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Comment Re:Uh, why? (Score 2) 164

I don't remember if windows 3.1 apps are 8bit or 16 bit. I believe they are 16 bit, in that case I think the 32 bit version of windows 10 might be able to run them. I know the 64 bit versions of any windows won't run 16 bit anything.

That is what my heart tells me. My head says fat chance. Lets go with the latter.

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 2) 488

In the course of full disclosure then I'll admit that I'm very bias against the ACA. I had a really bad experience with it.

I probably erred when I said no body understands the full law. What I should have said is while people know what the law says and what they expect it to do. They do not know or understand all the ramifications that come in to play down the road. I believe that with the way things are turning that my assessment in this case is correct. We know how the law was supposed to work, but we didn't expect it to work the way it did. I will say one thing and I'm 100% correct on this issue. The day government, be it Trump, can fix the healthcare to where everyone is happy will be the day I take a tour around Memphis on my flying pig.

Why am I posting at +3? I assumed it was because of my 4 digit UID but I see that you don't post with the same level.

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 1) 488

No, you where just wrong and you can't admit it. Your attempts to pass it off as sarcasm just made you look more foolish.

As for alternative facts, you seem to have posted a number of facts here. Well if you want to believe that I'm sure you have your reasons. I'm not going to ask you to cite your sources. I'm sure you have a number of them that make you happy. Hell, there are people that believe the Earth is flat.

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 2) 488

It is because of my stunning personality my wit, and charm. It is hard being me but being me has some advantages. I get to move to the front of the line as movies. Specials seats at all the major events. I've been given a special seat on the first mission to mars. There are other perks but I won't mention them.

Yes I'm joking. I really don't what is going any more. The posting at +3 started a few weeks ago. There was issues with my account posting to low. Someone at /. central fixed the issue. The +1 says karma bonus. I just assume that I was posting at +3 because of the 4 digit uuid. There are so few of us left.

But today I saw another 4 digit uuid doesn't have the same bonus. There is probably still an issue with my account. I sent email to have it corrected.

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 2) 488

That is a tough one. You can't be on the internet as long as I have been and not heard the suicide story a dozen times. The old internet adage is this is nothing more than a cry for attention and to ignore them. I've never been comfortable with that adage. It seems just to cold, even for me.

I have no advice to give you on this. I won't tell you not to worry about it because I know first hand this never works. I hope you hear from her soon and she is okay.

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 2) 488

One of the things to do to stave off mental rot is to try to take contrary positions and run with them. Turns out, it's also sound policy because the majority are wrong the majority of the time. Gotta stay ahead of the curve :-)

I would argue that, that is the wrong thing to do. I agree with your assertion that mot of the time the majority are wrong on most things. To me the thing to do is to listen to both side, not stating where my option is, then make up my own mind. That is what works for me.

But that is me, you option might work well for you. Barbara, I'm going to do something that I rarely do. I'm going to apologize to you. I'm sorry if my "passive aggressive" stance has offended you.

I think you for the correction an I will keep it in mind. In turn I would like to leave you with this, it's the guiding philosophy of my life. "True wisdom is knowing what you don't know." I believe that quote is by Confucius.

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 2) 488

This is the internet. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

Can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Are you serous? You really went there. That is just so, adorable.

Being offended when corrected

Trust me, I'm in way offended by your correct. If you will notice I have correct the reference. Just for future references as you can note I have been on /. for a very long time. Before that I participated in, and even incited, some of the greatest flame wars in the history of Usenet. The great comp.sys.amiga split, scientology vs ars ,alt.flame .. oh those where good times.

Well, where I'm going with this, there is nothing you can say or post that has any chance of annoying me or offending me in any manner. Point blank, its all been said to me in the past.

But thank you for the correction. I will remember it. An thank you for the chuckle. You brought back so many good memories.

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 2) 488

You are quite correct. I just tossed that one up there because I couldn't find the one I was looking for. You have probably been around a long time so you should know the article I was looking for. It was a manners FAQ that used to circle around usenet.

I remember every September that one would make the rounds.

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