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  • Intel’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret) (Link Only per copyright)

    03/22/2017 7:11:13 PM PDT · 21 of 24
    zeugma to dayglored
    I don't remember any 10" or 8¼" models...

    You lucky bastard. I once had to boot a DEC 8810 running Ultrix off 8" floppies. Ugh.

  • Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

    03/22/2017 2:05:08 PM PDT · 52 of 115
    zeugma to posterchild
    I hope an open source tractor can start getting some traction.

    I saw what you did there

  • Freeper Eaker (Tom Eaker), has passed on.

    03/21/2017 12:08:17 PM PDT · 144 of 323
    zeugma to TheMom

    I’d like to join the rest of FR in offering my condolences. He’ll be missed, without a doubt. While it can be difficult, seek comfort in the Lord. He has arms big enough for us all.

  • .. 2 Months in Office: Trump Reduced Debt by $100 Billion – Obama Increased ..$400 Billion

    03/20/2017 7:31:14 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    zeugma to ForYourChildren
    This is a silly story. The debt goes up and down over short spans of time. The President doesn't have a whole lot of effect over the budget in the short term. A new President doesn't really have an appreciable impact on the budget for many months. Let's look at this same thing a year from now.

    The following is the daily debt totals since January 1.

    01/03/2017 19,935,025,589,392.85
    01/04/2017 19,952,414,234,340.71
    01/05/2017 19,948,472,988,335.19
    01/06/2017 19,952,808,638,850.59
    01/09/2017 19,955,343,885,377.73
    01/10/2017 19,964,268,875,957.61
    01/11/2017 19,951,756,200,280.98
    01/12/2017 19,941,807,383,847.05
    01/13/2017 19,940,614,376,504.40
    01/17/2017 19,959,954,817,351.65
    01/18/2017 19,961,467,137,973.64
    01/19/2017 19,944,429,217,106.77
    01/20/2017 19,947,304,555,212.49
    01/23/2017 19,949,678,366,998.00
    01/24/2017 19,958,089,555,359.83
    01/25/2017 19,950,603,242,667.53
    01/26/2017 19,939,908,790,870.48
    01/27/2017 19,939,019,834,828.89
    01/30/2017 19,939,760,263,983.42
    01/31/2017 19,937,261,314,503.29
    02/01/2017 19,900,037,472,787.26
    02/02/2017 19,902,827,463,569.10
    02/03/2017 19,885,875,150,544.45
    02/06/2017 19,890,330,215,216.52
    02/07/2017 19,895,763,669,170.06
    02/08/2017 19,884,606,221,456.19
    02/09/2017 19,922,335,630,306.69
    02/10/2017 19,921,065,289,061.68
    02/13/2017 19,924,218,517,074.52
    02/14/2017 19,932,679,233,716.16
    02/15/2017 19,937,364,595,503.01
    02/16/2017 19,926,581,166,878.36
    02/17/2017 19,932,504,874,101.46
    02/21/2017 19,935,316,186,835.78
    02/22/2017 19,935,880,851,981.06
    02/23/2017 19,913,901,120,188.15
    02/24/2017 19,930,147,891,686.72
    02/27/2017 19,931,228,821,002.78
    02/28/2017 19,959,593,604,841.58
    03/01/2017 19,920,418,771,289.27
    03/02/2017 19,894,958,569,032.98
    03/03/2017 19,878,476,676,904.64
    03/06/2017 19,883,012,984,069.89
    03/07/2017 19,889,862,451,192.35
    03/08/2017 19,879,149,018,877.55
    03/09/2017 19,855,676,540,211.34
    03/10/2017 19,853,618,720,466.05
    03/13/2017 19,858,033,799,549.96
    03/14/2017 19,902,604,401,637.92
    03/15/2017 19,845,811,298,014.03
    03/16/2017 19,846,045,559,411.81
  • Fed Increases Fed Funds Rate Twice Since Trump Elected President – Only Once in Obama’s 8 Years

    03/17/2017 10:36:23 AM PDT · 38 of 60
    zeugma to DannyTN
    There is no need to think conspiracy when the evidence is that the Fed is doing what they should be doing. And that it is the success of the presidencies that are driving the Fed actions.

    So, are you saying that we now have full employment after only 3 months of Trump, and years of lying about the actual unemployment figures by Obama?

