Are you confident the world nuclear super powers' silos aren't running NT4? Or MSDOS?
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My dad would be 85, too. He also, would not need help. Because he didn't believe in computers and was quite proud of the fact that he lived without them in the house. One day when I was feeling mean, I told him his internet-connected PVR was a computer, as was mum's smartphone.
I've just replaced my i7-2600 (in a lovely Silencio case from Coolermaster) with an i5-10400F, running 1x 1440 + 2x 1200 monitors. I now need to use a heater, as the system just will not produce the heat of my old i7. I am readying the i7 for my mum and anticipate a least a year or two of life, as long as win 10 drivers/updates continue to be available for it.
I only upgraded as the slowdowns were getting a bit irritating.
"The democratic option is to vote for another person/party when the current term is coming to an end. Simple as that."
As the EU project had no term-expirey, this wasn't really an option. So hence the referendum. And, lo and behold: the voters voted for another option/system when given the chance...
"The obvious problem is that there isn't enough supply at the moment." Obvious to you. Obvious to everyone else is how there seems to be plenty, even for Australia and New Zealand, who are COVID approx. nil.
"Wasn't JC more of a joiner than a leaver?"
He didn't insist on membership and subscriptions? The Holy Roman Church wasn't an idea before his death?
But the HRC did seem to be a good way to extend power over the populace that rivaled that of the populace's own local form of government.
"Fewer than 50% of eligible voters expressed a desire to leave" and even fewer expressed a desire to Remain.
So there you have it: leave won. Welcome to how voting works. Tune in next week when we point out how electorates work and how MPs are chosen. This will be followed by a lecture from a special guest on how the USA's electoral college works.
"It is worth remembering that a lot of the food banks in the UK have been set up by people of faith (not just Christian), in response to the current government's failures."
So what you're saying is that there were no foodbanks before Boris, and no need for them? You didn't realise that most every western nation has seen a surge in foodbank patronage since the COVID-induced lock-downs?
"So is this the type of belief system where you ignore all the teachings about helping the needy"
Hm, I did not realise that the functionaries of the EU were in need of charity. I am reasonably confident that the NHS* IS worthy, though, of several hundreds of millions of pounds extra each week.
He had to do SOMETHING after ruling out a raise in the min wage, student loan relief, medicare for all and $2000 (or even $1400) relief cheques. Mind you, he's found time to bomb Syria, build new child migrant facilities at the border, and forgive China for their treatment of the Uighurs.
"(especially when Republicans hold power)"
Indeed, now that the Dems hold the Presidency, the Senate and the House, we should see $2,000 relief (sorry: I mean STIMULUS) cheques heading out the door. As soon as Biden is done bombing Syria and stealing their oil. What? There's (probably) nothing in the Paris Accord to prevent it!
" The ultimate expression of free enterprise is the stocking mask and the sawn-off shotgun"
You couldn't be wronger. The clue is in the word "free". What you see here in action is crony-capitalism. It has close ties to those in power who are supposed to be regulating the market.
"The system works. Yay."
Indeed, the billionaire hedgefunds are protected. Just as they were bailed out by taxpayers after 2008. But try getting $2,000, nay $1,400 assistance, sorry I mean STIMULUS, and you're sh*t out of luck.
US culture has celebrated beauty, fame and wealth so long, they've forgotten what it must be like to be "ordinary".
Lies? Michelle Obama still likes to talk about Trump caging children at the border. She knows that it started under her husband, but, you know, narrative etc. They are ALL liars, but allowing one set of liars the right to decide whose lies are acceptable is... dumb.,
"for the 80486, which was a modest success in the 1990s."
I was working at a chartered accounting firm in the '90s. It eventually got to the point where we'd left 1-between-three, through 1-between-2, to everyone getting a PC on their desk. Being a corporal rather than a private, I got a 486 DX-2 66. That thing could fly. I think I had a 14" CRT. Ah, the mameries (yes, we got connected to web not long after).
' I agree with Zuckerberg in this instance, society as a whole should decide on what free speech means,"
It Has: it's called the constitution. That, along with courts cases that have set out the judicial interpretation in the real world. So if the authorities and the courts aren't telling Zuck to take Trumps tweets down, why did he take them down? Peer pressure.
They have s230 protection, so they didn't need to worry about what Trump was saying.
So Zuck has changed his position...
"is he free to use your gear, at your expense, "
Except it's NOT at Twitter's expense. The market has quite swiftly told Twitter, via their share price, that Trump is a product that sells well. Dropping that product line will result in fewer customers. Hence the fall in share price.
"Area 51 and UFOs started off as an amusing conspiracy theory which didn't much harm anyone."
What about the "Trump is a Russian agent" conspiracy? Did that hurt anyone? Thankfully, everyone now knows it to be incorrect. Well, except for one person, and she doesn't matter.
"Why can't they? (Serious question)"
A good question. After a few court cases from folk like Parler, perhaps a "precedent" is set when AWS inconstantly apply their T&Cs, and has to pay compensation. It is one thing to sling someone off your servers, surely it is another to not let them retrieve their data?
"The first impeachment wasn't based on nothing. If was proven. - Seems us Brits know more then you do, mate."
Wow, you actually don't. Nothing was "proven" all they did was make an accusation, then his political opponents in the House voted "aye", then it moved to Congress and they voted "noes". There is nothing impartial or judicial about impeachment: it is just another partisan vote, just like a vote of confidence in the UK Parliament.
"Finally, yes, us Brits know that the president doesn't normally leave until the 20th, due to an archaic ruling from when it could take weeks for a president to travel the distance to Washington."
For a Brit, you don't seem to know much about adherence to tradition. You know: Beefeaters, The Queen, the trooping of the colours, the income tax year not falling at the end of the month, etc.
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