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Gizmodo Not Welcome at 2010 WWDC

javiercero Re:Gizmodo is not Journalism (395 comments)

Ironically, the term "narcissistic twit" also applies to some dumbass corporation whose tool loses a top secret prototype, after having too many drinks at a public restroom, and hopes the whole legal system bows to their corporate interests and entitlement to total control.

It's scary how brainwashed people are in the US regarding corporations. I can envision a near future in which people will gladly insert 12 inch sticks up their rectums because they will be told that is good for the economy.

LOL

more than 3 years ago
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Bill Joy On Sun, Microsoft, Open Source, and Creativity

javiercero Re:Sun software (173 comments)

So someone was talking about WORKSTATIONS and you go off on a tangent about high end SERVERS?

Yeah, what planet are you on exactly?

more than 3 years ago
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Fedora 13 Is Out

javiercero Re:Wow. (268 comments)

Really, you had all that in 1998?

more than 3 years ago
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Linux 2.6.34 Released

javiercero Re:a filesystem for flash devices (268 comments)

You know that "flash" refers to the memory technology kind, not the adobe persuasion one.

more than 3 years ago
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Texas Schools Board Rewriting US History

javiercero Re:1984 (1238 comments)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Nothing else to add about a post which was just right. We're a social self aware species, about damned time we start acting like one!

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle Restricts Access To Sun Firmware Downloads

javiercero Re:Oh, good Lord. (202 comments)

"... we just don't trust the code because we don't trust the principals used for getting where they are today..."

So by "shop" you meant the couple PeeCees you use down at you parents basement. Right?

more than 3 years ago
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Are Consoles Holding Back PC Gaming?

javiercero Re:Not consoles (518 comments)

I don't think "hard core" means what you want it to mean in this case.

about 4 years ago
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OpenGL 4.0 Spec Released

javiercero Re:DOA for anything but pro gear (166 comments)

The irony of it all is that in the tech sector, a lot of the evolution and advancement come from people who are in it because they love technology and scientific research, not just because of monetary rewards

In fact I know people who love so much what they do, they will point blank tell you they do it most definitively not for the money since they don't get paid anywhere near the amount that their time and effort would deserve.

Which sort of proves that most of the assumptions by those in love with Capitalism are at best incredibly dishonest. If people were guaranteed a relative level of stability (guaranteed housing, health care, food, and education) while being allowed to concentrate on what they love, you'd see humanity advancing by leaps and bounds. But then, the aim of Capitalism (and most other "isms") is not human advancement, but rather a closed loop cycle of concentration of capital, since that very same capital is both the means and the end.

Sorry for the tangent...

more than 4 years ago
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OpenGL 4.0 Spec Released

javiercero Re:Hardware support (166 comments)

It is hard to figure out what your "point is" if you're going to keep changing it.

I thought you were talking about cross platform issues, and now it is about game studios. Uh?

more than 4 years ago
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A $99 Graphics Card Might Be All You Need

javiercero Re:Could the world of high-end PC graphics go Away (618 comments)

Welcome to the wonderful world of "leakage current" in the overall power dissipation of modern processors (sub 90nm).

Short story: cooler chips lead to lower power dissipation, thus a better cooling solution can indeed reduce overall power dissipation.

more than 4 years ago
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AMD Overclocks New Phenom II X4 To 7 GHz

javiercero Re:How little progress we are making (288 comments)

That is a fairly ignorant analysis.

If you look at overall system performance, not just Mhz, you will see that the same performance increases have been sort of maintained during the past 2 decades. Furthermore, under certain algorithms, things like GPUs obliterate that trend.

If you were to plot performance per buck, you would see a dramatic ramp up, which during the 90s was no where near as dramatic. This is, at the end of this decade, relatively, you will be able to buy much more performance per dollar across this decade, than you were able to do during the 90s.

You lose that perspective if you simply focus on clock speed.

more than 4 years ago
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AMD Overclocks New Phenom II X4 To 7 GHz

javiercero Re:A bit embarrasing... (288 comments)

An IT "professional" should have no issue discerning between a marketing gimmick and a value proposition.

more than 4 years ago
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Smart Immigrants Going Home

javiercero Re:The Truth Behind the Trolling (770 comments)

With my condolences to the Monty Python:

Damn right. Besides weekends, what has organized labor done for us?

OK, OK...

Besides weekends AND vacations, what has organized labor done for us?

Hum, what... OK

Besides weekends, vacations AND paid leave, what has organized labor done for us?

Really? No kidding... OK

Besides weekend, vacation, paid leave AND fair salaries, what has organized labor done for us?

For real?

Besides weekends, vacation, paid leave, fair salaries AND safe working conditions, what has organized labor done for us?

What? Really... OK OK

Besides weekends, vacations, paid leave, fair salaries, safe working conditions AND retirements, what has organized labor done for us?

Huh? come on... OK OK

Besides weekends, vacations, paid leave, fair salaries, safe working conditions, retirement, AND medical coverage, what has organized labor done for us?

Yeah... what a bunch of dicks!

more than 5 years ago
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Smart Immigrants Going Home

javiercero Re:H1B's leaving (770 comments)

"An infant born in America will grow up in an American cultural environment, and will have American probabilities for growing up to be a decent person. An adult immigrant from another country is a much larger risk, and many would show up just because they couldn't succeed in any other country either. You do not want to let those people in. It's ok to be selfish."

Yeah right you are not an American. And I am the queen of Sada. LOL.

more than 5 years ago
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$2 Billion For Broadband Cut From Stimulus Bill

javiercero Re:Republicans are Flat-Earth Economists (658 comments)

Wow, if I wanted to read so many GOP/libertarian talking points with no sources or references, I would have signed on to Free Republic.

What the heck is going on Slashdot today?

more than 5 years ago
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$2 Billion For Broadband Cut From Stimulus Bill

javiercero Re:Republicans are Flat-Earth Economists (658 comments)

It is funny to see republicans trying to pretend to be "financially responsible" after generating more debt in just 8 years, than the whole accumulated debt accrued by this nation in all its history.

Not that the Dems are that much better. But seriously, it must take some sort of reinforced steel balls... for a republican to try to assume some sort of fiscal moral higher ground.

more than 5 years ago
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$2 Billion For Broadband Cut From Stimulus Bill

javiercero Re:Great (658 comments)

Care to provide sources?

Pray do tell, which public university has a $2 billion dollar endowment for just their engineering department?

It seems all some libertarian/republican posters can do to justify their view is spread innuendo or make up facts. It is intellectually disingenuous at best.

more than 5 years ago
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$2 Billion For Broadband Cut From Stimulus Bill

javiercero Re:Great (658 comments)

As a person who is working at a top university, let me tell you that you have no clue what you are talking about.

I would like to see where those mythical piles of money on which universities are sitting are, because we could sure use it right about now.

So please, oh wise one, point us to where all that cash may be.

more than 5 years ago

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