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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Richy_T Re:Math tip (325 comments)

What stadiums-to-libraries-of-congress ratio are we talking?

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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Richy_T Re:do they have a progressive view? (325 comments)

Considering the amount Nixon stole when he took the US off the gold standard, that would probably be fair.

What your proposition misses is the success stories where fiscally conservative policies have been put in place by parties of either side.

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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Richy_T Re:do they have a progressive view? (325 comments)

Difference is, "progressives" are more likely to have made long-term spending commitments which drive the economy into the ground when things aren't so good.

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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Richy_T Re:do they have a progressive view? (325 comments)

Hey, Tennessee here... Do you think you could stop sucking up all the technology workers? We're experiencing a bit of a tech boom here and need some ourselves.

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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Richy_T Math tip (325 comments)

Low numbers making small increases can be made to sound impressive if expressed as percentages. True fact.

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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

Richy_T Re:Have the people responsible (266 comments)

Unfortunately, due to a clerical mix-up, the team that was supposed to sack the people that sacked the development team got sacked first and now no one can work out what to do about it.

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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

Richy_T Re:Nonsense (286 comments)

Most likely he wasn't even consulted. There's a strange kind of mentality in many managers that totally ignores domain knowledge that their underlings has and produces requirements based entirely on whatever happens to be the "ooh shiny" at the moment or sometimes not even that.

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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

Richy_T Re:Anecdote: you're wrong about the IRS... (146 comments)

Stock dividends are discouraged by government tax regulations leading to internal reinvestment and further inflating the bubble. Without dividends, stocks rely on the greater fool theory to generate their value.

Oh, and for the ad-hom, fuck you.

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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

Richy_T Re:Yeah, probably a VGA screen (266 comments)

I was a bit skeptical about the lifedrive due to the hard-drive. With SSD though, that could be interesting.

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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Richy_T Re:8 out of 10 for cool. 1 out of 10 for interesti (165 comments)

No. I won't bash bash (though I tend to go straight to Perl if I can) but it isn't suitable for what I'm talking about either in accessibility or capability. Booting into javascript (for its sins) would probably be closer.

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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Richy_T Re:8 out of 10 for cool. 1 out of 10 for interesti (165 comments)

And in case anyone has the same issue and ends up here, the fix was I had to boot the install CD in UEFI mode as if you boot it in legacy mode, the right /dev devices are not created and the elilo install doesn't work.

And there is/was a bug in the creation of the elilo config file with a LVM setup (Slackware 14.1). I reported that though.

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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Richy_T Re:8 out of 10 for cool. 1 out of 10 for interesti (165 comments)

I need to work out how to switch UEFI off. I rebooted without my hard-drive attached and when I rebooted it after reattaching, it had forgotten all about it and refused to even recognize that an OS was present. It was somewhat of a pain to get it to recognize it again.

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