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Comment Same shit, different pot (Score 0) 644

When are the people of the United States going to stop grasping so tightly the idea that a new president is going to change the course that everyone is on? I am sick and tired of people rooting for a president like they do a fucking football team. 'GO HILLARY!' 'WE MUST DEFEAT TRUMP!' Like any one person, even the supposed "leader", will somehow make the necessary change to purge the bowels of a rotten political and federal government system.

"WE THE PEOPLE" must make the change. I don't mean voting (though it doesn't hurt), I mean CHANGE. The people of the United States must remember that it is they themselves that are the superpower, not the few that hold the keys to the kingdom. The people must organize and steer their ship in the direction of positive change, of prosperity, of justice and freedom. Only then will USA again be chanted across the world instead of cursed.

Comment NTP (Score 3, Interesting) 171

Do we really need it anymore now that we have NTP running on most of our smartphones, computers, etc.?

I do miss the "time lady" though. Or "popcorn" - (767-2676, or 767-1111). "At the tone, the time will be, 9:38am. *BEEP*"

I was just thinking yesterday about an automated telephone game system I used to call when I was growing up in the 80's. 573-3400. I forget what it was called, but there were 3 games you could play all by 'choose your own adventure' touch-tone style choices. One was a cowboy type game, one was a vampire, and I forget what the third one was. It was all free to play for us latch-key kids. Heh. Now get off my lawn!

Comment It depends on the notes (Score 1) 192

If I'm at my computer I'm not really going to handwrite notes. But if I'm somewhere that accessing/using pen+paper is more beneficial to use, I'll use that. I have a Palm Tungsten C I still use daily for work because IMHO its core function of a general purpose, disconnected personal data assistant has yet to be bested. It's always on me so unless hitting a single button and entering my password is too long then pen[cil] + paper win I guess.

Comment Call for mass-forking of Android (Score 1, Insightful) 123

One of the great strengths of GNU/Linux is its diversity. Like biological life, it is constantly changing, morphing and becoming something new. And also like biological life, constantly changing helps protect against "bad stuff".

I hereby call for a "fork-fest" of Android - everybody make your own distribution of Android, remove code, add code, make it different. Android is sort of lip-service to the open source ecosystem. I'm not saying that this vulnerability is a result of that lip service, but I'd really like to see many, many other versions of Android out there - it's inevitable that the whole will become stronger because of it.

Because if everyone ate the same food we'd all probably die from the next super-virus that makes its rounds.

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