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Comment Re:Asinine. (Score 1) 438

Quite a few Democratic politicians have firmly stated that they want to confiscate guns, including Hillary (look upthread for citations)

If you look at the dissenting opinion in the Heller case, the 4 liberal Supreme Court justices were quite clear. They believe individuals do not have the right to own guns.

Comment Re:Linux ISO discs... (Score 1) 385

Creating a bootable USB stick under Windows is pretty easy, providing you're wanting to boot to Linux. UNetbootin or YUMI both work really well under Windows, with the caveat that they require Admin privileges.

Creating a bootable USB Windows installer, on the other hand, has been very hit-and-miss for me, particularly using Microsoft's USB creation tool.

Comment I better act quickly, then... (Score 1) 42

...if I'm going to hijack the PSN account some guy set up using my gmail address. I wonder if Sony's bothered to start sending a test message to confirm email addresses on new accounts yet.

A few months ago, I commandeered a Twitter account that was linked to my email. I did manage to resist the temptation to screw around with some 64-year-old woman's account. Doesn't anybody check these things?

Comment Re:Good after my "Standard Windows 10 Protocol" (Score 1) 376

Not retired, but I do a bit of in-home support for people in my area. (Most of them are older users - I used to work in the IT department of the local retirement home.) I've had a few that unintentionally upgraded that I helped roll back, one that I had to reload Win7 since he waited more than 30 days to decide he didn't like 10.

I got a lot of calls from people asking about the upgrade. Most of them decided to stay with Window 7 after I told them that 7 would be supported until 2020 - they figured they'd be getting a new computer before then. (Several of my elderly users half-joked about whether they'd still be around by then.) I had several that moved from Windows 8 to 10 and thought it was a big improvement. I didn't have any Linux conversions because of Windows 10, but years ago I had one because of Vista. He was a happy Ubuntu user for a couple of years, then switched to a Mac.

As for my personal experience, I upgraded my laptop shortly after 10 released, partly to see how it would perform on older hardware. Turns out that Windows 10 is painful on a Core2 Duo with 2GB RAM, but no more so than Windows 7. I upgraded my desktops within the last week of the free upgrade. The only problem I've found so far is that Infrarecorder - an Open-Source CD/DVD burning program - won't run. The splash screen flashes up briefly, then nothing. I've only tested this on one of my desktops, and this was a pretty well-worn, crufty machine that was my daily driver for years. Haven't tried it on another machine yet, so it may be a fluke.

Comment Re:Primary browser: Vivaldi (Score 1) 195

Best video downloader 2I haven't used this in a while, so I don't know if it will still work, but this is the only youtube video downloader I have found that works on chromium-based browsers. Firefox, on the other hand, has very many in their add-ons store.

I've had a couple of video downloader extensions that quit working, or would work for some videos but not all. I've switched to just pasting the address in at to get a download link.

Comment Re:Laughable (Score 1) 377

After it reboots, but before it starts loading Windows, you can usually hit some key to load hardware setup or the boot options. You can kill the power from there.

I swear to God, every freaking time I start to consider moving my desktop to Win10, MS pulls something like this and makes me reconsider.

Comment Re:It's amazing she still has defenders (Score 1) 742

Yeah... I have lots of seriously concerns about Clinton... but I'd pick her over Trump because I'm a one-issue voter, and that issue is not opening the seventh seal and ushering in the apocalypse.

Um, Hillary has already pretty conclusively demonstrated that she can't keep anything securely sealed.

Email server, Bill's pants... yeah, there is a bit of a pattern.

Comment Re:You know, we'd study it, but... (Score 1) 53

Clinical trials are fucking expensive, man. Somewhat less expensive if the drug is already approved for other uses, but you're still talking probably upwards of $100M per drug to show that it works. The NIH budget isn't big, especially if you want them to keep funding basic and translational (not clinical) research at the same time.

At one point during the early discussions of the TPP trade deal, a thought occured to me: Why don't we have an international agreement for reciprocity in medical treatments? Clinical trials are, as you say, "fucking expensive, man," but they're many times more expensive when you have to go through variations of the same trials over and over for different markets.

I was recently talking with my father-in-law. He told me about how his mom and sister had both been to Germany for a particular neck surgery that isn't yet approved in the U.S. Seriously? It's not like Germany has some back-woods medical system that treats everything with leeches and liquor. Can't we have an agreement between the G7 countries where, if a drug goes through clinical trials and get approved in one, they others can just say, "Good enough for me!"?

Comment Re:Lack of Intent !=No criminal wrongdoing (Score 1) 477

There are two levels of evidence needed. First, that something was clearly leaked, and THEN it was leaked intentionally. Right now she's still at level 0 (based on public evidence).

The Espionage Act criminalizes the mishandling of classified documents. Intent is irrelevant. So, to correct your level estimation, she's at Level 1, where Level 1 corresponds to "broke the law". Plus there's the issue of passing her email archive to her lawyer, who was not cleared for classified documents.

Comment Re:Ads? (Score 1) 96

Not on Linux you don't, it comes from a trusted Ubuntu PPA, you don't need to visit any website to install keepass2. Windows and Android users are just shit outta luck doing it this way.

Android has nothing to do with this because: A) Android users are probably going to install and update through an App store, and B) This dev only works on the Linux, Windows, and OSX versions - the Android ports, (there's several,) IOS, Blackberry, etc... come from different developers.

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