Recent content by rali

  1. Thousands of lawful California gun owners are being denied ammunition purchases. Here’s why

    Could somebody please explain to this f*cking muppet - preferably in short words so as not to strain his comprehension - that our justice system is based on “better to let ten guilty men go free than to hang one innocent” so preventing 101 “guilty” people by denying SIXTY THOUSAND innocents is a...
  2. Home networking help

    I hate ruining the shiny pretty look of my MacBook too. So I solved it with a shiny pretty docking station. LOL Any tech can be ruined by sh*tty hardware (or firmware — “bufferbloat,” anyone?) I can’t argue this one at all. Years ago I did a wireless survey as part of a security assessment...
  3. Home networking help

    Netflix and Amazon Prime recommend 25mbit/s for UHD. In reality, a single stream is usually 20-23 mbit. I’m not saying he is gonna be able to do much else at the same time, but it’s possible. R
  4. Home networking help

    LOLz ... “Aironet” for me. Predated the thing that BECAME 802.11b. I still have one of the ancient Orinoco “gold” (128! bit! encryption!) cards lying around in the “museum” I’m not quite there with you on gutter trash. It works, but you have to be realistic about benefits and limitations...
  5. Home networking help

    100 mbit/s is enough for 4 UHD streams, so I don’t think upstream speed is your issue. The channels are shorthand for frequencies in the 2.4ghz and 5.0 ghz bands, so I’d reiterate the suggestion to see if there’s a “quiet” one you can use. That’s your fastest, easiest fix. 1) and 1a) are a good...
  6. Home networking help

    So, the first thing you nd to be aware of is that radio is a shared resource. Back in the early days of Ethernet, the “network” was a single coaxial cable with station taps along it for each node (simplifying a bit because no one will ever have to work on this stuff again. Right?). When one...
  7. Afghanistan report- US government has misled the public for 20 years

    I was perfectly fine with the US^wCoalition going into Afghanistan and pounding the Taliban into small pieces. After that? Well, we should have learned from the Soviet experience. And they should have learned from the Raj: R
  8. You need to move to New Hampshire...

    *sigh* I’m a lifelong sailor. I need to be close to salt water. I’m also old and fat and can’t cope with heat and (ESPECIALLY) humidity. That pretty much leaves New England, the PacNW and (shudder) California. As you say, “The country got REALLY small.” That’s MY map. My wife’s map includes...
  9. You need to move to New Hampshire...

    I’ll start by stating that I agree with most of Len’s post, but: It’s not quite so. MA is one of 12(?) States that has a Städte Level income tax. This sucks, of course. But it doesn’t start at 16%. Nor does it start at $1. Estates valued at greater than 1 million are subject to the tax. If...
  10. Video - UPS Hijacking, shootout with police in Florida

    Drive away. He has no respect for my life and safety, why should I have any for his? Every UPS and FedEx driver in FL should immediately demand hazardous duty pay and a company provided $1 million AD&D policy. R
  11. One pistol do all mindset

    I really, really want to “like” this comment, but someday my wife may read this ... R Edit: Ooooops ...
  12. Harvard Univ Grad Student workers want $25/hr

    Note the Harvard use of the phrase “hourly instructional workers.” I’m fairly sure that is code for the adjunct profs. Those are the contractors who do the heavy lifting in classrooms. And they don’t get paid sh*t at ANY university. R
  13. Wolves released into Massachusetts?

    In fact the coyotes moved east as settlers wiped out the wolf populations along their way west. Wolves and coyotes split into separate species around 55,000 years ago and share the same chromosome count, which is why cross species hybridization is successful. In places where the male wolf...
  14. God hates boats

    She saves the big guns for marinas: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Maria R
  15. Red Flag standoff in NY

    I know, I know, but it bears repetition: So, the kops in this hick burg are subject to the UCMJ? R
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