Troutwaxer

Troutwaxer

  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    IMHO, the US might go into a civil war in the wake of Trump, or in the wake of all the other right-wing types who are what I call fear-grifters; that is, they either dogwhistle or simple own a racist...
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Heather Child
    Greetings....
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    I should note that an American Black person might tell this story very differently, but it looked the way I told it as I read the papers and heard what people had to say....
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    The racism didn't disappear, it just went underground to regroup. Exactly. Then it surfaced again in the nineties, and things got ugly again. But we had 10-15 decent years where it looked, on the surface, like things were permanently getting...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    I'd have to disagree. By 1980 or so much of the prejudice was dissipating, and things were definitely looking better. The older people who had planned the resistance to Brown V. Board of Education were rapidly aging out of the...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    That's a little grim, (but probably not far off from correct.)...
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    Nixon's main reason for supporting the War on Drugs* was that it would allow arrests of Blacks and Hippies. But he is definitely to blame for the Southern Strategy (and it probably didn't take long for the racist Whites in...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    I think Nunez is in the House, so the Democrats will have every advantage over him. I don't know if they can run him off the committee, but they can definitely make sure he is the least important person there....
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    It's worse than that. A couple decades ago, the U.S. Supreme court ruled that "money is speech." So anyone who wants can spend unlimited money in an election because laws which restrict election spending restrict the spender's constitutional right to...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Sorry. Meant to type "artistically."...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    The issue wasn't ideas, but threatening language. It may have been meant artictically/theatrically, but I'm not OK with it and someone's getting killfiled with extreme prejudice....
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    The Firefox extension I was using to block annoying comments is no longer updating. Does anyone know if there is another extension available for plonking those who deserve it?...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Sorry, meant to write "killing three birds with one stone."...
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    The biggest question I'm puzzling over is why the Black Chamber was encouraging Reverend Schiller to release the Sleeper in the Pyramid — especially if the Sleeper in the Pyramid is an elder god that competes with their elder god....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    I was thinking of something more like "The Smiler" from the Spider Jerusalem comics....
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    A billion human sacrifices sounds like an un-optimized Dho-Nah curve to me, but you might be right about the text. (Of course, as the Laundry books have morphed into a particular kind of political satire the numbers might have changed...)...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    I think he's a decent guy, politics aside. He adopted a couple of Cambodian girls several years ago, and if you read his books I think I could vote for some of the people he presents as heros. IMHO he...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    I'll probably read the current tome after it comes out in paperback, or if I can find it used/cheap. I find that reading every other HH-related book that drops works very well for me....
  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    "...shit-stirring most effectively." Something for which he receives far less credit than he should....
  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    You won't see packet corruption in well-written TCP software, as TCP should include a checksum of the packet's payload as one of the fields in the packet. (And I think Layer-2 frames also have a checksum, though I'd have to...
  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    Note for the wankers; when I said "something like twenty times the bandwidth actually needed for the operation" I was discussing 100 MB operations. I'm aware that a gigabit setup would be 200 times the necessary bandwidth. This is a...
  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    It's important to remember, in the event of using TCP, that we're talking about a very short cable here, which is meant to carry files from one piece of electronics to another piece of electronics five-ten feet away, with something...
  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    This could be the new frontier for fake news....
  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    That's not particularly hard. Imagine a level above the standard hardcover. It gets some extra content in the form of a short story, and/or author commentary, a cleaned-up version of the notes you wrote yourself while writing the book, special...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    The Laundryverse is a Lovecraftian multiverse. If there are "good" gods, their idea of morality doesn't necessarily correspond with what humans imagine to be "good." One of Lovecraft's main ideas was that proximity to an advanced being could be really,...
  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    "Umm, that's not how networking works." Just in case I wasn't clear, I definitely know the difference between analog and digital, and understand that a voltage drop doesn't have to be of audio quality for a computer/router/switch to interpret it...
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    As someone who networks on a daily basis, I gave some thought to this one day on a long car trip, and question that concerned me was this: TCP or UDP? If we're talking about TCP, then the cheapest of...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    But did Blair make a request only for the Apocalypse of St. John, or did he request that all the unusual scenarios be updated?...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Which is another form of near-future science fiction we're missing. The U.S. has a short civil war after which it is determined that Putin has played both sides against the middle. We invade the U.K. to rescue our allies from...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    For those who don't speak fluent American, pissed = angry....
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