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Are You a Competent Cyborg?

zsau Re:Have you stopped beating your wife yet? (101 comments)

Then what is the value of the word "cyborg"? It contributes nothing of value. All humans almost ever would be cyborgs, whether they're throwing stones and lighting fires or have computers between their senses and the outside world.

about 10 months ago
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How Blogs Are Changing the Scientific Discourse

zsau Re:The difference with Bohr/Einstein (136 comments)

Enough with this myth. The literal interpretation of the ancient Middle Eastern texts demonstrates that you can't take them literally and consistently at the same time because the Genesis chapter 1 contradicts Genesis chapter 2, and when linguistically competent "bible-believers" are pushed hard enough on this, they admit that they're belief is not based on the text, but on presuppositions about what the text says.

(The specific contradiction is that in Genesis chapter 1, creation goes birds first (on day 5), then humans (male and female) on day 6. In Genesis chapter 2, creation goes male human first, then birds are created, then female human. There are other contradictions that, with skill and agility, can be argued against; but this one can only be denied by denying the plain words of the text.)

In other words, it's not the ancients who were fools, it's the moderns.

about 10 months ago
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Why the Internet of Things Is More 1876 Than 1995

zsau Re:I'm not into trains (142 comments)

In the beginning, everyone walked about on foot. People liked it; most stuff you needed was close enough, and if it occasionally rained on you, well, you needed to sleep more often, so what if you can't do everything all of the time.

Someone invented the train and it was well regarded; now even common people could travel far.

Then one day some reckless person thought of putting a train engine on a waggon and getting around without horses or tracks. It didn't appeal to most people; it was too expensive and didn't solve any real problems most people had. Plus it was dangerous and killed people. Some even more reckless person developed a way to make them cheap enough lots of people could afford them, but they were still dangerous and didn't really solve any real problem, so only avant gard people bothered to buy them.

[This is where Internet of Things is up to.]

So the most dangerous group of people—marketeerscame up with an evil plan to take over the world. They'd convince everyone that people who walked across streets without looking were backwards, and they'd mock memorials of children who idiot car drivers killed. They'd also make them a status symbol; girls wouldn't go for guys who walked, they were far too pedestrian!

Eventually the world became a completely different place because these people convinced us we wanted something that wasn't helpful—in fact, nowadays it takes people longer to get places with cars than it took to get there before cars—and kills people both directly (through, ahem, direct hits), indirectly (via side-swipes), via the pollution that the poor sods breathe in, and probably through climatatological effects.

[This is where Beta is up to. Slashdot destroyed a perfectly good letter of the internet, and all for what?]

about 10 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

zsau Re:And that's exactly what I asked for. (2219 comments)

Fuck beta and all that, but if you were God, wouldn't you protect yourself from acts of churches?

about 10 months ago
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Gnome 3.12 Delayed To Sync With Wayland Release

zsau Re:I'm sorry I'm an idiot (204 comments)

What's wrong with PRIMARY? There's an increasing number of foreign programs on X these days like that abomination known as Chrome (JetBrains PhpStorm also causes me pain), but everything vaguely integrated just works. It's been years since I had a problem with Firefox or Gtk, Qt/KDE or old-school toolkit apps.

about a year ago
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Rome Police Use Twitter To Battle Illegal Parking

zsau Re:Town planning - lack of. (157 comments)

The European design wastes a lot less petrol than the American design, because you can get around and do a lot without even getting into the car. It is a local inefficiency as a trade-off for a higher-level efficiency. In America, you want to buy milk? You have to move a ton of steel around at homicidal speeds. In Europe, you want to buy milk? You walk for the same amount of time—or less—and you buy it from the shops.

"Town planning fail" happens when you think that the car is an important and necessary part of modern life. It's not. It's useful that some people have cars; but to think it should be convenient for everyone to drive most of the time is foolishness.

about a year ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

zsau Re:With respect, Christians disagree (544 comments)

Actually, the claim that the original manuscripts are inerrant is generally made by unreasonable Christians like YEC. More reasonable Christians realise that there probably isn't really such a thing as "original manuscripts"—at least not one that's easily conceived of—for many of the books in the Bible, so there's nothing "original" that can be inerrant in this sense.

In fact, generally the term "inerrant" is used to separate the wheat from the chaff. The traditional view of scripture is that it is that the process of reception and transmission is as inspired as the original writing—and therefore we can see (in real time by comparing manuscripts) that God doesn't care about the precise words and all the gnarly points, so the word "inerrant" is inapplicable.

