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Comment Re:Minefield (Score 2) 546

It's weird. I remember when a sitting president was sued for sexual assault, and at the time Democrats didn't seem to find the allegations credible. Nor the rape allegations. Well, I'm sure they had their reasons beyond just, you know, rank hypocrisy.

If Democrats didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all. :-P

Comment Re:Minefield (Score 1) 546

Has it now gotten to the point where I am more likely to be lynched for being like Hugh Hefner than Bruce Jenner?

The way they're going, you're more likely to be lynched for continuing to refer to Bruce Jenner by the name his parents gave him at birth.

Of course, the bastards will then come after me for this post because IDGAF about Bruce's delusions...or theirs.

Comment Re:Minefield (Score 1) 546

But with all that Trump has said or promoted, I've not seen yet where he came out to promote the agenda that is against equality in matters of gender and race.

You haven't seen him say it because he hasn't said it. The extreme-left noise machine has thrown out all of charges, and their stenographers in the "mainstream" media have reliably parroted it far and wide.

Comment Re:I've come to dread these events... (Score 1) 142

Woot recently had the Latitude 7370 available, starting under $600 for a refurb. Near as I can tell, it's the same basic design as the XPS 13, but with Win10 Pro instead of Home and some more business-oriented features. (On closer examination, it also looks like it has a second Thunderbolt port instead of a second USB port.) I've not gotten around to installing Linux on it yet, but once secure boot was switched off, it ran SystemRescueCD and the latest Gentoo LiveDVD from a USB stick without any issues. Nice little machine. It's small enough that you can use it on a plane even if you're not in first class or an exit row...most other notebooks are so large that either the screen will be at an uncomfortable viewing angle or the front edge will be poking you in the chest. Already took a look at the manual. Except for RAM (soldered on), everything's upgradable once you unscrew the bottom cover. Mine has a 128GB M.2 SSD; if anything's a candidate for an upgrade, that is, especially if I'm going to have it dual-boot.

Comment Re:"Proof" required for the full payment (Score 1) 85

>How do you prove "intention"? Anyone who purchased a PS3 before the announcement could claim they had intention of installing a different OS and there would little chance of disproving it. Following through with an intention is much easier to prove / disprove.

If you have a Slashdot post from 2010, then you can demostrate intent, and they allow it.

I found various posts bitching about Sony, but none demonstrating intent, so I only filed for the $9.

Comment Re:Cry Wolf (Score 1) 377

>She doesn't seem to be all that good at picking IT subordinates

To the contrary. Her choice in IT specialist seems to have worked out perfectly for her, since he was able to violate a document preservation order (protecting her, if the Wikileaks emails are anything to go by) and get immunity for it (protecting him). Nobody got to see the emails to see if they had any classified information before they were deleted, so there's that also.

And she was able to blame her use of classified material on an unclassified server on her brain blood clot, and then later on deny any health problems that would disqualify her for the presidency.

If it wasn't for the media doing everything they can short of calling Trump a molestor (oh, wait, Anderson Cooper did that during the debate), Hill-dawg would have been disqualified a long time ago.

Comment Re:He is right though (Score 1) 150

It was not vectorizing properly. I rewrote the library call in C++ and got it to vectorize correctly, which took it from 6 seconds to about 0.06 seconds, but with assembly I was able to beat it by a factor of 2. Again, without much work on my part.

Actually, the most time consuming thing was implementing the whole thing a fourth way using C++ intrinsics, which are supposed to compile down to assembly in an optimal fashion, but are sparsely documented and didn't end up being any faster than what the optimizer was able to do.

Comment Re:He is right though (Score 4, Insightful) 150

>This doesn't mean that the ARM instruction set isn't a joy to work on though.

Yes, I'm glad somebody here said this. I have programmed assembly for x86, 68k, MIPS, SPARC, etc., and ARM is my favorite by far to program in. It's very sane and sensible. The ISA's documentation is... ok, there could be better documentation on ARM's part, but it's good enough I suppose.

I was able to take an image manipulation library function call written in C++ from 6 seconds to .03s using assembly in about an hour's work. (A 4K image file held in memory, processed by a RPi 2.) That would be good enough to do sepia toning in real time on a 4K video stream if the RPi 2 was actually capable of doing I/O fast enough to feed the function.

Comment Re:Lost emails (Score 3, Interesting) 404

>The timeline is that she was investigeated for Benghazi, and while being investigated, noticed improper emails. She wipes the improper emails, then later there's an investigation into the improper emails. The "evidence" was already destroyed, back before it was evidence.

The evidence was wiped after the state department asked for her emails:

âoeWe learned today, from her attorney, Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server,â he continued. âoeWhile it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department.â (

And then after they found an archive of the emails after the subpeona, illegally destroyed the evidence AFTER it was evidence:

"On March 4, 2015, the House subpoenaed all emails from Clintonâ(TM)s personal servers, including a document preservation order.

PRN staff member X had a âoeconference call with President Clintonâ(TM)s staffâ on March 25, 2015, after which â" sometime between March 25th and 31st â" âoehe had an âoh shitâ(TM) moment,â when he realized he had forgotten to wipe clean the PRN server as he had been instructed to do by Mills in December 2014.

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At some point during those six days, PRN wiped the server clean using BleachBit â" despite the subpoena from the House earlier in the same month.

In fact, PRN staff member X admitted to deleting the remaining emails despite being âoeaware of the existence of the preservation request and the fact that it meant he should not disturb Clintonâ(TM)s e-mail data on the PRN server.â" (

This is direct destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice, so naturally the FBI gave immunity deals to the people responsible, who then turned around and say Hill Dawg had nothing to do with it. It is fantastic (and I don't mean that in the good sense) how this investigation was conducted.

Comment off YouTube...? (Score 1) 310

Hell, when I was about 12yrs, I went into a high end audio shop at the time, and heard my first pair of Klipschorns hooked to a McIntosh tube amp...and was hooked.

When I was 12, I was doing well enough just to hit "record" on the boombox when BBC Radio 1 started playing something I wanted to keep.

(Two years later: substitute "AFN Kaiserslautern" for "BBC Radio 1," but since they were both on AM, audio quality on either of them would've been dismal by modern standards.)

Comment Re:Liberals and their insults (Score 1) 136

Eight successful years as Secretary of State.

Chris Stevens was not available for comment.

What has Trump ever done that benefited the American people?

Created who knows how many jobs, which puts money in the hands of those who earned it. People like Trump sign the fronts of checks. People like Hillary have only ever signed the backs of checks.

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