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YouTube Goes 4K — and VP9 — At CES

BluBrick Re:Still 3K$ for a monitor (255 comments)

He's never getting laid - look at his username! Hell, I'll probably never get laid, and I only recognized it.

Those of you getting laid will need to Google it.

about 7 months ago
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If UNIX Were a Religion

BluBrick Re:If it was a religion? (392 comments)

I think vi and emacs are Sunni and Shiite.

I too, find that vi brightens my day and emacs is shite.

about 8 months ago
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I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...

BluBrick Re:ooo (265 comments)

Actually, I thought Kalganids sounded like a periodic meteor shower. Derailing reality entirely and assuming that to be true, currency that falls from the sky at regular intervals sounds like a pretty good deal. I'll pay with those.

But I don' wan' none o' yo' fancy-ass lah-tay. No, no, no. Make mine a flat white!

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Long Will the Internet Remember Us?

BluBrick Re:Monument (126 comments)

Nice try, but if it looked like that, there would not be an unbroken surface large enough to support a legible font.

about 8 months ago
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Genome of Neandertals Reveals Inbreeding

BluBrick Re:FUCK YOU OTHER DUCK (109 comments)

I'm intrigued as to what's behind that link, but given the title I don't think I'm game to click it.

Risk it, it's funny! Way off topic, but the image genuinely is SFW. The text - maybe not so much.

about 8 months ago
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Genome of Neandertals Reveals Inbreeding

BluBrick Re:NeandertHal get it right (109 comments)

I noticed your sig and I'm a bit low at the moment so: I just want to tell you all here that the LHC is in Europe. Whar's mah karmah?

Oh, you get a karma increase alright, you just get to share it with the hordes of other trolls who use the AC "account". Unfortunately, any karmic boost is comprehensively outweighed by the karmic bitchslapping (which you also get to share) brought about by the combined actions of those other ACs.

How about that? Occasionally, life is fair!

about 8 months ago
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How long do your computer mice last?

BluBrick Re:I use a tablet (361 comments)

Bah, "real geeks/nerds" use vi or emacs, neither of which requires rodentary attachments.

I hope you are nice and comfy sitting on that fence. Real geeks use vi and refuse to acknowledge that there even is another editor.

except for ed for the system files. Don't want to trust something as newfangled as a visual editor with something that important!

Call me crazy, but if I were to refer someone to some truly useful information about ed(1), this is the file I'd link.

about 8 months ago
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How long do your computer mice last?

BluBrick Re:I use a tablet (361 comments)

Bah, "real geeks/nerds" use vi or emacs, neither of which requires rodentary attachments.

I hope you are nice and comfy sitting on that fence. Real geeks use vi and refuse to acknowledge that there even is another editor.

about 8 months ago
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I wish my cell phone was...

BluBrick Re:50% dumber. (495 comments)

My car is a rear wheel drive, so no, this is not an effect of all cars. Yet, if I use the brakes I brake with all four wheels, with more breaking at the front (as is evidenced by needing to change the pads more on the front).

Rear wheel drive or not, weight shifts from your car's rear wheels to its front wheels when decelerating from forward motion. Unless your car also has rear wheel steering, this is a good thing to maintain while you are going downhill.

To paraphrase Jules Winnfield, "Physics, motherfucker! Do you speak it?"

about 9 months ago
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In an arcade with only the following games ...

BluBrick Re:Correction (283 comments)

I'll let you on my lawn, kid if you listen to this song...

about 9 months ago
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Soylent: No Food For 30 Days

BluBrick Re:Daniel Tosh was right (440 comments)

I'll just take that as the exception that proves the rule.

about 9 months ago
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Soylent: No Food For 30 Days

BluBrick Re:Daniel Tosh was right (440 comments)

Only if the camera crew and the cast have the same accommodations. Otherwise, by that same logic, the living conditions of the wild animals featured in National Geographic must be "on par with wilderness camping in your mom's basement".

