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Comment Re:WaPo - leaders in the post-fact era (Score 1) 272

Actually it goes deeper than that. This policy was laid out in a book called Foundations of Geopolitics. It defines the use of propaganda to undermine the west and sets out specific goals like separating the UK from the EU and destabilising the US by promoting and assisting isolationism and de-globalisation along with enflaming extremist groups within the country.

The author Alexander Gudin is currently one of Putin's personal advisers and the book is considered doctrine by many in the regime.

Comment Re:If confirmed, does this make it realistic? (Score 1) 477

Large arrays of them go on the back of our Terran Battleship to propel them out into the darkness as they bring the Light of Mankind to a savage and ignorant galaxy. Until the robots running the ship rise up against their masters and return to destroy us all

There, fixed it for you

Comment Re:We heared the same over and over again (Score 1) 426

I assume by "communism" you mean the old soviets "socialist" state. Never minding the fact that it was a dictatorship and many European countries have had (or do have) democratic socialist governments. (Like Germany does now for instance.) In the soviet regime everyone worked. You had a job or you went to jail. Maybe you didn't like your job, maybe you didn't make much, but you worked, you had food, and a place to live. Not going to a Soviet prison was actually a functional way to encourage people to work. Maybe they didn't work real hard, but there are plenty of people here who don't either.

Comment Re:Are linux adverts still bad adverts? (Score 1) 535

More to the point. Perhaps more people would use Linux if they actually tried it. Most people won't ever try it because it didn't come on their computer and what they have works well enough. Many people on this site, even if they don't use Linux as their primary desktop, know that Linux is a viable option because they are basically educated on the subject. It may sound like fanboyism but maybe there is just a bit of realism in it too.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 5, Insightful) 1028

It seems to me that the old-fashioned communists in Russia [and their modern day descendants] were much worse towards their population that towards foreigners

except for Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria.. and every other country that they were able to occupy.

I don't know what kind of world revisionist history you've been smoking but if you can't tell the difference between what happened in western and eastern Europe after WW2 then there is no reason to discuss anything. No one can argue with that kind of crazy.

Comment Re:Is This a Joke? (Score 3, Insightful) 271

The crisis is self perpetuating. We have people coming from all over the country now because of the lax laws and generous public assistance. At this point we have more homeless here because they choose to be here than we do because they are down on their luck. I've been patient I've talked to people on the street.

And by Homeless hate on reddit you are talking about the people complaining of being assaulted in their own homes the needles in the parks or the aggressive and sometimes verbally sexual comments that people now have to live with on a daily basis because of the massive increase of homeless people in Seattle that have flooded here from all over the country.

People say they care about homeless.. you have a home let some homeless people stay there.

Comment Re:Headphone Jack is Pretty Crappy (Score 1) 536

The port wore out on my galaxy s3 and then on my nexus 4. On both those phones it was about a year and a half before the jack started cutting in and out no matter what earbuds I used. The all metal frame on my note 4 has actually been holding up very well. I think it was just the plastic frame wearing and allowing to much movement over time breaking the solder connection.

Comment Re:Headphone Jack is Pretty Crappy (Score 1) 536

Here is how it's done. Step one: download the Audible app. Step two: listen to audiobooks at work all day every day while walking around and working. Step three: replace the headphones every three to four weeks due to the wire breaking inside the housing at the jack end. Step four: Suddenly realize that you have to hold the jack in a specific position for it to work...

I've done this to several phones. The jack comes out of the phone right at the bend in my leg while the phone is in my pants pocket. The Jack gets a crazy amount of torture. I've learned to try to find earbuds whose jack comes out and does an immediate 45 degree turn but they are surprisingly hard to find. One of those sets will usually last me several months as apposed to weeks.

I've tried bluetooth headsets, but the batteries are uncomfortable, they never last that long and the bluetooth sucks the battery life of my phone

Comment Re:Headphone Jack is Pretty Crappy (Score 1) 536

I've never had a modern 3,5mm headphone port wear out.

I have. I listen to audiobooks while I work. I usually go through a pair of earbuds every month. (the wire breaks right at the connector) The newer aluminum edged phones are better but the old plastic edge phones the jack hole :) would inevitably stop working.

The point is USB type-C earbuds are over $40. I can't even imagine paying that much for something I'm going to throw away in three or four weeks, and I can't see that little USB connector holding up either.

Comment Re: Wow, open source is a disaster (Score 4, Interesting) 124

I think what he is talking about is how KDE has lost it's way. KDE3 had a very solid foundational philosophy based on everything is a file. That no matter what you accessed or how you accessed it or where it was in the end all you are accessing is a file. So from the user perspective you just needed a browser to access textFiles-documents-websites-media-NFS-SMB-SSH.. you name it. You could split the app into non overlapping windows ad infinitum and copy and paste from anything to anything as if there were no such things as different access or format types. That was goal. If you wanted to open that file with another tool it was right there in the left-click drop down menu or could be selected from the full list of applications available without having to search for the file from the application menu or application file browser.

KDE4 s-canned that whole schema instead creating a just-like-everyone-else file browser and web browser (pushing konqueror to the background with no more development) and focusing instead on little desktop gizmos that never really took off. And while I admit the KDE activities thing is pretty cool it doesn't make up for the fact that it takes longer for the desktop to load than it does for the rest of the OS. KDE has really just become a big just-another-desktop..

Comment Re: Heck yes, (Score 1) 351

seriously.. if you completely forgot history ok. We were looking at a food shortage. The government could not calculate in innovation so they took in to account what was available.. They realized that if food production went below a certain level we would all die. Not having the money to maintain higher than needed food production levels they created a false need for food production in the hopes that if we needed it.. food production would be available. That was the reason for the corn-ethanol debacle. Now you can look back on it 20-20 but if you had been there looking at current food production you might have agreed that it was a good idea. Of course once in place is turned into a cash cow that should have dissipated with the need for all that corn.. but we live in an oligarchy. That's just the way things are until we vote outside the two parties.

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