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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

Reservoir Penguin Re:The Nobel Prize Committee blew it (276 comments)

Well.. In his will Nobel did specify that the prizes should be warded for the discoveries that provided "greatest benefits to the mankind".

about a month and a half ago
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Carl Sagan, as "Mr. X," Extolled Benefits of Marijuana

Reservoir Penguin Re:Argument from authority to counter an ad hom. (263 comments)

In your opinion for how do you need to smoke to notice the described effect. I used to smoke maybe 2 times a month max and did not notice any positive effect(((

about a month and a half ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Reservoir Penguin Re:Why math? (981 comments)

Yeah, and how are they gonna study physics and chemistry (which is allowed according to the summary) w/o math?

about 2 months ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Reservoir Penguin Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (981 comments)

Straw man. Most islamic/muslim majority states are not 'fundamentalist'. Even in Iran elements of secular state and democracy coexist with Sharia law and religious authority, similarly in Iran studying math and science is encouraged month both genders. I anything Islamic fundamentalist states and quasi-state entities are in the extreme minority pointing to Islam's ability to adopt to the modern world.

about 2 months ago
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Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0

Reservoir Penguin Re:The obvious question (75 comments)

Excessive choices often indicates laziness and failure to come up with reasonable defaults rather then a burning desire for freedom.

about 9 months ago
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Plan 9 From Bell Labs Operating System Now Available Under GPLv2

Reservoir Penguin Re:Dead end (223 comments)

Agreed, Linux needs more CORBA.

about 9 months ago
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Plan 9 From Bell Labs Operating System Now Available Under GPLv2

Reservoir Penguin Re:Dead end (223 comments)

Systemd is the last nail in the coffin for Linux, I'm switching to *BSD> The problem with Linux I think is that unlike the BSDs it never head any real UNIX roots. It started from scratch as a UNIX-like hack in Linuse's basement, stuck with following UNIX for awhile and now it's just becoming Windows-like.

about 9 months ago
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Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

Reservoir Penguin Re:Thank You Slashdot (379 comments)

Yes this. I sincerely wish a slow and painful death on anyone participating in the amateurish campaign to hijack threads with irrelevant beta hate posts. Die fuckers. P.S. 10+ years Slashdot poster

about 10 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

Reservoir Penguin Re:GPL and BSD give uses the same freedoms (1098 comments)

You idea if a "market success" is to sell me a binary without source. So I will be stuck depending on your crappy expensive support and early upgrade cycle (if I want any bugs fixed, as you will surely roll bug fixes into commercial upgrades). This is a problem I have, as a user, with non GPL code.

about 10 months ago
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Brazil Announces Plans To Move Away From US-Centric Internet

Reservoir Penguin Re:ballsy move (285 comments)

forced femenization on government level, just wow.

about a year ago
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The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Reservoir Penguin Re:Race to the Bottom (192 comments)

Hasn't this been debunked repeatedly. High-tax social welfare are among the most unhappy both subjectively and by suicide rates and people in places like Bangladesh rate among the happiest?

about a year ago
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Getting Afghanistan Online

Reservoir Penguin Re:Really?!? (182 comments)

What does Iran have to to do with this thread?

about a year ago
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Getting Afghanistan Online

Reservoir Penguin Re:And Nothing of Value Was Lost (182 comments)

You don't need to be literate to look at funny cat pics and porn. That's over 90% of the Internet.

about a year ago
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Getting Afghanistan Online

Reservoir Penguin Re:ORLY? (182 comments)

Perfect for the 1986 Toronto dad!

about a year ago
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Toronto Family Bans All Technology In Their Home Made After 1986

Reservoir Penguin Re:USENET? (534 comments)

They seem idyllic, but if you dig around there is tons of evidence of abuse in Amish communities and God knows how much is swept under the rug.

about a year ago
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Toronto Family Bans All Technology In Their Home Made After 1986

Reservoir Penguin Re:Good for them (534 comments)

Considering how fucked up their parents born in the 80s turned out.. I don't have high hopes for their kids.

about a year ago
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Toronto Family Bans All Technology In Their Home Made After 1986

Reservoir Penguin Re:USENET? (534 comments)

They should at least get their kids a C64 or ZX-Spectrum, they were common and would not ruin their weird role-playing game.

about a year ago
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Toronto Family Bans All Technology In Their Home Made After 1986

Reservoir Penguin Re:USENET? (534 comments)

Spoken like a true Amish.

about a year ago
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How Amateurs Destroyed the Professional Music Business

Reservoir Penguin Re:How is this news? (617 comments)

OK, Steve.

about a year ago

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