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Ubuntu Turns 10

iggymanz Re:Unity is rubbish. Systemd is rubbish (105 comments)

Mint has achieved some mainstream success, non-geeks use it and like it. I haven't abandoned it yet, so answer is "probably not if Clem and the team keep paying attention to user needs and wants", which is totally the opposite of Ubuntu philosophy

3 minutes ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

iggymanz Re:Voting Machines (109 comments)

Someone would have to check if dead people were getting tickets, early and often

8 minutes ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

iggymanz Re:Pseudoscience Lunacy (363 comments)

Nothing dubious about IQ. Many people don't like it because there are racial differences in averages and so they try to denounce it, but that's merely emotional response to something that doesn't fit their made up world view. Funny some people in the past would attempt to explain low IQ scores of certain groups because of claim that "culture was different", but then foreign immigrants from certain lands scored high without the cultural background claimed to produce unfair advantage.

4 days ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

iggymanz Re:Is there no commandline? (344 comments)

Wrong, Stallman made that up. Android userland normally doesn't have that GNU stuff though it can be added. There are distros with BSD userland and Linux kernel.

4 days ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

iggymanz Re:Embrace, extend and extinguish (344 comments)

you don't have to use ext3 or ext4 with any common linux distro, they support XFS and JFS and grub can boot from them

about a week ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

iggymanz Re:Is there no commandline? (344 comments)

Last I checked the quality of living and technological progress was entirely due to those markets and companies. Remember, it doesn't matter what some lone individual invents, it takes manufacturing and distribution so you can actually have something.

  No company has to bleed money to provide features less than 1% of users would use.

And in this case, anyone can put Debian or Ubuntu userland on a chromebook, or mount alternative filesystems with a little work. Fucking lazy whiners is the only issue here.

about a week ago
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The Cult of Elon Musk Shines With Steve Jobs' Aura

iggymanz Re:Made up "facts" (181 comments)

link to the EPA in my other post trumps your rag, you lose

about a week ago
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Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

iggymanz Re:Really? (264 comments)

you are full of shit, the important stuff is not on windows and the infrastructure of the internet is not built using window

about a week ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

iggymanz Re:as the birds go (608 comments)

not at all, this is well known biology fact of birds in the wild. Tough life being a bird

about a week ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

iggymanz Re:as the birds go (608 comments)

certain based on what facts?

Half of all birds in the world die each year, that's a fact. Coal is not even on the list of what kills birds in this world, even if you imagine some avian cancer or mercury poisoning is caused by coal.

about a week ago
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The Cult of Elon Musk Shines With Steve Jobs' Aura

iggymanz Re:This (181 comments)

Yes this.

Standards were fixed? Irrelevant! They don't matter,the fuel economy of real vehicles in that time frame do. And reality shows the fuel economy of vehicles in the last 30+ years rising year after year:

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/si...

The only thing "fixed" in that link is the fuel economy of *imports*

The new standards are merely the auto industry road map, made by engineers and codified by Congress.

about a week ago
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The Cult of Elon Musk Shines With Steve Jobs' Aura

iggymanz Re:Designing to the minimum (181 comments)

Wrong, *standards* don't matter, the actual fuel economy of U.S. vehicles has risen year after year in the last 30+ years. That fact destroys your argument, you made up a world view between your ears that has nothing to do with reality.

Obama's (actually Congress) new standards came from the auto industry, it is their roadmap. Your hero politicians accomplished nothing.

about a week ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

iggymanz Re:Embrace, extend and extinguish (344 comments)

nothing was extinguished, those who are not lazy gits can mount any Linux supported filesystem. But more than 99% of people don't want nor need to do that.

  No business has to waste time or money to support a weird niche market and a technically inferior and badly designed filesystem such as ext2 or 3. Filesystem design is not one of Linus' strong suits. Linux users should stop using the ext family, grub supports superior alternatives.

about a week ago
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Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

iggymanz Re:For those who said "No need to panic" (419 comments)

Much money is already being spent, no real "spreading" outside the countries where people are very, very foolish and do disgusting things that spread this disease.

We should just cut off travel from those places, that doesn't take spending money.

about a week ago
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Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

iggymanz Re:Ebola obviously spreads more easily... (419 comments)

nonsense, more likely contaminated objects were not properly isolated to sick area and not disposed of properly. Carelessness can get one maimed or killed in the real world.

By the way, "not airborne" does not included someone sneezing or coughing droplets right on you.

about a week ago
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Only 100 Cybercrime Brains Worldwide, Says Europol Boss

iggymanz Re:Seems like a delusional new age witch hunt. (104 comments)

No one is starving in the USA unless they are too lazy to go get their food stamps. Then they spend those on orange drinks and ho-hos, brushing both sides of the aisle at walmart with their fat bellies. I'm talking about inner city people who do most the stealing. You make excuses for laziness and evil.

