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Comment: Re:Are you guys trying to threaten Snowden ? (Score 4, Insightful) 315

by RussR42 (#46064871) Attached to: Russia Plans To Extend Edward Snowden's Asylum

KNOWING that we will never have a majority on a 3rd party, your whole rant is moot.

Of course we won't as long as people keep saying things like:

voting 3rd party is a non-starter. don't even go there.

Maybe if enough people start voting 3rd party, it will be taken seriously and gain a majority.

Comment: Re:Fuel for the improbability drive (Score 1) 180

by RussR42 (#46020627) Attached to: More Details About Mars Mystery Rock
Then good news! After the Star trek reboot, warp drive will no longer be necessary! In the first movie, we saw a successful transport to a ship in warp. Warp drive moves a ship nice and fast when it's working, so that's a huge range increase. In the second film we saw a transport from Earth to Kronos. Warp is out, transporters are in. The only ships that will be required in the future will be the ones that construct new (small) starbases to receive and re-transport people to any destination that is out of range. These stepping stone stations might fit in something less than the size of a small shuttle if they can simply retransmit the pattern from the transport buffer without rematerializing it.

Comment: Re:CFLs still suck (Score 1) 1146

by RussR42 (#45699875) Attached to: US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month

“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

Terry Pratchet

Comment: Re:All comments so far are negative (Score 1) 1191

by RussR42 (#45008679) Attached to: Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
Of course.
1. Uh-oh, universally negative feedback. Maybe we should reconsider.
2. Hm, our users don't like it but marketing says it will work and that we'll attract more new users.
As was pointed out elsewhere in this thread, there is no way they're going to drop the changes this late in the game. The decision was made, it's over. Option 2 wins!

COBOL is for morons. -- E.W. Dijkstra