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Bring On the Monsters: Tolkien's Translation of Beowulf To Be Published

Simon Rowe Re:Joyous upturn of hope! (94 comments)

He coined a word for it, "Eucatastrophe".

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tools For Managing Multiple Serial Console Servers?

Simon Rowe Re:What's wrong with ILO? (104 comments)

Debugging installation failures on hosts in a dev environment, probably 20 times a day. I just need to see what the installer reported and to interact with it. These fancy interfaces give you all the bells and whistles but seem to end up making the basics unreliable. 19200 works fine for me.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tools For Managing Multiple Serial Console Servers?

Simon Rowe Re:What's wrong with ILO? (104 comments)

How long have you got? ILO often hangs (as in the ILO *server*) when extremely long lines are sent to it. Some features as licensed on per-host basis. Unless you only have one supplier you end up with having to use a mixture of tools to do the same operations. I haven't used one of these proprietary tools that doesn't suck big-time. The worst offender is Dell's Java KVM. I have to fire up a Windows VM whenever I have to use it. Once configured serial just works.

about 10 months ago
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Microsoft Makes Another "Nearly Sold Out" Claim For the Surface Line

Simon Rowe I think that's a typo (262 comments)

They meant to say "Nearly sold ONE".

about a year ago
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Lavabit Case Unsealed: FBI Demands Companies Secretly Turn Over Crypto Keys

Simon Rowe Re:What moron judge allowed this? (527 comments)

Yes, how long have you been asleep for?

about a year ago
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Why Your Users Hate Agile

Simon Rowe Re:doesn't work (597 comments)

As TFA points out, that always works fine when your requirements are *all* known an are completely static. That rarely happens in most fields.

Beyond 'hello world' that's always the case. Let alone in real-world projects the dates change, the team members change etc.

about a year ago
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The Downside of Warp Drives: Annihilating Whole Star Systems When You Arrive

Simon Rowe Useful.. (235 comments)

for visiting the mother-in-law.

about 2 years ago
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Why Linux Can't 'Sell' On the Desktop

Simon Rowe Funny.. (1091 comments)

Recently I found myself struggling with a question I should easily have been able to answer: Why would anyone want to use Windows as their everyday desktop (or laptop) operating system?

more than 2 years ago
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Humans Are Nicer Than We Think

Simon Rowe Bunnies ain't cuddly (372 comments)

They can rip each other to shreds if the mood takes them.

more than 2 years ago
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AMD Confirms CPU Bug Found By DragonFly BSD's Matt Dillon

Simon Rowe Re:This isn't nearly as bad as the division bug (292 comments)

It fixed it, but new programmers shouldn't be forced to deal with stuff like that.

You're new here aren't you? Software always has to fix up the screwups the hardware engineers made.

more than 2 years ago
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A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Use Computers

Simon Rowe 86 years? (333 comments)

That'll be one of these new-fangled schools. Oh, it's in the US, I guess goes for old over there.

more than 2 years ago
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Marking 10 Years Since 9/11/2001

Simon Rowe Re:Keep Calm and Carry On (804 comments)

America didn't give two shits so the rest of the world didn't say anything.

Oh they did, who do you think paid for all the explosives?

more than 2 years ago
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Lines of code I've written in the last 24 hours:

Simon Rowe Re:Only one line (391 comments)

Let me guess, a perl hacker.

about 3 years ago
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With regards to beer, I prefer it to be:

Simon Rowe Re:First time (840 comments)

Budweiser (of the American variety) is not beer. It's corrupted water.

more than 3 years ago
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Android App Quality Pathetically Low Says Developer

Simon Rowe Is that... (336 comments)

a metric or imperial sh!tload?

more than 3 years ago

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