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Comment: Re:pfsense (Score 1) 403

by randomencounter (#48851365) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

I've been opting out from Gnome for ages, and I just had to uninstall Pulseaudio on a Fedora 21 installation to fix audio there (premature deployment by Canonical, my ass), so what constitutes "easy choices" for me might not be conceivable for others.

I've just never been the sort of person to impose my somewhat ascetic tastes in computing on others.

Comment: Re:He tried patenting it... (Score 1) 986

Or it may never have been in the device to begin with:
"The dummy reactor was switched on at 12:20 PM of 24 February 2014 by Andrea Rossi who gradually brought it to the power level requested by us. Rossi later intervened to switch off the dummy, and in the following subsequent operations on the E-Cat: charge insertion, reactor startup, reactor shutdown and powder charge extraction"

Comment: Start with bad assumptions (Score 3, Insightful) 133

by randomencounter (#47705173) Attached to: FarmBot: an Open Source Automated Farming Machine

Get bad results.

Agriculture has been advancing as fast as any other technology field.

Here are some recent developments: http://www.popularmechanics.co...
and GPS is becoming important to farm competitiveness: https://www.bae.ncsu.edu/topic...

None of this depending on massive fixed installations, so it can be used cost effectively over thousands of acres of fields.

Comment: Re:The Left Is So Predictable (Score 1) 1706

Methinks the gentleman doth protest too vehemently.

Take it fron an old-school conservative and veteran: what we have out there on the "political right" are a bunch of authoritarian extremists that mainly serve as the "tick" to the not-quite-so-right-wing "tock" of the other side.

Nixon would have been branded a raving communist fascist by this bunch, too "liberal" to even run as a Democrat in many parts of the country.

Comment: Re:Manufactures (Score 1) 1706

Misquote and wrong amendment.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html
Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Comment: Re:Maybe same old 'leave your guns at entrance' ru (Score 4, Insightful) 1706

There were probably quite a few guns in the audience, this being Colorado and all.

But consider the tactical situation and that he was reportedly wearing a ballistic vest and riot helmet.

How do we know that nobody tried to shoot him?

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