Daily Archives: July 27, 2017

Ataribox retro mini-console plays current and classic games

Atari, in the hope of emulating the success of Nintendo’s Mini NES and Mini SNES, has unveiled the Ataribox—a modern console inspired by the legendary Atari 2600, which was first released in 1977.While technical details on the Ataribox are slim, Atari—or at least, the company that now goes by the Atari name after the original Atari went bankrupt in 2013—has revealed that the console will come in both red/black and wood editions, the latter paying homage to the 1977 original. Atari, in a newsletter to fans, promised that the Ataribox will feature SD card support, an HDMI port, and four USB ports (the teaser image also shows an Ethernet port). In a deviation from the emulation-based retro games of the Mini NES and SNES, it added that the Ataribox will play “classic” and “current” games.

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Creative Minority Report: College Educted Libs are Least Tolerant

Tell me something I don’t know. College educated liberals are the most intolerant of others political beliefs because for them politics is religion.The funny thing is that every conservative knows this as a fact yet still the popular portrayal of conservatives in the media is one of intolerance and bigotry. It’s just one of those major disconnects between reality and THE NARRATIVE.

Breitbart:A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that 35 percent of Democrats believed that a friend’s vote for Donald Trump would “strain” their relationship. Among white Democrats, the figure is even higher, with 40 percent saying that they would have trouble maintaining a friendship with someone who supported Trump. Nearly half (47 percent) of those who described themselves as “liberal” Democrats said their friendship would suffer with someone who favored Trump.By contrast, the share of Republicans who say that a friend’s vote for Hillary Clinton would strain their relationship was a mere 13 percent, just over a third the number of Democrats who say that a friend’s vote for Trump would do the same:With these data in hand, Vermeule, who is the Ralph S. Tyler professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, tweeted that, indeed, white liberal college graduates are “the least tolerant” in society, highlighting the three categories most radically affected by a person’s contrary political ideas:In a Twitter conversation that ensued, Vermeule suggested that on average Democrats and Republicans look at politics differently, which explains its differing effects on one’s personal life and relationships.Liberalism, he stated, “makes an idol of politics,” and thus, political dissent is looked upon as heresy. In the case of conservatives, however, politics plays a different role. “The data show that Republicans are more politically tolerant,” he said, because “politics isn’t as likely to be an idol, on average.”I have heard that families are actually strained and people don’t speak to one another because of politics. Invariably, it’s liberals not talking to conservatives. Awful.

Source: Creative Minority Report: College Educted Libs are Least Tolerant

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Someone Finally Asks Why Ubuntu Has 3 Terminal Apps… 

I’ve often wondered why Ubuntu ships with several different terminal apps installed by default.It’s a minor little quirk, granted, and something few people will notice. But a query that has, from time to time, confused me.Naturally I presume there to be some differences between GNOME Terminal, Xterm and UXTerm. But those differences are, to my end-user eyes at least, not especially self-evident.A discussion has kicked off on the Ubuntu desktop mailing list that suggests I am not alone in questioning the value of including quite so many terminals.Canonical’s Brian Quigley explains: “Xterm takes up two menu items (xterm and uxterm) and doesn’t provide any more functionality then gnome-terminal. In an installed setup, those two menu items make gnome-shell have 3 pages instead of 2 in my testing.”I only ever use GNOME Terminal, which is the default Ubuntu terminal emulator, or a GNOME Terminal alternative that I go out and install for myself.

Source: Someone Finally Asks Why Ubuntu Has 3 Terminal Apps… – OMG! Ubuntu!

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