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  1. about 22 hours ago on Bloom County

    Steve better be careful. He might get his two chest hairs burned off.

  2. about 22 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    I have one question about Presidential elections: the President is Chief of Staff of the Military, right? How have presidents been elected who have had zero military background? Shouldn’t one be required to have established Military leadership and extensive knowledge of the military before taking a position of being head of the Military?

    Me, I voted for Jesus Christ decades ago, and my vote hasn’t changed since. That said, the majority of his supporters seem like a pretty flaky bunch. But then… so does everyone else so again, welcome to the circus! I am in hopes my candidate will straighten things out fairly soon. It has been said that the world’s best form of government is a benevolent monarchy (so long as the monarch is wise). Trouble is, those folks tend to get killed off by those who aren’t so benevolent. Thus my vote for Jesus; they already assassinated him and failed. ;D

  3. about 22 hours ago on Monty

    It is impossible for feathers to clog the drain; they go right down.


  4. about 22 hours ago on Sheldon

    Put it on one of the chickens and let’s see what happens…

  5. about 22 hours ago on Brewster Rockit

    What is this “book” think of which you speak. Wait, do you perchance discuss gambling? I do recall there is video-based gambling. That would explain the book reference. Or perhaps you mean walking away, such as “I gotta book.” Any other reference would be so archaic as to be 21st century… and even then it is well known history that the society communicated via thumb gestures.

  6. about 22 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    If there is one lesson people should have learned by now: no matter who is elected to office, it’s gonna be a mess. The world is too complex and self-centered opinions too diverse, our governments too divided for anyone to do a good job, much less please everyone. How do folks not understand that?

    Oh wait, reference above comic. ; )

    The new GoComics political platform: vote for who you think will be the most entertaining. Because “botched job” will be the inevitable result, regardless. Might as well enjoy the show while it lasts. ;D

  7. about 22 hours ago on Over the Hedge

    And all it would take is one super-solar flare to cause planetary disaster. That and global pandemic are two of the greatest scientific concerns. Well, those and billions of freezers suddenly having all the ice cream melt.

  8. 1 day ago on Phoebe and Her Unicorn

    If you think 2.4k was slow… why when I was young we accessed the Internet via punch cards. I remember using a crank-dynamo phone to call the Operator on my party line to access America Online and had to attach a wired microphone to the bell-shaped phone mouthpiece. When my elderly neighbor listened in the sound of her wheezing would cause packet loss. You wanna talk slow… ;D

    Actually, I honestly can’t remember if I ever used less than a 28k modem. I’m pretty sure I did, but those days are kind of fuzzy. I think my brain has subconsciously blocked them out. 2400 bps… that’s 300 bytes / characters, which at an average of 6 characters per written word comes out to… wow… 50 words per minute. Not only can we read faster than that, we can manually type faster than that. Yeah, I don’t think I ever used a modem that slow. Pretty sure I never actually used a cradle modem (although I’ve seen them used… on old movies I think).

    I do however, remember when it literally took me 15 minutes to load or save a 16k computer program on my TRS-80 Model I external audio cassette tape deck. (Ow, that sends unwanted shivers up my spine.) On the plus side, the deck could be used to record live music as well. When I bought my first hard drive (10mb for $500) I remember wondering how I was ever going to fill the entire 10 megs.


  9. 2 days ago on Phoebe and Her Unicorn

    It is fun what can be done with a raspberry pi. I have refused to buy one for years because I do not need another obsession. ;D

  10. 2 days ago on Phoebe and Her Unicorn

    Oh yeah for sure. I remember the day of 28k phone modems. Sooo…. slow. And of course one can watch a newscast and see a question answered three seconds after it’s initially asked. Definite delay there. Still… better than it used to be. :D