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Comment Re:Don't confuse stupid with malicious (Score 1) 476

Might want to RTFA. It's ABC news.

As for Obama being a muslim, we know he was educated in Indonesia. Nobody can attend a school there and not be a Muslim. Converting out, that makes him an Infidel. You probably know how they feel about infidels. I don't see them bringing that up, ever. Just sayin'.

As for Kenya, that's a joke. So much of a joke I almost expect him to tell us he really was born there soon, then laugh. That's a joke, Son!

Comment Re:Old news (Score 1) 476

I know it's asking a lot, did you RTFA? You missed the part where they said these are new, never seen before by the FBI e-mails. They are considering them now. Not that this will matter any. She's above the law. She'll make a great Despot. Might want to look up that word by the way. It'll be used a lot if she manages to get elected.

Comment Ubuntu? (Score 1) 19

Seems like Ubuntu is becoming the cockroach of Linux. They don't care about security, do crazy crap, it's junk. Why are companies using it when they know places like the Government and companies can't use it for that reason?

Yea, I'm a bit bitter because some good stuff is out there, only on Ubuntu though. For that reason I can't use it.

Comment Re:What does Netcraft say? (Score 1) 505

Back in the 90s the license was an issue. It's not the same now.

Exactly. I'd like to see gnome thrown away. Every time I use it I wonder - WHY! Why are they using gnome instead of KDE. Why do they continue to throw resources at it?

At least set something up for us advanced users so we don't have to deal with the idiot stuff.

Comment Someone aught to look at Oracle. (Score 1) 152

Google aught to fund someone to look at Oracle and their practices. I'm sure they're breaking a bunch of laws.

First thing that comes to mind is their Exadata product with Oracle Enterprise Linux. They didn't even bother to remove the /etc/redhat-release file, which is required. This tells me they don't even bother check the law or anything else.

Someone should say - book 'em Danno!

Comment Re:This is the year of the extreme climate claims (Score 1) 401

From the records that we all have access to it's clear CO2 is a symptom and not the cause. You always see an incresae in heat before the CO2 rises. The CO2 rising is because things tend to live better in warmer temperatures.

Just look at their own data that starts at 1880. You see a dip, it's actually colder prior to the 1920s. Check the CO2 record. Even a high school student, no even an elementary school student can conclude CO2 doesn't cause warming. Not hard. Look.

Need to know when people are bullshitting you. Look up scientific method. Know it. Theory, supporting data and if any data falls outside of your theory, the theory is wrong. We have plenty of data to show CO2 as the cause is wrong. Therefore, the theory must be wrong.

Comment Sales people (Score 1) 329

I've been watching for decades where technical people, the brains create things. The Sales people take home big bucks. They're the ones that have no skill. Sometimes all they have is a short skirt and look good.

It's high time the people that actually do the work get paid.

To the subject matter, it's a ruse. They come over, they're not that good though they're cheap. Some of them are good bullshit artists. They should discontinue the h1b program.

Comment Won't have flying cars (Score 1) 282

We need to get rid of this thought. It's not going to happen. I'm a pilot and I can tell you the sky is already way over crowded. The last thing we need are a bunch of vehicles in the sky to further crowd it. It would also slow stuff down. Jets would take longer to get to where they are going, just like when you have too many cars on the road it slows down. Sometimes to a crawl.

Popular since the 1950s, it's just not going to happen.

Comment Re: Worldwide news are always US only. (Score 1) 256

We're not somehow backwards just because don't use fucking metric.

Well, umm, actually we are. The only countries in the world that don't use the metric system are the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar.

So yes, we're about as backwards as it gets in that respect.

And France, Germany, and many other countries. Matter of fact, Airbus and many others. It's around more than people think.

There really is nothing special about metric, except it's the base 10. We now know that the whole basis of a meter was supposed to be 1 millionth of the distance between the North Pole and the equator is wrong. So it's clearly just a made up system, by the French. Imagine that, using a French standard. I've heard things like it's more accurate, and such. Nope, all the measuring systems are the same in accuracy. More data points, consider temperature, Farenheight has more.

Personally I don't care. I have both sets of tools. I can go between them without much thought. Still kind of a pisser when I pick up a 10, 13 or 15 and it's not that. I have to get the standard socket (3/8, 7/16 and 1/2 are the usual suspects, then there is the 8mm and 1/4"). I suppose Metric is easier for people with an IQ below 100. I'd say even an idiot could do it, however I've met honest to goodness idiots. Their grasp on things is very light. Most of life gets by them. Sad really.

Would be nice if we'd all just use the same thing. Don't care which, just pick one.

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