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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Nimey Re:Gay? (764 comments)

Says the guy who's plainly never been part of a despised minority treated as second-class citizens simply because of how you were born.

Well. I say that and then remember that some black folks old enough to remember Jim Crow still think that it's OK to treat gays like second-class citizens, because religion.

about a month ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

Nimey Re:Look on the bright side (443 comments)

ICBM silo art: delivery anywhere in the world in 20 minutes or your next one's free!

about a month ago
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Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

Nimey Re:The Cult Leader will solve the problem! (124 comments)

Liberty for him and those like him, but not for people whose concept of liberty involves not starving if you can't work, or not being discriminated against because they're part of some despised minority.

about 1 month ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

Nimey Re:more (172 comments)

You just went full retard. You never go full retard.

about 1 month ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Nimey Re:Remember when WSJ had a modicrum of decency? (720 comments)

Rupert Murdoch bought it in 2007. He'd promised to keep it editorially neutral beforehand but quickly reneged.

about a month ago
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Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

Nimey Re:The Cult Leader will solve the problem! (124 comments)

No, see, you're supposed to make it *hard* for us to spot the cultists. Saying something stupid like that makes it too obvious.

about a month ago
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Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

Nimey Re:The Cult Leader will solve the problem! (124 comments)

It's kind of hilarious that a bunch of self-styled libertarians need to have a leader cult, isn't it?

about a month ago
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Apple 1 Sells At Auction For $905,000

Nimey Re:Apple ][+ (81 comments)

Probably not that much. A new-in-box //c sold for around $2600 a few years back.

about a month ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

Nimey Re:It begins again (173 comments)

a/s/l?

about a month ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

Nimey Re:Dear Canada.... (529 comments)

How long has Trudeau been out of office, again?

about a month ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

Nimey Re:Dear Canada.... (529 comments)

Harper's running things. They're fucked.

about a month ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Nimey Re:Enfield .303? Wow!! I know these rifles. (334 comments)

They weren't, .303 transitioned to smokeless in the 1890s and the other World Wars cartridges were smokeless from the outset.

about a month ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Nimey Re:Umm, what? (245 comments)

You say that as though it's impossible to hold ideas from different groups simultaneously. How charmingly naive.

about a month ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Nimey Re:Umm, what? (245 comments)

Don't be jealous, there's plenty of me to go around.

about a month ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Nimey Re:Umm, what? (245 comments)

You're 0 for 2.

That's adorable that you're keeping score.

about a month ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Nimey Re:Summary of what ESR is doing (245 comments)

Seems like it'd be worthwhile to trial a real computer of similar spec to what he's wanting vs. a virtual server, to see relative speed and relative cost. You can get some pretty stonking powerful VPS instances if you're willing to pay for them, and with Amazon you can optimize for different workloads such as GPU, CPU, or fast IO.

There can't be that many projects on CVS who are sticking with it only because they're waiting for someone else to manage the switch to git, and you'd need a fair number to make this worthwhile, IMO. I think he may be tilting at windmills.

about a month ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Nimey Re:Umm, what? (245 comments)

Oh, look. Speaking of fringe libertarians, here's one of /.'s more notorious ones now, here to defend the tribe's honor against an apostate.

Run along, kid. I know better than to think you're willing to change your mind about your religion.

about a month ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Nimey Re:Summary of what ESR is doing (245 comments)

Why do this instead of spinning up an Amazon AWS instance on demand? It shouldn't cost much to convert a source repository with that method, especially compared to buying a whole computer.

about a month ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Nimey Re:Umm, what? (245 comments)

And then he turned into a neoconservative/fringe libertarian nutbar after that business with the skyscrapers in '01.

about a month ago

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CrunchBang repository and tracker DDoSed

Nimey Nimey writes  |  about a year ago

Nimey (114278) writes "CrunchBang Linux's package repository and BitTorrent tracker have been DDoSed.. Per the announcement on their forum,

The #! repo server and torrent tracker are currently the targets of a DoS attack and are offline. The attack is being monitored and I hope to have normal service restored soon. Apologies for the inconvenience, but this is somewhat out of my control. The repository being offline affects the cb-welcome post install script, so please don't run it until this is resolved. If you have a new install, please cancel out of the script. Thank you!

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Adobe introduces the paid security fix

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Adobe has posted a security bulletin for Photoshop CS5 for Windows and OSX. It seems there is a critical security hole that will allow attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Adobe's fix? You need to pay to upgrade to Photoshop CS6. For users who cannot upgrade to Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe recommends users follow security best practices and exercise caution when opening files from unknown or untrusted sources."
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Inside Amazon's warehouse

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Over the past two months, The (Allentown, PA) Morning Call interviewed 20 current and former warehouse workers who showed pay stubs, tax forms or other proof of employment. They offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it's like to work in the Amazon warehouse, where temperatures soar on hot summer days, production rates are difficult to achieve and the permanent jobs sought by many temporary workers hired by an outside agency are tough to get."
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Microsoft's Win7 Student Edition fiasco

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "It seems that many people who have bought the $30 student edition of Windows 7 have received a broken installer that will not create a bootable DVD image. The problem seems to be related to extracting a 64-bit version of 7 on a 32-bit version of Windows.

In other news, the Pirate Bay has several editions of Windows 7 available in .ISO format, which need a license key (which we paid our $30 for) to work anyway."

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Anatomy of a malware scam

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "The Register has posted an in-depth story analyzing the all-too-common malware XP Antivirus 2008. It's a very professional scam, and I've had many users taken in by it. Essentially the program masquerades as a legitimate anti-malware program, pretends to scan your computer for baddies, wants you to buy the full version to remove what it "found", and imitates portions of Windows XP."
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Mukasey: No prosecutions in Justice hiring scandal

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Gosh, imagine that. US Attorney General Michael Mukasey will not prosecute the former Bush Administration officials who improperly hired career Justice Department officials based on politics. The Bush Administration continues to protect its own at the expense of the country."

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My foes list

Nimey Nimey writes  |  about 2 months ago

If anyone cares, my foes list is made up largely of two groups:
1) Climate-change deniers, the sort for whom nothing will change their minds.
2) THE STATE IS ALWAYS WRONG AND EVIL fringe libertarians, ditto.

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