That view has been lost to some extent in the protestant West, especially in America; but it is returning particularly in communities were a great many people had previously lost trust in the Bible but kept it because it was a part of their tradition, but also amongst evangelicals who realise that the scientific evidence for evolution is so strong that Genesis 1 and 2 can't possibly mean that.

about a year ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

zsau Re:Texas Barely Registers (544 comments)

Imagine meeting someone who can walk you through an argument that their god is mad at us because we don't practice racially-based slavery any more!

!

(From what I remember, it has something to do with how caucasians are the lost tribe of Isreal [insert scriptual evidence I never cared enough to memorize here] and because some guy got smashed drunk once in a tent and passed out without any clothes on.)

!!

I don't know what "the FSM" is. But the solution? I doubt there is one. But really you just have me speechless. It's very easy to use the bible to reaffirm what you already believe, because it has lots of words in it and because it's easy to care about what it says. But what you've said ... it's one of those cases where I'm not sure if you're making a comparison to people who don't exist any more, or if you're attributing these views to them!

The real world is a strange place.

about a year ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

zsau Re:Texas Barely Registers (544 comments)

Lol, the only evidence for young earth/old earth creationism is a certain tradition of biblical interpretation; the bible itself makes it look extremely unlikely that it's teaching young earth/old earth creationism. The bible only teaches that God created, but to read it as saying how and when is inept and demonstrates a complete failure of basic Biblical Hebrew and reading comprehension skills.

about a year ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

zsau Re:This is the problem with religious people. (903 comments)

Would people who think x or y or z is immoral be able to buy health insurance without x or y or z for their employees and forgo the tax break? Because that would really resolve any problem—if the employer is concerned that anyone wouldn't buy insurance who really does need it, they would be covered. (Sure they wouldn't get the tax break, but why would anyone who uses the Gospel as a guide to life actually want to take advantage of it? Worse to have the money than to pay tax.)

about a year ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

zsau Re:This is the problem with religious people. (903 comments)

The limitation should happen right up front. No-one should be required to buy private health insurance; it should be government provided like in every civilised country. I went to emergency on Christmas morning (in an English speaking country with private health insurance and private hospitals), and there was no bureaucracy to deal with (well, they asked for id, but I didn't have any. No problem, they just treated me, because I'm "covered" because I live in a civilised country). I didn't sign anything and I didn't get any bills for my Christmas morning mishap.

The American plan was doomed to fail from the get go. In fact, it was designed to fail from the get go. But everyone knew that, and still they let themselves be dictated to.

about a year ago
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China Rejects 545,000 Tons of US Genetically Modified Corn

zsau Re:This is despicable and indecent (215 comments)

Isn't killing "birds (and people)" the goal of a pesticide?

*ducks*

(And yes, I realise that my comment requires a misreading of the pp. But it's a joke.)

about a year ago
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North Korea Erases Executed Official From the Internet

zsau Re:Arrest To Death in 4 Days for J.S. Thaek (276 comments)

If you're capable of keeping someone alive and everyone else safe for fifteen years on death row, why bother killing them *then*? You've demonstrated they're no threat to anyone else for that time.

1 year,6 days
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Protect Your Privacy When It's Out of Your Control?

zsau Re:It's debatable that you can (174 comments)

Surely for most of history one of the biggest limitations to "creative output" was the fact that people needed to eat. Particularly in villages (i.e. poorer areas) you didn't necessarily have the resources for great artistic displays—unless, at least, they were popular enough everyone could benefit.

And a significant one would also have been that we just don't highly regard a lot of creative output, because it was done within a theme we would regard as too constrained to be interesting (e.g. English parish churches were decorated by the parish). But just the same, I think a lot of contemporary artistic output is disregarded as uninteresting in even a very short while (i.e. people's lifetimes—think about popular music, the way people laugh at someone for listening to a lot of music from five years ago).

1 year,20 days
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BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"

zsau Re:The bourgeoisie creates its own gravediggers (321 comments)

We're already getting "our fair share of the world's resources"—and then some. Haven't you noticed that we are killing the world we depend on for life?

1 year,23 days
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European Health Levels Suddenly Collapsed After 2003 and Nobody Is Sure Why

zsau Re:It's obvious, isn't it? (304 comments)

Not to mention the kings George I, II & III!

