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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

kevingolding2001 Re:Consumer Reports: (304 comments)

in your pocket the phone will eventually hit a place where the smaller force will be applied in the "right" spot and it will bend.

You're putting it in your pocket wrong.

about three weeks ago

UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

kevingolding2001 Re:haven't watched it... (391 comments)

To not be ignorant.

Basically this member of ISIS (with an East London accent) is explaining exactly what he believes, what his religion dictates, how he views the actions of the US, and why he feels justified in doing what he is doing.

The video cuts away prior to any actual gore being shown so it's not really that offensive (compared to some other videos I have seen).

If you really want to try to understand the whole complex mess of Islam in the 21st century, then there is a whole bunch of disturbing things you need to see, including this video (okay, you can stop about 30 seconds before the end for the 'sanitised' version.)

about a month ago

Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

kevingolding2001 Re:Motive? (359 comments)

and stupid people like easy explanations, no matter how wrong they are

So tell me...

What is the 'right' explanation for looting the "Blood-stained mattresses, bedding and medical equipment" from a quarantine center set up specifically to deal with Ebola?

about 2 months ago

Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

kevingolding2001 Re:12% of the population is Muslim (359 comments)

At least they have to kill some unbelievers as well...

Spreading the disease is a pretty effective way of doing just that.

about 2 months ago

Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

kevingolding2001 Re:Niggers. (359 comments)

Now, if the authorities in African countries are smart,

I suspect that the authorities are usually just as much RFSP as everyone else.
And calling for flame-throwers will invoke outrage from the PC RFSP in every other part of the world.
And you and I will now be called 'racist'.

Wasn't there enough information posted and published everywhere in the mass media in Liberia to inform even the dumbest people not to do that at all?

There is never enough information to inform willfully ignorant people.
And now I'll be called 'racist' again.

about 2 months ago

The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

kevingolding2001 Re: Betteridge (248 comments)

Brought peace?

about 2 months ago

The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

kevingolding2001 Re:If you didn't know what you were doing ... (145 comments)

WTF is 10Base-2 doing there? I haven't seen that since the mid-90's.

That was probably the "or so" that came after the word 'decade'.

A "decade or so" could be taken to mean 2 of them, which puts it back in the mid 1990's.

I think you're just being Captain Pedantic, when all the GP was really trying to say was that things move pretty quickly in IT.

about 2 months ago

Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

kevingolding2001 Statistics in isolation mean nothing (561 comments)

I'd be interested in seeing the percentage breakdown of job applicants in comparison.

Hypothetically, suppose that on average 2 out of 10 job applicants are female. In order to achieve a '3 out of 10' female employee ratio means that Apple must have gone out of their way to hire more females than males.

Without knowing the demographic breakdown of the applicants, then the number of employees is meaningless.

about 2 months ago

Comparison: Linux Text Editors

kevingolding2001 Re:You're welcome to them. (402 comments)

I don't know your personal circumstances, but for me learning vi was one of the wisest things I ever did.

At university I hated it and ignored it, but in my very first real computing job after university I had the opportunity of watching somebody who was proficient in vi editing some code. He was touch typing editing commands and making text fly around the terminal faster than I could follow, so I put all my prejudices aside and bothered to learn how it was possible.

Yes there was a learning curve, but in very short time I was far more productive using vi than anything else.

But... you need to know how to touch-type. The biggest advantage of vi comes from the fact that you don't need to move off the home keys. Someone who can type without actually looking at the keys can understand how valuable this is. Hunt-n-peckers will never understand this.

about 3 months ago

CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

kevingolding2001 Re:One init (125 comments)

We are the knights who say... init!

about 3 months ago

Grandmother Buys Old Building In Japan And Finds 55 Classic Arcade Cabinets

kevingolding2001 Boards or ROM's (133 comments)

Is it the boards that are really so interesting, or the ROM chips thereon?

Many years ago I remember playing some of my favourite childhood arcade games on my PC with MAME, and the hardest bit was getting hold of the ROM chip images.

Even way back then most the games mentioned in the article seemed to be available, so I wonder if this anything more than sentimental value.

about 4 months ago

Satellite Swarm Spots North Pole Drift

kevingolding2001 Re:3 is a "swarm"? (80 comments)

a misery of ex-wives.

