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Comment Re:Be careful what you ask for.... (Score 1) 482

As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people.
On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House
will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.

~H.L. Mencken

And now that he's had his 8 year term, people elected Trump.

Comment Re:Go visit Mar-a-Lago and complain (Score 1) 482

> Why would I believe

Because when the PV videos on staging violence came out, we found evidence that Zulema Rodriguez was employed by MoveOn to be in Arizona, we have a video of her blocking the road and lying to cops, and that corroborates the video?

Your original source is a video by a guy who is famous for dishonestly editing videos... and yet you keep going back to him as a primary source.

I have absolutely zero confidence that you know how to determine if a piece of evidence is true or relevant.

So, he edited her into the video?

Look, I know the looney left hates this, but O'Keefe releases all his original videos. The reason you would believe is that he lays out his evidence using verifiable primary sources. I know it's good on your side to attack the messenger and claim victory, but it just makes you look like a fool in this case.

Comment This concept suggests that we're a simulation (Score 1) 46

MAME represents the idea that our digital heritage is important and should be preserved for future generations. MAME strives to accurately represent original systems, allowing unmodified software to run as intended.

We might be living in MAME for the universe. I know, this has been beaten to death, but think of it in these terms. How many Pacman machines exist right now in the world? Now, how many people run it on MAME? If I were to randomly pick one person on the planet playing Pacman right now, they would almost certainly be playing in MAME. In 20 years from now, the chance will be even higher.

Comment Someone else said it, but they were too nice (Score 0) 163

Only a moron would send something irreplaceable via regular mail. Sorry. This is what UPS and FedEx are for. If it's purely domestic within the US, there are services available from the USPS that will do the same thing (priority mail with tracking). It also needs to be in a secure box - thick cardboard and taped up really well.

It's sad that these carts were lost. Consider it another expensive class at the school of hard knocks.

Comment Re:Gartner "analysts" (Score 1) 90

As much as I'd love for you to be right - MS has behaved like this for 20 years and they're still the dominant desktop OS.

They're the dominant desktop OS simply because of inertia and the large volume of software available. And that's the same reason Windows phones will never be able to break into the two-horse race between iOS and Android. There's no real software available for a Windows phone compared to the other platforms, and nobody in their right mind is going to develop for a platform that accounts for 3/1000ths of the phones out there. Worse yet, when someone has a market share that low you have to wonder who the schmucks are that got suckered into one and are they even interested in buying more software for it?

Comment Re:OMG fix the banner adds (Score 2) 20

I have been a contributer on Slashdot for over 15 years. There have been things to complain about over the years, but FOR GOD SAKE don't let the banner adds chase everyone away. What's more annoying than a Banner Ad? A banner add that doesn't scroll away as you read.

Serious, I will never visit Slashdot again if this isn't fixed ASAP.

Don't be like the thousands of other crap sites that are doing this now. I don't care if it is in the advertisers JavaScript, find somewhat to stop that shit OR I AM GONE!

Is there a way that tensorflow can fix the banner ad problem?

Comment Re:Never. (Score 1) 158

I worked for Cisco Systems for nearly ten years. I could convert all of my capital to Cisco stock and not even touch a tenth of a percent.

Meanwhile, a single executive at Cisco could issue a decree that all offices require a $100,000 to $250,000 conferencing solution (out of their own budgets), and it would be nearly impossible to fight. Think I'm wrong? Check out any Cisco office's teleconference room.

Yes, I understand - you have to have widespread buy in to get anywhere. A lot of companies give huge stock incentives to executives, also, furthering the divide.

Publix has been that way likely from the start. I probably don't have to tell you which store treats its employees far better, right? Hint: not the unionized store.

One of the cool things about employee ownership is that everybody is on the same team again, rather than having the "workers vs. management" mentality.

Comment Re:That too exists, LLVM barcode (Score 1) 373

C is portable assembler. I love C, and there will *always* be a place for it, but to really use it safely and properly you simply have to understand how computers work at the lowest levels. I'm old school and at one time could write in 3 different assembly languages fluently. I know how processors and hardware work. But most modern programmers don't, and they need something a little higher level to be able to write reasonably safe code. If Swift can fill that niche, I'm all for it. Ultimately having a somewhat safer compiled language is a really good thing since almost all language development these days is tending toward scripting languages with better VMs - not something to put in your IoT device.

Comment Re:Irreverent vs. Inappropriate (Score 1) 360

Put more simply, "death to all jews" in a vacuum is stupid and offensive, but we don't live in a vacuum. In the context of our modern world this was an actual goal that a homicidal maniac was able to, at the very least, make significant headway toward attaining just 75 years ago. Plenty of his victims are still alive, with far more children and grandchildren, so this is still well within the collective conscience of the world and particularly the west.

