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Comment Re:Not a minicomputer (Score 1) 40

More the size of a large fridge. A small modern fridge is about the size of a PC. Towards the very end of the mini-computer era, DEC did produce some that kind of size, but your typical mini-computer occupied one to four cabinets, each about 4' or 6' tall.

The first popular minicomputer, the PDP/8, was not that big - about 6U size, I'd guess?
Of course, to be useful, you would normally combine it with a couple of side-by-side upright expansion chassies stacked on top, like for tape drive and IO, which would triple or quadruple the height.

Comment Re:https://google (Score 2) 146

technically that's not a problem, but i have yet to see a browser that wouldn't shit itself over a real FQDN (i.e. one that ends in a period)

I cannot find a single one that doesn't work. Palemoon, Firefox, Midori, lynx and even good old NCSA Mosaic works just fine with a terminated FQDN.

Some of them might send the dot in the Host: header, and the remote web server might not handle that correctly. Most do, though.
And some might show unneccessary warnings for https, unless the CA has also put the name with the dot in the certificate.
But the browsers themselves work quite well. Which ones have you tried that don't?

Comment Re:working to offset expansion of the money supply (Score 1) 403

The US Dollar is still the most stable currency, so that shows how little all that means.

That is in part because it's the only currency used for trade with certain commodities like oil. Attempts by other countries to set up non-dollar bourses have been met with hostility from the US.
And in part because like the tulip chits, creditors cannot dare to cash in on it lest the bubble burst, but has a vested interest in inflating the value while they still hold US IOUs.
The faith is more in those who own the US debt than it is in the US economy.

Comment Re:https://google (Score 2) 146

Most applications I've run across that do email validation are way too restrictive. If you have a 4 letter or longer top level domain, many will reject your email address and more exotics like a plus in your email, a percent in your email, etc... will almost certainly be rejected.

Or they demand a @ and domain name. Try IP literals or bang paths, like:

Not a lot of sites still support them.

Comment Re:working to offset expansion of the money supply (Score 1, Informative) 403


Some of us save our money, take on as little debt as possible, and laugh at the Joneses.

Unfortunately, that doesn't help when the government you have chosen is so deep in debt on your behalf.

Each US taxpayer currently owes around $165,000 in national debt, plus $870,000 in liabilities. Add state debt, at $5,000-$25,000 per taxpayer, depending on the state.

Comment Re:Paranoia, the destroyer (Score 1) 435

The latter is true. You can't advance to the O.T.O. ninth degree without sex magic, and the eleventh requires anal insemination. And a Thelemic great rite also involves exchange of body fluids. And then there are the hand cutting and blood dripping of some rites. However, magi generally won't do it to you without your active cooperation.

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