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First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

maestroX Re:eight hours isn't very long (182 comments)

Oh please. The Netherlands have a moderate climate, moderate lighting conditions.
Move anywhere north, east or south and conditions are worse.
Furthermore, in the west there's light emitting from greenhouses, harbors, highways (sodium-vapor) and residences.
The Christmas trees, they are hurting my eyes.

2 days ago

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Unix Admins

maestroX Re:Tmux (136 comments)

I need *WUFF* *WUFF* !

3 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

maestroX Re:Ooooh shiny (272 comments)

I work with a SQL database every day. I optimize weekly. I haven't done a project since mid 1990's that didn't have some sort of SQL DB attached to it. I just wanted to see if there was something better. Apparently not.

In what role do you work?
Your questions do not show any experience, it's just a soup of popular IT terms
sendmail fits the bill

about a week ago

Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

maestroX Re:Sadly for Canonical... (155 comments)

3. You can actually replace Unity with something else within minutes. (Or you can even install the Ubuntu edition without it.)

Stop using phrases ".. replace with something else". XXX is alright, because you can replace it by YYY. Something default is not optional, it is the DEFAULT. Here, have this ton of spam; no problem, you can opt out right?

about three weeks ago

XWayland Aiming For Glamor Support, Merge Next X.Org Release

maestroX Re: acceleration (83 comments)

I'm not very clear on just where the acceleration is missing, but it sounds like it's missing in a foundational piece.

Yup. Beat around the bush. Yadda Yadda about compatibility layer upon compatibility layer to keep features before acceleration. Just start anew & solid and the rest will follow.

about three weeks ago

GNOME 3.12 Released

maestroX Re:New submitter (134 comments)

Jezus, I've been on this site since Malda was still using it as a tab on his website. It took them this long to actually accept a submission of mine.

No kidding! They stole my UID merely to promote a Gnome 3 announcement!

about three weeks ago

Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

maestroX Re:Not sexism, but bitchiness (710 comments)

If a woman is treating you differently, because you are a woman, then it is sexism.

Transgender am I, woman be sexist.

about a month ago

Shuttleworth Wants To Get Rid of Proprietary Firmware

maestroX More context (147 comments)

reminder for the list; signed code, tivoization, like sigma et. al. firmware support pretty much equals caveat emptor nowadays, I like to re^H^Huse the cpu/mobo for something useful oh well raspberry pi + sim anyone?

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

maestroX Re:Apply to jobs (451 comments)

Hello 6KR61, time to recharge.
Seriously, who modded this post funny after reading the other contributions.
Talk to your family and get out, now. Burnouts can have serious longterm effect.

about a month ago

German Chancellor Proposes European Communications Network

maestroX Re:as they say (197 comments)

Your own government doing this is much more dangerous than any other government ..

It's not a pissin contest.
Let me deal with my own govt, you deal with yours.
Europeans are much too reliant on products storing data on US servers which can easily be seized.
We just "hand" our privates over, which is why the proposal actually makes sense.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Crowd Funding the Future of Sci-Fi?

maestroX Re:Most main-stream sci-fi isn't science-friendly (116 comments)

I think the closest thing I have seen to an actual science fiction movie in the last 30 yeas is "Deep Impact".

Try The Big Lebowski, it's like, you know, friendly too.

about 2 months ago

Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

maestroX Re:It's a status thing (717 comments)

This is an intentional political change.

Same movement visible here in NL, though something like Hartz not (yet?) implemented. Sucks if you're handicapped or layed off when 10+years before retirement.

about 2 months ago

Pentago Is a First-Player Win

maestroX Re:Comparison to Chess? (136 comments)

Not sure about the mathematical complexity, but the (chess) strategy of controlling the center, in this case the center of boards opposed cross nevers fails to win as a white player.

about 3 months ago

Researchers Use Electroconvulsive Therapy To Disrupt Recall of Nasty Events

maestroX Re:Erase all button (96 comments)

Citations please (not from Ken Kesey). ECT is gaining traction nowadays (esp. in the Netherlands) as a final resort action.
Personally, I've seen someone actually improving after serious depression.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

maestroX Re:Enjoy it while you can... (308 comments)

This is from a guy that raised 4 kids. Yes I enjoyed my kids, but if I was able to go back in time and kick my teenage self in the nuts 30 times to keep me from ever having children, I would do it in a heartbeat. .

Oh please, your *wife* raised 5 kids

about 4 months ago

New Windows XP Zero-Day Under Attack

maestroX Re:Upate to the most current (241 comments)

I downgraded to Reader 5 but that's about as low you can go.

about 5 months ago

Glut In Stolen Identities Forces Price Cut

maestroX Re:Take Mine For Free (152 comments)

CoastieThaMostie, is that you?

about 5 months ago

BP Hired Company To Troll Users Who Left Critical Comments

maestroX Re:What does it take? (263 comments)

A visitor's pass?

about 5 months ago

Explorer Plans Hunt For Genghis Khan's Long-Lost Tomb

maestroX Re:What about Jesus's ? (243 comments)

Imagine if Jesus had hooked Genghis up with his breakthrough water-walking technology. Khan could have taken over the entire world.
100% of the earth's population would be related to him,


"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)

about 5 months ago

Explorer Plans Hunt For Genghis Khan's Long-Lost Tomb

maestroX Re:This is not the tomb you seek! (243 comments)

Gengis Khan was a menacing rapist with children all over the place.
This legend about invasions is actually more of an escape from the fury of scorned women.
(and rest assure, the fugitive would feature the resemblance of sir 'i-crapped-in-my-pants')

about 5 months ago


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