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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Track Bugs For Personal Software Projects?

Drake42 Use unfuddle.com (221 comments)

I am not associated with them, nor employed by them. But I've used them for many projects now and been generally happy with the result.

about 2 years ago
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Happy Towel Day!

Drake42 Re:42 thanks (72 comments)

My user name included! And my slashdot user number is 4074!

more than 3 years ago
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Signs of Ozone Layer Recovery Detected

Drake42 Climate Change Deniers (363 comments)

Why is it that the scientists can detect an ozone hole, provide a fix, show that the fix solved the problem, and then be LOUDLY IGNORED by the liars in congress.

Oh. The CFL manufacturers had less money than the oil people. Sorry. I forgot...

more than 3 years ago
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Bill Clinton Suggests Internet Fact Agency

Drake42 Bring Back The Fairness Doctorine (336 comments)

It's the only way. When we had it, politics was more civil and more responsive. Since it's been gone, there's nothing but a greed-fest in public discourse. Who cares if it's a lie if you get ratings? With the Fairness Doctrine in place, the liar gets an immediate shellacking.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_Doctrine

more than 3 years ago
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Skynet Becomes Aware, Launches Nuclear Attack

Drake42 GLaDOS, not SkyNet! (274 comments)

Right day. Wrong evil AI. Come on people!!!

more than 3 years ago
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Is China Creating the World's Largest Botnet Army?

Drake42 Re:while of course this is fud (195 comments)

TRUST NO ONE!

DO NOT TRUST THE CHINESE! (But eat their food, wear their clothes, use their electronics)
DO NOT TRUST THE USA! (But obey their laws, enjoy their movies, work for their money)
DO NOT TRUST THE IRANIANS (But ignore their democratic progress and ignore their people's work for peace)

Here's the real answer:
DO NOT TRUST YOURSELF, because you're an idiot.

Distrust is for the weak. Optimistic skepticism and honest effort are for the strong.

more than 5 years ago
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Supreme Court Sides With Rambus Over FTC

Drake42 Re:A Hard Lesson Learned (143 comments)

I send you a heaping spoonful of good luck. You're the only person that actually looked into what was going on and reported on it. You also changed my view of the situation with facts not rants.

More power to you.

more than 5 years ago
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Teacher Sells Ads On Tests

Drake42 American Greed: Pay your damn taxes!! (532 comments)

If people weren't so hell bent on not paying taxes we wouldn't have this problem. I hear people say "I don't have kids, why should I pay for school tax"

Guess what? You went to a school? You PAY for a school! Otherwise, go live in a third world country.

Did you know that in California it takes a 2/3rds majority to raise taxes but only a 51/49 vote to spend more money??? Now we're having massive teacher and police layoffs because republican assholes and cheating democrats aren't willing to man up and pay their dues.

I love paying taxes.
I use them to buy civilization.

more than 5 years ago
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Anathem

Drake42 Stephenson actually sucks. There. I've said it. (356 comments)

Tonnes of respect for what he's done, but his stories aren't really that great at all. Even Snowcrash which I did enjoy always felt like a pooly told story to me. It had great moments but for the most part was just too unrealistically gratuitous.

What people should really read is Vernor Vinge. Everything by him is excellent. Strong concepts, believable characters, Crisply written.

more than 5 years ago
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Battlestar Galactica Props Are For Sale

Drake42 Re:You forgot the copious amounts of sex (65 comments)

Yes, yes. Blow people up, Nuke millions, fist-fights, shootings, betrayal, lies: all good fun.

But the implication that adults actually enjoy sex more than they enjoy killing each other: BLASPHEMY!

When it comes to sex Americans are sick and stupid.

Murder=good / Sex=bad: OMGWTFBBQ???

more than 5 years ago
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iTunes On OS X Finally Has Competition

Drake42 Feature Creep is not a Feature (668 comments)

I like iTunes specifically because it doesn't waste my time with themes and skins and color choices. How cares what your music player looks like? How many times has an attractive woman looked at the customized UI for your software and thought "Wow. There's a guy I'd like to get it on with". (Answer: Zero)

I'll grant that some competition might drive additional features into iTunes, but please please please can we stop acting like altering the UI of a program does anything even remotely useful?

more than 5 years ago
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Linux Now an Equal Flash Player

Drake42 Go Home Silverlight (437 comments)

Competition is good and all, but this is just annoying. It only exists to muddy the waters.

I'm just waiting for MS to announce that they will no longer speak english, but will communicate only in Anglush-Sharp. A language in which every noun is copyrighted by Microsoft and only MS approved verbs will generate an intelligible response.

more than 5 years ago

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Why don't PC games boot and play directly from CD?

Drake42 Drake42 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Drake42 (4074) writes "Assume that XP really is going away and the Vista really does make games slower. Is it finally time for PC games that will literally boot from the CD in order to play the game. The game would boot directly into it's own OS? It could be Linux/Wine with DirectX support for example. Then the game developer control the ENTIRE game experience. The drawback would be that you could only play with the drivers that ship with the game, but developers who don't have to worry about what other crazy stuff is running in the background this seems like a big win. I essentially re-boot my XBox every time I put a new game disk in. Would it be so bad to do the same thing with your PC games?"
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EMF makes brain more permeable: Vaccine danger?

Drake42 Drake42 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Drake42 (4074) writes "http://www.ehponline.org/members/2003/6039/6039.ht ml says EMF does NOT cause cancer but it does make your brain somewhat more permeable. This article http://www.newstarget.com/011764.html sums up that the mercury in vaccines is generally not good for you, and can collect in your brain.

I agree that EMF is generally proven safe. I also agree that vaccines with mercury are generally safe.

However, engineers (i.e. early Wifi/cell phone adaptors) have a 200% chance of having kids with autism over the general populace.
Is it possible that the increased permeability caused by low level EMF emissions causes the mercury in vaccines to be more easily admitted to the brain and thus become dangerous?"

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