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Your Incompetent Boss Is Making You Unhappy

Sardaukar86 Re:Office Space (204 comments)

To live paycheck-to-paycheck as an adult is to fail at life, or at least to fail at being an adult.

Assuming the adult in question is earning something more than just a basic living wage, I completely agree with you.

Quelle suprise: there are precious few adults to be found amongst an over-abundance of idiotic, petulant children in adult bodies.

2 days ago
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How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War

Sardaukar86 Re: Who is the enemy? (115 comments)

There's not enough money in the world to stabilize the middle east.

I beg to differ: the US nuclear stockpile is largely a sunk cost. :-p

2 days ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Sardaukar86 Re:Let's do the math (302 comments)

Only by those who have no fucking idea what they're talking about.

I'm confused, your response to boristhespider seems a bit harsh as his posts are usually very high quality, in particular his comprehension of advanced astrophysics (from my layman POV). Am I missing something here?

2 days ago
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How To Anesthetize an Octopus

Sardaukar86 Re:Paralyzed yet Fully Aware (105 comments)

quick, reliable, and painless

There are a lot of people who apparently consider the process of execution wholly unsatisfying if the condemned fails to suffer in the process.

I saw a doco wherein a chap campaigning for quick and painless executions was unpleasantly surprised by the volume of opposition to the idea. Those opposed were very sure they wanted the condemned to suffer on their way out.

about two weeks ago
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Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless

Sardaukar86 Re:so how did they form? (219 comments)

Actually, I'd bet dust bunnies are more a function of static electricity, friction, and irregular air currents than gravity. I wonder if anyone's ever researched dust bunny formation? I bet you could get a fun igNobel for that.

Perhaps not an IgNobel but you sure can have a lot of fun screwing around with stuff like that in space. Who knows, you might just solve the odd mystery while you're at it. :-)

about three weeks ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

Sardaukar86 Re:I blame women (306 comments)

If that's the case I'd love to meet some of these Asian girls you mention!

Seriously though, I was just being a bit flippant rather than making an actual criticism of your comment. :)

about a month ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

Sardaukar86 Re:I blame women (306 comments)

This would explain why nerdy and geeky men typically hook up with Asian women.

..and here was I foolishly thinking it was because the Asian women in question were hot.

about a month ago
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NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

Sardaukar86 Re: New York (372 comments)

Sound inconvenient? It is a fucking plague. Tough shit.

Completely agree. Common sense is the only consistent solution to most of Humanity's problems. Unfortunately, we all know how 'commonly' it can be found in the wild.

about a month ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Sardaukar86 Re:it's funny what people will spend their money o (398 comments)

I used my seat belt before there were laws stating you had to do so. Why in hell would you need such a law in the first place?

If accidents caused by stupid resulted in their own injury and death without affecting the rest of us, I'd be in agreement with you - that's Darwin at his good work!

Unfortunately, stupid often kills or injures other people and when stupid doesn't put on his or her seatbelt and crashes non-fatally, we all get to pay to patch up their bloody carcasses.

Seatbelts, airbags, side-intrusion bars.. all there to mitigate against the actions of stupid (and self), because we worked out long ago it's less expensive for society if stupid doesn't horrifically mangle themselves and others when they inevitably do something .. stupid.

about a month ago
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When will the first successful manned Mars mission happen?

Sardaukar86 Re:Missing option (219 comments)

War, on the other hand, is insanely expensive and profitable for some.

Mangled that for you.

Until this changes, we'll always be at war with Eurasia.

about a month and a half ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Sardaukar86 Re:For everything there is a season (228 comments)

Quarantine anyone coming from Africa. Was a little critical thinking too fucking hard?

Wise advise you could stand to learn from yourself. Apparently it is 'too fucking hard', based on your original suggestion. But don't let that stop you from lashing out like a drunken monkey now.

about a month and a half ago
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Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

Sardaukar86 Re: What's the point ? (185 comments)

By the way I love this, it affirms my misanthropy, which puts me in excellent company. http://www.goodreads.com/quote...

Thanks, I really enjoyed that page. Although I've no need to hurt or kill anyone myself, I do hate humanity very much and stop just short of wanting to see the lot of us gone from the universe. I guess I've mellowed a bit over time.

The only thing that gives me some comfort is the hypothesis that we're collectively experiencing our adolescence as a modern species. Most can probably think back to a holy-terror kid they've known that turned out all right in the end with a bit of patience and guidance.

about 2 months ago
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More unsurprisingly conservative ads on slashdot

Sardaukar86 Re:A picture says a 1,000 words, Frank! (65 comments)

Off-topic but very nice to have you back Barbara. :)

sardaukar86 posting anon (apk sockpuppets)

about 2 months ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

Sardaukar86 Re:Don't feed the parasites! (316 comments)

Feeding the troll.. in style. I like it!

about 3 months ago
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The Disappearing Universe

Sardaukar86 Re:Not so quick (358 comments)

Beautifully said. If I'd not already been gasbagging earlier in the thread you'd have my modpoints good sir.

about 6 months ago
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The Disappearing Universe

Sardaukar86 Re:Republicans attack Obama (358 comments)

We would all be saved!

Fuck Bush, any idiot can save. No, save your vote for Buddha!

He makes incremental backups.

about 6 months ago
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The Disappearing Universe

Sardaukar86 Re:And? (358 comments)

It's not proving Einstein wrong that's going to happen. It's trying to find an exploit in the laws of physics that needs to discovered.

Course, if you believe in alien visitation then the whole physics exploit thing is a given.

Admittedly, that's a rather large 'If'..

about 6 months ago
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Amazon Wants To Run Your High-Performance Databases

Sardaukar86 Re:AWS is too expensive (142 comments)

As someone managing a farm of VMware servers where RAID6 SSDs don't have enough IO, that's good to hear.

Am I being unfair or overly unrealistic by calling VMware's IO performance "less than shitful"?

Granted, tuning is always going to be an exercise best left to the reader, however even with that in mind I've found VMware ESXi 4.0 through 5.5 to be out-of-the-box a fairly porcine experience. I'm interested to hear what I suspect may be an echo of someone with a similar opinion!

about 6 months ago

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Christchurch shakes, rattles and rolls

Sardaukar86 Sardaukar86 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sardaukar86 writes ""Darkness, rain and temperatures are falling on Christchurch with people still trapped in buildings crumpled by a massive earthquake, waiting on search and rescue teams to get them out alive."
So begins the New Zealand Herald running story of the day. Christchurch, a city already weakened by a strong 7.1 magnitude quake just four months prior now faces its greatest challenge yet as a magnitude 6.3 event scores a direct hit on the city's CBD. Sixty-five are confirmed dead with the death toll expected to rise."

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