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Comment Re: Why the media blitz over this? (Score 1) 219

Simple solution: The snowflakes should become unemployed.

In considerable measure, they already are not just unemployed, but unemployable. Think about it: for what work is your average women's studies graduate qualified, beyond asking if you'd like fries with that? Even that's asking too much of them, given the likelihood they'd spit in your burger if they accused you of directing your "male gaze" at them for so much as a microsecond.

Comment Re:Holy Blinking Cursor, Batman! (Score 1) 228

Yeah, my old Commodore 64 had a blinking cursor, and it somehow managed that remarkable feat with an 8-bit 6510 CPU running at 1MHz!!!

...though, to be fair, keyboard input on those old 8-bitters was usually a busy loop of some sort (looks like /.'s gonna thwart my attempt at indenting the following):

LOOP LDA $C000
BPL LOOP
BIT $C010

That's 100% CPU usage right there, though without a need to share it with other processes (because there were no other processes), the concept is somewhat meaningless in this context.

Comment Re: Liability (Score 1) 497

As a more-or less moderate, I've also noticed that when you express an opinion, neither side/wing takes much notice of when you agree with them, instead they focus heavily on the part that you disagree with them on, even if it's a side you to tend to lean towards more often. There's no compromise, no bridging the gap, instead of finding common ground with everyone, being an independent or moderate today just alienates you from everyone who isn't. Look at the crap Tomi Lahren is catching for saying she's for pro choice, for example, or the flak that Jim Webb has taken from his own party lately. Both parties have become a rigid, close-minded, inadaptable cult.

Comment You're welcome (Score 1) 102

"Magic Mouse horizontal scroll without SHIFT key"
It's nice to see a suggestion taken on board and implemented. I use FCP X all day so side scrolling the timeline with the Magic Mouse is very important. When I used Audacity, I noticed it couldn't do that, which slowed my editing down significantly. I reported it, some communication happened, a screen recording was sent, then ... silence ... and now this. Thanks Audacity team. Happy. :-)

Comment Re:Something stinks (Score 1) 380

Exactly. Trends like that don't happen overnight nor are they accurately measured that way, so none of this is currently indicative of "Trump's America".
What grinds down people's spirits? -increased violent crime, rioting, racial strife, an increased welfare state, a stagnate economy, etc.. most or all of which worsened over the past several years.
Besides, this is from The Guardian. Might as well be posting something from Breitbart, if you wanted the opposite opinion. Not biased at all, nope... Now, if the trend continues, *then* they can point some fingers at trump.
This country has been unhappy for quite some time, which explains why trump was elected in the first place. People are sick of the status quo, so much so that they were willing to roll the dice.

Comment Re:Why Doesn't the New Jersey AG do the same thing (Score 1) 73

I kind of wish they would sue, the bastards. I waited for FIOS for roughly 12 years all in all, poking along on DSL. A few years back I saw a Verizon tech working on a pole in my neighborhood. When he came down, I asked him about the FIOS rollout, and he told me point blank, but consolingly, "It's never going to be available here, you'll never have it". So, Comcast/Xfinity was my only choice for true broadband.

Comment Re:National DST Day (Score 1) 352

That's even weirder. Standard time timezones are set up so that at 12:00 noon, the sun is pretty much directly overhead at the zenith, the midpoint of daylight; at midnight, it's the mid point of night. DST throws all that off by an hour, so that the sun is really directly overhead at 1pm.

Better to just get rid of it and stick to standard time, at least it has an astronomical logic to it.

Comment Re:Competition (Score 1) 32

You never know. Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites beat everyone, including SpaceX, into space. They were the darlings of the space industry for a couple years. Then they just quietly faded away. Virgin Galactic is supposedly developing the craft, but nothing much has happened in over 10 years, and in the meantime SpaceX has stolen everyone's lunch. It's a young and volatile industry. I wouldn't write Blue Origin off yet.

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