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How To Build a Quantum Propulsion Machine

smoker2 bye then (392 comments)

Goodbye wankers,

Maybe you think you aren't a wanker, but the sad fact is, you are !

I've been here nearly 10 years and all you've done as a group is descend into wankerdom. So fuck you, you deserve the world you're helping to create. If only I could go somewhere else instead.... (planetary speaking)

PS you can help the cause... add this site to your hosts file at 127.* and never visit again. Just by posting you are giving this place legitimacy. Sad fucks.

more than 4 years ago

Malware Found Hidden In Screensaver On Gnome-Look

smoker2 Re:Repositories! (611 comments)

Why don't you shut the fuck up. You are determined to make linux out to be the most insecure OS for some fanatical reason, I'm guessing you've been pwned on windows and want to share the love. Here's a clue, most linux users don't download and run software they find on random internet sites. According to people like you and your cronies, people generally have to compile any software they want to run. But yet now we are vulnerable to idiot windows-user-itis. Like I said, Fuck off and die, all you ever seem to do is spout shit on any topic, and it is really getting tiresome. One of these days somebody's going to catch up with you in real life and kick your whining ass. (at which point you'll be running to the authorities complaining that you're only 14 and people are being mean to you).

more than 4 years ago

Gigantic Spiral of Light Observed Over Norway; Rocket To Blame?

smoker2 Re:So weird. (418 comments)

Because we all pay attention to a person who can't even spell brakes correctly. Attention to detail is the first sign of a bullshitter.

more than 4 years ago

LHC Reaches Record Energy

smoker2 Slashdot - (347 comments)

News for nerds, actually a place for assholes to spout off. There are less than 5 comments relating to the actual event in the summary. Go somewhere else to talk shit, and preferably stay there. You are adding nothing to this discussion.

This is the premier science experiment on the planet and you lot would rather make shit up and talk about star trek. Fucking idiots. I'm ashamed to be associated with you.

more than 4 years ago

"Accidental" Download Sending 22-Year-Old Man To Prison

smoker2 Re:Bad Ideas (1127 comments)

In the UK possession of a firearm is a crime.

Lies lies and more lies. Hand guns are banned, anybody can get a shotgun if they get a licence. If being an idiot was a crime, you'd be locked up.

more than 4 years ago

MIT and the DARPA Network Challenge

smoker2 Re:Oh, great, now MIT has a spam club (68 comments)

The whole 'giving of money' thing is the giveaway. Demonstrate our social networking skills by paying people - yeah that's really healthy.

more than 4 years ago

What Do You Do When Printers Cost Less Than Ink?

smoker2 What Do You Do ? (970 comments)

Well I probably wouldn't have bought the damn ink from that store. I can get all 6 cartridges for my Epson R200 for less than £6. No, I don't buy genuine epson, my warrantee period ended years ago. It strikes me that in this case, an idiot just spent too much money because they're an idiot. On the other hand, somebody else's going to get a cheap half decent printer out of it.

more than 4 years ago

Black Screen of Death Not Microsoft's Fault

smoker2 Re:You've obviously never used a real Linux disty (583 comments)

The question replied to was a troll. You cannot sudo in most distros, definitely without knowing the root users password anyway. Most linux systems come "properly configured" out of the box. You have to work hard to make them less than secure. Whereas, windows logs you in as admin straight away, until you create another less capable user. In Linux systems, you have to create a standard user before the install is done, and that's who you log in as. Any decent distro would disable root logins anyway. Anybody who wants a root login from the machine can reboot and add "1" to the kernel arguments rather than hacking the user login. You'll need to be able to handle the shell though ...

more than 4 years ago

LHC Knocked Out By Another Power Failure

smoker2 Re:engineers vs. scientists (338 comments)

So no engineers were involved in the design yes ? Is that what you're saying ? A 25km underground ring with some of the most advanced machines on the planet and you reckon it was all drawn up in a D&D meeting ?
Tosser !

more than 4 years ago

LHC Knocked Out By Another Power Failure

smoker2 Re:Compared to Fermilab? (338 comments)

Fair play to you sir. I bet your comment gets ignored by the latter day witch doctors.

more than 4 years ago

LHC Knocked Out By Another Power Failure

smoker2 Re:Future doesn't want to be discovered? (338 comments)

I totally agree with your comment, but you didn't answer the question. The reason we have had to build the LHC is because we don't have control over observations. With the LHC, we can time it to the picosecond, and observe at the correct moment. With the cosmic rays, we have to watch 24/7/365 just to know it's happened at all. And then we can't reproduce it at will. This is science.

more than 4 years ago

LHC Knocked Out By Another Power Failure

smoker2 Re:Future doesn't want to be discovered? (338 comments)

Congratulations, I had to scroll at least 30% of the page before I found an on topic comment. Shall I go on to explain how utterly minute an electron volt is ?
For example, 1.2 TeV = 1.92261175 × 10-7 joules
A typical electric fence for containing animals produces 10 joules.

more than 4 years ago

NASA Nebula, Cloud Computing In a Container

smoker2 Re:Is NASA suffering from mission creep? (55 comments)

Your comment was fine up until the last paragraph, then you made assumptions which you have no evidence for. Please make your assumptions fit the actual truth. Even if the truth doesn't fit, maybe it's something worth aiming for. Instead of the crap you have been used to up 'till now. This is what govt. was designed for...

