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Comment Re:Pentaquarks are for five cows. (Score 1) 65 65

THERE ARE NOT 5 QUARKS, BUT 20 QUARKS ROTATING THROUGH 4 24-HOUR DAYS IN THE 4 CORNER CUBE EARTH. SCIENCE EDUCATES YOU STUPID. YOU BELIEVE IN CHILD-KILLER GOD PARTICLE. LEAVE CHILD ALONE IN ROOM WITH GOD PARTICLE; CHILD DIES OF STARVATION. YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND 20 QUARKS BECAUSE YOU THINK 1+1=2 INSTEAD OF 1+1=8. THIS IS WHY GOD EATS YOUR CHILDREN AND SHITS YOUR 5 QUARKS INTO SCHOOL KIDS FROM THE SCHOOLTEACHER'S DIRTY MOUTH.

Comment Re:Am I the only guy here that likes G+? (Score 1, Insightful) 152 152

The problem with Google+ is how the tried (are still trying) to tie it into EVERYTHING.

Back in the dark, dark days when my company was on Google Apps, this was one day turned on, and we had to jump through hoops to turn it off... and then every time I'd log into my personal gmail account (which also had + manually opted-out of), this shit got somehow re-enabled. I had to start using a seperate browser for my personal mail, which really pissed me off, because Opera is the only browser that doesn't fill me with RAGE.

Best of all, its now REQUIRED to post comments on youtube. Fuck that.

BTW, G+ is for Google employees, tumbleweeds, and people who don't know they have a G+ account.

Comment Re:Curious (Score 1) 136 136

The SPAM folder is really the mail server's "I'm not 100% sure this is spam" folder.
90% of spam never gets to your email account at all. Those are the messages the server is 100% sure is spam.

I get more than my share of spam... but that's because I do things that confuse the mail server... such as flagging as not spam receipt emails from the viagra I bought from an online pharmacy. That right there pretty much fucks you for having any sort of reliable spam filtering.

Comment Re:Why are we even discussing this again? (Score 2) 213 213

1. worked with a CCNA who couldn't configure VLANs on a Cisco switch.
2. worked with multiple MCSE's who were computer illiterate.

The matter is settled. Paper don't mean shit to anyone outside the PHB's hiring you. That alphabet soup you have on your business card isn't fooling your peers.

Comment Re:More support roles (Score 1) 138 138

I don't really care much what they call it or where the server sits, but I'm fairly fucking disturbed by the trend of cloud service vendors making their services end-user-centric... by which I mean the services are meant to be purchased and administered by the people who will be using it, not by vendors.

Comment Re:Whatever means necessary? (Score 4, Informative) 818 818

The civil war was not fought over slavery. It wasn't even fought over keeping the south in the union. It was fought to keep Brittan from reconquering the US.

The south didn't have any money. Slavery in the south made commodity traders in the north rich, not the slave owners. You may find that hard to believe... How can you own slaves and not be rich? How can you live in one of those huge plantation houses, and not be rich? The economics of slavery favor the slave trader, not the slave owner. And those plantation houses look huge until you realize it housed an extended family of 20-30 people, plus house slaves. There were white people working the fields right next to the slaves (and they were treated only marginally better).

The south didn't have any money, but war is expensive. So how did the civil war even happen?! Turns out the south had a friend across the ocean willing to lend them very very large amounts of money. Now what could the UK possibly want in return for funding a civl war? America split in two, that's what. Divide and conquer. The war of 1812 was only 50 years ago, and Britain had not yet given up aspirations of reconquest.

Lincoln didn't free the slaves because he's a nice guy. Lincoln proclaimed emancipation to make the British government's support of slave-owning confederates EXTREMELY unpopular with the British people, who were vehemently abolitionist. Lincoln turned a war about the economic oppression of the south into a war about slavery, and in doing so, isolated the south from the rest of the world. Without the support of the UK, or the industrial capacity of the north, the confederacy was doomed.

They don't this in schools because anyone who says the civil was wasn't about slavery is a racist confederacy apologist. The fact that you don't know the civil was was about keeping North America free of the tyranny of the British crown is DANGEROUS..... and the political correctness that lead to that ignorance is one of the tumors slowly killing America.

Comment Re:Buggy software is buggy (Score 1) 233 233

Perhaps I'm blissfully ignorant, but I don't understand why almost any software would need to be time synchronized down to the second.

Assuming there are applications where synchronized time is mission critical..... in those cases, relying on a 3rd party to provide time in a way you have no control over is PURE LUNACY.

The example of an airline grinding to a halt over 1 second..... I guess you do need highly synchronized computer systems so that you can tell me with 14 decimal places of precision that my flight is 20 minutes late.... Who the fuck built that system and said "Let's just sync it with time.nist.gov, because the government never screws anything up!"...?!

How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools.

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