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Comment Re:Why not an x86 board? (Score 2) 62

Intel has parts that would work(albeit a bit light on GPIO); I've got a dreadful little tablet here based on the Z3735G, and they packed that CPU, a gig of RAM, 16GB of flash, a 1024x600 touchscreen, some sort of BT and wifi, and a battery together for under $50.

If they hadn't also burdened the device with some of the more agonizing firmware I've had the pleasure of dealing with(AMI's dysfunctional take on 32-bit UEFI, no compatibility support module, on a 64-bit platform? Sign me up!); it'd actually be a decent little Linux toy, since that Atom is supported by intel GPU drivers, not the freaky PowerVR stuff.

As best I can tell, though, the Z-series Atoms didn't attract all that much interest(they are comparable to ARM devices aimed as similar price performance niches; but not particularly superior); and vendors weren't exactly clamoring to buy the chips; and Intel doesn't really like selling parts that cheap. They'd much rather try to sell you on a Core M or the like.

There isn't a whole lot of reason to do it; or apparent interest; but it could be done.

Comment Re:It's a start! (Score 2) 212

What happens when Americans refuse to move to the jobs? Both here and on Reddit are multiple people "I can't find any ____ jobs near Seattle" and when they are suggested moving they can't because they have a bag of excuses. H1Bs are already moving to a new country and don't care they're taking a job in Iowa.

Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 1) 1430

Few if any pundits said "Obama is sitting president of a very divided nation", when the fact is, he was. Just as GWB was before him. And so on.

It is also true that Hillary didn't get 50% of the vote, so more people voted against her than voted for her (same with Trump). Again, so what? None of that matters, and is just noise.

The Left in this country has always had problems with motivating people to get them to the polls.

That's because it is hard to get dead people to vote ;) :-D

Comment Re: News for Nazis (Score 4, Insightful) 1430

No, I think Palestine should have taken the Two State solution offered by Israel a few years ago, but refused and went on a rampage over it.

The problem is, you think that Palestine wants a two state solution, and they don't. It has been offered, repeatedly, and they keep refusing.

And I wonder why you don't mention the Palestinians "Illegally" launching rockets into Israel. Or the time that Israel pulled its settlements out of Gaza, only to have them turned into rocket launching sites. I'm talking functioning industry and farms being walked away from and turning back into desert because ... Palestinians don't want anything the Jews had built.

Palestinians are functionally incapably of peace at this time.

Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 5, Insightful) 1430

It is because Left Wingers keep parroting "Clinton won the Popular Vote" as if that mattered. When liberals offer that up, it opens up every other comparison out there. Hillary lost the election, popular vote doesn't count. If you wanted it to count, the vote totals would change, substantially. A lot of Republicans in California don't vote because what is the point?

Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 0) 1430

California hasn't had a Republican senator in so long that I can't actually remember who it was.

Arnold was Governor, because well ... he's Arnold. Nothing happened on his watch because both houses of the Legislature were D controlled. Now we have "Moonbeam" a complete and utter nutjob.

I've lived in California my whole life. I've lived in both Southern California, and Northern California, and have a pretty good idea how things are going here. Taxes are pushing just about everyone to the breaking point, and even left wing supporting industrialists are moving their plants to other parts of the country because of all the taxes and regulations.

It is so bad, that almost a 1/3 of California (land) wants to form a new state.

But if all you hear is the echo chamber, your views will be skewed.

Comment Re:I think civility is going to go out the window (Score 1, Insightful) 1430

Here's what I'm mainly worried about -- now that Trump's President, the gloves come off of every single loud-mouthed, opinionated angry citizen who loves to moan and complain. By providing an example of "acceptable" behavior via his constant personal attacks on people

As opposed to all the race rioting spurred on by Obama's stupid comments about Trevon, Harvard Professors, Hands Up Don't Shoot, inviting BLM to the White House?

Or do those don't count because you agree with the cause?

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