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Comment Emacs M-x shell (Score 1) 352

Allows all of the Emacs search/copy/paste/etc. functions.

Killer feature is: run a command with 40 pages of output; do incremental backwards search to jump to different things. (Optionally copy a section of output and paste into another Emacs buffer.) All without having to touch the mouse.

Many people don't realize how much time they waste visually scanning lengthy output without that feature (and grep is frequently not a good substitute for searching.)

Comment my system (Score 1) 558

Intel 4970s
Gigabyte motherboard w/ thunderbolt
2 GTX970s
2 ~1TB SSDs
2560x1440 monitor

Used for gaming and music production. I thought 32GB was a lot of RAM when I first put the system together, but it runs out quick when loading up a bunch of sample libraries in the Cubase (the music program.) Definitely would have gone to 64GB if I was doing it again.

The SLI video card setup is cool when it works, but a few games don't use both cards, or there are glitches.

Thunderbolt doesn't work too well. I don't know if that's a Windows problem or the drivers for the specific hardware.

Comment Re:Never Ever Trust managers or the company. (Score 2) 583

Not always true.

I've worked for more than one company that treated their employees well even when it wasn't directly in their best interest. Companies are run by people and not all of them are greedy sociopaths.

Maybe that's a bit of advice for the OP: "Don't accept that things are always as bad as what cynical /. posters say."

Comment Sense Of Entitlement (Score 1) 618

If you don't like the ads on a site, don't visit that site. If enough people do that, site operators will figure out the types of ads people tolerate and those they don't. Ad blocking isn't 'stealing', but it is mildly sociopathic: "I want what I want and screw the people providing it."

I find ads as annoying as the next person, but that's how a lot of stuff I want to see is funded, so it only seems fair to accept them. Pretty much every 3+ comment here is pro adblocking.

Comment Re:Fuck those guys (Score 5, Insightful) 569

Before breaking down the door, they should at least have a seasoned, senior officer knock to see if anything seems odd first.

They probably could respond more reasonably, but walking up to the door and knocking might be a bit reckless. What if it's not a false alarm and there's am unstable, armed murderer on the other side?

Comment Re: Morale of the Story (Score 1) 217

The people who fund in kickstarter take all the risk, while having no possible upside beyond the products that they buy.

There are a few other things:

  • The satisfaction of creating jobs for people doing something you particularly approve of.
  • The impact a successful campaign has on the perceived feasability of similar future efforts (crowd funded or otherwise).

Space is to place as eternity is to time. -- Joseph Joubert