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OpenOffice.org Declares Independence From Oracle, Becomes LibreOffice

agnosticnixie Re:You mean... (648 comments)

Pronounced Zorg. A fully deserved pronounciation, as updates to the real one shows that both are ultimately cartoonishly evil in their own way.

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OpenOffice.org Declares Independence From Oracle, Becomes LibreOffice

agnosticnixie Re:Awesome News for Microsoft (648 comments)

Trying too hard, you're doing it.

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OpenOffice.org Declares Independence From Oracle, Becomes LibreOffice

agnosticnixie Re:Say that ten times fast (648 comments)

It would be more like Lee Bro-ffice.

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OpenOffice.org Declares Independence From Oracle, Becomes LibreOffice

agnosticnixie *logs on to fix* (648 comments)

/libr/ - if this stupid thing didn't use html tags that swallow up my IPA notation

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New Calculations May Lead To a Test For String Theory

agnosticnixie Re:And when it fails this test too (284 comments)

Also nobody who uses "herstory" argues that it's because it has a tie to "his", it's obvious this word is a latin borrowing thanks to french, it's just a facetious way of saying "so this is history related to women/a woman".

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New Calculations May Lead To a Test For String Theory

agnosticnixie Re:And when it fails this test too (284 comments)

man in english comes from Mann in german, man is just "we"

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New Calculations May Lead To a Test For String Theory

agnosticnixie Re:And when it fails this test too (284 comments)

Wow.

You a) failed linguistics, b) are an idiot and c) just built a huge strawman so you could burn it down. You must be proud of doing it in the kind of forum where, to boot, you will likely find like-minded idiots to applaud the strawman.

You do realize that the german word for woman is not derived from the german word for man, thus making your point even more ridiculous, right? Similarly, german "humankind" is Menschlichkeit, not "Mannlichkeit".

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New Calculations May Lead To a Test For String Theory

agnosticnixie Re:And when it fails this test too (284 comments)

The gender neutral pronoun is singular they anyway (it's only a late 19th century phenomenon that people get pissy about not pretending "he" is gender neutral), no need to be apologetic.

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CTRC Orders Big ISPs To Provide Matching Speeds For Resellers

agnosticnixie Re:About Canada (91 comments)

If by epic fight you mean it took a third conglomerate to force Bell and Videotron to pretend to compete, kicking and screaming.

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Can an Open Source Map Project Make Money?

agnosticnixie Re:Freedom (304 comments)

It's called going to the shows.

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Can an Open Source Map Project Make Money?

agnosticnixie Re:Freedom (304 comments)

Only temporarily in most of these cases, staff turnovers are huge.

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Just Where Is The Lincoln Memorial, Anyhow?

agnosticnixie Re:Really? (650 comments)

Most creationists are quite experts in the putting labels and treating others as subhuman department.

I also don't believe in the moral high ground.

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Just Where Is The Lincoln Memorial, Anyhow?

agnosticnixie Re:Restoring Horror (650 comments)

The 60s as in "well after the southern strategy started" - besides, it's not what party they're from, it's what ideology they espouse.

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State Senator Admits Cable Industry Helped Write Pro-Industry Legislation

agnosticnixie Re:Competition (426 comments)

The reset you did was against the power of the mother of all megacorporations, too, just in case you're in the delusion that a corporation is not a form of government.

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How Star Wars Trumped Star Trek For Scientific Accuracy

agnosticnixie Re:SF: only one impossibility per story (495 comments)

Hard Science Fiction is a pretentious myth; it always rests on one thing: the assumption of its day.
Not only do all the authors you mention have stories where part of the future leaves the realm of known science to an extent that is sometimes as bad as Trek's, but where they stuck to what was known in that day, they end up looking incredibly outdated, with Asimov's multiple tons micros and Clarke's typewriting space-goers.

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Activision Wants Consoles To Be Replaced By PCs

agnosticnixie Re:steam does the updates for you and makes keys e (344 comments)

The "new cross platform engine" actually only changes a few libraries on the mac; the engine was always abstracted enough to allow the porting to happen in the first place.

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Activision Wants Consoles To Be Replaced By PCs

agnosticnixie Re:Console vs PC Gaming Experience (344 comments)

Good luck finding the console still working in 25 years with current gen shit.

more than 4 years ago

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