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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

arfonrg So, a paperless IOU? (100 comments)

So, it's a paperless IUO system. Where do I dump my savings to get into this!?!

about a month ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

arfonrg Do not want... (100 comments)

Ferrari? Fiat? Both break down far too often.

about a month ago
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Seven ISPs Take Legal Action Against GCHQ

arfonrg Re:WTF (65 comments)

If I had mod points, you would get +1 FUNNY

about 2 months ago
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How To Prevent the Next Heartbleed

arfonrg I'm so tired of this... (231 comments)

I want to punch everyone in the head who is using Heartbleed as an example of why NOT to use open source. It actually proves that open source development works well. Once the bug was found, the fix was released very quickly. I can guarantee you that if this was a closed source commercial product, the bug would exist a long time and the bug's existence would have been denied for a long time.

If anyone thinks this is an example of open source failure, they are idiots.

about 4 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

arfonrg Re:RCA agrees (87 comments)

Well, the CIO who decided on this was the CFO (with no IT experience) who was the acting CIO.

about 4 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

arfonrg Re:RCA agrees (87 comments)

I INHERITED some HP/UX servers migrating from PA-RISC to Itanium. A COMPLETE disaster. This is what happens when people are promoted above their capability and moved into IT management but, I digress.

EVERYTHING was a problem. They had custom binaries in which the original authors were long gone on PA-RISC (no idea where the source was, and Aries barfed), drivers gave me headaches (looking at you printers), changes in base commands. Just a horrible experience.

From now on out, when I get asked to spec something, I'm going with the most vanilla, common solutions (e.g. Linux on x86 and exclude java where I can).

about 4 months ago
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Venus' Crust Heals Too Fast For Plate Tectonics

arfonrg Re:Carbon dioxide is *NOT* toxic. (135 comments)

Wait, so it's NOT the lack of tectonics that prevents life on Venus but this "737K @ 9.2MPa" thing?

about 4 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

arfonrg Re:*sigh* (358 comments)

"Big surprise.. tech hirer not valuing fields they do not hire from" - that would sound +1 Insightful if the title to the article wasn't "How to Get a Job at Google". Now you just sound angry.

about 4 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

arfonrg Re:It's still about $ (358 comments)

WIN!

about 4 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

arfonrg Re:Low end can become high end (87 comments)

PDP emulated on XP? Wow, legacy on legacy. Now, you need to virtualize the XP on a Linux box and you'll be full on nerd-cool!

about 4 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

arfonrg Re:RCA agrees (87 comments)

I never understood the ARM server angle.... There are plenty of existing server architectures that work fine now, why add another oddity? If the answer is: x86 is too bloated and ARM can be smaller/faster/better, I just went through sheer HELL with a set of Itanium HP severs (which were supposed to be smaller/faster/better) and it taught me to NEVER buy/recommend buying any 'minority' architecture. x86 might be inefficient but, it's supported by everything I want.

about 4 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

arfonrg Re:RCA agrees (87 comments)

+1 Insightful to parent!

about 4 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

arfonrg Re:Poor poor bigot (1116 comments)

You have it backwards. In European cultures, marriage was a religious institution first. It wasn't later when the government got involved and civil marriages came into existence.

about 5 months ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

arfonrg Re:For those with broken brains... (529 comments)

Where did you get that? That's not what the article said at all. Or are you a self proclaimed expert on all matters religion and brain and just pulled that out of your ass?

about 5 months ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

arfonrg Re:Whatever (529 comments)

Have fun with your statistically worse life.

about 5 months ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

arfonrg Re:Whatever (529 comments)

No, that's not what the article said. The calming effect of prayer (which you guys are claiming is equivalent to meditation) was just one aspect that they noted. Read the article before you get on your high horse.

about 5 months ago

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