and not a ruling class douchebag. I lack the charisma to do it myself, but I'm encouraging everyone I know (which is only ordinary folk) to consider public service in regards to taking back our country from elites. That's my particular big tent philosophy.
Yep, and now to the non sequiturs. And you think I am predictable?