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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

angel'o'sphere Useless? (277 comments)

So, in the year 2014, long after the subversion of source control, and submissive UIs all jokes about man/woman or more/less are still so hot that a core process of a unix like system needs to be called "useless"? Erm, I typoed: uselessd ...
Lucky that I no longer have to convince managers to use 'subversion' (eeeek, what that?) but can propose git.

4 hours ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

angel'o'sphere Re:Google's storage (367 comments)

There are plenty of disk drive makers left. Not only in names but also in actual distinct companies.
However you are right with your conclusion.
Founding a new disk drive company right now is pointless, you only can get into that by buying some.
On the other hand: drivers are soon dead anyway, except for NAS and SAN ... but that as well is only a question of a few more years.

yesterday
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

angel'o'sphere Re:They want it but don't understand it. (367 comments)

The guys who modded this funny did not read to the end.

Form is the most important thing if you would do something 'really' interesting. And bottom line such a form is most of the time considered really beautiful. A sword comes to mind, or a bow, or a simple arrow even. Or a hang glider ...

The idea that stuff only needs to work, has to be cheap and can otherwise be as awkward to use and as ugly to handle is utter nonsense.

As well you can say: your dick has no eyes (sorry girls, I assume you have a similar proverb)

yesterday
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

angel'o'sphere Re:Bullshit. (367 comments)

There is No Such Agency :D

yesterday
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

angel'o'sphere Re:Me too. (367 comments)

No, likely not.
No one drills a micron small hole in Aluminium for a consumer device ...
And it would not be dropped but replaced by this: μ

yesterday
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

angel'o'sphere Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (270 comments)

So I mixed up the two countries over the discussion ...
Sorry, but that was not the point.
The point was 'button less'.
But I figured now that misinterpreted 'button less'. I assumed the shirt was 'open at the front' and lacked (for whatever reason) buttons to close it. And the parents post indicated the cravat or tie was the solution to it.
However I figured now that with 'button less' a shirt was meant, that is closed at the front and does not need buttons :D
However that makes the original sentence not more clear. On the other hand, I would not know how to describe such a shirt properly in english.
Interesting: Croatia is catholic and not orthodox, besides it is slavic and surrounded by orthodox countries and Romania is orthodox besides it is surrounded by catholic countries?

2 days ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

angel'o'sphere Re:Not a problem... (314 comments)

ROFL did you actually read the link you posted?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...
Yes, the first few lines claim, it is a fertilizer.
But when it comes to the specifics: "Mineral dust is mainly constituted of the oxides (SiO2, Al2O3, FeO, Fe2O3, CaO, and others) and carbonates (CaCO3, MgCO3) that constitute the Earth's crust." it is obvious: it is not a fertilizer.
No idea why wikipedia writers insist on that or why 'dumb asses' like you ( muhuhua +4 informative) repeat that nonsense.
A source of minerals? Perhaps. Fertilizers? Nope.
Regions like the Amazonas are closed systems anyway ... except for smoke from forest fires not much escapes the system. So already the claim 'important fertilizers for e.g the Amazonas' region is nonsense in itself, regardless from where the fertilizers might come.

2 days ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

angel'o'sphere Re:Not a problem... (314 comments)

Because most moderators have read the moderator guidelines: disagreeing with a post is no reason for down modding.
Get a damn clue ... and furthermore: your post did not contribute anything to the discussion :D

2 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

angel'o'sphere Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (441 comments)

My point is (and sorry, that I missed the 'they have not to hear') stuff like this is not happening anyway.
So your 'advice' is rather mood.
No one who lives in a sane world and has 'sane' mind is 'proposing' anything to a woman he never has talked to before.
Ofc it is perfectly fine to become acquainted to a girl, e.g at the bar in the hotel, and ask her in the elevator what 'her plans' are. And ofc it might be more 'secure' to ask her in the hotel reception on the way to the elevator instead.
Nevertheless your first two posts I answered to look completely 'out of context'.