That analogy only works if the crew is actually filming at the local zoo.

Survivor is just a Popularity-Contest style game show set in an outdoor environment, none of them are actually "surviving".

Quite the opposite, in fact. They all survive - none of them actually fail to do so. Regardless of how much the actual death of contestants might increase ratings, the lawyers would never let the marketing team have their way on that one.

about 9 months ago
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Brazil Orders Google To Hand Over Street View Data

BluBrick Re:Brazil aims low, film at 11 (130 comments)

Google will have to change their company toilet rolls from $100 bills to $50 bills to cover this.

On the bright side, they'll have twice as much toilet paper.

about 9 months ago
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Largest and Most Intense Tropical Cyclone On Record Hits the Philippines

BluBrick Re:Where "on record" means... (160 comments)

I suppose it wouldn't be fair to go back to when the Earth was a molten glob and the proto-Moon collided with it.

You're absolutely correct when you say that.

Now that's one helluva typhoon.

No, no it is not. A typhoon is an atmospheric event and requires, you know, an actual atmosphere in which to occur.

about 9 months ago
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Book Review: Testing Cloud Services: How To Test SaaS, PaaS & IaaS

BluBrick Re:Wow! (45 comments)

Seems like someone is totally &ed about this book!

Max? As I live and breathe, it's Max Headroom!

about 10 months ago
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Top US Lobbyist Wants Broadband Data Caps

BluBrick Re:Artificial Scarcity of Freedom. (568 comments)

To me "Internet" means "freedom of information"

To me "The Internet" is a series of tubes... Or a dump truck.

To paraphrase Tom Lehrer, "The Internet is like a sewer - what you get out of it depends on what you put into it".

about 10 months ago
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Ubuntu Touch On a Nexus 7: "Almost Awesome"

BluBrick Re:thx for the love (116 comments)

To resolve the conundrum in your sig, see your comment.

about 10 months ago
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NSA Hacked Email Account of Mexican President

BluBrick Re:First leaked email from Mexican president (242 comments)

"Shut the fuck up, two-million ID boy", thought by everyone who remembers when Slashdot was still relevant and not swarming with fuckwits.

Huh, must've been before my time!

about 10 months ago
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New Standard For Website Authentication Proposed: SQRL (Secure QR Login)

BluBrick Re: That's how I say SQL (234 comments)

About Mr. Krwzyk - That's about pronunciation of words in another language. What's your point? I knew a Chinese guy whose name could not even be correctly written in English, but there are accepted conventions (dogma, if you will) on how to write, in English, the phonetic representation of such names.

It's been my experience that people in the IT world are very comfortable with the use of abbreviations and acronyms and rarely "wordify" the unpronounceable ones to make them pronounceable (EBCDIC qualifies, but only just). The naturally pronounceable ones, on the other hand usually are pronounced (NAT, FIDO, IMAP, BIOS). While sequel is an acceptable, if unnecessary, pronunciation of SQL, I have found it rare except in the specific case of users of Microsoft SQL server, where it seems to be the rule rather than the exception. But it doesn't actually bother me as I am not a dogmatic anal retentive. And I'm fine with that. My shrink's got enough to deal with as it is.

about 10 months ago
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New Standard For Website Authentication Proposed: SQRL (Secure QR Login)

BluBrick Re: That's how I say SQL (234 comments)

The vowels in "SCUBA" go a long way to making it acceptable as an individual word. There are no vowels in "SQL". Unlike SQL, SCUBA is not commonly encountered in the areas of Information Technology and Computer Science, in which the use of acronyms is commonplace and well accepted. (Cue the story* of the IBM engineer who had to ask his client what was meant by F.A.N. in a maintenance request. Upon being told that fan was a word, not an acronym, the engineer informed the client that the correct term was in fact A.M.D., meaning Air Movement Device.)

*probably urban legend

about 10 months ago

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