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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Lord Kano Re:old tech (165 comments)

Nah, I still don't win.

I do have some nice Mosins though.

LK

3 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Lord Kano Re:old tech (165 comments)

My oldest is a 1923 Tula.
Just picked up a 1944 Izhevsk ex sniper.

LK

3 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Lord Kano Re:old tech (165 comments)

Awesome heirloom but no one wins.

Yours has more historical significance to you and your family than any of mine but come on, I have guns that were used to kill Nazis.

LK

4 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

Lord Kano Might be? (341 comments)

Isn't this what the "Chemtrails" conspiracy theorists say is going on right now?

LK

4 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Lord Kano Re:old tech (165 comments)

Nostalgia.

Reliving past glory.

Interest in computing history.

Some guys collect classic cars even though newer cars can get better mileage and have lower emissions.

Some people like to make their own cabinets, even though it's cheaper and easier to go to Ikea.

I collect WWI/WWII vintage guns. I have guns made as far back as 1923 even though a new AR is cheap, easy and available.

LK

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

Lord Kano Re:WHAT? (731 comments)

Yeah, if things are so dire that computers magically disappear for decades, the concomitant disappearance of advanced agriculture, etc., will mean the lingering miserable death of probably 90% of the developed world.

In these terms, the question becomes "Does your skill set allow you to be in the 10% that lives?"

In neither of these cases will your soldering hobby become the salvation of your village

Your gardening hobby might mean that you have the skill set to grow enough food that you don't starve. Your neighbor's military background might mean that your crops don't get stolen before you can harvest them. The geek down the street might have the knowledge to convert your solar walkway lights into battery chargers for the 2-way radios the prepper two blocks away has in his garage.

All of this, of course, supposes that the scenario that brings about TEOTWAWKI doesn't somehow instantly convert most of the population into flesh eating zombies.

while Julie the prom queen gives you deep throat.

That ship has sailed. The time for deep throat was when she didn't have to whore herself for survival. If Julie can't contribute, her fee is anal. All anal, all the time.

LK

about a week ago
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Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

Lord Kano Re:New McCarthyism (446 comments)

We make a lot of noise about a person's political activity when they're going to get appointed to a position of authority in the government, like the Surgeon General nominee that conservatives are trying very hard to torpedo.

A person's politics shouldn't have any bearing on their employment in the private sector.

LK

about a week ago
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Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

Lord Kano New McCarthyism (446 comments)

Are you now or have you ever been a conservative?

LK

about a week ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Lord Kano Re:I May Not Agree (1111 comments)

What is my religion?

LK

about two weeks ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Lord Kano This pisses me off. (509 comments)

Maybe, for me, this is more about "minority culture" in general than "deaf culture" in particular. "Deaf Culture" is an adaptation for people who can't hear. Once you can hear, you no longer need the social adaptation.

I'm a member of a minority. For those of you who don't know, I'm black. At one time, black people were denied access to educational opportunities an that in turn lead to fewer career prospects. My parents and grandparents worked very, VERY hard to give me opportunities and I took advantage of them. I finished high school. I attended college. I earned a Master of Science degree. Consequently, I have a pretty good job. I've been accused of turning my back on "African American culture" because I speak like I paid attention in school. I don't use the "What up dawgg?" vernacular that some other people (who happen to look kind of like me) do. I have been accused of having "forgotten where you came from", as if I didn't come from a middle-income, racially diverse suburb.

Once we were no longer denied access to quality education, it was no longer necessary to speak AAVE (African American Vernacular English) or "Ebonics" that some people like to call it. We were able to learn standard American English and it benefits one to do so.

I understand the desire for deaf people to adopt the mantra "There's nothing 'wrong' with the way we are." but in reality there is. You can't hear!

I'm sorry if people take it personally that their social adaptation is becoming less necessary for future generations. I'm sorry that they feel lonely or abandoned. This is a good thing. This is progress. This means that fewer people will have to live with the handicap(sorry for the loaded term) of not being able to hear.

LK

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Lord Kano Re:I May Not Agree (1111 comments)

And this, sir, is why those of us who defend marriage believe that your(collective, not individual) ultimate goal is the destruction of the institution of marriage.

LK

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Lord Kano Re:Lol... (1111 comments)

So when judges rule in a way you don't like it's judicial activism?

