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Comment Re:Now these guys have some balls (Score 1) 663

Actually, there's a semi-good reason for it. The UN Charter expressly forbids war, except in the case of self defense. So we conveniently no longer "declare war" when we go to war, we simply have Congress "authorize the use of force." Semantics, but then again, the government has nullified most of the Constitution that way.

Comment Re:A warning (Score 1) 301

He hates that some apps/protocols use it as a security measure, by doing a reverse lookup on the IP they were just given and trying to match that to the host name they were given. That means he has to pay attention to whether or not Windows is maintaining that info correctly, and as I've said in other replies, it often doesn't if you've ever reused an IP or hostname.

Comment Re:A warning (Score 1) 301

Yeah, it creates them just fine. It just doesn't seem to ever want to keep that info up to date if you change hostnames or reuse IP addresses. Like I said in another reply, I'm not a Windows guy, so I haven't any clue why it doesn't seem to like to clean up after itself. It works great as long as you never delete a host and try to reuse its IP or hostname, then it has issues.

Comment Re:5th Amendment (Score 1) 885

He stopped being a citizen because he merely said he renounced his citizenship? That is not how you lose US citizenship.

Actually, that's exactly how you do it. Except you have to do it in front of a US Consular, and there's a lot of paperwork to fill out too. So yeah, not exactly the same.

Comment Re:Hello... basic economics? (Score 1) 131

For what? The point of a loss leader is to get people into your store, so maybe they'll buy something else while they're there. HP doesn't own any stores except their online one, and how many people actually buy direct from HP instead of from some other mass retailer?

The only other way this would make sense would be an analogy to how Microsoft sells the Xbox at a loss and expects to make up the difference on the games. What sort of applications is HP hoping you'll buy for your tablet that will let them make up the loss they took selling the device to you??

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