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Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who

DrVxD Re:Sexual Tension (242 comments)

Not on the BBC, they don't.

1 year,28 days
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Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who

DrVxD Re:Meh.... (242 comments)

This has happened with regenerations before - Romana (Lalla Ward) made a point of taking the likeness of someone she'd encountered previously

1 year,28 days
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Firefox 23 Makes JavaScript Obligatory

DrVxD Re:Solution in extensions (778 comments)

Javascript shits on that entire model,

No, Javascript allows dumb web monkeys to shit on that model - there's a big difference.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Online Identity Important When Searching For Technical Jobs?

DrVxD Re:As the song asks... (358 comments)

Your local work environment must be really desperate for people if knowing how to use a toothbrush and soap is supposed to be a relevant qualification.

Look up "necessary, but not sufficient."

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Online Identity Important When Searching For Technical Jobs?

DrVxD Re: As the song asks... (358 comments)

Working 80 hours a week is dumb.

I don't hire dumb people.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosting Git Repositories?

DrVxD Re:Hypocrite. (165 comments)

I wasn't replying to the question, I was replying to your comment:

So you want use open source software but you don't want to open source your own?

I was drawing attention to the fact that GitHub use open source software, but don't open source their own (although if you're wallet is fat enough, they'll license you a black-box appliance to run on your own hosts) - which is what you seem to be criticising the question for.

about a year ago
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Subversion 1.8 Released But Will You Still Use Git?

DrVxD Re:Hit me baby one more time (378 comments)

You have my deepest sympathy - for using VSS, at least.

On the other hand, I have no way of knowing if you deserve to get punched in the face several times a day...

about a year ago
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Subversion 1.8 Released But Will You Still Use Git?

DrVxD Re:BerkeleyDB (378 comments)

Mostly because many of those projects weren't using Berkely for what it was intended for, but had no better solution for their use case - these days, there are several alternatives (SQLite being one of the more popular examples)

about a year ago
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Subversion 1.8 Released But Will You Still Use Git?

DrVxD Re:I can't even think of enjoying svn ever again.. (378 comments)

Does SVN still force all my pending changes into one commit? (and one commit message to rule them all?)

For what it's worth, SVN has never done this - you can specify which files to commit in a given changeset.

Does SVN still force my commits to be immediately visible to everyone else

Not if you don't want it to. You can configure access control such that everyone has their own private branches on the server.

(but despite the fact that neither of these are valid complaints, git is still a much better tool that svn IMO).

about a year ago
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The $200,000 Software Developer

DrVxD Re:This just in.... (473 comments)

50% of people are dumber than the median, not the average.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosting Git Repositories?

DrVxD Re:Hypocrite. (165 comments)

You mean like GitHub?

about a year ago
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Asteroid Passes (Just) 65,000 Miles From Earth

DrVxD Re:Hindsight (96 comments)

Yeah, I realised that about 0.00000001 seconds after I hit submit - ah well :-)

Stay hoopy, frood.

about a year ago
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Asteroid Passes (Just) 65,000 Miles From Earth

DrVxD Re:Hindsight (96 comments)

Is that you, Ford?

about a year ago
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Asteroid Passes (Just) 65,000 Miles From Earth

DrVxD Re:Is it my imagination? (96 comments)

Detection is more efficient; reporting is WAY more efficient.

about a year ago
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Asteroid Passes (Just) 65,000 Miles From Earth

DrVxD Re:Hindsight (96 comments)

Time is an illusion; lunchtime doubly so.

about a year ago
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Can Older Software Developers Still Learn New Tricks?

DrVxD Re:One of two things. (365 comments)

All sweeping generalisations are wrong.

about a year ago
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Can Older Software Developers Still Learn New Tricks?

DrVxD Re:is it really the same? (365 comments)

XML is a fine way for computers to talk to computers, but I should never have to see it with my own eyes.

Anyone who claims it's "Human Readable" has a different definition of both "Human" and "Readable" to the rest of us.

about a year ago
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Grocery Delivery Lowers Carbon Dioxide Emissions Over Individual Trips

DrVxD Re:Really? (417 comments)

one gas guzzling tuck.

I'll assume you meant truck.

Most of the places that deliver round here use electric vans to do so - which is exactly the right use-case for electric vehicles.
- The van's delivery route can be planned to ensure it's back at the depot well before the battery runs out - so no range anxiety.
- Once the van arrives back at the depot, the battery can be swapped and the van can be back on the road again; the old battery can be recharged ready for the next swap-out (if you're operating a fleet, it makes sense to have more batteries than vehicles; if you're running a car domestically, it doesn't).

about a year ago
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BeagleBone Black Released With 1GHz Cortex-A8 For Only $45

DrVxD Re:Already read about this on arstechnica.com (142 comments)

Probably not as long as it took me to spot that mine is semi-prime... (but I had twice as many digits to deal with :-)

about a year ago

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DrVxD DrVxD writes  |  more than 12 years ago

I only wanted a handy place th keep this link, since I'm not at home and have to leave now :-)

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/07/15/037232&mode=nested&tid=158

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Karma Kameleon...

DrVxD DrVxD writes  |  more than 12 years ago

So, slashdot have changed the Karma system again. It's now a "description".
I was about 12 yesterday, today I started off "Positive" and, as I write, am "Good". After that it's anybody's guess.

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More -ve karma

DrVxD DrVxD writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Same happened again - got modded down "-1 Overrated" for an innocuous comment. I think some evil individual is reading my Journal before moderating my posts, and just doing it out of spite.

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First negative moderation :-(

DrVxD DrVxD writes  |  more than 12 years ago

So I made the first post, right after my Karma hits double figures. And the very next day, I get modded down (for the first time). So I'm back in single figures. Blech.

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First Post :-)

DrVxD DrVxD writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Well, today is an important day. For the first time, my Karma hit double figures. I thought such an auspicious event deserved some kind of permenant record - so here it is. And since this is my first /. journal entry, I guess this is also my first "first post". Way to go doood

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