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Your Incompetent Boss Is Making You Unhappy

kevingolding2001 Re:Duh (204 comments)

... I can withstand... ... to suffer it...

I don't either of these phrases equate to 'being happy', which is what TFA was actually referring to.

But yeah, most of us keep showing up anyway because we need the money.

about two weeks ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

kevingolding2001 Re:Denmark has a bigger problem than that (488 comments)

And your sources are: None what so ever.

You just engaged in a personal attack. The last resort for people who can't actually refute facts provided by someone they disagree with.

about two weeks ago
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25th Anniversary: When the Berlin Wall Fell

kevingolding2001 Re:Darmok (151 comments)

You swanned past the Reichstag to the Berlin Wall
In chiffon - Christian Dior
Gazing at the debris through electrified barbed wire
So grey - what an awful bore

Burma-Shave

about two weeks ago
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OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday

kevingolding2001 Re:Stop developing 64bit (242 comments)

32 bit cannot utilize more than 4GB ram. These days most new PC's come with 8GB as standard, and some even 16GB.

That's the big reason to move to 64 bit.

about a month ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

kevingolding2001 Re:die by taser or gas? (152 comments)

Do the police employ oracles or futurologists?

It certainly seems so.

about a month ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

kevingolding2001 Re: Betteridge (248 comments)

Brought peace?

about 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 4 months ago

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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?"

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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 (http://www.groklaw.net/pdf/SCOGBK-750.pdf), what will /.'ers do to see in the final hours, and how will you celebrate the end when it finally comes (FSM willing)?"
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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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