1 year,25 days
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Sweden Is Closing Many Prisons Due to Lack of Prisoners

zsau Re:Hey California, I have a solution for you (752 comments)

What on earth is this kind of comment? It's like "America isn't a democracy, it's a republic". No, Spain and Sweden and the UK are democratic monarchies. They are both democracies and monarchies. The UK is not a theocracy; the church is governed by the the state, not the other way around.

about a year ago
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Sweden Is Closing Many Prisons Due to Lack of Prisoners

zsau Re:Hey California, I have a solution for you (752 comments)

If you vote, you don't get what you want. If you don't vote, you don't get what you want—but you haven't wasted your time.

about a year ago
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Sweden Is Closing Many Prisons Due to Lack of Prisoners

zsau Re:Those damn socialist! (752 comments)

If it's any consolation, in these parts Scandinavia and Sweden are typically used as positive examples, and I don't think it's occurred to most people to use them badly (altho I've seen the far-right examples on the internets).

about a year ago
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Sweden Is Closing Many Prisons Due to Lack of Prisoners

zsau Re:Those damn socialist! (752 comments)

Um, it's seriously easy to make booze. You get a bunch of fruit, juice it, make bread, and then ignore the juice for a couple of weeks. What, it's illegal to have food go off now? It's impossible to prohibit that.

How do you get meth or heroin? Heroin comes from specific plants, but you don't just eat the plants whole, and even if you did many countries ban all sorts of plants; here, Scottish Thistle can't be planted; a hundred kilometres over, it must be removed.

The fact that prohibition failed in the case of alcohol is not evidence that prohibition is impossible. The fact that prohibition of meth is incomplete is also not evidence that we shouldn't try it, any more than the prohibition of rape is incomplete means we shouldn't try.

about a year ago

Submissions

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* Debian decides to adopt time-based release

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 5 years ago

zsau writes "Debian, well known amongst GNU/Linux distributions as having a long and inconsistent release cycle, has just decided to adopt a two-yearly freeze cycle in the December of every odd year. Although this doesn't mean releases happen every two years or that software will be more up-to-date, it could allow some form of co-ordination with software releasers and other distributions, in addition to improving the release and upgrade process for the Debian Project and their users."
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City of Melbourne plans future using wiki

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 6 years ago

zsau writes "The City of Melbourne, the local government at the core of Australia's second largest city, is using a wiki to help plan its future development, with an eye to becoming a higher-density, more sustainable city. Like many American cities, Australian cities are sprawling, low-density cities in which the car is king Melbourne has approximately 16 people/hectare. Recently, the discussion of Melbourne's future has turned to increasing the density and improving the infrustructure of the city, especially as much growth is at the expensive of an overly congested Sydney. Unfortunately, local governments have very little power in Australia and the success of many suggestions in the Wiki will depend on the cooperation of the state government of Victoria."
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Antiterrorism in Australia: Employers spy on email

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 6 years ago

zsau writes "The new Australian government is planning to allow employers to check employee's email and other internet usage while at work without the employees permission. Although some might consider this justifiable given the employee has sold their time to their employer and is using their employer's resources to send the emails, the justification the Australian government is using is terrorism. In reality, employers are not trained to deal with potential terrorist threats, and in the unlikely event that someone is posting in plain text from work their plans to take down national internet networks, what guarantee do we have that employers responses will be appropriate? What makes the employers more trustworthy than their employees? And how marginally related does something need to be for us to consider it anti-terrorism?"
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zsau zsau writes  |  more than 7 years ago

zsau writes "According to an email sent by Art Lebedev, it turns out everybody's favorite vaporware keyboard is going to ship late this year, with preorders starting in three days. The Optimus Keyboard is a large keyboard with color OLED displays that can change their display as you type, making it suitable for rich gamers or people who type in multiple languages and want to look at their keyboard all the time. It was first announced on Slashdot in July 2005."

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Why I don't use a Mac

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I recently posted a comment about why I've switched back from Mac OS X to GNU/Linux. I've been thinking about it a lot since I did it, and I'm pretty happy with the comment, so I include it here. Slightly edited, and will likely change over time.

I type this on a rev-a iMac G5 healthily running Debian with almost all the hardware fully supported, including the Airport Extreme wireless. It was a bastard to start doing, but from June 2005 having used Mac OS X for about six months (I got it in December 2004) till when I had it finally acceptable some time later, it became very important to me: The Mac OS X UI simply doesn't work for me.

The Finder keeps opening up in that stupid space-wasting sidebar brushed metal mode; it remembers my settings for old folders, but for new ones it falls back on its default. It uses file extensions to determine type: On Debian, I use ROX-Filer, which uses a file's contents to determine type whenever it can. I don't recall the Finder as having a way to create files from a set of templates in a menu: This means that if you're in a folder, and want to make a new file there, you have to (a) stop what you're doing (!!!); (b) go to the applications folder, (b ii) remember the name of the program you want to use, (b iii) find it, (b iv) and run it; (c) choose to save the new document; (d) find the folder you already have open once again in the save dialog box; (e) resume whatever you're doing. (This list, and any others I include, are based on how the process feels to me. So I get to include steps like "stop what you're doing". And any usability guru will tell you this means there's a serious problem!) It has other nasty habits.

I'm used to X11's selection clipboard, where middle-clicking pastes whatever's been selected, so I keep forgetting to choose to copy. Major cut to my productivity!

Windows are grouped by program, not by task. I might have one browser window open for work, and another for play; if I'm using Terminal and Preview also for work, I don't want to have to keep pushing the play browser window out of the way. (Actually, I found different programs behaved differently with regards to this. I can't remember which or why.) Relatedly, there's no decent virtual desktop programs out there. Or perhaps, because most programs don't expect to use virtual desktops, they don't behave properly when they're asked to.

There's only one menu for every program. This makes it really hard to keep track of where I am. Exposé makes it worse; if I'm busy with Camino, and use Expose to show my desktop, Camino's menu still shows up. So I go to the "View" menu and get really confused by why "Clean up selection" doesn't show up. Apparently this makes going to the menu faster for some particular use cases, but the way I operate, it doesn't help much; aside from the fact I prefer context menus (which help me associate actions with objects), I'm usually using more than one program to do a task, so using a menu becomes a multi-step process: (a) Work out which app is focussed; (b) If necessary, (b i) go find a window for the app whose menu I want to work on, (b ii) and click on it; (c) Use the menu.

Actually, it probably makes me sound stupid, but I find this whole business of "the focussed window" really hard to keep track of. On the Mac, it's the topmost window, it's the only one you can operate (most) widgets on (most of the time), it's the only one whose application menu is visible, the window itself looks different (brighter, more contrastive), and it's got a shadow round it. Only ... on a 20" screen, it's really hard to compare the brightness, shadow, and height of non-overlapping windows when one's in your peripheral vision and the other's in your direct line of site. When I'm running Debian, I don't think my computer has the concept of "focus", only "keyboard focus": keyboard entry goes into the window that the mouse pointer is over, regardless of it's stacking order or whatever (it also has a purple titlebar, instead of a grey one, but the mouse location is more important on a 20" screen). The focussed window = topmost window thing also means that if you mis-click when using the scrollbar or whatever, you have a major problem with your windows rearranging! I never really thought—as a power user, capable of using (and happy to use!) GNU/Linux—I never really thought that a computer's UI could make me feel stupid, but when I felt tempted to throw the computer out the window for the nth time, I knew it was never going to work out.

Missing is heavily penalised. I mention above the problems with missing the window's edge by a pixel or two, but there's more. The Close, Minimise and Expand buttons are so small that I keep missing them. And then click again, thinking the computer just didn't hear me. And so the window minimises. Not so bad if I'm going for the minimise button, but usually I'm not... Another way is that clicking on the separator in a menu causes the menu to close. Without exception, every time I clicked the separator I was actually going for the option right above or below it. Considering the separator takes up an invisible amount of space above and below it (the line itself is only a few pixels, but the height that causes the menu to close is the whole size of a regular menu item), I found I could do this two or three times before I got the actual menu. This could be easily solved by doing what every other operating system does nowadays: Highlighting the menu option underneath the pointer.

The Dock sucks. In more ways than I can count. It's pretty, but confusing and stupid. It's divided up into two groups, but it holds five completely distinct things: Application shortcuts; running applications; document shortcuts; minimised windows; deleting stuff and ejecting media (leaving aside the question of why launching programs is different from opening documents anyway!). It's either invisible, or it's in the way. Even if there's plenty of stuff to work with next to it, it still insists on preventing you from making a window taking up all the rest of the vertical space from taking up the space next to it. (I've heard other complaints about parts of the dock, like the magnification. Actually, I love the magnification. I've run the Mac with it turned off, and I've found the Dock even harder to use.)