    This is entirely political.There are no signs whatsoever that the economy is "overheating".

  • How to Convert Linux to Windows

    03/17/2017 8:18:29 AM PDT · 24 of 57
    zeugma to lafroste

    Most likely the biggest problem you’re going to have is with the vids themselves. It’s not that they are in a “linux format”, but rather because the DVR makers caved into the *IAA demands that there be some kind of encryption around the video files themselves. You will likely have to search around a bit to determine if there is a hack for the ‘wrapper’ that contains the files. It’s a major PITA.

  • US will 'not repeat' claims GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump

    03/17/2017 7:43:26 AM PDT · 80 of 129
    zeugma to UKrepublican
    GCHQ and the NSA have been spying on each other's citizens for decades. We've known this since publication of The Puzzle Palace, if not before. GCHQ isn't supposed to spy on Brits, and the NSA isn't supposed to spy on Americans. They get around this by having GCHQ share its spying on Americans and the NSA shares its spying on Britain. The law doesn't mean much to these folks. They can always work around it.
  • Microsoft Blocks Windows 7 & 8.1 Updates On Current Generation AMD & Intel Processors

    03/16/2017 8:41:29 PM PDT · 38 of 66
    zeugma to dayglored

    Good old microsoft. always thinking about their customers.

  • Lack of Oxford Comma Costs Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute

    03/16/2017 12:04:15 PM PDT · 59 of 91
    zeugma to Timpanagos1

    The Oxford comma removes ambiguity. Unless your intention is to confuse, use the Oxford comma.

  • He Got a Bad Grade. So, He Got the Constitution Amended. Now He's Getting the Credit He Deserves.

    03/15/2017 8:32:48 PM PDT · 16 of 42
    zeugma to Mean Daddy

    Good article. I knew a little about the 27th amendment, but this filled in a lot of gaps.

  • Senator Cruz Found an Overlooked 1974 Rule That Could Be a Real Game-changer for Repealing Obamacare

    03/15/2017 7:36:09 PM PDT · 51 of 52
    zeugma to Old Teufel Hunden
    The only problem with the scenario that I would like to see is how do you handle pre-existing conditions. For instance, lets say you have health insurance, you have something happen to you, say a cancer diagnosis. While you are going through treatment, the insurance company goes bankrupt, out of business. What happens to people in that situation?

    I don't know what you'd do about it when a company goes bankrupt, but then, what normally happens to people who are dealing with companies that go bankrupt? They probably are on their way to getting screwed.

    Many people would say, well that’s their tough luck etc.. I would only say, wait until your Mom or Dad or Sister, brother or wife ends up having a pre-existing condition and gets locked into not only wrestling with a disease, but the health insurance on top of it. It’s an issue that will affect all of us one way or another. Most of the time, it’s not people who never had health insurance, get sick and then want health insurance. Many times it is responsible people that get into this situation.

    Been there. WifeofZeugma (a fellow Freeper) passed a bit under 2 years ago after having fought breast cancer for 5 years. She dealt with the insurance company for most of it, because she knew the ins and outs of how to maximize what they would pay. The real secret to dealing with the entire situation though, was that we actually had insurance. If we'd not been insured, we'd have been SOL, and I'd probably have ended up completely broke. I've had insurance pretty much continuously for 30 years, mostly through work, though there were some times I'd had to COBRA it to bridge between terms.

    What I object to, because the market simply can't handle it, is people who go bare for years, if not decades, then whine because they aren't covered when they finally buy "insurance" because they know something major is coming.

    Again, like car insurance, you can't get into a wreck, and then buy insurance and expect the company to pay for it.

  • When your firearms instructor needs to find another career

    03/15/2017 3:37:35 PM PDT · 41 of 42
    zeugma to DoughtyOne

    I think the answer to that would largely depend upon if you listen tonthe fools at the ATF or not.

  • When your firearms instructor needs to find another career

    03/15/2017 2:28:05 PM PDT · 38 of 42
    zeugma to DoughtyOne
    To me, there is no such thing as an unloaded gun. The stakes are too high to think in other terms.

    I'd have to disagree with you there. Personally, I consider a firearm to be unloaded when it is completely disassembled on the cleaning mat in front of me.

