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Comment: Re:Why??? (Score 1) 91

by morgauxo (#49370005) Attached to: Rebuilding the PDP-8 With a Raspberry Pi

What would it cost to buy?
How much maintenance would it require?
Special fuels? Kind of oil? Required additives?
Suspension and handling? Comfort?
What would potholes do to it?

Now compare all of that to an older but still decent condition used modern car that is way easier to find and obtain.

Now why is the model T still useful?

Note.. I'm not arguing that it might not provide the owner with some form of enjoyment. I like all sorts of things that I do not consider ot be 'useful'.

Comment: Re:Obligatory Discussions (Score 1) 193

by morgauxo (#49353327) Attached to: GNOME 3.16 Released

Sure... once you install an additional application to access what is basically a knockoff of the Windows registry (Why the F anybody would want to copy that shitty design...)

Then you go in and change pretty much every default setting because the defaults all suck...

You get something that meets a minimum definition of usable.

Comment: Re: Should sexist speech be banned in free softwar (Score 1) 317

by morgauxo (#49327591) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive

Removing things you dislike from YOUR OWN website is moderation. You don't have the right to push your beliefs using my property!

Preventing you from pushing your own beliefs in your own space.. that's censorship. Who has the power to do that? governments for sure. I suppose ISPs could do it too. So.. yeah.. I guess you are right, you don't need government to have censorship.

GP was talking about a website though. It's their own business what they do/don't allow there.

Comment: What's the point? (Score 1) 90

by morgauxo (#49327479) Attached to: Amazon Wins US Regulators' Approval To Test-fly Drone

With rules like that what's the point?

They have to keep the things in sight? So.. they can deliver books to their neighbors that live on the same block? Maybe they can have a guy follow the drone in a truck. You know, the truck that would have just delivered the package previously?

Is it time? Can we replace the FAA fossils with an organization of people that were at least still alive in the same millenia we are now living in?

Comment: Re:Mandatory doesn't sound all bad to me (Score 1) 1089

by morgauxo (#49327209) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

Have you seen the third parties on the US ballots?

Who are they going to vote for? The even farther right than republican religious parties? Or the plain, un-watered down communists?

I think the world thinks US voters are uninteligent for voting in the two shitty parties over and over but have you seen the alternatives we are presented with?

When we talk about the lesser of evils we really do mean it!

Comment: Re:freedom (Score 1) 1089

by morgauxo (#49327175) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

Obama has continued plus expanded those practices. While he spoke against them in his first campaign one of the first things he did was to grant immunity to all the telecoms that had just handed over citizen's private information to the NSA without a warant.

I for one do blame your favorite "Idiot Cowboy" AND Obama. Both parties are corrupt. It doesn't matter if you support the Republicans or the Democrats. Both parties are the two arms of the police state. If you think supporting one while blaming the other helps anything then you are a fool.

Comment: Re:Why a laptop? (Score 1) 385

by morgauxo (#49305167) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Laptop To Support Physics Research?

Yeah, sure. Pretty much any Android tablet has all of that available if you look hard enough.

But.. speaking of ignoring what was said I did NOT recommend running stuff directly on the tablet. Use a REAL F'ING computer for that! A Desktop!

Use the tablet as a remote terminal via VNC, RDP or whatever protocol floats your boat. Here in the modern world we have this really cool thing.. internet without wires! You should put down your acoustic-coupled modem and try it some time!

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.

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