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Comment: Re:Price is ridiculous (Score 1) 78

by reboot246 (#49331659) Attached to: Better Disaster Shelters than FEMA Trailers (Video)
Exactly my thought, too. Instead of an EXO, why not just make a portable toilet a little bit larger to include space for a couple of beds? At least you'd have a place to go to the bathroom. Cooking could be at a separate, community-based facility.

The EXO is extremely overpriced for what it is - a large plastic box that sleeps four uncomfortably.

Comment: I call BS (Score 1) 143

by reboot246 (#49310925) Attached to: Excess Time Indoors May Explain Rising Myopia Rates
I grew up in the 50s and 60s, and I spent most of my time (when not in school) outdoors. We rarely went indoors during summer break, in fact they had to make us come back in during thunderstorms. I was nearsighted by the time I was in 4th grade and had glasses shortly after that.

As an adult I've worked outside for the past 39 years. Still nearsighted and still wear glasses.

What caused my bad vision? Certainly not too much time spent indoors, right?

Comment: Re:20 years and not many failures. (Score 1) 307

I can count hard drive failures on one hand and have five fingers left over. That's right, I've never had a hard drive fail.

I even have an old 20 MB hard drive that I bought for an Atari 520ST that still works, and the Atari still works, too! Can't do much with it nowadays, but it still runs the programs off the hard drive just fine.

Case fans are my bugaboo. I guess I should buy better ones. I've had several fail over the years. No other failures except one small power supply. I'm either lucky or I just maintain my machines better.

Comment: Re:They're from the government and they're gonna h (Score 1) 130

by reboot246 (#49306675) Attached to: ISPs Worry About FCC's 'Future Conduct' Policing
Call me crazy, but I'd much rather trust corporations than government. Corporations have to answer to shareholders, and to a lesser extent, their customers. Government answers to nobody. Plus, government has the force of arms on their side; corporations don't.

The worst situation is what we have now - corporations and government in bed with each other. Then we're really getting screwed.

Comment: Re:ABOUT FUCKING TIME! (Score 1) 765

by reboot246 (#49200545) Attached to: Ubuntu To Officially Switch To systemd Next Monday
No, the ACA was not vetted and tested before implementation. That's why it's so screwed up now.

The deal with Romney-care was that it was a STATE program. It was never meant to scale up to be nationwide. That's the way this country is supposed to work. Let the ideas begin and get problems solved on a state level first so that you don't fuck up the whole country with a bad idea.

Some people are just too impatient to wait for change the proper way.

Comment: Communicate? I rarely see them! (Score 1) 115

by reboot246 (#49200475) Attached to: Preferred way to communicate with co-workers?
My fellow employees are usually scattered over several states Monday through Friday. We all go by the office at the end of the week to turn in our paperwork and reports. The rules say that all paperwork has to be turned in before 8 AM on Saturday. Most come by at various times after they get back to town on Friday afternoon or evening. I usually go on Saturday mornings before 8. Therefore we're like ships passing in the night and rarely ever see each other, much less talk.

We've had employees who worked for us a year or two and left, and I never even met them! Last summer we all got together for a retirement party for one of our long-time employees and I didn't know half the people there.

I can go several weeks without seeing our office personnel or my boss. It's kinda great! Now if it just paid more . . . .

Comment: Re:Why Force Your Children to Live in the Past? (Score 1, Insightful) 734

by reboot246 (#49196455) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?
By the time the children are grown Europe will be Muslim (because they're out-breeding your native populations). In the same time span the US will be a Spanish-speaking third world country or a tightly controlled police state. It's a losing proposition either way.

Best bet is to go find a small isolated island with no inhabitants and call it your home. It's a shame we don't have any space colonies to escape to yet.

Saliva causes cancer, but only if swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time. -- George Carlin