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Comment Re:Tractor investors, not breakers. (Score 1) 491

300SD were eurotaxis. They were built for a market that puts a million miles on a vehicle, but doesn't get emotional about keeping it going past its economic life.

300SDs were extremely popular in the USA. That's why there are still so many of them running around in spite of the fact that the body is expensive to maintain. It's only relatively recently that most parts became relatively affordable, via eBay. You used to have to just pay exorbitant prices at dealers. But those parts you can't get are a serious problem. The "Febi-Bilstein" ignition lock I had to buy for my 300SD feels like garbage. I have a distinct feeling it is actually neither Febi nor Bilstein, but it's what is available.

Comment Re:What a letdown... (Score 1) 176

The fact is, there were apparently riots during the inauguration. I am no supporter of Trump but that's just shameful;

Yes, supporting trump certainly is shameful.

The social fabric is not breaking down, trump is tearing it in half. If you think that's not going to lead to riots, think more.

Comment Re:So, the gist of it is... (Score 1) 176

Been through customs with you phone and you lost sight of it for a couple of minutes, well, sucker you should have dumped it right away because the chances that phone that someone else now owns has been spying on you since then.

So I will just take a nandroid before I fly and then restore it on the plane, easy peasy. It takes more than a couple of minutes to make a new backup. And if I actually use encryption then I get a password which they would have to know in order to fake my backup.

Comment Re:Expect Russia to take advantage (Score 1) 67

If Russia wanted to take any Ukranian land, it would have been taken.

Even Russia cares about international opinion. Not necessarily about what it looks like today, but what it will look like next week. They need to maintain plausible deniability, so they are not simply rolling over them.

In a world which contained no countries but Russia and Ukraine, there would be only Russia.

Comment Re:Let's put tons of ammo together in a massive pi (Score 1) 67

Where do you propose they store it? In shoeboxes in the various soldiers' homes? That would be as distributed as possible, right?

Ammunition depots are a fact of logistics. Ammunition has to be guarded, so you lump it together in as many places as you can afford to guard, and no more.

Comment Re:Generation Z leans to the political right. (Score 1) 200

I just don't feel the need to own everything in the world to be happy.

How's your retirement savings going? How would if be if the government took it on a whim? That's the ehart of conservatism in America - a government without the power to fuck you.

the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness

Conservatives give more to charity, and all of progressivism is the search for moral superiority. But I bet that quote was from the 80s (or before), the era of televangelists, before the parties swapped the role of moral scold.

Comment Re:Nonsense question (Score 1) 403

Speculatively we can say hyperbolically that hypothetically the tree did in tautology fall but when we talk a step back and deconstruct the epistemology and if we address it from a concrete standpoint as opposed to hyperbolic (which proper deconstructionists of course always do) we can't say that the tree didn't not not fall.

Comment Re:The management unit in all intel processors (Score 1) 107

The story talks about UEFI/EFI attacks, which allows access below the OS. I see your point though.
Is there an API that allows you to talk to the ARC (or to reflash it)? How do people program it (surely not jtag; or rather, there must be some way in addition to jtag)?

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