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Comment 20,000 years ago (Score -1, Troll) 211

20,000 years ago glaciers 1 or 2 miles thick used to cover places like Chicago and Toronto. There were maybe 1 *MILLION* human beings on the planet, and CO2 was half its present level. Notwithstanding that, the large glaciers mostly disappeared, temperatures went up 8 degrees C, and sea levels went up over 100 metres. That was *NOT* due to billions of people running around in CO2-spewing SUVs.

Fast forward to today. Alarmists are freaking out over the disappearance of a couple of metres of polar sea ice, and a temperature rise of 1 or 2 degrees, and a sea-level rise of a few centimetres in the next century. They aren't really freaking out. It's just a flimsy excuse by the lib-left for bigger government.

Comment Facebook is a dumb American thing (Score 0) 196

> What's that you say? You do not have a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
> account yet? But you don't want to look like you're trying to hide
> something in your next job interview or your next trip abroad?

Duhhh. I is a dumb lib-left American. Email is so hard that it hurts my puny little brain. I couldn't use email to correspond with people. What was I to do?

But then, a very good friend of mine told me about Facebook. Its interface is so dumbed down that even a dumb American lib-leftie like me can use it. Thank you Mr Zookerberg for making a Facebook just for me.

Comment Re:People don't care because ipv4 works for them (Score 1) 54

>> No business in its right mind would go IPv6 only if it had a choice

> Facebook Moving To An IPv6-Only ***INTERNAL*** Network

Big deal, there are places with Novell IPX or Windows NetBEUI *INTERNAL* networks. Try *EXTERNAL* IPV6-only as in "only potential customers with IPV6 can access your website". Guaranteed economic suicide.

Comment Re:So, the gist of it is... (Score 2) 233

> magine if 10,000 people showed up and were 'violent enough' (not
> that I even believe this crap) to get their phones stolen. yes, stolen,
> not 'seized'. and they put nothing but encrypted random bytes on it.

> the so-called authorities would spend man-years trying to get nothing.

> imagine if it was 100k or 1M people.

Or you may be in a similar situation, and if you're in a situation like
That, there's only one thing you can do:

Walk into the shrink wherever you are, just walk in, say, "Shrink, . . . you
Can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant", and walk out.

You know, if one person, just one person, does it, they may think he's
Really sick and they won't take him.

And if two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both faggots and
They won't take either of them.

And if three people do it! Can you imagine three people walkin' in, singin'
A bar of "Alice's Restaurant" and walkin' out? They may think it's an Organization!

And can you imagine fifty people a day? I said FIFTY people a day . . .
Walkin' in, singin' a bar of "Alice's Restaurant" and walkin' out? Friends,
They may think it's a MOVEMENT, and that's what it is: THE ALICE'S
RESTAURANT ANTI-MASSACREE MOVEMENT! . . . and all you gotta do to join is to
Sing it the next time it comes around on the guitar.

Comment Re:so, i wonder if there are perhaps some more dat (Score 1) 114

> So if you have say 100 users and 3 use linux then would
> you devote 50% of your resources to service those 3 users?

I know this is Slashdot, but please RTFA. Microsoft *DELIBERATELY* *WENT* *OUT* *OF* *THEIR* *WAY* to add UA-parsing code which then slowed down non-MS users. They actually expended additional effort to sabotage non-MS users.

Comment Re:This is a feature! (Score 1) 322

> It is so tedious when websites fire up noise with out asking you first. A
> lot of news pages auto play video before the page loads. If you are already
> listening to something it is such a bugger. More browsers should do this.

In Pale Moon... about:config


The only downside is that you may have to click on a Youtube video 2 or 3 times, but I'll take it every time.

Comment Re:This suits Intel to an extent (Score 1) 419

> How is it "morally bankrupt"? Why do they have any obligation to support customers
> with brand-new hardware on an ancient OS version that they're phasing out?

Microsoft *PROMISED* extended support for Windows 7 to January 2020 https://support.microsoft.com/... I suppose they can weasel their way out of calling it an outright lie, but people expected January 2020 to mean January 2020.

> The OS they're selling now is Windows 10. If you hate it so much, then buy an old CPU, or find an OS
> that you do like. It's not their responsibility to make you happy; their responsibility is to make money.

If you had bought a 2014 model car with warranty coverage to 2020, and the manufacturer suddenly decided that since they're now selling 2017 models, they're going to renege on their warranty,, how would you feel?

Comment Re: Surely not the only solution. (Score 1) 419

For QEMU on linux, typing the command...

qemu-system-x86_64 -cpu help

gives the following list. It has been my experience that you can be certain that a previous version CPU, which is a subset of your physical CPU, will work. However, I haven't always been able to get higher-level-than-my-physical-CPU emulated. There is also the "-cpu=host" option, which simply passes through the host machine's CPU to the VM.

EDIT: Sorry, this isn't quite what the output actually looks like, but I had to do some editing to get past Slashdot's "Lame Filter".

Available CPUs:
Broadwell-noTSX Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX)
Broadwell Intel Core Processor (Broadwell)
Conroe Intel Celeron_4x0 (Conroe/Merom Class Core 2)
Haswell-noTSX Intel Core Processor (Haswell, no TSX)
Haswell Intel Core Processor (Haswell)
IvyBridge Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 (Ivy Bridge)
Nehalem Intel Core i7 9xx (Nehalem Class Core i7)
Opteron_G1 AMD Opteron 240 (Gen 1 Class Opteron)
Opteron_G2 AMD Opteron 22xx (Gen 2 Class Opteron)
Opteron_G3 AMD Opteron 23xx (Gen 3 Class Opteron)
Opteron_G4 AMD Opteron 62xx class CPU
Opteron_G5 AMD Opteron 63xx class CPU
Penryn Intel Core 2 Duo P9xxx (Penryn Class Core 2)
SandyBridge Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge)
Skylake-Client Intel Core Processor (Skylake)
Westmere Westmere E56xx/L56xx/X56xx (Nehalem-C)
athlon QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
core2duo Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz
coreduo Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2600 @ 2.16GHz
kvm32 Common 32-bit KVM processor
kvm64 Common KVM processor
n270 Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz
phenom AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor
qemu32 QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
qemu64 QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
host KVM processor with all supported host features (only available in KVM mode)

Comment Re:Obviously this requires new legislation (Score 1) 102

> Look at what would happen if you shot an American on American soil from Canada or Mexico.

Or how about a US Border Patrol agent killing a Mexican teenager on the other side of the border? He's been indicted http://www.npr.org/2015/10/09/...

It's not the first such incident, but it is the first indictment. Shit like this may convince Mexico to build a border wall in self-defense.

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