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Comment: Re:How do we know? (Score 1, Flamebait) 617

by GerryGilmore (#49140823) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules
You forgot Rush Limbaugh's latest insight into the *real* reason for NN - it's so that Obama can regulate Fox News and talk radio out of existence! I shit you not - he's been going off on it for a couple of days now. Just when you think the paranoid, delusional mindset cannot sink any lower, BAM!

Comment: Re:Last week ... (Score 1) 290

by GerryGilmore (#49108673) Attached to: How Walking With Smartphones May Have Changed Pedestrian Etiquette
"Personally, I'd rather be dead than know that I caused the life of someone else to end without cause." I call 100% organic, dolphin-free BullShit. Especially when the "cause" is simple narcissitic stupidity and inattentiveness to the most basic awareness for which you are responsible - your survival. I'm sure it feels all superior and noble to say what you did, but you're delusional if you really believe in a Real(TM) situation that you'd give up your life to save an asshole.

Comment: Re:That clinches it. (Score 2) 393

by GerryGilmore (#49070731) Attached to: PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth?
Depending on your definition, the "Year Of The Linux Desktop" could be any year from, oh, about 2003 or so to now and into the future. If your definition means: " the year that Linux has greater marketshare than Windows", well that's not likely to be aytime soon at all. OTOH, Apple is the most valuable company in the world by current market valuations - hardware, software, oil, you-name-it, by relying on non-Microsoft OSes, and they are obviously pretty successful. Me? I've been dual-booting for several years and last year took the plunge to pure Linux. No MS or Apple, and I'm hanging in there just fine.

Comment: Re:They're all frauds (Score 1, Insightful) 53

by GerryGilmore (#49026563) Attached to: Another Bitcoin Exchange Fraud
I would actually challenge the use of the term "dubious commodity". How, pray tell, can the result of some math-hashing scheme be even remotely considered any kind of "commodity" (i.e. something that has some intrisic value)? Totally bizarre that anyone in their halfway-right mind would put something (real American dollars) that does have intrisic value - being "valid tender for all debts public and private" - into something that does not? A fool and his money, brothers and sisters!

Comment: Re:Okay, so... (Score 1) 378

by GerryGilmore (#49008165) Attached to: Woman Suffers Significant Weight Gain After Fecal Transplant
I don't have the links handy, but The Economist magazine has been regularly reporting for several years that the bacteria in our gut contains *trillions* of bacteria. The particular mix and types of bacteria comprise what is known as the "micro-biome". It is now known, without a doubt, that these bacteria have a *radical* effect on how food is metabolized in the human body. So, the old saw about "just eat less and you will lose weight" is not strictly true. BTW, I say this as a formerly fat person who did lose lots of weight by eating less, but that does not alter the reality of how our gut bacteria has a profound impact on not just our weight, but health in general. Very, very much worth investigating fellow /.ers...

Comment: Re:Urban legend? (Score 2, Insightful) 313

Well, considering the armed insurrection at the Bundy ranch, and the raft of armed right-wing gun-toters ready to confront law enforcement while using women and children as human shields, it would be extremely bizarre if they weren't running training exercises. One could say that they would be negligent if they weren't...

Comment: Re:Tired of this shit (Score 0) 448

by GerryGilmore (#48612833) Attached to: Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies, dude! I know that a period of listening to Rush Limbaugh will start making you fell all victim-like and stuff, but - has any of this stuff directly affected you in any meaningful way other than to make *you* feel victimized somehow? Sure, there's always assholes ready to condemn you, denigrate you in some way and try to make you feel less a real person than them. Hell, I'm a dirt-worshiping heathen in North Georgia Bible-belt territory. Trust me, I know whereof I speak, even though it's not "race" but "religion". Same shit, different tribe. How about getting over that crap, turn off talk radio and enjoy this blessing of life. Like the man said in the movie "Life's too short to go through it pissed off all the time.". Cheers!

Comment: Pretty damned sweet (Score 0) 89

by GerryGilmore (#48496931) Attached to: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE Editions Released
I'm running Mint 17 RC right now, due to a fat-finger where I was trying to install it in a separate partition and blew up my partition table. Rather that try to reinvigorate Windows 7, I just went ahead and installed it on the whole disk and - damn! It is really nice, Once I saw that youporn videos worked, I was sold! :-)

Byte your tongue.