I loathe surveys
I absolutely loathe surveys of any kind, no matter how innocuous they may be.
46 posts • joined 17 Aug 2007
"If you are advertising something, make sure its (sic) accurate"
Except that it was accurate. The FX series did have 4, 6 or 8 physical cores, it's just that each pair of cores shared some resources. The only reason AMD agreed to the settlement was to get the lawsuit out of the court system and be done with it.
It's elementary, my dear Dwarf.
"But I NEVER switch off a server in the rack by using the button if I can avoid it. That's what Shutdown commands or ILO/iDrac is for."
In those days, NT (and 9x) would shut down the system, but not power it off. The power button still had to be pressed manually.
Try enduring the pain of updating an HP Stream with a 32GB eMMC "SSD".
Just had to do that myself recently for a customer. I ended up freeing the needed space by uninstalling the games that came preloaded with 10. Prior to that, he had 517MB free. After that and the 1809 update, got him to over 7GB free. Go figure.
Good job, MS. Good job.
Where I work, we do on site service for both residential and business. I had a service call one time - in the middle of an ice storm - for a residential customer, who was complaining that he couldn't get anything to display on his screen. On a day when only two of us were working, no less.
I make it there safe enough and proceed to check for what the problem might be. The computer is running, so I proceed to check the cables. As I'm doing so, I notice there's no light on the monitor. I press the power button on front of the monitor, and sure enough it powers right on. Problem solved.
If it wasn't for the ice storm, I might have cut the guy a break on the service call fee. As it was, I think he was embarrassed enough that he paid it willingly.
On a separate occasion, one of my coworkers had to do an on site for another residential customer. His solution? Power on the computer. Sometimes you have to wonder what's going through people's minds before they decide to call for support.
You claim you were just repeating their words, but none of it was in quotes. this section in particular was part of your own article, not any quoted individual:
"In a formal interview, the assault victim"
Considering it wasn't a quote, how am I to know you're quoting anyone?
As for this part:
"(Wilson is presumed innocent until proved guilty, and this comment and the linked article relate to the allegations made against him.)"
If true, why didn't you write "*alleged* assault victim"?
"The NRA maintains it's power due to LOTS AND LOTS of guns being sold"
The NRA is an educational/safety training organization that sells ZERO guns. Not one single gun has ever been sold by the NRA. I'm not quite sure what you're trying to insinuate here, but the power of the NRA comes from the members, not how many guns are sold. Whether we buy them or print them, the NRA has the same power.
You should be better than this.
"Wilson stayed at the Archer until 9.20pm with the assault victim"
Assault victim? Assuming he's guilty, I wouldn't even attempt to justify his actions. Meeting up with girls nearly half your age - and under 18, at that - is just creepy. Having said that, it sounds from the article like it was completely consensual. So where's the assault?
That's just lazy writing on your part, something you've been doing more of lately. The reason why Trump gets away with his cries of "fake news", is because of lazy articles like this.
It's funny that he accuses Pai of Crony Capitalism, when government regulation is the very definition of that. I'm glad Pai repealed NN, because we do not want unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats deciding the future of the internet.
I'm not trying to defend everything Pai has done, nor trying to claim his motivations for doing so, simply saying that I agree with this decision.
30 years? Hardly. How about then Senator Clinton talking about running on "CP Time" (CP = Colored People) a few years ago? And don't get me started on how the Dimmie policies towards blacks tend to subjugate, rather than assist them.
Also, notice how the Dimmies always cry racist towards the most innocuous statements from conservatives? It's called projection, and the left practices it every day.
"There are two kinds of white people in the United States.
Those who are bigoted against black people.
Those who have overcome bigotry against black people because the evil of racial bigotry was dramatically brought home to them by the Holocaust."
You forgot about those of us who grew up not caring about skin color, but rather content of character.
You know, like MLK promoted (in some minor speech I'm sure you've never heard of).
