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Canonical Seeks $32 Million To Make Ubuntu Smartphone

Again Re:Too much bullshit from Canonical (267 comments)

Canonical has bullshitted too much in the past to be taken seriously about this. Several times, they've announced that new products from major vendors (Asus, Dell) would run their version of Linux. Never happened.

I am writing this comment on a Dell that came with Ubuntu preinstalled.

What is this? A voice of reason and fact? I insist you take back your harsh statement and engage in fallacy and untruth!

about a year ago
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Canonical Seeks $32 Million To Make Ubuntu Smartphone

Again Re:Too much bullshit from Canonical (267 comments)

Canonical has bullshitted too much in the past to be taken seriously about this. Several times, they've announced that new products from major vendors (Asus, Dell) would run their version of Linux. Never happened. They need to STFU until the product ships.

Who is voting up this dumbass?

http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/os-applications/w/wiki/3685.dell-xps-13-laptop-developer-edition-a-client-to-cloud-solution-project-sputnik.aspx
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009F1I16K/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009F1I16K&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwcanoniccom-20#productDetails

about a year ago
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The Canadian Government's War On Science

Again Re:Excuse me? (474 comments)

You must be a conservative.

I hate to break it to you, but the Kyoto Accord is based on science, whether you like that science or not. This is exactly the point: you don't like the science, and neither do most conservatives, because it indicates that a BIG business (fossil fuel based energy) is bad. Since those businesses have a fair amount of money, the Kyoto Accord is pretty anti-fossil fuel business.

Despite that fact, it is still based on valid science.

I remember the Kyoto Accord very differently then you do. The Kyoto Accord was signed by the Liberals at the end of a very unpopular Liberal term. The Liberals never made a plan of how to meet the requirements of The Kyoto Accord because it was impossible for Canada to meet it in the specified time frame. Signing it was a recognized political joke at the time.

Full disclosure: I voted Conservative for that election and Liberal for the one after.

about a year and a half ago
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Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

Again Re:Interesting (239 comments)

Well it depends on what continent you feel Central America fits under. It could go either way, but generally I would agree with you as most maps round out that corner of SA and attach Central to NA.

What a dumb thing to say. Most maps? How about every map.

about a year and a half ago
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Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

Again Re:Interesting (239 comments)

I was pointing out that Belize is not a South American country.

about a year and a half ago
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Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

Again Re:Interesting (239 comments)

Running from a murder charge from a South American country doesnt really deserve bold lettering. If the charges held any water at all they would be moving for extradition.

Really?

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Dr. Robert Bakker About Dinosaurs and Merging Science and Religion

Again Persons with extraordinarily old age (528 comments)

The Bible lists a bunch of individuals who lived 900+ years. Do you take this literally? If not, how do you interpret this?

about 2 years ago
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Are you better off than you were four years ago?

Again Re:Better Off Is Subjective (524 comments)

We took our money, paid our debts, started a very very small web biz, bought some land, bought some tools, built a small house and crazily, live with no debt, off the grid, with a monthly budget and income that puts us squarely under the poverty line.

How are you posting this?

more than 2 years ago
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The PHP Singularity

Again Re:The problem, of course, is people (622 comments)

There's a subset of self- absorbed, arrogant twits that believe that if a programming language is "too simple," it's just wrong and You. Just. Don't. Understand. REAL. Programming! I tend to filter them out as noise and recommend you do the same.

Yeah, you're right. I hate PHP because exceptions like "Unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM" are just too simple. Or how about this line of code: if(new stdClass() instanceof get_class(new stdClass()).... Just try it. Or how about this error message: "Fatal error: Exception thrown without a stack frame in Unknown on line 0". Why not just stick to the classic message: "lol error".

PHP is full of these weird errors, odd behaviours and inconsistency and you have the nerve to say that programmers are complaining about it being too simple.

more than 2 years ago
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Against Online Surveillance? You Must Be 'For' Child Porn, Says Legislator

Again Re:Child pornography is not an excuse (583 comments)

I just sent him an email telling him that we need to ban curtains because obviously only people that murder other people in their living rooms have any use for curtains. So if you support having curtains, you are supporting mass-murderers.

Now I'm worried that this analogy is too complex for him to grasp.

more than 2 years ago
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Indian Court Orders Google To Remove Content

Again Re:The only proper way to 'appeal' to these people (477 comments)

Agreed. besides why do the believers feel the need to handle insults for their deities?
I'd think that all powerful beings would be amply capable of smiting anyone they themselves deem to have insulted them, and find it quite revealing that so far none have done so.

