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Comment: Re:Customer as Quality Control (Score 2) 167

by DeathElk (#47979689) Attached to: Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

So put your name to your comment, AC. My experience with Dell has been less than 2% failure over 1000's of Optiplex, Latitude and Vostro units. The main cause of warranty claim has been DIMM at > 80%, PSU at ~18%, MB at ~2%.

A lot of folks whinge about Dell, I suspect that's because these folks would rather roll their own PC. That's fine, until you have to roll 1000 in a week.

Comment: No surprises here (Score -1, Flamebait) 213

by DeathElk (#47866491) Attached to: Surprising Result of NYC Bike Lanes: Faster Traffic for Cars

I found this article and, sure enough, found the usual bunch of anti-bicycle riding, pro-car trolls, making the usual threats to crush riders under their wheels etc etc. You worthless bunch of fucking cunts. Bicycle riding as utilitarian private transport is your fucking saviour you fuckwits. You just don't realise it yet. Get the fuck off my road.

Comment: Re:So.. what? (Score 1) 255

by DeathElk (#47626813) Attached to: TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

Comment: Re: So? (Score -1, Troll) 184

by DeathElk (#47619745) Attached to: Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut

The use of machinery and intensive nutrients/pesticides has driven food prices to such low levels that good, wholesome corn fed, SUV drivin', soda guzzlin', beef chompin' Americans (and Canadians, and Europeans, and Australians) have been the fattest they've ever been.

I find it really funny when some fatty boomsticks whinges about the high price of wholesome, un-processed food, fruit and vegetables, as if they're gonna eat that stuff anyway. Too easy to visit TrippelFatSlurp on the corner and get a Double Guzzle Combo for $10 than to do a weekly food shop for $50.

Comment: The importance of correct spelling (Score 1, Funny) 406

by DeathElk (#47619603) Attached to: Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

To the dumbos who are down-modding comments on the atrocious use of the word "hear" instead of "here" in the summary, I offer you this piece from Mark Twain:


For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet.

The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later.

Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all.

Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants.

Bai iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli.

Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.

Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists stand on each other's toes. -- Richard Hamming