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Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 1) 1746

by pecosdave (#46656629) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

How's for Left and a petition for concerted?

Or attempts from the administration themselves to study.

What about an actual Democrat representative making legislative efforts to bring it the fuck back?

Bullshit claim countered.

Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 1) 1746

by pecosdave (#46653661) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

This - all the way. I'm a Libertarian, I don't consider myself traditional left or right, but I do see just this. The right calls upon their people to boycott (and it rarely works, right wingers are notoriously bad about sticking to boycotts over time), the left legislates and bullies and freaking PAYS protesters to picket.

Comment: X86 means squat for emulation. (Score 1) 227

by pecosdave (#45644933) Attached to: The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

The original XBOX used an off the shelf Celeron processor that we easily run circles around today, and an nVidia chip that was somewhat custom, but not so far out there we can't work around it, not to mention a customized version of Windows as a front end.

Last time I checked only the original Halo worked on anything else with emulation. The original XBOX should be among the easiest things to emulate all things considered.

I don't put much stock in X86 = guaranteed emulation at all.

Comment: Re:self-aware sendup of right-wing militarism (Score 1) 726

Communism, Socialism, state run healthcare, nanny state programs in general, decreased personal freedoms except those having to do with sexuality - sounds very left to me.

Leftist enslave those who chose to work and blame them for the poverty those who don't work suffer and make sure their buddies have first shot at plundered money and property.

Rightist hold those who refuse to work responsible for their own poverty and ensure their buddies have first shot at everyonne else's plundered money.

Comment: Re:self-aware sendup of right-wing militarism (Score 1, Insightful) 726

I agree with you.

Left and right are mindsets - not political movements. Politicians have figured out how to harness the left and right mindsets to keep us arguing about time-wasting argument fodder to keep us from paying attention to the real problems.

I've given it a lot of thought.

Left wing mindset people drive progress, creativity, and our culture keeping us moving forward preventing cultural and stagnation.

Right wing mindset people harness the ideas often created by the left, make them work smoothly, effectively and keep the lefties from moving us forward over a cliff.

You need both left and right wing people to make the world work properly - as well as a few of us rare "mid minded" people that qualify as both and neither at the same time to patch together the differences.

Politicians have turned it into a cultural war where "both sides" are the same and "either" side winning gets us about the same results, and by keeping the war going and amplifying the differences between the "two sides" they keep those who are fighting from seeing there's really more than two ways to look at it and the very act of fighting this war ensures the wrong side wins.

Comment: Re:Wrong side (Score 2, Insightful) 726

making fun of Democrats in the US who are the only people in this country actually trying to save it

LOL wut?

Neither of the two major parties in the U.S. is trying to save the country. The OWS crowd is making a misguided effort who's goals would actually make thing worse - but they really do have the goal of fixing the joint, and the Tea Part "proper" is trying to fix a few things while ruining others. These are the major party people with their hearts in the right place.

There's two separate crowds in the country making an effort to save it that actually have the proper goals in mind - the Constitutionalist who want to fix our nation and bring it back to it's chartered place which is quite admirable, and the Libertarians who want to go a step further than the Constitutionalist with a fuck-all get rid of everything else while you're at it attitude.

Your beloved Democrats are making a very visible and direct effort to bankrupt the whole of the people and reduce freedom across the board while their at it.

Comment: Sandy meant very little to me. (Score 1) 230

by pecosdave (#45273035) Attached to: A Year After Sandy, Do You Approach Disaster Differently?

After a human invoked disaster and then Hurricane Ike causing me to lose most everything I had of value twice in a five year period I approach life differently in general.

I am adopting a less hard-core version of the Buddhist "we become slaves to our possessions" philosophy. I've always believed in durable, simple, usable things, I use a cast iron skillet for about 75% of my cooking for example. I used to have a lot of books and physical media. I'm starting to use digital media, if I lose all of my physical belongings I can buy a new Kindle and get most of my books back, buy a new just about anything thanks to Google Play and have all of my music back, I would still be missing 95% of my movies, the prevalence UltraViolet and Amazon video being included with a bunch of my new disks will save a few of those. I've been ripping my disk and putting them on a local hard drive for years, I'm considering a "disk to digital" service so I don't have to worry about movies anymore. I've actually been giving my books away over the past couple of years and even reducing my tech junk laying about that I'm not using.

After the theft and the flood I'm now expecting the fire. When it comes I want it to have minimal impact. I want to buy new clothes, a few electronic devices and continue on. "The cloud" is how I intend to make that happen. My data is my most valuable possession. I need to get my pictures uploaded somewhere - thanks for making me think of that.

Once I get to where I want to be data backup wise with the exception vehicles which have escaped the past disasters, $5,000 to $10,000 should be enough to get me everything I really want and need. I just got married last weekend to someone who does not share in my reduced physical goods philosophy - so my estimates are based on a few months ago thinking. (considering I adopted the mindset a couple of years after the last disaster I'm not setting a good enough example, I haven't been wiped out since Ike). We'll see where that takes us.

Comment: At 36 I'm not young, (Score 1) 14

by pecosdave (#45011689) Attached to: Why are younger people losing interest in cars?

and I'm losing interest in cars.

My bicycle gets me to work and back just fine. I've even decided to man up and ride when it's raining. Almost 13 miles a day round trip, and I see the miles on a bike as money not spent on gas. About 50 gallons saved mostly going to work and back since April. I can easily go a month and half between fill ups now and I really wish I didn't have to drive once every two weeks, but that's the way it works.

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