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Comment Re:Freedom (Score 1) 160

Are you telling me that theatres in the UK don't have assigned seating? They have a it at a few theatres where I live. It's the only way I'll go see a movie. That, or like you said, wait until a few weeks when the crowds have died down and be assured a good seat. But if it's a popular movie and the movie has just been released then I don't mind paying a couple extra dollars for reserved seating.

Comment Re:Reagan's mic test (Score 1) 180

Nobody with any stature on the right believes any of those things.

No Establishment Republican believes that BS, but the base that listens to conservative radio does and they are the voters. Which is why Congressional Republicans are suffering a massive case of swamp fever and can't get anything done.

Comment Re:Reagan's mic test (Score 1) 180

You haven't been paying attention to the Right Wing echo chamber in recent years. President Obama will suspend the Constitution via executive order (never mind that George W. has issued more executive orders), activate the FEMA camps (hello, Oliver North), send all the white men to be executed by guillotines (paper cutters) and send all the white women to be raped by black men (white fear). Angry old white people believe this will happen any day now (For the pedantic, a democratically elected government can turn into a dictatorship by convincing citizens to trade in freedoms for security from terrorists.)

Comment Re:Allow me to predict the comments (Score 1) 193

Part of it is simply a matter of dongle-count. Yes, ethernet is absolutely needed; yes, the connector should be right there, physically secure. No, USB dongles to provide ethernet won't ever be on my list of things I'm excited to do.

It would be better - a lot better - if there was actual, reliable ethernet hardware on there, and I'd be more than happy to pay a few bucks for it.

The ethernet on the other PI's is not particularly reliable, and that, in my case, is the downfall of the whole enterprise. I have four pis. They all drop their ethernet connections from time to time. It's beyond annoying.

Comment Re:release notes should have informed users (Score 1) 336

This is exactly why I built my own. There was no option for a low end desktop (ex, no graphics card and lower end processor) with an SSD. I built my own machine for the same price as a low end desktop but apparently it doesn't qualify as one because I chose to use the money for an SDD and a reasonable amount of memory. I guess it cost a bit more than some of the bargain basement deals you can get, but it also performs about 10 times better. Any basic computer with a good amount of RAM and an SSD is going to perform pretty well for most desktop tasks. It even plays the new Unreal Tournament at decent frame rates on medium settings.

Comment Re:Serves them right (Score 1) 100

Whenever a Comcast truck is in the neighborhood, I know my Internet connection was FUBAR. It took me a month to convince a Comcast rep to send out a technician to check out the service box on the pole. Surprise, surprise, surprise. The last technician installed a bypass filter backwards that cut off my Internet service. Fortunately, I still had a 56k dial-up account with another ISP during those outages.

One picture is worth 128K words.