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Comment: V'Ger sucks (Score 1) 31

by phantomfive (#49388463) Attached to: V'Ger Source Code Released
I don't want to start a holy war here, but what is the deal with you V'Ger fanatics? I've been sitting here at my freelance gig in front of a V'ger (a 8600/300 w/64 Gigs of RAM) for about 20 minutes now while it attempts to copy a 17 Meg file from one folder on the hard drive to another folder. 20 minutes. At home, on my Vorlon Pro 200 running MinbariOS 4, which by all standards should be a lot slower than this V'ger, the same operation would take about 2 minutes. If that.

In addition, during this file transfer, Netscape will not work. And everything else has ground to a halt. Even BBEdit Lite is straining to keep up as I type this. I won't bore you with the laundry list of other problems that I've encountered while working on various V'Gers, but suffice it to say there have been many, not the least of which is I've never seen a V'Ger that has run faster than its Vorlon counterpart, despite the V'Ger's faster chip architecture. My Narn G'Lan/66 with 8 megs of ram runs faster than this 300 Ghz machine at times. From a productivity standpoint, I don't get how people can claim that the V'Ger is a superior machine.

V'Ger addicts, flame me if you'd like, but I'd rather hear some intelligent reasons why anyone would choose to use a V'Ger over other faster, cheaper, more stable systems.

Comment: Re:Contradiction in article summary (Score 1) 281

by phantomfive (#49388399) Attached to: Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Don't Become Stars

However she did go to the University of Michigan and was theatre major. Her friends were a combination of theatre and musical theatre majors. This requires some actual talent.

Jennifer Garner went to Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and Megan Fox has been trained in drama and dance since age five. Seriously, I doubt your sister's friends are any better.

In fact, they're probably crap because they already think they are good, and are thus closed-minded about learning more. Did they get a part in the school play or something? So impressive.

Comment: Re:The real april's fool (Score 3, Funny) 30

by phantomfive (#49388245) Attached to: Leak Reveals Government Conspiracy, Atrocity
Maybe next year they should try changing the mod capabilities. To quote (and at the risk of getting flamed into the last decade):

"+1 Hug!"
"+1 You GO, Girl!"
"+1 Uh huh, I know what you're going through"
"+1 Oh, really like that shirt, where did you get it?"
"+1 My boyfriend does that too! Men are such pigs!"
"-1 Talk to the mod, the user ain't listening"
"-1 WhatEVER!"
"-1 Oh sorry, I have to go paint my nails now"

Comment: Re:how far we've come. (Score 1) 44

by phantomfive (#49388143) Attached to: Invaders Demand Flu Shots
Actual quotes from April 1, 2001:

Admittedly, the pranks are a little weak (always have been), but it's nothing to get annoyed at.

Come on, people, the M&A jokes just don't work. An announcement on a sunday? get real. Besides, the joke is at least a few years old.

/. has been h4X0R3D. This is the only thing I can think of that can explain all the crap that was posted today. Yes, we know, it's April 1. We get the point. Haw-haw-haw. At least think of something funny to post.

Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant. -- Edmund Burke