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Comment Re: My Dell XPS that came with Linux installed... (Score 1) 277

My Dell Inspiron has no issues with wifi or any other hardware. Well, so long as I stick with the 4.4 kernel. The video drivers in 4.5 and up cause me some problems that I haven't taken the time to quash, though preliminary research suggests it's a configuration issue that should be easily resolved. This is a laptop that was designed for Windows.

Comment Re:democracies work slowly ... (Score 1) 275

The US government can build anything it wants. There's no law preventing the government from constructing power plants or wind farms or what-have-you. There's no political will to do such a thing, however. The GOP, for one thing, wouldn't stand for it. It's almost as if they don't want it if nobody is getting rich from it. The Democrats are rather queasy about such things too.

Comment Re:Everyone runs with fear from NP problems (Score 2) 497

> NP-complete problems. "Everyone runs with fear from these problems because they're the perfect example of one of the biggest bogeymen in Silicon Valley: algorithms that won't scale."

> Customer: Why is this problem not scaling?
> Programmer: It is NP-hard we are basically just brute forcing it.
> Customer: If you can't solve this "NP-hard" problem, then I'll just find someone who will.
> Programmer: Sure, let me know when that happens.

Customer: GTFO&DIAF
Programmer: Well, shit.

Comment They'll just have to double down again. (Score 3, Insightful) 99

This is what happens when a government attempts to censor the internet. First, they start with a few "objectionable" sites. Then they expand the list. Then they clamp down on the workarounds that people use to accessed banned content. At some point, they'll have to either relent or go Full DPRK and cut off the external internet entirely.

Never go Full DPRK.

Comment Re:New magic Leftist word (Score 1) 693

If you refuse to believe well documented and verified facts, especially when refusing to do so has dangerous consequences, then yes, we will call you a bad person. Anthropogenic global warming is a documented, verified fact, and it is accelerating. Those who stand in the way of fixing that are bad people and should be called out on it. Don't like it? Tough. Get used to it, because like global warming, it's only going to get worse.

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