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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

cthulhu11 Re: Oracle (146 comments)

Didn't this all get sorted out decades ago with Amdahl vs IBM ??

about two weeks ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

cthulhu11 Re:UseLessD (747 comments)

Oh, so you like using a serial console too? Video consoles are stupid. Sluggish across oceans, Java hassles, cut/paste doesn't work.

about two weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

cthulhu11 Re:Amazing progress... (120 comments)

I Doubt any kind of genital surgery was common in the 19th century

Seriously? When do you think circumcision, castration, and orchiectomy were first practiced?

about two weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

cthulhu11 Re:Amazing progress... (120 comments)

I do. I learned it in 1990. For the the most annoying thing about TFA is the use of the word "womb", as if this were 1814 not 2014. Are we really afraid of the word UTERUS?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

cthulhu11 Re:Catching up with Fedora (644 comments)

Oh? I missed the part where support for 95% of the hardware that people try to use was removed.

about three weeks ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

cthulhu11 Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (602 comments)

I'm guessing you have ancient dimmers. My LED's work just fine on a switch or on a modern electronic dimmer rated for them.

about three weeks ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

cthulhu11 Re:"the Phoebus cartel still casts a shadow today" (602 comments)

For sure there are many crappy CFL's out there. When you buy a twisty CFL for 25 cents at a drug store, you get what you pay for. My Cree-manufactured recessed retrofit LED's are doing great, they were like $25/each at Home Despot courtesy local utility subsidy. Unfortunately that only covered the 2700K models, but my wife insists on yellow light anyway.

about three weeks ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

cthulhu11 Re:Very sad (277 comments)

Wish I had mod points to give, this echos my feelings too. I have a 4s now and have felt that my wife's 5 was already too big. And now we're seeing reports of 6's being bent up because they're too damned thin. I'll be delaying an update of my 4s indefinitely, maybe when the 7 comes out there will be an iPhone Mini that returns to the size of a phone. And I'm neither skinny nor a candidate for tight jeans.

about three weeks ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

cthulhu11 Re:Red Hat move too slowly (232 comments)

Ubuntu kernel: like the way it suddenly started wrapping sd errors over a certain length, confounding monitoring?

about 2 months ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

cthulhu11 Re:multi-drive RV tolerance?? (316 comments)

I'm having issues with Toshiba 3TB drives right now that best I can tell are vibration-related. 20%+ of these drives report medium errors within the first few months of deployment. Seagates in the same chassis don't fail at nearly that rate. Toshiba and LSI swear that this is normal. They're on bad crack.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

cthulhu11 Re:What are you downloading? (355 comments)

What about the option of not cheaping out on the connectivity plan and instead getting one that matches your actual usage?

about 2 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

cthulhu11 Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

Plenty is broken with "Linux", but systemd vs antique SYSV init vs upstart is the least of our problems. Let's first get a usable filesystem with integrated volume management and transparent compression. You know, like Solaris had 10 years ago. But if we're going to talk about systemd ... The sequential SysV init system has been a bottleneck for years. If systemd is too pervasive, why not port SMF to replace it? Yep, another place that Solaris solved the problem years ago, but Linux NIH syndrome and solipsism prevail.

about 2 months ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

cthulhu11 Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

I try OpenLibreOffice every few years. To date it has not been able to consistently open and display MS-created files. It can get back to me when it does.

about 2 months ago
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Cisco To Slash Up To 6,000 Jobs -- 8% of Its Workforce -- In "Reorganization"

cthulhu11 Re:Everything hits poor people harder (207 comments)

Libertarianism is a great idea as long as every actor is altruistic and interested in the welfare of the society above themselves.

Exactly. Everyone Libertarian I've ever encountered is exactly the opposite.

about 2 months ago
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Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

cthulhu11 Re:Cheaper drives (183 comments)

System vendors have always been like that. All of them, not just Apple.

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

cthulhu11 Re:Stupid (561 comments)

Agreed, though this view is often unpopular. Clarence Thomas got blasted a while back for (rightly) thinking that affirmative action is insulting. If any ethnic/racial/gender group is getting discriminated for/against in hiring, that's one thing -- and a thing that shouldn't ever happen. If there are educational / opportunity barriers to ethnic / racial / gender groups getting getting educated, that's where the focus should be, equal opportunities. I worked for a tech company back around 1991 or so. The VP of engineering left and there was speculation as to who would replace him. A co-worker asserted that a certain software doc manager should get the job, but that she wouldn't because she was a woman. The idea that maybe a tech writer with *any* set of chromosomes might not be the right choice to lead a hardware / OS engineering department fell on deaf ears. That said, when I read this article on MacRumors, my first thought was "Are all the Indians considered White???".

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

cthulhu11 Re:The problem of Microsoft (337 comments)

Agreed. After all the outcry over the ribbon foo, when I finally saw it I was like "What's the big fuss?"

about 2 months ago

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