For the same reason that I feel compelled to correct people if they happen to insult / mock someone close to me (such as my mother). I think that it is a human affection thing. If my mother isn't around then there is no harm done right?

I am not saying that I agree that the law needs to get involved here. It is very mean and certainly without class to mock my mother but there shouldn't be a law against it. In my opinion this is the same for mocking someone's beliefs or core figures of said beliefs. However, not understanding how that can be offensive is willful ignorance.

more than 2 years ago
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OSHA App Costs Gov't $200k

Again Re:Summary can't add (234 comments)

The iPhone version was $56,000. The Blackberry version was $40,000. Together, they were $96,000. It says this very clearly in the original scan.

Where does it say that?

The iPhone version cost $96,000, and a BlackBerry app that never got distributed cost an additional $40,000.

about 3 years ago
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Inside the Duqu Worm's Source Code

Again Re:Off-Topic trolls, like yourself? (157 comments)

You're MORE than welcome to disprove the data in my init. post here http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2523490&cid=38045322 and GOOD LUCK (you WILL need it, along with contrary facts supporting you vs. the facts & data I posted there...).

Oh no. My wall of text comment was of two purposes. One to point out that you posted a giant wall of text. I was mocking your format not the content. I didn't bother to read it. Second point was to see if I could look more inane than you. I don't think I did.

Also, how in the world did you come up with all that text in 15 minutes?! I am astounded, alarmed and slightly impressed. I didn't read it or anything but that is a long chunk of text!

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Snaps New Photo of Incoming Asteroid

Again Re:Bullshit (135 comments)

I don't understand why they don't just send it to a crime scene investigators lab to have the image made crystal clear and so that we can view the asteroid at more angles.

more than 3 years ago
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GNOME Shell No Longer Requires GPU Acceleration

Again Re:"fall-back .. to be eventually depreacated" (237 comments)

I feel along with the sentiment. I do not look forward to putting Unity on my parents' computer but in my opinion there are a few changes that can be made to make it more friendly. First, remove the global menu bar, unless your users come from a Mac OS X background, it's not worth the retraining. Second change the backlight always on option in ccsm to toggle so it is easy to see when an application is running. I have big hopes for this alternate application launcher: https://launchpad.net/unity-lens-bliss

more than 3 years ago
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Ubuntu 11.10 ('Oneiric Ocelot') Released

Again Re:Satisfied with this release (455 comments)

Unity's not so bad on my netbook where I mostly just run Firefox on a tiny screen, but on my 11.04 laptop the app-launcher sucks, the 'global menu' sucks and the stupid scrollbars suck.

Did they fix any of those in 11.10? Oh, they can't, because they're broken by design.

The overlay scrollbars have seen improvements in the last release. They don't bother me but I really never touch them anyway since I just scroll with my mouse. To remove them, copy and paste this into your terminal: sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar3-0.2-0 liboverlay-scrollbar-0.2-0

I can understand why you would dislike the global menu on a desktop. To remove them, copy this into your terminal: sudo apt-get remove appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt

There have been some very nice changes made to the application launcher. In my opinion, the top one of these is performance improvement but there are also other changes that make it easier to use such as seeing only applications from certain categories.

I recommend that you try it and then come back here and post about the success or failure of the latest Ubuntu release. Trying it out would lend more credibility to your stated opinion.

more than 3 years ago
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Ubuntu 11.10 ('Oneiric Ocelot') Released

Again Re:Satisfied with this release (455 comments)

I don't hate it either. In fact, the only thing that I don't like about it is the application launcher but it's performance has improved a lot from where it was in 11.04. I really do hope that all the people complaining about Unity have tried the version that got released today and are not just basing their opinion on an old version.

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Releases Document Confirming Roswell UFO

Again Re:Suspicious timing (481 comments)

The problem with the Roswell folklore has always been that the story completely went away until the point in time when, coincidentally, the actual witnesses had died of old age.

If you want to read an eyewitness's account of what allegedly happened, then go read the book The Day After Roswell by Phillip Corso. I haven't read it but apparently it's interesting.

more than 3 years ago
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Bashing MS 'Like Kicking a Puppy,' Says Jim Zemlin

Again Re:The will to be free (648 comments)

Out of the box experience? The last time I installed Windows it was missing not only wireless card drivers but also the ethernet drivers. That made getting the drivers tricky.

more than 3 years ago

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