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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

Hognoxious Re:They failed to realize... (249 comments)

Perhaps DC Entertainment just understand the (non glue-related) meaning of tacky?

Sometimes people just need to be protected from their total lack of taste. Bloody oiks.

about a month and a half ago
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An Army Medal For Coding In Perl

Hognoxious Re:I got a Vietnam Era gedunk medal ... (192 comments)

Here we have A.K. "Skid" Marc (the somnolent stoplight running lardass) failing even to do a link properly. And doing it as AC, for shame.

Now here's how to do it properly:

"So rather than being needlessly wordy, treasure trove is the etymologically complete phrase, misconstrued over time [by stupid fat idiots] as a noun-noun compound rather than a noun followed by an adjective. "

about a month and a half ago
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Thousands of Leaked KGB Files Are Now Open To the Public

Hognoxious Re:Strictly speaking... (95 comments)

Love how your cite proves how retarded you are. The noun there is treasure.

You can't just chop a stock phrase in half and assume that either bit has the same meaning as the original. Do you sit on a longue eating a brulée?

about a month and a half ago
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Thousands of Leaked KGB Files Are Now Open To the Public

Hognoxious Strictly speaking... (95 comments)

Strictly speaking, trove is an adjective. You cannot have "a trove" any more than you can have "a yellow" or "a miniscule".

about a month and a half ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Hognoxious Re:Battery not removeable? No HTC One M8 for me. (702 comments)

I wasn't aware that a non-removable battery constitutes sneakiness and trickery.

Well there you go. You'd hardly expect them to tell you, would you?

about a month and a half ago
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Intelligent Thimble Could Replace the Mouse In 3D Virtual Reality Worlds

Hognoxious I find your lack of faith disturbing. (65 comments)

I am fucking up your UI. Pray I do not fuck it up further.

about a month and a half ago
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Intelligent Thimble Could Replace the Mouse In 3D Virtual Reality Worlds

Hognoxious Re:5 of them for a virtual keyboard (65 comments)

8 bits per byte... we could have each finger represent a bit, on or off.

66.

Or if you're British, 195.

about a month and a half ago
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KDE Releases Frameworks 5

Hognoxious Re:You don't know the Linux desktop market. (87 comments)

For the record, I do use and prefer KDE, but every copy of CentOS 5 or 6, since it's the default.

Not quite sure what you're trying to say there, but I've used 5 & 6 and both have Gnome as the default.

Thankfully, still version 2.xx

about a month and a half ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

Hognoxious Re:One switch to rule them all? (681 comments)

... including, at times, itself.

about 2 months ago
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CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

Hognoxious Re:So....far more than guns (454 comments)

It seems more likely that if you want to use a gun to kill yourself, you will buy one.

You've had a shit day at the office, so you set off for the gun store, and on the way there you start to calm down, and there's a nice sunset so you turn round and go home, have a few beers and fall asleep. Then in the morning you go "shit, what was I thinking?"

or

You've had a shit day at the office, so you pull the gun out from under the pillow and shoot yourself with it.

Which is better? Which is more likely?

about 2 months ago
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An Army Medal For Coding In Perl

Hognoxious Re:I got a Vietnam Era gedunk medal ... (192 comments)

All I did was float around the Big Pond (East coast) in Uncle Sam's Yacht Club DURING the Vietnam era.

I don't know why you call it the big pond, it's smaller than the one on the other side.

Still, you were maintaining a state of preparedness & covering the other flank in case the Frogs, Limeys or Krauts got up to something.

about 2 months ago
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An Army Medal For Coding In Perl

Hognoxious Re: Pogues (192 comments)

It's Irish, actually.

about 2 months ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

Hognoxious Re:not taking the stand (560 comments)

You mean you don't think typical jurors are smart enough to form their own opinion of what he's saying?

It's his job to do the best he can to secure a guilty verdict. It's another guy's job to do the opposite, and yet another's to keep things fair.

about 2 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

Hognoxious Re:The 98th percentile is nothing. (561 comments)

The distribution of intelligence follows a normal curve, but intelligence itself follows a power law curve.

WTF? IQ scores follow a normal curve, because they're normalised.

about 2 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

Hognoxious IQ of 145? I think you missed a decimal point. (561 comments)

If you ever meet someone who thinks they are smarter than normal people, ask him (her) "If you're so smart, why aren't you rich?"

Bad form to answer a question with a question[1], but why do you think smart people are automatically rich? Do you also think rich people are automatically smart? Have you heard of David Beckham or Paris Hilton?

[1] or three. Well, two and a half.

about 2 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

Hognoxious Re:Too many Republicans (561 comments)

There was no prohibition in the 1800s.

And that's relevant how, exactly?

Do you reckon the idea of prohibition just fell out of the sky one day, or it was the zenith of temperance movements that had been around since at least 600 AD.

about 2 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

Hognoxious Re:IF.. (561 comments)

The researchers actually observing this long-ago concluded that it has nothing to do with being black, hispanic, white or asian and almost exclusively to do with economic and social factors.

Other researchers, who know how to control for those factors, say otherwise.

about 2 months ago

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3D Printing, Bitcoins Old News, Claims Report

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  about 9 months 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 4 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 6 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  |  more than 5 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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