Amen. I have no idea who this guy is, so I can't imagine any other question to ask him.
I don't think it's at all out of order to take some pleasure in one of the most-pro NSA people in Congress being hoisted by her own petard. Is it wrong to take pleasure from the chickens coming home to roost for Feinstein... well maybe a little, but I just can't help myself.
No shit! Congress happily gave Federal agencies powers to spy on virtually every human being on the planet, so they can fucking well live on the same sphere we do.
Don't feel so great when the shoe is on the other foot, eh, Feinstein? Well, a big "fuck you" from the rest of the world.
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You got a crappy hand-me-down Blu-Ray player, and this led you to derp about the format being the problem rather than your miserly nature.
A crappy hand-me-down DVD player would fucking work, and further it would play the disc in a reasonable time frame. But my crappy hand-me-down BluRay player is a Sony BDP-S300 and sure it plays discs, eventually. After about a minute of thinking about it. And why should I need a newer player just to watch a movie? Only a total asshole would suggest that someone is an idiot for expecting a movie player to play a movie without crashing.
Can we stop using the term, "cyber" to mean "on or over the internet"?
Syquest 44s and 88s were too much of niche product -- I only remember them being big in the nascent desktop publishing biz. SCSI interfaces only and expensive.
Yes, but now we're talking about the Syquests that competed with the Zip, like the SQ135, and not about the 44s and 88s.
the first "blue" PowerMacs had Zip drives as an internal option and Jaz followed not long after, although I don't remember an IDE option although there must have been one.
Zips of all sizes were available as both IDE and SCSI. Only later Syquests (135 and 270) were available as ATA. These units were directly cost-competitive with Zip drives (100 and 250 respectively) and offered dramatically higher speeds, but Zip had already proliferated and they lost. I got a 135 on sale, it was a decent drive. Used it as my OS volume on my Amiga.
It was obvious to anyone who was paying attention that Zip drives were a flash in the pan. I'm still amazed that so many people wasted their money on them, when they didn't even outlast the floppies they were supposed to replace.
Back when internet speeds were universally low, zip (And syquest, and bernoulli, and MO) drives fulfilled a necessary function: they let you take relatively large files places and exchange them with others on a reasonable time scale. It's called history, account for it.
> You can't buy games from XBOX Live, only a limited time license to use them.
--Umm, bzzzt - wrong. I bought Streets of Rage and Soul Calibur on 360 and they're living on my USB 16GB stick. Not a limited license.
Umm, bzzzt - wrong. You didn't buy those games. You bought a right to play them. If you owned them, you could resell them. If you owned them, you could separate them from the games console. And if you had bought them on an optical disc, you could have done all of those things because you would own the game disc.
You are completely mistaken. You did not buy those games in any sense. You only licensed them.
It actually bugs me more that RAM is referred to as "memory" which is and should be a very generic term. If anything the harddisk is probably a better candidate for the term "memory" than RAM is.
For ages nerds have been calling nonvolatlile nearline storage "storage" and random-access memory "memory". This is in fact more logical than what you suggest. If they turn you off and switch you on again, you might lose contents as well.
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Expect the road haulage industry to be utterly against any form of fairness, despite the fact that they objectively cause the majority of problems (due to miles travelled and weight moved).
As much as I enjoy driving, I have spoken out on this very issue in this and other fora time and again, and I agree. We need more rail, and less trucks. Ideally eventually PRT could replace all but everything else. I would prefer to live in a world without tire dust. I don't mind some off-road tomfoolery but this whole notion of driving around on rubber tires on asphalt roads is ridiculous.
I reported myself, too, just for good measure.
Making a report automatically gets you reported.
Self-reporting in such a situation is viewed as suspicious. At the very least, you will be logged as a brown-noser.
Of course being aware enough to realize this is even more suspicious, and will get a note in your dossier as a potential troublemaker.
No, it's much better to go from criminally negligent and sloppy to overreacting and stomping all over everybody's freedoms.