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Comment Re:i/o ports and support (Score 1) 89

The Pie has FreeBSD and other Linux distro support and lots of i/O to hook up other peripherals.

And I was running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Beagle Bone Black in April of '04 (although its userland was running on a somewhat back-versioned kernel for a couple months until the guy doing the kernel ports got the proper one fully ported).

The Black is not the first Beagle Bone version, either, and it was running Debian Linux from the first time I encountered it. It has lots of I/O hookup opportunities - including onboard USB, Ethernet, video, and lots of GPIOs that can be configured to provide several serial ports and a number of buses, in addition to lots of wiggle wires. And you can stack peripheral boards on it, as well.

Plug in a wall wart, USB hub, keyboard, mouse, monitor, (and, if 4 or 8 Gigabytes of file systems feels too cramped, a USB drive or mount a filesystem from a fileserver). Bingo: a full-blown desktop system with about the power of a cellphone and smaller than a pack of cigarettes (excluding all the stuff you plugged into it, of course).

Which is not to say it's the best choice. it's just one I happen to be familiar with. There are a number of single-board machines out there. Cellphone processor technology is too powerful, cheap, and available to NOT be plowshared.

Comment Re:President Pussy-Grabber (Score 1) 1450

South Park did an episode about this when Tiger Woods was caught banging whores, and all the ugly women and fags just for the life of them couldn't figure out why rich and powerful men were banging hot young women. Eventually Obama had to make up a story that it was aliens making them do it or something. You can't figure out the whole "women want to fuck rich guys" thing, so which are you, a faggot or a fat woman?

Comment Re:He won because Hilary didn't campaign (Score 1) 1450

And from what I've heard Bill told them they were fucking up, and she needed to go to Michigan and Wisconsin and talk to workers and unions and they laughed at him.

Trump followed Bill's same plan from '92: It's the Economy, Stupid. So all Trump talked about was jobs, jobs, jobs (and some terror). But all Hillary talked about was Trump and minority pandering.

Comment Re:I think civility is going to go out the window (Score 5, Insightful) 1450

By providing an example of "acceptable" behavior via his constant personal attacks on people, I think he's going to signal to everyone that they no longer need to be civil to one another.

The left hasn't been civil...basically ever. If you have a difference of opinion you are shouted down as a racist, sexist, xenophobe, homophobe, transphobe, literally double mega Hitler. Trump is just the first person on the right who found a way to fight back in a long, long time.

I would love to have polite, civil discussions, but the left is going to need to stop shouting down, deplatforming, and physically attacking everyone who disagrees with them, and understand that it's possible to disagree with leftist politics without being a seething wraith of pure hatred wrapped in human skin. I don't see this happening any time soon though.

Comment Re:Not Surprising (Score 1) 272

I think it's the other way around. You started with the emotional reaction of hating Trump, and so you're looking for additional justification for hating him or delegitimizing him. Hence, you believe the completely known liars from the CIA who say bad things about him without presenting a shred of evidence.

Anyone looking at the situation with no emotional bias towards or against Trump would see the lack of evidence and the CIA's history as liars and manipulators and come to the conclusion the CIA was lying. It takes emotional prejudice, as you have, to believe known liars who provide you with no evidence.

You'll notice in polls the only people who believe the CIA are leftist/democrat partisans. Independents don't because they don't have the emotional prejudice against Trump necessary to throw reason out the window.

Comment Re:How (Score 1) 74

The only part of that that sounds potentially unkosher is the unlimited miles on the leases. Everything else looks like just a matter of people failing to do their own damned due diligence.

Every employer brags about their awesome compensation package; any employee making $20.50/hour (the average for a NYC Uber driver) who thinks they'll make $90k a year damned well better plan on working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. And their leases sucked? Hey, maybe shop the fuck around before you pay someone (especially your employer) for a product or service offered by a million other sources?

Comment Re:Despite enthusiasm at the box office (Score 1) 380

What enthusiasm? The fact that when all your showings are in 3D people reluctantly choose it over the 2D showing that you aren't even offering?

This. Citing the success of Avatar? Avatar succeeded despite being in 3d, not because of it.

During the whole thankfully-short boxoffice 3d craze of the early 2010's, I can count the number of people who told me they liked it on zero hands; meanwhile, virtually every conversation about seeing a recent movie started with something like "at least the 3d wasn't too distracting".

Comment Re:Not Surprising (Score 1) 272

Trump called on Russia to release illegally obtained information on Clinton during his campaign.

And that means what exactly? I thought it was pretty good rhetoric highlighting Clinton's carelessness with her email server.

Trump's policies are definitely pro-Russian.

No, they're just not anti-Russian. There is absolutely no reason for there to be hostility between the US and Russia, but Hillary was dead-set on war with Russia over Syria so her paymasters in Saudi Arabia and Qatar could get their pipeline instead of Putin's Iran pipeline.

It's at least a reasonable line of investigation.

Not really. It's the DNC and their media mouthpieces ("It's illegal to look at WikiLeaks!!!" -- CNN) desperate to distract from the content of the leaks, and a convenient way for the CIA to smear WikiLeaks with black propaganda. Lefties on Slashdot are gullible as hell. Before this Russia shit if the CIA said the sky is blue /.ers would have looked out of their basements to check and now it's all "HOW YOU DARE YOU QUESTION THE CIA!!!!"

Nothing has changed. The CIA didn't suddenly start telling the truth. WikiLeaks didn't suddenly start lying. Lefties on /. are just grasping at straws because they're assblasted about Trump and can't deal with losing.

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