I think that works for the singular case too.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

kevingolding2001 Re:Not likely. (365 comments)

If you think the controls on Metro are unintuitive, you're a certified idiot.

I am a very experienced software developer, and I work with a bunch of very talented systems programmers who progam in things like Perl etc.
I have sat there in stunned disbelief about how bad an interface could possibly be when these very same people got stuck on the 'Seattle page' for about a half hour trying to figure out what to do with the mouse. Ummm. Etc....

Ahh. What's the point. You're obviously religious about this. Nobody can make you understand.

about 4 months ago

Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

kevingolding2001 Re:Dead on arrival (345 comments)

Bikers such as myself appreciate the engine noise their bikes make.

Anti-social fucktards like you need to be eradicated.

Are you so retarded that the only thing you can contribute to society is to annoy an entire suburb of people (literally) with your 'fat pipes' at 1:00am? Seriously, go look up 'sociopath' in the dictionary. There's a picture of you on your motorcycle happily making people deaf.

Go do in a fire Wanker!

about 4 months ago

Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

kevingolding2001 Re:Good (376 comments)

I've been banned from having glass lenses since I was in high school.

What? Can you elaborate on this please?

about 4 months ago

Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show

kevingolding2001 Re:What's the penguin doing on the television set? (86 comments)

How you remember it.
I can see that but what's it doing there?
How should I know I'm not Doctor Bloody Bronowski
"The penguin on your television set will blow up in 5 seconds"
***kaaboom*** about that!

How it actually was
Second Pepperpot I can see that!
First Pepperpot If it lays an egg, it will fall down the back of the television set.
Second Pepperpot We'll have to watch that. Unless it's a male.
First Pepperpot Ooh, I never thought of that.
Second Pepperpot Yes, looks fairly butch.
First Pepperpot Per'aps it's from next door.
Second Pepperpot Penguins don't come from next door, they come from the Antarctic.
First Pepperpot Burma.
Second Pepperpot Why did say Burma?
First Pepperpot I panicked.
Second Pepperpot Oh. Perhaps it's from the zoo.
First Pepperpot Which zoo?
Second Pepperpot How should I know which zoo? I'm not Doctor bloody Bernowski.
First Pepperpot How does Doctor Bernowski know which zoo it came from?
Second Pepperpot He knows everything.
First Pepperpot Oooh, I wouldn't like that, that'd take all the mystery out of life. Anyway, if it came from the zoo, it would have 'property of the zoo' stamped on it.
Second Pepperpot No it wouldn't. They don't stamp animals 'property of the zoo'. You can't stamp a huge lion.
First Pepperpot They stamp them when they're small.
Second Pepperpot What happens when they moult?
First Pepperpot Lions don't moult.
Second Pepperpot No, but penguins do. There, I've run rings around you logically.
First Pepperpot Oh, intercourse the penguin.
        On the TV screen there now appears an announcer.
TV Announcer It's just gone 8 o'clock and time for the penguin on top of your television set to explode.
        The penguin on top of the set now explodes.
First Pepperpot How did he know that was going to happen?!

about 6 months ago



Google to release Chrome OS

kevingolding2001 kevingolding2001 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

kevingolding2001 (590321) writes "Yesterday Google announced on it's blog that it is going to release the "Google Chrome OS".

So today, we're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.

It will be based on the Linux kernel and will initially target netbooks. The announcement is here.

Am I supposed to finish with a question here? What do you think?"


SCOG's final hours

kevingolding2001 kevingolding2001 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

kevingolding2001 (590321) writes "With just over 7 hours to go till SCOG gets wiped from the face of the planet (, what will /.'ers do to see in the final hours, and how will you celebrate the end when it finally comes (FSM willing)?"

kevingolding2001 kevingolding2001 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Insecure grammar nazi (590321) writes "Fairly recently on /. there have been a number of cases in which people seem to confuse lose (to come to be without) with loose (free or released from fastening or attachment). Normally I would expect the grammar nazis to set these people straight, but the prevalence of these mistakes seems to have increased to the point where more people get it wrong than right!
Lately I have noticed the same mistakes occuring quite frequently on other forums and interactive web-sites across the 'net.
Is this all a part of some deliberate backlash against these two words because people honestly feel that they are more correctly spelt the other way around? Is it just some planet-wide (slashdot-wide?) joke to which I am not privy? Or is the entire planet conspiring to mess with my mind and make me feel left out?"


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