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Comment Re:Use a liberal definition of planet (Score 3, Interesting) 150

I actually really like this idea:
Define a Star as a body that has achieved a nuclear fusion reaction.
Define a Planet as a body that has enough mass to be spherical that orbits a star.
Define a Planetoid as a body that has enough mass to be spherical that does not orbit a star.
Define a Moon as a body that has enough mass to be spherical that orbits a planet.
Define an Asteroid as a body that does not have enough mass to be spherical that orbits a star.
Define a Natural Satellite (here's to you, potato shaped Phobos) as a body that does not have enough mass to be spherical that orbits a planet. Maybe call it a Moonoid?


Define Pluto and Charon as a binary planet; since they appear to orbit each other (and binary stars are already defined).
If this means Sedna and a few other bodies become planets -- fine. But at least the definitions are easy.

Comment Re:Awww (Score 1) 11

Even if we accept a limit of scope to the First Amendment, they seem to be a bit choosy. Religious liberty, for instance, always seems to get short shrift from them...unless there are Mohammedans involved.

This vague sentence means nothing without context.

Think of the several cases in this vein, and how the ACLU would likely represent them: https://patriotpost.us/memes/34344 or https://pics.onsizzle.com/Facebook-6a241a.png

Comment Re:Awww (Score 1) 11

The ACLU is rather selective in its alleged defense of the Constitution. Wake me up when they take on a Second Amendment case.

Even if we accept a limit of scope to the First Amendment, they seem to be a bit choosy. Religious liberty, for instance, always seems to get short shrift from them...unless there are Mohammedans involved.

Comment Re:Awww (Score 1) 11

The ACLU isn't liberal.

BAAAAAAAAA hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Oh... man... comedy gold right there.

Oh. You weren't kidding. You were serious about that? Oh right, you're an idiot.

Comment Re:"Old School" (Score 1) 54

I won't buy a phone without a notification LED

They're nice to have when your primary display is an LCD, but kinda pointless with AMOLED displays. I have a Moto Z Play (and used to have a first-gen Moto X until I lost it), and the way they handle notifications while asleep is easier to read, while probably not drawing that much more power than a flashing RGB LED.

Comment Re:Awww (Score 1) 11

*Yawn*.

For 8 years any opposition to anything Obama wanted was categorically dismissed as racist by liberals.

Are we pretending that didn't happen?

Oh, right. Sorry. Forgot who posted for a moment. The above comment is over your head. I need to reach out to you at your intellectual level, not mine.

Hey. Kate Upton shore is purty, isn't she?

Comment Re:Awww (Score 1) 11

Typical Captain Splendid "I'll say something nonsensical but I'll make it vague so that I appear to have an IQ larger than 60" comment.

No go back and pretend that the unwashed left didn't call people who didn't support Obama racist. Whatever your fragile little mind needs to sleep at night.

Red was right -- you really are a low calorie / low intelligence troll substitute.

Comment Re: The real question is (Score 1) 86

Same here. Our 2100TN is still running like new. I don't know that I'd be able to find a newer model as reliable.

I've had pretty good luck the past 10 or so years with a LaserJet 1320. Quick, built-in duplexer, built-in PostScript, works with everything. A couple years ago, I was given a JetDirect 175x, so it's now on the LAN. (Had some other network-to-USB adapters before the JetDirect that didn't always work as expected.)

Comment Re:How far they have fallen (Score 1) 86

The brand logos have been removed.

In one shot, it looks like they didn't obscure the Apple logo on the printer (upper right corner of the front), though it's so small that you wouldn't have been able to tell that's what it was.

I still have mine from coming up on 32 years ago. It's currently in storage...not sure if it still works, though it did the last time I had it out. It'd almost certainly need a new ribbon, and I think the last of the fanfold paper got chucked a while back. I still have some Apple IIs (and also some Macs now) that can drive it, too. :)

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Journal Journal: ACLU T-Shirts... 11

The ACLU is selling T-Shirts with their logo that says "Dissent is Patriotic".

That's adorable.

Comment Re: I thought not all US carriers use LTE (Score 1) 105

I _think_ T-Mobile is planning to drop 2G GSM

It's AT&T that's shutting down EDGE (aka "2G") service in the near future (it may have already happened, as the link says "by the end of 2016"). T-Mobile, OTOH, has committed to keeping its EDGE service going through at least 2020, ostensibly to support gadgets with cellular-data connections that aren't easily updated to newer standards.

Comment Re:hehe (Score 1) 6

I'm making fun of you for mischaracterizing Democrat anger. It has nothing to do with with his earlier confirmation.

I have three kids; I understand what it looks like when a toddler throws a temper tantrum.
As a result, I'm well aware of the Democrat anger. It's a temper tantrum worthy of the most bratty toddler or large leftoids....

And it's all very entertaining; I'm enjoying watching the Democrats embarrass themselves.

Comment Re: Live by the cloud, (Score 1) 101

Why the hell would you "self-host" a cloud service?

There is no cloud...it's just someone else's computer. If you're not comfortable with your stuff on someone else's computer, that would be good justification for self-hosting. I have a FreeNAS box at home providing ownCloud, Plex, and some other services, as well as some Git repositories (currently without a web interface). Some of my Git repos (especially my Portage overlay) are at GitLab for public access (used to be at GitHub, but I yanked everything off of there after they became SJW-converged).

Right now, the Git repos live within their own jail and are accessed over SSH. I tried bringing up GitLab on my server when it was running Gentoo, but didn't get very far...ISTR their packaging and install docs being somewhat Ubuntu- or Debian-specific.

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