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Comment Alternative to Systemd (Score 1) 112 112

"You can get more stuff done with Facebook than any other tool that we know of"

Sounds like a candidate. Let's use Facebook at Work for Linux startup management.

Kind of like how we all use the Lifestreams interface for our OS's http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/freeman/lifestreams.html with much improved workflow.

Comment Car Analogy (Score 3, Funny) 303 303

Lets say you're a traveling auto salesman, and you would like to sell your cars to different stores around the state. You could either drive each car, one at a time, to each assigned destination and hitchhike back to your starting point (always with a towel). Or you could come up with an algorithm for taking all the cars, putting them into a truck, and finding the shortest path that visits each auto store, saving gas and giving you the street credibility to comment on the appropriateness of OOP vs procedural languages. Then, after having spent a more fulfilling life than most people by being so efficient, you can watch as people invoke your name, and come up with a poor analogy which doesn't really explain OOP vs procedural languages that shows up on Slashdot.

Comment Yeah, well im going for 950 (Score 1) 441 441

got 2x2 of every animal in my ship, global warming making the oceans rise. growing a beard. still my discussions with the architect of intelligent design were insistent that since I still see rainbows after it rains, the age covenant is still in effect. I need to find a lawyer, but there aren't any in libertarian fantasy land. otherwise I think I have it all figured out.

Comment Re:Fad (Score 1) 196 196

would you pay 1100.00 for a refrigerator without IoT or 900.00 with? how about car insurance for 800.00 a year without IoT or 500.00 a year with? and hey, how come himmy32's fridge never tells NYPD ^H^H^H^H aunt may what he's having for dinner? maybe he's storing something other than food, probable cause and defending society from malnourishment what not.

I wish I were so wrong.

Comment Re:Shyeah, right. (Score 3, Funny) 284 284

the reels on the tapes go
click clack clink
click clack clank
click clack clunk
the reels on the tape go
snip snap break
all through the head

The real backups go
to the cloud
to the cloud
to the cloud
The real backups go
to the cloud
all through the tubes ... or in iTunes

Right? Barbara Streisand... do do do do do do

Comment Re:Corrected headline: (Score 1) 59 59

It's a good thing no other computers or cell phones are made in totalitarian communist countries! I knew that Lemote Yeelong was a trojan horse, so I telnet to SELinux on my PDP-11 and use a dumb terminal for all my American computer needs. And I never compile anything, cause Ken Thompson and whatever.

Comment Re: Don't wear a watch... (Score 1) 415 415

Not that it would ever happen, but the idea of Tim Cook going to WWDC and pulling out the obvious pocketwatch plus a flip out Keyboard that does exactly the same thing as an iphone while still requiring an iphone to actually communicate makes me laugh. Bonus if it actually looks exactly like the Nokia twist.

I guess I'm laughing now, but the genius would be how the old school chain is replaced by some carbon fiber shape memory wire that makes yo-yoing more accessible for everyone.

Frankly, Scarlett, I don't have a fix. -- Rhett Buggler

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