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Comment: Re:Flawed, 'cos... (Score 1) 337

by serviscope_minor (#48445745) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

so the choice is buy a car for weekend driving and have freedom or pay the same amount of money for a socialist solution that will turn simple trips into special events you have to reserve long in advance

If as you suggest, everyone in NYC bought a car rather than paid for the "socialist soloution", no one would go anywhere ever because it would be permenantly gridlock the entire time.

Comment: Re:In a Self-Driving Future--- (Score 1) 337

by serviscope_minor (#48445701) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

I've always found the smugness in this statement interesting.

There's nothing smug about it. You do however exhibit something I've noticed about "car people". You seem unable to grasp the concept that a preson has no particular desire to own a motor vehicle.

The thing is none of the things you say make the slightest bit of sense. I too own no car and I too have no strong desire to own one. When I live in places where a car is useful, I own one, when I don't I don't. But I have no desire to own a car when I have no need for one.

Basically you say you want to own a car because you want to own a car. That's fine: cars can be fine pieces of engineering, can be fun to drive and entertaining to maitain. But that's just personal taste. Not everyone enjoys those things.

Renting a car, or travelling somewhere by train is no less free as in freedom than owning one yourself. For many city dwellers, you would waste a substantial amount of money and a substantial amount of time owning a car rather than just renting one, because there are things you are legally compelled to do as a car owner, such as regular services and so on.

Comment: Re:Americans are known to be ignorant an shallow.. (Score 1) 254

by serviscope_minor (#48445583) Attached to: Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

Only because most of the world lives under socialist regimes disguised as democracy,

Socalism and democracy are orthogonal qualities. You can vote in either left or right wing parties then vote them out again. There is nothing inherently undemocratic about socalism.

and effeminate,

What's wrong with that? You say it like it's a bad thing. If it's neutral, why bring it up at all?

Comment: Re:taxpayer-financed spaceport ??? (Score 1) 44

its cities aren't exactly known for being centers of modern popular culture,

Alburquerque maybe not, but Santa Fe is pretty nice. And there's skiing a short drive in winter from the town centre. And there's the chile. Once you taste that you can never leave again. Unless you wind up in Espanola by mistake, in which case you'll leave in a coffin.

Comment: Re:Deserved (Score 0) 85

by serviscope_minor (#48443277) Attached to: Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

Would you like to provide citations that they bribe sites?

Nvidias a dirty whore she slept around to trade favourable hardware reviews for sex. We should doxx her. I'll start:

2701 San Tomas Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Tel: 1+ (408) 486-2000
Fax: 1+ (408) 486-2200

Comment: Re:Mistaken Western-centric thinking about China (Score 2) 110

but the fact remains that it's for China's own good that these actions are taken.

Bullshit to that. It's for the good of those in positions of power. Nothing more, nothing less.

I remind everyone that the Chinese Communist Party is made up of the smartest people in China. It is full of scientists and engineers, people with analytical minds, and people who are qualified to make decisions for others.

My god we could do with more politicians here qualified in something other than politics, but those qualifications make them no less self serving than any other qualifications. They want to keep their tyrannical rule because it's awfully good for the few on top. And they will defend their position at all costs.

Keep this in mind, young fellows: tyranny is fiercer than a tiger.

Comment: Re:Haytahs gunna h8. (Score 1) 137

by serviscope_minor (#48443209) Attached to: Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

I'd argue that Slashdot is a website with a national presence and has better topics to cover than a hack in some parent's basement, but apparently not.

Ah yes. A website of national presence so it must be boring and serious and all business business business business. Business business. Business business business.

Slashdot has always had ool hacks, and this more than qualifies. It's certainly cooler than any hack you've ever done.

Comment: Re:Thanks for crashing my web server! (Score 1) 137

by serviscope_minor (#48443203) Attached to: Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

First off, wow. Linux from base chips on a solderless breadboard is incredibly impressive!

For some reason I also love the 555 timer interrupt :)

My 68008 runs at 2 MHz (it was unstable when tested at 4 MHz), providing similar performance to a 1 MHz 68000.

Any ideas why? Is it the 68008, the PAL chips or some other things?

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