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Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin?

Drunkulus I'll wager (112 comments)

200 quatloos on the newcomer.

6 hours ago
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Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes

Drunkulus Re:The bigger the lie (110 comments)

Oh God. That's a pretty remarkable claim considering that no one at Canonical had anything to do with the discovery or the patching of the bug. Let's have a quick look at the actual sequence of events:
1. Shellshock was discovered by Stéphane Chazelas, who reported it to bash maintainer Chet Ramey and a few others, and assigned CVE identifier CVE-2014-6271.
2. "CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through bash" by Florian Weimer of Red Hat (2014-09-24) was one of the first public disclosures of the problem.
3. Florian Weimer (Debian contributor and Red Hat employee) posts a patch for bash that counters the attack.
4. Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, Oracle Linux, Debian, and Ubuntu adopt Weimer’s patch. Apple’s later OS X bash update 1.0 includes it as well.
5. Chet Ramey posts bash43-027 at 2014-09-27 22:50:07, accepting Weimer's patch into the upstream mainline.
Remember, it's always good to cite your sources (if you have any).
http://www.dwheeler.com/essays...
And now, it's been fun but good night!

about 2 months ago
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Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes

Drunkulus Re:The bigger the lie (110 comments)

Funny enough, that's exactly what happens! As I outlined earlier, they take Debian Unstable, add their own stuff like Unity and Mir which no other distro will ever use, and that's Ubuntu Feisty Fanboi. Not a drop of fear, uncertainty, or doubt here. It's on the Ubuntu wiki:
"Most source packages in all Ubuntu components are copied unmodified from Debian."
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ubuntu...

about 2 months ago
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Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes

Drunkulus Re:The bigger the lie (110 comments)

Perhaps we could make a comparison with the upstream source of Ubuntu? Let me see...
Oh NOES right on the Debian wiki it says that Unstable might have horrible bugs! And if you run it on a server you are insane!
And... it says Debian's security team only covers Stable. Maybe this is why the Ubuntu forums got hacked and every user account, password and email address was stolen?
https://wiki.debian.org/Debian...

about 2 months ago
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Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes

Drunkulus The bigger the lie (110 comments)

Haha! A stable update in a stable series? Ubuntu starts off from Debian Unstable and then Canonical adds their own bug-ridden spyware, init process, Unity desktop, etc. Ubuntu is by far the buggiest distribution in history, at last count there are are 115,000 open bugs in the distro. Well, to be fair, that number does seem to be pretty stable.

about 2 months ago
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Paypal Jumps Into Bitcoin With Both Feet

Drunkulus Re:What can possibly go wrong? (134 comments)

Hey, I've got a mint condition e-meter for sale. You tech guys would love it. I'll take bitcoin or quatloos for it but the shipping and handling charge is 19.95 USD.

about 3 months ago
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Paypal Jumps Into Bitcoin With Both Feet

Drunkulus What can possibly go wrong? (134 comments)

It just might work. Hell, people once bought pet rocks.

about 3 months ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

Drunkulus I beg to differ (232 comments)

I would never use Ubuntu for any serious endeavor. It is a vanity distro which is completely dependent on the whim of its self appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life, Mark Shuttleworth. Given Canonical's yearly financial losses it is only a matter of time until he calls it quits to preserve his personal wealth.
Canonical are the people whose forums were hacked, user information stolen, and remained down for two weeks while they attempted to restore backups and patch the exploit. They release by far the buggiest linux distribution in history, in fact it is based on Debian Unstable.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS includes the 3.13 version of the Linux kernel. This is not an upstream long term supported kernel. This means that the Ubuntu maintainers will have to do all the backporting work without any help from the community, for five years, to a kernel that no other distribution will use.
Add the increasing numbers of open source developers infuriated by Canonical's misdeeds with Mir, Unity, and Upstart, and it is clear that Ubuntu is the distro with the challenge to remain relevant.

about 4 months ago
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Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

Drunkulus The Donald Sterling mystery explained (142 comments)

SB: Don. I want to buy a basketball team.
DS: That's not going to help sell more Zunes, Steve.
SB: Uh, yeah well it's time for new challenges, if you know what I mean. But between steering Microsoft
into an iceberg and my well known temper tantrums, I'm afraid the NBA won't let me buy a team.
DS: I'll put in a good word for you.
SB: That's not going to cut it, Don. What I need is for you to create a distraction. A train wreck caliber
disturbance so profound the NBA will be glad to have me.
DS: Oh my God.

about 3 months ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Drunkulus Keep your Monopoly money (267 comments)

I wager 200 quatloos on the newcomer.

about 4 months ago
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Network Hijacker Steals $83,000 In Bitcoin

Drunkulus So what. (101 comments)

That's nothing. I have $10,000,000 in Monopoly money.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Drunkulus You can't beat them (509 comments)

so join them. Become a shareholder. Who's benefiting from the current record setting profits that American corporations are posting? Not the working class that's for sure.

about 5 months ago
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Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued

Drunkulus I'll wager (120 comments)

200 quatloos on the newcomer.

about 6 months ago
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Ford's Bringing Adaptive Steering To the Masses

Drunkulus Power everything! (128 comments)

Excellent. We'll remove any physical effort required to drive a car, and the entire country will gain weight as a result. Now we have a huge market for exercise machines.

about 7 months ago
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Canonical (Nearly) Halts Development of Ubuntu For Android

Drunkulus The inevitable (55 comments)

Soon, the headline will read: "Canonical Halts Development of Ubuntu, Recommends Users Migrate to Windows 8"

about 8 months ago
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Ubuntu Phone Isn't Important Enough To Demand an Open Source Baseband

Drunkulus I'll pass. (137 comments)

A phone from Canonical? This is the company who brings us the buggiest linux distribution in history, the company whose own forums got hacked and were down for two weeks while they tried to restore a backup. They have never made money and are completely dependent on the continued financial support of their self appointed benevolent dictator for life. With tens of millions in personal losses so far, and years past his own deadline for Canonical to break even, do you really trust that they will be around? I hear all the time that Ubuntu is good for linux. I suppose it is, the same way that factory farming is good for chickens.

about 9 months ago
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Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

Drunkulus 1998 wants its problems back (452 comments)

All these issues are irrelevant today, thanks to continuous deployment, Google buses, and node.js.

about 9 months ago

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Tesla Loses Two Model S Engineering Execs

Drunkulus Drunkulus writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Drunkulus (920976) writes "Peter Rawlinson, Tesla’s vice president and chief engineer, and Nick Sampson, who supervised vehicle and chassis engineering, departed this month. "It may be for personal reasons, but it doesn’t look good,” said Jim Hall, automotive consultant."
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Drunkulus Drunkulus writes  |  about 8 years ago

Drunkulus writes "Best Buy has Duke Nukem Forever for Windows on its web site. Despite the publisher's claim that there is no release date and there are no pre-orders being accepted, Best Buy is offering the game at $59.99, to ship 1/2/2007. Amazon.co.uk did the same last year which proved to be a false alarm. Pigs still have not flown, but the Democrats now control the US Congress...
DNF on Best Buy "

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