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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re:Ummm.... (162 comments)

You haven't found a single thing online that is humorous?

A lot of things online are funny. I just haven't found a "geeky/techy/sciencey" that's funny that I "follow".

Context.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re:Ummm.... (162 comments)

We all stroke our egos in one way or another. For example, if I were to say "you take pride in your work", you could also say that I was "accusing" you of "ego stroking". Would you find that insulting?

I think you find it insulting because you believe it, and find that revelation uncomfortable.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re:Ummm.... (162 comments)

What's insulting about it? The assumption that he owns t-shirts or that he uses his own judgement to discriminate between the good ones and bad ones while shopping for them?

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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

narcc Re:I can't believe we're afraid of these assholes (455 comments)

All fine talking points, we've all heard countless times.

Now, if you'd like, please actually address the content of my post.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re:Ummm.... (162 comments)

Then, please, enlighten me. How is either funny in any way other than the way I've stated?

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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

narcc Re:I can't believe we're afraid of these assholes (455 comments)

You don't need religion for that kind of insanity. Do some reading about the dechristianisation of France during the French Revolution. I'll wait.

Nasty, isn't it? Given the evidence, it's difficult to believe that ideological atheism won't lead to irrationality and bloodshed just as quickly and easily as any religion.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re:Ummm.... (162 comments)

However, youre using that mere difference of opinion to hurl unwarranted and unjistified insults at people

Name one.

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

narcc Re:Entertaining clown (458 comments)

Once again - why the lecture for me

Once again - because you obviously need the advice!

Let it go man. It's really not important. Promise.

Why are you so obsessed with this?

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

narcc Re:Entertaining clown (458 comments)

Oooh, a typo! I must be a moron!

At least you seem to have calmed down. Let's rile you up a bit. :)

your daddies slashdot account

Do you see it? If not, perhaps you should stop posting from your daddy's slashdot account.

Relax. It's a forum on the internet. You'll get over it.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re:Ummm.... (162 comments)

You missed this bit:

It's "Ha, ha! That's a thing that I know about! Familiarity for the win!"

You can call that 'smart' and 'funny' if you like. Just don't expect everyone to agree with you.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re: Ummm.... (162 comments)

More like an invitation to like-minded individuals. There's a lot of group-think on Slashdot and XKCD is, inexplicably, a darling to many users here. Some people feel more comfortable sharing their thoughts and opinions when they know that they're not alone.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re:Ummm.... (162 comments)

I haven't found one.

What makes you laugh at things merely because you recognize them?

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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

narcc Re:Continuous improvements to IE for Windows 7 (77 comments)

.but be sure to bulk up on testers and maintenance people to help you re-invent jQuery's host of fix-ups.

You know that that's a long debunked myth, right?

jQuery was never good at "harmonizing all of the bits of personality across vendors and versions". It even introduced it's own long list of browser incompatibilities. Remember the IE8 fiasco? That was all due to the grossly incompetent design of jQuery. It's all on c.l.j, if you're willing to do a bit of digging.

I banned it ages ago, for technical reasons. I can't even begin to predict how many thousands of hours we've saved as a result.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re:Ummm.... (162 comments)

The "sudo make me a sandwich" one? Just not funny. I "get" the "joke", it's just not even a little bit funny. It's "Ha, ha! That's a thing that I know about! Familiarity for the win!"

The "Bobby Tables" strip also isn't funny. For the same reasons.

Let me guess: You have a large collection of "nerdy" t-shirts? Most of those are about as funny, insightful, and entertaining as XKCD. You know this already, as I'm sure when you're shopping on whatever website sells that stuff you like some and reject others. The difference between those and XKCD, of course, is that the t-shirt shop doesn't come with a personality for you to worship.

You'll note, of course, that I'm not actually addressing your real point

I did notice. I don't blame you. Reality is very difficult to face.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re:Ummm.... (162 comments)

And if you think many XKCD "strips" are rather smart... what are you doing at a "New for Nerd" website?

Fixed that for you.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re:Ummm.... (162 comments)

Wow, did I strike a nerve!

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

narcc Re:A.D.D. cubed (458 comments)

that you are perpetuating yourself.

It takes two people to have a discussion, you know? You've even asked me questions!

I'm not stressed

Really? Then why all the name-calling and other nonsense? You certainly ACT like you're stressed. You've even done a bit of stalking!

It's okay. Someday, you'll learn to let go.

Maybe you're made because I pointed out a mistake you've made? It's okay. We all make mistakes. Try to feel better about it.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

narcc Re:Ummm.... (162 comments)

Well, we have a lot of pseudoscientific content (lost on most of the readers who think it's science), a lot of meaningless charts and graphs (that look like math to the numerically illiterate), and countless (completely meaningless) references to historical figures and sci-fi characters.

You tell me. Which way do you think the pendulum swings?

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US Federal Agencies No Longer Allowed to Buy Apple Products

narcc narcc writes  |  more than 2 years ago

narcc (412956) writes "US federal government agencies are no longer able to purchase Apple products after the company withdrew from a mandatory certification scheme.

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certification is required under a law passed in 2009 if a federal government agency is to buy goods or services from a company. It ensures that the products meet minimum environmental protection standards.

It is not clear why Apple withdrew from the ratings service, especially as it cuts off sales to a fairly substantial customer — the US Government. One report by the iFixit blog suggested that the problem relates to the difficulty of repairing Apple products and stripping them down for recycling.

Apple has struggled with its eco-friendly credentials, with repeated reports from agencies such as Greenpeace criticizing the company, not just for what they know the company is doing, but also for their apparent secrecy about the environmental impact of their various manufacturing processes."

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Apple loses iPad trademark in China

narcc narcc writes  |  more than 2 years ago

narcc (412956) writes "Apple and its Chinese resellers are facing legal action following a court ruling that found that Apple does not own the trademark to the iPad name in China. Proview International registered the IPAD trademark during an ill-fated attempt to break into the tablet market back in 2000.

In 2006, Proview Electronics (Taiwan) agreed to sell Apple the “global trademark” for the IPAD name for £35,000, according to Proview, but the two companies have subsequently disagreed about whether that deal included China. Proview has applied for an immediate halt to sales of the iPad by Apple resellers in the southern Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Huizhou, with the first hearings due in the next eight weeks."

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narcc narcc writes  |  more than 10 years ago

The other day (not too long ago) I got mod points for the first time. After they were gone, of course, I found several posts that were truely deserving of 'Insightful' and 'Interesting' -- I guess that goes to show you how careful you should be with the rare gift of mod points...

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