And your further answers - half accusing me to be a moldster - make your previous posts not look better!

2 days ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

angel'o'sphere Re:Why just guns? (264 comments)

For a non native english speaker a 'license' and a 'permit' is the exact same thing.
But be my guest and explain me the difference.

What you explain about CH, I don't see any difference to DE ... so my standpoint has not changed. In fact you emphasize that I was right :) you get 'buying' and 'carrying' 'permits' easy in the US and not so easy, if at all in CH. That was the point ... if you want to call it permit when I call it license ... sorry, no idea what the difference should be.

2 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

angel'o'sphere Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (441 comments)

I mean seriously!
For fuck sake read what you have posted two posts back.
What has my answer to do with the bullshit you wrote in the post parent to this?
Who in his sane mind asks a random women he never has met before about 'sex'?
So what is your nonsense post/accusion about?

You have serious problems! Don't interpret bullshit into other peoples posts!

2 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

angel'o'sphere Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (441 comments)

You did suggest that.
Do you think walking up to strange women when they are alone with no prospect of immediate help around and propositioning them for sex is polite?
Why would anyone do that, oh yes ... certainly in your experience this happens.
Something 'like' this happened to my GF, she wrecked his face. A drunk fucktard lingering in her street and 'waiting for girls' passing by. The other girls inly yelled 'fuck your self'.

A year later for other reasons she told that a random police officer, who immediately asked for a description and encouraged her to call the police next time: regardless how she handled the situation.

Anyway .. got distracted :) perhaps I misunderstood your previous post.

2 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

angel'o'sphere Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (441 comments)

I have never been in a country where it would not be considered unbelievable rude if you asked a girl in front of witnesses to your room.
I mean, if I would do that in certain European countries or regions and the brother or father is around (assuming I'm not already married to the girl in question) that would be close to a death sentence aka suicide.
In what retarded world do you live that you consider to ask a girl in public: "you wanna fuck me?" is okey?
Ah, well, you only wanted to ask her to come (and stay?) to your room ... drinking a coffee, sorry, my misinterpretation.

2 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

angel'o'sphere Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (441 comments)

If you have trouble to talk to a girl, especially after she started the conversation, you are not a geek, but a nerd.

Sad that in our days geeks and nerds are considered the same thing ... but I don't feel sexually harassed by it :D

2 days ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

angel'o'sphere Re:Maybe we if stopped giving Africa food (314 comments)

Shall we blame the Brits for Sunni and Shiia slaughtering each other for hundreds of years too?
Mainly yes.
Ever looked at a 'natural' map, like Europe, Asia etc?
And ever looked at an 'artificial' map, like USA, Africa?
Do you notice a difference? Most borders in Africa are artificial. Straight lines going through old 'tribes' territories, splitting up stuff that 'belongs together' and add 'random' areas to now existing countries.

E.g Texas in the USA, several straight borders, same for Libya, Algeria, Sudan etc. in Africa.

Basically everything that is running bad in Africa is a direct result of european imperialism.

The whole continent was still 'sone age' or early 'iron age' when the occupiers finally left.

But now a tribe had tanks, the other had not. The guys ruling there usually do one thing: 'cleanse' the previous ruling cohorts and replace every post with family members and far relatives. Regardless if they win an election or become rulers by a coupe. The idea that law is above everything, that corruption is bad etc. etc. is a strange concept to them. How should it not, during the occupation by europeans they experienced that the laws are not protecting them, they are only to the benefit of the imperialists.

There is plenty of literature about Africa around 1900 ... good movies, too. Even random 'novels' which made it to movies give good back ground knowledge, or at least an impression.

In roman times, and even when the british conquered half of it, Africa was full with empires, striving huge empires.

But the British did it like the Romans: befriend one tribe, give him 'modern' weapons and let him lose on the 'enemies' of that tribe. With the promise to support that tribe with houses, more weapons, schools, and most important: churches.

They did the same in India and New Zealand ...

