If they aren't already, now would be the time to start putting the masses to work hunting down the NSA's special key. This is a nasty one, and the sooner we can use it to bludgeon the guilty parties the better.
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Maybe you should dedicate some of your precious time to properly utilizing the language(s) you use.
It's your primary interface when dealing with other humans, and like it or not, you WILL be judged by your ability to use it. You will do well to invest in it, regardless of your distaste for the rules.
Slashdot only gives me mod points when I have no interest in using them. Pity, because your post is the first one that actually gives an unvarnished impression of the situation.
+1, Not an Idiot
Came here to post this exact thing. They REALLY screwed up the notification email.
Holy Crap. It took me about 15 seconds to recall what those memory addresses pointed to.
That is somewhat startling to realize what information is still burned into the back of my mind.
Well played sir.
That is a remarkable sense of entitlement you have! I admit I admire your honesty about your dishonesty.
It is obvious, however, that you have either never produced a single item of worth, or you are 14 (which would imply the first item).
You think waterboarding is torture? Wait until some goon figures out how to use this technique to allow them to keep their victim alive as they experience their own suffocation. Over. and. Over.
You might want to look into the difference between a Linux kernel and a BSD kernel (which is what OSX is based on). The differences are not... trivial.
You might want to get your sarcasm detector calibrated.
A comic on this very subject!
Break his spirit early (or discover how awesome your kid is).
If I understand the mod system correctly, all it takes is one insightful/informative/interesting to kill the troll/flamebait moniker. Getting a +3 troll is virtually impossible because it requires all of your upmods to be "underrated".
If your comments consistently produce large discussions and your mods swing several times during that discussion, I would say you're doing it right. Or you're a master troll. Either way you're producing value to the operators of the site by encouraging user interaction.
On a related note, I would like to request an achievement for getting a +3 or greater Troll/Flamebait Mod.
I typed the post on a mobile. I didn't feel like running a list of telecom companies the Chinese government has ripped off.