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jlrowe Just another highly valued IT worker (223 comments)

in a sea of them. Why does the question think we are all in software development?
Ans: From all the debugging we do when using software.....

more than 2 years ago

The Right's War On Net Neutrality

jlrowe The Wacko CmdrTaco (945 comments)

I cannot believe the flat out ignorance of so very many folks on how the government of the U.S.A. is supposed to work. But before we get started on *that*, let's look at this:

"All you really have to know about Net Neutrality is that its biggest promoters are George Soros and Google."

To begin with, the article linked is at www.dailykos.com, which is run by Markos Moulitsas. He is American born of a Salvadoran (a country with long standing socialist influences) mother and a Greek (more socialism) father, and grew up both in El Salvador and Chicago. Now I am from Indiana, not all that far from Chicago and know that a Republican in Chicago is regarded a Liberal in Indiana. He backed, and campaigned for Liberal Democrats throughout. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markos_Moulitsas]. He is a Leftist, and his web site reflects that.

The DailyKos article links to an article at thinkprogress.org, from which google tells us that Soros funds Thinkprogress and following the money, behind Net Neutrality, just as Rush alleged. And for that matter, reading the entire list of inter-networked organizations covered at http://discoverthenetworks.org/ finds George Soros deeply involved in funding a vast network of anti USA, anti-freedom, anti-capitalism, anti-Business organizations of the progressive Left. That includes the attack on the Chamber of Commerce.
George Soros, a statist Socialist who wants to control the world, is behind “Net Neutrality” [link here]

All of these individuals and organizations are committed Socialists and Progressives. The problem with that here is the USA, is that it is the diametric opposite of the US Constitution, Liberty, Capitalism (which is just people saving their money and investing it), and all else this country stands for. It is nothing new that Socialism has been infiltrating the USA for over 100 years. And it is nothing new that Socialism has never, ever, not one time, worked for an extended period of time. It seems to work, until it runs out of other peoples money. It will then die as it has always in the past, and with a fair share of suffering and violence as the throes of death proceed.

In short, Net Neutrality, especially done by the FCC, is un-Constitutional

The problem of the FCC “regulating” the internet is that they have NO governmental right to do so.

They were denied that right previously in court.

They were denied that right by Congress regardless of how many times it was tried.

Briefy, the Executive branch (President, and *his* FCC) cannot make law. Congress makes law, which when passed must be approved by the President. And that can be revoked in the Courts. The case here is that the President through the FCC is making law.

Obama, long before he was elected President, Obama lamented that the "Constitution is a charter of negative liberties". [audio]. The problem here is that the Constitution in every point, limits government and gives it NO right to do anything TO its citizens. That was done by design of the Founders. Obama laments that because he wants to impose Socialism and wealth re-distribution. These two, Socialism and the US Constitution, are incompatible.

I also cannot understand why people here cannot understand business. I am a business owner in that I have a 401K, and it invests in business. Hence most of my retirement is based on business dooing well. Yet so many here do not seem to like business or understand it, and would destroy the investments and retirements of millions of ordinary average citizens in their quest to take wealth from the so called rich.

For what it is worth, I'd fire about 100% of the Democrats, and somewhere above 75% of the Republicans. That might get rid of most of them that do NOT understand the Constitution at all.

Some links:
Hashing Net Neutrality
Obama 2001: Scrap the Constitution, spread the wealth
The FCC Should Not Regulate the Internet
Just 21% Want FCC to Regulate Internet
Online books about the Constitution, Law, Liberty, etc.

more than 4 years ago

What's the Oldest File You Can Restore?

jlrowe TI99/4a address book (498 comments)

Quite some time ago, I transferred my address list (about 100 records I'd guess) from a TI99/4a cartridge based program to IBM PC diskette. The cartridge based program stored data on cassette tape.

That data eventually went by way of comma delimited format into an early Palm Pilot [An IBM branded model], and then into later Palm Pilots. I still have that data, much amended, to this day and still on a Palm and in the PC based software for Palm.

I still have all that TI99/4a hardware, but haven't run it for a couple of decades.

more than 4 years ago

Obama FCC Caves On Net Neutrality

jlrowe Re:Unsurprising... (853 comments)

You have either

Zero understanding of concepts, terms, philosophy, and facts....or

You are deliberately trying to mislead.

Now, some Republicans ( not conservatives as that is not necessarily the same thing) such as McCain, Lugar, Gramnesty, are just about as socialist/marxist as the Democrats have become. So I'll only partly dispute that.

But you are totally in error and expose yourself by claiming the Tea Party folk are Communists. The principles of the Tea Party and Communists are direct opposites. Meanwhile, you cannot tell the difference between the Democrat platform and the Communist party platform. See http://www.cpusa.org/

more than 4 years ago

Obama FCC Caves On Net Neutrality

jlrowe No. This is exactly what Obama/FCC chair wanted (853 comments)

The Net Neutrality Coup
The campaign to regulate the Internet was funded by a who's who of left-liberal foundations.
John Fund: The Net Neutrality Coup - WSJ.com

"The net neutrality vision for government regulation of the Internet began with the work of Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor who founded the liberal lobby Free Press in 2002. Mr. McChesney's agenda? "At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies," he told the website SocialistProject in 2009. "But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control."

A year earlier, Mr. McChesney wrote in the Marxist journal Monthly Review that "any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself." Mr. McChesney told me in an interview that some of his comments have been "taken out of context." He acknowledged that he is a socialist and said he was "hesitant to say I'm not a Marxist."


more than 4 years ago

Yahoo! To Close Delicious

jlrowe Re:What am I supposed to do now? (311 comments)

Well, I hate this change. I use Deli a lot. And my bookmarks are all in categories. And it looks like none of that exports; only the bookmarks themselves. So that stinks as well.

