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Comment: Re:Demand all you want (Score 1) 667

by Astronomerguy (#46554645) Attached to: Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

Don't be an idiot. Your logic is flawed. It essentially goes: "...Science is unsure or has no definite answer, therefore, God." that's the 'god of the gaps' argument. YOU show ME your proof. Until then, your superstition has about as much evidence going for it as there is evidence for unicorns and leprechauns. The evidence for evolution is manifest and unassailable at this point. Origins will take some time, but work in the lab has given some promising beginnings on that question. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...

My comment was not for Bite the Pillow. I can no longer see the comment that I was replying to.

Comment: Re:Demand all you want (Score 2) 667

by Astronomerguy (#46554541) Attached to: Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'
Don't be an idiot. Your logic is flawed. It essentially goes: "...Science is unsure or has no definite answer, therefore, God." that's the 'god of the gaps' argument. YOU show ME your proof. Until then, your superstition has about as much evidence going for it as there is evidence for unicorns and leprechauns. The evidence for evolution is manifest and unassailable at this point. Origins will take some time, but work in the lab has given some promising beginnings on that question. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...

Comment: Re:Well, I'm clean AND I'M INFECTED?! (Score 1) 220

by Astronomerguy (#46526303) Attached to: Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers
I run a Ubuntu server as a file/media/web server at home. I ran #ssh -G 2>&1 | grep -e illegal -e unknown > /dev/null && echo “System clean” || echo “System infected” and got a "System Infected" message. As a control before I blew away that install and started from scratch, I installed Ubuntu in a VM from the disk I used on my primary server and ran all the updates. I get "System Infected" on the VM. What's going on here? False positive??

Comment: Re:On quality, Dell, and IB-^W Lenovo (Score 1) 166

by Astronomerguy (#45446803) Attached to: Dell's New Sputnik 3 Mates Touchscreen With Ubuntu
Dammit! If I had mod points I'd mod you up. I'm in the IT VAR biz, and I've seen the quality slowly degrade over time. The margins are tight in the hardware business, and there's no incentive for the manufacturers to dial it up. You have to go with niche players if you want hardware with the quality that meets your standards. Gaming portables are intersting, as a re mobile workstations, but $$, weight, and battery life are the trade-offs.

Comment: Re:This is neat and all (Score 1) 166

by Astronomerguy (#45446771) Attached to: Dell's New Sputnik 3 Mates Touchscreen With Ubuntu
Yup. Been there and done that. My Lenovo T510 with bumped up HD and 8Gb RAM is now a Hackintosh running Mavericks just sweet and fine, and it is my primary lappy. The ability to survive spills is its key selling point (I'm a klutz with 2 cats and 2 dogs). It was previously running Mint. A couple of spare 2.5" drives will shortly be configured for Mint again and Windows 8.1 for software testing.

Comment: Re:I cannot believe.... (Score 1) 214

by Astronomerguy (#45331307) Attached to: 10-Year-Old Boy Discovers 600-Million-Year-Old Supernova
Well said Dave. I'm also shocked that no one has replied with an obligatory "Surprised with off-topic garbage replies...you must be new here." ;-) Kudos to you, Paul, and Nathan. This will provide many, many, teaching moments and hopefully inspiration for other kids with an interest in science generally and science specifically.

Comment: Re:I care for stability more (Score 1) 328

by Astronomerguy (#42283915) Attached to: Is It Worth Investing In a High-Efficiency Power Supply?
Wishing for mod points. +1. I can count almost a half-dozen PC issues I troubleshooted (troubleshot?) over the years that were because of a flaky PSU. I only use top-end PSU's nowadays: PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 Mark 1 on the media server (recycled from my old game rig), Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Gold (powering dual overclocked EVGA GTX 680's, 2 SSD's, 4x 7500 RPM HD's, Intel i5 2500k overclocked 45%, occasional hot-swap drives) on my current rig. More unnecessary crap to be installed shortly...(and I got the PSU on sale for $170 Canadian)

Comment: Re:Not that HP was ever very good at Tablets But.. (Score 4, Insightful) 192

Well... I'm actually more surprised that HP refuses to take the lead on ANY consumer-related goods. Or enterprise products/services, for that matter.

Man, I thought for a while that HP might be able to turn it around and get back to its roots of being a kick-ass engineering company, but it's pretty obvious that those days are now gone. I'm pretty sure that even the old engineering fogeys who might have been able to tell the yung'uns about what HP culture was like before have left the ship. At this point, it's just a large computer manufacturing company like Dell and Acer, with some enterprise big iron and consulting thrown in.

Sad to see them go.

All the engineers left when HP split into 2 companies a few years ago. They're still going strong at Agilent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agilent_Technologies

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