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Comment Re: Liability (Score 1) 497

As a more-or less moderate, I've also noticed that when you express an opinion, neither side/wing takes much notice of when you agree with them, instead they focus heavily on the part that you disagree with them on, even if it's a side you to tend to lean towards more often. There's no compromise, no bridging the gap, instead of finding common ground with everyone, being an independent or moderate today just alienates you from everyone who isn't. Look at the crap Tomi Lahren is catching for saying she's for pro choice, for example, or the flak that Jim Webb has taken from his own party lately. Both parties have become a rigid, close-minded, inadaptable cult.

Comment Re:Geometry is hard, as is geography (Score 1) 319

Leave it to Boston to pretend there's an issue where none exists. Maps and different projections were being taught to us (uneducated southern folk) decades ago. Heck, there were maps using different projections in the classroom.

Going from a oblate spheroid to a two-dimensional illustration will involve distortion. Boston is just now figuring this out? It's more likely that they just found another reason to whine.

Comment Re:Something stinks (Score 1) 380

Exactly. Trends like that don't happen overnight nor are they accurately measured that way, so none of this is currently indicative of "Trump's America".
What grinds down people's spirits? -increased violent crime, rioting, racial strife, an increased welfare state, a stagnate economy, etc.. most or all of which worsened over the past several years.
Besides, this is from The Guardian. Might as well be posting something from Breitbart, if you wanted the opposite opinion. Not biased at all, nope... Now, if the trend continues, *then* they can point some fingers at trump.
This country has been unhappy for quite some time, which explains why trump was elected in the first place. People are sick of the status quo, so much so that they were willing to roll the dice.

Comment Re:I'm using an Orange Pi (Score 3, Interesting) 55

There is one Raspberry Pi in my house. It just sits there being lonely. The 13 orange Pi devices, mostly Ones, are having the most fun. The most recent is streaming video and running the Octoprint frontend. The 2e is a take on the road to tinker during down time board.

There hasn't been a bit of trouble using the Armbian distro. Do keep away, or at least be cautious, of the "Official" images. They were piling heaps of dung when I first looked at the Oranges. Google will have your issues sorted out in a few searches.

Check out the comparison charts that are out there. With Raspberry, you're paying for a fancy label and gimmicky tricks. They may be a fine fit to spin a wheel for a science fair project. For me, the Oranges are much cheaper and even more capable.

Comment Re:Why Doesn't the New Jersey AG do the same thing (Score 1) 73

I kind of wish they would sue, the bastards. I waited for FIOS for roughly 12 years all in all, poking along on DSL. A few years back I saw a Verizon tech working on a pole in my neighborhood. When he came down, I asked him about the FIOS rollout, and he told me point blank, but consolingly, "It's never going to be available here, you'll never have it". So, Comcast/Xfinity was my only choice for true broadband.

Comment Re:It's not 3.14. It's 3.141592653589793238462643. (Score 0) 133

>> what's the difference between three significant digits and 25 Said no computer science major, ever. (Look up the effect of iteration on small differences, then study up on damping, etc.)

Except, you know... that's not what he said. What he said is

what's the difference between three significant digits and 25 in the face of infinity

which taken in the context of mathematics is an accurate observation. The difference in accuracy between three significant digits and twenty-five significant digits as the requirement for perfect accuracy approaches infinity, is zero. (Look up "Calculus 101", then study up on limits at infinity, etc.)

Comment Re:National DST Day (Score 1) 352

That's even weirder. Standard time timezones are set up so that at 12:00 noon, the sun is pretty much directly overhead at the zenith, the midpoint of daylight; at midnight, it's the mid point of night. DST throws all that off by an hour, so that the sun is really directly overhead at 1pm.

Better to just get rid of it and stick to standard time, at least it has an astronomical logic to it.

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