    Otherwise, yeah, it's a loaded firearm.

  • More Evidence Surfaces – NSA Director Mike Rogers Did Not Aid Obama’s Surveillance Scheme

    03/15/2017 8:36:51 AM PDT · 102 of 143
    zeugma to Texas Fossil
    Good timeline summary. Regarding GHCQ, they've been doing surveillance for US intelligence agencies for decades. Since the CIA and NSA are supposed to target foreign rather than domestic targets, they get around this by using GHCQ. There are similar rules in Britain regarding domestic surveillance on their part, so they make use of NSA/CIA assets. This is widely known and has been going on essentially forever. No government believes you have any right to privacy at all. That is apparently a part of government DNS by default.
  • More bikers sue over Twin Peaks arrests

    03/14/2017 7:40:49 PM PDT · 18 of 21
    zeugma to House Atreides
    And some corrupt Waco area bureaucrats will be poorer.

    hahahahahaahaha. Regardless of what happens, only the taxpayers will be robbed. The criminal scum that run Waco will get off scot-free. Their lawyers will probably even be government paid.

  • Texas Bullet Train Project Reaches Key Milestones in Land Option Program

    03/14/2017 7:32:53 PM PDT · 40 of 44
    zeugma to Brad from Tennessee
    Waste. Of. Money.

    Anyone who thinks this isn't ultimately going to be backstopped by taxpayer dollars is living in a dream world.

  • Senator Cruz Found an Overlooked 1974 Rule That Could Be a Real Game-changer for Repealing Obamacare

    03/14/2017 12:06:36 PM PDT · 49 of 52
    zeugma to Old Teufel Hunden
    I’m not sure if you were disagreeing with me on allowing companies to provide health insurance or not but get no tax incentive compensation. If you were, my reply would be that I believe the marketplace would take care of this and no company would end up supplying health insurance as part of their benefits package. But I would never mandate that they couldn’t provide it. Leave it up to the company to decide. In the end, most of us would not have it through our workplace under this scenario IMO.

    I think we're pretty much of one accord on this. I'm not talking about mandates in any direction. We should leave it up to the company and/or individual. Personally, I'd much rather handle this on my own through normal market mechanisms. The problem is, the market has been distorted for literally decades because of perverse tax incentives, that it's going to be really difficult getting to that.

  • Judge Nap: Obama 'Went Outside Chain of Command,' Used British Spy Agency to Surveil Trump

    03/14/2017 9:24:39 AM PDT · 75 of 137
    zeugma to Buckeye McFrog
    That’s how they have done it for eons. We ask the Brits to spy on our citizens, and in return we spy on theirs. Everyone keeps their hands clean and away from lawsuits.

    Exactly. This is common knowledge for anyone interested in this stuff. It's been known since the publication of The Puzzle Palace if not before. I believe Bruce Schneier discussed it in Applied Cryptography as well.

  • Senator Cruz Found an Overlooked 1974 Rule That Could Be a Real Game-changer for Repealing Obamacare

    03/14/2017 8:05:16 AM PDT · 35 of 52
    zeugma to Old Teufel Hunden
    All of that being said, I believe that government should treat the health insurance industry like every other insurance industry. There should be no tax incentives for companies to provide health insurance. Companies can provide it or not provide it as part of their compensation packages.

    This.

    The fact that most of us get health insurance through the companies we work for is a historical artifact that has its roots in the post-war industrial boom. Prior to WWII, company subsidized health insurance was almost unheard of. The entire concept needs to be done away with, because it has been the lever to come between the people and their health care. For years, many, if not most folk had a complete disconnect between what was paid for health insurance and the actual costs of it. It wasn't really until the 80s that you started to see things like co-pays and larger deductibles that were intended to give individuals a little 'skin in the game' as to their health-care costs. For many people, they didn't really even have any idea how much this was costing them. There was no real connection between the services they were getting and any actual costs that were incurred.

