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Comment Re:the biggest problem here, personal responsibili (Score 1) 99

I agree, to a point. But it is less simple than you've made it. As an AV industry employee, I get to see firsthand how infections spread. It's actually pretty amazing how much of it is spread by software or operating system vulnerabilities and software companies are slow to address even known vulnerabilities. That being said, it is also true that most people on the information superhighway are simply driving at 700 kmh while texting, eating a donut, and watching a porn video. Click OK or Next now and think about it later.

Comment What I will remember most.. (Score 1) 804

.. is how horrified I was that day

..is how horrified I was when the Bush administration convinced Congress that Iraq was somehow a threat to us.

.. is how ignoble politicians, in collusion with large corporations, proceeded to bankrupt our country declaring "unwinnable" wars so the rich could take the natural resources of middle-eastern countries for themselves.

.. is how ignoble politicians, in collusion with large corporations, have eroded our freedoms and privacy in the name of security.

.. is how ignoble politicians, in collusion with large corporations, patted themselves on the back and declared "Mission Accomplished!" while tens of thousands of Iraqi citizens were still doomed to die in a war they did not start.

.. is how ignoble politicians, in collusion with large corporations, proceeded to bankrupt our country creating large, over-funded, gestapo-ish security agencies that spied on everyday Americans.

.. is how ignoble politicians, so short sighted and full of themselves have still failed to bring our troops home from these illegal wars.

..is how horrified I am today when I think about what my country has become.

Comment Count one more (Score 1) 585

for DOS Box. I got lucky and found an old classic Pentium laptop with a fair amount of RAM. I use it to play almost all of my old favorites, and with a few small old skool software purchases (register your copy of Moslo), I could run even old EGA era games (classic Mechwarrior!). Add a couple emulators and all the old cartridges I had laying around to copy to disk, I had a virtual arcade machine. So I got an old serial joystick and managed to resurrect the driver disk. The best part is the fact that it has a single USB port to use an old 802.11b wireless adapter. I can still use it to check my email since it's just powerful enough to run a minimal retro Linux distro dual booted with DOS. Don't throw out your hardware if you can re-purpose it! And if you can't find a purpose for it, give it to the poor or better yet; take it apart and see what it looks like on the inside.

Please remember to unplug it first, though.

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