I do know some people who were poor and hungry during the depression, my relatives and the cites they lived in. But they didn't steal and there was no crime. Strange how having morals and proper upbringing cuts down crme, while those with no family structure, no morals, no work ethic blame others and circumstances for their problems and the crimes they do.

about a week ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

iggymanz Re:Is there no commandline? (344 comments)

sure it does, Linux is just a kernel. What the corporate world wants to add to the Android operating system is very much market focused and cost constrained. There is no need to make extx convenient since almost no one wants it; those niche few who want it can look up the simple steps to mount any linux supported filesystem.

Always amusing to see geeks complain about a corporation not spending money to feed their very niche minority wants. Like when Google stops supporting unpopular services that only found use by geeks.

about a week ago

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How Not to Design a UI: Slashdot Beta Site is a Train Wreck

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 10 months ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "As with Canonical's Unity and Windows 8, the majority of otherwise intelligent coders are completely out of their element when trying to make a user interface. They fly off on tangents, ignoring any user needs or input, making something understood and useable only to themselves. A bad UI is neither discoverable, learnable, efficient of space, nor capable of providing proper feedback to the user. With apologies, I link to the vilest and most aweful forum interface misdesigned by the minds of idiot-savants in full idiot mode, the Slashdot Beta Site."
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Petition to Say No To War in Syria at Petitions.Whitehouse.gov

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A petition against the United States of America going to war in Syria is at Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov. The reasons given include the USA is not under attack by Syria, there is no declaration of war, and Syria has not attacked U.S. armed forces nor citizens."
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The Glorious Return of the Twinkie

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The geek food staple Twinkie is coming back. The sturdy main component of the foundation to the geek four food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine and bacon; with rumored shelf life on the order of the time span to cool a white dwarf to room temperature; the Twinkie along with Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho's and Cupcakes will be returning 15 July 2013 A.D. to the shelves under new management of Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulous & Co which paid over $400 mega dollars (U.S.) for the brands."
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Testable Dark Matter Theory with Anapoles

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A simple and testable model of dark matter was made by phyicists Robert Scherrer and Chiu Man Ho, that has dark matter particles with doughnut shaped magnetic fields, called anapoles, that only interact with electromagnetic fields when moving. Hence the they rarely are observed to interact with matter in their present very cold state; however such particles are detectable and this theory can be verified in the near future. These particle are also a type of majorana fermion."
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Draft of IPCC 2013 Report Already Circulating

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "More precise modeling has changed some long term climate predictions: sea levels to rise almost a meter more than present over the next century, but past dire warnings of stronger storms or more frequent droughts won't pan out. Instead there will be less strong storms, but peak winds in the tropics might be slightly higher. Temperature rise of global average will be about 3 degree C total, including the 1 degree C rise over the 20th century. In places where precipitation is frequent, it will become even more frequent; in arid areas, the tendency will be to become even drier. Some new arid areas are expected to appear in the south of N. America, South Africa and Mediterrainian countries. Overall, hardly a doomsday scenerio."
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Planet in Habitable Zone only 22 Light-Years from Earth

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The planet GJ 667Cc, found by data from earth-based observations, orbits once every 28 earth days in the habitable zone of a dim metal-poor M class dwarf. It is surprising to find probable rocky planet with at least 4.5 times the Earth's mass near a star of that composition. At a distance of 22 light-years, such a star could be reached by a fusion powered craft in a trip of several centuries."
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Wifi Signals Damage Sperm

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "Argentinian scientists find that microwave emissions from laptop wifi adapter damage sperm cells and their DNA, in a study led by Dr. Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba. At the end of the linked article a U.S. urologist pooh-poohs the results but last quoted words were "..I don't know how many people use laptops on their laps anyway.""
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High Fat Diet is Fine

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A study at John Hopkins of 55 obese but otherwise healthy subjects from the ages of 30 to 65 had the volunteers on a high fat but low carb diet along with moderate exercise. Besides losing weight, there was no observed arterial hardening, which counters the health advise of many decades past. There was also other evidence of cardiovascular health. The subjects even had arterial stiffness improvement after a 900 calorie McDonald's lunch."
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Obama Admin OK with Assassinating U.S. Citizens

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The Obama administration agrees with and will continue the Bush-era policy of having the option of assassinating American citizens if they are working with those considered to be terrorists. No Due Process for You, our state of being terrorized apparently justifies expedited justice."
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