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Comment Re:Comment (Score 1) 186

I can tell you don't live out here.

"There are age-related anti-discrimination laws already on the books, and they should be plenty sufficient for protecting actors as well as all other kinds of labor. "

If you're 40 and over, yes. Problem is, many actors get discriminated against in their 30s, considered too old. Unless you've got star power behind you, you're pretty much fucked, and might as well get a job being a gaffer or boom operator if you want to stay anywhere in the field, or relegate yourself to TV roles.

Comment Re:Am A Noob Too (Score -1, Flamebait) 246

"Dude, I'm not a network technician but I've been putting computers together since the late 80s and have been running Linux OSs as my desktop OS for over a decade now...

And I couldn't set up the network you described without some serious googling."

If you don't know what pfsense is (and you claim to run Linux as your desktop OS for over a decade) and if you don't realize that almost everything described is actually a cable job (outside of making VLANs and configuring pfsense) then I suggest you get out of the IT field entirely.

Comment Re:Where do I line up? (Score 1) 177

You do know what a diode is, right? You do know those are on every rail of even the utterly crappiest of PSUs, right? You do know that since pretty much the 80s the PSU is rather well-isolated from the rest of the system as far as electrical feedback and reverse voltage goes, right?

Do you even have any electrical experience? I've got a bare PSU mounted to a board right now powering a motherboard, again mounted bare to the same plank. De-shrouded GPU, etc. I bet you're the kind of person that hasn't ever turned a screw in your life.

Comment Re:Good for backhauls and maybe some DC uses (Score 2) 75

I could think of plenty of uses for 1T-bit connection in the home.

Camfrog Video Chat, if they hadn't fucked up and removed your own ability to host your own server.
4k broadcasting of multiple video cam angles for things like live from-home guitar education, lapidary education, etc.
Being able to back up your stuff to whatever silly online cloud provider you have thank to our ever-increasing data glut.

Comment Re:Now for regulation (Score 1) 87

"The clause in the Constitution grants the government to right to mint money. It does not precluded anybody else from doing so."

The Constitution clearly states any powers/rights not delegated to the government are thus the powers/rights of the people and/or states. Since the government has the power to mint money granted to it, the people by constitutional decree do not have that right.

Comment Re:No no no. (Score 1) 271

"and have shorter lifetimes than solid state electronics."

Spoken like someone that never used W-grade (military) tubes in their life. Mine are still kicking in my 1978 Fender Super Reverb, from when my father bought them. That's almost 40 years. You got any solid state stuff that old, gramps?

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