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Comment These guys should try working in a video store (Score 1) 370

Randal Graves: Some guy just came in refusing to pay late fees. Said the video store was closed for two hours yesterday. So, I tore up his membership.
Dante Hicks: Shocking abuse of authority.
Randal Graves: Hey, I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class. Especially since I rule.

Comment HD600 + DAC1 USB (Score 1) 344

About to stick on some pixies and go to bed.
These things get me high when I'm stone cold sober. Go to you audiophile store, check them out (they probably can't order a DAC1 because they don't make enough money off them, so try a 30 day money back guarantee from the internet).

You will not find a bad review with this combination. They are about a month's salary for the pair for a reason.


Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies? 1200

Cuban Devil writes "Yesterday I rented a copy of The Social Network. I won't comment on the story, but the Zuckerberg character's narrated performance on hacking Harvard servers made me wonder: what's the worst computer-related acting performance ever? I leave here my vote: Independence Day, when I had to see Mr. Goldblum upload a virus, using a Mac, when it did not connect even to an ethernet network, compromising the entire alien fleet. What other major technological gaffes have you seen?"

Comment Re:1:1 (Score 1) 582

You're right. Sometimes you get the impression that Sheldon from the BBT is just over emphasised character, but it slashdot really makes you feel you haver your place, especially when you're having an IT guy angst day like today (hence the visit to slashdot). Cheers guys, you've made my day.

Comment I hope they've fixed more important issues... (Score 1) 161

like my ability to easily transfer a virtualbox image from one computer to another, without dropping into some commandline tool.

I have tried many google tutorials using VBOXmanage, and and not been able to move my image from one machine to another, or clone it on the same computer without it giving an error message during bootup. So I don't look forward to the day my computer dies.

Comment Ruby (Score 4, Insightful) 491

On the plus side, both versions of Python can claim many of the smallest programs in the collection. Ruby (8, 1) might also compete for titles, but unfortunately its performance is so bad its star falls off the performance chart.

Then why the fuck is the Ruby community hyping it so much, and drawing nieve young developers in to a trap?

Not flamebait.

Why can't they make a language, or extend a language like Ruby, such that one can program it as a scripting language, but then add verbosity optionally (i.e. declaring the data types and their sizes, private / static etc. & whatever the hell makes a program light weight and fast) optionally? It's my hope that if I stick with Ruby one day it I won't be forced to learn Python because performance won't be "Ruby's big issue" in every discussion, but really, that is *just* a hope. I hope this isn't a mistake.

Comment Re:There is no "Linux" (Score -1, Troll) 644

Linux is a concept. It's a theory. It's a dream. That's what makes it so powerful.

And it's also what makes it so frustrating for anyone who wants to see it succeed. What is success for an Open Source project? A child learning to walk takes the first step and the parents celebrate the moment, but what is that first step if nothing more than the first of countless more steps?

Linux is my dream.

People _need_ to be converted, and as the enlightened we have a duty to guide them. Microsoft is funded by money, by greed, by sin.

Think of the workers - that same child learning to walk. Where will he walk to if he wants be be a software developer? To high school, to advanced mathematics, to University, bleeding his parents dry, and then to Borders to by MSCE documents so he can work for Microsoft. His parents may have cried with happiness when he first learned, but by now they'll be wishing they never taught him.

Now think of the Linux developer. Most Linux developers can't walk. Why? Because they don't need to. They didn't waste their time in the computer labs at high shool - they were hammering chicks all day and night. Do you see them picking up MSCE qualifactions at a great cost? No? Because they can spend that money on chicks. It's not a theory or dream with Linux, it's real life. It's no skin our backs, neither is it skin off our dicks (or theirs). We must make this our goal.

Comment Speed (Score 1) 249

The speed of sonic, or mario jumping / ducking bullets or onto moving platforms - you could test your hand-eye skills without getting a headache. They should make a spectacularly good looking 3d platformer. I remember playing sonic 3d recently and returned it after an hour. It didn't take as much skill / speed I felt.

Also, dare I say it - the graphics are capable of looking better? They can look hand drawn animation, not like bulky blocks put together. Although this distinction is fading now.

Button presses per minute has somethign to do with it.

The two most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison