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Comment Re: Recipe for success (Score 1) 287

Most of us don't really have any problems in that department, skippy. It's just you and the other losers who even have to think about things like that. The rest of us have wives, girlfriends, or significant others. When you aren't an anti-social wreck of a human being, getting laid is simple and easy.

Comment Re:Fuck the whiners! (Score 1) 287

No, that's not the way it works. A troll which is called out as a troll does not get to claim said response constitutes a success. Only a response which does not acknowledge the trollish nature of a post constitutes a successful troll. You can't just declare yourself a winner, there are rules, and you're not Charlie Sheen.

Comment Re:It's not like they risk anything. (Score 1) 304

How exactly does giving raises to poor performers, or making it incredibly difficult to fire employees that hurt the functionality of a group, equate to greasing the gears of a smooth operation?

No argument that there's problems with unions. Personally, I think that sort of bullshit does more harm to the employees that unions are supposed to protect than anyone else and it's something I'm strongly against.

On the other hand, if you seriously think you can depend on the competence and fairness of upper management of the government (including elected officials) to treat employees well enough that government services remain functional then I do hope you live in one of the states where you can legally sell whatever it is you're smoking.

Comment Re:It's not like they risk anything. (Score 1) 304

All public sector unions need to be abolished. These unions work against the public interests.

The public interests are to have a smoothly working government. Unions help grease the gears.

Do you think that there's some magic pixie powder in the government buildings that makes the average bureaucrat a fundamentally better and fairer kind of manager and employer than private sectors?

Bureaucrats are people, and in any organization you always have a certain number of people who, if you give them an inch, they'll take a mile. Except in the government these fuckers can (and do) get laws passed to take that mile.

Not to say that public sector unions are perfect, either; like any other union they thrive on the appearance of actual and open conflict with the employer and tend to promote their own organization interests over the interests of the actual employees they supposedly represent.

Comment Re: Where is the open source GPU driver for this? (Score 3, Informative) 121

Yeah, no GPU. You need to use a USB-to-TTL adapter to bring them up the first time or you have to put in the effort in setting up the SD card to boot it headless.

Once they're up and running, NEO's are decent little units. Armbian installs painlessly.

A major problem with the NEO's is that their documentation and tools for using the GPIO's is, apparently, shit. I've got some NEO's, but I haven't tried to do anything with the GPIO's so it hasn't been a problem for me.

I would never pay $25 for one, though. At $10 each it's an attractive buy. At $25 it's worth the extra $10 to get the real thing.

Comment Re:There is much, much worse! (Score 3, Funny) 597

But I want to bring your attention to another, more despicable, more disgusting, more heartbreaking, and damn right more obscene perversion that is just out of control in our society: Robotic Sex Horses.

If you think that's perverted, you're going to be in for a shock when you see what the Japanese are going to do with sexbots. I anticipate that it starts with "Robotic Sex Unicorns", adds tentacles, and.. uh. Well.

Okay, I need to go take a shower.

Comment Re:Stupid! (Score 1) 236

Even in tropical places like Vietnam where a little shit box on wheels could be light, cheap, and therefore a practical alternative, the savings on fuel with a motorcycle can't be that great.

In some places, it's less about fuel consumption and more about the fact that you can drive it through a doorway, park it in the bedroom, and perform all the necessary maintenance with basic hand tools. Not to mention filter through stopped traffic, drive on sidewalks, off-road where needed (on on-road where roads suck), etc.

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