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Comment Classic Simpons Quote Is Appropriate (Score 1) 778

Homer: Not a bear in sight. The Bear Patrol must be working like a charm.
  Lisa: That's spacious reasoning, Dad.
Homer: Thank you, dear.
  Lisa: By your logic I could claim that this rock keeps tigers away.
Homer: Oh, how does it work?
  Lisa: It doesn't work.
Homer: Uh-huh.
  Lisa: It's just a stupid rock.
Homer: Uh-huh.
  Lisa: But I don't see any tigers around, do you?
Homer: Lisa, I want to buy your rock.

Comment Where has the last 20 years gone!? (Score 1) 225

It seems like it was just yesterday I was playing this game when it came out. Had a null modem cable to connect 2 PCs in adjacent rooms. Was too short to reach thru the hallway so we had to swing the cable window-to-window to connect. Endless battles between my brother and I. Creating custom levels using the free tools (DCK, I think?).

Comment Ah, the memories (BBS, AOL, Trumpet Winsock) (Score 1) 410

Started with AOL. Still remember the tune of my local dial-in number (820-0480). At some point we switched to an ISP (good ole Trumpet Winsock) and used this thing called Netscape and all those other winsock apps (Usenet, IRC, FTP, etc). Also was lucky enough to live near enough to the Software Creations BBS (sysop Dan Linton) so that it was a local call. I remember experimenting with the download protocols (xmodem, ymodem, etc.) and determining Y-modem-g was the fastest.

Comment Then DON'T USE IT (Score 1) 469

If you don't like Google or Facebook, don't use them. I don't use Facebook. They can do whatever they want, zero privacy, share all data, etc. Doesn't affect me.

These companies only survive if they satisfy their customers. If they annoy people they will go out of business. No regulation required.

Comment End Goverment Schools (Score 1) 729

We are only asking "Do We Need A Longer School Year" because schools are run by the government. If schooling were free market based, that question would be like asking "Do we need a bigger container size for milk?", and the answer would be that parents could choose whatever kind of school they want.

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