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Comment Been saying this for a *long* time... (Score 1) 161

...the majority of "viruses" aren't.

They're just crap-ware accidentally installed by the user.

The biggest offender is Anti-Virus applications that interrupt system functions and slow the machine to a halt.
I haven't used anti-virus since Windows NT 3.51, and have yet to get a virus. Of course, I don't run as Administrator either.

Comment Re:Look, snowflakes (Score 1) 157

the psychological scars from persistent verbal abuse can last a lifetime

I don't think any rational person would disagree with this statement, however, a some bullying is not the same as a parent, or sibling engaging in years and years of daily verbal abuse. The first (bullying) is just a fact of life. The second is child abuse.

Comment Re:Look, snowflakes (Score 1) 157

I absolutely had my lunch money taken from me in 7th grade (first year of junior high school in a 7-9 school), by a ass-hat 9th grader who was at least a foot taller than me and already had a beard. I was totally non-violent, and didn't really understand how to stand up for myself. After having my lunch money taken from me at least three days in a row, I stood up for myself, and got my ass kicked, but that was the last time that shit-head took my money. Apparently just the act of defiance was enough to deter him. He picked on other kids after that, but left me alone. Real story, not cartoonish at all. That's how things really were in my dingy little upstate New York town in the 70s.

Did that experience change me ? absolutely !
Scar me for life ? No.

It was just another of life's lessons that every boy learned in those days. I am inclined to say, that's part of what's wrong in America today. Too many kids don't get real world lessons. They grow up so over-protected that when the most insignificant thing happens to them, they are mortally anquished, and need to run away to their "safe space" or some other bullshit, instead of learning that life is tough, sucking it up and getting on with it.

Comment Look, snowflakes (Score 1) 157

I cannot for the life of me understand how it is possible to be bullied online. In my day the bully stole your lunch money, or beat the shit out of you if you refused to give it to him. You learned to stay away from him very quickly. Sad story of bullying over. How is it that we now have a society where children are incapable figuring out how to stay away from bullies.

Comment Or, just... (Score 1) 299 a USB-A to USB-C adapter. They're almost free.

It's not as if this has never occurred before......VGA to DVI (video), PS2 to USB (mouse and Keyboard), ISA to EISA, etc..

What a stupid premise.

Comment Re:And I keep coming back to my same question (Score 1) 693

We hardly need "science" to demonstrate any of those three facts.

The whole issue is not "if" but "how big" is the human effect on Climate Change.

It sure would be nice to get that "fact" transmitted to people too ready to label me a Climate Change Denier.

Comment Re: Not just Southern Spain (Score 0) 282

The vast majority of people in the entire world do not require AC, they do without, just fine.
AC exists in places where

Very large buildings are built with inadequate natural heating/cooling solutions
Houses are built for fatuous people who want to live in a semi-tropical climate, but spend their days inside an artificially produced cool continental climate.

Home A/C should require a prescription, it's just wasteful for 99% of those using it.

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