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Comment: Re:kernel developers on Macs - that would be me (Score 1) 109 109

I've been a developer for 17 years. My name is in the kernel changelog. I've designed and built custom servers with power tools. I use Mac Pros for work.

It seems GP might think that Apple only makes iPhones. Mac Pros, which run certified Unix (OS X) are possibly the _best_ option for serious professionals. There are also a couple other companies making one or two choices in well-built hardware you can install enterprise Linux on, of course.

You don't say.

My name is in the kernel changelog

Man, dude is thirsty.

Comment: Re:iOS is toys, OS X is Unix. Learn the difference (Score 0) 109 109

I've been a developer for 17 years. My name is in the kernel changelog. I've designed and built custom servers with power tools. I use Mac Pros for work.

It's a shame Apple doesn't really care about Macs any more. Could that be what's making you so insecure that you feel you have to flash all your bona fides in a story about an Apple product's intrusiveness?

Comment: Re:Is that all it is for Independence Day? (Score 1) 106 106

Please, don't hate.

Oh, look who's being the SJW now. Don't mistake laughing at the ridiculous for hatred.

Here are some of Alex Jones' "mark my words" predictions:

Bank runs in February 2009. 9/11-scale terror attacks in 2010. 50% of the U.S. population will be killed in a bio-weapons attack in 2009. 16 year-old soldiers will enforce nationwide martial law by 2012. A major terror attack will occur in the U.S. by the end of summer 2009 (oh, and it’s a false flag). The U.S. will go to war with Russia in 2009. Texas stores are being looted and National Guard troops are moving into Austin right this minute (December 31, 1999). The UN will announce the presence of ET intelligence during 2009 to stage a NWO takeover. The U.S. dollar will be devalued by 50% by 2012.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Even David Icke laughs at Alex Jones for being dopey.

Comment: Re:Holy Mountain (Score 1) 193 193

If a movie violates canon, it should use a different name. If the movie isn't good enough to be made without using a name it doesn't deserve, then it isn't good enough to watch.

Tell that to The Godfather and Wizard of Oz, two movies that are both in just about every top 10 of all time list.

"Canon" only comes into play in sci-fi, video games and comic books, which is one reason those wonderful art forms have such trouble getting taken seriously as art.

Oh, and of course, "canon" also comes into play in religion, which also says a whole lot.

Comment: Re:"Edge" (Score 2) 109 109

They wanted a name starting with "E", to keep a stylized blue "e" as an icon. Given that Windows 10 windows are essentially frameless, the browser viewing area is edge-to-edge, hence "Edge".

Then I think "Microsoft E" would have been a better name, invoking the drug that you'd have to be high on to want to use that browser.

Comment: Re:No way in hell (Score 1) 109 109

So fuck him, and fuck his browser. And fuck his company.

Oh, I'm with you. I learned long ago with Microsoft that you use what parts work, jettison the rest. It's actually taught me a good lesson about technology: Never fall in love with a company. Also, when it comes to technology, "ABS": Always Be Suspicious.

Comment: "Edge" (Score 2) 109 109

Who comes up with these idiotic names? Why not "Microsoft Nail" or "Microsoft Lance" or "Microsoft Thing That Penetrates"?

"Microsoft Edge" is a very '90s name to my ears, but maybe it's just the fact that I've been sitting on the porch drinking, eating barbecue and watching fireworks for the past several hours. But Microsoft was never really good at names, although I did once have a three-legged dog named "Clippy" (that's actually true).

"This is lemma 1.1. We start a new chapter so the numbers all go back to one." -- Prof. Seager, C&O 351

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