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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Zaelath Re:Strawman argument (728 comments)

You have a couple of entertaining alternatives to just "they're a dick", but it's a reach to say you're covering all cases and as such abuse is never an appropriate response.

As for the "anger towards the parents", if someone assaults me I should go and piss on their ancestor's grave? Exactly how far back do you take the parental responsibility?

"more" could easily include any number of legal remedies, like getting the cops to beat them up, assuming they're not a mentally disabled octogenarian on the loose from prison.

3 days ago
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Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code

Zaelath Re:Not surprised (145 comments)

iDunno

3 days ago
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Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code

Zaelath Re:What alternative could be built? (145 comments)

Mmmm, Android moved "unacceptable" into "not unusual" at the same time and said a lot more apps "require no special permissions", despite needing Device ID, GPS, and storage access. You know. For a torch app.

4 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

Zaelath Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (394 comments)

Would it be easier for you if you just changed the carrier from Interwebs to USPS?

Netflix sell you unlimited CD/s month, as long as you return one they'll send out another (there's some supply and sorting issues I believe but that's not the point)

USPS deliver what they're given as fast as they can, so generally you get something like a 3 day turn around on CDs.

Now USPS says "You know, you Netflix people are making more money than we thought you would, we'd like a piece of that. We can offer you a priority 3 day turn around your CDs for a small consideration, otherwise we might just experience some packet loss in the sorting room. Oh noes, your mail seems to be getting lost a lot, huh?"

Also in this analogy, USPS runs their own CD rental service...

4 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Zaelath Re:Strawman argument (728 comments)

You position holds true when dealing with a small child.

If some smears his own feces on a wall and they are:
- 2 years old; you scold them gently and clean them up first, then the wall.
- 20 years old; yeah... not so much. If a little abuse is all you get you're probably lucky.

You've asserted several times that people may not be abusive, and other people have run with some kind of silly argument that Linus isn't, but neither your assertion nor their tangent makes you right.

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Zaelath Re:Customer service? (890 comments)

Yeah, I take 50+ flights a year at the moment, so I'm already being boarded first anyway. I've always got the window seat too just so I can get on early and get sorted out and not have to get up for late entries and toilet breaks, and I'm broad shouldered enough that the refreshment cart whacks me every time it goes past. Aisle means you get off 10 seconds earlier after standing in the aisle for 2-10 minutes, but at too high a cost :P

I'm happy with my luggage with or "forward" of me, but if it's as little as 2 rows behind you, you have to wait for the entire plane to disembark before people will be polite enough to let you get your bag, they're all in a mad rush to go wait at the luggage carousel. As you say, the stuff I need is with me under the seat.

5 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Zaelath Re:Customer service? (890 comments)

Costs me zero to have 2 checked bags on my preferred airline. It's not because I'm cheap, it's because you don't actually fly.

If any of you wise wise people did as much flying as I do you'd probably have spent 2 days trying to get your checked bags back and understand the wisdom of having enough clothes in your carry-on to survive for a few days without your checked luggage.

about a week ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Zaelath Re:Customer service? (890 comments)

Putting cameras and laptops in the overhead bin is an *awesome* way to get them destroyed by people dumping heavy bags on top of them, or balancing them on other bags so they smash into the head of the nearest passenger when the bins are opened. But yeah, "stretch out", lol, as if you can.

about a week ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Zaelath Re:Customer service? (890 comments)

And again, "Can't fit under a seat" isn't "oversized".

about a week ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Zaelath Re:Customer service? (890 comments)

"Can't fit under the seat" isn't "oversized".

about a week ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Zaelath Re:Customer service? (890 comments)

TBH, the only reason I want to get on first is to make sure I can put my one bag in the overhead luggage, instead of getting on late and having to explain to a bunch of yahoos that their purse/satchel/gift/other trash belongs under the seat in front of them and not overhead blocking a bag that doesn't fit under the seat.

about a week ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Zaelath Re:Pft (962 comments)

Yeah, but she has a game "close to launch". Google her name -> Giant Spacekat -> Revolution60.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

Zaelath Re:ring ring (277 comments)

I immediately thought this too, but you try ringing one of these corporations and see how far you get.

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

Zaelath Re:Electric card (710 comments)

Most of the AGW discussion I see here (and elsewhere) considers nuclear to be even worse than AGW

Eh? My experience doesn't match yours at all. Do you have some kind of meta filter on?

about two weeks ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

Zaelath Re:It's not just the refund (137 comments)

it doesn't matter if you pirate anymore (because pirates can't do IAPs and can be put in a disadvantage).

You might wanna have a look at Minion Rush.. either people on the top of the high score charts are *regularly* forking out $1000 to run up massive scores, or they're using a hack to get them tokens/bananas.

I've seen a lot of games that can "restore" purchases, but that's a lot different to confirming your current in-game balance as accurate every time you start the game.

about three weeks ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Zaelath Re:Creative can suck it. (502 comments)

It was this for me: http://gizmodo.com/373748/crea...

They had a weak point about the donations, but what they were really pissed about was not being able to force Vista users to buy a new sound card...

about three weeks ago
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Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You

Zaelath Re:OMG, not my tooth brushing!!! (150 comments)

I hate this Facebook straw man.

Just because a bunch of teenagers and housewives don't care about their privacy doesn't give the government/corporations carte blanche to monitor everything I do at all times.

about three weeks ago
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15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market

Zaelath Re:Lacking details (203 comments)

Yeah, that video was enough to wipe this company from my buy list for all time.

about three weeks ago

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Ask Slashdot: Can you block sites from search?

Zaelath Zaelath writes  |  about 6 months ago

Zaelath (2588189) writes "Today I found my first Quora link in my search results on Google, and I really would like to ensure that it's my last.

Are there good add-ons for managing a block list of worthless sites like Quora, or do I need to write one?"

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