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Journal Journal: Best simple SID to USB connection? 2

That may not be a good way to describe it but... I have a C64 I never use and I think I shall desolder its SID before consigning it to recycling since they are now officially hard to come by. What can I put it on that will let me use it efficiently?

Comment Re:Meh. (Score 1) 115

Among the worst are Japan and Spain, but most industrialized nations have birth rates below 2.1.

Japan needs a low birth rate right now. They have massive suicide and make-work employment. I've never understood why a crowded country like that would want to keep their birth rate up. Let it slack for a while and take some of the pressure off.

Comment Re:Pretty shocking (Score 1) 115

The US is a huge country with lots of empty areas that has great air quality.

[citation needed]

I live in the county in the USA which allegedly has the best air quality in the country. The area is volcanic which means more soil radioactives and it contains a shitload of dirt roads which means more soil in your lungs. And the fires, oh my lord the fires.

So, where are these empty areas with great air quality? And why do you think they're relevant given that they're empty?

Comment Re:Most rich people's houses aren't in very... (Score 1) 294

I would think a superior solution to a fixed bunker would be some kind of specialized boat designed for long endurance.

Obviously what you want is a nuclear submarine. But what would probably be adequate is just any small submarine to use as a taxi, and a sub-aquatic "bunker". Nobody will be able to get to you there.

Comment Re:Just give us a damned SATA port! (Score 2) 45

USB boot is possible on RPi, but it's kind of a pain to get working as it is not compatible with every USB storage device.

Is this the case on the new Pis, or just on old ones? Every time I ask if the Pi foundation has got USB right on the newest Pi I get downmodded, even though they have fucked up USB again and again. The original Pi's USB craters under load and yes, compatibility is piss poor.

Do the new Raspberry Pis have working USB? Or is it unreliable shit just like the first Pis? Let's see how quick this comment gets downmodded by the Pi Police for asking really a quite important question.

Comment Re:Goodbye, internet! (Score 1) 274

If you are ranking countries by freedom of speech, then the US is only ranked 41st in the world as ranked by the 2016 World Press Freedom Index.


And this, friends, is why America is going down the toilet: American Exceptionalism. "My country, right or wrong!" the idiots cry aloud, as the country goes more wrong by the day.

Comment Re:Here in KC (Score 1) 97

One of these was not a relative but an outright pedophile.

Most kiddie touchers are relatives. Having a kiddie toucher not be a relative doesn't make them more of a pedophile. It actually makes them unusual.

To the detractors who say, "But it cannot be disabled!"... I cite my second experience over the first of my own life and say so fucking what? Are you going to complain about the TV you no longer watch and the radio you no longer listen to?

What the fuck are you on about? I don't complain about the TV and the radio because they don't turn themselves on to tell me about something I don't need to know about. If it's 10 PM and I've been at home all day, an AMBER alert will do precisely no good. The phone has enough sensors to decide whether I need this alert without phoning home.

Fuck off and I hope you never have kids in a situation that makes you oh so personally give a shit.

I won't, because I didn't make any. We have too many people on this mudball already. So not only have I already avoided saddling the earth with another human who will drive the planet farther into toxic debt, but I don't need to kill people through distraction and sleep loss in order to preserve their safety.

Comment Re:It is *MY* phone... not yours... (Score 1) 97

How many kids have actually been saved because of the Amber alert, vs the number of such alerts sent?

Well, they claim 830 successes. If you take it at face value, the program is an abject waste of money. They could improve road safety by a few percent and save more kids... and a whole lot more other people, too. That money would have been better spent on things like correct signage, and dividing roads which commonly have head-on accidents.

Comment Re:On a sober note (Score 1) 226

On the flu shot, though--I've heard reports that some people have found it to be effective for multiple years,

The fact is that about half the time, they target the wrong flu strain, and the flu vaccine is utterly and completely useless. In those years, anyone who thinks the flu strain kept them from getting flu is total a fucking moron who is operating on confirmation bias.

Vaccination is a legitimate practice, but the flu shot is utterly and totally useless about half the time. They know well before they are administering the shots whether there is actually any point to doing so, by monitoring the spread of various flu strains, but they will never, ever put that information out there to potential customers. That job is always left to the media, most of which couldn't care less. Anti-vaxxers are loud, but there's not enough of them to sell papers to for them to jump on that grenade, so they just ignore it and Americans waste millions on pointless flu shots.

And then people wonder why there are people who mistrust vaccines, because they are dumb shits too.

Comment Re: There's a bigger issue here (Score 1) 226

Your forced labor example falls flat considering that the main reason people are unemployed is that there simply is no work to be done.

This is, bar none, the dumbest thing I've ever seen from you.

There is no end of work to be done. The main reason people are unemployed is that the rich are not the job creators. Demand creates jobs. The rich can only profit from that demand by paying someone to do them. They can also create their own demand for jobs, like Elon Musk — he personally demands a route to Mars, so he's creating jobs to serve that demand.

We have crumbling infrastructure across our country. We have fruit going unpicked because there aren't enough illegal laborers to do it profitably — a situation which has been created by the INS turning a blind eye to some employers and not others — by permitting this practice, they effectively make it mandatory for anyone who wants to be competitive. If hiring illegals is made unprofitable by fining those who employ them, then employers will hire citizens. The price of food will rise to reflect its true cost and we will make more intelligent decisions about food efficiency. Or, of course, employers will utilize more automation, and then we will get to the crisis point where our society changes dramatically sooner, while less humans exist to be affected by it.

There is no shortage of work to be done. There is more work than we could possibly all do. There is simply no will to pay anyone to do it, even though the rich fucks at the top can never possibly spend all of their money within their lifetimes.

Comment Re:Then they better get green house too (Score 1) 294

And oxygen/water production in a complete autonomic bunker. Because once it comes down to laying siege to a bunker, the one outside can wait for a looooong time. The one inside may not.

Who's gonna wait? They're going to cover the air intakes and walk away, then come back later. Even people who have SCBA are about guaranteed to only have days of it, tops.

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