    It has gotten so bad now, that people don't even understand what insurance actually is. People have been making comparisons to auto insurance, which I think is apt, because it brings many things to the forefront. Let's take the dreaded "pre-existing conditions" thing. Any time we talk about repealing Obamacare, democrats and other socialists start screaming about "pre-existing conditions" because they have no idea how insurance works or what it is really for. Suppose you buy a car, and decide not to get insurance because you don't expect to need it. Everything goes well for a few years, and you save all that money on insurance you would have paid, and use it to buy other things. Then, much to your surprise, you get into an accident. Now, based on the way socialists talk about it, if you buy an insurance policy from State Farm or whomever, that company would now be on the hook for paying to fix your car, even though you didn't have insurance on it prior to your accident. If that were the case, what rational person would buy insurance until after they needed it for something?

    One of the reasons having health insurance tied to a job, is that these days, people are much more mobile in the workforce than they were in the 40s and 50s. This can cause some rather bad things to happen from an insurer point of view. Let's say that Bob has been working for the same company for several years, and gets sick. Let's say it's something covered so the insurance company is paying for his treatments. Now, let's say that Bob has to change jobs (for whatever reason). Sure, he may get insurance from a new company, but he has ongoing medical issues. Should this be paid by the original insurance company or the new one?

    When I change jobs, I don't get new auto or home insurance. Why the hell should I have to get new health insurance? I think this is the root of the problem. There are actually many other issues, but I think it is this that has brought us to this mess.

  • Ted Cruz may have discovered a way to totally change Obamacare without 60 Senate votes

    03/13/2017 12:47:22 PM PDT · 98 of 102
    zeugma to editor-surveyor

    I don’t tend to respond to folk that display such strong CDS. (Cruz Derangement Syndrome) Not worth the time, as they tend to be establishment apologists, or just loony. I’m not nearly as big a fan of Cruz as I was a couple of years ago, but I still think his head, if not heart is in the right place.

  • Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities

    03/13/2017 7:42:46 AM PDT · 125 of 127
    zeugma to southern rock

    Are there any copies of this test online? I’d be willing to bet any decently educated 6th grader could pass it with ease.

  • Ted Cruz may have discovered a way to totally change Obamacare without 60 Senate votes

    03/12/2017 8:32:33 PM PDT · 93 of 102
    zeugma to Hostage
    The problem is that it blows up the Senate rules. We might think. well fine, blow them up already. But in future years it means the dems can play the same game.

    As we have already seen in the past, democrats don't give a damn about rules if they get in their way. To be worried about what democrats might do in the future is to just completely ignore history. It's the same old pussy-whipped standard GOP mantra of "gosh, I certainly wouldn't want someone to say mean things about me". I, for one, am tired of playing nice with this crap.

  • 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Unveiled

    03/12/2017 2:40:43 PM PDT · 93 of 103
    zeugma to rbg81

    I’m sure it depends a lot on the management. My local HD dealer is a good Christian man whom I’ve gotten to know pretty well. Leadership is everything.

  • 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Unveiled

    03/12/2017 10:58:21 AM PDT · 90 of 103
    zeugma to rbg81

    A friend of mine has a Rocket III. OMG. Seems like there is enough power there to push an aircraft carrier. The bike is aptly named.

  • 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Unveiled

    03/12/2017 10:55:47 AM PDT · 89 of 103
    zeugma to rbg81
    I’d be willing to give it a try. However, I feel like I always get dissed or ignored when I walk into a Harley dealership. It may be because I don’t look like the stereotypical Harley customer. That feeling of alienation may be why I haven’t bought any Harley’s so far.

    Interesting. My local dealer is so friendly it makes you wonder about that whole 'stereotypical Harley customer' thing. I look nothing like a biker dude. When I bought a Sportster there several years ago, it was one of the best retail experiences I've ever had. No pressure, and no attempt to up-sell. Made me feel like family.

  • 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Unveiled

    03/12/2017 10:50:31 AM PDT · 88 of 103
    zeugma to Mashood
    I notice all Harley’s now have a radiator...like the old Water Buffaloes.

    EPA regs have pretty much forced HD to go water cooled. Personally, I prefer water/air cooling to just air. Traded in a Street Glide for a Goldwing because I was spending lots of time in traffic. 100°+ on a HD in Texas sitting in traffic is no fun. Liquid cooling will make the engines last longer from what I understand.