It's mind boggling to me that the guy who probably has no other marketable skills would throw away a dream career in such a dramatically stupid fashion.

Comment Re:Climate change deniers (Score 1) 400

When I get time, I'd like to use satellite photos of the arctic into a time lapse video, play it, then ask "Now, what was it you were saying about climate change being a scam?"

And presumably the other side simply pulls out this 2008 Al Gore video where he predicts that the arctic would be ice-free in 5 years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Al Gore is God's gift to "deniers".

Comment Re:LOL cubicle-level HVAC (Score 1) 158

The company insisted the boxes were intended to reduce energy costs, ensuring that empty cubicles weren't overheated or over-air-conditioned

What a load of bullshit. A cubicle by its very nature is a division of a larger room.

It *is* possible that it looks at all the cubicles in a room to decide if the lights and a/c can be turned off or reduced. But if that were *really* the issue don't you think they would have told folks before sticking a black box under their desk?

The reason it sounds like they're doing something wrong is that they acted like they were doing something wrong when they quietly installed these things while nobody was around.

Comment Re:Management doesn't know what it wants (Score 1) 158

I just don't know how many occupations there are that the normal job state is being in one place the entire day. Sounds horrifying.

My wife and I both work from home, so that's normal to us. She works for a company that processes medicare claims (she's in QA) so she's in constant contact with her coworkers throughout the day via instant messaging, email, and phone, while I often talk to clients on the phone. It gets kind of difficult, but we often take off after work and walk around town (we live in a tourist trap) or even just the mall. She gets cabin fever pretty bad and just needs to get out. I am an outdoorsy type so I go to the park or whatever, too.

But, yeah, you have to get a little variety.

Comment Re:Never. (Score 2) 158

Barring absolutely needing the job not to be on the street, I would not work at such a place.

This sort of thing will get to the point where even the rabid anti-union types will be rethinking that opinion, and maybe companies who would like to remain union-free should think about such things.

Or, maybe instead of putting money into a union they could put money into buying stock in the company and handle it that way.

It's interesting. We have two grocery stores that are prevalent in this area: Kroger and Publix. Kroger is a large public company that has a unionized workforce. Publix is employee-owned - the only way to buy stock is to be an employee and if you sell your stock Publix has the right of first refusal (and they always buy it). Do I have to tell you 1) which store treats its employees far better and 2) which store is far better to shop at? Hint: same answer to both questions, starts with "P".

I have no problem with unions as a concept, but employee-ownership is a much, much better way to go about it. I know it's not always possible but where it is possible it's a great idea.

Comment Re:Fake news and trolls (Score 1) 890

LOL. So the "difference" is that when they're caught they backtrack. Got it.

Exactly.

Fake new sites-- like trolls-- don't acknowledge errors.

The damage is already done, and everybody's moved on. Go to the next looney left rally and ask the, um, "protestors" about the bust of MLK. You'll find that most of them think it was removed.

This works on both sides, by the way. Ask your typical conservative about Lt. Joe Gliniewicz - a cop who committed suicide but staged it to look like he'd been killed by people that he had been harassing in his city. All kinds of conservative sites carried the story about this brave hero who was tragically assassinated by thugs. Few had any follow up when it came out that he did, indeed, kill himself - apparently to avoid the consequences of multiple illegal activities that he was involved in and were close to being exposed. Some sites removed the original stories, others simply never followed up (see twitchy.com as an example).

It's the same thing. By the time the correction comes around - if ever - they've all moved on to the next outrage.

Comment Re:Replace it... with what? (Score 1) 890

I'm quite aware of the looney left talking point that Pelosi's quote makes total sense in context. And, though I'm aware of the context, I stand by what I said.

Pelosi is *nothing* but a typical leftist lunatic. Nothing. Zilch.

For those wondering about the context, hopefully this is enough to give you an idea. The part I quoted is in the middle. This doesn't include the "duhs", "ders" and general drooling that it, er, she does while babbling:

You’ve heard about the controversies, the process about the billbut I don’t know if you’ve heard that it is legislation for the future – not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America. But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it – away from the fog of the controversy.

Sorry, the reason she didn't want to talk about it was because it had a number of bombs in it that were timed to go off after elections. As they've went off, they have continued to propel the cost of insurance up astronomically. She could have been honest about this beforehand, but instead she chose to claim that it's easier to pass the bill, shove it down everybody's throat, and then let you find out what was in it.

That you've simply regurgitated a left-wing talking point means that you're one of the sheep. FYI.

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