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Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 1) 760

I'm curious about this - do you grab people's junk before using a gendered pronoun with them, or just ask? It seems really awkward.

Follow-up question - if you're not having sex with them, why do you care about what they have between their legs? It seems a bit weird to me to put that much emphasis on someone else's genitals, but hey, whatever floats your boat!

Comment Re:It's about landmass (Score 1) 458

No one is actively taking your gasoline driven car away.

Well, if you follow what is currently going on in Europe, in many cities they actually are: you need to purchase special stickers for you car depending on it's type (old diesel, recent diesel, hybrid, full electric, etc...), and at some times the more polluting models are simply banned from entering the city. In some cities it means most of the time making those cars useless if you already have them.

Comment Re:Sigh. (Score 1, Informative) 119

I RTFA and it's very light on details. You basically have to guess that:

1. The researchers used an expensive 'digital camera' with a good optical zoom.
2. The lighting is just right.
3. They zoomed in on the fingerprints.

Otherwise the GP post is right, this really wouldn't apply to 99.999+% of photos taken.

Or, take a picture of something from 3meters away and see what you get when you load that image onto a computer and zoom in to it.

Comment Re:We're all programming in Machine Code (Score 1) 285

This is neither good nor bad, but it's unquestionably different.

I beg to differ: it IS bad. Because when you read a+b, you have NO idea what may be happening. And this applies to ALL the operators. And the effect of the overloading can be completely different for various types. If participating in the underhanded C contest is not too hard, there's no need for an underhanded C++ contest because it'd be beating a dead horse.

Comment Re:I'm glad I never bought HRD (Score 2) 177

Without getting into the behavior of the people who sell HRD, which is reprehensible, the software does a whole lot more than digital modes. You can use it control most radios built in the 21st century, track satellites, operate an antenna rotator and a shit-ton of other stuff. It doesn't always work without some coaxing on the part of the user, but it's there. I used the free version (pre-6.x) of HRD for years until the crappy Windows XP box I cobbled together specifically to run it died and I switched my shack computer to a Linux box.

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