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Comment Re:hmm (Score 1) 212

Aesthetics is a legitimate thing to have a preference on; I mean, let's be honest, that's the reason behind like 80% of Apple purchases. And obviously there are other features I like better about Android, particularly native filesystem access without having to install a kludgy app, and its integration with Google services.

Comment Re:Clinton, Podesta, Putin and Trump (Score 1) 435

That bloggger didn't remember well enough. He (and you) are missing intermediate posts about it that are linked in the Year of the Lie of 2013 post -- so there's no excuse for him missing it.

From politifact in 2009:

Now, close to a year later, we finally have detailed bills to examine. They closely mirror what Obama promised during the campaign.

But the plans also introduce new ways of regulating health insurance companies that will surely change the current health care system. That could prompt employers to change their health plans, and we find Obama's statement less clear-cut now than it once seemed.
(emphasis mine)

So apparently Don Surber was a lot less honest than Politifact. That's why I never believe right-wing online nuts "fact-checking" because they always -- ALWAYS -- either intentionally or unintentionally omit something important or misinterpret what is said.

Comment Re:Clinton, Podesta, Putin and Trump (Score 0) 435

First, "honesty" is something you want in a President, but it isn't the only quality. Secondly, in this election the 3rd party candidates are terrible. Gary Johnson just seems almost as unknowledgeable as Trump, as does Jill Stein. I considered third-party candidates -- and rejected them. I think a lot of people are the same.

Comment Re:Clinton, Podesta, Putin and Trump (Score 4, Informative) 435

"Note that the liberal media and Hillary are entirely ignoring the attack, probably because they know they bear some of the blame."

That, sir, is a lie, and you are a liar.

Comment Re: Trumps America (Score 3, Funny) 435

"There are at least a dozen current or former members of the domestic intelligence community who have died of "natural causes" or "accident" in the past three months."

You mean of a community made up of what is probably -- when you add together CIA, NSA, military intelligence and contractors -- tens of thousands of people, many of them old, "at least a dozen" have died in the past three months?

Comment Re:Whatever it is, it's out and not "Linux" (Score 1) 163

No, sorry, you misunderstand.

Cygwin is GNU for Windows. It compiles and puts the GNU system on Windows.

"Windows Subsystem for Linux" is not GNU for Windows. It is subsystem for executing compiled-for-Linux ELF binaries on Windows. It's a Linux subsytem/ABI on Windows much like Wine is a Windows subsystem/ABI on Linux. You can run GNU software compiled for Linux on it, because it implements the Linux system calls on Windows, but it is not a port of GNU software to the Windows kernel.

Comment Re:Stay out of the way (Score 4, Informative) 169

= = = Stay out of the way and let the people sort it out. Government interference always makes things worse = = =

Actually, in its response to the FERC's requirement to develop plans for geomagnetic events the US provision-of-electricity industry explicitly said that preparations for ordinary geomagnetic storms (say up to G5-) were its responsibility, but preparation for catastrophic events such as G5+ Carringon Events was not within its capability and should be undertaken by government.


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