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Comment Re:How I found Linux (Score 1) 136

I saw a post from this linux torvalas dude.
A month later I bought a PC.

I had minix floppys running, had the file system built and had been starting to build the gnu tools, and a co-worker Joe showed me SLS.

A week later, a bunch of us in the office made a bulk order for 200 floppies. It was much easier! It started as something like 15ish floppies, and was 70something floppys before the cd version came out.

Comment Re:Good (Score 5, Insightful) 156

Say what you will about the big telcos that have buildings and pop's in the area. They won't provide broadband. Yes they're there and selling services to businesses. they won't touch broadband though. That would create competition. The only way to open up competition will be to encourage small business to come in and provide a better product. The telco's would rather spend money on lobbyists then put fiber in the ground.

Comment Re:America is fucked ... (Score 4, Insightful) 455

You've lost sight of your own Constitution and what you stand for.

The DEA lost sight of the oath they took a long time ago.

Now you're a bunch of witless idiots cowering in the dark.

Can't go along with that. I think corrupt morons is closer. Egotistical Assholes might also fit the bill.

Comment Re:Exciting (Score 3, Insightful) 122

The problem is that security holes show up in the screws. one day, instead of holding secure, they get smooth and so they have to do a security update. If they kept the same flathead design, so you could use the same damned screwdriver, then replacing the screw wouldn't be a issue. So you end up not having a choice, you have to buy the new screwdriver.

Of course I don't have that problem. I switched to mint screws. I can still use my flat screwdriver.

Comment Re:Prosecute, Prosecute, Prosecute (Score 2) 400

Agree in part, but as long as 80% of the voters watch Fox News and attack ads and do what the rest of the 80% of America tells them to do we're going to end up with more of the same.

It's not just Fox News. CNN, MSNBC ABC are all pumping out filtered garbage too. It's sad, but the US is now the land of the sheep. Almost nobody thinks for themselves. The first amendment has become a joke, because the corporations have been allowed to buy all the news outlets, and they only let you see what they want you to see.

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.