Not always but in this case it was. The judge was not impartial. He was a gay man who exploited his position to further the cause. It wasn't just his vision of what ought to be, it was a decision in which he had a personal stake. People get bent out of shape that Clarence Thomas used to work for Monsanto, it would be like if he still consulted for them while on the bench.

For example if you were a bartender you could use adult language with customers and not get fired, while if you were a mascot at an amusement park you couldn't.

If there are behavioral guidelines in place, that's true.

I can't show up to work in a french maid outfit and keep my job while a stripper can.

If there's a dress code where you work.

I could, however, star in porn videos in my free time and keep my job while a Disney pop idol couldn't.

Two words, "Morals Clauses". Three more words "Disney uses them".

Are you getting the idea?

Yes. That you're grasping at straws.

In some jobs there are restrictions in what's allowed both on and off the job for PR reasons.

This has nothing to do with that. This was legal, ethical behavior that took place several years before he was employed by Mozilla. After a modern-day witch hunt and lynching, he was forced out of a job that he was eminently qualified for and that's wrong.

LK

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Lord Kano Re:Lol... (1111 comments)

Prop 8 was to reign in judicial activism.

And since when are politicians entitled to additional rights?

about two weeks ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

Lord Kano Re:Let me know (115 comments)

That's cool that it works out for you, but I won't touch a browser without a menu bar.

I hate the ribbon interface in Office too.

LK

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Lord Kano Re:I May Not Agree (1111 comments)

Not at all.

I simply recognize that your feelings do not entitle you to special consideration under the law.

LK

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Lord Kano Re:I May Not Agree (1111 comments)

It's been less than a decade since the Supreme Court stuck down sodomy laws.

Don't worry, the day is coming that incest civil rights are before the court.

And every argument used in favor of homosexual advancement is going to be co-opted to do it.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Lord Kano Re:I May Not Agree (1111 comments)

You can call it candy rain if you want to.
It was an activist judge legislating from the bench.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Lord Kano Re:I May Not Agree (1111 comments)

2) Incest, genetic mutants

Can you provide any studies that show this to be the case? (You can't) Inbreeding increases the risk of offspring with genetic defects, it does not ensure it.

Even if you could, it wouldn't matter. We can determine if a couple is going to produce a child with Tay-Sachs disease and no one thinks that we should get the law involved with their possible procreation.

LK

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Lord Kano Re:I May Not Agree (1111 comments)

You think gay marriage is like incest.

In one way it is.

The law prohibits incest between consenting age siblings or parent and child.

Even if they want to do it. Even if they are over the age of consent. The state is sticking its nose into their bedroom to determine what they can and can't do.

Every argument in favor of gay "marriage" can be used in favor of incestuous marriage and polygamous marriage.

The pathological need to be accepted is laying the groundwork for the utter destruction of the institution of marriage.

LK

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Lord Kano Re:I May Not Agree (1111 comments)

Prop 8 was about undoing judicial activism.

about two weeks ago

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Lord Kano Lord Kano writes  |  more than 7 years ago

This journal entry is for metamoderators.

I hold some political beliefs that are unpopular. For several years, there has been a campaign to destroy my karma because of them. Approximately once per week, someone gets mod points and goes back and mods down my posts. I'm not saying that every one of my posts is brilliantly insightful or informative. I am not above occasionally being flippant or stooping to the level of a troll, but many of my on-topic posts are moderated as off topic and many serious discussions are moderated as trolls.

If you see such an example, please metamoderate it as unfair.

Thank you.

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George W Bush!

Lord Kano Lord Kano writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I couldn't be happier about the presidential election. GWB is the winner. With one supreme court justice in poor health and several others who are well past the average life expectance for Americans, it couldn't be more important to have him in the White House and a Republican majority in congress.

We can get a clear majority on the supreme court. We can get Roe V. Wade reversed and let the states decide for themselves on the issue of abortion.

It's going to be at least 4 more years before anyone tries to ban any guns.

We can breathe a breath of fresh air because the issues that are important to us are on the table.

The thing I like best about President Bush is that he's our Bill Clinton. No matter how much the other side hates him, it only makes them look worse. I was a dedicated Clinton hater. I even bought a bottle of wine that I'm saving until the day he dies. Now I can be as smug as the democrats were on Nov 3 1996.

Talk about a mandate to lead.

LK

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