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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

TimMD909 Re:Sounds Better? (432 comments)

I'd bet that the results are much like taste tests between regular food and organic food. People will pick what they want to, based on prejudices. (See https://www.youtube.com/watch?...) I'd also wager they're more likely than not to try and justify their position. Admitting "defeat" and changing one's stance is a thing many avoid doing.

4 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

TimMD909 Re: The Nazis excluded people (305 comments)

That's not the appropriate comparison. This is just simply separating people into separate but equal queues for the fountains of knowledge that is our education system. I'd say it's probably also best if they sit at the back of the school buses so as not to intimidate other passengers. I for one cannot think of any examples of how this has ever caused problems in the past.

4 days ago
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How Relevant is C in 2014?

TimMD909 Re: C is primordial (640 comments)

You're not comparing the languages properly. If jQuery was ported to C++, it would be the same as the no conflict style: jQuery("zoolander").addClass("ambiturner");

about two weeks ago
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Why Apple, Google, and FB Have Their Own Programming Languages

TimMD909 Re: This isn't carpentry. (161 comments)

I agree carpentry is inappropriate. Should've been a car analogy.

about two weeks ago
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Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

TimMD909 Re: Ada Engineer... (277 comments)

I'm in Pittsburgh and it's about $120 for me a month with a brand new Sentra and full coverage through Progressive. I've heard of others around $100 for similar coverage. Anyone from Miami care to share their experience?

about two weeks ago
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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

TimMD909 Re: Ummm.... (169 comments)

SOAP? Use REST for washing his mouth out. All the cool kids do

about 4 months ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

TimMD909 Re: user error (710 comments)

My 2013 Nissan Sentra gets 42 mpg on the highway, with the AC blasting, and going up and down mountains. 32mpg is what I get in bumper to bumper traffic.

about 5 months ago
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Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

TimMD909 Re: THC infections (159 comments)

AFAIK men can get yeast infections too. Don't be sexist (jk ;-)

about 5 months ago
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The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

TimMD909 Re:Lamepocalypse (293 comments)

Quick! How many permutations are there for distributing 10 horns over 7 creatures? Bonus credit for My Little Pony Demon animated GIFs.

about 7 months ago
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Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

TimMD909 Re:UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh (357 comments)

Presby is only a 5 minute drive from places where stabbings and gunshots are common. One of my mom's friends lost her son from a gunshot basically on the doorstep of Presby. There's a handful of other hospitals next door too (Magee, Mercy, Shadyside, etc). Something like this may have saved his life.

about 9 months ago
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Why US Gov't Retirement Involves a Hole in the Ground Near Pittsburgh

TimMD909 Re:Mutants (142 comments)

Their pontifications about the Steelers make it an amusing town to live in 'n'at. Yinz don't even know...

about 9 months ago
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PETA Abandons $1 Million Prize For Artificial Chicken

TimMD909 Placing bets (191 comments)

I was always placing my bets on advertising the 5th piece from this: http://www.ted.com/talks/jack_... New slogan: "Gotta love getting some juicy tail at KFC!" Subheader: "For a limited time, get your tail with or without a bone!" Artificial chicken for the foreseeable future is as real as Robot Chicken.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Educating Kids About Older Technologies?

TimMD909 Re: Basics of the physical world (208 comments)

They'll learn about Z80 programming when they try program something that displays boobs on a TI-83

about a year ago
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Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes

TimMD909 Before they patch the hole (351 comments)

The root password is "password1".

about a year ago
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Man Jailed For Refusing To Reveal USB Password

TimMD909 Re: Cry me a fucking river... (374 comments)

"Yinz jeet jet?" or "Go Stillers!" ring a bell? If so, you'd understand it's impossible to know exactly what people around here are yakking about.

about a year ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

TimMD909 Re: If that wasn't crueal and unreasonable... (1038 comments)

Better make the coffin out of obsidian. Those damn creepers (especially if charged) make a mess of things.

about a year ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

TimMD909 Re: If that wasn't crueal and unreasonable... (1038 comments)

I feel free to quote from any source. Other posters should as well. What you said is as silly as saying any religious person is forbidden from quoting scientific literature.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

TimMD909 Re: NoScript (731 comments)

CTRL-W? You and your emacs commands. Like another person said, real men use telnet (port 443 I assume).

about a year ago
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Wikimedia Community Debates H.264 Support On Wikipedia Sites.

TimMD909 Re:Stand their ground (247 comments)

Android already supports WebM (http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html). I'm thinking this is more of a "should we care about the people with iPhones?" My answer would be "no." That'll add more pressure on Apple to not be jackasses w/ their mobile OS.

about a year ago

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To My Linux Nerd Bretheren that also have a Mac

TimMD909 TimMD909 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

timmd909 writes "I was reading a post on Slashdot that was particularly flameful towards the guys at Apple. Yes, they charge a lot more for their stuff than The Others. True, there are a lot of sanctimonious Mac OS Xers that will shower you with platitudes. There are many other things "wrong" with them. On the other hand, I could spend hours defending them and the guys from Apple.

I am a Linux Nerd. I love Linux. I run it on everything, except my Macbook. Why do I have a Macbook? Is it to pick up snobby chicks with big breasts? Partly, but mainly because I just got my degree in graphic design. With graphic design, 99% of the people out there use Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. Those programs work best on a Mac. For me, it was simply a matter of executing my projects in the most efficient manner. Mac also works extremely well my Linux-dominated home network. Over a decade of Linux experience was immediately applicable to Mac OS X.

It has also come in handy once I convinced my parents to switch to a Mac. With them running a Mac, scp'ing and ssh'ing into their machine has been a great convenience. It has also helped bring my family closer together. My parents, my brother and I all have a Mac. Sharing data between us has become easy. For years, I used to have to provide a lot of tech support for my parents; now, they can figure out 99% of what they need to on an OS they've only known a few months. Ease of use, anyone?

My question to the community is, what are other Linux nerds' experiences with Macs? Why do people bash Apple so much? It's hardly the best, costs a lot, has its DRM issues at times, but it's still a very well done suite of interoperable products and technologies."
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TimMD909 TimMD909 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

TimMD909 writes "Once again, AOL is a subject of shame. Just look at this news article they have. The 1st picture shows a kid in some chicks arms. It also shows that some people really suck at Photoshop. Go ahead, look, laugh... and hopefully crash the webpage or email server(s). Fire Destroys St Petersburg Cathedrawl Domes"

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