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Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video)

LearnToSpell Last Post (233 comments)

What a shame. Like many others, my IDs are high through lethargy; I started reading in 1998, and the desire to accrue karma eventually became too great. I've hit the site almost daily since then, and have collected my fair share of +5, Flamebait mods.

No more. If you're this beholden to your corporate sponsors, please let them know they can advertise with impunity, since your remaining readers are obviously ok with it. I'm done. Thank you for the good times and the bad. From OMG Ponies to the 9/11 post, GNAA to klerck's page-widening posts, it's been a treat.

Farewell.

more than 2 years ago
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I prefer to listen to recorded music ...

LearnToSpell Depends, as always... (334 comments)

Stereo can be fine. If there's access to the original recordings though, there can be fantastic remixes. I'd recommend the surround mix of Nine Inch Nails - the Downward Spiral. If you like that album at all, surround really takes it to another level. A very immersive experience.

I voted 7.1 though. :-D Love the channel separation if it's done right.

more than 2 years ago
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Drug Turns Immune System Against All Tumor Types

LearnToSpell Re:Interesting times we live in... (330 comments)

my New Year's resolution this year was to drink more hard liquor

Mine too! But like every other resolution, I only did it for a couple of days before I couldn't hack it anymore.

more than 2 years ago
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Apache 2.4 Takes Direct Aim At Nginx

LearnToSpell Re:Defaults still insane? (209 comments)

You really think the extreme majority is running Apache on 512M RAM? Show me some numbers, and I'll believe you.

more than 2 years ago
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Apache 2.4 Takes Direct Aim At Nginx

LearnToSpell Re:Defaults still insane? (209 comments)

You do realize more people run Apache on real hardware than in "your" mom's basement, right? On one setup, we have 20 servers with 64 gigs each. That's handling things nicely, but it's not overkill.

more than 2 years ago
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SSD Latency, Error Rates May Spell Bleak Future

LearnToSpell Re:Sounds legit (292 comments)

Won't somebody think of the hard drives!

more than 2 years ago
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Cystic Fibrosis Gene Correction Drug Approved by the FDA

LearnToSpell Re:Ethical? (264 comments)

Otherwise, you're just dangling it in front of the poor/ uninsured. Hey, we could keep your kid alive, but neener, neener, neener.

Isn't that how a for-profit medical system works?

more than 2 years ago
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Anger With Game Content Lock Spurs Reaction From Studio Head Curt Shilling

LearnToSpell Re:Dear Curt Shilling (908 comments)

Just think, that beautiful antique Ming vase you brought, the original effort and creativity that went into the painting. It's unique, some Chinese artisan spent months, or even years, of their life making it. They would never do that if they didn't know that hundreds of years later when you bought it at an auction in New York, they were not going to get a cut of that.

Actually, look up 'droit de suite.' You may laugh. Or cry.

more than 2 years ago
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Are Programmers Ruining the Design of eBooks?

LearnToSpell Re:Cost-cutting (470 comments)

I believed you up until

Look at banking web pages for example, they are designed pretty nicely and are very functional.

lol? That's the absolute *last* example I'd use for either form or fuction, let alone together. Or maybe that was sarcasm, and I can expect a whoosh.

more than 2 years ago
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JRR Tolkien Denied Nobel Due To Low Quality Prose

LearnToSpell Re:Tolkien's prose (505 comments)

Oho! That's much more affordable... Far easier to find this stuff than it was 20 years ago. (Or just post on /., and have somebody point you in the right direction.) Thanks!

more than 2 years ago
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JRR Tolkien Denied Nobel Due To Low Quality Prose

LearnToSpell Re:Tolkien's prose (505 comments)

The only part I liked. À chacun son goût.

more than 2 years ago
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JRR Tolkien Denied Nobel Due To Low Quality Prose

LearnToSpell Re:Tolkien's prose (505 comments)

Add me too please. I read the Hobbit a couple of times, and quite enjoyed it. Last time I attempted LOTR, I was living with a girl who loved them, so I figured I'd give it another shot. Got a little bit in, and exclaimed how much I liked this Tom Bombadil fellow. She said "oh, yeah... that's it. You don't hear from him again until the end." Bah! I quit right then.

Some time later, I discovered he had an entire book of his own! Alas, it was out of print or something, and the cheapest copy I could find was something ludicrous like $550. One day...

more than 2 years ago
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What a Black Box Data Dump Looks Like

LearnToSpell Re:Not a great example of a data dump (643 comments)

MPH is not an acceleration. It is a velocity.

It's actually a speed, not a velocity.</pedantic>

more than 2 years ago
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Senate Set To Vote On the Repeal of Net Neutrality

LearnToSpell Re:Another Kink (345 comments)

Because Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle don't have legal authority to kick in your doors and imprison you

Careful with that one.

about 3 years ago
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How X-Ray Scanners Became Mandatory In US Airports

LearnToSpell Re:Broken window fallacy (264 comments)

The scanners possibly have the benefit of making people confident enough to fly, and so are not totally make-work ...

Sure, although they also may have the *opposite* effect, in making people NOT want to fly.

about 3 years ago
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OpenBSD 5.0 Unleashed On the World

LearnToSpell Re:Install media? (185 comments)

You make a floppy bootdisk, which were always available, and do a network install?

about 3 years ago
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Big Brother Calls 'Shotgun' In Illinois

LearnToSpell Re:Yes, correction (475 comments)

I do get the point. I sometimes wonder if her nuthugging defenders get the point. You want the actual quotation? She was asked how living next to Russia helped her with foreign policy experience, and she replied "They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."

It's indefensible. There is no way to spin that other than an idiotic statement made by an ignorant moron. She's barely traveled outside of the US, so it's hardly surprising that she'd think mere proximity to another nation would somehow grant insight and knowledge.

It's embarrassing to be from the same hemisphere as these fools, let alone having them be eligible for the highest public offices in the land.

more than 3 years ago
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Big Brother Calls 'Shotgun' In Illinois

LearnToSpell Re:Another view on that (475 comments)

"I can see Alaska from my house" was promoted as something Palin said instead of the SNL sketch it was.

I'd hope she could see Alaska from her house, living in Vladivostok and all...

more than 3 years ago
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Inspector General Investigated For Muzzling Inconvenient Science

LearnToSpell Re:Summary (276 comments)

The bear right to arms?

more than 3 years ago

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