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Comment Re:False premise (Score 4, Interesting) 498

Agreed. With all the phones & tablets & the apparent attitude that PCs are dying, everyone still uses them. My stepson lives in a co-op with a ton of other 20somethings & not all of the own a PC but they sure like to use his when they have a need. Our local library's machines are almost always in use with people waiting. I sure as hell can't do any real work without a PC.

The demise of the PC is desire of the the greedy men that rule the world. Lock them down, no more of this wild west internet stuff. They've been telling us the PC is dying for years now & iOS, Android & now windows fucking 10 (still mostly open though) IS THE FUTURE. I wonder if some day using regular PC on a public network will be outlawed.

A 7+ year old PC is fast enough for most. This is the only reason PC sales are not what they once where.

Comment Re:Semantics... (Score 1) 433

Agreed. Every asshole co-worker is not necessarily gaslighting you. Even with spreading innuendos, outright lies, backstabbing, & direct sabotage, it's not gaslighting, it's a common problem of having a asshole co-worker. IMO %50 of the population of this planet are assholes so chances are good that changing jobs fixes nothing.

I've dealt with these ongoing issues using direct confrontation, building good relationships with the non-asshole co-workers, & being damn sure I do my job very well. The reasons these assholes behave the way they do is because they feel threatened by you. I just continue to directly confront them until they back off & do my job obsessively well. Soon enough they will back off or show they incompetency.

Comment Re:Computers are still too slow (Score 1) 139

I've gave it more than a few seconds of thought, pretty much on a daily basis while sitting there waiting. This may be slightly off topic because the article is about clock speeds, but what I said, if you read carefully, is I am waiting on a computer (& network). Of course it's a lot of things combined that causes me to be waiting.

My personal desktop runs a i7 at 4GHz, 16 gig RAM, two 500 gig SSDs striped, an a nVidia 960. Runs like a champ, but when using it for work, I still find myself waiting.

A lot of things need to be improved to get where I would like computers to be. Higher clock speeds would be one of them.

Comment Do they know what they did? (Score 1, Troll) 2837

Social Security: little chance of saving it. Retirees can live with their kids if they were unable to save enough. That is if they have kids, otherwise keep working.

Age Discrimination: no chance of Medicare expansion, healthcare is too expensive to hire older people.

Woman's right to choose: Overturning of Roe v Wade. Abortions will be illegal in many states. They will still happen, likely more abortions but they will be illegal.

Environment: Climate change aside, more pollution in our air, rivers & lakes. It's in the Republican Platform, read it.

Marriage equality

Outsourcing of jobs

Wage equality

Ran outa time, but the list goes on. The majority of the Trump voted fucked themselves & don't even know it . But don't worry, your guns are safe, like they ever were in any danger. Idiocracy was a documentary

Comment Re:RANT! (Score 1) 204

You're talking about something a bit different, but it still applies IMO. When private industry won't/can't supply what the people want/need, then it is the duty of the government to do so. At least FDR thought so, The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 is why the rural areas finally started getting electricity.

Municipal ISPs could provide the competition to force Comcrap, ATT, & the rest to improve their service. But that would take electing leaders that actually represent the people.

Comment Re:How much do all the ads on webpages cost? (Score 1) 78

But it appears I will have to go with a adblocker now.

Careful, most only remove the div/object from sight, they don't stop them from actually downloading.

Really, I did not know that. Do you or anyone else have any suggestions as to what to use? Does NoScipt block it all? I've seen some sites that won't allow you to see their content if you block their ads. As long as that does not proliferate, no big deal, I'll just not use those sites.

Comment Re:How much do all the ads on webpages cost? (Score 1) 78

OK fine, good shot. But you understand, the mosquitoes were out in force do to recent rains so after sunset we were chased inside.

The cabin was a payoff for computer repairs. A friend of mine has a few businesses & suffers from the usual computer problems & I've been fixing them for years. I used to get gym membership but he sold it.

Comment How much do all the ads on webpages cost? (Score 2) 78

When we were on vacation to a nice cabin on a lake that had no Internet, I tethered off my phone. Just my wife & I doing normal surfing in the evenings & yes I knew I would go over my 6 gig cap... It occurred to me that I am paying top download the ads on all websites.

While I understand websites aren't free & other than Google, no one is really making much money with these ads. But it appears I will have to go with a adblocker now. Fucking Comcrap starts their cap on us next month. I wonder how much data is being chewed up by advertisements?

BTW fuck them & their throttling plans.

Comment No reason to celebrate for me (Score 2) 44

I used to have Uverse. A couple years ago I asked Comcrap to beat their prices & they did, substantially. Lately I've been eyeing Uverse again because Comcrap's deals will expire sometime soon. Condo here, no dish allowed.

Losing competition is not something to celebrate. Not everyone can have a dish & I'm sure Comcrap knows that.

Comment Re:This is serious business (Score 1) 244

Yes, there are feral hives. Supposedly all were wiped out due to mites & "Colony Collapse Disorder" back 10 years ago. The theory is the new feral hives spread from commercial/hobbyist hives. Back in 2012 my tomatillo plants were covered in European honey bees & I had a bumper crop of tomatillos. 2013, nearly zero. Yes, pollination still happened but I got half the tomatillos. 2014 there were more bees, likely from a local hobbyist. This year, there are a decent amount, but nothing like 2012. They do go as far as 1.5 miles from their hives

You mentioned blueberries. Blueberries are particularly bee dependent. Commercial farms rely on commercial beekeepers (& have their own hives) as do dozens of other crops, like almonds, fruit trees, etc. Almond groves in particular have no wild insects nearby at all & are completely reliant on migrant beekeepers. That goes both ways, Beekeeping & the honey industry has never been very profitable & has come to rely on income from farmers to survive.

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