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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Yunzil Re:36 million gallons? (330 comments)

What is that in Volkswagen Beetles?

2 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Yunzil Re:Expensive Middle Class Sport Losing Patrons (396 comments)

Wonder why - the most expensive popular sport in existence is losing millions of players

Golf isn't that expensive. Oh sure, if you want the finest carbon fiber/titanium clubs and play every week on an exclusive, perfectly manicured course at a private club it'll cost you. But you can get a cheap set of clubs and play at the local public course for not too much money.

2 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Yunzil Re:Militia, then vs now (1608 comments)

A well-regulated militia is the goal of the amendment

Then it has completely failed.

5 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Yunzil Re:Militia, then vs now (1608 comments)

They've been peaceful the whole time, and did nothing more than provide a presence and protest. The only difference between them and Occupy $location is the presence of firearms

The Occupy folks didn't owe a bunch of unpaid fees to the government and hadn't been flouting the law for 20 years either. I seriously can't believe anyone would white-knight for Bundy.

5 days ago
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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Yunzil Re:WOWZA! (240 comments)

Give me a break. You don't need a phone to hail a taxi or to find a train.

about a week ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Yunzil Re:I am so glad (270 comments)

However, I find that when something goes wrong with Windows, no one actually calls Microsoft for support despite paying for an MSDN subscription. We've had trouble connecting to SQLServer or the jdbc driver for SQLServer has a memory leak, don't call Microsoft. Instead my manager scours the internet and says, "take this website's advice." How, I ask you, how is that different than Linux? So much for better supported.

Hold on, you're paying for support, no one uses it and somehow that proves that MS products don't have good support?

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

Yunzil Re:WOWZA! (240 comments)

I need my mobile device for everything

No, actually you don't.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

Yunzil Re:Do the right test (451 comments)

So what you're saying is that people will only use Linux under threat of being fired?

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

Yunzil Re:What a joke (195 comments)

Yeah, EA is a gaming company, that survives by taking money from people in exchange for shitty, overhyped products

As opposed to financial companies that survive by taking money from people in exchange for ruining the global economy.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yunzil Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

Except I don't think anyone said that Eich couldn't support whatever stupid backward laws he liked. Just that he should do it elsewhere.

about three weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yunzil Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

Sorry, no. Free speech doesn't mean freedom from having to face the consequences of that speech.

about three weeks ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

Yunzil Re:Because Hollywood. (544 comments)

Sure, visually you can see it's a soft shoulder, but audibly, your brain hasn't bothered to think about dirt or gravel noises. The first sound most audiences associate with a fast departure like that is a squealing tire. That's what they expect

No, actually that only what audio engineers expect. The rest of us in the audience are sitting there thinking, "Why the hell are the tires squealing on gravel? The audio engineer must be a moron."

about three weeks ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

Yunzil Re:Change (162 comments)

Terrible, unintuitive syntax. Horrible documentation that was apparently written for people who already understand it. Obscure error messages. Too much knowledge required up front to start using it effectively. Hard to pick up the pieces when something inevitably goes wrong.

I've seen posts elsewhere where people say "Oh, once you understand that behind the scenes it's working on blobs and trees and commits then it makes more sense. Also, graph theory." OK, but should I need to know any of that? I don't need to know how an internal combustion engine works to drive my car.

It probably makes perfect sense to Linus and people who shares his brainwaves. To us mere mortals, not so much.

But this is all moot because I just realized the article is a joke.

about three weeks ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

Yunzil Change (162 comments)

'this [migration] will finally let us get rid of the current broken design... ... and replace it with a completely new broken design. (I hate git.)

about three weeks ago
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Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

Yunzil Re:Useless Most of the Time (518 comments)

Don't know what your problem is, but I have a rearview camera and the only time it doesn't work is if it's completely covered by snow.

about three weeks ago
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Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

Yunzil Re:Ok seriously though ... (367 comments)

you can always upgrade to a newer kernel, and you're not going to break anything in the process.

Hehe. That's a good one.

about a month ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

Yunzil "A company named Fluke" (653 comments)

Are you saying you've never heard of Fluke? C'mon, son.

about a month ago
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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

Yunzil Re:Is thsi Slashdot? (623 comments)

Tell me more about this horse lady.

about a month ago

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