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Comment: Re:Collateral success vs indication of support nee (Score 1) 494

by Grapes4Buddha (#36218738) Attached to: Corporate Mac Sales Surge 66%

At another job I supported Apple Xserve and RAID. We had a "spare parts kit." It had one of every part in n xserve, "the RAID had it's own similar kit." When anything failed I swapped out the part myself with the spare parts kit, then Apple overtightened a replacement part with a pre-paid shipping for sending the failed part.

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Comment: Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 1352

by Grapes4Buddha (#34580560) Attached to: Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

Actually TFA wasn't about people believing things the researchers didn't agree with, it was about people believing things that are simply false.

Do you have personal knowledge of where Obama was born? I mean, you were there and saw it with your own eyes? If not, you believe the claim he was not born in the US is false because you believe someone else who told you that, or because you choose not to believe someone who told you the opposite.

And here's the real problem with Fox News. It subverts the very idea of there being an objective truth in order to push its agenda. Obama's birth certificate is publicly available, copies have been displayed in multiple news sources, but the Birthers always require "one more level" of proof. Hey, it could have been forged, etc, etc. At some point you have to accept secondary sources unless you're doing the research yourself.

Comment: Re:comment from original page (Score 1) 90

by Grapes4Buddha (#34405380) Attached to: Linus On Branching Practices
Agreed, that's why I said "If you want to be strict about it".

Let's say you had a uncaught labelling error on a source file (foo.c) when you create your baseline label. I know, you're checking for that, but just for the sake of argument, let's say it happened. With a /main/LATEST catch-all rule, you would be getting whatever version of foo.c happens to be /main/LATEST. When you run a build, you may or may not get an error, but you run the risk of introducing a bizarre bug in your build image, which could lead to many hours of debugging before you track it down to that source file being the wrong version. With a /main/0 catch-all rule, you will most likely get a compile error (since foo.c will be empty). Maybe not when foo.o gets generated, but rather at link time. Basically, you're better set up to catch the problem sooner.

But yes, you are correct that it should be the same. Using /main/LATEST can also be nice if you have areas that are not labeled and you want to get /main/LATEST for those other ares.

Comment: Re:another Obama disappointment... (Score 1) 559

by Grapes4Buddha (#34288380) Attached to: EPIC Files Lawsuit To Suspend Airport Body Scanner Use

Full body scanners were floating around in 2005, they were aready installed in airports in 2006/2007... orders have been placed, contracts signed, contractors hired, training done, policies and protocols written, multitudes of careers exist around these infernal things... you don't just step in and undo all that with a snap decision.

Actually, you can. fire the contractors or give them other jobs, tear up the policies and protocols, issue a big mea culpa and move on.

Comment: Re:The problem is people confuse what bias is (Score 3, Informative) 133

by Grapes4Buddha (#34091064) Attached to: Blekko Launches a Search Engine With Bias
I respectfully disagree with you on this. There is nothing in my experience with the usage of the word "bias" to indicate that intent has anything to do with it. It may be ethically unjustifiable to be intentionally biased, but it is a perfectly legitimate use of the word.

bias (bs)
n.
1. A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric: Cut the cloth on the bias.
2.
a. A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.
b. An unfair act or policy stemming from prejudice.
3. A statistical sampling or testing error caused by systematically favoring some outcomes over others. 4. Sports
a. A weight or irregularity in a ball that causes it to swerve, as in lawn bowling.
b. The tendency of such a ball to swerve.
5. The fixed voltage applied to an electrode.
adj.
Slanting or diagonal; oblique: a bias fold.
tr.v. biased or biassed, biasing or biassing, biases or biasses
1. To influence in a particular, typically unfair direction; prejudice.
2. To apply a small voltage to (a grid).

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The Push For Colbert's "Restoring Truthiness" Rally 703

Posted by samzenpus
from the giving-truth-the-bump dept.
jamie writes "A grassroots campaign has begun to get Stephen Colbert to hold a rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to counter Glenn Beck's recent 'Restoring Honor' event. The would-be rally has been dubbed 'Restoring Truthiness' and was inspired by a recent post on Reddit, where a young woman wondered if the only way to point out the absurdity of the Tea Party's rally would be if Colbert mirrored it with his own Colbert Nation.'"

Comment: Re:Forget the FCC (Score 1) 602

by Grapes4Buddha (#33393720) Attached to: FCC Fights To Maintain Indecency Policy
That's not my argument.

I was responding to your assertion that a five year old has the capacity to ignore scary, nightmare-inducing stimuli simply because it is "bad". You see, when something is disturbing, it is difficult for even an adult to ignore it.

A child does not have the defenses that an adult may possess. The world is already a scary place when you're less than four feet tall and there could very well be monsters under the bed. Some of the shit that is on broadcast TV would give him nightmares for the rest of his childhood. And I'm talking about stuff that is on before bedtime.

Now, as for you, DarkKnightRadick, you've demonstrated that you're just flamebaiting. Is this how you would talk to somebody in person? Grow up.

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson

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