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The Disappearing Universe

Rufty Re:Fascinating, terrifying stuff is news (358 comments)

There was a young lady named Bright,
Who could travel, faster than light.
She went out one day,
In a relative way,
And returned the previous night.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

Rufty Re: Nexus 4? (259 comments)

And what 4G phones are fully waterproof? This is Scotland we're talking about.

about 4 months ago

PHP Next Generation

Rufty Re:Well, I, for one, like it (213 comments)

The trouble with PHP is that the barrier to entry is so low that I've had to support production sites written by code monkeys that didn't understand the for loop.

about 4 months ago

Former NSA Director: 'We Kill People Based On Metadata'

Rufty Re:Who cares (155 comments)

We need a war on war.

about 4 months ago

The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

Rufty Re:Linking to page 100? (293 comments)

But things have gotten better since then.


about 4 months ago

Firefox 29: Redesign

Rufty Re:Is it going to break the API? (688 comments)

Yeah, they've been working on the firefox memory leaks for about two years now. But they've been a problem for about ten years now. And six years of that was finger pointing at the users, which is why it still thrashes like a dying whale.

about 5 months ago

After a Long wait, GNU Screen Gets Refreshed

Rufty Re:I loathe screen (77 comments)

I suggest you use tmux ^BD

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

Rufty Re:Antibiotics (737 comments)

Anyone got an "Idiots Guide to Making Antibiotics with Common Homebrew Equipment" pdf they can point me to???

about 5 months ago

Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

Rufty Re:Five hundred years? (869 comments)

So if I study the spectrogram of a star for an hour, I can't make valid predictions about what it'll do for the next few minutes, because it's been in existance for billions of years???

about 5 months ago

Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Rufty Re:It's not the thing... (90 comments)

I was thinking of things like the olinuxino which is cheaper than a Pi and seemed to be building a fanbase when a change from mailing list to web forum chilled the community. Or the Beagle Bone which is more open and technically superior, but has a nasty habit of throwing up problems no one else seems to have ever seen (according to google, that is). Or the Fox G20 which is a nice board and seems to have a good community, but isn't generally well known since the bulk of the community round it is still Italian.

about 5 months ago

Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Rufty It's not the thing... (90 comments)

It's not the thing that matters. There are faster, cheaper boards than the Pi. But the community, with examples and workarounds so that the changes are you don't have to beat a path, but just hit google.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?

Rufty Re:Duff's Device (373 comments)

I ran the optimizer on itself and now I've got /dev/null.c

about 6 months ago

Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

Rufty Re:Infighting: Linux's biggest weakness (155 comments)

My old macbook runs Ubuntu. Now where can I get a laptop with linux pre-installed to make a hackintosh?

about 6 months ago

Iran Builds Mock-up of Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier

Rufty Re:Correct me if I'm wrong... (298 comments)

t too small for a multi-roll

U dont no how two spel.

about 6 months ago

Monster Hypergiant Star Discovered

Rufty Re:DUDE! (94 comments)

In fact it is. By gravity.

That sucks.

about 6 months ago

The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

Rufty Re:Why? (769 comments)

Aeropress? Yes, seconded.

about 6 months ago

Experimental Port of Debian To OpenRISC

Rufty Re:OpenRISC hardware? (56 comments)

Well, these, but they look more OpenWRT than Debian.

about 7 months ago

Microsoft Said To Cut Windows Price 70% For Low Cost Devices

Rufty Re:Whoop-de-do! (178 comments)

Make it $5 and I'll take a DVD. My coffee cup coaster needs replacing.

about 7 months ago


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