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Comment Re:So what. (Score 1) 291

It's clearly a generational thing. Many older individuals can't seem to understand that dvds are inconvenient.

It's more likely that the older individuals have already lived through the death of a service and don't want to experience that particular inconvenience again.

Do you remember when DIVX went belly up?


Comment Re:John Carmack (Score 2) 136

But if Carmack wrote code on a computer owned by id software, powered by electricity paid for by id software, in an office rented by id software, while sitting on a chair paid for by id software, with a salary paid for by id software.... come on, we all know how this works. Guess who owns the code.

A company with a mailbox in the Eastern District of Texas.

Comment Re:Objective fraud (Score 1) 277

You can objectively determine Trump is a liar, simply by comparing the incompatible numbers claimed in multiple places

No, you can't. For an objective determination that he's a liar, you also have to show intent, or you have just shown inconsistencies. Those could be due to a number of causes, including but not limited to mental disease or deficiencies, wild guesses, changing his mind, obtaining new information, or indeed lying.
But to conclude he's a liar is to beg the question.

Comment Re: I'm a maintence guy in an apartment building.. (Score 1) 88

Now 47N is "so far north"?

Given that I originally hail from 70N, I see your point.

But here, the "so far north" is only with the perspective of being able to get decent transmissions from a satellite that sits above equator. Which you should be able to - the size of the dish and need to be able to aim it closer to the horizon increase as you go north, but at 47 degrees, it's still doable.

Comment Re:Expression. (Score 1) 277

Now adjust that study for intelligence and vocabulary. Profanity is the simplest form of emphasis, used by those lacking the vocabulary to express themselves with more meaningful and less crude words.

You have obviously never spoken to an Italian, or you'd know that gesticulation is the simplest form of emphasis. Here, it is <em>.

Comment Re: Fucking bullshit ... (Score 1, Informative) 277

Bill Clinton grabbed plenty of pussy in office. But I guess it's ok to do it and lie about it as President?

What's wrong with this country was that he felt he had to lie about it. Sexual acts done by consenting adults is not against the law, nor the public's business.
Harassment and hate speech, on the other hand, is.

Comment Re:The two seem very related... (Score 5, Insightful) 277

There's a flip side too: Those who need to lie can't alienate the marks with profanity. 'This is the fucking best goddamn precision bushings your asswipe money can buy, made by a troutfucking Swiss company" isn't going to make you salesman of the year.

Lying is an art. Those best at it always tell the truth.

Comment Re: Remember kids! (Score 1) 398

In the short run, yes. In the long run, no.

Of course you have a chance. Anything that is not impossible has a chance of occurring. Unless you play a rigged machine, the odds do not change based on how long you have played or what previous outcomes were (gambler's fallacy).
There are people who have won on slots every single day of their two week Vegas vacation. And others who have lost every single day.
They all have a chance - the risk of losing is of course greater than the chance of winning, but there is a chance.

Comment Re:In other news (Score 1) 277

Gentoo here:
% ls -l `which vi`
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Oct 10 2009 /usr/bin/vi -> //usr/bin/nvi

nvi is as close as you're going to get these days.
At least it does blocking file locking by default like vi, which helps with things like editing files that can also be edited through other means. There's little need for special "visudo" or "vipasswd" commands. And u u undoes the undo, while . repeats all commands, including undo. I hate how vim gives u a status of not really a command.

And, of course, it is lean, so suitable for embedded:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 36100 Jan 10 19:29 /bin/ed
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 154264 Dec 6 22:09 /bin/nano
-rwxr-xr-x 3 root root 33776 Dec 6 20:49 /usr/bin/nvi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 207812 Jan 3 09:50 /usr/bin/pico
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 512336 Dec 6 22:02 /usr/bin/vim

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