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Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

eriqk Re:Modern Day Anti-Evolutionists (497 comments)

The "consensus" that denied Wegener? The "consensus" that mocked Semmelweiss ?

the consensus that accepted continental drift and antiseptic practice after there was enough evidence to support it.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

eriqk Re:Perl (536 comments)

man perlref

$man perlref
No manual entry for perlref

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

eriqk Re:Coal has downtime as well (441 comments)

And that assumes the wind is blowing there too.

It very likely is.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

eriqk Re:VIM (359 comments)

Just a question. Is there anyone out there younger than around 40 who uses VIM because of their own choice?

I'm 45 now but I picked Vim because I liked it about 8 years ago.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

eriqk Re:Uh, sure.. (359 comments)

Does anyone do any kind of development for apple without using xcode? I've never even heard of another editor in common use on apple.

All the cool kids use Sublime Text these days.

about a month ago
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Judge Orders DOJ To Turn Over FISA Surveillance Documents

eriqk Re:OCA (184 comments)

Because not enough people are doing it.

Plenty people voted third party in the UK last time around. See where that got them.

about a month and a half ago
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Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

eriqk Re:Embedded (367 comments)

I wonder what happens if I key in the following into these ATMs:

"Permission denied"

about 4 months ago
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CIA Accused: Sen. Feinstein Sees Torture Probe Meddling

eriqk Re:it's a dupe. (187 comments)

(unless you were rather ignorant and didn't read through the covenants of the property you moved to/purchased (alas, I cannot erect an oil derrick on my property which was the major takeaway of reading through all of the paperwork when closing on my house (an no HOA!!! (which I already knew))

ERROR: missing close paren

about 4 months ago
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Another Possible Voynich Breakthrough

eriqk Re:finally (160 comments)

Replying to undo moderation. Nothing to see here etc.

about 5 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

eriqk Re: Fuck Beta! (197 comments)

If only the /. readership was this dedicated to causes that actually mattered.

about 6 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

eriqk Re:Why? (2219 comments)

In oter words: as per usual, the "If it ain't broke..." comments are wrong?

about 6 months ago
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Soviet Union Spent $1 Billion On "Psychotronic" Arms Race With the US

eriqk Re:In Soviet Russia (230 comments)

I'm a sculptor, you insensitive clod.

about 7 months ago
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A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

eriqk Re:Why subsidize? (1030 comments)

A nice description! Bizarre that liberals are the conservatives. Having a hard time getting my head around that.

They are in most places on Earth.

about 8 months ago
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Skunk Works Reveals Proposed SR-71 Successor: the Hypersonic SR-72

eriqk Re:SR-71 needed replacing (216 comments)

I assume that a plane flying Mach 6 would turn a human pilot into chunky salsa with any kind of maneuvering.

As long as you don't crash, it's okay.

about 9 months ago
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Ubuntu Touch On a Nexus 7: "Almost Awesome"

eriqk Re:My New Car (116 comments)

I've been using Linux and Windows varients professionally for over twenty years. I'm sorry to have to say it but Linux distros never really get past that functional prototype feeling. The mix of bleeding edge, inconsistent design, playing catch-up with commercial apps and "if you don't like it, fix it yourself" never fails to slightly disappoint.

But fortunately, a lot has happened since 1998.

about 9 months ago
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Yeti Bears Up Under Scrutiny

eriqk Re:headline (104 comments)

It's called a pun.

No, no...not a pun...What's that thing that spells the same backwards as forwards?

about 9 months ago
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Facebook Building a Company Town

eriqk Re:accidental lie by omission. (159 comments)

You could argue that minimum wage workers today make so little money that after they spend on necessities, they have no savings. Are they slaves, too?

Yes.

about 10 months ago

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