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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 a month ago

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 a month ago

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Drunkulus Keep your Monopoly money (267 comments)

I wager 200 quatloos on the newcomer.

about 2 months ago

Network Hijacker Steals $83,000 In Bitcoin

Drunkulus So what. (101 comments)

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

about 2 months ago

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 3 months ago

Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued

Drunkulus I'll wager (120 comments)

200 quatloos on the newcomer.

about 4 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 6 months ago

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 7 months ago

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 7 months ago

It's True: Some People Just Don't Like Music

Drunkulus Remember when? (268 comments)

Ha! Slashdotted.

about 7 months ago

Para Bellum Labs Will Attempt To Make the RNC a Political-Analytics Player

Drunkulus Para Mecium "Labs" (212 comments)

Paramecia live in aquatic environments, usually in stagnant, warm water. The paramecium evidently has some sense of movement because it responds when it bumps into something.

about 8 months ago

Tesla Model S Catches Fire: Is This Tesla's 'Toyota' Moment?

Drunkulus Gas and hybrid are far safer (388 comments)

This will continue to happen, at least with the Model S. The Prius' battery pack is tiny in comparison, and far better protected. Gas tanks can of course catch fire and explode, but they too are much smaller and better protected. The Model S battery pack contains over 7000 lithium-ion cells, any one of which can catch fire if damaged as in this case. The Model S batteries are located underneath the floor of the car, occupying almost the entire exposed underside. This location is desirable for the car's low center of gravity and potentially for replacing the battery pack, but is also the most likely to suffer damage from road debris.

1 year,16 days

GNOME 3.10 Is Now Properly Supported On Wayland

Drunkulus Re:You're welcome! (128 comments)

Thanks to Mr. Coward, I have seen the light. It is clear to me now that Canonical is essentially an open source Machiavelli, manipulating other players such as Redhat and Intel with ease. The Wayland devs, shamed into action, are now producing the next generation display server which Canonical will then use instead of their Trojan Horse display server.

about a year ago

GNOME 3.10 Is Now Properly Supported On Wayland

Drunkulus Thank you Ubuntu! (128 comments)

This is a great leap forward for desktop Linux and we must remember the open source luminaries that have made this advance possible, starting with Mr. Mark Shuttleworth. Mark committed to making significant contributions to Wayland back in 2010, and generously offered to support KDE and Gnome in the transition. Wait, what? They never contributed a single line of code? They were secretly working on another project and are now in a pissing match with Intel??

about a year ago

The Linux Foundation Releases Annual Linux Development Report

Drunkulus Nobody from Ubuntu (101 comments)

No mention of Canonical anywhere in the report. Why am I not surprised?

about a year ago



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."
Link to Original Source

Drunkulus Drunkulus writes  |  more than 7 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. 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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