3 days ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

angel'o'sphere Re:Not a problem... (314 comments)

The sand of the Sahara does not fertilize anything.
It is: sand.
Hint: check on wikipedia what sand actually is.
Another hint: your windows are made of sand, so are the chips in your computer, so are solar panels, the glasses of your glasses ...
(* facepalm *)

3 days ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

angel'o'sphere Re:No, It Won't (314 comments)

All problems of mankind are man made.
Water is in abundance, we only manage it badly.
The planet can easy feed 100 billions, we have space for so many people and the food is easy grown.
The idea that food only growth with fertilizers that need lots of energy to produce is nonsense, a myth spread by the current 'status quo' ... 20% to 40% of the food grown in western countries is: thrown away. For what ever reason.

The only way we can reach 11 billion for 2100 is if we start making soylent green out of people when they reach 30.
Do you really want to eat the 'meat' of a 30 year old sinew male, not to mention he likely is black or yellow, eek! The average cow is a year or two old :)
And considering the pollution levels, a 30 year old human is likely not really save to consume.

The problem of the world are political factions, not really food production or population.

But I agree, with a few more billion hard core christians or muslims we wont come far.

3 days ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

angel'o'sphere Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (270 comments)

Yes, you bite, but you don't explain.
Why should a romanian wear an open shirt with no buttons and put a 'cravate' around his neck.
What exactly would that achieve? The shirt still is not closed and has still no buttons ...

Then there is the open question if a Romanian cravat and a 'modern' tie have indeed something in common or are simply parallel 'evolutions'.

The history of the word is right btw.

3 days ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

angel'o'sphere Re:Why just guns? (264 comments)

Then we cross talked each other, no idea why you explain this stuff :)
Point is you need a license in CH ... in many parts of the US, you don't.

3 days ago

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  about 3 years ago

Hm,
seems with Chrome the Journal works more or less fine.
With IE 8 (wich I'm forced to use at work) it does not work at all.

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  about 3 years ago

Part one: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37368820
Part two: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37369110

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hm, can't we have a kind of blackboard or message system in /.?

I liked to send ~ ScuttleMonkey a message but it seems I can't ... or to other "users" I can't neither ...

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Still looking for an XUL Client Server App based on Firefox

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Just modded in this discussion: http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/12/28/2144249&tid=154/

Nice Links showed up:
http://basic.mozillanews.org/mozilla_book/ch09.html/ about XUL templates.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=78303/ oline repository of Free PDFs about XUL.

http://www.jerf.org/xbl.js/ source code of an XTB implementation in JavaScript. (by Jeremy Bowers)

http://www.hevanet.com/acorbin/xul/top.xul/ example site about XUL, running in Firebird.

http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/xulref/ Readers say, this one is not that good, but outdated. Nevertheless I never found it via the mozilla home page or google (because I googlef for client/server and network XUL applications).

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  about 10 years ago

well, most posts are funny or just 'interesting' some how.

Your post was very analytic, and it was just like I had written it: http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10057440

perfect, so I added you :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  about 10 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10055244

That was the best post on /. ever ... hillarious I would say in my poor english :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=110929&cid=9417480

Hm, that post was not only insightfulöl but also really sarcastic :D

Luckyly I could calm down my fingers and I did not comment on that articel. I agree with all posters who basicly found the Saloon article "bull shit" and bashed the gnome team accordingly.

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added hak1du to friends list

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Because of his really good post regarding GC:
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=105651&cid=8996551

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

This article explains it ...

http://www.mackido.com/Interface/TrashingDisks.html

cut the space between "htm" and "l" ... a /. error.

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Fans and Foes

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Hm ...

anybody can shed some light on how friends and foes work.

E.g. if I click on my foe link ... are those people displayed there guys I consider as foe, or are that guys who have descided that they consider me as foe?

I think the pages displayed when you click on friend/foe/freak etc.. should have a headline and an explanaition :-/

aos

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