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Reiser4 File System Still In Development

clampolo Re:Time to let it go... (317 comments)

Very interesting. The stuff about large numbers of small files seemed silly to me until I read your post. Making the file system absorb the capabilities of a database is clever and would make a lot of things easier.

about 2 years ago

Apple News From WWDC and iPhone 5 Rumors

clampolo Re:ethernet dongles (likely at added cost on $2k+) (683 comments)

Er, what? Your color blind friend can't see color (in nature?) but can see it on an iPad 3?

They are a magical thing. I used to have herpes before I saw the iPad 3 display

more than 2 years ago

U.S. Navy Receives First Industry Built Railgun Prototype

clampolo Re:Wow (277 comments)

Hi. I live a km away from the facility in question. Please stop conducting your tests at 3am

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Says Goodbye To CES

clampolo Re:Heh (79 comments)

They don't need to astroturf. Not with astounding and game changing technology like the Windows 8 and Windows Phone. They are perfect for all your personal and professional needs. They also make great stocking stuffers as well.

about 2 years ago

Fighting Mosquitoes With GM Mosquitoes

clampolo Re:Wait a second... (521 comments)

The frogs and bats will just evolve to take the place of the mosquitoes. Soon they will bite us and suck our blood as we sleep.

more than 2 years ago

The RMS Tour Rider

clampolo Re:First post? I brought up breakfast once (373 comments)

I lost 60 lb as well. Did it without eating breakfast. From what I've read all that matters is daily caloric intake, not when you take in your calories.

more than 2 years ago

UBS Rogue Trader Loses $2 Billion In Unauthorized Trades

clampolo Re:Bonus (360 comments)

Tyrone is going to give him a big bonus in his prison cell.

about 3 years ago

Apple Claims Samsung and Motorola Patent Monopoly

clampolo Re:How dare they sue us! (381 comments)

I've never seen a single picture frame that looks like an iPad.

So you have never seen a picture frame in the shape of a rectangle that has either a black or a white border?

Were you out hunting a woolly mammoth when you fell into the icy water and only recently thawed yourself out?

about 3 years ago

Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager

clampolo Re:Good Idea (951 comments)

As soon you get used to it, then you will work faster.

That is true. When my master gave me my first whipping, i didn't like it one bit. But after a while calluses formed and it was perfectly fine. In fact I now use the crack of the whip to help me keep a good steady pace while I'm working the fields.

about 3 years ago

13-Year-Old Uses Fibonacci Sequence For Solar Power Breakthrough

clampolo Re:Makes sense... (410 comments)

Does the license fee for your patent cost less if I only want to wash my hands after using the bathroom?

more than 3 years ago

Chrome 14 Beta Integrates Native Client

clampolo Re:Please don't use C/C++ (209 comments)

Well. Once guy judges programmers based on whether they say "C/C++" or "C and C++". The other one judges them by what development environment they use. That is all you need to know to see how skilled those 2 are.

more than 3 years ago

The Next Firefox UI

clampolo Re:Dear Mozilla (401 comments)

It's not just them. IE and Opera are also going the Chrome route. Personally I hate it too. The purpose of the frameworks an OS provides is to make the look and feel of all the apps look the same. And presumably since the user picked the particular OS, then they like the look and feel of that framework,

more than 3 years ago

Fed Audit's Initial Report Reveals Trillions in Secret Loans

clampolo Re:Ron Paul 2012 (499 comments)

You are injecting too much politics into this. Do you really think that Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh's audience have the economic power to cause a major commodity to rise to an all time high? For a major commodity like gold to go up in price some major players have to be getting in on the action. And in fact, China and India have been buying large amounts of gold.

And it makes sense why people are buying. There is a lot of uncertainty in the world economy right now. There are fears from austerity measures in Europe as well as debt/unemployment woes in the US. Gold makes a very nice hedge. If the fears are justified then there is no bubble. But if you are so sure that you know more than the market, feel free to short gold.

Inflation has not been the problem over the last few years

Considering that the FED's definition of inflation excludes food and energy prices, I tend to dismiss anyone that says inflation isn't that bad.

The gold standard would be a great thing for very few people. and I'd bet dollars to donuts that you aren't actually one of them

Despite its occasional ups and downs, gold is pretty good at keeping its purchasing power. The dollar is not. Inflation is a real killer for people on fixed incomes, so I fail to see why you think price stability is only good for the rich.

more than 2 years ago

Amazon Drops California Associates to Avoid Sales Tax

clampolo Re:Great way to cut down on the affiliate link spa (623 comments)

It's a more difficult case to make, but California ought to pass a law, saying, if you want to do business in this state, you need to pay our sales tax

I have a better idea. How about they keep their hands off the net before they make it as pathetic as the California public schools, roads, DMV, or anything else the California government controls

more than 3 years ago

Amazon Drops California Associates to Avoid Sales Tax

clampolo Re:And what does this have to with taxes? (623 comments)

The state is the representative of the people. If people think that the state is undeserving of their money, it gives you a good idea of how little the people think the state represents them.

more than 3 years ago

Acoustic Stealth Technology Finally Created

clampolo Re:wonderful! (83 comments)

They can finally start working on silent bathroom stalls.

No, it is useful to have loud sounds warning all to stay away from the area

more than 3 years ago

Book Review: The Clean Coder

clampolo Finally (196 comments)

We needed a book that taught programmers proper hygiene. I have often come close to collapsing when the terrifying stench of an unclean coder has hit my nostrils. I know at least a dozen people I will give this book to along with a good scrub brush.

more than 3 years ago

Windows Phones Getting Buried At Carriers' Stores

clampolo Re:Problem is the Commercials (412 comments)

On top of that, the message of the commercials are people who spend time on their smartphones are losers

Maybe they are going for the large and untapped low-self-esteem smartphone market.

more than 3 years ago

Windows Phones Getting Buried At Carriers' Stores

clampolo Re:Wither on the vine (412 comments)

Walmart doesn't go out of its way to promote any of the products it sells. All they care is that you buy something at Walmart. Why should Verizon be any different. If iphones and androids are selling like hotcakes why should they spend advertising money to canabalize their sales.

more than 3 years ago

Google Uncovers China-Based Password Collection Campaign

clampolo Hypocrites (186 comments)

The real reason Google is upset about this is because China isn't paying them to get the information like everyone else. Google is pissed that China is cutting out the middle man.

more than 3 years ago


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