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Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module

Roxoff Uber Geek! (103 comments)

Wow, I'm impressed. Do we now have to drop the old:

    insmod

and now use

    insrocker

Does this mean my Kernel will be tainted? With Rock and Roll?

1 hour ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Roxoff Is this is to encourage... (402 comments)

...Americans with Really Fat Hands to play golf?

2 days ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

Roxoff Re:Ghandi said... (359 comments)

Yes. One-nil to the petty minded...

about a week ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

Roxoff Re:Ghandi said... (359 comments)

Yeah, I cut-and-pasted it from the site where the I dug the full quote from. It was the meaning that mattered to me, not some petty points scoring crusade over a mis-spelling.

about a week ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

Roxoff Ghandi said... (359 comments)

"First They ignore you, Then they laugh at you, Then they fight you, Then you win."

I think this looks a bit like Mercedes laughing at Tesla...

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

Roxoff There comes a time in every job to quit (293 comments)

Tell them to stick their change advisory board up their shiny rear end. For fifty servers, with updates applied separately for each, they'll never get anybody to come in and do that task voluntarily. They'd need a small team.

Microsoft do actually spend quite a bit of time ensuring that all the changes they apply are proper stable fixes or improve security. How could some advisory board know more about these proposed fixes than Microsoft's developers who are writing the damn things in the first place?

about a week ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Roxoff This is office fascism. (312 comments)

They'll be wanting us to take the STAIRS next. It's almost like exercise.

about a week ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

Roxoff Re:Disagree (256 comments)

I got all the way through the first page. The argument behind this seems to be that prices in the SSD world are higher than prices in the HDD world for technical reasons, and the technical reasons aren't going away so the price gap will remain. Until someone overcomes the technical problems, and the author, who is clearly a world leading expert in this field, doesn't know how the technical problems will be overcome. I think it'll take him by surprise when it happens.

about a week ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

Roxoff Re:Comments Being Truncated (256 comments)

No, it's not asinine, but a nod to the intellect of the reader. It demonstrates that the writer has confidence that the reader understands what they're saying. It demonstrates humour and it ...

about a week ago
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

Roxoff Re:Google needs to do their research (98 comments)

Yeah. I've got two in the garage somewhere. I never use 'em because they keep flipping over...

about a week ago
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Carpenter Who Cut Off His Fingers Makes "Robohand" With 3-D Printer

Roxoff This is the simple story of... (91 comments)

...a carpenter that used his talents to heal the maimed and bring joy to the world.

It kinda rings a bell... have we heard this before?

about two weeks ago
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Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi

Roxoff Re:Ask an old person? (307 comments)

Euclid's Shotgun? Is that much like Occam's Razor, or Shrodinger's Cat?

about two weeks ago
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44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

Roxoff Finding correlation where there is none (121 comments)

Somehow the report of '44% of twitter accounts have never been used' has been morphed by the reporter into '44% of twitter users have never posted'.

I know people with multiple Twitter accounts, separation between business and pleasure accounts... some just to follow others without sticking their nose above the parapet (and are never tweeted from), some for larks, some for business.

44% of Twitter accounts != 44% of Twitter users.

The original poster has read some report on the internet and inferred meaning where none could possibly exist. Shoddy, shoddy journalism.

about two weeks ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Roxoff I liked Gnome 2. (693 comments)

But Gnome 3 is unusable. It's been unusable since inception, and it still cuts me to pieces when I have a nice fresh install of Linux and it's buggered up by Gnome 3 making it completely unusable. Microsoft came in for tons of criticism because they removed the Start menu in Windwos 8, and look, two years later, it's back in 8.1. The Gnome Foundation came in for tons of criticism because they took all the usable bits of Gnome 2 and put them in the bin to produce Gnome 3. And now, five years later, Gnome 3 is still exactly the same. I think running out of money and going out of business is a position that the Gnome foundation has struggled hard to achieve. But, by gosh, they've done it.

about two weeks ago
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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Roxoff I voted $0-$10... (240 comments)

But what I actually paid is at the lower end of that scale. And I did it in Pounds Sterling not US Dollares. But if you pay zero, you don't need an exchange rate.

about two weeks ago
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Canada Introduces Privacy Reforms That Encourage Warrantless Disclosure of Info

Roxoff Glad I'm not Canadian (99 comments)

Phew, lucky escape for me there. I live in the UK, where we're completely immune from lawmakers who things the rights of the corporation trump the rights of the individual. Oh, no, hang on. I might have that wrong....

about two weeks ago
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Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

Roxoff Narrow minded and lacking in vision (292 comments)

In the 1800's the US Patent office was almost closed because people running it thought just about everything had been invented already. The problem with non-scientists or anti-scientists is that they don't have any vision, they can't see the big things that -could- be discovered. Lets leave the predictions about what can and cannot be discovered up to the people at the sharp end of science. And the rest of us who do not have closed minds can make our outlandish and wild suggestions and inspire them with great ideas. People who wouldn't know what a good idea looks like and only want to sell their book should be roundly ignored.

about two weeks ago
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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

Roxoff Re:The spokesman for the AHA said... (408 comments)

There is only one motive here, and it's financial. The more sick the punters are, the easier it is to extract money from them with snake oil.

about two weeks ago
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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

Roxoff The spokesman for the AHA said... (408 comments)

"There are about 10,000 complementary medicine products sold in Australia but most consumers are unaware they are not evaluated by the domestic medicines safety watchdog before they are allowed on the market." Why on Earth would you ever submit a product to the medicines watchdog when it doesn't contain medicine? You might as well ask them to evaluate the effects of Heinz Tomato Soup as a medicinal recipe. It does bring feelings of well-being and contentment, you know.

about two weeks ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Roxoff Campaign against those who oppose equal rights... (1482 comments)

... by denying equal access to your website? This is a propaganda move to generate interest, but it's supremely hypocritical, divisive, and reflects the same attitude that is being campaigned against. In the words of the song... "Fighting for peace? It's like f**king for virginity." This website is limiting equality as a protest against inequality. nice move OKCupid. The bottom line is that all this propaganda they're using still hasn't enticed me to visit their site to see what all the fuss is about.

about three weeks ago

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