"If you believe in a God who's in control, then why do wars, nukes, diseases, hangovers, et al exist ?"
All I'll say to that, is that God gives us free will to make our own choices, that still doesn't mean we have the power to affect an entire planet. Beyond that, I refuse to have a dialogue with someone who's too scared to post without the 'anonymous' option. I knew what I stated would be controversial (at least on here), and still chose not to post anonymously. I guess I'm just more willing to stand behind what I believe than some others.
I'm not in any way affiliated with the website from the article, and haven't even looked at it so I don't really know (or care) if they're right or not. The thing is, most of us labeled "climate change deniers" are more accurately "man-made climate change" deniers. It's utter hubris for mankind to believe we can affect - for good or for bad - the climate of the entire planet. We cannot change it, and we cannot "save" it.
Of course, I believe in a God who's in control, so probably half the people reading my comment will just ascribe me as a religious kook and ignore what I have to say.
"you'd have to be President, which requires a lengthy qualification process managed by Moscow..."
Are you still on that crap? I never supported Trump, and in fact, switched my party allegiance of 21 years from Republican to independent after he became the nominee; and even I recognize the whole Russia thing is a made up "nothing-burger". If anyone colluded with Russia, I'd place odds on Hitlery Clinton first.
I agree to an extent about the PSP. I'd be fine with it as-is if we had the ability to completely disable it from the BIOS.
However, your first post was highly inflammatory in claiming that the patches were useless when we have virtually no information on them, and they're even still coding them.
Hence my somewhat facetious question about you working for CTS.
There's a reason I disable location services on my phone, and block location on all my apps (because I don't trust that disabling location services actually disables it completely).
I'm also glad that I drive a '93 pickup, as the computer in it is very, very basic. No data tracking there.
>> Reagan was the Father of the Deficit. He dragged the USA into debt,even though a world-wide boom bouyed his economy.
False. While the debt did rise (primarily due to military spending to combat the USSR - yes, there are those of us who remember the USSR and the dangers it posed), the rise was offset by the increase to our GDP, which increased income to the government. So while more money was spent, there was more coming in, as well. It's nowhere near the reckless spending of Obama.
>>And you aren't seeing 'proof' of anything now; you're seeing a few, well-publicised set pieces, which bear little or no relationship to average behaviour.
Time will tell.
>>Lastly, freedom is not a mindset. That's utter garbage. Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do (without impinging on the freedoms of others).
We'll have to agree to disagree on that.
>>For example, that "trickle down" economics works
Funny, we had unprecedented growth under Reagan and his trickle down economics model. But what do I know, I just have proven historical evidence and documented facts to support the concept. Silly me.
>>or that tax breaks for the wealthy create jobs
Actually, we're seeing proof of that now. Companies getting tax breaks are investing that money back into the US economy. I'm no fan of Trump, but I'm willing to concede when he does something right.
>>or that America is the "land of the free".
Freedom is a mindset. People who don't want to be free (those who rely on nanny state goobermint to protect them), never will be. People who cherish freedom - even in the midst of strangling regulations and burdensome government - will always be free.
There are plenty of people in both camps in the US, but I believe there are more of the latter category, than the former.
The internet didn't suddenly become a mystical land of rainbows and unicorns when NN was implemented, and it's not going to end just because it was reversed. The fact that it was so easy to repeal should be reason enough for anyone to see, that allowing a small group of unelected officials in the FCC to regulate the internet is a horrible idea.
I don't agree with all aspects of NN, but there were some good parts to it. I'd rather that Congress take the better pieces of it and write a proper bill, where it takes more than 3 votes (of a 5 man panel) to make or break things - break being the operative word.
"I've been using AMD cpu's since the K series in the late 90's **** I feel old now
Smug but old :)"
I know what you mean. I've been using solely AMD since my 486 DX/2 66MHz CPU.
What can I say, I like supporting the underdog.
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