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Comment Re:Who should we blame? (Score 1) 175

Another point is DDOS attacks are conducted by bot nets of zombified computers, most of us /.ers take a considerable amount of pride in having our infernal machines do our bidding and only our bidding. Having one of my machines commandeered for a DDoS attack would be rankling for me and most here; I don't mind you making a statement with your resources, but trying to use mine to make your statement is just going to piss me off.

If this leads to some senile Grandma pissing her panties in the White House deciding the Internet needs her protection from itself, I'm going to be beyond pissed off.

Comment Re:Supply and Demand - where is the demand? (Score 1) 417

Please tell us when a consumer firearm is needed?

How about when some crackhead or tweaker thug is breaking into your home, and the police are 5 minutes or more away?

Tweaker breaks in, you shoot; tweaker is dead. Then you call the cops and have them dispatch a hearse to haul the dead tweaker away.

Other scenario...

Tweaker breaks in, you call police, tweaker kills you and your family because you had no defense, tweaker flees. Cops arrive and dispatch a hearse to haul off you and your family's now lifeless bodies. Tweaker repeats the process the next night with the next unarmed family.

Comment Re: Of course (Score 1) 209

So, we just recruit the most skilled classic video gamer in the world, zap him with a laser to digitize him and send him to the Game Grid, where he can then throw a magic Frisbee at the Master Control Program and teabag its "lifeless" avatar's corpse before it de-rezzes.

End of line...

I think, judging by most vanity boards of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, that would be either the mighty warrior ASS or FUK (or AAA in a pinch).

Comment Re:Great! (Score 1) 264

Paying money every month for a couple of sine waves coming out of a cheap tinny Chinese speaker.

Paying money to paypal for the privilege of paying. Paypal fees are f**ing ridiculous

Buyers do not pay PayPal anything for the privilege of paying. The sellers pay a transaction fee to PayPal as their payment processor. For a standard account, it is 2.9% of the total amount plus 30 cents. And for a Micro Payments account, it is 5% plus 5 cents. The wash point is $12 (that is where the cost is pretty much the same no matter what type of account).

And PP's rate for a standard account is pretty much in line with other payment processors. It is just a cost of doing business, and those fees are simply written off on the business's taxes.

That said, with PP being down, I can make it mostly a light day for me on the 'bay and elsewhere. Because if my buyer's can't pay, they are not going to shop. So that means just a little prep work for the next batch of listings, and then giving myself an early weekend.

Comment Re:From the article (Score 1) 342

Here's how it work,

  1. the reactor heats pressurized water in the primary loop
  2. the hot pressurized water in the primary loop heats the very pure treated water in the secondary loop and boils it,
  3. the cooler primary loop water returns to the reactor for reheating
  4. the high pressure steam in the secondary loop propels the turbine to make the alternator turn,
  5. the turbine exhaust consisting of steam is piped into the condensers inside the cooling tower,
  6. external water is sprayed on the hot condenser pipe creating steam, which is lighter than air,
  7. the rising steam creates a slight vacuum inside the cooling tower that draws in large amounts of air to further cool the condensers.
  8. the secondary loop water is returned to be reheated

So anything you can see has 3 degrees of separation from the reactor

Comment Re: OMG that's a dodgy check (Score 1) 329

Wow you're right, it was at least a couple months instead of few weeks. The Clinton Foundation (founded in 1997 as the William J. Clinton Foundation), has it's listing first crawl on Sept 2nd, 2016! Makes one wonder what happened to the other 18 years. The William J. Clinton Foundation is listed separately, the "Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation" isn't listed separately and the Clinton Global Initiative wasn't listed.

Charity Navigator is a leading and respected organization that evaluates and rates charities so donors can make informed decisions about contributions. It was itself a member of the Clinton Global Initiative between 2012 and 2014. Charity watchdog gives Clinton Foundation the highest possible rating

See that's going to set off the conspiracy theorists and it's a good example of what I'm talking about; there are so many entities ready to spasm-out every time somebody yells squirrel; while all of the whacko's are out there jousting with windmills, it's distracting people from issue with substance. It's getting to the point where every time I see a sensational headline stating "This will bury Hillary", I figure she's the one who put it out there to begin with.

Comment Too Many Other Things to Do (Score 1) 198

What with Netflix; both streaming and DVDs, YouTube, 4 different MMORPGs I alternate between (Guild Wars 2, Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, and Champions), weed being legal for recreational use in this state (including being able to grow up to 4 plants at a time), a huge backlog of totally free classic books sponged off Gutenberg; getting into various little projects that we have talked about doing all our lives, enjoying engaging in unimportant discussions on forums like Slashdot and elsewhere, and even coming up for air frequently in order to go out and about in the real world and interact in person with others; the TV industry will have a long road ahead of them to get people like me interested enough to take the bait.

And yes, I am aware that the above is an exceptionally long run on sentence. As an envoy of the Duchy of Don't Give a Shit, I do not give a shit. :D Now off to go get today's shipping and shopping done and grab a bite to eat, then come back for an early 4:20 and work on photos for my next round of Etsy, eBay, and eCrater sales.

Comment Re: OMG that's a dodgy check (Score 1) 329

The odd thing about the rating from Charity Navigator rating is a few weeks ago I checked the Clinton Foundation there, they were de-rated, not having an understandable business plan, now they're listed with a good rating!
Obviously somebody is trolling somebody, but you can't tell who

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