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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Cro Magnon Re:Why the asterisk? (662 comments)

This is a minor nit, but sh*t without the asterisk is really sht, not shit. ;)

yesterday
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

Cro Magnon Infinite density (224 comments)

physicists have never been entirely comfortable with the idea that regions of the universe can become infinitely density.

They've clearly never been to DC. I'm convinced that regions of the universe are infinitely dense.

4 days ago
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Empathy For Virtual Characters Studied With FMRI Brain Imaging

Cro Magnon I see issues either way (51 comments)

Maybe they didn't help because the "person" wasn't real. Or, maybe they did help because they weren't in real physical danger. I don't know how relevant either is to the "real world".

4 days ago
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

Cro Magnon Re:No privileges to install Cr or Fx (137 comments)

Recently, at my job, we got an email saying that Firefox was considered "at your own risk", and only those with a business need would be allowed to use it. Luckily, IE choked on one of our sites, and I used that as my justification for FF.

4 days ago
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Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Cro Magnon Re:Version number confusion (194 comments)

Version 31 was yesterday's version. 33 will be tomorrow's version.

5 days ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

Cro Magnon Re:In Verizon's defense (390 comments)

Maybe Verizon should stop having their techs travel by horseback, they might get it done faster.

Actually, they should probably START having their techs travel by horseback.

about two weeks ago
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Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

Cro Magnon Re:They did that now? (238 comments)

But if you had a not-very-Western name, well, that was a possible problem.

Yeah, I know of someone who had problems. His name: Fu Que.

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Cro Magnon Re:They have gone further before (590 comments)

Yeah, but given Beta Ray Bill's equine appearance, the phrase "I say thee neigh" actually made sense.

about two weeks ago
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Your Personal Data Is On Your Phone -- In the Form of Bacteria

Cro Magnon Re:Clean your data! (21 comments)

I hope your phone doesn't collect anything from THERE! Remind me never to borrow your phone!

about two weeks ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

Cro Magnon Re:Wrong focus. (552 comments)

There aren't that many "coldest on record" events happening.

Really? We broke record lows just this morning. And our last month has been well below average.

Yes, I realize my above was BS, but so is the "it's hot so it's GW" statements.

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Cro Magnon Re:user error (710 comments)

I don't have a dryer, but that has nothing to do with GW. My crap dryer broke down twice within a few months. The second time I said "The hell with this", hung clotheslines in my basement, and have been using them ever since. No repair bills, lower electric, and only a small wait time before the clothes are dry anyway.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Cro Magnon Re:Oblig. Captain Picard (753 comments)

"Life imitates art", pal.

I'll remember that when everyone has warp drive and energy-to-matter replicators. :-P

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Cro Magnon Re:Privacy (753 comments)

Sure, that's what the camera in the vending room is for.

about two weeks ago
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Public To Vote On Names For Exoplanets

Cro Magnon Re:Smart move... (127 comments)

I wouldn't be surprised if some Trekkies don't worship the pointy-eared one too.

about two weeks ago
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Public To Vote On Names For Exoplanets

Cro Magnon No political connotations? (127 comments)

So, I guess I can't name the next gas giant "Obama"?

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Cro Magnon Re:Going back to cash (753 comments)

I might not track where my cash goes, but it's easier to track how much I'm spending. If I yank out $100 on Saturday, and I'm broke on Friday, I know without calculating that I've spent $100 that week. If I charge that amount, I actually have to look at my records to see how much I've spent.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Cro Magnon Re:Last century stuff (753 comments)

At the cafeteria at work, they have a $3 minimum for card purchases. Not much of a problem, since most of their crap is well over $3 anyway, but they do have that min.

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

Cro Magnon Re:Um, so.. (311 comments)

She should at least sue Al Gore, since he invented the damn thing!

about three weeks ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

Cro Magnon Re:Or Maybe Self-Driving Vehicles (579 comments)

Been there, and griped about it just before I saw your post. My guess is that "Mr Nice" was a bleeping idiot who didn't see the car in the other lane. I'm just glad I held back until I could see it.

about a month ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

Cro Magnon Re:Or Maybe Self-Driving Vehicles (579 comments)

One time, I was trying to make a left turn into oncoming traffic. The first car stopped and waved me on. The problem is, there were two lanes, and if I had gone in front of "Mr Nice", I would have gotten clobbered by the car in the other lane that didn't stop!

about a month ago

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Does anybody read these things?

Cro Magnon Cro Magnon writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Just wondering if there's any point in writing a journal here.

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