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Experiment Suggests Monkeys Can Do Basic Math

Dishevel Re:So monkeys can do basic math, (85 comments)

A rising tide may lift all boats. But that does little good when the only thing you care about is that someones boat is nicer than yours.

yesterday
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Administration Ordered To Divulge Legal Basis For Killing Americans With Drones

Dishevel Re:SCOTUS (299 comments)

Yup. The problem here is not that the people do not have a means to control their government it is that the vast majority of them do not give a shit. We have become a nation of people that will wait till the cops arrive while being bludgeoned to death. We will vote which ever party promises us the most free stuff. We value the illusion of safety over freedom. the news anchor is our one true God.

We have exactly the government we deserve.

yesterday
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Expert Warns: Civilian World Not Ready For Massive EMP-Caused Blackout

Dishevel Re:Actual thought process (265 comments)

Try not to bring facts to the conversation. This is about how truly evil Fox news is. He laid out the facts on how and why they are so evil so you just need to shut up and get your news from real orgs like Al Jezeera America.

2 days ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Dishevel Re:Let it die (510 comments)

Fear that your child will not grow up to be part of a community that you have holed yourself up in is not a good reason.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

Dishevel Re:Nonsense (293 comments)

Or you could hold the CAB meetings on a fire escape.

5 days ago
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NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

Dishevel Re:Open the pod bay door HAL (71 comments)

they are Moon people. Not Earth people. Kill em all I say.

about a week ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

Dishevel Re:Single Payer (722 comments)

You can be satisfied if you want. The rest of us are not satisfied with the cost to us.

about a week ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

Dishevel Re:Single Payer (722 comments)

So Medicare and and the VA are the medical programs you are going to use to show that this will work.

Awesome.

I look forward to this quality of care at such a reasonable price.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

Dishevel Re:Right! (580 comments)

What are the moral implications of standing near by as someone declares their major to be Law/Poly Sci and not taking action to kill them immediately?

about two weeks ago
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Unix Admins

Dishevel Re:Tmux (136 comments)

sodo do

about two weeks ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Dishevel Re:Let it die (510 comments)

It is fucked up, but not that hard to understand. The parents want their children to be a part of their world. This is threatened somewhat if the child is not deaf.

about two weeks ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Dishevel Re:Let it die (510 comments)

Sadly more common than most people would care to believe. Much more common is the joy when they know their baby is deaf.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

Dishevel Re:Lol don't (451 comments)

You can cuss all you want. You can ignore it again but inter process communication is very important to many of us. Powershell handles this badly. Powershell is much more suited to being a programming language. I do not want that as a command line replacement. It does not work well. A command line should be able to use programming languages not be one.

My dislike of powershell is not hidden but my conversation in no rose to the level of cruelty. Therefore it does not meet the definition of Vitriolic. Much closer to vitriolic condemnation of ideas has come from your name calling.

That is much like the pot calling the tupperware black.

about two weeks ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

Dishevel Re:Fuck Obamacare (722 comments)

Single payer equals zero competition. You get Social Security office or DMV. Bad service with worse results.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

Dishevel Re:Lol don't (451 comments)

What is wrong with pipes working to give you power? What is wrong with massive third party app support for command line. I don't get you. I have Windows servers where they work well, Linux servers where they are best and a couple of SCO Unix servers that I can not get rid of. I use Windows servers and am able to get work done on them. Powershell though is unused. Tried it, played with it, worked with it. Hate it.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

Dishevel Re:Lol don't (451 comments)

IPC sucks in Powershell and you are thinking like a programmer. When you do work on servers you do not need or want a "Proper programming language" you want something that ties your entire system together and allows you to quickly make use of it all. Not just IPC. Linux command line runs cirlces around powershell in IPC (Which to those of us who do work on servers know is very important) the difficulty in starting up stuff in the background and tailing stuff you start up. grep, awk and sed. Then lets ad in the fact that most 3rd party tool in Linux expect to be able to be called in the command line. I have to tell you the ability to pop up a command line and tell GIMP to grab every .png in a specific directory rotate it 90 degrees and resize it to 900x900 then rename the file by appending it with "_900x900" and sticking them all into a new directory, then edit the permissions of the directory itself to allow others to see it, hit enter and move on to something else is pretty fucking useful. And it is soo much more powerful than that. It is not just for administration. Although the linux (everything is a file) system makes this much easier.

about two weeks ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

Dishevel Re:Fuck Obamacare (722 comments)

A large part of that cost is caused by states artificially limiting competition to a few providers in their State. they only let their buddies in and then we get all surprised when with a lack of competition we get bad service at inflated prices.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

Dishevel Re:Lol don't (451 comments)

Powershell is a joke. When compared to a real command line. Cygwin is better than powershell. My main pet peeve?

Powershell handles pipes stupidly. Really? No inter process communication using pipes?

I run Windows, Linux and even a couple of Unix servers. I do not use powershell, I sure as hell have no use for Cmdlets. If I need to on Windows I will still use batch or WSH. Powershell wants to be a programming language and that want wrecks it as a decent command line. If you think that Powershell is a good replacement for a powerful and flexible Linux command line then it is obvious that you have no idea what can be done with a Linux command line.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

Dishevel Re:Lol don't (451 comments)

Windows starts to become more useful once you get Cygwin installed on it. Not quite as Good as Linux but it is a start.

about two weeks ago

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FBI thinks Google is evil, Now.

Dishevel Dishevel writes  |  1 year,17 days

Dishevel (1105119) writes "In a story from Mike at TechDirt.
The last few weeks have been quite interesting in the world of NSLs, however. As we noted, a few weeks ago, a court in California ruled that NSLs were unconstitutional. And, now, it's come out that Google appears to be fighting an NSL, potentially in response to that very ruling. Of course, it appears that this news of Google fighting back wasn't supposed to be public either."
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CNET steps in it again.

Dishevel Dishevel writes  |  about a year ago

Dishevel writes "CNET finally comes clean.
At CES CNET voted that Dish networks "Hopper" would be best of show. Of course CBS, owner of CNET steped in to kill that due to pending litigation over the Hopper.

Well they have finally come clean about it.
Sort of. My favorite part is these two quotes from the editor in chief of CNET Lindsey Turrentine.
First.
"Going forward, I will do everything within my power to prevent this situation from happening again."
Followed by.
"If I had to face this dilemma again, I would not quit. I stand by my team and the years of work they have put into making CNET what it is."
Hmmm
 "

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