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Comment: Re:Drupal??? (Score 1) 28

by N!k0N (#49380419) Attached to: Book Review: Drush For Developers, 2nd Edition

Wtf, so much better has been built. If if not those, just shut up and install wordpress. But someone wrote a book on it OK

just like all the people still using Sendmail, BIND, SCO Unix, or Windows: apparently being mediocre (or just plain shitty) is a highly effective strategy and will guarantee for a system long life.

I get the idea of moving away from Sendmail, SCO Unix, or Windows ... but for a DNS Server what would you consider "better" than BIND?

Comment: Re:Boxen? WTF? (Score 1) 296

by N!k0N (#49292489) Attached to: To Avoid NSA Interception, Cisco Will Ship To Decoy Addresses

In what fucking language. Pretty sure boxes is the pl. of box. But you know with everyone out there making up new spellings left and right how am I supposed to keep up. (I mean really "rediculous"???? why that one pisses me off so much I'll never know)

Hand in your card and get the fuck out.

You assume GP was given a card in the first place. (And would give a king's ransom if I could remember my 5 digit UID :( )

Comment: Re:Transfer the heat to.... where? (Score 1) 51

by N!k0N (#49265805) Attached to: Fujitsu Could Help Smartphone Chips Run Cooler
Presumably the entire expanse (limited though it is) of the back of said phone. I know with mine (GS4), it tends to get hot centered at the CPU, and to a lesser degree, the battery. However, the rest of the case is generally cool. So a heat pipe putting the heat "over there" (and thus, equalizing the temperature across the entirety of the unit) wouldn't be the end of the world.

Comment: Re:if that were true (Score 1) 348

by N!k0N (#49223495) Attached to: Obama Administration Claims There Are 545,000 IT Job Openings

dammit, I really do need a new keyboard. probably another typo he'll crucify me over: 'huts' == 'hurts'.

see, letters get dropped all the time. I'm sure your keyboard is brand new and all keys respond perfectly as you hit them... (rolls eyes).

(Not the GP) ... No, but I have enough IBM Model M's that when the keys start misbehaving, said malfunctioning keyboard goes into the "Beat the [PHB|HR Drone|DamnKidOnMyLawn] to Death" pile, along with a couple of vintage AT&T wall phones (you know, the ones you had to rent from AT&T) and other built to last stuff from the days when America took pride in manufacturing.

Comment: Re:Good grief... (Score 1) 681

by N!k0N (#49110573) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

Let's be clear here a computer science or masters degree teaches you not one whit about how a computer works in terms of physics or chemistry. subjects aren't even really touched unless you decide to pick them up.

There's a very clear line where a computer begins, and that is at the gate level, and/or/not. Below that, it doesn't matter what materials you use (except for efficiency purposes). You can use transistors, or you can use relays, or water pipes.

or redstone ... but that tends to be hard to come by, so best to build in "creative" rather than "survival" mode. ;)

Comment: Re:Might as well have the doomsday popomatic (Score 2) 145

by N!k0N (#48874027) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Could Move

What the hell does that even mean? Does it mean we only have 5 minutes left to live? or fifty years? or an additional five thousand years? The claim isn't even falsifiable, since it's not anchored to any specific meaning whatsoever.

"Midnight" = Imminent global thermonuclear war (or, these days "catastrophic climate change")
"x Minutes to Midnight" = Indicator of how close international tensions are to breaking (or, "catastrophic climate change" -- however they define that).

Thing is, I will agree that the clock's usage is pretty awful -- it's updated infrequently enough that it can only be considered as an indicator of the tensions for the few days before and after the actual update. For example, the Cuban Missile Crisis - arguably the closest humanity has come to total annihilation - was resolved in between updates to the clock, and as such did not effect a change to the clock in 1962.

Comment: Re:Only one theater (Score 1) 580

by N!k0N (#48626913) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
<quote><p>To be fair, they wouldn't have to attack 18,000 theaters to achieve the desired effect. One or two would be quite sufficient. I still don't think the release of the movie should be stopped, of course. At the very least, have it up on Netflix and Amazon Prime asap. Or even better, put it up as a DRM-free download straight from Sony. That may be the best PR move Sony could make at this point.</p></quote>

Migt be DRM Free ... but it'll still be riddled with all the best rootkits in their arsenal.

Comment: Re:really? (Score 1) 134

by N!k0N (#48580235) Attached to: Facebook Offers Solution To End Drunken Posts
<quote>So, a bot will be giving advice to drunk college freshmen to act reasonably...

Sure, we all know how well it works when you (as a real human who cares) say to someone: "Dude,don't do that please, it's stupid, you're drunk and you're gonna regret it"...</quote>

"Shutup and hold my beer. This is gonna be awesome!"<br/>
(2 hours later, in the ER) "So ... 'awesome', huh?"

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