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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

operagost Re:My Father Got Hit By These Folks (247 comments)

She explained that since they called her it seemed legitimate.

Isn't that reverse logic? Anyone can call anyone. If some guy walks up to me on the street and offers to sell me a watch, does that seem safer than going to a jeweler's shop?

4 days ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

operagost Re:Not surprising (504 comments)

Borrowed from Westinghouse-type air brakes on trains.

4 days ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

operagost Re:Not surprising (504 comments)

or even transport children with no adult in the car.

Not in this nanny world! People don't let their kids play in the yard anymore, for fear a roving priest might molest them.

4 days ago
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Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

operagost Re:not so fast (128 comments)

If that were the case, kids who are overfed carbohydrates would be smarter and taller, not fatter and dumber.

Now who's drawing premature conclusions!

Here's the legendary Slashdot car analogy. Put an 850 CFM Holley on a straight six in a 1960s Pontiac Lemans. Will that turn it into a GTO? No! The human body can't process those calories any faster. They have to be changed into glucose.

Your implication that being overweight makes kids dumber is so stupid, I wonder what your motivation is.

4 days ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

operagost Re:Phones + 1 laptop. (259 comments)

My Sony player has both, but it's now two years old. They may have eliminated the ethernet port by now.

about a week ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

operagost Re:Phones + 1 laptop. (259 comments)

I have diggety ring, because the Kaiser stole the token.

about a week ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

operagost Re:Phones + 1 laptop. (259 comments)

I couldn't do that with mine because I would have needed to build a time machine. I think the guy laying down the stone for my (future) house in 1800 would have chased me off his property with a musket.

Speaking of chases, there is one for the plumbing and another for the 1990s-tech oil-burning boiler chimney. I could have used either, but they are not in quite the right place. I settled for drilling up from the basement inside an interior wall on the first floor to run CAT 6 into an existing telephone box (the installer plugged the original hole with plaster so I elected to not risk damaging the CAT-3 as it was in a daisy-chain). I plugged a wireless-n AP (WPA2 with a strong key) into the ethernet run there, which terminates into a switch in the basement along with another run to my home office. The wireless provides service to the second floor, saving me a lot of trouble.

about a week ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

operagost Re:2GB of RAM? (215 comments)

It's 2 GB per process-- period-- unless the /3GB switch is used. This is virtual memory, so it's not affected by hardware.

The usable RAM varies depending on hardware. It will be something less than 4 GB. I have seen machines with as little as 2.8 GB available.

about two weeks ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

operagost Re:What constitutes sexism? (738 comments)

forcibly castrated in a public "ceremony" and used as breeding

Not necessarily in that order... but then we're talking about someone who could only come up with the handle "Femitheist".

about two weeks ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

operagost Re:Sigh (738 comments)

He's on about bad science nonsense. You know, the kind that is based on politics.

about two weeks ago
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Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

operagost Re:Here's the problem (180 comments)

Snakeheads aren't carp. Snakeheads actually taste good.

about two weeks ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

operagost Re:I'll check that immediately (232 comments)

500 cars isn't very many and would merely be a drop in the bucket compared to how much money Daimler AG has.

The OP was a clumsy attempt at humor, but I have issue with claiming that Daimler would be OK with allowing an $18-50 million sale go away.

about two weeks ago
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Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

operagost Re: Uber is quite retarded (341 comments)

You are right. But then without tax and revenue from licensing how will the government function?

No income tax there? No VAT or sales tax? No vehicle licensing fees? No drivers' license fees? No fuel taxes? These bogus "licenses" are just the way "progressive" governments enact regressive taxes to keep the rabble from starting their own businesses and possibly challenging the elite.

about two weeks ago
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Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

operagost Re:Uber is quite retarded (341 comments)

Trying to make a law suit against current valid law is just idiotic. Try to change the law instead, well if you can.

This is not a rule to follow in a democratic form of government. If it were, then we'd have to have left the Jim Crow laws in place because, after all, they were "valid". Perhaps the government has no right to tell people what, or who, they are allowed to carry in their vehicles.

about two weeks ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

operagost Re:Some people... (457 comments)

Broken Window Fallacy trolls...

about two weeks ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

operagost Re:suggestion (457 comments)

If I was a paid government shill, I wouldn't be taking public transport to work everyday.

VP Biden did when he was a senator. But he's also an attention-whore who makes five times the average US household money and still doesn't have any money left at the end of the year for charity. With those budgeting skills, he probably NEEDS to take the train.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

operagost Re:What about Oregon and Washington? (368 comments)

There are crazy people who seem to think that giving the monolithic federal government more power is going to increase, rather than decrease, their liberty.

about three weeks ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

operagost Re:What about Oregon and Washington? (368 comments)

We are becoming a country where the rich can do anything they want to everyone else.

Comcast and CenturyLink are corporations; they are not "rich" people, corporate personhood aside. More importantly, they are public utilities. Government has created corporations and offered privileges to utilities, so that's where the problem lies-- not with "rich" people.

about three weeks ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

operagost Re:Everything on TV is fiction (391 comments)

Talking heads discussing the weather does not constitute a "weather report" any more than a talking head discussing politics constitutes "news".

Of course, the irony is the fact that weather reports have uncertainty due to the element of randomness, so every weather report is not necessarily "fiction" but it's not "true" either.

about three weeks ago
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DEA Paid Amtrak Employee To Pilfer Passenger Lists

operagost Re:You can't travel anonymously... (127 comments)

The fifth amendment also prohibits depriving people of their right to liberty without due process. I'm pretty sure that "liberty" involves moving about freely.

about three weeks ago

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