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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Hognoxious Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (535 comments)

When I was having wireless issues on a new (to me) Thinkpad, I couldn't even get online to search for the problem.

Does it not have an ethernet port?

And don't you know better than to do any kind of major work on the *only* computer you have to hand?

Installing a completely different distro ended up fixing those wireless issues. The Windows installation Linux replaced had no such issues.

My Thinkpad was the other way round. No drivers available for WiFi (and sound) on Win7 - which ran like a three legged donkey anyway. Mint worked fine, likewise Backtrack. It's now happily running Kali.

4 hours ago
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

Hognoxious Re: I don't follow (368 comments)

Stevie Wonder got modpoints.

2 days ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Hognoxious Re:Equivalent Series Resistance? (237 comments)

My fucking monitor went tits up, and probably due to blown caps, you insensitive clod!

2 days ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

Hognoxious Re:how pretty (202 comments)

Controls that you can actually see before you activate them.

2 days ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

Hognoxious Re: Agner Krarup Erlang - The telephone in 1909! (326 comments)

Mine was put the counter next to the truck. About a metre away and a foot lower, then it's almost no effort to lift the bags down.

P.S. Bennet Haselton is a penanagram of "Beta Satan Hitler".

2 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Hognoxious In B4 self-righteous twats (458 comments)

Everyone who comes from a country that runs prisons for private profit can can just shut their fucking gobs.

2 days ago
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Brain Patterns Give Clues To Why Some People Just Keep Gambling

Hognoxious Re:Or are pathological gamblers just habituated? (59 comments)

Did they always need more gambling to achieve some baseline satisfaction or have they just gotten habituated to gambling and it merely takes more stimulus for them to achieve the same effect?

I'll take 5 to 2 on the second one.

2 days ago
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

Hognoxious Re: I don't follow (368 comments)

Serifs can create weird optical illusions.

May I suggest Braille? No optical illusions, guaranteed.

2 days ago
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Brain Patterns Give Clues To Why Some People Just Keep Gambling

Hognoxious Re:Or gamblers are masochists. (59 comments)

Of course he does. After all, after saying that there's no such thing as brain patterns he goes on to list several things that either are or are caused by brain patterns.

Now in the interest of balance, I know what a yacht is. Lots of people do. But most of them don't have one....

2 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Hognoxious Re:Can I have some of what you're smoking? (296 comments)

I think there's about as much chance of having a small arms conflict in the Arctic as there is of Putin invading Greenland riding a polar bear.

So if the press are there and he takes his shirt off it's about evens?

2 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Hognoxious Re: a quick search (296 comments)

Here's another thing that's odd: apart from being cold, the Canadian wilderness is almost completely unlike Stalingrad.

2 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Hognoxious Re: a quick search (296 comments)

Close. You have to pay for them with bitcoins.

Generated on a system runing systemd [dives for cover]

2 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Hognoxious Re: May I suggest (296 comments)

Pah. Brown Bess any day.

2 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Hognoxious Re:May I suggest (296 comments)

Despite what you see with US police departments, police forces don't need the latest military hardware.

Need, like - what's the difference?

2 days ago
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Brain Patterns Give Clues To Why Some People Just Keep Gambling

Hognoxious YOUR A RASCIST AND A CORMNUST! (59 comments)

Really, it doesn't matter if the brain lacks free will. We necessarily must presume it does for our legal system to have any effect.

But that's pragmatism! If you can't prove it from first principles it's unfair because [this improbable corner case] or [that theoretically possible but hasn't happened in recorded history case].

Otherwise you violate the fifth amendment, or one of the other ones.

2 days ago
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Facebook 'Safety Check' Lets Friends Know You're OK After a Major Disaster

Hognoxious Ni (130 comments)

Or "aaaaaargh".

It might only work if you dictate it.

3 days ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

Hognoxious third case (250 comments)

... and imbeciles leave out the opening quotation mark.

3 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

Hognoxious Re:fix bayonets (322 comments)

The point, which you are dodging strenuously to avoid, is that from a practical POV it's easier to stop one person giving the order than hundreds carrying it out.

4 days ago

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3D Printing, Bitcoins Old News, Claims Report

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  about a year ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Remeber when you couldn't log onto Slashdot without seeing "Bitcoins this, 3D printers that"? Well it's been almost a whole day without a half-assed story or thinly veiled slashvertisement hyping one or the other.

Bennet Haselton's ramblings aside, what do readers think will be the next thing we're all totally sick of hearing about?"
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Slashdot slashdotted

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Fikzyor Kodoreddi (631665) writes "Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, admin@slashdot.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Apache/1.3.41 Server at slashdot.org Port 80"
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Ted Kennedy dies at 77

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Ted Kennedy has succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 77. The funeral cortege will leave the family residence before swerving left and right then driving off a bridge."
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Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Has anybody seen my Swiss Army knife? I can't remember where I had it last. It's red, with a lot of blades that fold in and out. Well, not really a lot, but certainly more than a few. Thanks."

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quatsch

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  about 6 years ago

BTW, the fallacy is actually reverse ad populum. After all, he was arguing that everyone not doing it meant it was better.

It's not that either. He was simply saying that somoene who does it is better than someone who doesn't - a perfectly reasonable argument.

The true reverse ad populum only applies to indie bands and cult movies; the less people have heard of them, the more "alternative" they are.

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I want some insurance for my polandinvadingmaterials

Ich überlege, ob man diese Aussage auch auf Roboter beziehen kÃnnte

What is the difference between a duck

KÃnnten Sie das nicht lieber in einer Online-EnzyklopÃdie nachschlagen? Um die Frage zu beantworten müsste ich meinen gesamten Cache-Speicher auslagern. Und das tut weh!

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patent reform

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 7 years ago If it's published it can't be patented. Nowhere, I repeat, NOWHERE in the article does it say that prior art is abolished. Don't be a fucking idiot all your life. That goes for everyone else whose reading and comprehension skills are lacking.

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Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I never really understood the concept behind forcing registration on users. Namely the NYTimes. Granted, I am sure it's for ad revenue, but atleast make it like CNN, MSNBC, etc...

Seconded. These cretinous oafs make you do it every time you visit their sites to download drivers and stuff.

No doubt whoever analyses the data think that the whole world is full of Helen Kellers - an assumption which a quick look around them does nothing to dispel.

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Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 11 years ago Scio te esse, sed quid sum? Accusative & infinitive --
The dangerous time is right after a revolution, where you risk getting people in power who actually believe in the stuff they preach. --
I was going to patent flatulence in monastic institutions, but there was priory fart. --
I don't believe in reincarnation, but I might come back as someone who does.
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I AM an insensitive clod, you insensitive clod! --
Slash: got no birds, just foil hatters. --
When the only tool you have is e-mail, everyone starts to look like a spammer. --
Quis spapondanet ipsos spamodanent? --
I fear the geeks, especially when they are bare in gifs. --
If I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know. --
Thanks to slashdot, I now know that "Boa sorte" is Portugese for "Good Luck".
Why isn't there a slashdot relationship "stalker"? I have one --
This frog goes for a job interview, and the manager says "So you worked in a shipyard, what did you do there?".

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