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Comment Intelligent design (Score 5, Funny) 165

I know I'll catch hell for my religious beliefs, but...

I think that the 6502 was not the result of evolution, but rather it had a Creator and was the product of Intelligent Design. There are just so many subtle clues that suggest features that were deliberately put in there. Could natural selection really explain how it had two different indirect access modes, one that selects a direct index from an offset, and the other adds the offset to the index?

These researchers may be trying to apply the wrong methods to a device that is almost certainly the product of a higher power.

Comment Some places are impossible. (Score 1) 53

I have seen places where it is impossible to park. Notably in San Francisco and New York City. It is NOT possible to park anywhere close to where you want to unload your cargo. That's the way it is. Deal with it.

In SF for 1997 ISPCON, I paid to park in a garage and carried heavy boxes a long way to get to the hotel and convention center. There was NO POSSIBLE way I could have parked in front and just carried my gear in. Without losing my car... Or worse.

Comment Re:Dig down first (Score 2) 303

I like where you are going with this. I was thinking of concrete walls: ICF (insulated concrete forms). No windows. And if you have a tunnel, do you need a door? Maybe have a roof exit and ladder for a real emergency. Meth heads would have a hard time figuring out how to get in. And I guarantee you will not hear any road noise.

Going back to the windows, how about installing real windows inside (behind the concrete) with variable lighting and images that can be replaced? I have often thought about having a man cave that looked like something from the USS Enterprise, with windows that showed a star field or some interesting space feature.

Comment Is this a deal? (Score -1) 123

So Samsung is offering a hundred bucks for the return of their "Note 7" phone. The summary does not tell the price paid for these. If the price was a hundred bucks, this seems like a decent offer, but I suspect that people paid a lot more for these smart phones and will have to pay a lot to convert/trade them for safe phones. Could we get some facts on the dollars involved for the customers?

Comment Re:Who??? (Score 1) 95

Who is this guy and why should I care about anything to do with him?

Good question. I just saw this name posted somewhere with a picture of a fat guy with a mustache alongside a halloween costume for girls. Seriously, WTF?! The submitter should have given some information on who this person is. It is insulting to expect that we know who your NOBODY is.

Comment Re:Flip Side (Score 1) 314

The worse renters are French people. They whine about everything.

It's funny that you mention that. I just had a family from France, and they hit a deer on the way to my place. They were late, but okay. I took their car rental numbers and my wife called the company and got them set up to get a replacement car. The next morning, I gave them the information and helped them get on their way. This should be an "easy A", non? They thanked me in their review, but my score dropped anyway. I guess waiting late and dealing with rental companies on behalf of guests is expected for hosts.

Well, I am soured for guests from France, anyway. I still welcome guests from anywhere else.

Comment Re:Hmmmm (Score 4, Insightful) 531

Agreed. From the summary:

... are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election...
...enhancing Russia's ability to spread disinformation.

No. Wrong. To sow distrust in the election is to spread information. The system is corrupt, and giving information showing the corruption is a social good. And anyone stupid enough to believe in the current system is still free to continue voting for corruption and evil. Those stupid people are still free to voice their stupid opinions. I wish they wouldn't, but they have that right.

Comment Here is my product prediction (Score 1) 115

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You don't know what it is, but you already know you want one!

Announcing "Orb"!

Orb is more than a computer! It is an advanced system!

Orb is a perfect white sphere that floats on a cushion of air from its base. Orb does not consent to touch other technology products. Keyboard and mouse are wireless, video is projected with lasers onto a specially coated ultra thin sheet of sapphire. The same base that protects Orb from touching others provides power to Orb by induction.

Orb is a high core count wonder. It has more cores than you could possibly need, and OrbOS uses those extra cores to do your work speculatively, creating the illusion that it knows what you want to do even before you do.

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