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Comment: Re:Citing Wikipedia (Score 1) 163

by QuietLagoon (#47566055) Attached to: An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

...So you do not cite Wikipedia, you cite the article it points to. ...

Here, let me fix that typo for you...

So you do not cite Wikipedia --- you cite the article it points to, plus the opinion of any hovering mods who remove any citations of alternate (yet accurate) viewpoints.

Wikipedia is not the utopia you envision, it is the product of territorial mods who want "their" articles to read the way "they" want them to read.

Comment: Re: 'unreliability' (Score 3, Interesting) 163

by QuietLagoon (#47566015) Attached to: An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax
The last time there was a thread here on the topic, someone posted an article and stated the article showed wikipedia was better than Encyclopedia Britannica. I must have been the only person who read the original article, because the numbers in the article showed that wikipedia had a 3% higher error rate than the encyclopedia.

...due to the competitive nature of its maintenance...

This so-called "feature" has turned out to be more of a problem than a feature. You have competitive hovering mods removing any content they happen to disagree with, even if that content is accurate.

Sorry, Wikipedia is good, but it is not all its fan-bois crank it up to be.

Comment: Re:Surprise, surprise... (Score 2) 720

by QuietLagoon (#47544601) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

I don't 'like' lima beans, that doesn't mean there is anything wrong with them. In this case your lima beans have been switched out with castor beans and you're dying. Pretty big difference.

It's a compiler bug, for Pete's sake, not the end of the world.

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Revert to a known working version of the compiler, submit a bug report and move on. Why the temper tantrums? What is with all the drama?

Comment: Re: Why? (Score 4, Informative) 91

by QuietLagoon (#47533545) Attached to: New SSL Server Rules Go Into Effect Nov. 1

...Do you really want to bug those user's repeatedly with self signed cert validation prompts or just say "okay, $30 / year is worth avoiding the helpdesks"? ...

They are bugged only once, and then they accept the cert locally. Or the college provides an easy way for the BYOD people to acquire the college's cert.

There is no need for an official CA to issue a cert for Server1 at IP address 10.2.1.2. No need whatsoever. And, as proof of that, starting in November, the official CAs will stop issuing those types of certs.

Comment: Re:Comcast? Where Are You Comcast? (Score 1) 234

by QuietLagoon (#47502665) Attached to: Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Comcast actually does beat Verizon on residential services, at least when it comes to download speeds. The top FiOS residential plan is 75 down, the top Comcast plan is 100 down.

Last I checked, Verizon's 500mbps download (as part of the 500/500 symmetrical) is larger than the 100mbps download you cite from Comcast.

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