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Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services

MrEricSir Re:other suggestions? (161 comments)

BitTorrent Sync is great, unless you really need cloud storage.

about two weeks ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

MrEricSir Re:Wrong Subsection (704 comments)

And you're missing my point on purpose -- saying that someone isn't a victim because they're a victim too often is to ignore valid complaints. Just because someone cries wolf more than once doesn't negate the existence of the wolf.

about a month ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

MrEricSir Re:Wrong Subsection (704 comments)

Oh, I understand how argument works -- AC is dragging out the old argument that we don't need to listen to someone's complaints because they're victimized more than other people. It's the same tired excuse that defenders of biggots have always relied on.

Maybe if you spent a little less time being condescending ass on the internet, you'd notice that this pattern is neither new nor a valid argument.

about a month ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

MrEricSir Re:Wrong Subsection (704 comments)

The small sub-section of Professional Victims who love to always complain should take a hike for once.

It's almost like there's a reason some people are victimized more than others. But no, let's blame the victims instead of the people causing the harm, because it's easier to be an Internet Contrarian (TM) than to actually think about the issues.

about a month ago
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CEO Says One Laptop Per Child Project Has Achieved Its Goals

MrEricSir How many... (54 comments)

How many of those 2.5 million laptops still work? Most of the OLPC laptops I saw at trade shows were broken.

about a month ago
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Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

MrEricSir Bitcoin can be changed? (173 comments)

But I was told that manipulating currencies was always bad, and that Bitcoin was completely different than The Dreaded Fed (TM)!

about a month ago
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Google To Replace GTK+ With Its Own Aura In Chrome

MrEricSir Re:I'm with Google... (240 comments)

And adopting and modifying GTK-3 seems like a battered woman going back to her abusive husband... The FSF has a sorry track record of destroying everything they touch, and the GPLv3 getting forced on all their software is making individuals and companies run for the hills at a record pace.

You can't blame FSF for what happened to GTK3. Besides, GTK3 is licensed under LGPL 2.

No, if you want to point fingers at GTK3, blame the developers. Also note that GTK's developers do all their work from the command line -- not exactly the people you want designing a GUI toolkit.

about a month ago
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Krita 2.8 Released

MrEricSir Re: tired of the lack of progress on GIMP (75 comments)

Even if you aren't fazed by its quirky workflow, GIMP is buggy as hell and based on a toolkit that's no longer maintained.

about a month and a half ago
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Oregon Withholding $25.6M From Oracle Over Health Website Woes

MrEricSir Re:Sounds like a good idea to me (132 comments)

If you don't deliver what you've been told to deliver, you shouldn't get paid.

Poor Larry would be living in a cardboard box on the sidewalk in a week if Oracle had to issue a refund every time they failed to meet a delivery.

about a month and a half ago
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Official Wayland Support Postponed From GNOME 3.12

MrEricSir Re:This is surprising (77 comments)

I hope this isn't because Wayland is that bad, but rather because the Gnome team has learned some lessons about removing the stuff that works and putting in stuff that is not ready for prime time yet.

At the risk of stating the obvious, prepare to have your hopes crushed.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation

MrEricSir Re:Not pro-business? (917 comments)

In that case it sounds like the baker is operating a church, not a business.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation

MrEricSir Re:Not pro-business? (917 comments)

Only a handful of religions really have a problem with gay people. But so what? It's not like business should allowed to discriminate against religious people or gay people. If certain people don't get along that's not something you solve by letting businesses bully certain minority groups.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation

MrEricSir Re:Not pro-business? (917 comments)

It's not like business exists in some kind of vacuum where one can't hurt others in the community. You can argue that it was "anti-business" to require BP to clean up all the oil they spilled, but I'm sure there's an entire industry of fisherman who would disagree.

about 2 months ago
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Google Fighting Distracted Driver Laws

MrEricSir Re:Based on what study (226 comments)

Anything else is not a freedom it's a privilege.

You mean like driving?

about 2 months ago
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Google Fighting Distracted Driver Laws

MrEricSir Re:Based on what study (226 comments)

That's the wrong question to be asking. Driving is dangerous enough already -- the right question to ask is what study proves that this type of technology is safe to use while driving.

about 2 months ago
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Navy Won't Investigate Nuclear Pollution At San Francisco's Treasure Island

MrEricSir Re:The Army actually built this island from scratc (121 comments)

Except it was built for the World's Fair and intended to be re-purposed as an airport. The Navy base idea came later.

But hey, no reason to let facts get in the way of your knee-jerk response, right?

about 2 months ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

MrEricSir Re:IDEs are good. UI builders are bad. (627 comments)

Glade for GTK+ produces XML for example, just as if you had written it yourself. You can edit it if you want to, or write the XML from scratch and open it up in Glade if you want to fix something visually.

Have you ever had a job where you had to maintain a GTK-based app developed with Glade for more than a couple years?

I'm guessing not. Severe bugs, missing features, crashes -- those aren't the worst parts of Glade. No, the nastiest part is that Glade versions are strongly tied to GTK versions. Want to use Glade version x.y with GTK version n.m? You're fucked.

about 2 months ago
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We Can Avoid a Surveillance State Dystopia

MrEricSir Gee... (267 comments)

...if only there was some process we could use by which we could affect change in our government.

about 2 months ago
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Dogs' Brains Have Human-like "Voice Area"

MrEricSir wow (139 comments)

so human
much voice like
wow
many feelings
very dedicated

about 2 months ago
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NSA: Others Implicated in Making Snowden Data Leaks Possible

MrEricSir Re:Keylogger, not sharing (118 comments)

Snowden worked for the NSA indirectly. He wasn't an NSA employee.

about 2 months ago

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Flu + La Nina = pandemic?

MrEricSir MrEricSir writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MrEricSir writes "A correlation between illness and cold weather is nothing new but this one is very specific: La Nina changes the migratory patterns of birds which can (and often does, according to this theory) cause flu pandemics."
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