Oh, also, I couldn't get any decent program to play my collection of Ogg Vorbis files. I still don't think there's any decent program that can play Ogg Vorbis files. This is a real downer!

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zsau zsau writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Whereas the Overlord is stressed by swearing:

And whereas this stress interferes with the good Government of the Whole World:

The Overlord therefore enacts:

  1. All those who gratuitously swear, or who use swear words in a way deemed to annoy the Overlord, are deemed guilty of a most grave offence.
  2. The punishment for this most grave offence shall be death in a mostly humane manner.

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I hate people who gratuitously swear

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Whereas it is inevitable that I will become Indisputable Overlord of the Whole World:

And whereas this means that those who defy my will now will be punished just the same as if I had my powers:

And whereas it is desirable to simplify the complexities of government early:

This article therefore serves to declare the Overlordship of the World, with Zsau (by this as other names) as the Overlord.

  1. The Overlordship of the Whole World is the Sovereign Government of all the Earth and any colonies of the Overlord's subjects which may be settled beyond the Earth.
  2. The Overlord is Zsau (by this or other names).
  3. The Ovelord's successors shall be determined according to cognatic primogeniture. No person may be an Overlord who has killed another Overlord, nor who has plotted, aided or paid for or otherwise assisted the murder of an Overlord.
  4. The full title of the Overlord shall be "His Majesty Felix, of the Whole World Indisputable Overlord".
  5. The first symbol of the Overlordship shall be the Cassowary. Further symbols and accepted depictions of this symbol may be declared in future legislation.
  6. The executive, legislative, judicial and other branches of the government are vested in the Overlord. Further bodies may be created to assist in good government.
  7. No law is forbidden to the Overlord.

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'Made me Hard' by The Whitlams

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 12 years ago

It all seemed alright at school, but then I go home and there's no-one here but me (and my parents and siblings, but they don't count) and it gets worse. It hurts worse and worse.

Now playing: 'Made me Hard' by The Whitlams.

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And after much pain

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 12 years ago

And after much pain, I still don't know if it's ended, but there's been some sort of close now. Even though there's something I realise I want to know the answer to, even if I don't want to ask it. Something oh so very important which would probably change the way I feel about everything and might really be an end.

Incidentally, how does four an a quarter hours sound for someone who rarely talks on the helpdesk calling device?

Tristan

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Not so bad

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Now that I understand, life perhaps isn't so bad. But it's still a looong way from what it was on Friday afternoon when I was in blissful ignorance because of the changes in the last twenty-four-or-so hours. Come and cheer me up.

Edit: But like everything else, it didn't get better. Although I guess that change was inevitable. Crypticism rules OK.

Humans have got to be the only thing in the universe where a new piece of information can have a direct and immediate physical change.

Tristan

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Can I wake up and find it was all a dream, thanks?

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 12 years ago

This morning was great.

This evening was the worst day of my life. Thanks.

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The day that wasn't the first day of school

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Well, guess what. After checking our last years' school calendar and talking to a friend, I decided today was the first day of school. I wake up at 6.30a.m., earlier than I had in nearly two months! I have brekky and a quick shower. I realise I'm going to be late for school. I convince Mum to drive me to the station, rather than taking the bus, so I'm not late. I get to school, and there's only Year 9s. Apparently, they forgot to clearly tell us that school didn't start until 31 January to the Year 12s! Fortunately, I wasn't the only one. I came across Patrick while still at school, and as we headed back to the station we kept collecting people. It was quite funny, seeing the looks on other people's faces, with them incapable of laughing at themselves. So it seems that MHS is even less well organised than I thought it was...

So I get home and go to where else but Whirlpool Forums and find, much to my disgust, that Wireplay will no longer be putting up new ISOs. Fortunately, however, they'd put up XFree864.2, so I wasn't completely unhappy and now have the latest version of my guying system. Not, of course, that Panu cares.

While mindlessly posting at Whirlpool Forums, I discovered that I'd probably downloaded about 5.6GB this month. Eat that Telstra! You shove on a cap, and I start becoming a heavy user! MUAHAHAHA

The Leopard actually doesn't have a plot. Don't ask me why it's such a good book when you consider this.

