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New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

maestroX Re:A big boat! (113 comments)

this ship probably has multiple titanics attached as sacrificial metal to its hull.

2 days ago

NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon and Other Planets

maestroX Re:The biggest problem is fluid dynamics. (58 comments)

Biggest problem is getting someone to haul the equipment over to the moon.
Just watched Interstellar and let me tell you, *spoiler*

2 days ago

Book Review: Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress

maestroX Re:Ugh, WordPress (30 comments)

No need for elaborate argumentation.
Just tail -f the httpd logs and see an endless stream wp- exploits running through.
At least Joomla isn't popular anymore ;)

2 days ago

IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

maestroX Re:Well DUH, You can't stop piracy. (112 comments)

That can be said about -ANY- crime/undesirable behavior.

How can sharing be a public wrong?

4 days ago

Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

maestroX Re:Short sighted (228 comments)

Windows updates are annoying for laptop users. You're about to shutdown and leave, just waiting for the XXX updates to complete...

4 days ago

James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Will Be Returned To Him

maestroX Re:Putin wouldn't return it. (235 comments)

Returning it will encourage more to auction medals.
Just wait and see until two Peace medals are up for sale (past due for the EU medal and Obama's).
(ironically, this would be an all American way for achieving the title of most peaceful leader ever)

about a week ago

Heathrow Plane In Near Miss With Drone

maestroX Near miss? (325 comments)

When two planes almost collide, they call it a near miss. It's a near hit. A collision is a near miss.

George Carlin

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

maestroX Re:I don't care (488 comments)

Ack, please try and keep residual shit to a minimum!

-Best of luck-

about two weeks ago

Microsoft Losing the School Markets To iPads and Chromebooks

maestroX Re:Microsoft losing to the school what? (219 comments)

Anyone having issues related to the autistic spectrum will consume visual information (such as television, computer, or books) easier than hearing.

about a month ago

"Ambulance Drone" Prototype Unveiled In Holland

maestroX Re:People are the problem (82 comments)

Surely if people are the problem, defibrillation isn't going to help solve it.

about a month and a half ago

Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

maestroX Re:Why not fork/wrap systemd to make it more sane? (863 comments)

Systemd is Lennart's interpretation of enforcing a micro kernel wannabe on top of a monolithic kernel.
Since I seem to have no vote, voice or choice in the matter, I use my feet.
Bye bye!

about 1 month ago

Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

maestroX Re:Let me get this right (839 comments)

How can a sales tax be progressive?

Easy. Mr Gates must pay ... 1 million for a toothbrush.

about 2 months ago

FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

maestroX Re:Ok, but (580 comments)

Use the Spores Luke, the Spores.

about 2 months ago

Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

maestroX Re:Tell me about it (993 comments)

Andrew, is that you?
My version is bigger!

about 2 months ago

Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

maestroX Re:Get a clue... (993 comments)

But outside of there 3 exceptions, it's basically only people complaining and whining, and not much effort to actually avoid systemd and propose another alternative.

Systemd *has* been bullied into distributions, systemd *is* a bully to other parts of the system.
What response to bullies do you propose?

about 2 months ago

GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus

maestroX Re:Let us not over react nor under react. (209 comments)

"Well, that employee violated our own established policy. It is her fault. Don't you think of touching my bonus!"

Bonus, rewards etc. are not within the reach and will be protected fiercely by stakeholders.
Isolate and jail.

about 2 months ago


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