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Canadians Protest Wind Turbines

criznach Re:There's always a downside (533 comments)

Correct spelling and punctuation are generally helpful when making your case.

more than 2 years ago
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Left-Handed Gamers Getting Left Behind?

criznach Re:Impossible? (426 comments)

This is nothing new. My mouse and keyboard have been nearly impossible to use too. What dumb ass decided that the enter key should be on the right? Microsoft did us all a favor by adding the windows keys on both sides...

more than 3 years ago
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A Broadband Survey That Asks the Right Questions

criznach Re:Right Questions, Wrong Format (120 comments)

No kidding - it just plain will not be useable data. Gotta learn somehow :)

more than 4 years ago
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Drupal Multimedia

criznach Re:Drupal Sux (130 comments)

Most of the arguments I see about Drupal are something like "I'm an ordinary Joe, and I couldn't make whitehouse.gov". So what? If you know nothing about a complex system, how can you expect to succeed with it immediately? If PBX systems were as popular as CMS systems, everyone would be running around saying "I tried Asterisk for my home phone and I couldn't figure it out, and therefore it sucks". Unfortunately Drupal is in a market where everyone is interested in using it, but not everyone has the skills to use it, or the patience to learn it. If you want easy out of the box, and don't have money to hire someone, use Wordpress... Meanwhile, Drupal is carving out a deep niche of consultants like myself that CAN and DO make it work.

more than 4 years ago
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Drupal Multimedia

criznach Re:Don't use Drupal. It's a piece of shit. (130 comments)

I'm a Drupal consultant, and I wish you would have called me or one of my colleagues. I would agree that if you attempted to scale Drupal to a moderate to large size with no prior experience, you will probably fall on your face. Drupal has evolved into something that works quite well for small sites on shared hosting. It does work for large sites, but it's not easy. There are dozens of optimizations that you didn't mention trying. It's not a piece of shit. You just failed to make it work. :)

more than 4 years ago
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Drupal Multimedia

criznach Re:a FOSS project that requires extensive hacking (130 comments)

I would argue that it only requires hacks if you wish to make it unique, or do something not provided by available modules. I've worked with Drupal for over 3 years and it rarely requires "hacks" once you know your way around. Sharepoint on the other hand is a proprietary and commercial rabbit hole that will cost you some serious bucks once you need to customize it.

more than 4 years ago
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Machines Almost Pass Mass Turing Test

criznach Elbot types too fast (580 comments)

I suspected Elbot was a machine when (s)he responded instantly to every question. No one types that fast.

more than 5 years ago

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