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Comment: Re:Surely Slashdot can get cracker vs hacker right (Score 1) 370

by Entropic Alchemist (#29295557) Attached to: How To Hire a Hacker

Words mean things. Everyone has to agree what those things are. If your definition of a word doesn't match the rest of the world's definition, you have a problem, not the rest of the world.

What about the word "theory". I think that most people in the world would use it incorrectly, but it doesn't change the meaning of the word.

Comment: Re:Go India! (Score 1) 186

by Entropic Alchemist (#29249423) Attached to: Communication Lost With Indian Moon Satellite

I am guessing there will be another moonshot now, considering they just started calling this the "Chandrayan-1" instead of "Chandrayan" with no numbers next to it.

Apparently they have already completed the design phase of Chandrayan-2

Comment: Re:Windows Vista: "Good Enough" is the right answe (Score 4, Insightful) 350

by Entropic Alchemist (#29240809) Attached to: Is "Good Enough" the Future of Technology?

I myself use maybe 10%. There are parts (of Windows Vista) that I have never explored and will never explore. I just do not need all that functionality.

Yes, but who is to say that every user uses the same 10%? If most users only utilise 10%, I would think that these 10% segments overlap enough to cover a significant proportion of the total function of the OS.

Comment: Re:Stargate: Replicators..... (Score 1) 115

by Entropic Alchemist (#29127333) Attached to: Prototype Motherboard Clusters Self-Coordinating Modules

This is exactly how the replicators began.... Slow old 72Mhz processors and then you put enough of them together and the thing goes evil and start taking over the universe.....

I feel that I should say something about the Replicators not being evil as much as a virus is evil.

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