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Ask Slashdot: Hosting Services That Don't Overreact To DMCA Requests?

mydn Re:John Smith? (148 comments)

And make money for lawyers all around. Which is the real purpose of this law.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Hosting Services That Don't Overreact To DMCA Requests?

mydn Re:Over-reacting is required (148 comments)

As close as you can be without the title.

about 2 months ago

Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

mydn Re:That wasn't the question (461 comments)

it is a very bad president

Come on, now. This is Obama's fault, too?

about 4 months ago

In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

mydn Blizzard? (405 comments)

"We've got to stop scaring people away from golf by telling them that there is only one way to play the game and it includes these specific guidelines"

Sounds like Blizzard is taking over golf.

about 4 months ago

Bring On the Monsters: Tolkien's Translation of Beowulf To Be Published

mydn Joyous upturn of hope! (94 comments)

sudden joyous upturn of hope that he also expresses so superbly

You can really see that "joyous upturn of hope" at the end of the Lord of the Rings; After Frodo destroys the One Ring, he returns to the Shire and everything is just peachy-keen and happy! Classic Tolkien!

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

mydn Workers of the world, unite! (716 comments)

Well, that bricklayer might also be a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. Perhaps you should ask your boss what he would think about you organizing the developers.

about 7 months ago

Russian Missile Test Seen and Photographed By ISS Astronauts

mydn Re:Well, o.k., nice photos... (37 comments)

How would he like his precious satellites to get up in to space?

A balloon filled with unicorn farts.

about a year ago

Digital Revolution Will Kill Jobs, Inflame Social Unrest, Says Gartner

mydn Re:Wages as share of GDP dropping since 1972 (754 comments)

Interesting idea. Instead of paying "market price" for what you want, you could pay the "iron price" instead.

about a year ago

Red Hat CEO: Bring On the Clones

mydn Re: Why pay Red Hat (182 comments)

My Galaxy SIII is sitting on my desk at the office right now. I forgot it when I left early for the Elder Scrolls Online beta stress test that started at 3pm my local time. I cincerely hope that the alarm clock does not go off before I get in tomorrow.

1 year,13 days

WRT virtualization:

mydn Re:iTunes (196 comments)

I have never had Audacity update itself without my consent.

about a year ago

Too Much Gold Delays World's Fastest Supercomputer

mydn Too much gold (111 comments)

They realized that it had too much gold when they noticed its name was showing as "Titan, of the Shattered Sun"...

about a year and a half ago

30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

mydn Who? (1110 comments)

And who are you? "Those expecting me to..."; who was expecting you to do anything? You wrote about some OS releases 7 or 8 years ago, and now you didn't even write anything up, you made an animated video?
I'm supposed to care about this guy why?

about a year and a half ago

Apollo Veteran: Skip Asteroid, Go To the Moon

mydn Re:Pull a few Billion... (191 comments)

I see that you wrote this post complaining about the USA in English. You're welcome.

about a year and a half ago

Seas Rising Faster Than Projected

mydn Re:Denier (605 comments)

So who will survive in the long run? Those with the 8 cans of sugar or those who figure out how to recycle it.

The ones who consume their sugar in order to give themselves the energy to invade the recyclers, kill them, and take their technology.

about 2 years ago

German City Says OpenOffice Shortcomings Are Forcing It Back To Microsoft

mydn Re:What about LibreOffice (480 comments)

If you can't win by making a better product, you can always win by passing a law to outlaw your competition. Sounds like a great idea!

about 2 years ago

Website Calls Out Authors of Racist Anti-Obama Posts

mydn Re:Usual jerks (423 comments)

For white people with only a high school education, life in the US has become slightly worse each year since 1973. For them, there is no American Dream. Hard work is no longer enough.

My ancestry is caucasian, and I have a high-school diploma. My life is much, much better than that of my parents in 1973. I am in the top 17% based on income. And my income is from wages, not from investments or annuities or anything else.

For them, there is no American Dream.

No American Dream, really? How do you define the American Dream? Owning a home, providing for your children, giving them an opportunity for a better life; all of those are possible and achievable. Does not being white improve those opportunities? I don't think so. Does having post-high school education? Yes, but it doesn't mean that it is not otherwise achievable.

Hard work is no longer enough.

Hard work has never been enough. My ancestors worked hard as shit and died destitute. When a small minority of people control the vast amount of wealth, you are at their mercy. How hard you work might possibly make a difference, but it's much more likely that you will succeed because your parents have wealth and connections, or because you were just dumb lucky, or because you found a way to exploit the work of others to your own benefit. Hard work has never been a guarantee of, nor prerequisite for, success.

about 2 years ago

Ask Richard Dawkins About Evolution, Religion, and Science Education

mydn Re:Your Belief (1142 comments)

You can attract a lot of flies with bullshit, too. Why would you want to attract flies?

about 2 years ago

Uber Gives Up On New York Taxi Service

mydn Re:While I like the idea (180 comments)

Yeah. I always switch trains in Jamaica, Queens when I'm going down the street to see my Aunt Eileen.

about 2 years ago


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