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ByOhTek (1181381) writes "Seeing as how the trolls... err... editors have decided to ROT13 the stories on slashdot for April Fools, why not add some fun to the tedium — a challange. Can you make a sentance that is readable (not necessarily having the same meaning) in ROT13?
In July, rocker Ozzy Osbourne became one of few to submit his blood to have his full genome sequenced and analyzed.
The results are in, and it turns out his genome reveals some Neanderthal lineage, according to Scientific American.
What does Ozzie have to say about it?
"Given the swimming pools of booze I've guzzled over the years—not to mention all of the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol... there's really no plausible medical reason why I should still be alive," he wrote.
ByOhTek (1181381) writes "How do you place this? A man is being charged for driving under the influence, on a motorized bar stool. He stated that it was only a minor accident, from the report, nobody else was injured. However...
According to the police report, Wygle claims his unique vehicle can reach a speed of 38 miles per hour, though at the time of the crash he was going around 20.
At 38 miles per hour, he could do a lot of harm if he struck someone. Should such a vehicle be considered when DUI charges are applied?"
I'm looking forward to upgrading my notebook and desktop, though my server will stick with 6.2, since I like to keep the uptime.
Some interesting features:
* The ULE scheduler is now the default in GENERIC kernels for amd64 and i386 architectures. The ULE scheduler significantly improves performance on multicore systems for many workloads.
* A new and much-improved NFS Lock Manager (NLM) client.
* Boot loader changes allow, among other things, booting from USB devices and booting from GPT-labeled devices.
* The cpuset(2) system call and cpuset(1) command have been added, providing an API for thread to CPU binding and CPU resource grouping and assignment.
* KDE updated to 3.5.10, GNOME updated to 2.22.3.
* DVD-sized media for the amd64 and i386 architectures
and there are the usual security/multimedia/hardware updates."
It's funny how so many here seem to call everyone a shill if their oppinions don't match. In my AC days, I was called that quite a bit. An MS shill sometimes, an Apple shill others, though never a Linux shill, or a FreeBSD shill.
Here's a hint - someone who can look at an operating system and see that it has pros and cons, is not a shill.
Yes, I can see advantages to Windows - I'm not a Microsoft shill, I've just had good experiences with the os, and know plenty of others who have as well. Nor do I think it's flawless (if it were, I'd be using it for my main os.)
Apple shill? MacOS vies with Linux at the bottom of my OS preference list. Nonetheless, I can list plenty of good things in the OS. It just isn't for me. You'd be more accurate if you called me a BeOS shill. I wish that OS still existed...
Yes, I see flaws with Linux, I see advantages too. No OS is perfect, not even Linux. Sorry. It doesn't work for me, and my saying that doesn't mean I think you shouldn't use it. Nor do I think it is ready for the general prublic, though I think it's getting closer.
Why hasn't anyone called me a FreeBSD shill yet? Honestly, it's my favorite OS. Sure I see disadvantages to it as well as advantages, but c'mon, this is the closest you could be to accurate in calling me a shill.