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Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

M1FCJ Re:Back to Thunderbird? (161 comments)

Seriously? Occassionaly I use that turd at work (usually use Thunderbird), half the time it crashes, sorry, stops responding and then offers me to search for a resolution, losing my draft in the process. If you are writing an important mail, it must be avoided.

4 days ago
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GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

M1FCJ Re:Don't waste your money (268 comments)

There is trolling and there is trolling and this is a good case of that.

if GNOME is a PR front for Red Hat, wow, it's failed miserably, what you spew out above is verified bullshit.

about two weeks ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

M1FCJ Pray $DEITY (461 comments)

If he seriously believed his $DEITY, then he could pray to his $DEITY to reveal him the information directly instead of a FOI request. Surely his $DEITY is all-seeing, all-knowing kind?

about two weeks ago
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

M1FCJ Re:All about perception (200 comments)

Nothing to do with this. White men running NASA, white men running the Air Force, white men running the show could not and would not have a woman beat them to space. End of story. It's pure discrimination. It was widely known that physiologically and psychologically a woman is better suited for space flights. It was just ignored. Just like the claim "they can't fly", in WWII many women pilots proved that they could do the work as well, if not better, than their male colleagues who were busy with things "more important".

Don't forget that the same was true for black and hispanic astronauts. First black astronaut? 1983. First woman astronaut? 1983. First hispanic astronaut? 1980 (Cuba on Soviet flight), 1991 (first American born hispanic astronaut), 1993 (first American born hispanic woman astronaut).

It's all about white men.

about a month ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

M1FCJ Re:it solves some unicode issues (774 comments)

That's a very good response time, 13 months. If it hasn't brought everything down, it's safe to ignore the issue after so much time, right? At least that's how Microsoft operates...

about a month and a half ago
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GNOME 3 Winning Back Users

M1FCJ Re:Took me a while (267 comments)

Apart from the horrible productivity, even less features and functionality and finally, incredibly low reliability, yes, I had no real issues with it.

about a month and a half ago
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Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

M1FCJ Re:Just in time for another record cold winter (200 comments)

Because ice is not expanding in Antarctica. It's flowing off the continent into the sea at faster and faster rates.

For example, see: http://www.iflscience.com/envi...

Arctic sea is different, is is a sea. The ice level there is completely proportional to the amount of water that freezes.

about 2 months ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

M1FCJ Contact a farmer: we've got Grade A Bullshit (795 comments)

to spread around...

What the heck? Being against the scientific method? The reason it's called science is because it's based on the scientific method?

Ignoring God? What god? When religious people can bring a testable hypothesis about god, only then we can pay attention.

Magic? What magic? Everything in Science can be traced back to its origins with proof. If we don't have it yet, no hand waving, no excuses but the honest answer: We don't know, we're working on it.

about 2 months ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

M1FCJ Re:Assumptions (155 comments)

Assigned a macro to this reply, haven't you? Clever boy, want a medal?

about 3 months ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

M1FCJ Re:Assumptions (155 comments)

Don't forget, we don't hear what the techies are talking about. What we're hearing is what the techies told to the PR guy distilled down to a journo, being summarized in The Register (!) and some other soft-tech sites, finally an inaccurate summary on the frontpage of Slashdot.

I wouldn't be surprised if it were just a "fsck.ext4 -cc" (I know it's not an ext4, it was't even released when Opportunity soft-crashed and bounced around on Mars nor it runs Linux).

about 3 months ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

M1FCJ Re: Remote management (155 comments)

"g=c800:5."
Hah, I almost remembered that one, good old Seagate controllers. I had the 800 but not the rest. :)

about 3 months ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

M1FCJ Re: Remote management (155 comments)

Hah, I remember running the DOS debugger, poking into a certain address in the memory to access the MFM BIOS, then you could do a low level format where you could enter the sectors to mark as bad. Those were the days...

about 3 months ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

M1FCJ Re:ECC? (155 comments)

Most of the hardware cost is the launch vehicle, not the rover.
Most of the people (salary) cost is the people working on the data generated (all accross the universities around the world who analze the data and write papers), not the designers.

Underspeccing it wouldn't have saved much.

There's one that breaks this rule, the JWST. Just the endless redesigns have gobbled up so much money, I don't believe there will be enough Science generated by it to cover the build & launch costs.

about 3 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

M1FCJ Re:Just tell them (1262 comments)

Oooh, brave boy!

about 3 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

M1FCJ Re:Just tell them (1262 comments)

Although, you're not free to threaten with rape & murder. So f*ck *ff.

about 3 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

M1FCJ Re: Her work (1262 comments)

You are free to criticize her, you are not free to issue death or rape threats. It's that simple.

about 3 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

M1FCJ Re: Her work (1262 comments)

Death threats are not "undertandable". They are simply out of line.

about 3 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

M1FCJ Re: Her work (1262 comments)

Foolish people must be provoked with pointing the fallacies in their thinking and she's doing an excellent job, this doesn't mean she should be getting death threats.

about 3 months ago
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IBM Gearing Up Mega Power 8 Servers For October Launch

M1FCJ Re:That ship has already sailed. (113 comments)

if they're running databases on RAID5/6, they're idiots and shouldn't be near any keyboard..

about 3 months ago

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