There are two possibilities:
1) There is a dark complicated conspiracy to switch peoples votes, yet clearly indicate they were switched to the person voting. And it's happening to... exactly one person so far.
2) This one Trump voter is too stupid to competently operate the voting machine in question.
I don't have to see that the story came from infowars to know which is more likely.
This would have been more believable if they hadn't put all that makeup on Nicolas Cage and got him to portray the town mayor.
If you google my slashdot handle and OtherOS, it will be blatantly clear that I was really big into using my PS3 for OtherOS. I helped others past the technical hurdles of trying different distros/DE's on it back in the day. Hell, playing with OtherOS was what I used my ps3 most for - just for fun, even though I had Linux on my PCs.
That said: I can't claim my $55. In fact, I can't even get the $9:
Two years or so back, my PS3 got the yellow light of death. I refuse to give Sony any more money, so I did not have them repair it. I trashed it and now use an AlienWare Steam Machine. So, I don't have the PS3 serial number. I also don't have statements (if I even used a credit card - don't remember) beyond the last few years - definitely not all the way back to the release day in 2006. So, proof #1 can't be provided.
Sony has records. They know I bought it because the can see it logged into the PS network. They could probably even show login records that make visible the year gap where I refused to update so I could keep OtherOS. But they're adding a hurdle that will save them money and screw over a bunch of their former customers.
Fuck Sony. They're never getting another dime from me or anyone in my family.
> I think there was a comic villain who did this
You're thinking of the Dallas police department.
Seriously. How do you patent something that's completely obvious, not really hard to implement, and publicly seen in a movie 14 years ago?
It's been many months since I last tried Unity 8, and I'm quite disappointed to see the current state. With the focus Canonical has claimed towards convergence, I expected it to present a much friendlier interface by now... yet it doesn't appear to have progressed at all. Are they spending all their time on it fixing Mir, or building yet another web browser which no one is going to use?
At this rate, when will it be ready for "real" users? 18.04? If that's their pace, why bother? Considering the other *complete* desktops are already building steam with Wayland, can Unity 8 hope to be anything except underwhelming when it finally crosses the finish line? Wayland's bound to be more feature-complete and stable than Mir when all is said and done due to the multiple desktop implementations being built on it, and those desktops have years of development over the components that Unity 8's now building from scratch.
I've always been an Ubuntu supporter, but Canonical just seems too stubborn to steer away from the lighthouse now. It's frustrating to see a company I like wasting their time and resources hoping for a revolutionary product where there's no particular market or demand, as they've done with the phone.
> The world's next energy revolution is probably no more than five or ten years away.
I have *literally* heard this said almost every other year about some new battery technology for the last 25 years.
These stories always have a "scientists in the lab just have one more hurdle to overcome, but everything else is solved" slant do them. [runs to peruse article...]
> Professor Michael Aziz, leader of the Harvard project, said there are still problems to sort out with the "calendar life" of storage chemicals but the basic design is essentially proven.
Oh, look... there it is. I swear, I *honestly* did not read the article before writing my last paragraph.
I'm not holding my breath.
I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky