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Biden News Conference Megathread:
  • (And for the record, it's sad that voters are holding Biden to a much higher standard than Trump. But here we are.)

    Except that's been the whole point of this exercise from day one!

    The voters on the right have proven that they have NO standards that a candidate needs to live up to, while the voters on the left are the ones who are screaming "we need to have high standards for the people who are going to run the country"

    Until recently, while the left would have preferred an even better candidate, Biden at least just barely fell above the seemingly minimum bar, especially when compared against Trump. But now Biden seems to have fallen right to the cusp of where the voters who still have standards are wondering if he's fallen below them, and if there's might be a better option, both from the standpoint of meeting their standards, and the standpoint of actually being able to win against Trump, who MUST lose for our nation to avoid disaster.

  • Police pulled over a Waymo car for driving in the oncoming lane
  • So I've been in situations where I was stopped at a red light, and emergency vehicles were coming and I was waved by a policeman to cross the intersection against the red light to clear the way.

    So what, is a self driving car going to just sit there and keep the intersection blocked?

  • House Democrat is proposing a constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court's immunity decision
  • Upon re-reading, it looks like there is two paths, but both require two steps?

    The first part, proposing an amendment:

    An amendment may be proposed by a two-thirds vote of both Houses of Congress, OR, if two-thirds of the States request one, by a convention called for that purpose.

    Then the second part, ratifying the amendment:

    The amendment must then be ratified by three-fourths of the State legislatures, OR three-fourths of conventions called in each State for ratification.

  • House Democrat is proposing a constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court's immunity decision
  • Just because our previous civil war involved a relatively simple geographical separation, doesn't mean it's necessary for a civil war.

    The only thing you need is two (or more) sides with opposing beliefs about how the country should run and who should run it, and that said beliefs are strong enough that people are willing to use violence to ensure that their side wins.

    Geography has nothing to do with it.

  • Poor Sega just didn't get the timing right.
  • Loved the Dreamcast. Other than the lack of DVD player, I still think it was better than the PS2.

    Quite a few games that were released on both consoles looked better and played more smoothly on the Dreamcast than they did on the supposedly more powerful PS2. Dave Mirra BMX is one that immediately comes to mind. It was way better on the Dreamcast.

  • Don't mess up secure boot with bitlocker
  • Once again you seem to be calling for not bothering with any security effort of there's even a remote chance of some other vulnerability happening.

    The whole point of security is that it's always a multi-layered thing. Nobody sane is pretending that encrypting web traffic with HTTPS is a panacea that's going to solve all your data security needs. But it is sure as hell a million times better than having all of your data transmitted in the clear, with absolutely no assurance that you're are talking to the system you think you're talking to, or that the data hasn't been tampered with in transit.

    And don't pretend https is a huge burden. It's dead simple to get SSL/TLS certs, and the additional load of encrypting and decrypting the traffic is barely even a rounding error on modern CPUs.

  • Your Experience with Linux, BSD etc
  • AMD GPU just works, no fussing about, get straight to fragging on Xonotic and Counter Strike

    Unless you have a monitor that requires HDMI 2.1 to get full resolution/refresh. Then it only works partially.

    Don't get me wrong, I love Linux, and I've been using it on my desktops/laptops for almost 30 years at this point.

    But there are still issues to deal with on a regular basis, same as Windows or OSX.

  • Happy 30th birthday to RFC 1631 ("NAT"), the "short term solution" we all rely on
  • I have the same issue (TRIPLE NAT'd! One of which is the CGNAT). Unfortunately I have external family that accesses from media boxes/TVs so those won't work for me.

    Thankfully I was able to get a small VPS server for $2/mo and set up some reverse tunnels with auto-ssh. Seems to be working fairly well so far.

    All that said, I longingly look forward to the future when I don't have to worry about NAT.

  • A Diamond-perfect Moment

    We got lucky and the clouds parted just in time in my corner of Texas.