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Steve Ballmer's Head On the Block?

daeley Re:Finally... (410 comments)

I'd say Vogon.

more than 2 years ago
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Computer De-Evolution: Awesome Features We've Lost

daeley Re:Not-a-concept (662 comments)

They tell us that we lost our tails, evolving up from little snails.
I say it's all just wind in sails. Are we not men?

more than 3 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

daeley Re:Not so bad to have different systems. (2288 comments)

Actually, they don't even have a consistent way to name themselves - "American" actually applies for a lot more people than the ones dwelling (or born) in the USA.

The USA is the only country with America in its name, so at least there is some rationality to it, unlike clinging to Imperial measurements. Then there are North Americans and South Americans, even Central Americans depending on your geography.

more than 3 years ago
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Journey To the Mantle of the Earth By 2020

daeley Re:I predict... (262 comments)

Scientists found that individual socks disappear in your clothes dryer and (through some still undetermined warping mechanism) transform into wire hangers in your closet.

more than 3 years ago
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Have I Lost My Gaming Mojo?

daeley Re:Keyword: indie (418 comments)

You mean there are Russian video games other than Tetris?

Sure! Tetris Plus *and* Tetris Plus 2! ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Which Language To Learn?

daeley Re:Just C. (897 comments)

So where would one start learning C if one were wanting to?

more than 3 years ago
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Which Language To Learn?

daeley Re:COBOL (897 comments)

Still in demand and it will not die.

Any particular dialect?

more than 3 years ago
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33 Developers Leave OpenOffice.org

daeley Re:LibreOffice will join the ranks of Linux... (500 comments)

Thats such bullshit. 'USERS' don't code. 'USERS' actually USE the software.

Ram: Do you believe in the Users?
Crom: Sure I do! If I didn't have a User, than who wrote me?

more than 3 years ago
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33 Developers Leave OpenOffice.org

daeley Re:Bravo.... (500 comments)

Hyperbole is destroying slashdot!

Death to all extremists!!!!

more than 3 years ago
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33 Developers Leave OpenOffice.org

daeley Re:Well... (500 comments)

I'd bet on both

Given the big names on the LibreOffice announcement -- Canonical and/or Google?

more than 3 years ago
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I typically read about __ books per year.

daeley Re:Intervals (363 comments)

Most of the Lord of the Rings was absolutely brilliant, but that section was mostly boring and tedious, doing little to advance the story.

It does a ton to advance the reader's attachment to the hobbits, as well as a lot toward distancing (literally) the Shire from the outside world.

If the hobbits leave Farmer Maggot's, cross a river, and find themselves walking in the front doors of Rivendell with a "Hey we found a cool sword and a pony on the way! Oh, and this creepy Ranger guy." it's no where near as impressive a journey.

more than 3 years ago
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Programming Things I Wish I Knew Earlier

daeley Re:Comment your code (590 comments)

// the following code delivers cake to the subject

// the preceding comment is a lie!

more than 3 years ago
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.Net On Android Is Safe, Says Microsoft

daeley Re:Names (377 comments)

Why, is it too MonoTonous?

more than 3 years ago

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daeley daeley writes  |  more than 7 years ago

daeley writes "It wouldnt be a day in Hollywood without at least one wonderfully odd thing happening.

Ersatz Chewbacca succumbs to dark side

A street performer dressed as Chewbacca from Star Wars apparently succumbed to the dark side when he allegedly head-butted a tour guide operator in front of Graumans Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles police said today.


I guess the tour guide operator never heard that you always let the wookie win. Oh, it gets better.

The lesson here is you can have the force with you, [LAPD Spokesdroid Lt. Paul] Vernon said. You just cant use illegal force.


Ooof."
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daeley daeley writes  |  more than 7 years ago

daeley writes "Two geeky bird-related science items in the news. First up, this awesome story in the LA Times, "Large bird, small boy, big news"

Like any good bird-lover, Gabriel Gottfried knew what to do when he spied the huge creature perched on a tree branch outside his Topanga Canyon home. He grabbed his camera to document what experts say may be the first California condor to fly the canyon's skies in more than 100 years. His action photo of the elusive bird taking wing was remarkable enough. But perhaps not as remarkable as the fact that Gabriel is 5 years old....
Way to go, Gabe! Next up, a headline from National Geographic that is so thoroughly rooted in the 21st Century, it'll make your head spin: "GPS-Equipped Pigeons Enlisted as Pollution Bloggers"

If pigeons wrote their own blogs, they might talk about where to score breadcrumbs or find prime roosting spots. Now, with the help of tiny high-tech backpacks, pigeons really have become bloggers — but they're posting messages about California smog....
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