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Comment Re:doh! (Score 2, Informative) 528

Obama didn't release his birth certificate for one very good reason, he is very clever and Trump is very stupid.

The fact is that the Republicans will always invent some crazy idiotic 'scandal' that they obsess about and endlessly throw up smoke. The birther conspiracy was mind numbingly ridiculous. It would require someone to go back in time to plant the birth notice in the papers. Or for some group of conspirators to go to an enormous amount of trouble in order to make a particular black kid president.

So rather than release the birth certificate and let the Republicans invent a new scandal, Obama held onto it and let them obsess about a scandal nobody else thought made the slightest sense, knowing that he could knock their house of cards down any time he chose. Which of course he did a week before the Bin Laden raid which was guaranteed to end the story.

George W. Bush opened torture chambers across the world and collected photographs for a sick sexual thrill. Yet nobody ever talks about that. None of the people complaining about Hilary ever complained about GWB refusing to comply with Congressional investigation or the deletion of 5 million emails.

So here is what is going to happen. Trump is going to go down to the biggest defeat since Carter and he is going to drag the rest of his party down with him. And afterwards there is going to be a new civil rights act that prohibits Republican voter suppression tactics and the gerrymandering that give them a 5% advantage in elections. And by the time it is all done the Republican party will have two choices, either boot the racist conspiracy theorists and Trumpists out or face two decades in the wilderness.

Comment Re:I'd be sympathetic to Rotten Tomatoes but... (Score 1) 407

even an hour-long special about the eighties with a grossly-disproportionate segment right at the end about Ray Parker Jr. and the original *Ghostbusters Theme* ...which is about 3 times the amount of time spent actually writing the original "Ghostbusters" theme, as recounted by Ray Parker, Jr.

Comment Re:Nine things that iDon't (Score 0) 87

By the way, love the signature. I get that feeling often.

I am about as conservative as they come, but since I also try to apply Christian principles to my thinking, I get accused of being a liberal on occasion. One of the most amusing was when I criticized the repulsive treatment Rush Limbaugh gave Sandra Fluke. Don't get me wrong. I think she's an idiot, but Limbaugh was sickening about it. I guess holding all people to the same standard isn't common among people any kind of politics.

But more often, I get people automatically attributing bad stereotypical beliefs to me that simply don't apply. It would be nice to be judged based on your actual words and actions than the knee-jerk pigeonholing that almost everyone does. People who do argue with me seldom actually respond to what I say, but respond to the evil, racist, ignorant, redneck, stereotype strawman so beloved by the Left. It's really pathetic.

Comment Re:visual studio (Score 1) 359

It's unfair to blame the user without knowing more detail. The only thing you can say for sure is that you and the people you know didn't have any problems.

I installed VS2015 Community with little problem, but the compiler crashed on a lot of the code I was trying to build, code that was old, but built and worked fine with an older version of VS. I was only using Community until I received the license for Professional, at which point all the compiler crashes went away. Although their dev tools tend to be pretty good, Microsoft doesn't exactly have a good track record with stability, and I have a lot of doubt that whatever the GP was experiencing was necessarily due to user error.

Comment Re:visual studio (Score 1) 359

I've had some issues with VS2015, but nothing like what you've experienced. Have you tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling? I had to do that a couple times.

I also have not heard that their compiler is antiquated. It seems to pretty up-to-date on the implementation of standards. I do recall that MS had the first compiler to be fully C++03 compliant, although, they've been more behind the curve with the newer standards. Now, the internal code might be antiquated, but it seems pretty solid to me as a user.

And trust me, I am no fan of Microsoft.

Comment University LAN (Score 1) 351

1994. I used to go to the Univ. of Kansas computing center to play DOOM on the LAN, it usually was the shareware version, and all computers got wiped weekly anyway. I was too young to go to college but I didn't have a computer so I spent a bit of late nights there. Eventually got a copy of the registered version and there were many pick up games to be had. The hours spent designing levels on DoomCAD and playing ledges.wad, T2.wad, etc, was amazing. One night I was in there alone playing single-player mode and a cop walks in, his mind was blown. He asked if we could watch and spent a couple hours watching me play and I taught him how to play. I went from being barely able to learn how to install the game from disks to a sysadmin a few years later. DOOM was what kindled my interest in computing in general.

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