  • The horrendous visa program forcing American tech workers to 'dig their own graves'

    03/10/2017 2:44:58 PM PST · 45 of 55
    zeugma to bobk3
    H1-Bs go mostly to software engineers/developers who have at least a bachelor’s degree, most likely in a engineering major. They do not go to the lower skilled jobs like testing, customer support or IT. These aren’t leaf-blowers they are brining in. They are scarce, incredibly talented people.

    Absolutely not true. They are bringing in droves of no-nothing grunts. I have seen it with my very eyes. I'm talking about people who need to google how to use the 'nslookup' command.

  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: WPD OFFICERS FALSELY TELL DRIVER HE CAN’T RECORD DURING TRAFFIC STOP (NC)

    03/10/2017 1:46:45 PM PST · 23 of 28
    zeugma to rustyboots
    These so called "drug dogs" are nothing but a manufactured excuse for a search. Any handler that can't get his dog to "alert" on command doesn't know what the hell he's doing.

    Then there is the subliminal cues they can unknowingly give to the dogs. Were I on a jury, I would give zero credence to any "evidence" that came from one of these creatures. A classic case of subliminal cueing is the horse from early in the 20th century that it was claimed could count and do simple math. Turns out, it could do it, but only if it could see it's trainer. The horse apparently noticed expression changes and other cues which told it when to stop when it was doing its 'trick'.

  • Amazing: US Debt Decreased by More Than $60 Billion Since Trump Inauguration

    03/10/2017 9:07:21 AM PST · 23 of 26
    zeugma to Leaning Right
    THis is silly. The debt goes up and own over short periods of time. It's the long term trend that we have to pay attention to.

    2017 Daily Debt

    Date Amount
    01/03/2017 19,935,025,589,392.85
    01/04/2017 19,952,414,234,340.71
    01/05/2017 19,948,472,988,335.19
    01/06/2017 19,952,808,638,850.59
    01/09/2017 19,955,343,885,377.73
    01/10/2017 19,964,268,875,957.61
    01/11/2017 19,951,756,200,280.98
    01/12/2017 19,941,807,383,847.05
    01/13/2017 19,940,614,376,504.40
    01/17/2017 19,959,954,817,351.65
    01/18/2017 19,961,467,137,973.64
    01/19/2017 19,944,429,217,106.77
    01/20/2017 19,947,304,555,212.49
    01/23/2017 19,949,678,366,998.00
    01/24/2017 19,958,089,555,359.83
    01/25/2017 19,950,603,242,667.53
    01/26/2017 19,939,908,790,870.48
    01/27/2017 19,939,019,834,828.89
    01/30/2017 19,939,760,263,983.42
    01/31/2017 19,937,261,314,503.29
    02/01/2017 19,900,037,472,787.26
    02/02/2017 19,902,827,463,569.10
    02/03/2017 19,885,875,150,544.45
    02/06/2017 19,890,330,215,216.52
    02/07/2017 19,895,763,669,170.06
    02/08/2017 19,884,606,221,456.19
    02/09/2017 19,922,335,630,306.69
    02/10/2017 19,921,065,289,061.68
    02/13/2017 19,924,218,517,074.52
    02/14/2017 19,932,679,233,716.16
    02/15/2017 19,937,364,595,503.01
    02/16/2017 19,926,581,166,878.36
    02/17/2017 19,932,504,874,101.46
    02/21/2017 19,935,316,186,835.78
    02/22/2017 19,935,880,851,981.06
    02/23/2017 19,913,901,120,188.15
    02/24/2017 19,930,147,891,686.72
  • Should the United States Abandon the Federal Reserve System?

    03/10/2017 8:23:39 AM PST · 51 of 55
    zeugma to zeugma
    1917 1913
  • Should the United States Abandon the Federal Reserve System?

    03/10/2017 8:21:09 AM PST · 50 of 55
    zeugma to DesertRhino
    And some would say that abandoning the progressive era’s Federal Reserve system in favor of the monetary system spelled out in the constitution would be dangerous. I mean sure, the Fed has robbed us of 98% of the dollars value since it was created, BUT we get protection from depressions and a boom and bust cycle.....Oh, wait. /s

    The creation ofthe Federal Reserve in 1917 was heralded as "the end of the business cycle". Didn't take long for the Great Depression to disabuse us of that notion.

  • Twitter: Malik Obama (Obama's half brother) Image of an Apparent BHO African Birth Certificate

    03/09/2017 7:34:04 PM PST · 165 of 195
    zeugma to HombreSecreto
    The sign date of the Supervisor of Obstetrics is US format (Month / Day / Year).

    Yup. All you'd need is other examples from the same time period to verify that.

  • 'I Have Children Crying In The Classroom' (NPR)

    03/09/2017 7:23:31 PM PST · 68 of 68
    zeugma to Drango
    Another woman asked what she should do if detained by ICE, since she has no income and no money to post bail. "You can ask that it be reduced, but you don't have the right to be set free without a bond," came the reply from one of the experts.

    In other words, she's a burden on the taxpayers already.

  • Free the Big Deductible

    03/09/2017 2:22:15 PM PST · 38 of 44
    zeugma to SeekAndFind
    A lot of people in positions of power don’t even know what insurance actually is in the first place,

    That is absolutely the truth. All you have to do to demonstrate that lack of understanding is to make mention of "preexisting conditions".

    When the fool starts babbeling nonsense, ask them if they thought they should be able to total their car while they are uninsured, and then buy a policy and have the insurance company be on the hook for repairing it.

  • IBM somehow crammed data into a single atom

    03/09/2017 1:59:53 PM PST · 37 of 38
    zeugma to Ciaphas Cain
    Sooner than later the effects at the particle level are going to begin wrecking MAJOR havoc on traditional semiconductors and the engineers determined to make them smaller and smaller...

    They are already having to deal with quantum tunneling. We're reaching the limits of what is possible to fab using non-quantum effects. Already clockspeeds and die sizes have bumped up against the speed of light. i.e., the chip is running so fast that the clock signal that keeps everything in sync can propagate no faster than the cosmic speed limit, so it would take too long to reach the other side of the chip for the clock to stay in sync. It's amazing when you think about it. Once you bump up against certain limits, they'll have no option but to figure out a way to build the chips in 3 dimensions. (I think they are already doing this to some extent)

    From a performance standpoint, how much do you really need? My desktop is about 7 years old now, yet from a performance standpoint I can't really justify upgrading that much. Yeah, I can get more cores, but 95% of the time, most of what I have is just being wasted. I've run up against few processes that can really max my box out, but they are few and far between. So, while I wouldn't mind building out a new box, I can't really justify it from a sheer performance standpoint. I've upgraded the hard drive and video card a while back, but I figure I'll give it another 3 years, then I'll put together a top of the line box again, and will expect it to last about 10 years as well. I'm sure I'll see a performance gain, but it won't be anything like when I was moving from one generation to the next back in the day.

  • IBM somehow crammed data into a single atom

    03/09/2017 1:25:37 PM PST · 36 of 38
    zeugma to wally_bert
    IBM does these great things but still keeps Lotus Notes around.

    Life is full of imponderables.

  • Wikileak Mindblowing Vault 7 Dump! Trump Knew Before His Tweet! This Is Horrifying! Media Blackout!

    03/09/2017 6:52:26 AM PST · 39 of 41
    zeugma to cradle of freedom
    Something tells me that the globalists including the CIA are running the international drug rackets.

    That's been known for decades. Nothing any agency of the U.S. government does is done for our benefit.

  • Apple says most vulnerabilities in Wikileaks docs are already patched

    03/08/2017 9:23:11 AM PST · 19 of 41
    zeugma to ctdonath2
    Safer than any other platform I’m aware of, short of can-and-string.

    If you're using the can-and-string outdoors, a laser focused on the string will be able to tap your conversations. /j

  • ‘Literacy’ test for teachers may be nixed (NY State)

    03/07/2017 8:00:29 PM PST · 18 of 18
    zeugma to Salman

    I would bet any amount of money that “Minimum literacy” is less than a sixth grade reading level.

  • Push to restore voting rights to ex-felons reaches Supreme Court

    03/07/2017 7:32:51 AM PST · 49 of 50
    zeugma to PrairieLady2
    AS far as I’m concerned, either a person got X years OR they got a life sentence. You can’t have it both ways. Once the sentence is served, and any legal obligations related to the charges are completed in full, that person deserves to be a free agent. When the sentence is never completed, then that person got a life sentence. He/she is still a prisoner of the system.

    Agreed. Once your time is served, you should return to being a full citizen, with all the rights and obligation such status entails. This crap of essentially having someone converted into second-class citizens is a great wrong.

  • Facebook engineers struggling with sky-high rents ask Mark Zuckerberg for help

    03/04/2017 11:00:40 AM PST · 71 of 88
    zeugma to Freedom56v2

    Any large municipality that has ‘defined benefits’ rather than a more sane retirement plan is going broke. Dallas is one of those. Same with Fort Worth, and any other municipality stuck with these brain-dead stupid plans. They were unsustainable from inception. Only a government or union would think they are a good idea.

  • Robber Shot Multiple Times After Pulling Shotgun on Barber

    03/03/2017 12:49:11 PM PST · 29 of 35
    zeugma to Pollster1

    Indeed. I’d hate to be hit by one of those slugs.

  • Star Wars Actor: Put Muslims on TV or They Will Join ISIS

    03/03/2017 12:47:53 PM PST · 18 of 47
    zeugma to drewh
    Reminds me of the old joke... Do you know why there are no muslims in Star Trek? Because it takes place in the future.
  • Go figure: New free agent Colin Kaepernick decides to stand for national anthem next season

    03/03/2017 11:40:19 AM PST · 19 of 25
    zeugma to AnotherUnixGeek
    16 TDs, 4 INTs. He's still got an arm like a cannon and his mobility is dangerous - not many LBs or DBs can run him down from behind. But he still bails from clean pockets and still locks on to his primary receiver. He's about to turn 30, so this is about as good as he will ever be. The 49ers need to move on, but a good team with a solid OL and good receivers who are just missing a QB could do worse.

    None of which matters at all. Football teams are in the entertainment industry. No alleged skills he has will be able to overcome his stench amongst the people who actually watch football. Any team that takes him on will deserve the inevitable revenue loss they will see.

  • Robber Shot Multiple Times After Pulling Shotgun on Barber

    03/03/2017 9:44:25 AM PST · 7 of 35
    zeugma to stylin19a
    I am totally ignorant here. robber had a shotgun. can somebody explain this to me ?

    Not much detail in what was posted, but it was probably a slug.

  • Decision by FL Supreme Court on Open-Carry

    03/03/2017 8:25:09 AM PST · 14 of 18
    zeugma to chajin

    Thanks for mentioning the Dissenting judge. Looks like his dissent starts on page 47. I like reading the dissents in these cases first.

  • Lib Writer Suddenly Discovers She’s Part White; Does This INSTANTLY…

    03/03/2017 7:29:47 AM PST · 93 of 108
    zeugma to grundle

    Pretty funny. Most Americans are, by now, a very mixed breed. My ancestors came here a couple hundred years ago from Scotland. However, if I were to do a DNS test like this, I’d be quite willing to bet there are african, european, asian, and probably some american indian genes mixed in there. Frankly, I’m quite proud of my Heinz 7 background. Americans have been the mutts of the world since our founding. We revel in it, and have taken our rich background and stand as a Colossus across the globe. The liberal idiot (sorry, but I repeat myself) is simply deranged and delusional. Liberalism is a mental disease.

  • Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces New Technology for Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries

    03/03/2017 7:17:50 AM PST · 60 of 105
    zeugma to fella
    Can I drive at 75 mph for 4 hours with the headlights, whipers, AC and radio blasting. Recharge in 15 minutes and head out for another 4 hours?

    One of the biggest problems with fast charging is the huge voltage/amperage required to do so. 220v is nothing compared to what you need to dump that much energy into a battery that fast. We have a few folk here on FR who know a heck of a lot more than I do about such things, and they've described it in quite a bit of detail here.

  • Army Plans New Tank After Abrams - 2030s

    03/02/2017 6:57:08 PM PST · 56 of 72
    zeugma to Rebel_Ace

    I knew I should have looked further down thread for a Bolo reference! Baen has republished the entire series of Bolo stories and books. It’s an awesome collection.

  • Army Plans New Tank After Abrams - 2030s

    03/02/2017 6:53:24 PM PST · 55 of 72
    zeugma to buwaya
    David Drake’s Hammers Slammers used Iridium-armored nuclear powered hovertanks.

    Even better are Keith Laumer's Bolos. David Weber Wrote a couple of good books in Laumer's Bolo universe as well.