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Shuttleworth Suggests 1-Way Valve For User Experience Testing

oyenstikker Good, I hate cats. (757 comments)

shit damn fuck

more than 5 years ago

In 100 Years, Health Care Won't Be An Issue Because ...

oyenstikker Support your government officials (804 comments)

I, for one, would much rather support a call-girl fund for my corrupt, obscenely profiteering government officials than a call-girl fund for my corrupt, obscenely profiteering insurance industry executives.

more than 5 years ago

Wolfenstein Being Recalled In Germany

oyenstikker Re:censorship (625 comments)

Just because you think it should be an inalienable right does not make it so.

Might makes right.

more than 5 years ago

Old Operating Systems Never Die

oyenstikker Re:VMS? (875 comments)

Open Source software can have software patents.

more than 5 years ago

Garlic Farmer Wards Off High-Speed Internet

oyenstikker Re:Scientific ignorance (475 comments)

A conversation I had at an organic food shop:

Me: Do you have any pure mint extract?
Employee: Yeah man, we've got some right over here.
Me: This is the cosmetics aisle. It says "Not for human consumption." right on the bottle.
Employee: Oh. But its organic man, its okay.
Me: So are rhubarb leaves.
Employee: Oh. Man. I dunno man.

more than 5 years ago

Oracle Ends Partnership With HP

oyenstikker Re:IBM (45 comments)

IBM would have to do a lot more than support Oracle's SQL. They would have to support PL/SQL and all the hooks into very Oracle specific things like RMAN.

Due to significant differences between the ways Oracle and DB2 work, applications written to be fast on Oracle are probably not going to perform nearly as well on DB2, even if the application could be altered without much work to be faster on DB2.

more than 5 years ago

Snow Leopard Missed a Security Opportunity

oyenstikker Re:Surely this is only of any use to a hacker if . (304 comments)

It does not make it obscure, it makes it unpredictable.

You may figure out the location of something once, but it will be somewhere else on a different computer, or even on the same computer after a reboot.

more than 5 years ago

YouTube Reposts Anti-Scientology Videos

oyenstikker Re:Of course. (435 comments)


more than 6 years ago



Interview: Troll

oyenstikker oyenstikker writes  |  more than 7 years ago

oyenstikker (536040) writes "Interview suggestion: Interview a Slashdot troll. I suspect that many /. readers would be interested, as I am, in finding out what kind of person a /. troll is."



SCOTUS considers 2nd Ammendment in challenge to DC gun ban

oyenstikker oyenstikker writes  |  more than 6 years ago On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court will be hearing a challenge to the District of Columbia hand gun ban. The case will be the first time that SCOTUS has heard a case directly related to the Second Amendment since 1939. If the DC hand gun ban is overturned, it could clear the way for challenges to many state and federal gun control regulations. It is also a notable situation in that the president and the vice president are taking opposing sides.

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