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Comment: Re:TIL (Score 1) 83

by drinkypoo (#49557579) Attached to: When Exxon Wanted To Be a Personal Computing Revolutionary

How can anything requiring an external CRT be considered portable? I mean, even by Compaq and Kaypro standards?

An Apple II was more portable than e.g. a Kaypro 4 because there was a TV you could use as a monitor pretty much anywhere and it was half the weight to carry around... subjectively, I haven't compared numbers.

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 1) 383

by drinkypoo (#49557429) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

Are you just dumb or something?

Stay tuned to find out.

I said in many ways, which exclude only those two things. Everything else she's getting is definitely called for.

You said, in many ways she's asking for what she's getting. But the fact is that what she's getting includes responses which are not appropriate for any kind of behavior. There's no way in which she's asking for the fullness of what she's getting. If you want your sentence to mean what you want it to mean, then you should say she's asking for much of what she's getting. That's still victim-blaming bullshit, because there's a lot of what she's getting which is inappropriate which lies outside the realm of rape and death threats.

If you want to call a narcissistic egomaniac what they are, more power to you. But then what you do after you've pointed that out is ignore them. You don't go on to make personal attacks. I note that's what she's doing, but you only become a hypocrite when you complain about personal attacks and then engage in them.

Comment: Re:Windows 10 Will Free Your Desktop (Score 4, Insightful) 78

by drinkypoo (#49556787) Attached to: Officials Say Russian Hackers Read Obama's Unclassified Emails

I was with you until the "high quality development tools" part.

Last I heard, Microsoft's IDE was still broadly considered to be one of the best in the business, if not the best. Granted, their revision control system is one of the worst, so they're not all winners.

Comment: Re:That's too bad (Score 2, Insightful) 127

No, because some asshole that did nothing of praise but was latched to a big "tech" biz "living the life" "doing what he loved!" is worthy of front page news unlike the common native peasant carrying his luggage on donkeys

False. We discussed the death of peasants yesterday. Today, a whole day later, we're discussing the death of a googler. You're either disingenuous, a dipshit, or both. But then, you didn't log in, so we knew that.

Comment: Re:Why does it have to be systemd? (Score 1) 376

by drinkypoo (#49556491) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

systemd isn't a horrible implementation, it is in fact extremely good in many areas and extremely well coded and documented, which is exactly why FreeBSD will clone that instead of SMF/Launchd or try to invent a new solution.

Regardless of what tack they do take, FreeBSD won't clone SMF or launchd because both SMF and launchd are festering pieces of shit hated by everyone familiar with them.

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