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Amazon EBS Failure Brings Down Reddit, Imgur, Others

Octopus Re:Bright and Sunny Skies Today! (176 comments)

Sshhhh! It's the cloooouuud. *throws glitter in the air*

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Open Source Answer to Dreamweaver?

Octopus Re:notepad++ dude. (300 comments)

It may be easier for you to build a house out of housey-looking parts, but that doesn't mean anyone should have to live in it. Ask the Haitians.

Same with site building. You choose to be able to drag-and-drop your designs onto a canvas, rather than build standards-compliant markup that is easy to maintain. You're skimping and cutting corners on technology, in a technology industry. If you did the same thing in physical construction, and someone died, you'd be toast.

Sure, I'm being silly and hyperbolic. But when you ask how to find a free tool to create a lesser quality product because you can't be arsed to code, and someone points it out, don't get your dander up.

Take it like a man, or stop banging out web sites with a ukelele.

more than 2 years ago
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Science Luminary Martin Gardner Dead at 95

Octopus Does anyone have time of death? (96 comments)

I want to submit an astrological death chart to Randi's site.

more than 4 years ago
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Science Luminary Martin Gardner Dead at 95

Octopus Re:Great author (96 comments)

Yep, I've got that one and the Annotated Frankenstein, another great book.

Bye Martin!

more than 4 years ago
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Batman Discussion

Octopus Re:Can Oscar's be given posthumously? (967 comments)

The Killing Joke remains one of the best Joker stories, period. It added the emotional edge to the character (and his relationship with Batman) that was always missing.

more than 5 years ago

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