<Now for a ramble> I've been drinking in a pub which has a new landlady. She's got nice tits, but this is irrelevant. One of the first things she does is put all the condiments in to buckets, for each table. I tried to point out that this meant MORE work for her staff, but she prefers to see it as "doing more for the customer". I cannot understand this. Sure we get to decide how much yellow crap we squirt on our food, but we can no longer guarantee what the yellow crap contains. Anybody can sneeze or cough on the bottles and it will never get cleaned off. At least with the individual sachets, you used it and no-one else did. But apparently, because I haven't done a 2 year management course, my opinion is worthless. Never mind that a) I'm a customer , and b) I've been drinking in pubs for the last 30 years. 2 Years management course rules the world ! Kids today !!!
We'll never get any credit when it all goes to shit and they have to come crawling for advice, will we get any notice ?

No, the world would rather die than listen to advice these days. As usual, it says more about you than it does about us. The world today is all about instant gratification and fuck the future. In case you haven't noticed, your future is our future too. Don't fuck with MY future ! [ or I'll fuck with yours ! - I mean it ]

more than 4 years ago

NASA Nebula, Cloud Computing In a Container

smoker2 Re:Of course they will (55 comments)

What a fanatical viewpoint.

Yes you have. Get a fucking clue.

If it's not open source then it's another kind of software, software isn't BAD or GOOD, it's how it's used that's important. Or was that a troll ?

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft To Switch Focus To Windows 8 In July 2010

smoker2 Re:And? (374 comments)

Linux isn't some kind of alternative to windows where you get the same deal but with less hassle - it's a completely new environment. If you don't understand that, please cease with the FUD pretending it is a piece for piece replacement for it. It was never intended to be and it isn't , and who fucking cares anyway ? Only windows users who need to be told what is a good idea, because they have no idea for themselves. I would rather people like you stayed where you are and didn't pollute our environment with your " I can't do it, it's so hard mentality". No matter what you believe, you need to understand how a computer works to get the best out of it, and windows does its best to make that observation indistinct, or even irrelevant.

Proudly posting from a Fedora 4 computer running Firefox with no rootkits, no viruses, no mailing capabilities, no external control. Unlike most Win 9x/XP/Vista machines

I don't give a fuck about WIndows 7, or Windows 8, no matter how "good "they are (in comparison), Oooh you've finally got composite desktops, well I guess my F9 is out of date .... finally. Is that it ? Tossers !

more than 4 years ago

The Voynich Manuscript May Have Been Decoded

smoker2 -1 idiots (320 comments)

Is there a way of modding every fucker who has posted to this story a troll ? Because the post is a troll, and anybody who replies is a troll. If you don't get it, you're a troll. Ooops that appears to be everybody - says a lot...

more than 4 years ago

Canadian Blood Services Promotes Pseudoscience

smoker2 Re:Is handwriting analysis also bunk? (219 comments)

And that "Sceptic" when pronounced with a soft "c" refers to sewage. But for some reason people look uncomfortable when I bring that up.

People look uncomfortable because *you're* full of shit. Sceptic means exactly the same as skeptic. Septic is the spelling that refers to a tank for holding sewage.

more than 4 years ago




to www or not www

smoker2 smoker2 writes  |  more than 5 years ago Here's a thing.
I wrote a short perl script that parses the $ENV{REMOTE_ADDR} of a request and returns an xml file suitable for an rss reader or firefox live bookmark. The address is ""
It has stopped responding. However, if I remove the www. it works fine. Other scripts in the same directory work fine with www. at the front, as do standard documents in non-cgi-bin directories.
So why is this one script failing ? It isn't the script failing as it appears that it never receives the request, and besides which it wouldn't work if you remove the www. which it does quite happily.
I have restarted apache, I have restarted BIND, but still no joy. Definitely something I would like to get to the bottom of. I have edited the link in my sig to remove the www. so that the link is now working, but how long will that last before it stops ?
Enquiring mind needs to know ...
Here are some other points -
I thought maybe /. had got into my dns blacklist which was blocking requests - not so, as it works from /. if I remove the www.
I also tried typing the address into the URL bar, but still no joy until I remove the www.
Another script I tried was perldiver, which is quite an intensive script and it runs fine with or without the www in front.
The live bookmark I had running on my browser stopped updating. I had to delete it and recreate a new one linked minus the www - now it works again.
The default refresh time for live bookmarks appears to be 1 hour, so I have hardly been hammering the script, and besides, it works minus the www.

Am I to believe that there is an access table or list created by apache, that is now full because the script got slashdotted ? If so surely an httpd restart should clear that away.
I go away now to hunt mega-logfiles but I don't believe I'll find any. Please if you have a clue, leave a comment.


Palming /.

smoker2 smoker2 writes  |  more than 9 years ago Well, here I am, just past midnight, sitting in the dark, adding a journal entry to /. using a Palm Tungsten C.
I have been trying to read some of the articles from the front page, but it soon became apparent, that with the average page size around 160k, it was going to be a laborious process.

I have turned off images, which helps (slightly :-\) and tried to browse at +2 but the pages are just too long. While we're on the page size thing, I am wearing a small groove in the bottom of the touch screen scrolling from side to side so much.
And if I accidentally activate a link while scrolling, it takes ages to get "Web Browser" under control, and back to where I was again. Not quite ready for prime time IMHO.
It would be nice if /. provided a single column, text only version of the site, just for us poor Palm (ab)users !


luck, providence, voodoo ?

smoker2 smoker2 writes  |  more than 10 years ago Been using the net for a little over 8 years, started with AO Hell then saw the light. Strange I never came here before, seen it mentioned plenty of times. So now I signed up, and the ludicrous number I got displays some syncronicity. My favourite number is 3, and I always seem to get that number showing up in good places. Numerology aside, if you add up my user number, you get 3. Bollox innit.

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