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Comment Re:Thomas Edison - ick (Score 1) 191

Being an expert on Tesla doesn't make you an expert on Edison. Maybe you should broaden your reading. Is Tesla the only one who can attain the rank of "great inventor"? Weren't the phonograph or the quadruplex telegraph or the dozens of inventions relating to telegraphs and sound he invented BEFORE he even opened his lab great inventions?

Comment Re:XP rules! (Score 1) 426

I tried to setup a new XP virtual PC the other day from an old CD.

Apparently windows update needed an update but there wasn't an easy way to get it. Went to the microsoft update webpage...and it didn't work in IE6. Had to get the latest IE - but actually not since that doesn't work, fortunately IE8 worked (because I had SP2). Finally got it to allow me to update windows update and then a few more rounds of updates getting the latest service pack and then windows update worked normally!

The strange thing is this isn't a problem all that unique to XP - I set up a win 7 machine earlier straight out of the box from HP - it wouldn't let me install all the updates at once, had to do them a few at a time.

Comment Re:USENET? (Score 2) 534

While mobile phones probably refers to texting and different apps more than calling, it seems they conveniently left TV as an option. I didn't see anything about limiting themselves to only TV channels/shows available in 1986. This could easily just push the kids off the computer onto the couch in front of the TV

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 659

So you're saying we should deport him back to Kenya or something? There's also a good chance that they would be dead AND more people (including Libyan civiilians) would have died if Obama had sent reinforcements - then we'd be hearing the Fox News crowd blaming Obama for recklessly sending troops around.

Comment Re:you know hell has frozen over (Score 1) 531

In reality they have limited resources so they have to pick and choose which cases they take. Would it be better for more cases to be brought because gun rights groups are jumping in to help or fewer because the ACLU is devoting more resources to 2nd amendment cases over less popular 5th amendment cases?

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