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Comment: Re:Only in America... (Score 1) 303

by Prien715 (#46752669) Attached to: Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi

Please note, that our continental nomenclature since before we had tectonic theory and they don't really agree.

There's at least 3 issues with thinking "plates" have anything to do with "continents":
* First of all there's at least 12 continents.
* Siberia is part of North America
* India isn't part of Asia.

Comment: Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (Score 2) 387

by 9.x maybe it'll even be as usable as 7 again

Are you kidding? Windows 9X introduced the start menu! Don't you remember The Rolling Stones promo commercial (Start me up)?

I'm more worried about what comes after 9X (probably Me, you know, to compete with all the iProducts).

[Yes I realized there was a dot between 9 and X. Which I took to be the Perl concatenation operator.]

Comment: Emulation vs Native (Score 1) 242

by Prien715 (#46596415) Attached to: Hacking Charisma

Anyone who learns from one of these so-called "gurus" is merely emulating techniques other people with charisma mastery has "natively". Steve Jobs didn't take classes on how to be charismatic. He took acid -- and said it was one of the best experiences of his life...just like the Beatles, Manson (charisma and alignment aren't the same stat), etc.

So, if you're trying to be a better "people person", you can take the same thing Steve did in a "safe setting" -- whatever the means for you...or you can learn some techniques and be lost whenever a situation arrives you haven't learn about.

Comment: The Russian Response (Score 1) 551

by Prien715 (#46570271) Attached to: Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

"If our Western partners believe the format [of the G8] has exhausted itself, we don't cling to this format. We don't believe it will be a big problem if it [the G8] doesn't convene"
~ Sergei Lavrov (Russian Foreign Minister)

I think a shorter translation might simply be a middle finger.


Comment: Re:He Deserves His Rights (Score 1) 822

by Prien715 (#46084009) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

Unfortunately, the government authorized by the Constitution doesn't seem to agree with anything the aforementioned document says, so neither Snowden, nor the traitors, nor any of the rest of us will be getting what he/they/we deserve.

If we choose to not participate, we'll get exactly what we deserve. The status quo.

Name a single major reform in the past 200 years without organized support.

No hardware designer should be allowed to produce any piece of hardware until three software guys have signed off for it. -- Andy Tanenbaum