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Comment Re:That's 129.2F if you're interested. (Score 2) 292

My mother spent most of my childhood while I was learning metric ranting against the metric system. She was absolutely convinced it was a plot to rip her off: that a gallon of milk would be rounded down to 3 liters and still cost as much, that a 5 pound bag of sugar would be rounded down to 2kg and cost as much, and so on.

The "shrink ray" effect of inflation proved that switching to metric was not necessary to rip everyone off, but I suspect that at the time, enough housewives felt the same as her that attempts to switch America to the metric system went nowhere.

Submission + - SPAM: Trump GOP convention infringed copyright for at least seven songs 1

Paul Fernhout writes: According to Keith Girard, writing for The Improper Magazine, "Donald Trump, the self-pronounced "law and order" candidate, stole at least seven classic rock songs used by his campaign during the GOP convention, infuriating the artists who own the rights to them."

Obviously, "stole" is a loaded word when talking about copyright infringement... Might this indicate a Trump administration could by sympathetic to reducing the scope and duration of copyright?

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Comment Re:You've got to appreciate the irony... (Score 1) 79

Yahoo says this is impossible, then Yahoo does what they claimed was impossible. Thus, there are two options:

1. Yahoo lied the first time
2. Yahoo lied the second time

I'd appeal too. Especially if I was innocent and Yahoo faked emails to appease some government entity who was sure I must have something incriminating.

Comment Re:Amazon is awesome for knockoffs! (Score 1) 342

The problem is that we have accepted, in a large number of cases, ignoring laws we don't like, and people think that is how it is supposed to work for all laws.

That pretty much sums it up. Everyone thinks someone died and made them supreme arbiter of which laws and regulations ought to be followed, and they all get quite unhappy when someone else's opinion conflicts with theirs.

Comment Re:It will only be competition if you can find it (Score 1) 88

I'm curious. How does VGA passthrough work with virtualization? Is the host treated as a headless server while the one guest the VGA card is assigned to gets a display? Does the VGA card get reset and handed back to the host when that particular guest is shut down?

Or do you have two video cards/monitors, one for the host and one for the guest? In that case, do you also have a separate keyboard/mouse for this guest? If not, how does the keyboard/mouse input get assigned to the guest? (Synergy?)

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