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NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

Narcocide Re:what's wrong with ifconfig? (163 comments)

Those are too simple and reliable. For Linux to compete with mainstream operating systems it needs more complexity and more bugs.

4 days ago
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NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

Narcocide Re:NutSuck Manager Free to All GayWAD Members! (163 comments)

I think that by inferring an association to NetworkManager, you're being unfair and derogatory to the Gay and Wigger communities.

4 days ago
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Calculus Textbook Author James Stewart Has Died

Narcocide Re:$32 million of greed. (170 comments)

Yea, astute investments in what? Textbook company stocks?

about a week ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Narcocide Re:Land of the free (580 comments)

I heard it once said to never let a serious crisis go to waste.

about a week ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

Narcocide Re:503 (394 comments)

I got logged out, and when I went to log back in Firefox stopped me, saying slashdot's SSL certificate was invalid. A few minutes later the problem seemed to correct itself and I did not have to re-authenticate.

about two weeks ago
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The Joys and Hype of Hadoop

Narcocide Re:Embarrassingly Parallel (55 comments)

Nope, you've missed nothing. Its over-hyped crap that only gained initial popularity because someone did it in Java, and enterprises like Java.

about two weeks ago
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The Joys and Hype of Hadoop

Narcocide Re:It's simple... (55 comments)

You forgot vertical integration. :-p

about two weeks ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Narcocide Re:If you really want to take away the GOPs power. (586 comments)

I thought they did, actually... purportedly along with several other not-yet-released movies, though I didn't go searching to verify this myself.

about two weeks ago
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

Narcocide Re:And on the plus side... (330 comments)

Nice try but most of it was already desert. They're just doing a really bad job lately of changing it into something more useful.

about two weeks ago
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"Lax" Crossdomain Policy Puts Yahoo Mail At Risk

Narcocide Re:What did I not say just the other day? (50 comments)

Its an obvious and simple problem that has plagued their services for a very long time, in one or another similar incarnation at least. I'm quite sure in fact that they are actively avoiding hiring anyone who looks like they are experienced enough to notice and seem willing to speak up about it.

about two weeks ago
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"Lax" Crossdomain Policy Puts Yahoo Mail At Risk

Narcocide Re:What did I not say just the other day? (50 comments)

I care. You wouldn't have posted unless you care too. Fearing enough that he might be taken seriously that you'd field a ham-fisted attempt to discredit him is still a type of caring.

about two weeks ago
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Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications

Narcocide Re:*Sigh* (379 comments)

Start here.

about two weeks ago
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The Failed Economics of Our Software Commons

Narcocide The real solution is really much simpler. (205 comments)

Large companies need to stop spending boat loads of money on buying overpriced, re-released commercial operating system and productivity software that changes absolutely nothing useful about business functionality and spend maybe say, 10% of the money from what that budget would have been on donating to or contributing to software projects that the infrastructure's critical functionality relies upon.

Seriously. The money would go further and the software would last longer and everyone would get a lot more actual work done. Every time you buy a new version of Windows its like you're paying to re-arrange the deck chairs on the Titanic.

And don't fucking reply to me saying shit like "durrr, but OpenSSL got hacked and doesn't deserve to have had more money." Maybe that's true, but probably not. Even if it were true, above, I said donating or contributing, as in - spend your own company resources auditing the software if you don't trust it. If you find enough vulnerabilities to distrust the people who make it, then FORK IT OR PAY SOMEONE TO DO SO. The bottom line is, economically even in a worst-case scenario its still cheaper than every single company rolling their own from scratch, or every single company buying the same software over and over again made (perhaps not any more securely or competently) by some completely unaccountable, inauditable closed-source company.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Narcocide Re:Can't sell Ruby to clients. (291 comments)

But that's hardly what I'm accusing Ruby of whatsoever. I merely pointed out that its enough slower that its gained a bad reputation. I think you are the one who should get over yourself. You're obviously personally affronted by facts neither of us have direct control over, and unwilling to do the research yourself to prove your case.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Narcocide Re:Can't sell Ruby to clients. (291 comments)

Look, these benchmarks have been widely published and are easily re-creatable. Do it yourself, like I said, or since you're familiar with google, use that. Irrelevantly bringing up Python or just responding "no, u" isn't acceptable.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Narcocide Re:Can't sell Ruby to clients. (291 comments)

I wasn't talking about ereg* functions. PHP also links to PCRE (preg* functions) ... seriously, you should try some comparative benchmarks.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Narcocide Re:Can't sell Ruby to clients. (291 comments)

Try benchmarking some regular expressions in PHP and compare it to Ruby and then see if you can still say that with a straight face.

about a month ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

Narcocide Can't sell Ruby to clients. (291 comments)

Clients care about hosting costs. Clients care about employment costs. Ruby is not enough slower than most other stuff to matter to a good coder, but most employers avoid actually hiring coders who are that good; they're too expensive and too hard to hold onto, and badly written Ruby is easily MUCH slower than badly written [anything else] for a number of circumstantial reasons. Hence, employers see Ruby as too expensive.

But a lot of this is definitely reinforced by hype.

about 1 month ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

Narcocide I only care about one thing. (452 comments)

If I use this operating system, can I use it to talk to God too?

about a month ago

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