And I do not know of an equivalent service, period.

I suppose the reason they might [are] dropping Deli is the lack of money coming in, as I don't know where that income would come from.

more than 4 years ago

Stand-Alone Antivirus Software?

jlrowe Linux based, Insert-Inside Security Rescue Toolkit (159 comments)

Here is a Linux based CD, that can be installed on a thumb drive.

It can read/write NTFS and can run CLAM AV.

I even installed it on a thumb drive with two partitions. Used from Windows, it is a data drive. Boot from it and it goes into Insert Linux Rescue.

It is pretty spartan and very small so will fit on your older thumb drives that are too small for anything else.

more than 4 years ago

Is OS/2 Coming Back?

jlrowe Re:WPS on ATM's (432 comments)

Actually that is a good point. Ironically in what I thought was an unrelated chat, it came up that a banking chain in the area converted to Windows from OS/2. But it didn't last long. Somehow, troubled with problems of stability, and with hackers, viruses, etc, they gave up and CONVERTED BACK to OS/2. I know where the bank is, but don't off hand recall the name. I work for a company that was big on OS/2 back in the day. And as a result got several certifications on OS/2. I have probably forgotten most of it (but still have some books), and trashed the last OS/2 machine from storage last year. Still have some disks if I wanted to....but I don't.

more than 4 years ago

Most Hackable Coupon-Eligible DTV Converter?

jlrowe Re:Why bother? (479 comments)

>This is, of course, bullshit, at least in my experience.

That certainly is NOT BS in my experience.

If you are getting either analog or digital on rabbit ears, you are NOT 50-60 miles out (or more) like I am. I can get analog just fine, with a much bigger antenna. Not so with digital.

I do get digtal now, but I had to get a much bigger antenna *and* put amplifiers on it. And if the weather goes bonkers (fog or whatever), it might blip out, and you get nothing. But that doesn't happen too often. HD looks very good otherwise

about 6 years ago

Home Generators (or How DTE Energy Ruined My Holidays)

jlrowe Re:tips (695 comments)

Except that in most states, a homeowner is not legally allowed to touch the meter in any way.

Plus, if there is something wrong with the meter / base there is danger of personal injury. You could be badly burned or killed.

Let the power company do its job. They know what to look for and what safety precautions to take.

more than 5 years ago

Home Generators (or How DTE Energy Ruined My Holidays)

jlrowe Re:tips (695 comments)

Nah, not at all likely to make them dead, your typical home generator just doesn't put out enough juice to kill most of the time. It's almost like people on slashdot didn't play with electricity as a kid =) The worst shock I've ever received was from a 10KV fly back transformer in an old Sun SLC workstation (it was the part for powering the CRT). That jolt blew a hole in the screwdriver I was using and threw me a couple feet and knocked me out.

Pure nonsense. That flyback is 10kv at a very low amperage. The voltage/amperage sent back over the powerlines from a home generator is plenty to kill someone. It could also kill you at th 120/240 volt level if you get into that.

Furthermore, what happens out on the utility lines, grounded or at 12kv, might very well toast your generator and maybe put something on file.

Many a safety minded lineman has had a good chuckle about the *deserving* generator user that foolishly endangered lives with a backfeed.

DO NOT hook up directly. Please use a transfer switch or just hook up extension cords to your appliances.

Stay out of court.

PS. The power company I work for did not tell me what to say....

more than 5 years ago

Network Solutions Suspends Site of Anti-Islam Film

jlrowe Re:Misconception junction (874 comments)

If you've actually read the Old Testament,

Yeah, did that....

and haven't noticed the incitements to violence, then there's little I can say. And it wasn't, by any means, all defensive. A lot of it was, but those were in periods where Israel was the weaker party.

Hmmm, incitments? Really don't know what you are talking about. There are:

  • Parts where they were instructed what to do. More often than not, they didn't do it. That is when things didn't go as well (less favor from God) and they became weak. They were stronger when more of the heavy lifting was done by God, and they behaved better. Not real often.
  • Parts where what is related is *historical*. An account of what happened. This is perhaps what you refer to. But it is NOT instructional about what they should be doing (a commandment) but rather how things go, particularly when they did not obey These parts should not be taken as "thou shalts". Instead, it is the ongoing soap opera.

    That is where this part comes from.

    How about this bit: A prince wants to marry the daughter of a leading Israelite, and she's agreeable. They've had a bit of premarital sex. Her brothers trick all the males in town into getting circumcised on the same day, and while they're in recovery, the kill them all.*

    And this:

    Or the bit about killing everyone worshiping a golden calf after they think Moses has abandoned them?

  • And the last part, prophecy. This is about 1/3 of the Bible. With this mixed in the already confusing mixture above, most folks really don't understand it. They don't know the purpose, the end game so to speak.
There are lots of others. (I *DON'T* have the Bible on my computer, so I'm not going to cite chapter and verse, or anything that doesn't come readily to mind.)

No, really everything falls pretty much in those three categories. You can however, look up whatever via a site like Biblegateway without installing anything. Or do it from a Linux box as I am now.

The christian testament *IS* less inciteful. Somehow, however, the christians have traditionally been more violent than the jews.

A jew is a jew by birth or by religion. One by birth is one regardless. A self proclaimed christian is not necessarily a real christian. Just because they say they are, and they believe they are, does not mean it is so. They must follow the teachings of Christ. Most of those who call themselves so, follow the teachings of some church. And that is entirely different.

So, a diversion. Solve this (easy) riddle. How can Israel fight Judah? Who is the Israel of today?

# 2 Kings 14:13 Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Ahaziah, at Beth Shemesh. Then Jehoash went to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate--a section about six hundred feet long.

more than 6 years ago


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