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Why Do Projects Continue To Support Old Python Releases?

macsuibhne Re:OS versions (432 comments)

It's even worse on CentOS 5.9; the default Python there is 2.4, and you can't change the system version or you'll break Yum.

about 8 months ago

Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who

macsuibhne Re:Doctor Tucker or Malcolm Who (242 comments)

Fair play; you're right, lazy Googling on my part.. He wrote "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" in Glasgow, but was back in Fife by the time he wrote"The Wealth of Nations". I think I'm good on the other two, though.

about a year ago

GNOME 3: Beauty To the Bone?

macsuibhne Re:Dev (647 comments)

PC-BSD + Gnome2

more than 2 years ago

IT Pros Can't Resist Peeking At Privileged Info

macsuibhne Wait, what? (388 comments)

I was with you on most of those right up until the last one. Admittedly they could all fall under the rubric of "right wing litmus tests", but really? I can understand committed vegetarians who object to animal butchery for human consumption, or for any other reason (though I find that hard to reconcile with the fact that our own immune systems slaughter millions of bacteria, not to mention our own cells, every day). But I really cannot think of a sane rationale proscribing ritually prepared food, other than xenophobia, in a country where eating meat is legal.

more than 2 years ago

New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection

macsuibhne Re:We do that here in the US (414 comments)

While I commend your initiative, taking horse pills tends not to happen in countries with state sponsored healthcare either. Even if the doctors do prescribe antibiotics for viral infections *cough* France *cough*.


more than 3 years ago

New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection

macsuibhne Re:It's called Kalocin. (414 comments)

We fix that in the civilised world by not requiring people to pay for medicines essential to public health. Sadly, that does not yet include the United States.

more than 3 years ago

New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection

macsuibhne Google "Typhoid Mary". (414 comments)

This doesn't happen in countries with universal medicine. Don't get me started on routine feedlot medication.


more than 3 years ago

The Right's War On Net Neutrality

macsuibhne Re:The ultimate evil (945 comments)

Your 'bot has malfunctioned: there is an unbalanced parenthesis in the fourth paragraph; I'm guessing trying to squeeze Al Gore into the frankly nonsensical diatribe/parody threw off the parser. There will be another Turing test next week. In the meantime, you fail.


more than 3 years ago

OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

macsuibhne Re:Interlisp-D (763 comments)

I miss my 1186...

more than 3 years ago

Google Under Fire For Calling Their Language "Go"

macsuibhne Re:Go! (512 comments)

Unlike IBM. APL stands for "A Programming Language".

more than 4 years ago

Making Sense of Revision-Control Systems

macsuibhne Re:Least logical? (268 comments)

There are a number of Perforce customers with thousands of users on a single server, and at least two with more than 5000.

about 5 years ago


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