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Comment: Re:I used to block ads (Score 1) 978 978

For videos that do not allow skipping, its more time efficient to flip to a different window while the ad plays.

Screw that, I'll just not watch it or watch the 5 or so reuploads that are suggested to me on the sidebar.
I /might/ consider it if I could mute individual browser tabs but I don't think that's possible yet.

Comment: The term is "roboticist" (Score -1, Offtopic) 47 47

Others are college student roboteers, working on their entry in a regional IEEE robotics contest.

(Emphasis mine)

Seriously, it's "roboticist". How can you screw that up? You're a goddamn editor.

Next thing you know, you'll be calling coders "Programeers" because they work on programs.

Comment: I want my pants to fit forever (Score 1) 328 328

Switching to DVDs probably just encourages bloat (e.g. GNOME3) when there are plenty of usable alternatives that fit current restrictions.

Automatically switching constraints to fit inside the next largest available media is like buying pants with larger and larger waists as you grow fatter and fatter. Sure, sometimes you need to actually get bigger pants (e.g. during a growth spurt when you're 12) but there comes a time when what you have is going to be good enough for a loooooong time (or at least, should be).

You don't see people yelling at others for wanting to fit in the pants they've been wearing for a while. Why is optical media any different? If your installer and default desktop environment is too big to fit in 700MB of space, then somebody's (or some bodies are) doing it wrong.

It's not just about constraints in resources, it's about the principle: I want my pants to fit forever, and so does Debian.

Comment: Marketing Campaign! (Score 0) 622 622

The best way to fix the PHP problem at this point is to make the alternatives so outstanding that the choice of the better hammer becomes obvious.

I think he's proposing that somebody starts a marketing campaign to trick/convince all the PHP developers to switch to something better because clearly, Outstanding = Great PR.

I hear that this Streisand guy does a great job of bringing things to the attention of the general public; he'd be perfect for the job.

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.

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