Oh well, school tomorrow. Today is a good day to die.

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This day too!

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Okay, then.

GNUstep works! I've got GWorkspace and Calculator to compile so far! It took a reinstall of Linux, but my partitioning is now better, and I've got free space for FreeBSD and something else.

On the other hand, my CGI is not working yet. No idea what's wrong. Not happy, Jan.

The Leopard is still a good book.

I'm tired, so I'll go to bed shortly.

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Grrr

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 12 years ago

If I had a working CD-rom drive, I'd be spending now re-doing my Linux installation with the intention of getting two things to work: GNUstep and the nVidia drivers for my nVidia video card.

Medea is just plain evil. She should've died at the end. There is no justice, is there? Sure, Jason wasn't faithful, sure Euripedes was a feminist, but that's not the way ancient plays are supposed to work! Baddies are supposed to die, not get away with everything, even when they are the main character. I guess I was predicting it though... Onto the next one, I guess...

Three days until the MSFC again. This is both good and bad, mainly bad I think though... it means school soon. ARGH, how will I cope with year 12!? ENTER of 70, here I come! That is, of course, assuming I perform at least as well in my subjects this year as I did in Revolutions last year.

Other things that occur to me about this year is that I turn eighteen... I can drink, drive and vote. Of course, I can't vote till the next election and I'm already enrolled so that last one doesn't make a difference. I've had the oppertunity to drink a number of times in the past and haven't taken them, so why will I suddenly—but I will be able to buy alcohol, and I haven't done much in the way of practising driving so I don't see how I could suddenly get my licence the very second I turned eighteen. But it's the thought that counts! Scared of things happening half a year and a year away...

Work today wasn't the best. I turned up, made a few mistakes, and wish I never went. Ah well, life's like that.

I've also added a link to this page in the homepage part of Whirlpool, so maybe people will start to read it. I could also post a post to slashdot so that people could see I'd done it I guess, but that could be asking too much...

And I did have another post to post yesterday but because of a bug in Opera 6.0 TP2 for Linux, I made a mistake. When will they finish this damn piece of software?? (One of the things in the post I didn't post was that Mozilla runs slow as a dog for me.)

That's all for now...

Tristan.

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And another day...

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Well, I went to the dentist and read some of Euripedes' Media and now I'm compiling Mozilla 0.9.7 (finally worked up the guts to compile it...) and smelling dinner (smells like a barbie).

My teeth have improved, apparently. My upper wisdom teeth are up, but my lower ones are still thinking about it. I'll have them fischer sealed next time. I was also bombarded with radiation (two-yearly X-ray) and had an oldish (was there two or three appointments ago) hole filled.

I realised I had a few plays to read. The best way to read plays is out loud, even if you have no volume. That way, you can get more feeling in it. Euripedes isn't so bad, it was probably just the boring way everyone read The Women of Troy that put me off him last year. Just as well, I've got two of his plays to do this year ;). Still haven't read enough though, after dinner I'll get around to finishing it, I think.

I've got X talking to my Internet and Audio keys, they'll give a keysym now. I've even got WindowMaker to pop up its menus when I click on some of the keys! (I wanted to free up F11 and F12, but that meant Win-F1{1,2}, which wasn't that good. No idea how to fix up the rest. On the same front, I upgraded my version of WindowMaker, the new one has some cool features that I'm yet to need ;). I've also reconfigged it to make use of the clip more.

Well, that's all for now, more later perhaps. But then again, perhaps not.

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Oh, goody, a journal!

zsau zsau writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Okay, so this is my first journal post. What should I write here?

I'm rather disappointed: GNUstep doesn't want to work for me; when I buy my CD-RW+DVD, I'll download and install Simply GNUstep because I so prefer simplicity!

I'm going to start reading my books. I've only finished one; I'll read another this week. Tomorrow, in fact. I intend to finish at least half of another book by 11.59 p.m. on Monday, 14 January 2002 EST. Check my country if you need to know who's EST that is, though.

I'm going to buy a Ricoh 32x10x8 + DVD, I think. It'll set me back nearly $300.00, but then I'll have a burner and a CD reader and a DVD reader, none of which I have at the moment which is really quite depressing, don't you think? And here was me thinking I'd have three CD-type drives in my computer...

Edit: or maybe I'll buy a Mac. Probably second hand at this stage, and definately with enough grunt to run OSX, but a Mac nonetheless.

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