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'Just Let Me Code!'

zidium Re:Code the way you want... (368 comments)

Same here. I hire out people to go to my meetings for me. No joke. It works GREAT!

5 days ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

zidium Re:Code the way you want... (368 comments)

PHP at work. HHVM+Hack at home ;-)

I am **very**, extremely happy with this arrangement ;-)

5 days ago
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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

zidium Re:ads (175 comments)

No, just "morans" [sic] ;-)

5 days ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

zidium Re:Paper tracked barter (100 comments)

This is how the Subway restaurant chain became so huge. Remember their Subway Tickets in the mid-90s through mid-00s?

about two weeks ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

zidium Re:Paper tracked barter (100 comments)

But then again, it worked WONDERS for Worgl, Austria (google "The Miracle of Worgl"), Ithaca, NY, Berkshire Bucks, the Ancient Egyptians (built the pyramids using distributed paper money based on degrading wheat storage), AND the Cathedral economy of the pre-Enlightenment Europe.

about two weeks ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

zidium Re:I have an idea (100 comments)

This is absolutely amazing ;-)

about two weeks ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

zidium Charles Stross' Accelerando!! (100 comments)

This is straight out of Charles Stross' scifi novel Accelerando!

Tipsters are warning of an impending readjustment in the overinflated reputations market... His reputation is up two percent for no obvious reason today, he notices: Odd, that. When he pokes at it he discovers that everybody's reputation - everybody, that is, who has a publicly traded reputation - is up a bit. It's as if the distributed Internet reputation servers are feeling bullish about integrity. Maybe there's a global honesty bubble forming.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

zidium Re:666 (753 comments)

Oh the U.S. already banned the owning, selling, and storing of gold and silver. From 5 April 1933 until 31 December 1974. Don't tell me it couldn't happen again! They'd just say "ONLY the Top 1% own silver and gold!" and all the mindless morons would believe them and CLAMOR for the ban and seizure.

about two weeks ago
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Congress Unhappy With FCC's Proposed Changes To Net Neutrality

zidium Re:You already won, this was the prize (208 comments)

Didn't Slashdot's userbase vote *OVErwheLmINGLY* for Obama the first time? I bet they voted for him the 2nd time, too.

That's why.

about 2 months ago
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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

zidium Re:Sorry for the Offtopic (526 comments)

If you had principles, you would join the boycott to protect the very site you love!

But you may just be a newbie, poser, feminine, or weak.

about 6 months ago
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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

zidium Mourning Slashdot ;( (526 comments)

This is my last post before the Slashcott tomorrow.

I have been an active and paying member of Slashdot for the better part of 15 years. I am already mourning its demise, as I view it is on its deathbed in terminal condition.

Slashdot is the abusive husband, it's users, the battered wife.

Slashdot says, "We're listening, we're listening."

As they bash our heads against the wall with such a horrible new system.

Please, please don't make the beta live for everyone, even if there is a (let's face it) temporary classic mode ;(

about 6 months ago
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German Domain Registrar Liable For Copyright Infringement

zidium Re:In before Fuck Beta (164 comments)

He's not dead, yet, fool.

He just gave his thoughts about Slashbeta to the Washington Post yesterday, for christ's sake! [he hates it, and laughs]

about 6 months ago
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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

zidium Re:Beta violates ADA guidelines (77 comments)

I think I may have been banned... My last comment had a blank subject and a single "?" in the comment box.

I had said:

Nah, I don't think Stallman had anything to do with it ;-)

about 6 months ago
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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

zidium Re:Beta violates ADA guidelines (77 comments)

Nah, I don't think Stallman had anything to do with this ;-)

about 6 months ago
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CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

zidium TIL: The Title Says It All!! (238 comments)

Today I Learned: TTSIA!!

about 6 months ago
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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

zidium Mourning Slashdot ;( (77 comments)

I have been an active and paying member of Slashdot for the better part of 15 years. I am already mourning its demise, as I view it is on its deathbed in terminal condition.

Please, please don't make the beta live for everyone, even if there is a (let's face it) temporary classic mode ;(

This reminds me too much of FastMail's UI disaster of October 31st 2012 :(

about 6 months ago
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Slashdot BETA Discussion

zidium Re:Spamming Fuck Beta in every unrelated topic is (60 comments)

"You'll get used to it", "Life's not fair", and "Stop whining, you spoiled bitch!" are the three most common refrains of an abusive man as he subjects his woman to torture.

about 6 months ago
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If we Buck Feta and leave, where should we go?

zidium Technocrat.net (17 comments)

Bruce Peren's Technocrat.net should be resurrected again. Just email him and commit to going to it every day instead of slashdot for 6 months. That should starve the beast to either make Technocrat.net a reality, make slashdot reverse course, or both!

about 6 months ago

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