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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

NotDrWho Re:I'm sorry what is collecting what? (169 comments)

I just want CVS to stop giving me so much shit when I try to buy up all their Sudafed.

I'VE GOT A *BAD COLD*, ALRIGHT?!! THAT'S WHY!!!!!

8 hours ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

NotDrWho Re:Optimisation (274 comments)

If you're looking for volunteers, I've got a kid that I would be more than happy to send to Mars for a few months.

8 hours ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

NotDrWho Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (331 comments)

1) You avoid the current version because it's such a usability disaster that no one wants to touch it.

I actually recently installed 8.1 on my main gaming rig and found it quite fast and easy to use, actually.

2) Your current hardware is suddenly obsolete because it's last years model and it's not supported anymore.

Windows 8.1 has the exact same hardware requirements as Vista and Win7. In fact, it's even more lightweight and less demanding than Win7. If your hardware is so old it can't run Vista, then yes, that could be a problem But I'm pretty sure a 10+ year old computer hardware would choke on the latest version of most modern Linux distros too.

9 hours ago
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Ubuntu Turns 10

NotDrWho Re:Unity is rubbish. Systemd is rubbish (101 comments)

Linux advocates say they want Linux to take over the desktop and become more supported and accepted, but anytime some distro gets even close to breaking into the mainstream, they all turn against it.

Discuss

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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

NotDrWho Re:All about perception (190 comments)

White men ran the USSR too. That didn't stop THEM from having a female cosmonaut.

yesterday
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

NotDrWho Re:Eh (190 comments)

After sending up old John Glenn, NASA already lost any remaining credibility anyway. May as well send her up too--along with a monkey, a celebrity, and an athlete (I've even already arranged everyone in declining order of intelligence for them).

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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

NotDrWho Re:Eh (190 comments)

To accomplish NASA's main mission these days: PR.

yesterday
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

NotDrWho Re:Ho-lee-crap (245 comments)

Hey, someone has to keep the U.S. and Europe supplied with electronics that we used to make here.

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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

NotDrWho Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (291 comments)

To be fair, money IS speech, according to SCoTUS.

LOL. forgot about that. Next time I get busted for buying a hooker, I'm going to tell the cop I was just speaking with her.

3 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

NotDrWho Re:Prison population (406 comments)

You joke, but all that get-tough-on-crime stuff in the 80's did have some beneficial effects--though whether it was worth the trade-off or not is up for debate. Crime rates have dropped drastically (especially in cities) since then--among both adults and with an even more drastic drop among juveniles (more adult scum in prison means less kids being born to scum or raised by scum and becoming scum themselves).

Crime rate in the U.S.

Now personally, I would rather the world chide us a bit for a high prison population than to go back to the way it was in the 70's in places like NYC. It's all well-and-good for Finland to look down on us for it, but Finland doesn't have to deal with a MUCH larger minority and impoverished population who are way more prone to crime than your average European suburbanite. Let's see how Finland behaves when we ship over the 20% of our population of children living in poverty. Let's see if Finland is so liberal on crime when we up their black and hispanic populations to 30% (like in the U.S.) of their total population instead of the 0.5% it currently is.

3 days ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

NotDrWho Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (291 comments)

No. Lobbying involves talking and bribery involves illegal money.

Oh, to be so young and naive again. Yes, little Jimmy, lobbying just involves talking--and Santa Claus is real too.

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

NotDrWho Re:Gamergate is NOT about defining "gamer" (160 comments)

I'm not saying it's *my* concern. Frankly, I just assume that every single game "journalist" is nothing more than a paid shill for whatever company happens to be buying ads that week. But it *is* the major concern of most of the gamergate crowd. And they're being unfairly slandered as just a bunch of misogynists and fascists by the very "journalists" who have every reason to distract their readers away from the real issue.

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

NotDrWho Re:Gamergate is NOT about defining "gamer" (160 comments)

But only when a game designer's jilted ex-boyfriend posts hearsay about it. AAA publishers were doing worse shit all the times but there was no uproar of this intensity.

You must be too young to remember the uproar over the Kane & Lynch/Gamespot incident from a few years back. There have been plenty of other similar explosions over the years, and none of them involved sexism that I recall. But you keep believing all the embarrassed game journalists who keep saying "The ethics of game journalism are just fine, no need to...HEY LOOK OVER THERE, IT'S SEXISM!!!!"

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

NotDrWho Re:But is this still a thing? (160 comments)

Remember all the hype for Destiny before it's release? It was all bought and paid for with Bungie's HUGE ad-buy budget (we're talking north of $100 million spent just for the hype alone).

Then, a week or two after release, all those same magazines (IGN, Gamespot, etc.) who were two weeks earlier hyping Destiny as the GREATEST THING EVER in their "Previews" and "Games We're SUPER Psyched About!" sections sheepishly release mediocre reviews (too late for all their readers who already bought it based on all their hype, of course).

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

NotDrWho Gamergate is NOT about defining "gamer" (160 comments)

It's about unethical journalists. And those same journalists have been trying for weeks now to deflect this focus away from them and pretend it's about sexism, changing gamer culture, etc. so they themselves don't have to answer for a decades-long games journalism tradition of "journalists" being in bed with the very companies they're supposed to be covering (through advertising, bribes, press releases disguised as "previews," etc.)

4 days ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

NotDrWho Yep, that's the Apple I know (352 comments)

You can send and receive calls on your Mac if you have an iPhone with iOS 8 that's signed into the same FaceTime account.[emphasis added]

4 days ago
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How an FBI Informant Led the Hack of British Tabloid "The Sun"

NotDrWho Re:Sounds like a movie plot. (38 comments)

No, in MY movie the real hero is Jeremy Hammond the guy who exposed the scumbag dealings in the Statfor emails and who is currently serving 10 years because of this motherfucker.

Sabu is the Judas of my movie, a coward who will never ever be able to get the taste of FBI dick out of his mouth.

4 days ago

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