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Comment Well... (Score 1) 4

That's fine if you only care about yourself. I have a friend (actually an ex-brother in law) who does have kids who shares your opinion.

Personally, I'd like to have the species continue, even though once the Earth dies a natural death by then (4 billion years from now), humans will be less like us than a bonobo.

Comment Successful? (Score 1) 4

I wouldn't call someone who was born into riches and loaned a million dollars interest-free who later declared bankruptcy four times and is being sued for fraud a "successful businessman." Actually, that may be a good thing, look how Bruce Rauner, a truly successful businessman, is totally screwing up Illinois governance. Christ, he's worse than the incompetent Quinn and the two jailed felons who came before him.

You can no more run a government like a business than you can run a business like a government. Just because you can drive an eighteen wheeler doesn't mean you're fit to race a motorcross, or even a Formula One.

The press is anti-Trump because they're not mindless fools.

Comment Re:Nah (Score 1) 166

You keep saying that as if you know better, but they keep calling it a *limited* production car.

A limited production car is a subset of all production cars. As far as classification goes, the term "production car" comes from the rules for various group autoracing - see this for overview - and each group has different rules for allowing cars. Some need production cars with at least 2500 produced per year while others allowed a mere 200/year production run[1].

The classification "production car" for all groups means "a car produced for sale to the public". No more, no less. Even a handcrafted Bentley is considered a production car.

[1] Thus resulting in such rare beauties like the Ferrari 288GTO.

Comment Re:User friendly (Score 1) 298

That can't be true - Win95 had a timer bug that locked up the machine if you ran it more than X days

No you remember wrong (or this was fixed by the Release B version in Europe). Win98 however could not survive many days without rebooting.

My memory isn't *all* bad :-) I was referring to this bug, which was only fixed for both Win95 and Win98 in 1999: Microsoft patch from 1999, thus Win95, in 1999, could not run for more than 49.7 days.

Comment Re:User friendly (Score 1) 298

Reminds me off a guy that our support staff had to help over the phone on my first workplace. It took them a while to realise that his definition of stopping and starting the computer was powering the screen on and off :)

Or that Windows 95 user who had never turned his computer off since the day he got it, he was utterly impressed that all kinds of stuff began to work after our support staff rebooted it for him...

That can't be true - Win95 had a timer bug that locked up the machine if you ran it more than X days (where X is anything from 16-30 - I don't remember the exact number). Your Win95 user used the computer for less than X days? How new was he? :-)

Comment Re:Broken Windows Policing (Score 1) 191

There should be no laws criminalizing mere possession of any substance intended for consumption, in a society that respects bodily autonomy, period. Possession with intent to distribute, and especially for commercial purposes, is another matter.

Prostitution is involuntarily precisely because it's illegal in and of itself - since prostitutes cannot resort to police and courts to have the same protection from the society as other occupations. In countries which have properly legalized that industry, like New Zealand, the pimp problem has diminished significantly, because prostitutes can now just report anyone attempting to pimp to police, without fear for themselves. I would strongly recommend studying NZ experience with prostitution in general, and comparing it to Sweden (where the "ban it and crack down on it" model has been followed for a long time).

Comment Things have changes (Score 1) 507

IMO, the big difference between now and, say, 10 years ago, is that the gap between "real DEs" like KDE and Gnome, and "back to the basics" minimalist DEs and WMs (Openbox etc) has been filled. It used to be that you had to pick between "it just works" - but with all the bells and whistles, too - and hand-editing config files.

Now, though, there's Xfce, LXDE, and even, to some extent, MATE, to fill the it's-not-fancy-but-it-works niche. Xfce in particular is really nice - I would say that feature-wise, it's about where Gnome 2 was (which is a sweet spot for many), except with fewer bundled stock apps, and more configurability with more sensible defaults. So if you just want to get work done, and want a traditional desktop environment, it gives you that with minimal overhead, compared to Gnome and KDE.

Comment Re:Patriarchy! Patriarchy! Patriarchy! (Score 5, Insightful) 144

Even marijuana is sexist!!!

Don't be silly! Everyone knows that men and women are exactly the same, it's only the environment and society that thinks there's a difference. This study is obviously flawed and should be repeated until the correct result is achieved.


Comment Re:Nope (Score 1) 124

No one is late to the IoT party yet. It's not clear there's even going to be one.

By the time these kinds of trends have a dopey name, the party has already started. If you didn't already have an IoT product well under development by now, its already too late because all the players that will be successful, in what people are calling the IoT, already have a product at or near market release.

IoT is almost a decade old at this point. If there was a party nobody noticed.

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