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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...

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.

Comment Re:hehe (Score 1) 6

Are you forgetting or ignoring the fact that Congress has held up a Lame Duck's Supreme Court pick before? It's not like this has never happened before.

Are you forgetting that while George W Bush was President, Chuck Schumer said this when Bush had 19 months to go?

“We should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court, except in extraordinary circumstances,” Schumer said in a speech to the liberal American Constitution Society. “They must prove by actions, not words, that they are in the mainstream rather than we have to prove that they are not.”

So. Are you being dishonest or stupid?
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Journal Journal: Gorsuch 6

When Gorsuch was confirmed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, he was done so unanimously.


So take the perpetually outraged, professional (ie, paid by Soros) Left's vitriol against him with a grain of salt.


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Journal Journal: This is tremendous... 7


I voted for Ted Cruz in the primary, but if this is how Trump plans to govern I'm really going to start liking the guy.

Directing Executive Agencies to start cutting regulations via Executive Order?

EXCELLENT. This is how executive orders should be used; telling executive branch agencies to get their act together.

Hiring Freeze on Bureaucrats?


Comment Re:Nope (Score 1) 313

Depending on your needs, there are less-expensive alternatives to that dongle. This one, for instance, provides three USB 3 (type A) ports and Gigabit Ethernet for $40. It's not even the cheapest such device; it's what Fry's had in stock (at $50) when I went looking. I already have micro-HDMI on my notebook (a Latitude 7370...don't know if the XPS 13 has this) and don't foresee much need for VGA.

Comment Re:Grammar (Score 1) 288

Wow. Just by regular 401k contributions and paying my mortgage on time, I have managed to accumulate way more than that. If [Sanders] can't even manage his own finances, how can he manage a 17 trillion dollar economy?

He's never held a proper job in the private sector. He's always sponged off the taxpayers, whether as a welfare leech or a politician.

His lack of familiarity with how wealth is created explains much about him.

Comment Re:Support SD or not? (Score 1) 62

Only full-size SD card slots supported. Massive brick of a phone required.

The Treo 650 I used back in the day had a full-size SD-card slot on top, and it wasn't particularly big (especially compared to your average "phablet"). That said, you'd be hard-pressed to find an Android device, past or present, that does.

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